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Reaction to XFL team names includes comparisons to Madden, Game of Thrones

Dallas XFL announces team name

The XFL announced team names and logos for the eight franchises on Wednesday afternoon, and the Renegades are Dallas’ newest professional team. The Dallas franchise held a watch party at Victory Park where a handful of fans watched the announcement.
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The XFL announced team names and logos for the eight franchises on Wednesday afternoon, and the Renegades are Dallas’ newest professional team. The Dallas franchise held a watch party at Victory Park where a handful of fans watched the announcement.

The XFL announced logos and names for its eight teams and the reaction has been predictably snarky in most corners of social media.

The names, including the Dallas Renegades and Houston Roughnecks are for the most part typical mascots not too far outside of the norm.

The other six are the LA Wildcats, Seattle Dragons, New York Guardians, St. Louis BattleHawks, Tampa Bay Vipers and DC Defenders.

Many compared the mascot and logos to something from the create-a-team option on Madden or Game of Thrones. Not everyone made fun. Some think the XFL nailed it with their names, even the most bland and overused mascot in the world: Wildcats. Seriously, Los Angeles? The Roughnecks, with its oil derrick logo is an obvious nod to Houston’s previous NFL team the Oilers.

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Stefan Stevenson has been covering sports for the Star-Telegram since 1997. He spent five years covering TCU athletics, which included two BCS bowls, two trips to the college World Series and the move to the Big 12. He has covered the Texas Rangers since 2014 and started reporting on the Dallas Cowboys in 2016.
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