Friday, March 25, 2011

Name That Franchise

I just read an article that talked about how the start date for the new team in Ottawa might be pushed back a year due to a legal challenge to the renovations at Lansdowne Park. The irony here is that the current incarnation of a CFL team in Ottawa might exist longer as a conditional franchise than the previous one did as an actual franchise.

But that got me thinking (as usual it was about something else that is only loosely related to where I started), regardless of when they start playing, they will eventually have to decide on a team name. Now for obviously reasons we here in Saskatchewan are opposed to them resurrecting the Rough Riders. 

But rather than gripe and complain, I decided to take a more proactive approach and try and help the owners in Ottawa and the CFL big wigs come up with a list of potential names for the new franchise that would be acceptable to us here on the prairies.

So without further adieu… 

Top 10 Suggestions For Ottawa’s New Name

10 – Ottawa Cats – The cat came back the very next day, the cat came back, they thought he was a goner but the cat came back, he just couldn’t stay away. Plus the whole 9 lives thing

9 – Ottawa El Ninos – a disruptive occurrence that comes around every few years.

8 – Ottawa Leap Years Continuing along the “only comes around very 4 years” theme.

7 – Ottawa CFLers – Hey it worked for Baltimore

6 – Ottawa Phoenix – they keep going up in flames and being reborn from the ashes

5 – Ottawa Argo Nots or Stamp Eaters – Seriously, go mooch off another franchise and leave us alone!

4 – Ottawa Gutless Poker Players – They are likely just going to fold.

3 – Ottawa Minority Governments – They have roughly the same stability and longevity.

2 – Ottawa Mulligans – Those last 2 were just a practice. This time it counts… unless it’s another practice.

1 – Ottawa Herpes – They reappear sporadically after periods of remission… and it’s rarely a pleasurable visit.


Wilma said...

Stamp Eaters! HA! That is gold, my friend. GOLD.

Ronbo the Riderfan said...

I've been advocating Phoenix since 1997. Think of the uniform colours. 'The Flame' could get his old job back.

Ronbo the Riderfan said...

How about the Ottawa 'Minority' They are unstable and they'll be gone soon.

The 'Harpers' Loved by one third of the country and hated by the rest.

The 'elections' every year another decision, should we stay or should we go.

'The team formerly known as Rough Riders' to take a page from Prince.

Maybe the 'Temps' because they are only hoping to stay.

The 'Phlegm' because it'snot like their staying there.

Rider Prophet said...

If they go with the team formerly known as the Rough Riders they could just transition into a nice symbol down the line