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(07-23-2021 10:23 AM)ohio1317 Wrote:  Wish they would have just become The Tribe (long time nickname). No more offensive than any of hundreds of other mascots involving people of all times and backgrounds. Not PC enough though for today and chose bland over something of meaning that would have upset the wrong people.

That's what I would have gone with. Tribes are pretty universal. There were European tribes, African tribes, Aboriginal Australian tribes, etc...

I don't mind the Guardians... I think people will become fonder of the name as time passes.
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(07-23-2021 10:30 AM)Love and Honor Wrote:  Darn, I was hoping they'd go with Ohio Indians to troll everyone.

(07-23-2021 09:33 AM)GoldenWarrior11 Wrote:  Would have enjoyed a return of the Cleveland Spiders or the Cleveland Blues. Guardians just sounds like a generic Madden-inspired name that has no thought, originality or connection to the city or state.

It has something to do with a local bridge nicknamed the Guardians or something like that. At least it's not something already used by a major sports team so it's unique in that regard, even if it's a bit underwhelming. I don't think Spiders would happen since the last Cleveland team to do that was the worst in major league history and they wouldn't want to associate with that.


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Guardians is much better than Indians, but much worse than Spiders. Opportunity blown!
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reminded me of this first:
[Image: 2018-The-Guardian-logo-design.png]


Why not just call them the "Dians" since that seems like what everyone can agree with. Cleveland Dians.
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(07-23-2021 09:03 AM)quo vadis Wrote:  Seriously?

Unique. Exactly what a name should be.
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Chris Pratt to throw out first pitch in advertisement for Guardians of the Galaxy 3
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I’m no longer a fan of Cleveland baseball.
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Muskie: why? Did you prefer “Indians”?
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(07-23-2021 10:42 AM)BobcatEngineer Wrote:  
(07-23-2021 10:30 AM)Love and Honor Wrote:  Darn, I was hoping they'd go with Ohio Indians to troll everyone.

(07-23-2021 09:33 AM)GoldenWarrior11 Wrote:  Would have enjoyed a return of the Cleveland Spiders or the Cleveland Blues. Guardians just sounds like a generic Madden-inspired name that has no thought, originality or connection to the city or state.

It has something to do with a local bridge nicknamed the Guardians or something like that. At least it's not something already used by a major sports team so it's unique in that regard, even if it's a bit underwhelming. I don't think Spiders would happen since the last Cleveland team to do that was the worst in major league history and they wouldn't want to associate with that.



I'm not "authentically Cleveland," but I lived in Cleveland for 5 years. Not in the suburbs, in the city itself.

Those statues are on the bridge right by the ballpark - it's a huge bridge that spans the whole Cuyahoga River valley (not just the river itself, which is very small by Midwestern standards). I'm a big fan of public statues, so I always thought they looked nice. But I never knew that they had a name. And people rarely walk by those statues (the bridge is too long for most people to bother walking).


** edit - according to wikipedia, they're called the Guardians of Traffic (not the Guardians of Transportation).

** edit #2 - it's actually 8 statues, not 4. So they're not even famous enough for that phd guy on Twitter to get the name or the basic facts right.
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