Nominations for New Forum Subtitle

Discussion in 'NWSL' started by Heeligan2, Aug 29, 2002.

  1. Heeligan2

    Heeligan2 Member

    Jan 27, 2001
    Earthaven, NC
    Since the voters overwhelmingly support change, let's nominate some potential new subtitles in this thread. After that we will vote in a different thread.

    In the meantime, I have arranged for our subtitle to be temporarily changed to

    WUSA Champion Blue Lions

    I hereby nominate the above as our forum subtitle.
     
  2. Klee

    Klee Member

    Feb 24, 2001
    Chapel Hill, NC
    I second this nomination!
     
  3. FanOfFutbol

    FanOfFutbol Member+

    May 4, 2002
    Although I am an infrequent poster here I would like to offer:

    Blue Lions, the "Pride" of the WUSA

    Several definitions of "Pride" apply here. :)
     
  4. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    I am staunchly against any use of "Blue Lions." The team is "Carolina Courage."

    I do like "The Pride of the WUSA".
     
  5. tritonspirit

    tritonspirit New Member

    I really like the idea of emphasizing one of the things that was unique and special about this year's Courage team so here's my nomination for forum subtitle:

    Carolina Courage
    2002 WUSA Double Winners
     
  6. XYZ

    XYZ New Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Big Cat Country
    2002 WUSA Double Winners!!

    I like this the best. Quite an accomplishment, not to mention "worst to first", which makes it a kind of triple.

    'Pride' has too many meanings to suit me.

    Call them whatever you want. The Carolina Courage are
    the 2002 WUSA Double Winners!!
     
  7. Klee

    Klee Member

    Feb 24, 2001
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Double winners

    Yes, it is quite an accomplishment. We've had a great season. But the expression "double winner" bothers me. I've been a serious consumer of sports journalism all my life and I've even had a couple of stints as a sportswriter and a sports editor, but I have never seen or heard the expression "double winner" applied to a team, only to individual athletes in events like track meets. And it is not a rarity for a team to win both its regular season and its league tournament. It's fairly commonplace, in fact, especially for a good team. UNC's women's soccer team wins the league every season and then goes on to take the tournament as well. Ever heard them called a "double winner"?

    Of course, who says we need to be like everybody else? We don't, but as for me, I think most people who encountered it would react with a question. "Huh? What's a double winner?" Is there room for an explanation?

    So, for these reasons, I vote against "double winner."
     
  8. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Double Winnner is a very common soccer term. Of course I'm on SDM*'s ignore list, so he won't get this.
     
  9. lizarazu1998

    lizarazu1998 New Member

    May 16, 2002
    SDM: Double winners is a term used primarily in Europe. It is very common for club teams to refer to their accomplishments in the season as double winners, or, in the case of Manchester United a few years back, treble winners. The treble consisted of a premiership league title, the Champions League tournament and the UEFA Cup, I believe. If we were to win another tourney, we could be considered treble winners. I like double winners very much, as it distinguishes us from every other professional sport in that the regular season is extremely important as is the Founders' Cup accomplishment.
     
  10. XYZ

    XYZ New Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Big Cat Country
    I agree. Double winners is a common term in soccer. If people in the US dont know what it means, let them learn. I think it's very appropriate.

    As a an avid track fan, BTW, I'm familiar with doubles, but they aren't usually called 'double winners', just 'doubles'. The common ones are the 100/200 meters in the sprints, and the 5k/10k in the distance, possibly a 800/1500 middle distance double. Of course, the ulitmate would be the distance triple 5k/10k/marathon, but I think only the greatest distance runner who ever lived, Emil Zatopek, could pull that one off. :D As I understand, Zatopek was also one of the great javelin catchers of all time. :D Great athletes like Zatopek, btw, come around only once in a generation. Zatopek was the greatest athlete of his generation, bar none. (perhaps of any generation)

    The Courage are double winners.

    Cheers
     
  11. tritonspirit

    tritonspirit New Member

    Yes, I believe I first heard the term double winners used when Manchester United won the English Premiere League title and the F.A. Cup in the same year. I also followed Manchester United's "treble" season quite closely in 1999 and watched them win all three legs of the treble "live" at my favorite English Pub in San Diego.

    As I recall, Man. Utd. first won the EPL by defeating Tottenham and then the following week they won the F.A. Cup with a victory over Newcastle. Then they completed their treble four days later by defeating Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League Final.

    _______________________________________

    Carolina Courage
    2002 WUSA Double Winners
     
  12. Klee

    Klee Member

    Feb 24, 2001
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Double winners

    OK, I'm convinced. And I withdraw my opposition to the use of "double winners," not that anybody was paying it much mind. But I still like "Blue Lions" very much and hope it will remain a part of our identity.

    SDM
     
  13. Heeligan2

    Heeligan2 Member

    Jan 27, 2001
    Earthaven, NC
    me too, so I'll nominate
    Blue Lions - WUSA Double Winners

    I'll leave nominations open through tomorrow and then set up a voting thread. I'm thinking I'll ask folks to rank their top two.

    Here are the nominations so far in case you want to add to the list:

    WUSA Champion Blue Lions
    Blue Lions, the Pride of the WUSA
    The Pride of the WUSA
    2002 WUSA Double Winners
    Blue Lions - WUSA Double Winners

    Also, how about a variation of the TritonSpirit's nomination:
    WUSA Double Winners
     
  14. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    How about
    Carolina Courage - 2002 Double Winners

    The team is the Carolina Courage, not the Blue Lions.
     
  15. Heeligan2

    Heeligan2 Member

    Jan 27, 2001
    Earthaven, NC
    How it will look

    The way the forum subtitle format works is you first have the name of the forum on one line and immediately below that is the one-line subtitle.

    so it will read:
    Carolina Courage
    Whatever Subtitle is Chosen

    Some of us like the nickname Blue Lions for our team... we understand that it is not the official name of the team. It is just a matter of taste, I guess. :)
     
  16. tritonspirit

    tritonspirit New Member

    Since including WUSA doesn't really add any information, I also prefer this other variation:

    Carolina Courage
    2002 Double Winners
     
  17. AndyMead

    AndyMead Homo Sapien

    Nov 2, 1999
    Seat 12A
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    I like it. Nice clean and simple.
     

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