Changes on the horizon as IFL team will drop ‘Bemidji,’ become ‘Minnesota Axemen’

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Changes on the horizon as IFL team will drop ‘Bemidji,’ become ‘Minnesota Axemen’

Post by Fran » Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:13 pm

http://www.bemidjipioneer.com/sports/38 ... dji-become

New head coach/general manager Richard Davis has quickly made his presence felt in the organization, looking to change the name of Bemidji’s Indoor Football League franchise, and much more.

For a team that has had its issues, both on and off the field, in two short years of existence, Davis hopes to move quickly to make sure those days are in the past.

Aside from a possible name change — a new LLC was recently created under the name “Minnesota Axemen” — Davis started his tenure in Bemidji by making sure the team’s finances were in order.

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Post by Fran » Fri Aug 21, 2015 7:35 pm

Makes no sense to have two teams in the IFL use Minnesota - Minnesota Axeman and Minnesota Havoc

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Post by nksports » Fri Aug 21, 2015 8:33 pm

[quote=""Fran""]Makes no sense to have two teams in the IFL use Minnesota - Minnesota Axeman and Minnesota Havoc[/quote]

You also risk estranging the fans and sponsors of Bemidji. "What, this isn't our team anymore? Are they planning to move?"

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Post by 4th&long » Sat Aug 22, 2015 11:48 pm

Bemidji vs Minnesota name

Bemidji is a horrible name, and also sound minor league to a t. Maybe they want to sound bigger.

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Post by Sam Hill » Sun Aug 23, 2015 12:55 am

[quote=""Fran""]Makes no sense to have two teams in the IFL use Minnesota - Minnesota Axeman and Minnesota Havoc[/quote]

Like New York Giants and New York Jets?

Or Saskatchewan Roughriders and Ottawa Rough Riders (RIP)?

I don't think the people of Bemidji and wherever the other team is based are in danger of confusing one team for the other. In any case....it's the IFL, man.
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Post by Fran » Sun Aug 23, 2015 1:15 am

Your right same the reason Bemidji made that change was because they had low attendance they hope the change increases that.

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Post by 4th&long » Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:58 pm

[quote=""Fran""]Your right same the reason Bemidji made that change was because they had low attendance they hope the change increases that.[/quote]

I do tend to agree with that, sound more like a home team to the citizens of Bemidji but to those outside of that town it sound minor league, and it's just a really odd name to boot
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