Promise I'm not a troll, just a fan who wants to support Columbus.... but can we start some sort of campaign to rename this team? I realize I probably won't get any support here on The Cannon, but maybe I'm just looking for ya'll to explain to me how my fellow fans can still be ok with a team name that sounds Minor League to everyone else around the league. Columbus Blue Jackets. Still just doesn't work. There are pahlenty of other names that would work and still sound unique and professional, but when you tell anyone around the country you're a Blue Jackets fan, they still snicker, and not just because of our last ten years. The first image brought to mind is Stinger, a cold yellow jacket turned blue. Hardly anyone, STILL, thinks of the Union Army.
So, here are some options... and feel free to roast me in the comments. I grew up in St. Louis, so I do still love the Blues, but I met my wife in Columbus, our first date was a Blue Jackets game, we got married here, and lived in German Village for several years before moving to Detroit. I hate the Redwings with a fiery passion, but I still just can't bring myself to admit I'm a Blue Jackets fan. Anyway... options, gathered from a simple google search of team names that start with C.
First tier: Cannons. (Duh). Corporals. Captains. Cavalry. Commanders. All can keep the Civil War theme.
Second tier: Cardinals (state bird, but obviously overused). Cougars (yeah, maybe not).
Third tier: I love the Columbus Clippers ship theme... so some in that context... Conquerors... Voyagers... Explorers... Colonials... Castaways. Third tier because after the internet hoopla around Columbus Day this year, and obvious public opinion against the dude, maybe distancing ourselves from Chris Colon might be a good call.
Anyway, a quick poll. I'd appreciate constructive comments, but please, please, if there's anyone out there still interested... let's make something happen. Talk to management... whatever has to be done.