Over on CoachCal.com, they’ve launched a new fan poll to decide the 2011-2012 championship team’s “official” nickname. I’ve always been a fan of letting nicknames evolve naturally, but this works too.
The voting options include: The Undeniables, Team-8 (as in teammate), The Young Guns, The Young and the Relentless, and The Selfless Seven. I’m not in love with any of these nicknames, but I think The Undeniables is probably the best option. It’s relevant to the team, falls in line with past nicknames, and is simply the most graceful. Not to mention, it currently has a healthy lead.
As for the other options: The Young Guns is too cliched; The Young and the Relentless is based off a soap opera (enough said); The Selfless Seven ignores half the team; and Team-8 is generally okay, but it’s hard to communicate easily.
You can vote here.
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