TMC wrote: migya wrote:
uptempo wrote:How about the "Golden State Warriors of Oakland?"
Angel fans, please chime in...
Oakland Warriors should be the name as it gives distinction to the city as it should!
I'd go with Bay Area Warriors. After all, the team represents the whole Bay Area. It's not like the Raiders or Niners, that have another team in the same area.
But I'm cool with the Golden State name. I can't see a single reason why it should be changed.
As an Oakland resident, I believe that the team should be the Oakland Warriors. It's training facilities are downtown and its arena is also in Oakland. The name Golden State came about when the team used to play at multiple home venues (SF, Oakland, and San Diego (yes, San Diego)).
Oakland just doesn't get the respect as a brand that it should. It is a great city with great restaurants, good weather, a fantastic centrally location (via the whole Bay Area), and cool residential architecture; however, it is a city that has been labeled as violent and, unfortuntately, "urban" in a bad way.
Oh well...how about "Golden Gate Warriors?"