June 06, 2024

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 6 comments

Utah's NHL team name is down to 6 options.

posted by tommybiden at 02:24 PM on June 06, 2024

I gotta be honest, I'm not very wild about any of them except for maybe the soccer sounding name of Utah HC. I would've gone with the Utah Parks in honor of all of their national parks. Or something to do with bees or beehives.

posted by NoMich at 02:53 PM on June 06, 2024

I did a small survey with 5 friends, Mammoth and Yeti came in 1 or 2 on 5 of the ballots.

Utah HC finished 6th on all 6 ballots.

Hive & Swarm were on the 20 name ballot, failed to advance.
Apparently the 6 finalists accounted for 60% of the votes.

posted by tommybiden at 08:28 PM on June 06, 2024

I guess Pioneers is out of the question.

If they pick Yeti, there are going to be some pissed off rural convenience store owners east of Tacoma that swear they've seen Bigfoot out by the dumpster late at night and don't want anyone moving in on the territory of their imagination.

posted by beaverboard at 01:01 AM on June 07, 2024

They'll be playing in the Overpriced Cooler Arena

posted by NoMich at 09:24 AM on June 07, 2024

I don't like any of those names. Bees would have been a decent choice for the Beehive State.

posted by rcade at 10:37 AM on June 07, 2024

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