Monday, January 15, 2007

Chicago Slaughter

With a name like the Chicago Slaughter, simple and classy are not the adjectives I expected to use when describing the Continental Indoor Football League's newest franchise. But in a surprising twist for an indoor football team, someone used some good judgment and kept this logo sane.

Imagine, if you will, the nickname "Slaughter" in the hands of the ABA or the NIFL (in the hands of the NIFL it would be the Shicago Slotter). Blood would be splattered all over a cartoon cow giving a big thumbs up and a wink. It would be a logo that would make animal rights activists wince and vegetarians pass out, not that that's a bad thing, necessarily.

But it isn't a good thing for a team that's trying to make it's mark in the increasingly crowded sports scene of Hoffman Estates, Illinois. The new Sears Centre now has four professional franchises that call it home and each team has to do what it can to set themselves apart. The Slaughter could have chosen gross and creepy and drawn some attention, but with three other teams sporting somewhat classy logos, they were smart and took the high road.

Instead, to make some big Chicagoland waves, they hired Steve "Mongo" McMichael as their Head Coach and William "The Refrigerator" Perry as their Director of Football Operations. That'll do the trick.

Team: Chicago Slaughter
League: Continental Indoor Football League
Location: Hoffman Estates, Illinois
Arena: Sears Centre
Online Store: Not yet

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At 9:42 AM, Blogger kapgar said...

Is this the same league as the Chicago Rush? Do we really need two indoor football teams in Chicago?

Mongo and Fridge? Really? Well the Rush are co-owned by Da Coach Mike Ditka. I'll still take him anyday over them!

At 12:24 PM, Anonymous Mediocre Fred said...

"in the hands of the NIFL it would be the Shicago Slotter"

This is the first thing that made me laugh out loud all day. Excellent post!

At 1:00 AM, Blogger Brandon said...

Kapgar - No, the Rush are in the Arena Football League, which is basically the major league of indoor football. The Slaughter are in a two year-old, fledgling, low-low minor league indoor football league. And that is a valid question that I don't have an answer for. Didn't you say that Hoffman Estates is more closely tied to Geneva than Chicago?

Fred - Glad to hear it and the Slotter thank you as well.


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