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Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: July 23, 2020 12:00PM
Seattle announced the name of their new NHL team today...the Kraken. That's about the most hideous name I could think of, and the logo...looks, to me, like it was designed by a 10 year old in 10 minutes between classes. Nonetheless, the team should take the ice in the 2021-22 season. I'll just call them the Metropolitans and wear my Mets jersey from the 1919 Stanley Cup team.







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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 23, 2020 12:06PM
....so Krak en.....the World......???






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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: freeradical
Date: July 23, 2020 12:17PM
At least they didn't pick the Jenkem as their name.
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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: d4
Date: July 23, 2020 12:22PM
The use of the name and logo is extremely insensitive to the families of the victims of the November 22, 1963 Staten Island Steam Ferry Cornelius G. Kloff Disaster.

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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 23, 2020 12:26PM
The name and the logo are fine.

By this time next year or sooner, nobody'll give a damn, except those with the propensity to shake umbrellas at the sky.

There are far worse names they could have chosen, many that the Phorum software might not abide.

It's only a name.

It's only a game.




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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: July 23, 2020 12:26PM
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The use of the name and logo is extremely insensitive to the families of the victims of the November 22, 1963 Staten Island Steam Ferry Cornelius G. Kloff Disaster.

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Huh, no wonder why I've never heard of that. Overshadowed by something or other else that happened that day...
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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: timg
Date: July 23, 2020 12:44PM
Not sure this is enough to dethrone the Anaheim Ducks for Worst Team Name in the NHL ...



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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: sekker
Date: July 23, 2020 12:50PM
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Not sure this is enough to dethrone the Anaheim Ducks for Worst Team Name in the NHL ...
Anaheim Ducks was better than the original, the 'Anaheim Daffys'
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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: d4
Date: July 23, 2020 12:59PM
“The Kraken is a name born of the fans. It was suggested and championed by the fans,” he said. “We embarked on one of the most thorough naming processes in sports to make sure we got it right, to find the name that rings true.

Shrugs.

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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: timg
Date: July 23, 2020 01:01PM
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Not sure this is enough to dethrone the Anaheim Ducks for Worst Team Name in the NHL ...
Anaheim Ducks was better than the original, the 'Anaheim Daffys'

Better, yes, but still not good.



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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: Rolando
Date: July 23, 2020 01:42PM
Is this Kraken singular or plural? Are they Kraken or Krakens? Is the team the Kraken or is each team member a Kraken?

If it is singular, would the plural be Krakens? Krakenen?
I just looked up Norweigian Plurals, is it Krakener?
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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: July 23, 2020 02:35PM
The arena will be known as the Krakhouse, the fans as Krakheads.



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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: hal
Date: July 23, 2020 02:39PM
Kraken is great, but I was in the group hoping against hope for Sasquatch ("GO QUATCH!!)

Kraken is WAY better than... Minnesota Wild... Utah Jazz

Krak Heads!!
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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: July 23, 2020 03:21PM
Should have been Metropolitans. The name already has a rich heritage in Seattle, as the first US team to win the Cup. A Korean immigrant purchased the trademark in the US several years ago and was willing to sell it to the NHL for a reasonable price. If I were him, I'd start marketing the crap out of the Mets and the associated gear. They might officially be known as the Kraken, but I'm sure that a significant portion will refer to the team as the Mets.





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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: timg
Date: July 23, 2020 03:39PM
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Kraken is great, but I was in the group hoping against hope for Sasquatch ("GO QUATCH!!)

Kraken is WAY better than... Minnesota Wild... Utah Jazz

Krak Heads!!

Hey! Easy on the Jazz!! It made sense when they were in New Orleans.



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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: hal
Date: July 23, 2020 03:58PM
This might have won, but it was disqualified at the onset since one of the divisions in the eastern conference is called "Metropolitan" (and it's a really stupid name).

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Should have been Metropolitans. The name already has a rich heritage in Seattle, as the first US team to win the Cup. A Korean immigrant purchased the trademark in the US several years ago and was willing to sell it to the NHL for a reasonable price. If I were him, I'd start marketing the crap out of the Mets and the associated gear. They might officially be known as the Kraken, but I'm sure that a significant portion will refer to the team as the Mets.

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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 23, 2020 04:06PM
.....Krak......is whack......



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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: Wags
Date: July 23, 2020 04:39PM
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Not sure this is enough to dethrone the Anaheim Ducks for Worst Team Name in the NHL ...
Anaheim Ducks was better than the original, the 'Anaheim Daffys'

Hey! Lay off the ducks!!

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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: timg
Date: July 23, 2020 04:49PM
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Wags
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Not sure this is enough to dethrone the Anaheim Ducks for Worst Team Name in the NHL ...
Anaheim Ducks was better than the original, the 'Anaheim Daffys'

Hey! Lay off the ducks!!


I got nothing against the Oregon Ducks. I just am of the opinion that a Duck is a stupid mascot for a hockey team.



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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: July 23, 2020 05:01PM
I'm guessing it's going to morph into the Karens pretty quickly.
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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: hal
Date: July 23, 2020 05:06PM
The Might Ducks of Anaheim was the original name - much better, eh?
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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: timg
Date: July 23, 2020 05:10PM
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The Might Ducks of Anaheim was the original name - much better, eh?

You lost a "y" in there. Was originally "The Mighty Ducks" after the Disney movie.

And No, it was not better. just "Ducks" is an improvement.



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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: M A V I C
Date: July 23, 2020 05:12PM
I really don't understand why people are so excited about this.




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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 23, 2020 05:25PM
......is this plumber's.....Krak..............(en).......



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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: July 23, 2020 05:37PM
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I really don't understand why people are so excited about this.

Because HOCKEY!



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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: Racer X
Date: July 23, 2020 05:55PM
Better than Baristas or CodeMonkeys



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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: hal
Date: July 23, 2020 06:07PM
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I really don't understand why people are so excited about this.

Because HOCKEY!

haha! EXACTLY!

Plus my brother in law and I will have a great excuse for a road trip to see our sharks play the krac heads and visit my niece (who will be a senior at Seattle u then). We've been looking forward to this for a couple of years already.
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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: Racer X
Date: July 23, 2020 06:11PM
Pics or your niece doesn't exist.



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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: hal
Date: July 23, 2020 06:12PM
also... as a west coast hockey fan... this really completes the NHL move west. Now there are many teams out hear in the far west. The 'Pacific' division used to include a team in Dallas. Western teams were really spread out then. Now the team in Phoenix will have to move out of the Pacific division.

The instant rivalry with Vancouver will be great fun.
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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: Racer X
Date: July 23, 2020 06:21PM
The Vancouver rivalry is a big part of it, and the Thunderbirds as a feeder team to the NHL locally.



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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: timg
Date: July 23, 2020 06:32PM
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Better than Baristas or CodeMonkeys

Could'a been the Sirens....



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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: Racer X
Date: July 23, 2020 06:41PM
How about the Seattle S L U T s with the logo of a trolley?



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Posted by: Buck
Date: July 23, 2020 06:43PM
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Rolando
Is this Kraken singular or plural? Are they Kraken or Krakens? Is the team the Kraken or is each team member a Kraken?

If it is singular, would the plural be Krakens? Krakenen?
I just looked up Norweigian Plurals, is it Krakener?
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In Dutch it is a verb. 'to crack' , 'to break open' or something like that.
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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: July 23, 2020 09:29PM
Slime them!

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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: vision63
Date: July 23, 2020 09:45PM
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Filliam H. Muffman
Slime them!

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Here there be Monsters!


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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: PeterB
Date: July 23, 2020 10:55PM
Oh fine, I knew someone was going to bring up the Baby Cakes. Don't look at me, I didn't name them.

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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: Wags
Date: July 24, 2020 12:21AM


Bonus points for those who know how to pronounce this rather large clam.



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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: Racer X
Date: July 24, 2020 12:46AM
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Filliam H. Muffman
Slime them!

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Here there be Monsters!


My youngest "step-son" goes to Evergreen College here in Washington. Their mascot is, wait for it









































































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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: Racer X
Date: July 24, 2020 12:49AM
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Filliam H. Muffman
Slime them!

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Here there be Monsters!


Don't forget the Greendale Humans





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Posted by: apocketfulofwry
Date: July 24, 2020 02:10AM
Did they not even test-market 'Seattle Hockey*Team' —@#$%&?

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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: vision63
Date: July 24, 2020 02:56AM
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Did they not even test-market 'Seattle Hockey*Team' —@#$%&?

WT:F (Washington Team:Football)

L.A. has a really popular pro soccer team called "Los Angeles Football Club."
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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: d4
Date: July 24, 2020 07:25AM
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Did they not even test-market 'Seattle Hockey*Team' —@#$%&?

WT:F (Washington Team:Football)

L.A. has a really popular pro soccer team called "Los Angeles Football Club."

New York City Football Club


I wonder if this was supposed to be temporary as well.



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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: July 24, 2020 07:31AM
.......grab that geoduck......



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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: July 24, 2020 08:29AM
There are many teams that have normal names. Why do they need to make it into some kind of marketable cartoon?
DC's football club is "DC United".
Manchester's football club is "Manchester United FC".
Madrids football club is Real Madrid Club de Fútbol, simply "Real Madrid".
You don't see the big sports teams being named for fictional monsters, or local legends. That kind of name is reserved for Beer Leagues. Metropolitans would have been so much better. It would have been sophisticated and different. Instead they just have another made up name that has nothing to do with Seattle, other than it has a harbor with water. I doubt that the football team in Loch Ness is named the 'Monsters', but I'm sure that they market the team poking fun at Nessie in some way. The Metropolitans could have done the same. Their mascot could have been a wookie/sasquatch or an octapus or something that actually relates to the PNW.

Note: I looked up the team in Loch Ness. They're Loch Ness FC. They do indeed have shirts featuring Nessie.




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Re: Seattle Kraken...ugh.
Posted by: TheCaber
Date: July 25, 2020 08:48AM
"Release the Kraken!"


Anaheim could use "Release the Quacken!"



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