The Florida Panthers have come up with a new team slogan for the 2010-2011 season. Are you ready?
WE CAME TO PLAY
As pointed out by my friend and fellow blogger Donny Rivette over at Litter Box Cats, “What, no exclamation point”?
Seems as though it’s not finished and is missing something at the end. And who are we targeting here? The 12-18 year old crowd? The 24-35 crowd, or the 4-9 year olds? Certainly it’s better than some of the other slogans that we’ve seen, such as “Drop That Puck”, or “Feel The Growl”.
It also made me come up with some additional words to put at the end of it and make it a complete rant.
We came to play-but we didn’t feel like it. We came to play-but we weren’t ready. We came to play-but we ran out of time. We came to play-but we we had a slow start.
Then I went around the blogosphere and saw some of these, which I don’t take credit for:
We came to play-but the other team came to win.
We came to play, but only 82 games a season. April is golfing weather.
The 9th life is the best.
Cats are clawin back to the top.
There are probably a 100 better terms that we all can come up with, but to me, and obviously to others it seems as though something is missing. An exclamation point would be good start. Is it an improvement? I guess it will have to grow on us, but all I’m sayin’ is that it leaves me a bit empty. I suggested these over at Litter Box Cats:
Play Like Champions. Winning is everything. Believe in each other.
My thoughts are that unless the product on the ice gets the results that we all want, the slogan is meaningless. Whoever the target audience is, if it results in more people becoming intersted in hockey I guess they accomplished their goal.
In addition, the Panther’s have updated their website. Wow, looks like we’re havin’ a party!
Seriously, improvements will be coming in from many angles. Some we’re gonna like, and some not so much. Like I said, in the end, winning is what I’m concerned with.
So for that matter the slogan might as well be this from a former NHL coach:
There’s Winning, and There’s Misery!
Thanks for reading.
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