Anonymous
Last year

Potential Names for Tasmanian NBL team

Please keep this discussion related only to the name.

Huskies have the early lead, that will depend on whether LK and Hickey can do business.

Location wise, the obvious choices are either "Tasmanian" or "Hobart."

As for the name, well unless you have something iconic like the Devils or maybe even Tigers, I personally don't think it matters, provided its something that's easy to market.

It won't be the "Tasmanian Devils". That was the state's former VFL team name, is used for all junior representative teams, and would undoubtedly feature in the proposed 2nd tier national comp by the AFL.
Trademarks are held by both AFL, and AFL Tasmania.

Interestingly, the CLB tried to register the old "Hobart Devils" trademark, along with "Melbourne Magic" and "Sydney Supersonics", and the NBL opposed the Devils and Magic applications.
(But that could simply be related to the potential sales of "retro" apparel, as the NBL has registered apparel trademarks for a bunch of old teams.)

Similarly, it won't be the "Tasmanian Tigers" as that is the Cricket team

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Anonymous  
Last year

The Inbreds???

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Anonymous  
Last year

Hobart Devils or Hobart Tigers or Hobart Timbers

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PeterJohn  
Last year

'Hobart Devils' and 'Tasmanian Devils' are both registered to CLB, since February 2018 (http://www.abr.business.gov.au/ABN/View?abn=17623542718).

So it won't be 'Devils'.

'Tasmanian Tigers' is registered to a cricket team.

The other unique Tassie animals don't really resonate for a sporting team's name - Bettongs, Quolls and Pademelons??


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Perthworld  
Last year

Has to be Devils (Hobart). CLB are scumbags.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Southern huskies

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Anonymous  
Last year

The Tassie Quolls sounds good to me. Top Quollity name.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Mercury reporting Huskies are rebranding themselves to Tasmanian Huskies from next year.

Theyre going for it.

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Anonymous  
Last year

When will they change nz breakers to Auckland?

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Perthworld  
Last year

When another NZ teams comes in.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Wellington should be in with Canberra next. 11 and 12.

Newcastle with its new stadium and an upgrade will be 13.

Maybe Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast as 14.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Geelong is Victorian team 3 no doubt.

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Perthworld  
Last year

Cannons, Falcons, Rollers and Supercats.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Cannons is cool. Always liked the name.
Newcastle could be hunters
Gold Coast waves maybe
Geelong supercats, potentially too similar to wildcats. Not sure.

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Perthworld  
Last year

I've always thought Rollers was the slickest NBL team name.

They see me rollin'
They hatin'
Patrolling and tryin' to catch me ridin' dirty
Tryin' to catch me ridin' dirty

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Anonymous  
Last year

Tasmania ManBearPigs

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Anonymous  
Last year

Aren't the rollers the wheelchair team?

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UseTaHoop  
Last year

"The Tassie Quolls sounds good to me. Top Quollity name.“

ROFL.

Serious note: quolls are very much endangered.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Maybe Cairns should be called the Quolls then

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Anonymous  
Last year

Quolls are a beautiful animal by the way. Tasmanian Huskies, we the south.

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George  
Last year

I hope Hickey & Kestelman are on the same page. Hickey has made the running to get the SEABL Chargers into the Southern Huskies in the NZNBL. All that as a stepping stone to the NBL.
People have gotten on board with all the changes & the new direction. The change probably did put a few noses out of joint.
Making another major change & dumping the Huskies will really confuse things.
That said, getting the NBL license is really all that matters.
It would be good to keep as many of the staff & volunteers as possible. You need the heart & soul they represent.
Tassie Huskies would suit me fine. With the huge facility investment on offer I'd think they'll play all games in Hobart.
Calling it Tassie at least appeals to the whole state.

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D2.0  
Last year

I guess the advantage, if they go for something "non traditional" is that it keeps the options open to go with either Tasmanian or Hobart (or even Southern if they prefer.)

Tasmanian Thunder

Tasmanian Timberwolves (Not Australian and could run afoul of NBA IP)

I reckon "Brewers" would be a great name, but too many IP issues.

Huskies is fine (if Hickey stays involved) as its original and clean IP wise.

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Tassie Devil  
Last year

No one knows that Kestleman has stated he wants a Tassie team to have the word Tasmania in the title?
Dazz there is a team in Devonport called the Thunder but you clearly don't know that.

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Anonymous  
Last year

The Maps of Tassie has a certain ring to it.

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Anon  
Last year

TASSY APPLES.get ya teeth into that.

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Anon  
Last year

Tas Mania. The maniacs.

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D2.0  
Last year

"No one knows that Kestleman has stated he wants a Tassie team to have the word Tasmania in the title?"

Does nobody not know what not you is not talking not about??

Are you trying to make a statement, or just intent on contradicting yourself?
If you want to say "Kestleman has stated he wants a Tassie team to have the word Tasmania in the title", just say it.
That would certainly be interesting to know.

"Dazz there is a team in Devonport called the Thunder"

There are teams called Thunder all over the world, what's your point?
In case it wasn't obvious, I was just mentioning a couple of alliterative examples. I have no idea what LK may want to call the teams, nor (apart from the obvious) do I know what names might especially resonate with Tasmanians.
(My inlaws were from a place called Snug, and later lived near Launceston (Beauty Point?) but they have since passed, so I can't ask them.)

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Jason Cadee  
Last year

Tasmania Vacuums

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Andrew  
Last year

The Tassie Toe Rags

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Tassie Devil  
Last year

"Dazz doesn't think before he posts"
Spot on.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Agree with Perthworld Dazz doesn't think.

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Palestine Folau  
Last year

Tassie Islanders, potential for Izzy Folau to be a spokesperson.

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Anonymous  
Last year

There's not a host of names that would fit with the Tasmanian identify.

For animales, it's almost limited to Devils, Tigers, Huskies (or maybe Tiger Snakers, or Copperheads)

Could do something weather related like Thunder, Storm, Cyclones, or Hurricanes.

Or, if they wanted to pay homage to the timber industry they could, but it would be something classically American, like Loggers or Lumberjacks.

Not the most inspiring names.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Tassie Massacre

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Anonymous  
Last year

Tassie or southern huskies we the south

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Ben  
Last year

I'm with anon, ManBearPigs, haha.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Smart move, getting in there before the AFL and A-League. Problem is they'll be competing directly with the only Tassie team that exists in a national league - the Hobart Hurricanes T20 team.

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Big Ads  
Last year

Tasmanian Mariners, Tasmanian Rapids, Tasmanian Mountaineers

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Anonymous  
Last year

Tassie Mappers

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anon  
Last year

Tasmanian Huskies if possible - unify north and south with the already popular Huskies name.

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Ballalld4y  
Last year

Tassie Cousins

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David  
Last year

Tasmanian Boatymcboatfaces

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Anonymous  
Last year


Ballalld4y I can see why you don't post a lot. School holidays?

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PeterJohn  
Last year

Anon - I like the weather theme. The Roaring Forties could work.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Tassie has to be in the name. Compulsory.

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Anonymous  
Last year

In the coverage of last nights game in nznbl it was announced that next season there going to be called Tasmanian Huskies.

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Anonymous  
Last year

It would have to be the Tasmanian Tigers.

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Anonymous  
Last year

While it would be the best name, that's the cricket team already. Don’t think they use the same name.

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Anonymous  
Last year

In the coverage of last nights game in nznbl it was announced that next season there going to be called Tasmanian Huskies.

Yes the Southern Huskies will be renamed to the Tasmanian Huskies. Nothing to do with a potential NBL team name (yet).




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Leigh Murrell  
Last year

The Tasmanian Frost Giants

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Anonymous  
Last year

Thanks Leigh for your first meaningless post. Look forward to many more. Said no one ever.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Thanks for your worthless post anonymous.
It's easier for us to post garbage isn't it.
Can't show our history cocksucker :)

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Anonymous  
Last year

What about Tasmanian Convicts showing their history - Mt Gambier are called the Pioneers

Or how about Tasmanian Demons being a play on what Tasmania was originally referred to - Can Diemans land

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proud  
Last year

@866, that's a very clever name. I like the Demons.

Props to you mate

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Anon  
Last year

Tassy Bad Apples

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robt.  
Last year

...and a future WNBL team could be the Tassie Granny Smiths!

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Perthworld  
Last year

WNBL - has to be Islanders.

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Paul  
Last year

Larry back in town today - let's see what gets announced next

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Nebb  
Last year

"TASMANIA entering the National Basketball League could soon be a reality, says league owner Larry Kestelman.
Mr Kestelman hit Hobart to start formal negotiations with the Glenorchy City Council over the sale of the Derwent Entertainment Centre and Wilkinsons Point before heading to the Executive Building to update Premier Will Hodgman, Treasurer Peter Gutwein and new Sport and Recreation Minister Jeremy Rockliff about his plans for the DEC, a Tasmanian NBL team and to seek Government support.
The council and Mr Kestelman have entered a 120-day agreement to negotiate the sale of Tasmania's biggest indoor venue.
Mr Kestelman, who made his millions in property development and the creation and sale of internet company Dodo, was full of praise after his day of meetings.
"We’ll get through the 120 days and work with the Government but I couldn’t be more pleased with the process and the goodwill and the support from both the Tasmanian Government, the council and everyone seems to be onboard with what we are trying to achieve," Mr Kestelman said.

“I think we can make it a reality, there is a lot of work to go under the bridge.”
NBL owner Larry Kestelman in Salamanca Square before having a meeting at the Executive Building. Picture: ZAK SIMMONDS
The Government and Mr Kestelman have agreed to enter into a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding to advance discussions, including what role the State Government may play.

Mr Hodgman described the meeting as productive."

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Anonymous  
Last year

Where are you live now Paul?

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Anonymous  
Last year

The rumoured amount of government funding required was 25 million + 1.5 million ongoing.

Remember that 10 million has already been promised by this government for a multi purpose indoor sport facility in hobarts norther suburbs.

So essentially LK is asking for 15 million and then 1.5 million year on year.

Seems a good deal to me given it would unlock 200 million of private investment and get the state its own nbl franchise.

This is assuming those numbers are true which is still unclear

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Anonymous  
Last year

I would make sure there is an iron clad contract that he spends the $200mill on the infrastructure. Other wise it's pointless.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I would make sure there is an iron clad contract that he spends the $200mill on the infrastructure. Other wise it's pointless.

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Anonymous  
Last year

It's a great deal when you see how much money they chuck at Hawthorne and North Melbourne who fly in fly out imposters .

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I believe the most iconic image of Tasmania is the power magnitude, always active and natural presence of the raging rivers. Tassie Rivers would be a great name for our NBL team.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Hobart huskies.

Don't like using state or country names.

Nz breakers should be Auckland breakers ASAP. A second team right away, maybe in next 2 seasons. Wellington Saints seem the best fit.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Next 3

Jerseys
Hobart huskies dark green and red colour. Like tassie state teams...
Wellington Saints black and yellow. Like a league colours, different to black and blue of breakers.
Canberra cannons, light blue and navy, Like capitals uniforms.

Away jerseys would be,opposite in colour. Red n green, yellow and black, navy and light blue.

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Anonymous  
Last year

The Islanders of Tasmania

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Anonymous  
Last year

It's all coming together with homicide becoming gm.

Tassie salmons is the new name.
wearing salmon jerseys with a cupcake on it stamped with a cross.

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Anonymous  
Last year


The Apple (Isle) Turnovers

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Anonymous  
Last year

Hobart Heals

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Anonymous  
Last year

Tasmanian Oaks or Hobart Huon Pines

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anyone  
Last year

Hobart Homicide. Would sit well with the new GM.

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Perthworld  
Last year

Has to be Devils.

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Anonymous  
Last year

You need a name that will resonate with most Tasmanians.

Southern Stoners

Tasmanian Tweakers

Their Major Sponsor should be the WA Taxpayers, like everything else in Tasmania

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Anonymous  
Last year

Gotta love the cockwombles. LK has already said Tassie has to be in the title.
Clearly you are a stoner and you want a team named after you.

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Anonymous  
Last year

LK is a smart business man, homicide should be left where he is, GM, turn it up.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Yeah I agree. What did you actually want to say? Was there a point?

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Anonymous  
Last year

Homicide has put his hand up for the GM job of new Tasmanian team guaranteeing finals first year.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Who ever is GM (please not Homicide) will need to ensure finals first year. The Phoenix shoud be there this season and no new team would want to come in with a mediocre ladder position at season's end.
I reckon there will be a lot of hiring and firing in the first few seasons.

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koberulz  
Last year

I don't think anyone would expect an expansion team to make playoffs right out of the gate.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I certainly do and those around me that I spoke at The Blitz were certainly expecting that.
Equally I spoke to someone from the Phoenix and they were certainly expecting to make the Finals.

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Anonymous  
Last year

You clearly set a lot of mediocre bars in life KR.
I guess that's you post so much crap here.

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Anonymous  
Last year

ROFL

Only way the Tweakers make the finals in their first season, is if we go back to a "Final 8" setup.
And even then they might struggle.

But don't worry, keep on huffing, Billy-Bob.

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Graeme Richard Gray  
Earlier this year

LAUNCESTON MINERS,SUNSHINE COAST PIRATES.WEST MELBOURNE SAINTS.SOUTH MELBOURNE MAGIC.TOWNSVILLE SUNS.NORTHERN TERRITORY CROCS.CANBERRA CANNONS.BANKSTOWN BRUINS.SOUTH SYDNEY SPIRITS.WESTSYDNEY RAZORBACKS.HOBART DEVILS.WEST ADELAIDE BEARCATS GEELONG SUPERCATS . WITH NBL1 THERE COULD BE A LOT OF EXPANSION

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Tasmanian team should be called the Perth Bandits,
cos they steal all our GST

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

@ Big ads Tasmanian Rapids is the best name I have seen. Here's mine.. Tasmania Bites ( relating to the apple Isle )

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Is it true that Tasmanian used to be connected to the mainland?

and that Bass Strait is just a ditch dug by Victorians?

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Jessica Young  
Last month

The Tasmanian Storms

Because they are going to blow the other teams of the ricter scale.

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Jessica Young  
Last month

The Tasmanian Storms

Because they are going to blow the other teams of the ricter scale.

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Cornholio  
Last month

Richter.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Off

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Anonymous  
Last month

The Richter scale measures earthquakes, not storms.

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D2.0  
Last month

Well I think we can safely say it WON'T be the Tasmanian Devils.
AFL moved to stitch that up.
Maybe they could still make a case for the Hobart Devils, but I think that goes against the inclusivity aim.
Tigers would also seem to be out (Cricket & Hockey)

But I guess the reality is that once you move away from the obvious, there are plenty of decent names out there.
As a simple alliteration I quite like the Thunder, but that's a pretty crowded IP space.
Plenty of names to choose from.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Devils would be great, so avoid any conflict with other sides throw the teams colours in front of it, ie the tassie Red Devils or tassie green devils or what ever they select.

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LoveBroker  
Last month

That sucks, Devils would be the #1 choice, then Tigers.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Tassie Tropics (ironic), or the Tassie Tundra

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Anonymous  
Last month

maybe the best name is the tigers and hope the name gets MEL tigers into it just like the Sydney swan moving to Sydney

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Anonymous  
Last month

I do like the name Tassie Lions" fits with the Tassie flag well and the UoT.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Everyone forget 'Devils', it's not happening, same with Tigers, not happening either, The Rapids works, The Timbers is ok, the Storm...or Thunder ?..nah, the Brewers nah, The mountaineers is not too bad.

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Perthworld  
Last month

Has to be Devils.

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proud  
Last month

For those that want Tasmanian Tigers, why not the Thylacines as that is the Tasmanian Tigers real name.

I also like the demons (for Van Diemen's land) and with more crayfish varieties than fish varieties in Tasmania and even protected Tasmanian giant crayfish/lobster maybe someone can think up a name pertaining to the crayfish and have the mascot with massive nippers too. Maybe Demons with the crayfish mascot and logo?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Tassie Red Claws?

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D2.0  
Last month

Devils would be great, so avoid any conflict with other sides throw the teams colours in front of it, ie the tassie Red Devils or tassie green devils or what ever they select.

The problem is going to be the logo.
Firstly, every man and his dog in Tasmania has registered something, everything from Cherries to Poo.
"Taz Devil" the cartoon character, and all his iterations, is registered by Warner Bros, so whilst there's an obvious matchup for "Looney Tunes" round, it might otherwise be an issue.


is held by Tasmanian Football


was lodged last year by the AFL

The problem is not just getting something different registered, its navigating the shitstorm every time you want to produce a new top or piece of memorabilia.

Also keep in mind that any new TM application, even if it doesn't specifically overlap an existing TM, can be challenged on the basis of prior use.

You also have to come back to the point that this team is dependent on government largesse. Not only does that usually result in truly inspiring names such as the Fremantle Wharfies, but they won't pick a fight with the AFL.

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KET  
Last month

Tassie Lions is the best least conflicting name surely?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Tasmanian devils then, f..k the afl.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Dazz always not on the ball. It's been discussed here for months. Devils can't be used. Tigers CA, Thunder maybe not and the list goes on. Try and keep up please. Storm unlikely and so it goes

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Russ  
Last month

The "Hobart Tas Men"

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Fred  
Last month

Dribblers

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Anonymous  
Last month

I have said Lions for ages. Fits with the flag and the UoT.

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D2.0  
Last month

Well, I mean there's stupid, and then there's this:

Dazz always not on the ball. It's been discussed here for months. Devils can't be used. Tigers CA, Thunder maybe not and the list goes on. Try and keep up please.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Tasmania Pride" as as been mentioned in previously. The Lion mascot and to unify north and south!!

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Anonymous  
Last month

Pride was the original name suggested by the NBL. Let's hope the public vote doesn't get over ridden.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Van Demons

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Anonymous  
Last month

Pride is pretty good imo.

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Anonymous  
Last month

A pride is a group of lions.

Lion is on the tasmanian flag

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Tasmania

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Anonymous  
Last month

Vote here for the Tasmanian Team name.

https://www.nbltas.com.au/

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Denis  
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Denis  
Last month

The Van Diemans. The Vs or The Ds.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Tasmanian Two-Heads

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Anonymous  
Last month

Tassie Turbos. The Tasmanian Native Hen is known as the Turbo Chook and can run at speed.
Peter

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Matthew Alberry  
Last month

Tasmania Allstars

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John Alberry  
Last month

Tasmanian Truganini

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Charmaine  
Last month

Tassie lsland cubs. . .

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Sue Scanlon  
Last month

Our New NBL side name should be TASSIE CONVICTS

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Anonymous  
Last month

Tassie people can vote here. https://www.nbltas.com.au/ Tasmanian votes only are eligible. Good to see Stewie put his hand up for a role in the new side. See tomorrow's Mercury. Paywall.

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Anonymous  
Last month

The pride logolooks good

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BRIAN  
Last month

tasmania rapids

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Anonymous  
Last month

Hey mums and dad,Letsgo see the rapids....
doesn't work

Devils
Pride

Tigers afl
Lions afl
Thunder cricket

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Anonymous  
Last month

With Goulding gone will the Tas team target someone like Nick Kay as the franchise cornerstone?

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Kim  
Last month

VanDiemen Dunkers

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Giacontigers  
Last month

Tasmania Pirates, Tasmania Sharks, Tasmania Titans, Tasmania Islanders, Tasmania Mariners, Tasmania Warriors, Tasmania Bandits or Tasmania Wombats, Tasmania Lions sounds good with their flag having a lion on it. Sharks would be good too because there's heaps of Sharks done there.

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S Anderson  
Last month

Tall Timbers

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Anonymous  
Last month

Tall Timbers is a hotel complex in Smithton. Owned by one of Tassie's richest men who loves his basketball.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Tassie tomahawks

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Anonymous  
Last month

VAN DEMONS ?? Very "Tasmanian"

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Anonymous  
Last month

It's Van Diemen's. To be correct.
"Van Diemen's Land was the original name used by most Europeans for the island of Tasmania, part of Australia."

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Anonymous  
Last month

Another name already suggested it Tassie Brewers.

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Rod  
Last month

"Clippers". Resonates with our tall ship and sheep/wool heritage and sounds aggressive.

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FanTAStics

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Hi there,
My name is Jeremy and my team name would be the 'Tasmanian Overlanders'
My partner Alesha would like.
‘Tassie cascades’

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John Anderson  
Last month

I think the name should be called the Tasmanian Quolls because it is a native animal to Tasmania and it will be a good fit too the NBL.

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Nostraballmus  
Last month

Hobart Hustle

Game over, a simple 'thank you' will suffice for Nostraballmus

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Anonymous  
Last month

Nostraballmus. No wonder you haven't been posting for a fair while. No game.

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Nostraballmus  
Last month

Nostraballmus knows he has been missed

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Anonymous  
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"Two suggestions, Devils and Tigers, have also been nominated on multiple occasions but NBL owner and executive chairman Larry Kestelman said despite their popularity, they are unlikely to be chosen.
AFL Tasmania — which ran its own public competition to name all of its football teams from juniors to seniors in 2018 — has trademarked Tasmania Devils, which is the proposed name of an AFL team from the state.
Both the men's and women’s cricket sides are also well entrenched as the Tigers at first class level."

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Matthew  
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Tasmanian jack jumpers

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Anonymous  
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Yes. That's Stewies idea. Playing out of the Ant Hill !

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Anonymous  
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I just read the suggestions on the most recent NBL news article. It has to be the Tasmanian Timbers, it rolls off the tounge well and virtually all the other options are horrible or just trying to copy the NBA, the NBL needs it's own identity and it's important future names of clubs have some reflection of what's local. The Tasmanian Rapids is not too bad, either is the Tasmanian Mountaineers, or Tasmanian Islanders, but Tasmanian Timbers is probably the best. The Freeze and Spirit ?....is this netball ?, The Pride ( nothing that says Tassie, it could relate to anyone ) ?, The Warriors ?, we are not the NBA ?, same with the trailblazers and Mavericks ?, WTF is a Thylacine ?!, you're kidding right ?, facepalm, hell no !, that's just horrible. The Brewers, sports moved away from alcohol promotion a long time ago and not a great name ? The Titans, best not to use old NBL club names, better to be original ?. The Thunder and Wild are ok but don't roll off the tounge like Tasmanian Timbers.

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Nostraballmus  
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Nostraballmus says all those names you have sh*tcanned are far better than 'Anonymous'

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Anonymous  
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Predators

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Anonymous  
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"Tassie McKay Timbers". Built in naming rights sponsor.

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