Friday, April 18, 2008

Go, Target!

David Neiwert:
When the NBA Board of Governors meets tomorrow to vote -- as we know they will -- to move the Sonics out of Seattle and on to Oklahoma City, I'd like to suggest they take another vote alongside it: Drop the names of the cities where your teams currently reside from the teams' names. Adopt the system used by the Japanese: Just name them after the corporations that own them.

That way you could have teams like the Target Timberwolves and the Vulcan TrailBlazers and the Cablevision Knicks and, now, the Chesapeake Rustlers.

At least then it would be more honest. Fans then would know they are in fact rooting for the company that owns the team, not for their communities.

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