July 29, 2010
Nickname for Eastern's Red Turf
Eastern Athletics are running a fan vote contest to help find a nickname for the new red turf the debuts this fall.
And I must say. All the choices are terrible. Just awful.
Now I'm a huge fan of the red turf. I think it will be sweet. But these nicknames are just horrible.
Here's the list and why each choice is bad:
Red Sea - Red Sea, Sea of Red. These are Nebraska. Everyone knows that. Don't use it.
Red Zone - No. This is from the 20 yard-line to the goal line. Not a nickname for a field.
Inferno - Really?!?! I didn't know we were choosing a nickname for a WNBA team.
Big Red - Like the gum.
"So kiss a little longer, Make it last a little longer, Longer with Big Red! That Big Red freshness lasts right through it, Your fresh breath goes on and on, While you chew it! So say goodbye a little longer, Make it last a little longer, Give your breath long lasting freshness with Big Red!"
Red Carpet - Please tell me you're not serious! Can you say bad porno.
Ring of Fire - Like Johnny Cash. I went down, down, down into a burning ring of fire...or bad nicknames.
Lava Pit - Look out for dinosaurs!!!
You can vote at goeags.com.
I hope none of these win. I'd rather see Grizzly Blood Rug.
At the time I wrote this there were 31 total votes with Ring of Fire in first with 10, Red Zone with 7, and Inferno and Big Red tied with 5.