DeadSpin- The Las Vegas NHL expansion team, set to begin play in 2017, still needs a name. Owner Bill Foley wanted “Black Knights;” West Point wasn’t cool with that. So Foley’s got some other ideas, and they’re varying degrees of uncreative.
“There are three names the team appears to be moving forward with: the Desert Hawks, the Red Hawks, and the Nighthawks. These names were all registered as several different domain names by Black Knight IP Holding Company, LLC, the company owned by Las Vegas hockey owner Bill Foley within the last few weeks.”
You know, I got to give credit to Bill Foley here. I swear I was just sitting here thinking to myself what is the landscape of sports in desperate need of, and then he came through with an answer that was somehow brilliantly obvious. More Hawks! What's more relevant to a city that's completely void of any and all wildlife than fictitious species of the most common of bird?! Nothing, that's what. That's why the only complaint I have about the final 3 options for the NHL's newest team is that we can't use them all! Why go the overly outlandish route or the nauseating cliche route when you can just have both roads meet in the middle and go with the most unoriginally original team name ever?! You may have never seen a Desert Hawk, Red Hawk, or a Nighthawk, but that's why seeing their name on the schedule should really get your heart racing. After all, everyone knows the most intimidating of mascots are the ones that no one has ever seen in the physical world before! Consider the spirit of 'Sin City' symbolized, because the Red/Desert/Nighthawks are the first thing I think of when I think of the entertainment capital of the world.