British Columbia and Saskatchewan CFL teams chose to use the province as part of name while Winnipeg and Montreal chose to use city names.
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The point being of the original post is???
I thought it was a random listing of facts.
It is facts,teams could have been named Vancouver lions or Quebec als,or Manitoba blue bombers or Regina R.R.
The opposite of Upside-Down is Downside-Up, which has the same meaning as it’s opposite…
Or the Ontario Tiger-Cats , or the Ontario Argos , or the Ontario REDBLACKS or the Alberta Stampeders or the Alberta Elks
It makes things a bit trickier to put a CFL expansion team in Saskatoon if the rest of the province is all in on the Roughriders. Maybe they could call their 2nd team the Saskatchewan ‘Rough Riders’.
I miss those days when we had two teams in a nine team league with names that were ridiculously similar. To think that we almost had three of them when we expanded south of the border in the 90’s.
Exactly bobo,CFL commissioner would not allow multiple teams in the same province to use provincial name,and maxx makes a valid point about expansion however I was thinking Nova Scotia bluenose or Halifax B.S.
Originally when the Lions joined what was then the WIFU, they were named Vancouver Lions but that changed before their season started.
Not sure when the Roughriders changed from Regina to Saskatchewan though.
I prefer that as well since the Redblacks still hasn’t grown on me😄
Buffalo is the only team in New York yet the two New Jersey teams call themselves the NY Giants and NY Jets.
Tennessee Titans are Nashville
Carolina Panthers are Charlotte
Arizona Cardinals are in Phoenix
Minnesota Vikings are in Minneapolis
Good points,not just a CFL thing,also wonder if the league has anything to say about team name?
Agreed,I think there may be some Elk fans who feel similar opinions.
You did not post either a question or an opinion … one and/or the other is needed if you want genuine responses.
Actually it was an observation.
Arizona will always be the Phoenix Coyotes to me.
I don’t mind it if the state (or province) only has one large metropolitan area. Some examples would be Minnesota, Utah, or Arizona. I don’t like it for states with more than one large metropolitan area like Florida, Texas, or California.
The World Football League in the 70s had a team called The Hawaiians.
Not the Honolulu Hawaiians.
Not the Hawaii Hawaiians.
Just The Hawaiians.
Must have been a huge expense for flying the team for away games.