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Newsroom Debate

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Diabeetus, Jun 23, 2007.


NFL Europe or NFL Europa?

Poll closed Jun 28, 2007.
  1. NFL Europe

    22 vote(s)
  2. NFL Europa

    20 vote(s)
  1. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    Help us out in our argument. Also, any good insight is appreciated.
  2. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    NFL Europa is its official name. Retarded yes, but that's what it is.
  3. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    That's what some of us were arguing for, but the others liked Europe because it sounded more "normal."
  4. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    So does saying Miami Heat is, but it's still wrong.
  5. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    They moved all the games from sites in Europe to one of the moons of Jupiter ...
  6. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

  7. steveu

    steveu Well-Known Member

    Europa? Where are the Pirate Twins? (Those of you into early 1980s music may get the joke. :) )
  8. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    Next year, they move the whole thing to Mississippi and it'll be ...

    NFL Eupora
  9. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    I love newsroom debates like this. I really do.

    I would be fun to explain to a reader that we get into knock down dragouts over what to call NFL Europa.

    But I'm as guilty as anyone. Datelines are my pet peeve.
  10. pallister

    pallister Guest

    I have to go with spnited on this one and say who gives a damn.
  11. John

    John Well-Known Member

    What does whether or not we think a name is stupid or strange have to do with anything? If the official name is NFL Europa, then that's what you call it.

    D'Brickashaw Ferguson has a stupid first name, but we're not going to change it to Earl in the paper because it's more normal.
  12. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Do we call Greece, "Ellas" even though that's the official name as they say it over there? Is Rome "Roma" here like it is there? We call the part of Italy where the Winter Olympics were held Turin even though it's Torino over there.

    Or is this a different argument? It could be advocated both ways I suppose.
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