Who Wants To Name a Football Team?

Joe NixonCorrespondent IDecember 3, 2008

What name will make the best fit for a future pro-football team: The Los Angeles Legion? Salt Lake Salt Lakers? San Francisco Storm? Monterrey Marauders? New York Yanks? Las Vegas Ramblers?


The United Football League has announced that fans will have an opportunity to name their six new franchises.


According to UFL Commissioner Michael Huyghue, former Vice President of Football Operations for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL,  in the first 24 hours of the competition the league received 2,500 “Name Your Team” entries and 40,000 Web site views.


The UFL has iterated that all potential names will be considered giving fans a chance to resurrect defunct teams or animate a team a fictional team from a film.


The UFL candidate cities include Hartford, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Monterrey (Mexico), New York, Orlando, Salt Lake City, and San Francisco. Owners and venues will be finalized in January 2009.


Of the eight candidate cities only six will emerge as final teams. Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA, is expected to own one of the UFL teams.


The UFL Commissioner will be Michael Huyghue, former Vice President of Football Operations for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the NFL. Major financing for the new league has come from Bill Hambrecht of the on-line investment company, and Tim Armstrong of Mark Cuban of the


To name a UFL team please visit here.



Joe Nixon is a senior staff writer for and has worked freelance for print media in the United States and the Kingdom of Jordan.

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