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Boston Bombers basketball team to change name
The Toronto Sun ^
| April 24 2013
| QMI Agency
Posted on 04/24/2013 12:18:14 PM PDT by xp38
A semi-pro women's basketball team has decided to change its name after last week's bombings at the Boston Marathon.
The Boston Bombers, whose black, red and white logo featured a cartoon bomb with a wick and basketball grooves, decided after last Monday's bombings at the Boston Marathon to change their moniker, Gawker reports.
"We changed it due to events Monday," a team spokesperson told Gawker in an e-mail. "Our fans (were) not happy with the name."
The team, which plays in the Women's Blue Chip Basketball League, plans to unveil their new name this week, Gawker reports. Their website, bostonbombersbasketball.com, has been taken down and the team's Facebook page has been deactivated, Gawker reports.
The team is currently listed on the WBCBL website as the Boston Bulldogs.
TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: basketball; boston
posted on 04/24/2013 12:18:14 PM PDT
These people are nuts. No sane person is going to associate their team with the events of the Marathon.
posted on 04/24/2013 12:19:53 PM PDT
(LBJ declared war on poverty and lost. Barack Obama declared war on prosperity and won. /csmusaret)
May as well just change it to the Boston Boring. At least that’s truth in advertising.
posted on 04/24/2013 12:20:50 PM PDT
(Sorry, gone rogue.)
Are they changing it to the Boston Tsarnaevs?
posted on 04/24/2013 12:20:53 PM PDT
by Brooklyn Attitude
(Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
posted on 04/24/2013 12:21:09 PM PDT
(The Republic is dead. I do not owe what we have any loyalty, wealth or sympathy.)
posted on 04/24/2013 12:22:01 PM PDT
Why change the name? Was that the cause of the calamity?
posted on 04/24/2013 12:23:35 PM PDT
("It's a Religion of Peace")
We'll always have Raquel in Kansas City Bomber at least.
posted on 04/24/2013 12:25:40 PM PDT
posted on 04/24/2013 12:30:58 PM PDT
posted on 04/24/2013 12:32:46 PM PDT
I think someone is a little optimistic.
No PC concerns at all.
posted on 04/24/2013 12:38:49 PM PDT
(ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
My all time favorite:
posted on 04/24/2013 12:39:45 PM PDT
by Wyatt's Torch
(I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
The Boston Bull Dykes?.......
posted on 04/24/2013 12:41:05 PM PDT
by Red Badger
(Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
posted on 04/24/2013 12:56:59 PM PDT
(The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
posted on 04/24/2013 1:03:24 PM PDT
posted on 04/24/2013 1:18:29 PM PDT
by Trod Upon
(Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
How about the Boston Dependents
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