Golden State vs San Francisco for a name

Discuss anything related to Golden State Warriors basketball here

Moderators: Mr. Crackerz, JREED, Guybrush, hobbes

User avatar
Role Player
Posts: 287
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:21 am
Location: San Francisco
Poster Credit: 9
PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:55 pm
What name is better? I tend to like Golden State better because it sounds more smooth. When I say the San Francisco Warriors out loud, it almost seems like it's one of those hard to say words such as Toy boat or Unique New York. I feel that even if the Warriors are in San Francisco, Golden State is still a good name. People will still know that they are in San Francisco. Maybe people who have never watched bball won't know but players and fans will pretty much all know, imo. Would it make a difference? Also, what about the Golden State Warriors of San Francisco?
User avatar
Moderator
Posts: 2421
Joined: Wed May 19, 2010 4:21 pm
Location: Belgrade, Serbia
Poster Credit: 34
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:12 am
Golden State or San Francisco, it's the same thing to me, since the team will be located in San Francisco. Though, the thing I don't like about name Golden State us the fact that there are other teams stationed in California, and a lot of people cheer for them...so why would we be the only ones to represent the whole country? It's not big deal, just the only minus I see there.

And I don't like that last type of name...it's too long and there's no need for that.
Image
Image
User avatar
Hall of Famer
Posts: 13512
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2005 10:03 pm
Location: Golden State
Poster Credit: 51
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:17 am
"Golden State." For a couple reasons:

1, the East Bay fans - already feeling betrayed by the new arena being constructed in SF - will take their level of offense to an even higher level if the team is renamed to exclude them.

2, cause its unique. The Warriors are the only team in the big 3 American sports to be associated with a regional nickname, rather than a city or state. There's no need to screw with it (although, if you listen to Guber, you begin to understand that at least one of the owners is lobbying hard for a name change).
Image
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS DIE HARD
Image
Image

All Star
Posts: 1352
Joined: Mon May 07, 2012 1:57 am
Poster Credit: 22
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 3:45 pm
Golden State. It's what I know.
User avatar
All Star
Posts: 3621
Joined: Thu Aug 09, 2007 1:05 am
Location: Oakland California
Poster Credit: 35
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:57 pm
If they changed it to SF Warriors I'd find Joe Lacob and I'd kick him in his jewels.
From "we believe", to "we belong", to "we gon beatcho ass!"

Image
Image
Image

Image

Rookie
Posts: 98
Joined: Sun Dec 02, 2007 7:48 pm
Poster Credit: 0
PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:25 pm
Golden State is stupid; its always been stupid.

All Star
Posts: 1352
Joined: Mon May 07, 2012 1:57 am
Poster Credit: 22
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:02 am
hummbabybear wrote:Golden State is stupid; its always been stupid.



=;
User avatar
Starting Lineup
Posts: 930
Joined: Wed Apr 02, 2008 11:24 pm
Location: Rock Island, WA
Poster Credit: 14
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:26 am
GSW has a ring to it..SFW just doesn't. There's my logic :)
The Hulk is a Warriors fan.
User avatar
Hall of Famer
Posts: 13512
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2005 10:03 pm
Location: Golden State
Poster Credit: 51
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:15 pm
hummbabybear wrote:Golden State is stupid; its always been stupid.

Would you care to expand on this?

I don't understand what the problem is. It's a general name because the team belongs to the entire Bay Area. It's not San Francisco's team, it's not Oakland's team, it's not an East or West Bay team. It's the Golden State Warriors. The Bay Area is the backbone of this state. Los Angeles gets a lot of ink, but when it comes down to it, the technology is here, the music is here, the sports teams that matter are here. Sacramento is a historical state landmark, Los Angeles is the loud, glamorous little sister, we've all heard about the beaches in San Diego and Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara... but the Bay Area is the capital of this state. It's the most diverse, progressive, forward-thinking market on the West Coast. And there's no need to cannonize one part of our region over the over; San Francisco alone does not encompass the entire Bay.

I'm actually surprised to hear a Californian object to the name, hummbabybear. Typically, it's only been East Coasters that I've noted as complaining about our name. What's your reasoning?
Image
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS DIE HARD
Image
Image
User avatar
All Star
Posts: 2569
Joined: Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:40 am
Location: Hollywood
Poster Credit: 16
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 5:15 pm
golden state because its original and different .. we're the only named not named after a city/state
User avatar
Role Player
Posts: 287
Joined: Fri Jun 29, 2012 11:21 am
Location: San Francisco
Poster Credit: 9
PostPosted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:41 pm
The Warriors will indeed get the job done and make their move to SF right?

The reason I ask this is because some people are in complete doubt that it will manifest although the announcements have been made.
User avatar
Hall of Famer
Posts: 13512
Joined: Mon Sep 19, 2005 10:03 pm
Location: Golden State
Poster Credit: 51
PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:09 am
Stairway Man wrote:The Warriors will indeed get the job done and make their move to SF right?

The reason I ask this is because some people are in complete doubt that it will manifest although the announcements have been made.

Well, if you're talking strictly about the move, then yes. It's coming. 2017, by the sounds of it.

Lacob and Guber held a press conference to introduce their recently purchased San Francisco waterfront property and detailed out a rennovative plan with the full intention of it being - among other things - a basketball stadium for the Golden State Warriors. Guber, being the entertainment mogul, wants it to be the West Coast's version of the Sydney Opera House: a venue with impeccable acoustics and state of the art everything. But at it's very base is a function and that function is the future home of the Warriors.

People (read: journalists) are immediately calling their bluff, citing the project's enormous cost and the phone books of yellow tape the ownership group would need to bypass in order to fully support a structure of that magnitude on what is, as it stands, a decaying pier under the Bay Bridge. But if you ask me, these journalists are just stirring up an underdog story so they can trumpet Lacob's horn all the louder after he gets it done. As a media darling, there's no reason anyone in the press would bet against Lacob unless they are flat-out playing devil's advocate: a tact that Tim Kawakami and Ray Ratto (both of whom have claimed this project won't get done) have famously employed before.
Image
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS DIE HARD
Image
Image
User avatar
Role Player
Posts: 377
Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:34 pm
Poster Credit: 14
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:07 pm
I would be down for the San Francisco Warriors. The term "Golden State" refers to the entire state of California and not just for the Bay Area. Its too general. As great as the fans are here, the Lakers are still the team in California. It gives the Warriors a lack of identity. Some of the biggest names played for the San Francisco Warriors...Rick Barry and Wilt Chamberlain. They changed their name when they moved to Oakland so its only fitting that they reclaim the name when they move back. Their logo has the Golden Gate Bridge on it as well as some nifty alternate Golden Gate Orange jerseys, which are synonymous with the city of SF. Not Oakland and certainly not the entire state of California.
User avatar
Moderator
Posts: 2421
Joined: Wed May 19, 2010 4:21 pm
Location: Belgrade, Serbia
Poster Credit: 34
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:21 am
I agree with you BayAreaHoopz, in regard that the Warriors are not a California's team. It's either Bay, or San Francisco. Though, isn't that Bay Bridge on the logo?
Image
Image
User avatar
Role Player
Posts: 377
Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:34 pm
Poster Credit: 14
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:09 am
Guybrush wrote:I agree with you BayAreaHoopz, in regard that the Warriors are not a California's team. It's either Bay, or San Francisco. Though, isn't that Bay Bridge on the logo?


I think you're right. That is a rendering of what the uncompleted Bay Bridge. I guess when I see a suspension bridge like that, I automatically think GGB.
Next

Return to Warriors Basketball

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron