Intimidating names for teams
Too bad the Canadian senate isn't nearly that cool. Teams: Calgary Flames These Canadian cities really have to step up their naming skills.
Though the Flames might seem awesome at first, the lack of specification really hurts.
Though they are not reflected on the stat sheet, team names are an indisputable elements of our sports culture.Teams: Oklahoma City Thunder Thunder is only scary for a split second, but then it's quickly over.Oklahoma City would have been much better off with a team name that alludes to its desert climate or its Western history.If the name were Flamethrowers or Flaming Arrows, Calgary would be in business, but when I think of flames, I think of candles, and candles just aren't badass.Maybe it's just me, but, until Calgary adds an incendiary adjective to its name, it's not moving up.