Mulling Rideau Rebels

Ottawa Citizen - - EDITORIAL -

I’m very happy to see the re­turn of foot­ball in the Na­tional Cap­i­tal Re­gion. I lived in Ot­tawa for many years and re­mem­ber go­ing to games with my dad and friends. I was there the last time Ot­tawa hosted the Grey Cup and have been to 14 cup fi­nals over the years.

I think the name of the new CFL team should be the Rideau Rebels. The Rideau Canal flows be­side the sta­dium and by call­ing them the Rideau Rebels you can get the tra­di­tional “R” (or slightly over­lap­ping “RR”) on the hel­met and still use the black and red colours. The name gives Ot­tawa a ge­o­graph­i­cal con­nec­tion, a tra­di­tional con­nec­tion with the old “R” and bit of an edge by call­ing them the Rebels.

TOM KEARNS, Cal­gary

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