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Xolos are better
Akron RubberDucks (inner-caps theirs)
It's not just goofy, it's jamming it in your face while elbowing you in the ribs over and over, saying "See what I did there? See? Did you see that? See it? Rubber. Akron. See? It's funny because Akron used to have jobs and they used to be in the rubber industry."
I lived there when they had jobs. And we weren't IN the rubber industry--we WERE the rubber industry.
Yeah, my dad worked as a chemist at a major tire company that is no longer headquartered in Akron
(we're not brothers, are we?)
That would be a hell of a story. Was it, by any chance, this tire company?
I don't know anybody who actively disliked the name, other than people from the Canton area (me among them) who were pissed off that when the team was in Canton, it was "Canton-Akron", but the second they bolted north, they dropped Canton from the name like it was the friggin' plague.
Now I know, Canton is the Wilkes-Barre of Ohio. Same exact thing with the "Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins"
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