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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrus4189Cobb View Post
    I don't exactly understand the disdain for changing tradition. Baseball is full of name changes, and it's not like the Astros have a big legacy to back them up. They've been a relatively low provider of baseball culture.

    If it were up to me, I'd go with the Houston Colts. Not gonna happen...
    I don't understand the desire of late, by everyone to want to change the game. It's the greatest game in the world. Why does it need so damn many changes? It's driving me crazy and I hate it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CandlestickBum View Post
    That's a version of Colt .45s that would work actually. Colt 45s wouldn't of course, due to the malt liquor and pistol angle.

    Houston Colts....I like it.

    Although I absolutely adore the ole 45's logo and name . . . I would say . . . change it to the "Astros" . . . (they'll never notice ;-)
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    If, in the name of Political Correctness, the Washington Wizards can no longer use the name Bullets, I can't imagine Houston reviving the Colt .45s.
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    How about the Houston Knights?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich the Giants fan View Post
    If, in the name of Political Correctness, the Washington Wizards can no longer use the name Bullets, I can't imagine Houston reviving the Colt .45s.
    So the association of "Wizards" with the Klu Klux Klan is politically correct?

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    How about the Houston 95/100s? (temperature/humidity)
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    Quote Originally Posted by CandlestickBum View Post
    That's a version of Colt .45s that would work actually. Colt 45s wouldn't of course, due to the malt liquor and pistol angle.

    Houston Colts....I like it.

    I agree--

    The Astros SHOULD stay the Astros, perfectly fine name, they've been in the league as long as my beloved and beleaguered Mets...there's history attached to that name.

    Not as much, perhaps, if they'd WON some of those pennants and that WS against the White Sox, but hey--

    Then Mets and Sox fans everwhere would be a bit sadder.

    That being said, given the Colt .45 history, and the fact they're changing leagues..."Houston Colts" isn't a bad name at all.
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    I wonder what the reaction from the NFL and Jim Irsay would be about a name change to the Colts? Same with the University of Houston and Cougars name mentioned earlier in the thread. There are obviously some teams in the NFL and MLB who share names but those names go back to nearly the start, if not the start of the leagues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggtone23 View Post
    I wonder what the reaction from the NFL and Jim Irsay would be about a name change to the Colts? Same with the University of Houston and Cougars name mentioned earlier in the thread. There are obviously some teams in the NFL and MLB who share names but those names go back to nearly the start, if not the start of the leagues.
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    I hope it's not Colts. I don't want the list of shared names in pro sports to get longer.

    Rangers, Kings, Panthers, Giants, Jets, Cardinals. If the Kings (NBA) move to Anaheim, then the name Royals will be shared with the KC Royals. I'm surprised that the most overused name in college sports, Tigers, is only represented by one team in the pros.
    Using a stolen chant from Boston Celtics fans whenever an L.A. team is playing up there just reeks of inferiority complex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Laser Beam View Post
    ^ Detroit
    I know. I edited it. But what I truly meant was multiple pro teams using that name. Doesn't the SEC alone have two schools that are nicknamed "Tigers"?
    Using a stolen chant from Boston Celtics fans whenever an L.A. team is playing up there just reeks of inferiority complex.

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    Except for their original name "Colt 45s", all these team name ideas for the Astros are dopey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnderPressure View Post
    I know. I edited it. But what I truly meant was multiple pro teams using that name. Doesn't the SEC alone have two schools that are nicknamed "Tigers"?
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    I'm fine with their current nickname, despite the opportunity for people to add an extra S next to the first one, or stick an L at the beginning. Lastros hits hard these days. But I can handle a name change. I'd prefer to keep it as is, but I'm not one to get worked up over tradition. The nickname connects to their old home, the Astrodome. Since they play in Minute Maid Park now, how about loading the players up with PEDs and calling them the Juicers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AstrosFan View Post
    I'm fine with their current nickname, despite the opportunity for people to add an extra S next to the first one, or stick an L at the beginning. Lastros hits hard these days. But I can handle a name change. I'd prefer to keep it as is, but I'm not one to get worked up over tradition. The nickname connects to their old home, the Astrodome. Since they play in Minute Maid Park now, how about loading the players up with PEDs and calling them the Juicers?
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    Man Houston doesnt even have good old minor league team names to go to: Buffaloes/Buffs, Eagles, Wanderers, Magnolias, Mud Cats and Red Stockings
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggtone23 View Post
    Man Houston doesnt even have good old minor league team names to go to: Buffaloes/Buffs, Eagles, Wanderers, Magnolias, Mud Cats and Red Stockings
    Those are dreadful.

    Why not go with the Oilers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggtone23 View Post
    Man Houston doesnt even have good old minor league team names to go to: Buffaloes/Buffs, Eagles, Wanderers, Magnolias, Mud Cats and Red Stockings
    How about Lone Stars?
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