Saturday, January 28, 2006

Lame Moments in Sports #15

This is a couple of days old, but what the Hell:

Mighty Ducks of Anaheim to change name
Canadian Press
1/27/2006 12:17:29 PM

ANAHEIM, Calif. (CP) - The Anaheim Mighty Ducks are Mighty no more.

The NHL club said Friday it will change its name to the Anaheim Ducks starting next season, dropping Mighty from the moniker after nearly two thirds of fans surveyed said they supported the switch.

The lameness is not in the fact that the team is changing its name. That is, indeed, a good thing. The lameness comes from the the fact that for 13 (thirteen) fucking years the NHL included a team which the fucking Walt Disney Corporation had named after a fucking Emilio Estevez movie. This represented possibly the lowest point in the history of the League, and possibly the history of ice hockey overall. So we at Oi! Thump! say to the folks in Anaheim: get rid of it all. Everything associated with that hideous travesty of profit-driven business-think. Lose the name (simply switching it to "Anaheim Ducks," as is the plan, is not enough), the logo, the colours, the mascot, the entire shabang. Only then can the healing begin. And as far as your new name is concerned, no singular names, no weird-ass "Los Angeles Turnips of Somewhere North of Mexico Who Play in Anaheim" crap like your baseball team did, no replacing the "s" at the end of your name with "z", and for fuck's sake no ephemeral pop-culture references. Just be the "Anaheim Somethings" and get on with playing hockey.


Alison said...

So, not Anaheimlich Maneuver then?

Bazz said...

I would indeed be willing to make an exception for a team called the Anaheimlich Maneuver! In fact, my favourite team name of all time was a "singular" name; the minor pro hockey team in Macon, Georgia used to be called the "Whoopee."