Optimus Payne wrote:Also I don't see how naming teams after fish is better than birds. All birds are significantly more intelligent than fish BTW. In fact aren't a lot of baseball teams named after birds too? Hell, my hometown Jays are birds. Which reminds me, sorry about the fleecing my team gave yours this off-season...not.
I specifically said "dumb birds". There are plenty of powerful symbolic birds to use such as the eagle, hawk, falcon, vulture, etc. No need to use ducks or penguins. Do they have a doves team too in hockey ?
On to the fish. Have you ever seen the size of a Marlin AKA swordfish ? It's got a huge 3 foot spear capable of stabbing a man in the chest Steve Irwin style. It's not like we used the Miami Blowfish or the Miami Clownfish or some other fish associated with kids cartoons. And on football, Dolphins are extremly smart and they arent even fish.
NHL Games are played in a climate controlled arena so not having snow or frozen ponds in sot the issue. I think the reason hockey gets such a bad rap in the South is because it does not have a diverse group of players. If More Latino, Black, and Asian players would get signed, the populariry of the sport might increase in the South and West Coast.