Thursday, February 23, 2006

Houston 1836

It looks like the Houston 1836 (Houston’s Major League Soccer team) may already be in for a name change

I am glad. I think “Houston 1836” was a lame name. Other folks found it to be offensive:

Although 1836 was meant to symbolize the year Houston was founded, it also has links to other significant events some Mexican-Americans might find offensive. Those include Texas’ independence from Mexico, the Battle of the Alamo and the defeat of Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna’s Mexican army at the hands of Gen. Sam Houston in the Battle of San Jacinto during the Texas Revolution.

I did not find it offensive. I just thought it was lame. I think a better name would be The Houston Sprawl.

Regardless of the name they choose, this Saturday I will heading up to ?Roundrock? to see the Houston squad take on Real Salt Lake in the MLS Austin Cup

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