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northeastern
02-01-2010, 11:33 AM
I was just thinking, with NCAA hockey/ March Madness etc coming up Mar/Apr...why did this name "Frozen Four" stick to coll hockey? Was it the networks?..

Don't get me wrong.. i do like it, but we have the Super Bowl, the World Series, the Final Four, the NBA Championships, etc..

..could we as college hockey fans done better (collectively), to give/use a better name for our beloved NCAA bound teams? Did we have a chance? Get a choice? Was there a poll?

Are most ardent coll hockey fans pretty happy with this name- (clearly taken from our BB friends, to piggyback a bit on their TV/ratings success) -
ours now called NCAA Frozen Four.. Could we have done better?

I am okay with it (i like it), because i understand it garners attention with both, the hockey/ non-hockey crowd.

Thoughts.. comments...suggestions? Hey, its Beanpot Monday.. i'm trying to not focus on tonight.. until tonight :)

Red Cloud
02-01-2010, 11:44 AM
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northeastern
02-01-2010, 11:48 AM
well.. that's one answer.. :)

FlagDUDE08
02-01-2010, 11:51 AM
The "Fozen" Four sounds like something the Muppets would make up. :D

Red Cloud
02-01-2010, 11:52 AM
well.. that's one answer.. :)

http://i256.***********.com/albums/hh165/reddcloudd/lolz-you-fail.jpg

Gibber
02-01-2010, 11:57 AM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_PuZoLkvmBbc/Sa2j0uLXHYI/AAAAAAAAC7Y/qePz1CNK4QE/s320/Fozzie+Bear.png

WAKA WAKA!

Puck Swami
02-01-2010, 12:00 PM
It's been successful as a differentiator from the hoops tourney and it works.

I wouldn't mess with it.

Biddco
02-01-2010, 12:02 PM
The "Fozen" Four sounds like something the Muppets would make up. :D

lol

northeastern
02-01-2010, 12:08 PM
ah.. the thread title.. sorry, my 'frozen' brain did not proof read that..

of course i meant "frozen", but like Swami, i agree the name (though not completely original), now (s)ticks :)

Gryba Dekes
02-01-2010, 12:10 PM
Fro-Zone Four has a nice ring to it

http://redlegg.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/frozone.jpg

northeastern
02-01-2010, 12:34 PM
If you had a choice to rename it.. any other suggestions?.. (just for the heck of it).

Name does not have to be funny or amusing, but something original befitting the tourney.. (i like the 'Frozen Four' name tourney has now..just probing other opinions). thanks

Dirty
02-01-2010, 12:44 PM
UND Chokes to BC Four
I Hope I Don't Get Shot Four
WCHA Second Playoff

streaker
02-02-2010, 11:46 AM
UND Chokes to BC Four
I Hope I Don't Get Shot Four
WCHA Second Playoff


Michigan can't qualify in its backyard, Four
Well, there's more to do in Detroit than Grand Forks, Four
Where has the WCHA been lately, Four

FiveHole12
02-02-2010, 11:52 AM
Where has the WCHA been lately, Fore
Fixed. :D

RedFreak
02-02-2010, 11:54 AM
Several years back, the NCAA forbid college hockey from using the name Final Four. They had to come up with a new name and this was it. I think it's kind of ugly, but they had to call it something.

Gibber
02-02-2010, 11:57 AM
I didn't like it at first (was 99 the first year they used it?), but its definitely grown on me and stuck, and I think its just fine. People as "hey, are you going to the Frozen this year" we know what they're talking about... It's simple and it works as far as I'm concerned...

northeastern
02-02-2010, 12:01 PM
..i always wondered where the name came from. And if we (as fans), were ever allowed a chance to vote on it.

There's tons of names out there.. Icebreaker tourney, IceBerg classic.. etc.. i know the college hockey fraternity could (would), have come up with something unique.. more importantly.. original.

My only guess we went with our BB friends due the 'catchiness'/ proximity to their own tourney, i don't know.. it does help ratings when the other name (Final Four), is splashed so much in the media around the same time. Its here to stay & like Swami echoed yesterday.. it works! :)

dggoddard
02-02-2010, 03:25 PM
..i always wondered where the name came from. And if we (as fans), were ever allowed a chance to vote on it.

There's tons of names out there.. Icebreaker tourney, IceBerg classic.. etc.. i know the college hockey fraternity could (would), have come up with something unique.. more importantly.. original.

My only guess we went with our BB friends due the 'catchiness'/ proximity to their own tourney, i don't know.. it does help ratings when the other name (Final Four), is splashed so much in the media around the same time. Its here to stay & like Swami echoed yesterday.. it works! :)I'm glad we've cleared this up.

Now can we discuss why the Regionals aren't held in Las Vegas every year?

Hammer
02-02-2010, 03:43 PM
Because Roger Goodell doesn't want college hockey in Vegas?

mookie1995
02-02-2010, 08:10 PM
I'm glad we've cleared this up.

Now can we discuss why the Regionals aren't held in Las Vegas every year?

smart man.

western in vegas. eastern in new orleans.

fozen four :p

i worked with a coop from nu one year who told us that hurricanes were named after the weatherman who first spotted it. :eek: this is almost 'strike two':D