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Mon Jul 13, 2020, 03:56 PM

Cleveland Thunder?

I could go for this ....


Cleveland Thunder? Painesville teen wants to honor Native American ancestor with intriguing historical tale

CLEVELAND, Ohio - A 15-year-old high school sophomore from Painesville has a possible name for the Cleveland Indians, one that holds respect for his family heritage, Native Americans, local history and a bit of lore.

Kyan Vano, who attends Painesville Riverside High School, suggests the team should be renamed the Cleveland Thunder.

His great-great-great grandfather, Chief Oghema Niagara Thunderwater of the Osauckee tribe of the Algonquin nation, was born in 1865 in Lewiston, New York, near the Canadian border. His travels eventually brought him to Cleveland, where he lived for many years.

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I love the part about playing “Thunderstruck” after victories at Progressive Field!

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Mon Jul 13, 2020, 04:05 PM

1. Aside from real old teams, there is no overlap in team names among the big 4 sports leagues ...

Giants in football and baseball is the only one I can think of offhand, there might be one or two others.

Given that there's already a Thunder in the NBA ... I really don't it happening.

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Mon Jul 13, 2020, 04:10 PM

2. Good one.

I do like the nostalgia of Spiders, though.

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