Atlanta MLS team name 3.0 suggestions?

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  1. CAllen91

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    Silverbacks will not be moving up to MLS. They've expressed they have no interest in moving up. The expansion team will go to Arthur Blank, the owner of the NFL Atlanta Falcons, and play in the new stadium the Falcons are building.


  2. BlueIntent

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    Ah, ok...
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  3. SteveUSSF_ref8

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    With the thought that Mr. Arthur Blank would be the sole investor in Atlanta; the nickname: "Talons" would make a lot of sense, to tie together with the Falcons. So here is an idea of a team crest with this in mind.

    Atlanta Talons.png
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  4. TerminusFooty

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    Silverbacks ownership has been trying to sell the club for almost a year. If Blank bought the club, then they would move up.
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    So I'm sayin' there's a chance...

    (The main benefit would be continuity. If he doesn't buy them, they may go out of business and we have no team until the MLS club starts. A name change would be fine with me as long as we're not substituting one goofy minor league sounding name with another.)
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  5. Dr. Dogfish

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    I f***** HATE that name beyond all reason.
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  6. TerminusFooty

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    What's wrong with naming a club after a goofy, slow, lumbering zoo animal? Oh wait...
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  7. CAllen91

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    Ah okay. Soccer news from back home doesn't make it under the Gnat Line so I was unaware of the ownership wanting to sell.
  8. GriffinGunner

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    Well, when you put it that way...

    Nope, I'm still with Dogfish on this one. Silverbacks won't cut it. Not for Atlanta, anyway. Would much rather they'd kept Ruckus, which in itself wasn't thrilling.
  9. TerminusFooty

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    Yeah, I was agreeing (as long as a new name isn't just as bad). The branding has been terrible from the start. Even the revamped, ape-free logo is awkward. At least the team has gotten better on the pitch.
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  10. GriffinGunner

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    I'm not sure if cutting it too close to the Falcons in imagery in branding is a good thing, but this isn't all together bad. I would stray from having an American-football shaped backdrop, however.
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    Atlanta Underground.. :thumbsup:
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  12. USvsIRELAND

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    I like the Silverbacks name. Won't happen though.
  13. FC Zanarkand Abes!

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    Pretty sure Cleveland owns the trademark for Steamers.
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    I saw some of these up close (not too close) when I went on a safari. Those things are scary as hell.
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    And I think you just ruined that name for me.... haha
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    Would Traffic sell to Blank knowing full well that he would be moving the Silverbacks to MLS, while Traffic is helping prop up a league trying to compete with MLS?
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    Valid question. Don't know. If they have to choose between having their team put out of business by Blank or selling to him and letting the team move up like Montreal did, they may choose the latter. But only time will tell obviously.
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    From what I read, months and months ago, Blank doesn't want the 'Backs. At least an expansion team would have his own mark on it.
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    Bad news, lads: I've heard that they're going with "The Fighting Amish".
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    That's a relief. They were seriously considering The Ozark Mountain Daredevils. That woulda sucked.
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    Surely it might be easier for a startup team to have a kind of template..like the `Backs as you say.
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    BAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA please dear God don't let this happen....
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  23. GriffinGunner

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    Plus buying the 'Backs would simply be another, unnecessary expense for him as he'd still have to pay the MLS entry fee and would likely still go through a rebranding exercise. Why bother paying extra money for the team when you can simply sidestep them all together?
  24. TerminusFooty

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    Even the Atlanta Ultras wanted the name changed to Atlanta FC during the naming contest. There is not a lot of support for naming the club after gorillas. Plenty of cities have apes in their zoos. It isn't unique to Atlanta. And with the nasty racism stuff in Europe where hooligans make monkey noises at black players, the name really just needs to go away. Hopefully the new name will more respectable.

    (Doesn't mean he can't buy them and rebrand. I am all for that.)
  25. TerminusFooty

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    So he doesn't put the Backs outta business and make me miss a season of live footy. :mad:

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