Monday was apparently the anniversary of the day that the name “Seahawks” was selected for Seattle’s NFL team back in 1975. Seems like a bizarre thing to observe, but it did give occasion for the official Seahawks blog to release some of the 1,741 potential names that were suggested at the time by fans. As you might expect, most of them are superior than the boring old C-HOX moniker. The rest have to do with rain. Here are the ones we liked best:

Aqua-Ducks

D.B. Coopers

Buzz Saws ["Will Leitch on Line 1..."]

Cool Dudes

Diarrheas

Ding Dongs

Electric Loggers

Peckerwoods

Red Tide

Sawdust Eaters

Sleazies

Sperm Whales

Washington Georges

And of course scampi. Scampi got robbed.

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