Ottawa's new team name for 2007

ok fine, looks like the Renegade name won't be back next year. So the rough rider era and the renegade era did not have success in the last 10 years or so. So, why not start anew. Call the team something brand new and original, something that has not already been taken by the other 8 teams in the CFL. Just imagine if they called them the Ottawa Lions, or the Ottawa Argonauts or the Ottawa Eskimos. Well calling a new Ottawa team the Roughriders or Rough riders would be the same thing, considering that Saskatechewan are called the roughriders!!!! It would be embarassing and plain stupidity having 2 rough rider teams.

How bout the following names:

Beavers
Badgers
Mounties
Wolverines
Wolves
Imperials
Emperors
Hawks
Bison
Nationals
Punishers

or something, anything other than Rough Riders.....

Renegades

But the Ottawa Rough Riders name pre-dates the Saskatchewan one. Sask. are the ones who ripped off the Ottawa name originally.

That being said, I don't want the name Rough Riders.

however, the names in bold are good, you can forget the rest, espesally Nationals.

how about Voyagers?

How about, ROUGH RAIDERS. Close to the original, but still unique??

or Rogue Raiders
or Red Raiders
or Rad Raiders
or ...

Some folks, inc. those in media suggested Beavers in 2002 just to PO Watters because they saw his "fan polling: as fixed.

Forget Nationals, too obvious and bland.

I don't see the relevance or point in "Raiders."

There's no Bison in Ottawa that I've seen.

Voyageurs can't be abbreviated.

But as the article today suggested, it will be Rough Riders or "something" Riders. Perhaps something related.

there is something endearing about a league w/ 2 teams having the same name(minus the space in one of them)

so im hoping for Rough Riders

Red Riders maybe?

if not gades, I'd rather have Beavers, Voyageurs, or even Concords (nah, that will never happen for Ottawa)

I hope they keep the Renegades name, but if not, I'd like to see them named the Federals

Please, Please...What ever you do, do not name the reincarnated Ottawa team the "Rough Riders". If this is allowed, the CFL will become the laughing stock, as it was in the late 80's and the 90's (until the Rough Riders folded after the '96 season). The only reason that the CFL had 2 teams named Rough Riders (Roughriders) was when 2 different leagues (WIFU & IRFU) merged to form the CFL in 1956.
The new owners of the Ottawa team have to think beyond the scope of the Ottawa area and the older fans (the ones taht actually remember the Ottawa Rough Riders). I do not have any memories of their haydays, only the years that they were always fighting to get out of the basement in the East Division. The best year that I remember was when they were 9-9. It is time to look toward the future, and start something new. Build a new tradition and bring respectibility to the CFL by coming up with another Team name (the logo you can always use in another name).
The "Rough Rider" ship has sailed. Do not call it back.
Here are a couple of suggestions:
Ottawa Valley Riders or Ottawa Valley Raiders. Both of these names can incorporate the old Rough Rider logo. Some thing new and something old to appease those who remember the old Rough Riders and those who don't.

How about RENEGADE RIDERS

KK
Weren't you going on and on last year about bringing back the Rough Rider name?

I really don't think the CFL was a laughing stock over this. The ones that laughed only look for things to laugh at and as far as I am concerned, their opinions are worthless

ro1313:

You're prob right in that any "criticism" or being laughed at response doesn't amt to squat.

But in this case, the new team will have so little margin for error that they can't afford negative PR over something as basic as the team's moniker. The Tor Star and Ottawa Sun have already dumped on it. And the team hasn't even officially been awarded yet.

The respective groups might want to rethink the idea that a return to Rough Riders, Riders or "something" Riders is necessarily the best course of action.

I agree how we should not have two teams with the same name regardless of the "tradition". That's what is is history, and what's that saying learn from it so you will not repeat it.
Having said that, it was the Als upon the "return" from Baltimore they stuck with the name after the failure of the Concordes. Mind you, we do not have another Als lurking.

HELL NO! that was Ottawa Rough Rider, I agred with him up to that point.

IF IT'S NOT GOING TO BE RENEGADES THAN IT BETTER BE ROUGH RIDERS INSTEAD OF SOME STUPID POLITICALLY CORRECT STUPID GARBAGE SOCCER-STYLED NAME. So everyone can just screw off and suck an egg. Our real name is OTTAWA ROUGH RIDERS, so everyone go to hell.

Ah...ORR, missed ya and your Rough Rider name rants.

who is this “our” you refer too?? Are you a member of some biker gang or something??

Actually, how about opting with Ottawa Football Club? Let the fans create their own name as the years go by. If the Rough Rider moniker is so popular (which I believe it is), it will win out :slight_smile: Likewise, with Renegades.

How about the OTTAWA ROUGE! With the nickname "the Reds".

It would appeal to franophones, women and embody a unique aspect of the Canadian game.