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    "The Houston 1836"?

    The name of the new Houston Franchise in the MLS is the "1836," commemorating the year when the city was founded. When I first heard it, my reaction was negative (just as it was when I first heard "singular" names for teams i.e. "The Heat"). On reflection though I kind of like it.

    http://www.mlsnet.com/MLS/hou/

    EDIT: I also like that their team president is named Oliver Luck.



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    Re: "The Houston 1836"?

    Does anyone think the fans/local sportswriters will shorten the name to be the "Thirty-Sixers" or something? I'm sure at least fans will do it.
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    Re: "The Houston 1836"?

    So this year's team is the 2006 1836. Yea, dumb name.
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    Re: "The Houston 1836"?

    I wonder if people reacted like this when Philadelphia got a NBA team?

    I didn't think the MLS was doing well enough to expand.

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    Re: "The Houston 1836"?

    I like it. But I still don't like soccer.

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    Re: "The Houston 1836"?

    I think what the MLS is trying to do is name the teams in the league in a similar way to European teams. DC United is obviously a reference to Manchester United, Real Salt Lake (as far as I know there are no Spanish royalty in Utah) is a reference to Real Madrid and this team must be a reference to some of the German teams with years for their names.
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    Re: "The Houston 1836"?

    I thought this thread was the sequal to the "Houston 500" porn flick. 1836 would be impressive.
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    Re: "The Houston 1836"?

    oh.... I thought she was going for another world record or something.
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    Re: "The Houston 1836"?

    Quote Originally Posted by yankeesAZ
    I thought this thread was the sequal to the "Houston 500" porn flick. 1836 would be impressive.
    I thought that too, but then I noticed it wasn't in the Sports Bar.

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    Re: "The Houston 1836"?

    Quote Originally Posted by yankeesAZ
    I thought this thread was the sequal to the "Houston 500" porn flick. 1836 would be impressive.
    Same here.
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    Re: "The Houston 1836"?

    I don't like the name and I hate soccer.

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    Re: "The Houston 1836"?

    Quote Originally Posted by PettittesPrincess
    I don't like the name and I hate soccer.
    Yeah, soccer is pretty useless.

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    Re: "The Houston 1836"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Socal Pinstriper
    The name of the new Houston Franchise in the MLS is the "1836," commemorating the year when the city was founded.
    More broadly, 1836 was also the year of the battle at the Alamo, the battle of San Jacinto and of Texas winning independence from Mexico. That may have more to do with why they picked that name than simply the founding of Houston.

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    Re: "The Houston 1836"?

    Quote Originally Posted by hellonewman
    More broadly, 1836 was also the year of the battle at the Alamo, the battle of San Jacinto and of Texas winning independence from Mexico. That may have more to do with why they picked that name than simply the founding of Houston.
    Your history is correct. i was just going by what they said on their website.



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    Re: "The Houston 1836"?

    Remember that time someone scored a goal?
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    Re: "The Houston 1836"?

    Quote Originally Posted by JDPNYY
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    Re: "The Houston 1836"?

    Don't most of the games end with a score of 0-0, and then are decided by who had the most 2 handed over the head inbound passes or something?
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    Re: "The Houston 1836"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman23
    oh.... I thought she was going for another world record or something.
    Heh

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    Re: "The Houston 1836"?

    Still waiting for soccer to catch on.........................................

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    Re: "The Houston 1836"?

    Quote Originally Posted by StaceyRosie
    Heh
    Scores and Houston? You are awesome!

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    Re: "The Houston 1836"?

    As much as I love sports, soccer is pretty boring. I try to force myself to watch only USA National Team games aka the Olympics/World Cup.
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    Re: "The Houston 1836"?

    I played soccer alot when I was younger....and played 3 years of varsity in HS.

    However, you couldnt pay me to watch an MLS match.

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    Re: "The Houston 1836"?

    I like the world cup. that's about it.



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    Re: "The Houston 1836"?

    what a crappy name! im a huge fan of soccer. Which is unusual in North America these days. This new name.. just brings more disgrace to the already dwindling sport today.

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