Louisville NWSL

Discussion in 'NWSL Expansion' started by SiberianThunderT, Aug 13, 2019.

  1. toad455

    toad455 Member+

    Nov 28, 2005
    Their Twitter account has denied that this will be the team name.
     
  2. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    What account now? @NWSLLouisville hasn't said anything; the only denial I've seen was from one @NWSL_Lou, which has a Spanish bio and all their replies are GIFs.
     
  3. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
  4. toad455

    toad455 Member+

    Nov 28, 2005
  5. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
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    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    Sorry, but i don't know English enough to understand which meaning of the word "proof" is somehow apt to be the name of a football team. :cautious:
     
  6. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's a double entendre possibly. Proof as a little like naming them the Truth. But it's also Louisville, Kentucky, the home of Kentucky bourbon, so it's also a reference to liquor alcohol content. It's somewhat "in your face" and not girly. I think it's rather creative and sort of like it. It's got more zip to it than the Reign, Spirit, or Royals.
     
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  7. Smallchief

    Smallchief Member+

    Oct 27, 2012
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    #32 Smallchief, Nov 13, 2019
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    I suppose "Louisville Sluggers FC" is too aggressive and publicizes a private company, but that's what I think of when I hear of Louisville.

    For the non-baseball fans here, "Louisville Slugger" is a baseball bat.

    I think "Reign" is a clever name for a team in the rainy Pacific Northwest. "Proof" for Louisville is okay with me.

    But I learn from the Equalizer that the 13 star display on the proposed crest is associated with white supremacist groups. And that will be controversial. Why a 13 star display? Kentucky was not one of the original 13 states, so why not 10 stars, or 15, or any number other than 13?
     
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  8. tiaotnszn

    tiaotnszn New Member

    Chicago Red Stars
    United States
    Nov 13, 2019
    The crest seems to be taking the stars (and the three fleur-de-lis) from the old Louisville flag. Louisville was apparently founded when it was still part of Virginia as one of the 13 original states. Hopefully it doesn't cause a problem once people see the inspiration behind it.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Louisville,_Kentucky
     
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  9. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    It's a cool nod to Louisville's history, and as one EQZ commentor pointed out, it's nice to see an ostensibly neutral symbol (e.g. associated with the original 13 colonies) used in a neutral context (i.e. kinda "taking it back" from white supremacists) - but I'm not sure how many people will see the logo and realize the historical nod. Lots of people (especially internet mobs) don't see nuance like that these days.
     
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  10. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Under the radar:
    NWSL Louisville opened for deposits last week.
    The website NWSLLouisville.com no longer seems to work. There is a tab under loucity.com for NWSL though.
    All evidence of "Proof Louisville FC" - names, logos, etc. - have been scrubbed from the official Twitter account.
     
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  11. blissett

    blissett Member+

    Aug 20, 2011
    Italy
    Club:
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    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    I like when evidence of something being happened is been apparently erased from the net, but some savvy people, like us at BigSoccer, keeps unfazed track of it. :whistling::giggle:
     
  12. toad455

    toad455 Member+

    Nov 28, 2005
    I live in NJ and got a call for season tickets for them. Ummmm....No. My info was clearly put out there, but if you see I live outside of Kentucky, it's not happening.
     
  13. Klingo3034

    Klingo3034 Member

    Dallas FC
    United States
    Oct 11, 2019
  14. Nacional Tijuana

    Nacional Tijuana BigSoccer Supporter

    May 6, 2003
    San Diego, Calif.
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I saw on some logo site on Twitter evidence of a logo for "Racing Louisville". This was tweeted in the same breath as "NWSL" but I didn't think to save the tweet. I'll go find it later.

    ETA: Ahh, found it.

     
  15. Klingo3034

    Klingo3034 Member

    Dallas FC
    United States
    Oct 11, 2019
    Is this a concept? Though it was going to be Proof.
     
  16. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    As mentioned earlier in the thread, all evidence of "Proof Louisville" vanished a while ago, as did the attempt to concurrently rebrand the men's team.
    I wouldn't read much into it. If you follow the link in the subsequent post, you'll see it's just the page of a graphic designer who loves soccer. They've put concept crests out for all 9 existing NWSL teams and 11 other possible franchises, some of which have literally had no buzz whatsoever.
     
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  17. Nacional Tijuana

    Nacional Tijuana BigSoccer Supporter

    May 6, 2003
    San Diego, Calif.
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Oops. Got too excited. Thought I was breaking some news. :ROFLMAO::(

    Very cool website, though. I'm very into corporate branding, ever since the Nickelodeon "debacle". He has some cool stuff on there, including the "Victoria Grays" and Toronto FC.
     
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  18. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Yeah there's a bunch to be said for what freelance people can bring to the table. IIRC, the current Spirit logo came from a freelance guy after the club's initial logo got a "meh" reaction and they caught wind of fan designs going around.

    (While on the topic, take a gander at the original eight team logos. Throwback! Only two of those eight logos are still active.)
     
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  19. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Looks like that would be Thorns and Red Stars. No surprise they lasted. I liked the Seattle logo, too.
     
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  20. SiberianThunderT

    Sep 21, 2008
    DC
    Club:
    Saint Louis Athletica
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Nope, Thorns and Sky Blue! Chicago updated from the blockier original to the sleeker MKOT version a few years ago.
     
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  21. lil_one

    lil_one Member+

    Nov 26, 2013
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We knew Proof Louisville was gone (which I actually liked), but now we know Racing Louisville is likely the new name although the crest posted above may or may not be connected to what will actually happen:



    I like the name as a reference to the Derby, but don't like it so much as a soccer team name (unless they're going to pronounce it like the Argentinian club, which I think is doubtful :laugh:)
     
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  22. toad455

    toad455 Member+

    Nov 28, 2005
    Racing is 100x better than Proof.
     
  23. cpthomas

    cpthomas BigSoccer Supporter

    Portland Thorns
    United States
    Jan 10, 2008
    Portland, Oregon
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think Winning Louisville, with an emphasis in promotion on winning colors, would be better.
     

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