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rhodyhoops.com
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rhodychat.com
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keaneyfaithful.com
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rhodyboard.com
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keaneyblue.com
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rhodyfaithful.com
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rhodynation.com
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RIFastBreak.com
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RhodyFastBreak.com
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EternalRamNation.com
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Letsgorhody.com
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rhodyfans.com
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firehousebball.com
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WeAreRhody.com
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runninramfans.com
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SonsofFrankKeaney.com
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Keaneytribune.com
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KeaneyHQ.com
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Total votes: 33

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Unread postby adam914 » 5 years ago

While I like the Hurley ideas, it would become an issue if/when he were to leave the program down the road. I think we should stick with something that has more staying power. Of course I hope he does amazing things here and stays forever, but probably not very realistic.
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Unread postby ATPTourFan » 5 years ago

adam914 wrote:While I like the Hurley ideas, it would become an issue if/when he were to leave the program down the road. I think we should stick with something that has more staying power. Of course I hope he does amazing things here and stays forever, but probably not very realistic.


Agreed. I think it needs to be related to the program, not one player or coach (with possible exception of the Great Frank Keaney!)
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Unread postby URI_IEP » 5 years ago

I would vote for something very simple. You want people to be able to FIND the board using a quick google search as interest in the program starts to rise (hopefully soon). I would suggest something along the lines of "RhodeIslandRams.com" or the current handle of "RhodyRams.com".
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Unread postby domination122 » 5 years ago

I know its a bit played out but rhodynation still seems like a great fit to me, simple yet effective... idk theres a lot of good ideas on here to be honest
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Unread postby Iggy1979 » 5 years ago

I don't think Google is an issue. I just googled Kentucky basketball forums and I got such sites as bluegrasshoops, wildcatnation and trueblueKentucky ....
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Unread postby ATPTourFan » 5 years ago

Iggy is right. The domain name has not much to do with Google search results.
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Unread postby URI_IEP » 5 years ago

Fair point about the google search. As long as we have enough "Rhody"s, and "Rams", and "Basketball" in the page content it should be easily found by newly invigorated fans.

I do vote strongly against any variant of "nation." That has been so overused over the past 8 years (since '04), that the term is bordering on annoying.
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Unread postby Ramulous » 5 years ago

SonsofFrankKeaney.com
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Unread postby Rhody74 » 5 years ago

Ramulous wrote:SonsofFrankKeaney.com


Nice takeoff of SonsofSamHorn ..... I like it!
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Unread postby domination122 » 5 years ago

I studied some other board names and came up with another idea... Keaneytribune.com, or KeaneyHQ.com. I think the name should definitely focus on Keaney instead of Rhody
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Unread postby TexRam » 5 years ago

domination122 wrote:I studied some other board names and came up with another idea... Keaneytribune.com, or KeaneyHQ.com. I think the name should definitely focus on Keaney instead of Rhody


I like this, as well as Iggy's suggestion keaneyblue.com, or thekeaneyblues.com
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Unread postby twisted3829 » 5 years ago

i like iggy's keaneyblue.com
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Unread postby ATPTourFan » 5 years ago

twisted3829 wrote:i like iggy's keaneyblue.com


And it's available as a .com
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Unread postby TruePoint » 5 years ago

sonsoffrankkeaney.com is absolutely outstanding and gets my vote.
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Unread postby ace » 5 years ago

I never liked the "sons of" part with the Sam Horn board.
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Unread postby ATPTourFan » 5 years ago

It's certainly not super easy to type... sonsoffrankkeaney, nor does it read very easily. I wouldn't vote for it.
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Unread postby TruePoint » 5 years ago

Yeah but who types it? Once you go once, you just bookmark it, no? I probably only type a half dozen wed addresses and dial a half dozen phone numbers per year. 99% of the time I just push the button for what I want.
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Unread postby TruePoint » 5 years ago

keaneyblue.com is also good, though. What it lacks in imagination it makes up for in simplicity (in a good way).
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Unread postby Rhody74 » 5 years ago

TruePoint wrote:Yeah but who types it? Once you go once, you just bookmark it, no? I probably only type a half dozen wed addresses and dial a half dozen phone numbers per year. 99% of the time I just push the button for what I want.


sonsofsamhorn has another domain name that redirects to the main forrum .... sosh. You could do the same with sonsoffrankkeaney ...sofk ..... lots of sites do that nowadays.
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Unread postby RAM67 » 5 years ago

Why get complicated? keaneyblue.com is unique, and is definitely ours.
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Unread postby Ramulous » 5 years ago

I like keaneyblue.com
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Unread postby Moto » 5 years ago

I also like keaneyblue.com FWIW
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Unread postby ATPTourFan » 5 years ago

I'm leading with keaneyblue.com in my head as well.
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Unread postby adam914 » 5 years ago

Yeah the more I hear it and think about it, I would probably say thats my top choice as well.
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Unread postby ATPTourFan » 5 years ago

I like how it's uniquely University of Rhode Island Men's Basketball, yet simple to read, say, type, remember.
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Unread postby RamInLA » 5 years ago

i like either sonsoffrankkeaney.com or keaneyblue.com

both are solid
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Unread postby reef » 5 years ago

I like both of those
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Unread postby ramster » 5 years ago

my choice is the simple one

rhodyhoops.com
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RamInLA wrote:i like either sonsoffrankkeaney.com or keaneyblue.com

both are solid



Agreed
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Unread postby urirx » 5 years ago

I go with keaneyblue.com Some day we may actually have another sport to talk about and we will want to keep them all in the same general board
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Unread postby ATPTourFan » 5 years ago

Anyone have a major objection to keaneyblue.com?
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ATPTourFan wrote:Anyone have a major objection to keaneyblue.com?



Going once....

Going twice......
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Unread postby daytonflyerfan » 5 years ago

Would like to see a poll set up to gauge peoples' opinions on this.
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I'll get one set up.
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Please be sure to VOTE for your favorite domain name above!
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Unread postby McRam » 5 years ago

i vote Rhody Nation :!:
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McRam wrote:i vote Rhody Nation :!:


Please actually vote in the poll above.
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Unread postby ATPTourFan » 5 years ago

Keaney Blue seems to have a big lead at the moment. We'll let the poll continue so more fans can post their ballots.
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Unread postby rodfromcranston » 5 years ago

As big a fan as I am of Rhody history, how many people outside of Ram universe, even know who Frank Keaney was?
And sons of anything is lame.
Since there are 21 votes for the Keanyblue one, I guess that's it, but again, who outside of Rhode Island followsURI basketball history back 70 plus years?
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Unread postby ATPTourFan » 5 years ago

True, but I think Mr. Frank Keaney will get more pub as the team earns it over the seasons ahead.

Looking at precedent, Dayton has a similar situation where their fan portal is named after their own great coach, Tom Blackburn.

http://blackburnreview.com/
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rodfromcranston wrote:As big a fan as I am of Rhody history, how many people outside of Ram universe, even know who Frank Keaney was?
And sons of anything is lame.
Since there are 21 votes for the Keanyblue one, I guess that's it, but again, who outside of Rhode Island followsURI basketball history back 70 plus years?

Eh, it's weird what sticks and what doesn't in people's mind. For whatever reason, Keaney Blue strikes me as the best option. Heck, the most popular Red Sox discussion board is named after the immortal Sam Horn, so it could be worse. "The Cousins of Jeff Kent, your place for URI hoops!"
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Unread postby TruePoint » 5 years ago

People will be able to find the board without knowing who Frank Keaney is. Notre Dame football fans have a board called 'Rock's House.' Not saying Frank Keaney is of the same historical renown as Knute Rockne nationally, but they have similar roles within their respective program's lore. Plus, Keaney Blue is the team's and the school's color; it isn't just the name of a guy who used to coach here. All of the RhodyNation.com and the RowdyRhody.com and stuff just seem amateurish, generic and inauthentic to me. No offense to those who forwarded those names, because they are not terrible, but keaneyblue.com is unique to us and a little "insiderish."

[Edit:] I meant to say other names are NOT terrible, obviously. Sorry for the typo. I fixed it.
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Unread postby TruePoint » 5 years ago

Although now that I just thought of it, insiderhody.com......?
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Unread postby SGreenwell » 5 years ago

TruePoint wrote:Although now that I just thought of it, insiderhody.com......?

That's the name for my future Rhode Island softcore pornography site, TP. No stealing. Don't be a one-upper.
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Unread postby TruePoint » 5 years ago

Ugh. I knew it was too good to be original!
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Unread postby ATPTourFan » 5 years ago

OK, I think it's time to lock it in.... The fans ... have... spoken.

The URI Basketball Forum @ KeaneyBlue.com
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Unread postby ramster » 5 years ago

rodfromcranston wrote:As big a fan as I am of Rhody history, how many people outside of Ram universe, even know who Frank Keaney was?
And sons of anything is lame.
Since there are 21 votes for the Keanyblue one, I guess that's it, but again, who outside of Rhode Island followsURI basketball history back 70 plus years?


I personally like rhodyhoops.com

You want the site to make sense to people outside of the regular board, especially as the team gains more and more national notoriety.

Way outvoted by keaneyblue - but as others have said, it's more of an inside name
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Unread postby twisted3829 » 5 years ago

most people would just search rhode island message board into google and go from there, people aren't to try and type rhodyhoops.com or keaneyblue.com or rhodynation.com. I think the name is more for us as a whole than for people being able to find us
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Unread postby ATPTourFan » 5 years ago

www.keaneyblue.com is now active. Requests to rhodyrams.forumatic.com should redirect to www.keaneyblue.com.
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