Championship Sports Group has decided on the name Texas Revolution for the Allen, Texas entrant in the Indoor Football League. The name was selected from nearly 1,000 entries submitted from members of the community on-line and through entry displays at area Dick's Sporting Goods stores over recent weeks.
team hand delivered "hints" to Dallas and Collin County media early
this week leading up to the unveiling. These hints started with Texas
shaped cakes on Monday morning and finished on Tuesday with the famed
"Come and Take It" flags which served as a rally call to Texas troops
during the revolution. Each delivery was accompanied with a riddle to
provoke the recipient's thoughts on the name. Along with partners Tim
Brown and Ken Paxton, team president & CEO Tommy Benizio utilized
human signs on the roof of the Alamo and a live horse to unveil the
Revolution name and logo in dramatic fashion. "We recognize that we are
in the entertainment business and want to make a statement from the very
beginning that we are serious about our business", explained Benizio
about the weeks interaction with the media and community.
resident Todd Carlson was the lucky fan who submitted the name Texas
Revolution and will be given the choice of $5,000 in cash and/or
tickets. "I am an older guy and have loved history since I was a child.
The story of Davey Crockett and the Alamo is among my favorites and I
thought that the rally and emotion behind the name would be very fitting
for a community to get behind, particularly here in Texas!" explained
Carlson. Team Chairman & CFO Paul Williams agreed, "We knew from the
beginning that we wanted to be a symbol of passion with a local flavor
and the Texas Revolution says it better than any of the many other
by the clever and creative local marketing firm, Oh Ya Media, the logo
itself was designed specifically with the families of Collin county in
mind. Centered around a kid-friendly cannon with an attitude, this icon
also includes the subtle likeness of both the star and flag of Texas.
"We are proud to have been selected to create this icon which we feel
confident will represent the team and community well for years to come"
noted Oh Ya Media president Suzanne Jacob. "There are a higher
concentration of both families, and football fans in Collin County than
almost anywhere else in the country and we feel that we have designed a
logo that will be appealing to both." Revolution Vice President of
Sales, Barney Welch added, "We selected the colors of red, white and
blue largely because they are representative of the Texas flag. However,
we also recognized that the cobalt blue reminds us of the big,
beautiful skies that we are accustom to enjoying here in Dallas more
days each year than almost anywhere in America. We added jet black as a
representation of the cannons that won Texas their independence so long
ago, and or course the blood red will serve as a reminder to our
opponents of exactly how fierce we are going to be on the field!"
additional announcement was made regarding the team's signing of former
Wranglers wide receiver/kick returner Ramonce Taylor. Taylor was a
standout for the University of Texas scoring 15 TD's in his sophomore
year including one in the Rose Bowl, while earning 1,219 offensive
yards. He was a leader in the Wranglers offense and special teams in
2012 and joins Frankie Solomon Jr. as the second player on the
still-coachless Revolution roster, and the second player from the great
state of Texas. Taylor stated, "I am honored to be one of the first
players signed and to be involved with the team so early in its
creation. I believe that the Revolution leadership will present the
community with a first-class, championship caliber team that I will be
proud to be part of."
team is closing in on hiring a coach and expects to introduce him to
the media and fans next month. Season tickets are now on sale and start
as low as $99 each with the season kicking off around March 1st. For
more information on these or any other Texas Revolution stories, log
onto the team's new website at www.TexasRevs.com
or call the team offices at 972.422.PASS (7277). If media is in need of
high resolution copies of the logo please contact the front office.