Brooklyn New Yorkers: The Worst Name in Professional Sports!

Frankie GargiuloContributor IIIDecember 14, 2010

Is it just me or did inventing a name for a professional team reach an all time low?

As if a person who had the brain of a child, decided on introducing this to the public?

For those of you who don’t know what I’m addressing, I’m speaking very frank to the possibility of the new “name change” for when the Nets move to Brooklyn.

Now, I’ve experienced some highs and some lows as a fan of NY basketball. But once the idea of a professional basketball team moving to my hometown, I kind of scratched my head and said “O….K?”

Now I’m not saying that I’m completely against the idea of the Nets moving to Brooklyn.

I’m saying that if this information you are about to read becomes true then it’s the start of Brooklyn’s worst Nightmare!

Earlier this afternoon, addressed the idea that the Nets were indeed looking for a new name once they moved to Brooklyn.

The name itself…The Brooklyn NEW YORKERS!?

As the website continued; it explained that, “On September 30, two lawyers associated with a large Philadelphia law firm sought trademark protection for the name, "Brooklyn New Yorkers", three logos featuring either a basketball or a basketball player and the Brooklyn Bridge and even a slogan, "We Come to Play".” 

As the site continued in its explanation of the soon to be new named Nets, they explained that a spokesperson for the Nets would not comment.

Personally as a fan of basketball and a once hardcore Knicks fan; I say this with all respect “ARE YOU SERIOUS?”

I say that, with a lot of respect towards the people of my own borough who actually liked the idea of calling the team the Brooklyn Knights. Due to the idea, that people from the borough of Brooklyn, are known as Brooklynites.

Some of you might be “eh, the Nets suck,” but I think you’ll agree that it’s more of the “idea” that the Nets need to come up with a better name in order to compete in a major sports marketed area like NYC.

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