Curtley
Last month

Tassie NBL team name

This is doing the rounds again with voting open only to Taswegians.

A majority of those on the socials seems to be saying Devils or Tigers but can either of those actually be used?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Nope.

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Andrew  
Last month

Tassie Interbreds?

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Anonymous  
Last month

can the tas team talk to players now for next season

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Anonymous  
Last month

Maniacs

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Anonymous  
Last month

Brewers

Lock in James Boags as naming rights sponsor.

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Giacontigers  
Last month

Which names do you like guys Tasmania Pirates, Tasmania Sharks, Tasmania Titans, Tasmania Islanders, Tasmania Mariners, Tasmania Warriors, Tasmania Bandits or Tasmania Wombats?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Nothing uniquely Tasmanian in those suggestions sorry. Anthony Stewart suggested the Tassie Jack Jumpers last night on TV.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Tasmania will need management, coaches etc before they talk to players.

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Say what?!!!  
Last month

Tasmanian Two-Headed Monsters

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Anonymous  
Last month

Tigers is available ....

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Tigers is available ...."
The state cricket team might have something to say about that...

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Anonymous  
Last month

Ffs, how many times have we gone over this and keep getting the same sad suggestions. Please lock it for people's sanity at least.

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D2.0  
Last month

Titans is a nice alteration.
As is Thunder, but IIRC there's already an NBL1 team?

There's lot of big trees & mountains in Tassie, so what about Giants?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Turkeys

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Anonymous  
Last month

Really nice Trout in Tasmania. I say Tassie Trouts.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I love a good alteration.

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Yinka Dare  
Last month

Tassie Tiger Snakes

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Anonymous  
Last month

Tree Frogs?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Really?

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Bass Strait Bounce

Tassie Diemens

FanTAStics

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Anonymous  
Last month

Tasmaniacs

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Anonymous  
Last month

Tassie Tall Timber

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Anonymous  
Last month

Devils

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Anonymous  
Last month

Huskies

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Anon  
Last month

Tassie T-Rexs?

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Anon  
Last month

What about the Wombats? They are great animals but never seem to get a look in for professional sporting team names. Same could be said for the Platypus. Both are prevalent in Tasmania. While they of course don't start with T or rhyme with Tasmania, I do think that the people of Tasmania will warm to the idea in a way that they would become synonymous with basketball.

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robt  
Last month

I liked "FanTAStics", above, or TASfantics.

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Anonymous  
Last month

'Timbers' or Tall Timbers could work. Although it’s an odd name in a professional sport it’s not without precedent.

Major League Soccer has the Portland Timbers.

You could go something classically American like the Tasmania GreenJackets, giving recognition to the states landscape in a similar way.

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joshuapending  
Last month

Why are the devils not an option again?

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Perthworld  
Last month

Tassieworld

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Anonymous  
Last month

Devils is now owned by the AFL.

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Anonymous  
Last month

"can the tas team talk to players now for next season"

Nope. Based on PNX entry, they are not part of the league until sometime after the 20/21 season and they can only talk to uncontracted players.

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Thunder Jam  
Last month

Tassie Penguins...Done!

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Giacontigers  
Last month

I like Tasmania Titans, has a good ring to it.

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Tjamu  
Last month

the bloke above who said Tassie Diemens is a creative genius, but that name sadly isnt marketable and not many would get it.

Huskies/Timberwolves would be nice but in saying that, I'd hate to see a blatant rip off of Minnesota in the NBA. If we could have a Timberwolves branding that wasnt just a blatant rip of the NBA logo it could have potential.

Maybe look at naming them after a tree. Could be unique and there is lots of different native trees down there

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Aiden  
Last month

Island state warriors or tas pointers as in white pointer shark

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Anonymous  
Last month

Tassie Tuxedo's or Tassie two steppers. LOcals will get it.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Why not just call them the Perth Bandits?

Since we're the ones paying for them.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Tasmanian Devos

and the fans could all wear those strange red hats

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D2.0  
Last month

Whatever the name, I hope it has TWO syllables. It seems the only chant announcers know in Australia is "Let's Go ___-___, let's go!"

#=3 syllables is too much, which is why we're stuck with the "Haw-Awks"

Either that, or, just maybe, come up with an original chant?

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robt  
Last month

Tjamu, went to a game at Stanford in Cal, USA. They have a tree as there logo and also as their court-mascot. Never understood why, and it's a god-awful mascot.

"Lumberjacks", only if the team adopts the Monty Python version as their team-song and performs it on court as their answer to the Hakka.

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LC  
Last month

The iconic "Tassie Devils" name is unavailable as it is trademarked by the AFL, while the “Hobart Devils” trademark is owned by the NBL's 3×3 Hustle rivals CLB3X3.

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Anon  
Last month

So their original name of Tassie Devils can't be used, nor can Hobart Devils, how about Van Diemen devils?

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Perthworld  
Last month

NBL really dropped the ball not taking up former trademarks.

Might as well go with Hobartworld, because everybody in Launceston and the north know what's up.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Tasmanian devils if tassie devils is taken. Once up and running everyone will shorten it tassie but officially Tasmanian devils.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Love the Perth idiot saying we pay for them. Perth can't do that. They are broke.

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D2.0  
Last month

NBL really dropped the ball not taking up former trademarks.
They actually do still have one of the old trademarks, it's just a particular depiction of the word "Devils". Not sure, but I assume it is/was for use on some retro stuff, as they also hold a few other old ones.

Ultimately, I think they'd still have some freedom in choosing a mascot.
The 6's have a Magpie? Breakers have Cheeky the Kea, etc.
If the name was otherwise not specific to a particular animal, you could still have "Tassie the Devil" as your mascot. Provided you're otherwise careful with your branding, you would probably get away with that. (Although mascot-based merchandise would need to be especially careful.)

You've also got to remember that new teams tend to strive for "new" names, rather than defaulting to obvious choices. Tasmanian is fortunate in having two unique fierce creatures (although hunting one to extinction probably not a smart move.)
In WA we have the Black Swan, and whilst it's beautiful and our widely used state symbol, none of our teams carry the name.

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Raphaellua  
Last month

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Anonymous  
Last month

The Tassie Cousins

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Anonymous  
Last month

Tassie Timbers.

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Renata Lacey  
Last month

Jackjumpers
Pademelons

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Kim Hughes  
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Makita-lee barr  
Last month

Tassieskys

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Makita-lee barr  
Last month

Tassieskys

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JamesWeple  
Last month

Hello. And Bye.

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Nostraballmus  
Last month

Hobart Hussle. How many times does Nostraballmus have to tell you that this will be the name ?

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Anonymous  
Last month

Yes we know many times yet you can't even spell it.

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Cornholio  
Last month

It's hustle. Nostrilballmuss.

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Nostraballmus  
Last month

Nostraballmus can't knock Nostrilballmuss's hussle. Or Hustle.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Stupidity is a better word.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Done right, the name Pride could work. If they can own the lion mascot with it and not have the Kings use it.

What should be noted is that the team colours are pretty much already chosen and I doubt they'll beer too much from it.

In the last few weeks we've seen the Washington Redskins renamed to nothing and the new Seattle NHL team named the Seattle Kraken which sounds like a brand of rum.

If you look across the world at new teams, they want an iconic name. Something that not done, overdone.

And if someone suggests Devils again...

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Anonymous  
Last month

Tridents has won me, lot things can be done wa trident.

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Nostraballmus  
Last month

Nostraballmus sees that anonymity and stupidity go hand in hand.

Tridents will become TryHards in no time. so it's pretty appropriate.

Nostraballmus won’t take any suggestions for a team name seriously from anyone who can’t name themselves

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