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Is Guardians the worst nickname in American pro sports?

Posted on 4/2/24 at 7:44 pm
Posted by BigPapiDoesItAgain
Amérique du Nord
Member since Nov 2009
2747 posts
Posted on 4/2/24 at 7:44 pm
First I don't care that they eighty-sixed the former nickname. The last thing I want to do is lampoon or belittle a group of people - that's not my business, but darn, couldn't they have come up with something better? I know it has a local connection, but again I feel like they could've done better.
This post was edited on 4/2/24 at 7:45 pm
Posted by SirWinston
PNW
Member since Jul 2014
81207 posts
Posted on 4/2/24 at 7:45 pm to
Logo and colours are as important as the name itself.

I think Commanders, Guardians, and Pelicans have all been very below average rebrands (especially coming at the major league level).

Commanders logo and uniforms are awful. Guardians name is awful, especially given what it replaced. Pelicans colours and uniforms suck balls.
This post was edited on 4/2/24 at 7:48 pm
Posted by saintsfan22
baton rouge
Member since May 2006
71464 posts
Posted on 4/2/24 at 7:47 pm to
Knickerbockers is clearly the worst we're just used to it.
Posted by Jrv2damac
Kanorado
Member since Mar 2004
64938 posts
Posted on 4/2/24 at 7:54 pm to
Indians wasn’t that great but their logo was awesome
Posted by RuckMaul1
Member since Sep 2022
299 posts
Posted on 4/2/24 at 7:57 pm to
Saw two guys at the movie theater the other day, one in a Yankees hat and one in a Guardians.

I introduced myself as an Astros fan and then asked "what minor league logo is that?" Just trying to keep our reputation intact
This post was edited on 4/2/24 at 7:58 pm
Posted by mattz1122
Member since Oct 2007
52737 posts
Posted on 4/2/24 at 8:00 pm to
I think it’s fine. At least it’s not an animal or ethnic group.
Posted by Hoodie
Donaldsonville, LA
Member since Dec 2019
2986 posts
Posted on 4/2/24 at 8:23 pm to
In the NFL, I don’t like the nicknames Bills, Commanders, Ravens, or Titans.

Posted by nola tiger lsu
Member since Nov 2007
5263 posts
Posted on 4/2/24 at 8:32 pm to
Spiders was the best option
Posted by Mason Dixon Swine
West Finger
Member since Jan 2019
2561 posts
Posted on 4/2/24 at 8:36 pm to
My friend in Cleveland calls them the "'Dians"
Posted by Tifway419
Member since Sep 2022
811 posts
Posted on 4/2/24 at 8:52 pm to
I always thought the ugliest crayon color was the worst nickname, then realized they’re named after Paul Brown which I think is pretty cool.

Imagine if LSU was the Fighting Purples
Posted by QJenk
Atl, Ga
Member since Jan 2013
15195 posts
Posted on 4/2/24 at 9:27 pm to
If I'm being honest, the Lakers are a pretty terrible nickname. It just so happens that they are one of the most storied sport franchises in all American sports.
Posted by Deplorable Duke
Lousyana
Member since Nov 2016
2040 posts
Posted on 4/2/24 at 9:30 pm to
Washington Football Team was an awesome name. Missed opportunity logo on helmet: WTF
Posted by Corinthians420
Iowa
Member since Jun 2022
6244 posts
Posted on 4/2/24 at 9:30 pm to
quote:

the Lakers are a pretty terrible nickname

especially for a team in LA.

and the other dude was wrong about Pelicans colors, they actually look good and are pretty unique in professional sports in the US.

much better than just wearing red and white like 20% of teams
This post was edited on 4/2/24 at 9:31 pm
Posted by Prominentwon
LSU, McNeese St. Fan
Member since Jan 2005
93681 posts
Posted on 4/2/24 at 9:30 pm to
I still think they should’ve went back to being the Spiders
Posted by SportsGuyNOLA
New Orleans, LA
Member since May 2014
16920 posts
Posted on 4/2/24 at 9:31 pm to
quote:

Is Guardians the worst nickname in American pro sports?


That or Commanders
Posted by SammyTiger
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Feb 2009
66303 posts
Posted on 4/2/24 at 9:35 pm to
most names are dumb and we just get used to them.

Would you name you team after a fricking colorful bird like a cardinal or the color of your sox?

Probably not.

I like the local tie in you can see the guardian statues from the stadium. but the logos are a little generic.
Posted by Madking
Member since Apr 2016
47554 posts
Posted on 4/2/24 at 9:37 pm to
Who cares, woke trash
Posted by Buckeye Backer
Columbus, Ohio
Member since Aug 2009
9235 posts
Posted on 4/2/24 at 9:54 pm to
As a lifelong Indians fan…YES…the Guardians is quite possibly the worst rebrand ever…zero meaning…named after a bridge…a bridge??? And to add insult to injury, it takes away from the movie Major League. It pisses me off to no end that 20 years from now, there will be an entire segment of the population that thinks the movie is a made up franchise. Salty…if they absolutely HAD to rebrand, they should have went with Tribe or Spiders…both have history with the franchise. Not only that, the Dolans are absolutely butchering one of the great ballparks in America with horrendous renovations. Nothing about the franchise feels the same anymore…
Posted by GeauxHouston
Houston,TX
Member since Nov 2013
4361 posts
Posted on 4/2/24 at 9:56 pm to
Wish they woulda went with the Browns and used the old St Louis Browns Logos/Unis. Woulda been cool to have two Browns in the same city.
Posted by peaster68
Mississippi
Member since Dec 2011
6115 posts
Posted on 4/2/24 at 9:57 pm to
Utah Jazz??? I mean come on… we know how the Mormons are up there.

Give it back to New Orleans where it belongs.


Charlotte Bobcats was pretty terrible BTW.
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