Fan’s Choice: XFL Team Names

The fans have spoken! What do the names Dallas Outlaws, Houston Oilers, Los Angeles Avengers, New York Hitmen, St. Louis Stallions, Seattle Wolfpack, Tampa Bay Sharks and Washington Generals have in common? They were the top vote-getters in our “Fan Choice: Team Name Poll.”

Why did we do this? Mainly, to give XFL fans a voice. Plus, we did it back in 2000, and it was a whole lot of fun. Why not do it again? Just as in 2000, we understand the league’s marketing team is in the process of selecting team names using more stringent criteria than we have presented. That’s their job, and we respect them for it. We just wanted to have a little fun while we waited for the official team name announcement.

Two Rounds of Voting

In the first round of voting, 14 – 28 January 2019, we asked fans to submit team name ideas for each of the eight XFL cities. For each city, we compiled a list of the most popular team name suggestions.

In the second round of voting, 28 January – 14 February, fans were asked to vote on as many of the team name suggestions they thought were worthy. As well, fans were allowed to “write-in” any team name they thought was better than the suggested names.

Voting was strong. In the second round, fans made a total of 18,258 unique votes. By “unique” we mean multiple entries by the same IP address were filtered, leaving only the first entry by any particular IP address as a counting vote. By doing this, we ensured any one individual couldn’t sway the results through multiple entries.

Results

We present to you the results of the XFLBoard Team Name Fan Choice voting.

Dallas (2391 total votes)

  1. Outlaws – 12.7%
  2. Desperados – 12.0%
  3. Gunslingers – 11.3%
  4. Wranglers – 8.2%
  5. Marshals – 7.1%
  6. Vipers – 4.6%
  7. Longhorns – 4.5%
  8. Defenders – 4.4%
  9. Dinosaurs – 4.2%
  10. Dragons – 4.1%
  11. Posse – 4.0%
  12. Red Riders – 3.7%
  13. Sheriffs – 3.6%
  14. Dynamos – 2.7%
  15. Toros – 2.1%
  16. Leviathans – 1.9%
  17. Barbs – 1.8%
  18. Stars – 0.3% (write-in)
  19. Armadillos – 0.2% (write-in)
  20. Bulls – 0.2% (write-in)
  21. Lone Stars – 0.2% (write-in)
  22. Demons – 0.1% (write-in)
  23. Drillers – 0.1% (write-in)
  24. Dynasty – 0.1% (write-in)

Houston (2580 total votes)

  1. Oilers – 16.1%
  2. Roughnecks – 10.5%
  3. Outlaws – 8.0%
  4. Gamblers – 7.8%
  5. Hustlers – 6.5%
  6. Wranglers – 6.5%
  7. Comets – 5.8%
  8. Stampede – 5.8%
  9. Drillers – 5.6%
  10. Moonlanders – 4.0%
  11. Riggers – 2.8%
  12. Howlers – 2.7%
  13. Wildcatters – 2.5%
  14. Vaqueros – 2.4%
  15. Navigators – 2.3%
  16. Launch – 2.1%
  17. Bullriders – 2.1%
  18. Guns – 1.9%
  19. Harriers – 1.1%
  20. Apollos – 0.2% (write-in)
  21. Riders – 0.2% (write-in)
  22. Hurricane – 0.2% (write-in)
  23. Hazards – 0.2% (write-in)
  24. Voyagers – 0.1% (write-in)
  25. Rodeo – 0.1% (write-in)

Los Angeles (1988 total votes)

  1. Avengers – 10.2%
  2. Extreme – 9.5%
  3. Quakes – 9.2%
  4. Assault – 7.0%
  5. Archangels – 6.6%
  6. Stars – 6.4%
  7. Sabercats – 6.3%
  8. Conquistadors – 5.5%
  9. Legends – 4.9%
  10. Rush – 4.7%
  11. Watchmen – 4.6%
  12. Condors – 4.3%
  13. Sabertooths – 3.8%
  14. Heat – 3.4%
  15. Breakers – 3.2%
  16. Pacifics – 3.2%
  17. Paradise – 1.7%
  18. Ravers – 1.7%
  19. Knights – 0.2% (write-in)
  20. Raiders – 0.2% (write-in)
  21. Stars – 0.2% (write-in)

New York (2081  total votes)

  1. Hitmen – 14.3%
  2. Empire – 12.6%
  3. Knights – 11.8%
  4. Nighthawks – 9.1%
  5. Emperors – 7.6%
  6. Liberty – 6.5%
  7. Apples – 6.4%
  8. Guardians – 5.7%
  9. Imperials – 4.7%
  10. Hustlers – 3.9%
  11. Rail Cats – 3.9%
  12. Kings – 3.7%
  13. Scrapers – 2.5%
  14. Pumas – 2.4%
  15. Dominion – 2.3%
  16. Generals – 0.1% (write-in)
  17. Gothams – 0.1% (write-in)

St. Louis (2264  total votes)

  1. Stallions – 14.8%
  2. Archers – 14.6%
  3. Spartans – 9.7%
  4. Clydesdales – 8.7%
  5. Sentinels – 8.0%
  6. River Rats – 7.6%
  7. Spirits – 7.1%
  8. Rhinos – 5.8%
  9. Frontiersmen – 4.0%
  10. Blues – 3.9%
  11. Gateway – 3.6%
  12. Steeds – 3.3%
  13. Plainsmen – 2.5%
  14. Flow – 1.7%
  15. Rams – 0.5% (write-in)
  16. Knights – 0.5% (write-in)
  17. Steam – 0.2% (write-in)
  18. Explorers – 0.2% (write-in)
  19. Silverbacks – 0.2% (write-in)
  20. Browns – 0.1% (write-in)
  21. Saints – 0.1% (write-in)
  22. Steamers – 0.1% (write-in)

Seattle (2225  total votes)

  1. Wolfpack – 9.5%
  2. Sasquatches – 8.8%
  3. Lumberjacks – 8.5%
  4. Emeralds – 8.4%
  5. Sea Monsters – 7.3%
  6. Tridents – 6.4%
  7. Steelheads – 6.2%
  8. Stingrays – 5.8%
  9. Orcas – 4.9%
  10. Scream – 4.9%
  11. Timberwolves – 4.8%
  12. Knights – 3.8%
  13. Kings – 3.3%
  14. Lynx – 3.2%
  15. Silencers – 2.9%
  16. Stallions – 2.9%
  17. Needle – 2.9%
  18. Sonics – 0.4% (write-in)
  19. Grunge – 0.2% (write-in)
  20. Supersonics – 0.2% (write-in)
  21. Kraken – 0.2% (write-in)
  22. Reign – 0.2% (write-in)
  23. Storm – 0.2% (write-in)
  24. Dragons – 0.1% (write-in)
  25. Rain – 0.1% (write-in)
  26. Seals – 0.1% (write-in)
  27. Thunder – 0.1% (write-in)

Tampa Bay (2477  total votes)

  1. Sharks – 16.9%
  2. Tiger Sharks – 10.7%
  3. Bandits – 9.7%
  4. Barracuda – 8.2%
  5. Blaze – 6.7%
  6. Pirates – 6.5%
  7. Thunderbirds – 6.1%
  8. Tsunami – 5.6%
  9. Tridents – 5.2%
  10. Vipers – 4.6%
  11. Blazers – 3.2%
  12. Bombardiers – 2.7%
  13. Rouges – 2.5%
  14. Aviators – 2.5%
  15. Corsairs – 2.5%
  16. Bulls – 1.7%
  17. Rangers – 1.5%
  18. Hurricane – 0.2% (write-in)
  19. Thunder – 0.2% (write-in)
  20. Storm – 0.2% (write-in)
  21. Hurricanes – 0.2% (write-in)
  22. Tigers – 0.2% (write-in)
  23. Rays – 0.1% (write-in)

Washington D.C. (2262  total votes)

  1. Generals – 13.9%
  2. Federals – 11.0%
  3. Warlords – 7.9%
  4. Sentinels – 7.9%
  5. Warriors – 7.9%
  6. Senators – 7.0%
  7. Defenders – 6.0%
  8. Americans – 6.0%
  9. Warhorses – 5.8%
  10. Blue Coats – 5.6%
  11. Cadets – 4.2%
  12. Guardians – 4.2%
  13. Presidents – 4.0%
  14. Pride – 3.4%
  15. Impact – 2.7%
  16. Warhawks – 0.4% (write-in)
  17. Bullets – 0.1% (write-in)
  18. Force – 0.1% (write-in)
  19. Warbirds – 0.1% (write-in)

 

6 comments on “Fan’s Choice: XFL Team Names

  • I think the St Louis Archers would be pretty aweome especially if the logo was of a warrior with a drawn back bow. May what to go medieval instead of native Americans. I also think they could draw on our past as a leader in aviation maybe Flyers or Aviators. We were the original home of the Chevy Corvette so maybe Stingrays or Brewers. Mavericks, mustangs, hawks, explorers or our original teams name the Gunners.

    • Mike Mitchell says:

      Pretty cool ideas Bob. I hope that the league has natural team name tie-ins with each city.

  • AmericanRogue says:

    I personally still contend that the name of our new XFL team here in St.Louis should be the St.Louis Knights as it is both fitting and commensurate to the concept of warfare and warriors riding into battle to fight and ultimately achieve victory and it also historically connects with the city’s royal past with the statue of King Louis XVI of France riding a horse with a sword in hand which is in Forest Park here in town to commemorate the founding of the city by KIng Louis XVI and and the French Royal Empire of France as well. #XFL2020!!!!! #XFLStLouis2020!!!!! #ProFootBallBackInTheGateWayCity!!!!! #ProFootBallFinallyBackInStLouis!!!!! #ItIsTimeForTheBattleToBegin!!!!! #RideWithTheNewIdols!!!!! #RideToVictory!!!!! #PurpleSilverAndWhite!!!!! #StLouisKnights!!!!! #BringItOn!!!!!

  • Dallas Chaps
    Houston Gamblers
    Seattle Whalers
    LA Lowriders
    SF Ghostriders

    DC (Free) Masons
    Tampa Bay Storm
    St Louis Spirits
    NY Badboys
    Providence Steamrollers

  • Dallas Outlaws
    Houston Renegades
    New York Knights
    Tampa Bay Bandits
    St.Louis Stallions
    Washington Generals
    Los Angeles Stars
    Seattle Talons

  • Seattle Stealth would be an awesome choice due to all of the Boeing company’s military projects!

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