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What would you rename the "Rockets"?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Clutch, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. Clutch

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    So I was thinking about how ironic it is that Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton play on a team that used to be called the Washington Bullets. As most everyone knows, the Bullets were renamed the Wizards in 1997. Washington owner, Abe Pollin, had been considering renaming the team for some time because of Washington D.C.'s problem with gun murders but decided to actually move forward in 1996 after a friend was assassinated. A fan vote turned up "Wizards" as the new name.

    Similar team name -- Houston's baseball team was renamed to the "Astros" from the "Colt .45s" in 1965.

    Now, anyone who has done a news search for the term "Rockets" knows that you will get back basketball team results mixed with pages/articles relating to military, politics, war, violence and death. After all, a "Rocket" is quite a bit more deadly and violent than a "Bullet" or a "Colt. 45". I mean, wouldn't you be horrified if you saw this blue monstrosity with shark teeth blasting towards your place?

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    So what was originally intended as tongue-in-cheek is now partly -- "Seriously, who knows?" But if the PC police knocked on the door some day in the far, far off future, and the fan vote was on, what would you rename this team?

    The Houston __________ ?
     
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    Wow, never though of it before...
     
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    WTMF's. /thread.
     
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  11. kaleidosky

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    Gamblers, like the Texans should've been!
     
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    The Giant Douches or The Turd Sandwiches, if the PC police come calling, otherwise I love the Rockets name.
     
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    yea but think of the headlines when some one gets busted by for gambling. or the cheesy announcer comments when some one goes for a steal or takes a bad shot.
     
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  15. shastarocket

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    I retract my previous submission, I think we should just make it official and go with the Houston McDonalds
     
  16. FLASH21

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    I swear I literally LMFAO on that one.

    I'd take the Houston Commando's. ;)
     
  17. Rockets34Legend

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    Leave it as Houston Rockets.
     
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    Commando night at the Toyota Center, I'd be halfway on board with that idea.
     
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    I still can't believe this was the logo. Thanks Les.

    The Houston Honchos
     

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