There has been a lot of talk in recent days about Toronto finally getting a National Football League team. Toronto mayor Rob Ford is responsible for spurring this recent surge of interest with comments that he would love to see an NFL team in Toronto, that it is a deserving city and that it would be supported tremendously by the hoards of NFL-loving fans that live in Toronto and the surrounding area.
I tend to agree with the mayor in that I KNOW that Torontonians would support a team, and if the NFL truly wants to expand internationally then Toronto would be a perfect choice as the fourth largest city in North America.
The Greater Toronto Area is home to five million people, and combined with being the financial capital of Canada residents of the city would gladly shell out the cash to keep the stadium full for eight homes games a season.
All of that being said, this team would need a name. They may just end up being forced into inheriting the Toronto Bills, but if they get the expansion franchise that this city covets, what would be an appropriate name to represent the city, and all that we stand for?
Somehow the basketball people came to the conclusion that a dinosaur would represent the ferocity of our great city, while at the same time illustrating how far in the past we are living with issues such as our subway system and re-developing the waterfront.
I would hope that with an NFL team to Toronto would come a more suitable name, a name that would make all residents of this city proud to don the jersey of this unnamed and as of yet non-existent team.
I am reaching out to you, the reading public, for ideas. Throw 'em all out there. I'm all ears and I'm looking forward to your ideas and feedback.
Roger Goodell take notice.
Let the creativity begin!