November 09, 2017

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 6 comments

If the Edmonton Eskimos don't rename the team before next season, the 2018 Grey Cup could be "beset by a very charged" debate about the issue, warns [Edmonton] Mayor Don Iveson.

posted by rumple at 12:52 AM on November 10

Well, they need to do the name change, but I'll miss the double "E" logo, as will many people with electrical engineering degrees.

Maybe they'll go with animal imagery. If they wanted to save the logo they could do Eagles.

Or, I guess there's Bison, Cougar, and Lynx. If they went with Caribou, picture how wild those antler helmets would look. If they were done well, they would be the most inspired helmets in North America.

The page rumple linked to is chilling. Calling for local Edmonton temps of -12 C by middle of next week. Gawd. They'll be sawing ice out of the pond before Christmas. I don't think I'd survive at that latitude. My old truck sure as heck wouldn't.

posted by beaverboard at 08:25 AM on November 10

Edmonton Easterners is catchy and sounds good from my perspective. Edmonton Foxes: they could almost keep the same logo. Edmonton Musk Oxen (EMO) would be great, teach irregular plurals, and let's face it, musk oxen are not unlike slow defensive linemen.

Edmonton Rough Riders is also available still.

posted by rumple at 12:53 PM on November 10

I suggested once before, when the controversy first came up, a name that represents one of Edmonton's major attractions. Since the city is home to one of the world's largest shopping malls, might I suggest the "Edmonton Mall Rats".

posted by Howard_T at 12:59 PM on November 10

Edmonton Elk?

posted by tommytrump at 01:00 PM on November 10

Edmonton Earthworms.

Edmonton Echidnas.

Edmonton Elephants.

Edmonton Equestrians.

Edmonton Emergent Phenomena.

Edmonton Electrons.

Edmonton Erectors.

Edmonton Eskimo Pies.

Or, you know,

The Mighty Inuit of Edmonton.

The Edmonton Elk of Parkdale.

posted by rumple at 01:45 PM on November 10

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