Sports teams named after fonts?

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Simon Daniels's picture
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Sports teams named after fonts?
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http://www.impactmontreal.com/en/

Unique, or are there others?

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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

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Ah, here's another one: FC Swift.

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

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

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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...

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There should be some Georgia out there.

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

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

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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)

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> 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.

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

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