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.