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(Gwinnett Daily Post)   Minor League team asks the internet to rename the team. I don't think they thought their cunning plan all the way through   ( gwinnettdailypost.com) divider line
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2017-07-14 08:52:25 AM  
Sweet Ts. I could see a lot of marketing for that.
 
2017-07-14 10:05:57 AM  
So are they filtering out all of the god-damned "Teamy McTeamface" entries?
 
2017-07-14 10:08:23 AM  
Having now read TFA (I know, I know, put me on probation), I'd have to go with one of the names that does not sound like a Georgia euphemism for fellatio.
 
2017-07-14 10:23:20 AM  

TommyDeuce: Having now read TFA (I know, I know, put me on probation), I'd have to go with one of the names that does not sound like a Georgia euphemism for fellatio.


I like me some Sweet Tea.

Also, Gwinnett County gives me a headache every time I drive through.  There is no laid-back lifestyle in that suburban sprawl.
 
2017-07-14 10:34:05 AM  
Pitchy McPitchface
 
2017-07-14 10:38:14 AM  

TommyDeuce: So are they filtering out all of the god-damned "Teamy McTeamface" entries?

Tr0mBoNe: Pitchy McPitchface


I was thinking Bunty McBuntface would be leading the e-polling.
 
2017-07-14 10:45:49 AM  
Binghamton, NY just did the same thing, and the Binghamton Mets got renamed the Binghamton Rumble Ponies.

I actually like the name, because it's so absolutely unique that a Google search only leads to the team.  In the 1990s, high-tech companies paid zillions of dollars to consultants to find names like that.
 
2017-07-14 10:54:35 AM  
There was a minor-league hockey team in Georgia with a great name in the 90s; not sure if they're still around in any incarnation.

The Whoopee.
From Macon.

That's right, the Macon Whoopee.
 
2017-07-14 10:58:42 AM  

FrancoFile: There was a minor-league hockey team in Georgia with a great name in the 90s; not sure if they're still around in any incarnation.

The Whoopee.
From Macon.

That's right, the Macon Whoopee.


They had 2 for 1 beer night
 
2017-07-14 11:01:38 AM  
Every news outlet in Atlanta agrees they need to go back to the drawing board. These names suck.
 
2017-07-14 11:08:56 AM  
• Gwinnett Buttons
The Buttons honor Gwinnett County's namesake, Button Gwinnett, signer of the Declaration of Independence.


No one's gonna get that unless they're a local, a history nerd, or if they've played Fallout 3.  Still, innocent enough.


• Gwinnett Big Mouths
Named after the state fish of Georgia, the largemouth bass, it is a tribute to bass fishing on Lake Lanier.


Yeah.  Bass.  Right.  That's gonna be the first thing people will think about.  The MiLB is saturated with fish names.  No.  Go a bit further inland.

• Gwinnett Gobblers
The Gobblers celebrates the outdoors, hunting and eating all the foods we love.


No.  Shame on you.  Shut up.
The
• Gwinnett Hush Puppies
The club's tidbit on this name - "Our stealthy hunting dog is sneaking through the weeds, about to rustle up some ducks. But don't think we're all that serious. You can expect a "corny" fan experience at the "Puppies" game!"


Following the Montgomery Biscuit's lead?  Sounds fine, but please stop using long and idiotic explanations for inoculous name choices.  You've shown that you're not that clever.

• Gwinnett Lambchops
A chop off the old block, the Lambchops marries the region's love of home cooking with the Tomahawk Chop of the Atlanta Braves.


Might wanna talk to Shari Lewis's estate first.  Also I now have an image of a sock puppet being scalped.  Good going, Gwinnett.

• Gwinnett Sweet Teas
The Sweet Teas celebrate the laid-back lifestyle of Gwinnett County while displaying a real sweet look.


I can get behind this.
 
2017-07-14 11:09:46 AM  
The Gwinnett Paltrows
 
2017-07-14 11:10:36 AM  
Richmond did this and ended up with a Nazi flying squirrel, but ymmv
 
2017-07-14 11:10:54 AM  
Sweet Teas are the only decent choice on there.  Still voted for Gobblers.
 
2017-07-14 11:14:21 AM  
Basey McBallface?

Wait...
 
2017-07-14 11:15:12 AM  
We Gwinnetts
 
2017-07-14 11:20:01 AM  

bainsguy: Richmond did this and ended up with a Nazi flying squirrel, but ymmv


His name is Nutsy, not Nazi.
 
2017-07-14 11:23:17 AM  
Innit to Gwinnet
 
2017-07-14 11:26:00 AM  
How about "why is there a Triple A team so close to its major league affiliate when there are other larger markets more deserving of that level of baseball"?
 
2017-07-14 11:35:04 AM  

LucklessWonder: bainsguy: Richmond did this and ended up with a Nazi flying squirrel, but ymmv

His name is Nutsy, not Nazi.


c1.staticflickr.com
Sure, the flying squirrel throwing up a sieg heil in a black and red color motif isn't a Nazi. 
media.giphy.com
 
2017-07-14 11:38:43 AM  
Gwinnet Gwendolines?

Gwinnet GWAR? Imagine the uniforms!
 
2017-07-14 11:43:10 AM  

Pope Larry II: Gwinnet Gwendolines?

Gwinnet GWAR? Imagine the uniforms!


I can see it now, future stat-heads analyzing how well the players perform when wearing their GWAR-inspired uniforms. Begin, the GWAR WAR will.
 
2017-07-14 11:46:48 AM  

Submitter's Sister: The Gwinnett Paltrows


dammit!
 
2017-07-14 11:48:08 AM  
Gwinnett Rains
 
2017-07-14 11:53:27 AM  
The Gwinnett Sweet Teas sounds too feminine to me, like the name of the girls' teams at a college where the boys' teams are named the Iced Teas.
 
2017-07-14 12:19:53 PM  

Igor Jakovsky: Sweet Teas are the only decent choice on there.  Still voted for Gobblers.


What happens when they move from Gwinnett to Cock?
img.fark.net
 
2017-07-14 12:20:55 PM  

bainsguy: Richmond did this and ended up with a Nazi flying squirrel, but ymmv


Funny, because the old Richmond team moved to Gwinnett to become the team in TFA.

/I'd vote for the Gwinnett Richmonders
 
2017-07-14 12:22:07 PM  

Submitter's Sister: The Gwinnett Paltrows


I was gonna say the Gwinnet Foulthrows.
 
2017-07-14 12:29:15 PM  

astro716: bainsguy: Richmond did this and ended up with a Nazi flying squirrel, but ymmv

Funny, because the old Richmond team moved to Gwinnett to become the team in TFA.

/I'd vote for the Gwinnett Richmonders


I noticed Gwinnett was changing from the Braves, but I didn't know it was literally the same team that left Richmond, haha.
 
2017-07-14 12:36:36 PM  

Submitter's Sister: The Gwinnett Paltrows


Sounds like a pile of GOOP to me.
 
2017-07-14 12:37:59 PM  

rjakobi: • Gwinnett Buttons
The Buttons honor Gwinnett County's namesake, Button Gwinnett, signer of the Declaration of Independence.

No one's gonna get that unless they're a local, a history nerd, or if they've played Fallout 3.  Still, innocent enough.


Which is why it's awesome!
 
2017-07-14 12:39:55 PM  

bainsguy: astro716: bainsguy: Richmond did this and ended up with a Nazi flying squirrel, but ymmv

Funny, because the old Richmond team moved to Gwinnett to become the team in TFA.

/I'd vote for the Gwinnett Richmonders

I noticed Gwinnett was changing from the Braves, but I didn't know it was literally the same team that left Richmond, haha.


I don't know why I'm still bitter about it, I moved away years ago. I was a bigger fan of the Renegades in the 90's anyway.
 
2017-07-14 12:41:05 PM  

GoldDude: Igor Jakovsky: Sweet Teas are the only decent choice on there.  Still voted for Gobblers.

What happens when they move from Gwinnett to Cock?
[img.fark.net image 480x360]


They could move to south Louisville and become the Cox's Knob Gobblers

/ TIL there are no less than three Knob Licks in Kentucky
// And one in Missouri
 
2017-07-14 12:42:00 PM  
I sent in the Gwinnet Ghosts, as in an unmarked train with a train whistle sound & pulling chain motion, instead of the chop.  Gwinnett county has ties to the RR in many of its cities.   But obviously they didn't like it.

/Even said they could tie it in with a haunted train for the obvious ghost reference
// can't believe those are the options they picked, sounds like they're trolling
 
2017-07-14 12:43:14 PM  

Submitter's Sister: The Gwinnett Paltrows


img.fark.net
 
2017-07-14 12:45:26 PM  

Geotpf: The Gwinnett Sweet Teas sounds too feminine to me, like the name of the girls' teams at a college where the boys' teams are named the Iced Teas.


not the Tea Bags?
 
2017-07-14 12:54:36 PM  
Still, could be worse....

img.fark.net
 
2017-07-14 01:06:52 PM  
The Gwinnett and Bare Tits
 
2017-07-14 01:23:14 PM  

FrancoFile: There was a minor-league hockey team in Georgia with a great name in the 90s; not sure if they're still around in any incarnation.

The Whoopee.
From Macon.

That's right, the Macon Whoopee.


They moved/ended operations in 2002.  They were the Macon Trax until 2005.  As of 2015, they had the Macon Mayhem.
 
2017-07-14 01:29:14 PM  
The next great American musical, courtesy of Stephen Colbert and Lin-Manuel Miranda
Button!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhFeQSBZUSk
 
2017-07-14 01:31:11 PM  

drunk_bouncnbaloruber: How about "why is there a Triple A team so close to its major league affiliate when there are other larger markets more deserving of that level of baseball"?


What about the Single A Rome Braves (<1 hour northwest)?  At least the AA affiliate is two states away in Jackson, MS.

I love the Pensacola Blue Wahoos and Montgomery Biscuits as names because they are both unique and local, but the marketing doesn't feel too forced.  I went to a Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp game last week and had the opposite feeling.  I preferred it when they were the Suns.
 
2017-07-14 01:41:21 PM  
Sporty McSportFace.
 
2017-07-14 01:54:29 PM  

Geotpf: The Gwinnett Sweet Teas sounds too feminine to me, like the name of the girls' teams at a college where the boys' teams are named the Iced Teas.


In particular, in casual discussion it will come out sounding more like "Sweeties"
 
2017-07-14 02:00:30 PM  
 
2017-07-14 02:04:55 PM  
NoOne McWhoCares
 
2017-07-14 02:07:10 PM  
Well, since the New Orleans Zephyrs are now the New Orleans Babycakes with no help from the internet, I have no sympathy for them.    Just can't support them anymore.
 
2017-07-14 02:17:57 PM  
I like the Buttons. Why, yes I AM a history nerd.

drunk_bouncnbaloruber: How about "why is there a Triple A team so close to its major league affiliate when there are other larger markets more deserving of that level of baseball"?


The Mariners' is actually closer (Tacoma Rainiers).
 
2017-07-14 02:26:42 PM  

rjakobi: Lambchops


Only if they get Kurt Wagner et al. to play a concert once a season.

Lambchop - National Talk Like a Pirate Day (XX Merge)
Youtube B8TVMgrZbwo
 
2017-07-14 02:32:18 PM  

drunk_bouncnbaloruber: How about "why is there a Triple A team so close to its major league affiliate when there are other larger markets more deserving of that level of baseball"?


Some teams want their AAA affiliate as close to their main club as possible. There are definite benefits to having them training and playing close by as it makes it easier to move players without delays. It can also allow personnel to visit the teams to work things out, do scouting, etc.

I know that was a reason given for why the Jays preferred Buffalo to Las Vegas.
 
2017-07-14 03:24:43 PM  
If your going to get rid of the reference to natives why not just go with Gwinnett Genocide.
 
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