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Kannapolis now has a new name

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For the record, I think this name change idea is stupid and dumb. They've pissed off their biggest contributors to free marketing, and it was a damn cool name anyway.

 

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26 minutes ago, ChiSoxJon said:

Gonna be weird seeing them in non-Sox colors

Was Kanny in sox colors?

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6 minutes ago, bmags said:

Was Kanny in sox colors?

Had one uniform that looked very similar to Sox uniform...Sox colors plus red

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Should have stuck with Intimidators, honestly.

I do like the Earnhardt reference in the logo, but I mean...

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6 minutes ago, South Sider said:

I miss the Warthogs name more than I'll miss the Intimidators.

Dash

100%, the Warthogs name was infinitely better than the Dash.

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10 hours ago, ChiSoxJon said:

Had one uniform that looked very similar to Sox uniform...Sox colors plus red

So, Dale Earnhardt's colors, then.

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Ok, they got me...I just ordered one of the caps.  My wife will love to gift it to me for Christmas :cool:

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Not a purist on this one, I love the new name and logo!! Looking forward to doing a North Carolina affiliate trip soon. 

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You guys have to understand that when a team does this, it’s because they’re not making ends meet. “Should have stuck with” isn’t really a great option, because it wasn’t working. 

Granted, the name isn’t what made them fail in the first place, but short a new ballpark, there aren’t really any better ways to sell a bunch of new merchandise and get your brand to the forefront of the local news cycle for a while. 

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On 10/23/2019 at 8:24 PM, Sleepy Harold said:

Cool tribute to Dale with the logo.

Unfortunately, still wearing the helmet without the HANS device.

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19 hours ago, Chisox378 said:

They went from tough to wimpy. I do like wimpy names too, but there was no reason for that change, silly.

Well, the reason was because now they don't have to pay the Earnhardt estate to use the name and they can actually own the name they market.

But you know, go ahead and say there was no reason.

If you need sourcing,

http://www.cabarrusmagazine.com/2019/02/14/189011/intimidators-post-open-letter-to-fans-regarding-name-change

https://www.milb.com/milb/news/kannapolis-intimidators-rebrand-as-the-cannon-ballers/c-311239580 

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6 hours ago, Quin said:

Well, the reason was because now they don't have to pay the Earnhardt estate to use the name and they can actually own the name they market.

But you know, go ahead and say there was no reason.

If you need sourcing,

http://www.cabarrusmagazine.com/2019/02/14/189011/intimidators-post-open-letter-to-fans-regarding-name-change

https://www.milb.com/milb/news/kannapolis-intimidators-rebrand-as-the-cannon-ballers/c-311239580 

There is a fan-made documentary on youtube regarding Teresa Earnhardt and her impact on all things DEI and #3 etc ... IIRC it touches on Kanny and the team name. 

As a diehard Earnhardt fan that grew up in the southeast during the 80s, I'm sad for the name change. But I get it. Teresa Earnhardt is a monster. 

EDIT: here ya go: 

 

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