Hello CFL forums,
I'm just a 20 year old Carleton student, born and raised in Ottawa, and I'm eager to see football brought back to the city with both the CFL and also the Ravens (Gee-Gees don't count )! And while I love the history of the Rough Riders, it looks like we need to let that name go no matter how painful it feels.
The CFL has some great franchise names that are unique and have a strong history with each city from the Stampede, to the Alouettes, to the Blue Bombers, and everything in between. So I think the two important factors for a great name are how powerful it feels, and how it ties into the background of the city. Which I don't feel that the Renegades name could ever achieve. Ottawa is the capital city where the federal laws are created, so I feel that the Ottawa Lawbringers would be a solid choice. There is so much creative potential that the team, and of course the fans, could use with this name. I can vividly picture a defensive line setting up and at the snap all you hear is "HERE COMES THE LAW!" followed by a sack. Or, barring any copyright issues of course, I can picture the crowd mocking the visiting team by chanting "I fought the law, and the law won!" after each Ottawa touchdown. And it is also just fun to say. Plus it meshes nicely with the Ottawa Senators.
Now I'm obviously no graphic designer but this is an idea of what I think the helmet could look like http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/840/lawbringerhelmet.png/
What are your opinions? You guys also feelin' the vision of the long arm of the law bringing the pain to the rest of Canada?