June 06, 2021

Edmonton Ex-Eskimos Unveil New Name: The CFL's Edmonton franchise has dropped a video to announce its new name and logo.

posted by rcade to football at 04:01 PM - 6 comments

That works for me.

They can even do a "throwback" helmet and still use the EE logo.

posted by grum@work at 07:51 PM on June 06, 2021


More than 1 Elk is Elk.

But I suppose Edmonton fans can drink Beers watching the Elks .. or drink Beer watching the Elk.

Just as long as they get to watch again.

posted by cixelsyd at 12:02 PM on June 07, 2021

I think they chose Elks over Elk to be closer to Esks.

I read somewhere that if it's a proper noun the plural rules go out the window and are established by the creator, which is why there's no Toronto Maple Leaves.

posted by rcade at 01:21 PM on June 07, 2021

If you belong to a fraternal organization in the US, you can be whatever you want. Either Elks or Moose.

Beaver or beavers, either one is a dam site better than being a muskrat.

Lodge on, brothers.

posted by beaverboard at 07:13 PM on June 07, 2021

Since my high school mascot is the Elks (Centerville, Ohio), I'm good with this. Still Hamilton is my team (as much as a CFL team can be), but I might have to cheer on our namesakes a little bit.

posted by jagsnumberone at 09:51 PM on June 07, 2021

According to Massey Ratings Mascot Search this is the first professional team with the name.
23 high schools use this mascot, including one a few miles from where I use to live and once refereed a basketball game.

posted by prof at 11:18 AM on June 10, 2021

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