The Rebrand (keep your naming ideas to yourself please)

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  1. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington Member+

    Oct 6, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    By Portland incident I mean negative reaction to the name (crickets, faint boos, etc), I don't think we'll get the level that the Timbers Army did, but it wouldn't surprise me to see it get a negative reaction.
     
  2. wizardswarrior

    May 1, 2009
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    Clearance sale, all Wizards gear 75% off :p
     
  3. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington Member+

    Oct 6, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    That was at the last home game of the season.
     
  4. SombraAla

    SombraAla Member+

    Apr 2, 2006
    Waldo (Kansas City)
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You don't think there won't be a sale like the Rainbow gear sale?
     
  5. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington Member+

    Oct 6, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Unless they had more stuff that they didn't bring out for the one on the last game of the season.
     
  6. jtreg

    jtreg Member

    Aug 16, 2010
    State of denial
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Yeah, fair enough, unless you want to lead the "you f@cked up" chant. :D

    I know this probably won't happen, but it'd be cool if they trotted Bravo out in the new shirt on Wed. I think I said way back at the beginning of this thread I thought OnGoal would make the announcement whenever they could get Bravo up here to do the unveiling. I checked Chivas' schedule and they have a very slim chance of making the post season. They have to beat Monteray on Saturday, but that game doesn't matter as they are eliminated in their group if Pachuca wins tonight. So - I guess it would be possible.

    I really, really, ********ing hate that it's possible that the Wizards in name will be no more, but the optimist in me is holding hope that what ever we see next week will be good. Damn good. And will be something that most of us can get behind. I imagine the result will be somewhere in the huge gray area between hate, and new inspiration. Over a couple of brews I'll be rationalizing. What else can one do trying to deal with change?
     
  7. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington Member+

    Oct 6, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No I'll be leading the "it's so shitty it's unbelievable chant." :)
     
  8. Roush

    Roush Member

    Dec 19, 2001
    Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I think I'll go simple with:
    "Wizards 'Til I Die."
     
  9. wizardswarrior

    May 1, 2009
    Club:
    Seattle Sounders
    In light of possible chants, maybe it was a wise idea to e-mail this announcement from "no reply" ;)
    Major Kansas City Soccer Announcement - November 17

    Friday, November 12, 2010 5:00 PM

    From:
    "Kansas City Wizards" <noreply@kcwizards.com>


    To:
    *******************
     
  10. MuddyPitch

    MuddyPitch Member

    Jun 14, 2008
    Liberty
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If they go Sporting KC, I think the diehard fans will get over it in time, but the bigger issue is what everyone else is going to say when they're trying to round up the soccer team to head out to the game. "Come on out and see the 'Sporting KCs'?"

    This is why I predict they'll quickly adopt an (un)official nickname of "The Blues". It keeps with the two-tone blue color scheme, it has a KC tie-in, it gives the press a more convenient shorthand name for the team in headlines and highlights, fits the motif of EPL teams having a club name combined with a by-and-large invisible team name (Red Devils, Blues, etc.)
     
  11. Felixx219

    Felixx219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 8, 2004
    Kansas City, MO
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Why would we do that when we have a nickname we have been using for 15 years and a lot of fans have dozens of pieces of apparel with it plastered all over it. If we go Europoser, our unofficial nickname will be Wizards.
     
  12. MuddyPitch

    MuddyPitch Member

    Jun 14, 2008
    Liberty
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    If you're going to burn your bridges with the past and go with Sporting KC, then why not burn all your bridges.

    I guess Wizards is better than the Zards.

    <<zzzzzthhhhwing>>
     
  13. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington Member+

    Oct 6, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Why? Oh wait you're not a Wizards fan so I don't give two shits what you think.
     
  14. TasteTheRainbow

    Aug 22, 2007
    Olathe, KS
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wowza!
     
  15. Felixx219

    Felixx219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Nov 8, 2004
    Kansas City, MO
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    Who says rebranding has to lead to burning all bridges? We are the Wizards. Why get rid of that if we dont have to? Obviously, if the rebranded name isnt Sporting and it includes a nickname it will be different but if not, why not keep it around since that is what we are?
     
  16. MuddyPitch

    MuddyPitch Member

    Jun 14, 2008
    Liberty
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wow. You seem to have read something into my post that wasn't there. Please feel free to continue ignoring me.
     
  17. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington Member+

    Oct 6, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I for a while was saying threads like this should have been called Non-Wizards fans stupid ideas to rename the team or something like that, so it surprises you when I call out a person who doesn't support this team for making a suggestion on what we should call ourselves?

    You said: "If you're going to burn your bridges with the past and go with Sporting KC, then why not burn all your bridges." You're not a fan of this team so why should I care about what you think we should or should not do? I'm tired of people that aren't fans coming into this and other threads with their suggestions on what we the fans should and should not call our team.
     
  18. NorthbankHighbury

    Jan 25, 2009
    Liberty, MO
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England

    Pretty much this.
     
  19. kcscsupporter

    kcscsupporter Member+

    Apr 17, 2002
    D17
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    we're all in agreement about the second part, i'd imagine, but are you just assuming that because he doesn't have the wizards listed in his profile, he doesn't support them? it's an honest question. he's a newb with only 5 posts, maybe he just hasn't bothered.
     
  20. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington Member+

    Oct 6, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    By the fact that he says 'if you're going to burn your[\b] bridges. It's using that instead of our for instance
     
  21. ojsgillt

    ojsgillt Member

    Feb 27, 2001
    Lee's Summit MO
    what if they just trot out a new logo for the wizards?
     
  22. AeroNaught

    AeroNaught Member

    Atlanta United
    Feb 14, 2007
    Birmingham, AL
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Less than five days away and there isn't a blurry, cellphone pic of the new jersey and crest? BigSoccer has really gone downhill.:p
     
  23. Brian71

    Brian71 Member

    Sep 2, 2006
    Denver
    Club:
    Sporting Kansas City
    I'm not sure if this has been said, but OnGoal has the team in a much better place than which they found it (in all aspects). Honestly, change isn't going to please everyone, but they've earned my trust with strategic direction decisions.
     
  24. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington Member+

    Oct 6, 2002
    Lee's Summit
    Club:
    Kansas City Wizards
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Then why leave the team's name out of the announcement? It's a "major Kansas City soccer announcement". There's a reason they left the name Wizards off of it.
     
  25. CMeszt

    CMeszt Member+

    Farewell Sweet Prince
    Jan 9, 2004
    Gentrification's Edge.
    Club:
    Philadelphia Union
    well we do have precident for this.

    "The new name for the Kansas City Wizards will be: The Kansas City Wizards.

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