What's up with this name?


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arcticap
March 22, 2012, 04:30 PM
Please explain the reasoning behind this name.
Was the reason for the name because it's the most popular gun in the world or did the name involve something more specific about Texas or American culture?

1. http://www.pseudobook.com/beisbol/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/colt-45s-tshirt-emblem21.jpg

2. http://www.mearsonlineauctions.com/LotImages/22/566b11ea-5ad4-4c7f-ab38-5407e448a26a_lg.jpeg

3. http://www.nations-baseball.com/userimages/TeamImages/TEAM000101422.jpg

4. http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/colot.gif

5. http://astrosdaily.com/history/uniforms/Woodeshick.jpg

6. http://www.americanmemorabilia.com/pics/41601_01_lg.jpg

7. http://c-product.images.fansedge.com/63-19/63-19095-Y.jpg

8. http://thompsonian.info/colts.html

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mcdonl
March 22, 2012, 04:33 PM
No, like the "forty" it was named after the 40oz beer... the Colt 45

arcticap
March 22, 2012, 04:38 PM
Interestingly enough the name of the team existed for at least one year before the malt liquor.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colt_45_(malt_liquor)

The Sarge
March 22, 2012, 04:48 PM
LOL....Ask Dick Barkley...he was at the feed store this morning actually.....
It was the result of a "name the team contest"....nothing more nor less....Dick was the PA guy there in the first few years....

arcticap
March 23, 2012, 02:16 AM
Thanks to The Sarge for that info.
And it sounds like a coincidence that you saw Dick Barkley there this morning.
There must have been something especially appealing that made that name the contest winner, at least to the contest judges.
Even though the name didn't last long, it sure was a good one.

The Sarge
March 23, 2012, 07:49 AM
Not really. Us old farts drink coffee every morning. What else we gonna do?
Wife sez it is good to keep us all together in one spot versus us all wandering around town bothering people :)

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