Rename the club

Discussion in 'Colorado Rapids' started by spencer_carlos, Nov 9, 2004.

  1. spencer_carlos

    spencer_carlos New Member

    Aug 27, 2004
    Melbourne, Australia
    Personally I think the Colorado Rapids should undergo a name change/new identity. The club should go with the majority and represent a city, not the whole state.

    Here are my suggestions:

    - Denver Rapids

    - Denver Brumbies (proportional to NFL's Denver Broncos)

    And a new state-of-the-art soccer stadium for the Colorado club is a must also. Mile High is too American Football-sophisticated.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. GreatGonzo

    GreatGonzo Member+

    Jul 1, 1999
    NH
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    A new stadium was just approved by Commerce City. It should be ready by 2007.

    As for the name change, no. I like the name "the Colorado Rapids." It rolls nicely off of the tongue. And it's not a bad name, unlike the "Wiz," of former Kansas City fame. And soon, the team won't be playing in the city of Denver, so changing it to Denver ______ isn't a great idea. And, no offense, but your second idea is awful. WTF is a brumbie?

    They need to continue building their identity and they need to start playing quality soccer so more people will recognize them. Changing the name won't do that.
     
  3. Flyin Ryan

    Flyin Ryan Member

    May 13, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The Mile-High Weedsmokers.

    (on a more serious note): something that had Mile High in it's name. It defines the region while giving the originality in naming that comes only in soccer for some reason, say the Mile-High Climbers, the Denver Mile-Highs, or just Club Mile-High.
     
  4. spencer_carlos

    spencer_carlos New Member

    Aug 27, 2004
    Melbourne, Australia
    A bronco:

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    A brumby:

    [​IMG]

    :)
     
  5. FC5280

    FC5280 Member

    Dec 21, 2003
    This could be the stupidest thread EVER started in the history of bigsoccer.com
     
  6. spot

    spot Member+

    Nov 29, 1999
    Centennial
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah. Moving on I think MLS needs to open up the coffers and buy some big names, and set up a promotion relegation system with the A League.
     
  7. JoeDub83

    JoeDub83 New Member

    Oct 20, 2001
    MISSOULA,MT 420
  8. UxSxAxfooty

    UxSxAxfooty Member+

    Jan 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In honor of the move to Commerce City....















    Rocky Mountain Arsenal
     
  9. condor11

    condor11 Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2002
    New Zealand
    the brumbie i believe is the australian wild horse

    the rugby super 12 competition has an australian team called the ACT brumbies
     
  10. Quinn 33

    Quinn 33 Member+

    Apr 25, 2003
    Denver, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Our current name is fine. We don't need a change.
     
  11. askum33

    askum33 New Member

    Jun 2, 2004
    San Antonio, TX

    I like illiteration so my vote is The Commerce City Cash Cows. Owned by Kronke. :D


    no change... stop with the change. We just lost our beloved coach (*snicker*), we are going to have to leave the friendly confines of Invesco (*cough*)have to get used to seeing Trembly and a new haircut every game on a new TV channel... it is all too much... might make me cry. WHAT IS NEXT, NEW HARDWARE TO CLEAN?!?!?!?!?
     
  12. jimmyco

    jimmyco Member

    Jan 17, 2003
    Aurora, CO
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Have you not been paying attention since election day?
     
  13. UxSxAxfooty

    UxSxAxfooty Member+

    Jan 23, 2003
    Rochester, NY
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm still digging Rocky Mountain Arsenal.

    Maybe we could get a partnership going with the Gunners, too.

    Then with Salt Lake hooked up with Madrid, we can get a real Euro-poseur derby going!

    Arsenal v Real

    Sounds like a winner.
     
  14. nyrmetros

    nyrmetros Member

    Feb 7, 2004
    Rapid Denver
     
  15. Sempuukyaku

    Sempuukyaku Member+

    Apr 30, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!





































    Ok seriously...no. :p
     
  16. DjTannerr

    DjTannerr Member

    Dec 3, 1999
    New York/Milwaukee,WI
    howabout Prairie Gateway....

    I just had to add to the bad suggestions thus far..

    I like Colorado Rapids. It makes sense.
     
  17. JoeDub83

    JoeDub83 New Member

    Oct 20, 2001
    MISSOULA,MT 420
    How bout Rapids FC the colorado is just implied
     
  18. Bonji

    Bonji Moderator

    Feb 4, 2003
    Denver, Colorado
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Stop it.
     
  19. Bonji

    Bonji Moderator

    Feb 4, 2003
    Denver, Colorado
    Club:
    Colorado Rapids
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This would be a good stadium name, but I don't want a club name change and I certainly don't want to take the ReAL SLC route and try to forge an alliance with a Euro club.
     
  20. Hosscat

    Hosscat New Member

    Jul 21, 2003
    Denver
    I'm liking Mile High Club.... That would get some attention.

    If we keep the Rapids name, the logo needs to go..... I won't buy any Rapids paraphernalia until it's changed to something a little more creative (maybe incorporate some mountains/city skyline?).
     
  21. Rapfan?

    Rapfan? New Member

    Jul 26, 2004
    Colorado

    Bring back the original and add a soccerball in the waves!

    and as for names...since it is a Kroenke team and soon to be stadium...How about the...
    "Colorado Sam's!" since we will most likely be playing at the Wal*Mart Center!
    LOL....I crack my self up!

    I think the Rapids are great! It is original and the best representation of the area. Better than any of the other team names here in Colorado.
    But I have always liked the wave logo better!
     
  22. GoRapids

    GoRapids Member

    Sep 1, 1999
    Boulder CO
    I don't really want a name change ...

    But I had thought of Colorado RSC where RSC stands for Rapids Soccer Club.
     
  23. Sempuukyaku

    Sempuukyaku Member+

    Apr 30, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Um...Avalanche??
     
  24. greenie

    greenie New Member

    Feb 6, 2000
    Boulder, CO
    Right, because names like "Rockies" and "Avalanche" are entirely misrepresentative of the state.
     
  25. Ringer

    Ringer Member

    Aug 7, 1999
    Littleton, CO
    Oh, thats an ugly thought. The Wal-mart Center, home to the Rapids...You know its going to happen.
     

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