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Edmonton Elks

 

 

https://www.tsn.ca/edmonton-football-team-selects-elks-as-new-name-1.1648179

 

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The Edmonton Football Team will now be known as the Elks, following an announcement made by the organization on Tuesday.

“This was a process that originally began back in early August of 2020 with an initial discussion around the possibilities," Elks President Chris Presson said in a release. "Thanks to our wonderful fans and partners across the board for their input, dialogue and debate. Re-branding a team is hard. Re-branding a team with 100 years of history is even more challenging and we worked hard to meld that history with something new and meaningful.”

Edmonton made their final decision from a short list that also included Evergreens, Evergolds, Eclipse, Elkhounds, Eagles and Elements as possible choices.

Elk was the name originally on the short list and was the overwhelming selection according to the release, the team then consulted linguistics experts from the Oxford Dictionary and the U of A’s linguistics department, the name “Elks” was finally chosen, adding the “s” to the original choice “Elk”.

The franchise retired their previous name in 2020, choosing to be known temporarily as either Edmonton Football Team or EE Football Team, after consulting with the Inuit community.

 

 

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Like it.  Like it a lot.

 

Elk horns on the helmet, Elks logo patch on the top left corner of front of jersey, corporate sponsor patch on the top right corner of front of jersey, and double EE shoulder patches.  Would be a good look.

 

Mountain lions (cougars/pumas) prey on elk in the wild. Perfect.

 

Surprised there hasn't been a big uproar among the politically correct crowd about the name "Blue Bombers" that glorify war planes dropping bombs on ground targets.  Guessing that weapons of destruction hasn't quite hit the consciousness of the politically correct yet.

 

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14 minutes ago, Heretic said:

I like the name and logo, but some of the other deer family might be upset, I heard the Caribou are going to protest!

Way too soon to be making those kinds of jokes

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It's going to be weird going from 3 syllables to 1. In fact, I think BC and Ottawa are the only other two teams without 3 syllable names.

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34 minutes ago, Kobayashi Maru said:

Elk sure, but Elk(s)?

Quite.

 

The group of Elk is... Elk.

 

Look at that Elk over there. Those Elk are a pain in the ass, eating from my garden.

 

It'd be like somebody saying the "Frankfurt Fishes" rather than "Frankfurt Fish"

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1 hour ago, Bob.Loblaw said:

Way too soon to be making those kinds of jokes

You're right, goes against why they changed it in the first place.  

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If Toronto can have the Leafs.

Edmonton can have Elks. 

(I bet sooner rather than later it will just be shorted to Elk)

 

Just stop calling it aircrafts. 

NO.

It's not an Aircrafts Carrier. It's Aircraft.

That grinds my gears.

 

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5 hours ago, JohnScott said:

 

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the Edmonton Elkskimos

2 hours ago, Ghostsof1915 said:

If Toronto can have the Leafs.

Edmonton can have Elks. 

(I bet sooner rather than later it will just be shorted to Elk)

 

Just stop calling it aircrafts. 

NO.

It's not an Aircrafts Carrier. It's Aircraft.

That grinds my gears.

 

depress the clutch fully

then firmly grasp shifter and move through the H pattern 

that should solve things for you

you are welcome

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