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    Re: Eskimos keeping team name

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    Re: Eskimos keeping team name

    Wow. Those are the BEST 7? I call BS. WTF is an Elkhound? Element? good lord.

    Said from the start that it was going to be Elk or Eagles (Golden Eagles). Those really are the only viable choices from this list.
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    Re: Eskimos keeping team name

    Quote Originally Posted by The Messiah View Post
    Wow. Those are the BEST 7? I call BS. WTF is an Elkhound? Element? good lord.

    Said from the start that it was going to be Elk or Eagles (Golden Eagles). Those really are the only viable choices from this list.
    Maybe they were 7 that didn’t make it and the real 7 wil be announced later?

    No?


    ****ing terrible guys.. terrible and we’re gonna be called one of these 7 forever after this ? Fml

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    Quote Originally Posted by boydo View Post
    TW and Kidlet both like Elkhounds... So they voted for those. (So did I actually, after listening to the "TouchDOWN ElkHOUNDS"...I like how it sounds.) Elk was the best of them but it didn't roll off the tongue for me.
    "Elk" just stops dead when Morley was calling the "game". At least "Elks" with an "s" allows it to flow better. Plus, Esks to Elks is an easier transition, IMO.

    This feels like the team has picked the name and is trying their damnedest to make it the one with the most votes so they can say "the people have spoken".
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    I kind of like Eclipse. Edmonton Eclipse.

    I saw the total solar eclipse in Idaho in 2017. It was really awesome.

    I was ok with Golden Eagles. Just Eagles, not so much.
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    Re: Eskimos keeping team name

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    WTF is an Elkhound?


    They are a hunting dog.

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    Eagles, Elks, maybe even Elkhounds. As far as Evergreens, Eclipse, Evergolds, and Elements are concerned...I mean are they serious? Those are really ridiculous IMO. I know somebody on here liked Evergreens but to name our club after a tree? Would that be a first? Any other clubs out there named after a plant? None that I can think of anyways. I don't really like the name Express but I would pick it in a heart beat over 4 of the names proposed. And I would have personally voted for Empire but apparently its politically incorrect somehow unlike I don't know a name like the Buccaneers. These final 7 selections make about as much sense to me as them putting in rider green seats at CW stadium as part of the color scheme. Sometimes I really don't know what they are thinking over there at the Igloo or should I say tree house.
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    Are they being freaking serious with those names? I never for a second expected to fall in love with any of the names because I am so used to the Eskimos but those are the top 7!! I don't want my football team named after a freaking tree. Evergolds is stupid. Eclipse and the Elements don't inspire anything. I can't believe they would even allow the Eagles. There is a famous football team in the US, why the hell would you want to name yourself the same name. Plus I have to think the Philly Eagles will raise a stink.
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    Re: Eskimos changing team name

    Quote Originally Posted by Sectionq View Post
    Are they being freaking serious with those names? I never for a second expected to fall in love with any of the names because I am so used to the Eskimos but those are the top 7!! I don't want my football team named after a freaking tree. Evergolds is stupid. Eclipse and the Elements do inspire anything. I can't believe they would even allow the Eagles. There is a famous football team in the US, why the hell would you want to name yourself the same name. Plus I have to think the Philly Eagles will raise a stink.
    I could see the marketing angle for Elk, Eagles, and Evergreens. You could at least make the case that evergreens are strong and mighty in all seasons. The others just don't cut it for me at all. I suspect you're right on Eagles, leaving Elk really the only viable option. I still think they could have done as much or more with Express as any of the others.

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    Re: Eskimos changing team name

    Quote Originally Posted by Sectionq View Post
    Are they being freaking serious with those names? I never for a second expected to fall in love with any of the names because I am so used to the Eskimos but those are the top 7!! I don't want my football team named after a freaking tree. Evergolds is stupid. Eclipse and the Elements do inspire anything. I can't believe they would even allow the Eagles. There is a famous football team in the US, why the hell would you want to name yourself the same name. Plus I have to think the Philly Eagles will raise a stink.


    DAMN that Brock eh ?



    and I doubt the Philly Eagles would give 2 ****s about it.

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    Re: Eskimos changing team name

    If you fill out the survey, listen to Morley Scott use each name in a "call" of a play.

    "Elk" just stops dead during the call; it was really jarring. At least make it "Elks" if you're going to use the name, so it sounds better when we use it. There's a reason every other team has an "s" at the end of the team name.

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    DAMN that Brock eh ?



    and I doubt the Philly Eagles would give 2 ****s about it.
    The NFL blocked the Baltimore CFL franchise from using Colts, even though there wasn't a team there that used it, having moved to Indy years earlier. Anything is possible when the juggernaut that is the NFL wants to "protect their brand", regardless what the Philadelphia team wants or cares about.
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    Re: Eskimos changing team name

    Quote Originally Posted by 56Parkies View Post
    If you fill out the survey, listen to Morley Scott use each name in a "call" of a play.

    "Elk" just stops dead during the call; it was really jarring. At least make it "Elks" if you're going to use the name, so it sounds better when we use it. There's a reason every other team has an "s" at the end of the team name.

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    The NFL blocked the Baltimore CFL franchise from using Colts, even though there wasn't a team there that used it, having moved to Indy years earlier. Anything is possible when the juggernaut that is the NFL wants to "protect their brand", regardless what the Philadelphia team wants or cares about.

    Ohhh I forgot about that..... ...

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    Re: Eskimos changing team name

    Quote Originally Posted by 56Parkies View Post
    The NFL blocked the Baltimore CFL franchise from using Colts, even though there wasn't a team there that used it, having moved to Indy years earlier. Anything is possible when the juggernaut that is the NFL wants to "protect their brand", regardless what the Philadelphia team wants or cares about.
    True...but that was in a US city where the NFL had designs to re-enter the market. Anything could happen, I suppose, but I think it'd be less likely here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenvb View Post
    True...but that was in a US city where the NFL had designs to re-enter the market. Anything could happen, I suppose, but I think it'd be less likely here.
    That is true, but the NFL still could quash it. We have both leagues having a "Lions" franchise, but one formed in 1954, so it's a bit late to tell them to change it -- though nothing would surprise me these days haha.
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    If they go with Eagles, I could see them migrating it to Golden Eagles down the road, which are native to the area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sectionq View Post
    Are they being freaking serious with those names? I never for a second expected to fall in love with any of the names because I am so used to the Eskimos but those are the top 7!! I don't want my football team named after a freaking tree. Evergolds is stupid. Eclipse and the Elements do inspire anything. I can't believe they would even allow the Eagles. There is a famous football team in the US, why the hell would you want to name yourself the same name. Plus I have to think the Philly Eagles will raise a stink.
    I’m genuinely afraid I’m not gonna be able to get my head around this new name... none of the 7 are decent and no matter what they pick I just can’t see is calling ourselves THAT..

    Oh man..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 56Parkies View Post
    If you fill out the survey, listen to Morley Scott use each name in a "call" of a play.

    "Elk" just stops dead during the call; it was really jarring. At least make it "Elks" if you're going to use the name, so it sounds better when we use it. There's a reason every other team has an "s" at the end of the team name.

    Bold, italic, underline and emphasize this everywhere. "Elks" beats "Elk" eight ways to Sunday.

    I actually really think "Elkhounds" would have some good potential, IF most people knew instinctively what they were. If elkhounds had the widespread familiarity of greyhounds I think they might be the leader, for flow and imagery and branding etc....but unfortunately not.

    I wonder if "Elkimos" was ever submitted...thinking of the poor cheer team who will have every single routine thrown out the window by a three-letter name.
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    I cannot see them using Elkhounds as the full name for that breed of dog is the Norwegian Elkhound, not the Canadian Elkhound
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    Quote Originally Posted by Looner View Post
    I cannot see them using Elkhounds as the full name for that breed of dog is the Norwegian Elkhound, not the Canadian Elkhound
    For sure...we wouldn't be able to meet the roster requirement for Nationals!
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    All awful.

    Major blunder to 'REBRAND"! But you have to keep E as the 2nd letter.

    Also we had better ask some botanists if we can use evergreens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glenvb View Post
    For sure...we wouldn't be able to meet the roster requirement for Nationals!
    Hey, my dad was Norwegian - does this mean I'd get a crack as the oldest rookie in league history? Granted I may need a bit of time to get in game shape... 3 years oughta do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Esks4ever View Post
    DAMN that Brock eh ?



    and I doubt the Philly Eagles would give 2 ****s about it.
    I doubt Brock was involved. If he was, the names would involve Red or Blacks in them because he doesn't know how to look anywhere other than his former team.
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    Re: Eskimos changing team name

    My thoughts:

    Elk - We've talked about it awhile, I don't love it, but it at least has some links to the team history
    Evergreens/Evergolds - A tree or a made up name. Don't like these. The only benefit is Evergolds flows off the tongue similarly to Eskimos in the fight song.
    Elkhounds - at first, I hated it, but it's growing on me a bit as it's at least unique and in time could see it being similar to Huskies or even the Eskimos if we were to claim the name was in reference to the dog. And the Elk part ties into the Elk history, but it sounds better than just "Elk"
    Eagles - I don't love it, but have already kind of prepared myself for it.
    Element - Are you ****ing kidding me. It's like when M. Night Shyamalan released that stupid movie where the antagonist was the wind. Stupid.
    Eclipse - Might be appropriate as some of the recent moves of this organization suggest the sun may never shine on this franchise again.

    I'm going to take a couple days before voting to see how it settles in, but right now it's leaning towards Eagles but I want to let Elkhound simmer for a bit.

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    They should have released the potential branding that will go along with the name change.. would make this so much easier..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sectionq View Post
    I doubt Brock was involved. If he was, the names would involve Red or Blacks in them because he doesn't know how to look anywhere other than his former team.
    Before I post this and you label my "Brocks boy" I will again state that this year (should we play) will be the year that I start judging Brock as this is 100% his team now. So just for fun, the following players are the only ones that have played for Ottawa:

    Trevor Harris
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    That's of 12 of 113 (11%) players on our roster right now and some of those played very limited games with the RB's. In a 9 team league that's actually not all that bad.
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    I think Elks is the best choice. Eagles is okay, but way to common. Elks is unique and different. Seeing some great logo's already popping up on social media too. Just change it to Elks though, not Elk. Everyone will call them the Elks regardless.

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    And with Elks, you can have the crowd doing elk call grunts. Those airhorns are kind of like that already.

    That's what it will be.

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    I prefer Golden Eagles over Eagles personally...

    Golden Eagles separates us from the Philadelphia Eagles also. Id bet that they may take issue with another Football team taking the same name.

    Didn't the Vegas Golden Knights originally want to be just the Knights? I think the OHL London Knights took issue if memory serves me correct.

    My 3 cents...

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    Re: Eskimos changing team name

    Quote Originally Posted by The Messiah View Post
    I think Elks is the best choice. Eagles is okay, but way to common. Elks is unique and different. Seeing some great logo's already popping up on social media too. Just change it to Elks though, not Elk. Everyone will call them the Elks regardless.

    New fan club name....the Elkaholics.
    Spirit of Edmonton special drink....Elkahol
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    Haha... marketing success.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Esks4ever View Post
    DAMN that Brock eh ?
    I guess they didn't like his Edmonton Ed's suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Messiah View Post
    I think Elks is the best choice. Eagles is okay, but way to common. Elks is unique and different. Seeing some great logo's already popping up on social media too. Just change it to Elks though, not Elk. Everyone will call them the Elks regardless.

    New fan club name....the Elkaholics.
    Spirit of Edmonton special drink....Elkahol.
    you just sold me on the name!!!!
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