Well, here's a new one: Army challenges nickname of NHL's Las Vegas franchise

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Well, here's a new one: Army challenges nickname of NHL's Las Vegas franchise

Joined: 02 May 2012, 20:39

12 Jan 2018, 03:53 #1

"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it." Mark Twain
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Joined: 01 Mar 2005, 15:53

13 Jan 2018, 02:22 #2

Not surprising - I was definitely questioning the name choice when I first read it.

There is precedent for sports teams to share names with a military demonstration team - but those are all public & private schools and colleges/universities... a professional sports team is a different story!



Southern Utah University (then the College of Southern Utah) took the name "Thunderbirds" in 1961 - but back then the USAF wasn't concerned about someone confusing a small college with their aerial demonstration team.

And the USN isn't that bothered either...
St. Agnes High School Sports Teams:
Mascot: Blue Angels; Colors: Blue, White; Type:Co-Ed / Public; Address: 1320 124th St, College Point, NY 11356; Phone: (718) 353-6276; Fax: (718) 353-6068

The College of New Rochelle (CNR) is a private Catholic college with its main campus located in New Rochelle, New York. Mascot: Blue Angels; Colors: Blue & White
There it is... the District of Columbia! You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.
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