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    Best NFL Team Name

    I was explaining the NFL teams to some of my friends in Norway when they started to question some of the team names. Like for instance, how can you name a team after a color? Or my favorite, how can you name a team after people who package meat? LOL! Pretty intimidating huh?
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    Anyway, before we can decide what is the best team name, we should agree on the criterias to why a team name is "good", right?
    Here are my personal criterias:

    [size=12pt]1. The name should represent the sport in some sort of way.[/size]
    For example, "Bears" represents a wild and feared animal with no real enemies and is famous for its power. "Strong like a bear" is a famous expression and strength and power is a large part of american football
    "Rams" represents an animal that defends itself by ramming the enemy head on, kinda like what the NFL players do. "Vikings" represents an historical group of people who where feared by their brutality and fighting skills everywhere they went. Pretty much how NFL players want to be recognized by opponents.

    [size=12pt]2. The name should represent the state or the city where the team is located.[/size]
    There are many ways a name can represent a state or city. It can be through history, culture, heritage or other unique characters. "Dallas Cowboys" represents the history of Texas and "Minnesota Vikings" represents the heritage and Scandinavian culture of Minnesota.

    Remember that people have different views, and these are just my criterias. So I ask you...
    [size=11pt]Which NFL franchise has the best team name, and why?[/size]


    PS: I felt that I had to include this article, not only because it is relevant to the thread, but it's also hilarious

    [size=14pt]The 10 Least Intimidating NFL Team Names[/size]

    Link: http://thepigskindoctors.com/2009/10...fl-team-names/

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    Re: Best NFL Team Name

    It has to be the Pittsburgh Steelers.

    I hate them just as much as anyone else. But is there any more perfect name for a city than the Steelers? It is unique in that it is not in any other sport. There is only one Steelers.

    Perfect in my opinion. I also LOVE the Seattle Seahawks moniker as it is very unique, alliterative and makes since for that team.

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    Re: Best NFL Team Name

    Titans and Giants are both sweet names that are scary and intimidating. NYG fits perfectly for the biggest city in the country.
    Patriots work because of the USA nationalism, but there isn't really anything intimidating about some guy in a funny hat carrying a musket.
    Raiders, with their fans, are intimidating.

    But really, I have to go with the Vikings. Rape and pillage to get what you want. Just like on the football field.

    I gave my votes to the Vikings and Giants.

    Also, sweet topic idea. I would actually like to see what everyone else is going to say.
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    I prefer Burn and Pillage to Rape and Pillage.
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    Re: Best NFL Team Name

    I went with the Steelers and of course Vikings and for the least intimidating - has to be the Dolphins - like the article says makes you think of a stupid sea mammal clicking away. Add in the the freckled face ginger kid and you have the ultimate match - urgh !
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    Re: Best NFL Team Name

    I'm going with the Ravens, even though they're nr. 2 on the 10 least intimidating names list. A group of Ravens sitting on a ledge just has something about them, if you ask me.

    The other one has to be the Raiders. The name itsself can strike some fear into the hearths of people. And that's without the whole reputation of the team.
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    Re: Best NFL Team Name

    "HEY" wrote:
    I was explaining the NFL teams to some of my friends in Norway when they started to question some of the team names. Like for instance, how can you name a team after a color? Or my favorite, how can you name a team after people who package meat? LOL! Pretty intimidating huh?
    ;D
    For the record, the Cleveland Browns are not named after a color.
    They are named after their first owner and hall-of-fame coach, Paul Brown.

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    Re: Best NFL Team Name

    "Zeus" wrote:
    "HEY" wrote:
    I was explaining the NFL teams to some of my friends in Norway when they started to question some of the team names. Like for instance, how can you name a team after a color? Or my favorite, how can you name a team after people who package meat? LOL! Pretty intimidating huh?
    ;D
    For the record, the Cleveland Browns are not named after a color.
    They are named after their first owner and hall-of-fame coach, Paul Brown.

    http://www.profootballhof.com/hof/me...px?PlayerId=34

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    Packers are named the packers, as back in the 20's or maybe even earlier, a meat packing company provided funds to get the team going, and they had to name the team the Packers.
    It wasn't really a choice.

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    Re: Best NFL Team Name

    Went with Cowboys boys and Raiders as best name.
    Hate both of them, but think they have the coolest name.
    Chargers and Vikings are up on my list as well.

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