It would have been cool going from one color to another, plus what color do blue crabs turn once they've been steamed? Orange with the Old Bay being brown, the Cleveland Browns colors.
Good post Shas! I had forgotten what a clusterf**k that whole expansion mess was.
The Baltimore Barksdales!
I thought my wife had the best suggestion: Lords.
Colours would have been the Maryland colours.
Speros eventually sold the logo to Denver and that's what they wear on their helmets with a slight variation. Speros' horse had 3 stars next to it - one each for Baltimore's days in each league Baltimore was in.
Marauders was another cool name after the ships that the Baltimore ship yards built and one of the reasons the British attacked Baltimore.
I thought I was the only fan in town that liked the Rhinos. Everyone cringed at the name. It was suggested by the NFL.
The Bombers would have been cool and we'd have those leather jackets with the white fur collars the WW 2 bomber pilots used to wear. My dad had one and wore it til the day he died and my mom wears it now. She's 88.
But the mayor was ahead of the times asking that we not use the name after the Oklahoma bombing. It would have been even worse on 9/11.
Bullets was a cool name for our basketball team but they moved to DC and they had to change the name when DC became the murder capital of the world due to drive-by shootings and what not.
Clippers was a cool name of our hockey team and so was the Skipjacks - more names from our ship yard legacy.
I always like Baltimore Hons
Jeez, now I'm glad we didn't prevail over Jacksonville at the time. Baltimore Rhinos? Yeccchh!
I could see being called the Baltimore Murderers if we were the Marauders after the Ray Atlanta incident. Ravens was the best available option for sure!
How about let's look at all the name possibilities, outside of Stars, CFLs, Colts, and Stallions, which were woulda/coulda been due to their owners flirting with Baltimore but either getting better deals or NFL pressure to not relocate here:
- Redskins (a one or two year deal while their new stadium was to be built)
- Buccaneers (Angelos came within a whisker in the Culverhouse estate sale)