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El Paso's new Triple-A team is all bark and no bite

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TigerVols, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Welcome your El Paso Chihuahuas.

    Because that's a better name than Desert Gators.

    http://www.abqjournal.com/286972/sports/in-el-paso-not-everyones-crazy-about-calling-team-the-chihuahuas.html
     
  2. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    I'll bet there are way more chihuahuas in El Paso than desert gators. For that matter, when was the last time you saw a gator in the desert?
     
  3. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Is Taco Bell gonna do the ballpark concessions? [/rememberingthosecommercials]
     
  4. joe king

    joe king Active Member

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    Had to do it.
     
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  5. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    No, you didn't.
     
  6. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    It does make a bit of sense for an El Paso team. The city is on the norther edge of the Chihuahua Desert, and also borders Chihuahua state in Mexico.
     
  7. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    As a Breaking Bad fan, I'd have voted for Exploding Tortoises.
     
  8. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    So in Hedline-ese will they be referred to as the Chichis?
     
  9. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Ladies and gentlemen, your clubhouse leader.
     
  10. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    I'd use El Paso Mean-Tempered Drooling Rat Dogs on first reference.
     
  11. J Staley

    J Staley Member

    I didn't like any of the finalists when I first heard them. Then I read the city kept alligators for years at a downtown park and Desert Gators made some sense — at least to the standard of other minor league teams. I was hoping for that, thinking it might make for a cool logo.

    Chihuahuas is terrible, but is it that much worse than the other remaining options? ... Aardvarks (generic), Buckaroos (a word that came from white people's inability to say vaquero properly) and Sun Dogs (meh)
     
  12. El Guapo

    El Guapo New Member

    Compadres would've been a home run, given their affiliation with San Diego.
     
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