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Oh, my cannon has a first name, it's ... wait, it doesn't?!

Thursday, October 25, 2007
So. The cannon. It's a nice cannon, isn't it?

You bet your sweet backside it is. There's just one problem ...

It's still just "The Cannon." And frankly, if you're like me -- someone who likes to name different things they own, such as their computer or their goalie sticks or whatnot -- you feel the desire to give this beautiful, 1,800 lbs. a fitting name.

However someone like me just isn't good at giving names to things! And frankly, considering that ol' "The Cannon" is not just mine, but every Blue Jackets fan's cannon, it's only fitting that the name is something that every one can agree on, or at least come to some sort of consensus about, be it through recommending various names, or even picking several names and then running a poll for what is liked best.

So here is my idea, Blue Jackets' fans. Comment on this post, and come up with the very best names that you can think of. Sometime this weekend I'll put up a link in the top left corner, where that old NHL Draft link is, that'll go directly to this post. And from there, I'll give it about a week to see what people come up with.

At the end of that week, I'll go over the various suggestions with several other Blue Jackets' bloggers and fans -- yes, Drew, Tyler, Truth, Sarah, the rest of you CBJ bloggers, and possibly even you two guys at Puck Rakers, are being conscripted to help whether you like it or not! -- and pick the 5 or 10 best names to put in a poll that'll go for another week. And at the end of it, we'll hopefully have ourselves a name for our wonderful, "authentic replica" 1857 Napoleon.

Spread the word, folks! Make sure that as many names are suggested!
  • At 6:59 PM, Anonymous Sarah said…

    It's obvious, isn't it?

    Doug the Cannon


  • At 8:55 PM, Blogger Matt said…

    I think it's obvious.

    That cannon is The General.

    I'd also accept "The Little Emperor", but it's a b it of an inside joke.

    Final option: Sherman.

    (Of course, I'm also the jerk who's going to see if I can smuggle a big poster of General Sherman into the Atlanta game...)

  • At 9:20 PM, Anonymous Drew said…

    I was going to suggest Sherman, as well.

    "Grant" would also be good. He was a general as well, and an Ohio guy at that.

  • At 5:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Ol' Betsy

    Ol' Boomer

    Schotzy (just kidding)

  • At 9:52 AM, Blogger vakfan said…

    Charred Bolt.

  • At 6:57 PM, Anonymous Nancy said…

    I'll go with the General, or Hitch, even. ;)

  • At 7:45 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    How about..


  • At 3:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I was doing some research for this, and I found that the 8th Ohio Infantry was nicknamed the "Fighting Fools" during the civil war. Not a good cannon name- but what about a rabid fan section nickname?

    also- I throw my vot to "grant" (both civil war and ohio ties) but it needs something more-
    Big Grant?
    Lil Grant?

    You can also just steal a nickname the Corps Artillery has used for some time:
    "God's Gun"

  • At 11:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    How about...

    O' Henry

    O' Henry aka William Sidney Porter was a famous author who spent time at the Ohio Pen, which Nationwide Arean is now built on. Porter took the name "O 'Henry" from the name: OHio pENitentaRY

  • At 1:56 PM, Anonymous Lone G said…

    How about Old Mac in honor of our gracious owner ...

  • At 4:59 PM, Blogger WBA said…

    why not call it mike richards

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