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Det, MI Have Detroit fans picked a name yet?

Discussion in 'Mid West Regional Discussion' started by Idgie, Jan 15, 2002.

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  1. Idgie

    Idgie Jedi Padawan star 4

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    We were talking about choosing a name for the Detroit fan group.If there hasn't been one picked yet,I have some suggestions.Feel free to post your own ideas,and we could vote on it.(?)

    --Garbage Chute Flyboys(my favorite)
    --Many Bothans Died
    --Bothan Spies
    --Pitiful little band

    Anyone else?
     
  2. Vaderbait

    Vaderbait Jedi Knight star 6

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    I like "Garbage Chute Flyboys". :D
     
  3. MiraxTHorn

    MiraxTHorn Jedi Master star 4

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    I was thinking we should try to use Detroit or Motown or something related to our area in the name. The only one I've come up with so far is -

    R2-Dtroit (where are you?)

    Silly I know.

    Regards,
    M.
     
  4. jedi-mind-trick

    jedi-mind-trick VIP star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I agree...we should think about a name. A bunch of us were going to get together on the 9th, and I thought we could brainstorm there and then put it to a vote in this forum.

    Thoughts?

    I thought something relating to the weather would be funny:
    Detroit FF: And you thought the weather on Hoth was bad

    Or perhaps something making fun of our roads:
    Detroit FF: A retched hive of potholes and orange barrels

    Or maybe just something simple:
    Detroit FF: Got Sith?

    Just a few ideas off the top of my head. :D


     
  5. Idgie

    Idgie Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Detroit FF:"But it's SUPPOSED to be freezing!"

    Detroit FF:"The Republic doesn't exist out here.We must survive on our own"

    Detroit FF:The place for food,folks,fun,and the Force!!

     
  6. SwordChick

    SwordChick Jedi Youngling star 2

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    lol, I love the one with the referance to Hoth. Honestly, these wampa attacks are getting to be a bit much. I liked Idgie's second one as well.
     
  7. jedi-mind-trick

    jedi-mind-trick VIP star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I was looking at some of the other cities' names, and it could go something like this?

    Detroit FF: R2-Dtroit - "But it's SUPPOSED to be freezing!"

    :D

    MiraxTHorn.......I love that R2-Dtroit thing....very clever. :D
     
  8. Idgie

    Idgie Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Detroit FF:Watch yourself,this place can be a little rough.

    Detroit FF:What an incredible smell you've discovered!!

     
  9. royalguard96

    royalguard96 Jedi Knight star 5

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    Why do I get the idea we don't have the best image of the area we live in here, with some of these name selections?

    How about the Michigan State Sith?
     
  10. Master_Domtis

    Master_Domtis Jedi Padawan star 4

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    PLEASE no State refrences....consider the U-M fans too!
     
  11. royalguard96

    royalguard96 Jedi Knight star 5

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    M_D, I am one of the biggest Michigan fans you'll find! I can't stand MSU teams, but I thought of this name because it's all-inclusive, catchy and uses one of the "cool" parts of the SW universe. Although I do really like Mirax's suggestion of R2-Detroit.
     
  12. Iwakura

    Iwakura Jedi Master star 4

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    Maybe it sounds stupid but...Detroit Rebel Alliance, or Detroit Squadron, like something with reference to a group in sw. I think that R2-Dtroit sounds pretty clever too. As far as UofM or State references, maybe you could just use Great Lakes Sith, that might be a little too inclusive though since other states border on the Great Lakes, even though they are OUR LAKES. :)
     
  13. jedi-mind-trick

    jedi-mind-trick VIP star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Just a thought: I think we should avoid any sports references in our name. The reason being is as follows:

    Believe it or not, some people aren't sports fans. And to have a sports reference in the group's title might turn some people away from getting invovled. I know that might sound silly, however, when I started that "Hockeytown FF Party Lounge," I named it for something that I thought would represent/indicate Detroit. I got several people asking me if it was a hockey thread. And I also got "I don't like hockey, can I still post there?" and that sort of thing.

    So if this is a group for everyone, then the name should reflect everyone, not just the sports fans.

    Just my two cents. :)
     
  14. Idgie

    Idgie Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Also,by using a school name,it might give the false impression that we are somehow associated with that school.It could be misleading.

    I don't know,I'd just like us to have something that sounds unique.I see some of the other groups and the names all either have "Jedi Knights","Sith Lords",or "Rogue Squadron" in them.Let's maybe try to avoid the cliches and show right from the get-go that we're different and original.I think it would help when it comes to attracting new members,too.I can only speak for myself,but I would be more likely to check out a group called "R2-Detroit,the place for food,folks,and the Force" than,say,"Detroit Knights".The first group seems like they would be more fun to hang out with,IMHO.
     
  15. StealthTrooperSTC019

    StealthTrooperSTC019 Jedi Youngling

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    R2-DTroit, THE wretched hive of scum and villiany.

    You've all got to admit that The big D does not have the most respected name in all the land. You definately can't compare Detroit to Martha's Vineyard now can you, maybe South Central L.A. though.....
     
  16. SwordChick

    SwordChick Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Lol, that's a good point.
     
  17. DarthPhelps

    DarthPhelps Jedi Master star 5

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    I agree that we would want the name to have a positive reflection if possible, and avoid the schools for the reasons mentioned. Perhaps R2-DTroit followed by a reference to the industry the area is so well known for? Maybe a mention of Detroit as the HQ for a division of Kuat Drive Yards. Perhaps tie into the Motown heritage and Max Rebo? Just some thoughts.

    Personally, I also enjoyed the Hoth reference! [face_laugh]
     
  18. DesignSith

    DesignSith Jedi Youngling star 2

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    Motown Squadron?

    I don't know. I like R2-DTroit. We're big, we're bad, we're from DETROIT.
     
  19. FearAndBullets

    FearAndBullets Jedi Youngling star 1

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    MotorCity Scouts
    MotorCity Rebels
    MotorCity Tauntauns
    MotorCity Mad Droids
    DETK-3PO
    That's no moon...it's Detroit
    Downtown Geonosians
    Rieekan's Rebels
    Echo Base: Detroit Style
    Derlin's Detroit
    Woodward Wampas
    Detroit Reeks
    Detroit Droidekas
    Detroit Detonators
    Kuat Drive Yards of Detroit (they are the AT-AT manufacturers)
    Lions, Tigers, and Banthas...oh my

    ok...sorry -just brainstorming
     
  20. Idgie

    Idgie Jedi Padawan star 4

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    The Motown Cantina?
     
  21. SparklerV

    SparklerV Jedi Youngling star 1

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    How 'bout

    "Detroit, Dagobah" like you'd say "Detroit, Michigan"?


    Catherine
     
  22. The-Clone-Ranger

    The-Clone-Ranger Jedi Youngling

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    maybe you guys could be "Red Wing Squadron" or something?

    then again you already got a name picked...

     
  23. TheHuntressDiana

    TheHuntressDiana Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Yeah, it's a little hard to change it since we've acquired the URL and made T-shirts. ;)
     
  24. The-Clone-Ranger

    The-Clone-Ranger Jedi Youngling

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    hey, dont you at least "like" my suggestion? lol
     
  25. Sith_Sock

    Sith_Sock Jedi Youngling

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    I know I know, how bout Detroit Star- We get blown up by Socks everyday
     
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