Sports teams named after fonts?

Si_Daniels's picture

http://www.impactmontreal.com/en/

Unique, or are there others?

Birdseeding's picture

I can think of a bunch of cities named after typefaces, that in turn have sports teams (Alemannia Aachen, that sort of thing), but I suspect that's cheating.

So I'm digging through lists, and the one I've found so far is a team from Macau named after Stephenson Blake's Windsor: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windsor_Arch_Ka_I

Birdseeding's picture

Ah, here's another one: FC Swift.

eliason's picture

I can never remember: were the Cleveland Browns named after Shinntype's font? or was it Lineto's?

Nick Shinn's picture

Dynamo (Kiev/Houston).
Galaxy (no Polaris).
And in the collective noun category: Jazz.

Ryan Maelhorn's picture

I mean, is it really fair to say those teams were named after fonts? Those words are associated with other things besides fonts. Now, if we could find one named Helvetica...

riccard0's picture

There should be some Georgia out there.

Andreas Stötzner's picture

One day I will buy the Dallas Mavericks and rebrand them as Andron Majuscles.
Sounds more manly and sportive anyway.

Nick Shinn's picture

Think of all the punning opportunities for sports commentators.
That would be fontastic.

Té Rowan's picture

There is a scripty blackletter named Bayern out there, so I guess that covers B. Leverkusen and B. München. Anyone's up to naming a face Eintracht to give Frankfurt some coverage?

Add.l: Detroit (Pistons)

Don McCahill's picture

> I can think of a bunch of cities named after typefaces, that in turn have sports teams (Alemannia Aachen, that sort of thing), but I suspect that's cheating.

Uhm, I think it is the other way around. They typefaces are named after the cities.

Té Rowan's picture

There are at least three different faces named Maverick, so the Dallas team has a choice.

Joe Pemberton's picture

Helvetica is named for Switzerland. (Sacramento was almost named New Helvetia.)

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