OLN to be renamed "VERSUS"

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  1. According to Sports Business Daily this morning...
     
  2. DevilFisch

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    Will Greg Proops host this network? Seems a lot of work for one man...

    (Sorry, couldn't resist.)
     
  3. Dave is a killer

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    that's the best the marketing dept. can come up with? "VERSUS"? ... geez
     
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    Well that makes sense. Get OLN and Center Ice both VERSUS only needing Center Ice to watch the playoffs in years past. :shakehead
     
  5. Old Hickory

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    Awful awful name
     
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    Whatcha bet folks tune in to hear Bible scriptures hehe... get it?

    - eh nevermind...
     
  7. I don't care if it was called "Steaming Pile of Monkey Dung", if they showed as much hockey as they have been showing, I will still tune in.
     
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    I dont know any of you people so I have no shame.....so I will say....that I actually like it
     
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    I've totally enjoyed the craptastic quality "simulcasting" OLN has been doing with CBC over these first couple of games ... jesus christ it sucks watching CBC via OLN or Versus
     
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    Makes total sense:

    Man VERSUS bull.
    Survivors VERSUS the island.
    Keith Jones VERSUS a collective yawn every time he speaks.
     
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    Sounds like a epic name to me. This is something for the ages, I guess.
     
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    V-E-R-S-U-S, not V-E-R-S-E-S
    }:)>
     
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    I'm so glad I am in Canada. What a joke.
     
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    Yeah, what the hell is the Sports Business Daily, anyway?
     
  17. SBD is a Industry trade paper that is internet published

    they also put out the Sports Business Weekly, which is in the print format.
     
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    Yikes. I assume it'll be presented as " VS. ".

    Horrible choice. OLN is fine.
     
  19. Except that almost every single idiot sportswriter, and a good portion of the fanbase, insists on continuing to call if the "Outdoor Life Network", a name they havent been for some time...
     
  20. Beauty eh?

    Beauty eh? Not sure if serious.

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    OLN is brutal. "The NHL on the Outdoor Life Network!!!" Brilliant.... :shakehead

    Change is good in this case.
     
  21. Figgles*

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    Why not Comcast Sportsnet? Sometimes the simplest solution is the best.
     
  22. Probably too similiar to Foxsportsnet...

    And that name for a network is very vanilla.
     
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    You can even leave out the "Net."

    Versus. That's just lame. They really don't have anyone to tell them that's lame?
     
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    I was just hoping for CSN, unless that's already taken.
     
  25. So your choice for a National Sports Channel would be the name of a corporation followed by the word "sports".

    Hmmm, lots of branding opportunities there...
     

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