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We just moved back to Fayetteville from Alaska been out of the SPHL loop for a couple of years. What happened to the fire antz? Was the team sold? Why the sudden rebrand? Just curious if anyone has some info thanks! 

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1 hour ago, Spicoli522 said:

We just moved back to Fayetteville from Alaska been out of the SPHL loop for a couple of years. What happened to the fire antz? Was the team sold? Why the sudden rebrand? Just curious if anyone has some info thanks! 

Long version short, the previous owners sold the team to new owners. One of those new owners was a former Army paratrooper, that has his ties to Fort Bragg, and considering that one of the biggest paratrooper battalions is the 82nd Airborne, they rebranded the team as the Marksmen. A lot of the Marksmen persona is related to military culture, for example, the Zamboni looks like a tank! 

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There was a burning, irritable feeling about the former name.  A national outcry of offense to the use of names derogatory to the insect community created a swarm of activity in opposition to such a name.  The local fireant hill was consulted and an attempt was made to receive their blessing for the name use.  Alas, the use of the "z" in the former name was opposed by the anthill council on grounds of spelling inaccuracy; and the name had to be changed.

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44 minutes ago, Carey Mahoney said:

... Alas, the use of the "z" in the former name was opposed by the anthill council on grounds of spelling inaccuracy; and the name had to be changed.

So are you intimating that Forums member Planned Obsolescence (aka, "The Perfesser") could be the brains behind the change?  :hmm:

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15 hours ago, jbgentry said:

Or simply do a little research yourself using a thing called Google......it works really well!

With a black & white Marksmen logo as a profile pic on their first post, they must know how to use Google. :unsure:

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9 minutes ago, MarksmenArtist said:

But...in all honesty, I must say the rebrand (and new ownership) were desperately needed and saved hockey in Fayetteville!

I agree 100%. Hoping they can do the same with our season. :2thumbsup: 

 

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4 hours ago, JMC-STL said:

So are you intimating that Forums member Planned Obsolescence (aka, "The Perfesser") could be the brains behind the change?  :hmm:

Some would argue about P.O. having any brains at all :doh:

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