Ramblings of the Mad Cow

As I mentioned on Sunday, the RiverKings are thinking of changing their name. They even have a poll on their website to vote for the new name. Seems like some fans are a little miffed at the prospect.

From the Commercial Appeal

Skating a thin line
Editorial 06/14

As the Memphis RiverKings hockey team considers a name change, caution may be in order.

It’s understandable for team officials to want a name that inspires fans. However, since the minor league team moved from Memphis to Southaven several years ago, a name that’s too geographically specific runs the risk of pleasing a portion of the fan base while alienating the rest of it.

Through the end of this month, the team is conducting an online poll with the following choices: DeSoto RiverKings, Memphis RiverKings, Mid-South RiverKings, Mississippi RiverKings and Southaven RiverKings.

The most popular response will presumably be chosen as the team’s name. Democracy is a good thing, of course, but voters really should think about these choices carefully.

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