BlueThunder wrote:You're really into that Krakhead thing. That's not what I think of at all, and most won't either.
It was a foregone conclusion that if they named the team "The Kraken", that the fans would be known as krakheads and the arena would be called the krakhouse. NHL fans from all over have been saying this for months. At least as far back as January. It's not going to "wear out". It's not going to go "blow over". Seattle fans will forever be known as krakheads, the arena will forever be known as the krakhouse. This could have easily been avoided by naming the team literally anything else.
And if they're going to go ahead and name the team The Kraken anyway, they seriously couldn't come up with a better logo than a big baby blue S? C'mon man. Could've been such a cool logo, but they went with the most obvious, most boring logo possible for a Seattle team.
And yes, I realize I'm being a huge b!@ch about all this at this point. I was just really hoping for something I was going to be really stoked about. Especially the jerseys. Instead, the whole damn thing is just lame and boring.
I'm pretty sure this is the only thing you and I have ever agreed upon. This is a historic day here on .net!
I'm right there with you, Pow. You're not being a baby. This is awful. Truly awful. What pisses me off the most is how people are acting like Kraken has ties to the PNW. It absolutely does not. The Giant Pacific Octopus does, but that shouldn't be mistaken for what the "Kraken" is. The Giant Pacific Octopus doesn't terrorize sailors, or swallow boats. It doesn't dwell off the coast of Greenland or Scandinavia in Atlantic waters. It isn't a mythical creature of Scandinavian folklore.
It's funny how people are bringing up the fact that the neighborhood of Ballard is a Scandanavian community, and that the Kraken is well known there. Give me a break. What a pile. Ballard doesn't make up Seattle. I'm sure there's no drunken sailors sitting in Ballard bars exchanging near death experiences with the "Kraken" over cold ones in Ballard, or any other Washington bar, for that matter.
Kraken is bold for all the wrong reasons, and aside from living in an ocean, makes absolutely zero sense here. If they really wanted to name the team after the Pacific Giant, that's cool. Good luck finding a decent name with that one. But they totally turned a blind eye to the fact that one is real and one a myth.
The name sucks. The Tennessee Titan wannabe colors suck. The logo sucks. The arena name sucks.
I will GLADLY eat my crow and admit any Idiocracy if I do in fact ever follow this team, and in all honesty, but hope I do. I have wanted to get into hockey for a long, long time, and it's a damn shame I won't be rooting for the home team. And yes, I realize that is my choice. For now, go Canucks.