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Offline imref

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The Cleveland....Guardians???
« Topic Start: July 23, 2021, 10:02:41 AM »
What a horrible name. Why not Spiders, which was the name of a team in Cleveland in the late 1800's??

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« Reply #1: July 23, 2021, 10:03:36 AM »
Cleveland Space Force!!!!

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« Reply #2: July 23, 2021, 10:40:06 AM »
Sounds like the city has a pretty strong connection to the name. Seems like on some level that’s how it’s supposed to work. I think it’s a good choice.

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« Reply #3: July 23, 2021, 11:18:53 AM »
Sounds like the city has a pretty strong connection to the name. Seems like on some level that’s how it’s supposed to work. I think it’s a good choice.

it was inspired by the statues at the entrance to the Hope Memorial bridge near the park that are called the "Guardians of Traffic".

Besides Spiders, Rockers would have been a good choice given the RnR HoF.  A local radio station ran a poll a few months ago, Spiders and Rockers were #1 & 2, with Guardians finishing 3rd.

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« Reply #4: July 23, 2021, 11:32:02 AM »
I was expecting Spiders, so was pretty surprised at Guardians, which I didn't like when I first heard.  Even within a 1/2 hour, I'm beginning to like it.  I think it's a perfectly fine choice. 

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Re: The Cleveland....Guardians???
« Reply #5: July 23, 2021, 11:35:04 AM »
I am Groot.

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« Reply #6: July 23, 2021, 11:37:06 AM »
I was expecting Spiders, so was pretty surprised at Guardians, which I didn't like when I first heard.  Even within a 1/2 hour, I'm beginning to like it.  I think it's a perfectly fine choice. 

It would mean they can't make any errors or they would have failed as guardians. :)

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« Reply #7: July 23, 2021, 11:52:56 AM »
Missed opportunity for Spiders. Would have been an awesome mascot.

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« Reply #8: July 23, 2021, 12:01:12 PM »
It's not a terrible name but it's not Chief Wahoo.

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« Reply #9: July 23, 2021, 12:31:42 PM »
it was inspired by the statues at the entrance to the Hope Memorial bridge near the park that are called the "Guardians of Traffic".


Some of the inter-web discussions includes those who have resided there or in Northeast Ohio who are indicating that they absolutely had no clue about the statues being called the guardians of anything

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« Reply #10: July 23, 2021, 12:32:55 PM »
I am Groot.
Cleveland Guarding the Galaxy.

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« Reply #11: July 23, 2021, 12:38:12 PM »
Some of the inter-web discussions includes those who have resided there or in Northeast Ohio who are indicating that they absolutely had no clue about the statues being called the guardians of anything
Lots of people don’t know lots of things. If it finished third in a poll it means some folks liked it.  Really have no idea why some folks are judgmental about names of franchises in other places. BTW how many years before Washington gets a name for its football club? I mean at least Cleveland didn’t drag this out.

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« Reply #12: July 23, 2021, 12:57:55 PM »
Really have no idea why some folks are judgmental about names of franchises in other places.

Was referencing thoughts given by people purporting to be from that area, not other places

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« Reply #13: July 23, 2021, 01:11:40 PM »
BTW how many years before Washington gets a name for its football club?
Maybe they should take a page from uninspiring European football club names and just call it F.C. Washington. It would probably fit well with D.C. United.

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« Reply #14: July 23, 2021, 01:25:13 PM »
Was referencing thoughts given by people purporting to be from that area, not other places
Got ya. I didn’t mean to direct that to you.

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« Reply #15: July 23, 2021, 01:29:41 PM »
Maybe they should take a page from uninspiring European football club names and just call it F.C. Washington. It would probably fit well with D.C. United.

 Or just “football“

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« Reply #16: July 23, 2021, 01:43:43 PM »
Maybe they should take a page from uninspiring European football club names and just call it F.C. Washington. It would probably fit well with D.C. United.

D.C. Divided would have been a much more appropriate name though. :)

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« Reply #17: July 23, 2021, 01:58:38 PM »
dumb name for a dumb era.

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« Reply #18: July 23, 2021, 02:07:57 PM »
still a better name than the browns

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« Reply #19: July 23, 2021, 02:20:02 PM »
I would take offense to Rockers...  :old:

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« Reply #20: July 23, 2021, 02:20:21 PM »
dumb name for a dumb era.

Agreed...

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« Reply #21: July 23, 2021, 02:24:33 PM »
Maybe they should take a page from uninspiring European football club names and just call it F.C. Washington. It would probably fit well with D.C. United.
or Football Unifying the District of Columbia.

Oh, wait.

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« Reply #22: July 23, 2021, 03:00:07 PM »
My wife pointed out they kept the “dians” and just replaced the “In” with “Guard”.

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« Reply #23: July 23, 2021, 08:10:40 PM »
How about the Washington Monuments ?

Maybe they should take a page from uninspiring European football club names and just call it F.C. Washington. It would probably fit well with D.C. United.

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« Reply #24: July 26, 2021, 05:57:12 PM »
I would have preferred Rockers.



Of course, then one of their players would have taken the coward's way out and tried to dive through a plate glass window.