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The UFL welcomes the Mountain Lions

The California Redwoods officially are dead; long live the Sacramento Mountain Lions.

The UFL has announced that the relocated franchise will be known for the beast that still inhabits the state in numbers of roughly 4,000 to 6,000.

“I am excited at the prospect of running onto the field at Hornet Stadium with a vibrant name and logo of the Mountain Lions on my chest,” said coach Dennis Green in a news release.  “You can come up with all the attributes you like to tell the fans in Sacramento that we will be as agile, fast, powerful and dare I say it, as predatory as Mountain Lions, and we will prove it on the field when we take on our opponents in the United Football League this season.”

Of course, a Mountain Lion definitely is an upgrade for Green, whose last two teams were represented by a tree.  And a bird.

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19 Responses to “The UFL welcomes the Mountain Lions”
  1. steelwarriors55 says: Apr 6, 2010 11:08 AM

    Apparently they were first supposed to be the Unicorns but couldnt find a logo that fit the name

  2. JAG880 says: Apr 6, 2010 11:08 AM

    I’m eagerly awaiting Green’s, “the Colonials are who we thought they were…” speech.

  3. The Real Shuxion says: Apr 6, 2010 11:08 AM

    Honestly, not a bad name.
    They can makle a Mountain Lion version of Gary the no trash cougar as their mascot.

  4. Skin_Flute says: Apr 6, 2010 11:11 AM

    I guess they weren’t who I thought they were.

  5. lexnbenz says: Apr 6, 2010 11:14 AM

    i dont know about you guys, but im pumped! im going to the coin/hobby store to buy some ufl rookie cards as we speak!

  6. Jumbotron84 says: Apr 6, 2010 11:17 AM

    Can’t wait till the UFL starts….for those who like to scout college players I don’t see where you can’t find value in at least watching the games. If you love the game, why not watch? Wait till it gets more popular and there are players actually looking to go to the UFL for the check rather then college. If/when the NFL locks out, the UFL maybe the “only game in town”.

  7. Gradkowski(The Polish Pop Gun) says: Apr 6, 2010 11:27 AM

    Haha Gary the no trash cougar… Classic

  8. mookieburns13 says: Apr 6, 2010 11:27 AM

    What, No Mountain Lions can beat the Detroit Lions crack…

  9. SmackDaPack says: Apr 6, 2010 11:37 AM

    Can’t wait for the Mountain Lions to “take the field”. Hopefully, they don’t let anyone “off the hook”. Question is this team already better than the Detroit Lions.

  10. abrownsfan says: Apr 6, 2010 11:44 AM

    @ the real shuxion…..give a larbage, take out your garbage.

  11. amm14 says: Apr 6, 2010 11:45 AM

    “The UFL has announced that the relocated franchise will be known for the beast that still inhabits the state in numbers of roughly 4,000 to 6,000.”
    Hmmm…perhaps they should have named the Sacramento squad the “UFL Fan” after the endangered species that inhabits UFL stadiums in numbers of roughly 4,000 to 6,000…

  12. KILLER FIN says: Apr 6, 2010 11:55 AM

    Has any one seen an add for this leauge??? it needs to be in the off season of the NFL!!! This MUST be another great Goodell idea!!! at leat it’ll be on during the lockout of the NFL!!!

  13. sactomkiii says: Apr 6, 2010 12:24 PM

    I’m just stoked that they’re playing at my school. Don’t know why they would want to, sac state is a dump, but hey at least we have bars on compass so we can get smashed before we go watch the games. Not to mention good lightrail (Think B.A.R.T. or M.U.N.I.) access.

  14. TheToolofTools says: Apr 6, 2010 12:26 PM

    I guess “The Sacramento Suckas” was too
    obvious.

  15. DocBG says: Apr 6, 2010 12:59 PM

    “The UFL has announced that the relocated franchise will be known for the beast that still inhabits the state in numbers of roughly 4,000 to 6,000.”
    IF only they could draw those kind of numbers
    Should have went with cougars, could have saved some money on the cheerleaders that way too.

  16. gopherb24 says: Apr 6, 2010 1:00 PM

    “…long live the Sacramento Mountain Lions.”
    Or perhaps, “let’s hope they live longer than one season.”

  17. Bob Nelson says: Apr 6, 2010 1:50 PM

    Sacramento is within the NFL blackout area for the Raiders. The 49’ers do not have blackouts.
    Perhaps some winning football will come to Central California. There hasn’t been any since the 49’ers fired Steve Mariucci.
    Unfortunately fat ugly Deni Green will be coach.
    Up north in the Chico area the local affiliate shows Green Bay Packer games. At least Chico gets to see winning football.

  18. Bubby Brister says: Apr 6, 2010 2:23 PM

    “I am excited at the prospect of running onto the field at Hornet Stadium with a vibrant name and logo of the Mountain Lions on my chest”
    =
    “I am excited at the prospect of having a job”

  19. Sandlot Scribe says: Apr 6, 2010 6:05 PM

    So their cheerleaders will be the Cougars?

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