Dynamofan1 wrote: ↑
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:23 pm
I'm still not that thrilled with these names. But Seattle Fury is beginning to grow on me. There are just issues of connecting the name with the city. What's the connection with any of these names? They seem interchangeable.
Put any city in front of these names.
Tampa Bay Power
Tampa Bay Force
I just don't get it.
It’s a good point. Does the league go out of it’s way to follow the pattern of what other teams are named in a market, or is it more open ended.
Right or wrong. The XFL may be trying to set their own path, rather than follow everyone else.
Some of these names are open ended. Like Surge itself can equate to so many things. Same thing with Fury and Force.
For better or for worse, a lot of these markets get tagged with stereotypes. In Seattle, it’s all about the sea, the rain, how loud and passionate their fan bases are, at least when they are winning. In Dallas, everybody wants the old west. Cowboys or Wranglers or Desperados or Bulls or Horses.
Surge, Fury, Force and Wild are all kind of related to one another, in a strange roundabout way, if you look at the definitions and synonyms for each word. They all describe a movement or a way of doing things.
The Dragons name is totally separate from the other 4. Not that Dragons don’t possess the qualities of those other names. It seems like the league is following a particular theme here.
Personally, I would have gone away from the sea or any rain monikers. So it’s boring but I would have gone with Lumberjacks or Skyliners. Probably using the latter for Seattle’s needle point and aviation base. A combination of those two.