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Re: New Women's Pro League!

Post by DoubleDipper on Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:26 am

What else? The Portland Beavers!!

Gotta love traditions and the traditional......


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Post by Geezaldinho on Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:35 am

A_Fan wrote:Lumberjills?

Mad

Northland College in Minnesota already took that.
Steven F. Austin is the Lady Jacks, only slightly worse.( and makes no sense)
That has all the appeal of Lady Pilots. If there is anything I hate in naming women's teams it's giving them gratuitous versions of male names.


Take Women of Troy. I get this vision of Agamemnon dragging the team in chains off into slavery.

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Post by A_Fan on Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:48 am

Timberbelles?

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Post by Geezaldinho on Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:03 pm

A_Fan wrote:Timberbelles?

Sure. Somebody just needs to photoshop a soccer ball in this picture and the mascot problem is solved.


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Post by Geezaldinho on Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:18 pm

This league is about solid backing and cutting costs.
They have to be able to recycle these:









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Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:37 pm

DoubleDipper wrote:What else? The Portland Beavers!!

Gotta love traditions and the traditional......


Too soon! Razz

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Post by Dan No Yell on Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:42 pm

The Co-Pilots. Smile

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Post by Dan No Yell on Sat Nov 24, 2012 2:43 pm

Lumberjack, I believe, is an Eastern term.
I think out here, they are called loggers.

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Post by A_Fan on Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:56 pm

Loggers it is!

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Post by Geezaldinho on Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:11 pm

Dan No Yell wrote:Lumberjack, I believe, is an Eastern term.
I think out here, they are called loggers.

I don't think so. I think the term lumberjack comes from a time when trees were felled with hand tools.

With power tools, jobs became specialized and loggers went into use as a general term.

Ken Keysey's Sometimes a Great Notion is about a family of Gyppo Loggers in Oregon.



But this fellow staring over at the Dancing Bare is a lumberjack.



Humbolt College in California uses lumberjack as a mascot also.

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Post by DaTruRochin on Sat Nov 24, 2012 8:23 pm

University of Puget Sound are the Loggers.... So there's that.

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Post by A_Fan on Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:30 pm

OK, how about Woodcutters?

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Post by Geezaldinho on Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:32 pm

DaTruRochin wrote:University of Puget Sound are the Loggers.... So there's that.

Apparently no longer:

The Puget Sound athletics teams are known as the "Loggers" with a grizzly bear, "Grizz", as their mascot. Originally only "Loggers" was used, until debate arose over the appropriateness of having a male logger be the mascot at a school which supports equal rights for men and women. The school is now trying to shift mascot recognition over to "Grizz", who is viewed as more in line with the University's focus.


Yeah, I totally get how a logger is inappropriate but "Grizz" is totally in sync with the University's focus.... Suspect


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Post by up7587 on Sat Nov 24, 2012 10:46 pm

No female loggers? Huh.


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Post by DoubleDipper on Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:22 pm

If the new Portland team were to play here, they'd need a lumberjack(jill)/woodcutter/logger......




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Re: New Women's Pro League!

Post by Geezaldinho on Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:50 pm

I'm pretty sure this one isn't getting cut down.



It turns out to be a good place for the ref to stand in the shade.

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Post by UPSoccerFanatic on Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:44 pm

That field looks a lot like one I played on at a rural school in Tanzania about 15 months ago -- boys in pants and shorts, girls in shorts (US) and skirts (Tanzania), adults in pants and shorts. Some of the girls in skirts were very good. A great memory about the universality of sport and futbol in particular. We reached that site by motor vehicle, but there was another game later at a site that could be reached only on foot.

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Post by Dan No Yell on Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:56 pm

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But this fellow staring over at the Dancing Bare is a lumberjack.



Humbolt College in California uses lumberjack as a mascot also.

Paul Bunyan, from Michigan, or perhaps Quebec.

A few years back some rich guy was collecting Paul Bunyans and offered to buy it from Kenton.

None of which has any thing to do with the topic on hand.

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Post by Geezaldinho on Sun Nov 25, 2012 7:17 pm

Dan No Yell wrote:

Paul Bunyan, from Michigan, or perhaps Quebec.

A few years back some rich guy was collecting Paul Bunyans and offered to buy it from Kenton.

None of which has any thing to do with the topic on hand.

From the wiki on Paul under the heading "authenticity":

Much of the Paul Bunyan legend, and specifically the idea of Bunyan as a giant lumberjack with a giant blue ox sidekick, was created in the 20th century for an advertising campaign. Although it is claimed in some sources that "there is no documentary evidence of any Paul Bunyan story being told before James MacGillivray's story 'The Round River Drive,' published in 1910,"[3] MacGillivray had published some stories in the Oscoda, Michigan, Press on August 10, 1906, and Governor of Michigan Jennifer M. Granholm proclaimed the centennial of that date as "Paul Bunyan Day".[4]
MacGillivray's story does not suggest that Paul Bunyan was a giant and contains no mention of a blue ox companion.[5] However, author J.E. Rockwell had written about lumberjack tales about Paul Bunyan, and referred to the (unnamed) blue ox in the February, 1910 issue of the magazine The Outer's Book. According to one tale noted by Rockwell, Bunyan was "eight feet tall and weighed 300 pounds."[6] Historian Carleton C. Ames (whose son Aldrich Ames would later become a notorious spy)[7] claimed in a 1940 article[3] that Paul Bunyan was a 20th century invention rather than a 19th century lumber camp folk hero.[8] William Laughead, an advertising copywriter who had once worked in lumber camps, took the stories of an old lumberjack and reworked them into the modern Paul Bunyan character. He sold his character to the Red River Lumber Company, which published "Introducing Mr. Paul Bunyan of Westwood, California" in 1916 as an advertising pamphlet.[9] Among other things, Laughead gave the name "Babe" to the Blue Ox, originated the idea that Paul Bunyan and Babe were of enormous size, and created the first pictorial representation of Bunyan. Authors Richard Dorson and Marshall Fitwick cite Paul Bunyan as an example of "fakelore", or a modern story passed off as an older folktale.[10][11]

So our pretend Giant lumberjack with the giant ox pet has legitimate roots on the West coast as well.

But Westwood? Maybe UCLA should be ditching the stupid extinct bear thing. They became extinct in the state right around the time Paul bought the condo near Pauley that allowed giant pets. ( hey! You don't suppose Pauley Pavilion is named for....Nah)

And a giant lumberjack character not related to the topic at hand?

Really?

This is how soccer has been promoted in Portland so far....




She might not date Paul because he's too short.

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Post by UPSoccerFanatic on Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:06 pm

I'm remembering going with my now 9-year old granddaughter and her soccer teammates to the USWNT practice at Nike last year. I remarked that Abby was much bigger in person than on TV. My DDG's response was, "She's big but the goalkeeper is humungous!" She was referring to Nicole Barnhart. Maybe the recently suggested names are not that far off the mark.

Of course, Portlandia is humungous too. According to the Geez, she would be 50 feet tall standing up. How about Portlandia FC with the nickname the River Goddesses?

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Post by A_Fan on Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:23 pm

Sounds good to me!

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Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:57 pm

UPSoccerFanatic wrote:
Of course, Portlandia is humungous too. According to the Geez, she would be 50 feet tall standing up. How about Portlandia FC with the nickname the River Goddesses?
There already is an FC Portlandia.

FC Portlandia wears purple in honor of Clive Charles, whose history with the Timbers and University of Portland has made a more than significant impact on the soccer culture of Portland and the northwest. The FCP badge the features the trident from the famous Portlandia statue.

Although it would be a cool name, and they might not mind.

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Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:10 pm

Their twitter account says:

Supporters of Portland TimbersFC formed some football clubs.
We are one of them.

Yeah, I'm guessing they could be brought around...

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Post by Geezaldinho on Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:57 pm

USSoccer has announced a press conference to make a MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT about the women's league.

Speculation is that it is to announce another team in either Western NY or Vancouver.

Much as I hate to see Portland lose Christine, I've been having trouble with the idea of CanadaSoccer paying for 16 players and Canada not getting a team.

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