- May 26, 2007
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The word chameleons was something that popped out on a whim but like you I would prefer it to some of the front runner names being proposed. It wasn't actually a serious suggestion other than the fact that it does have an alliterative ring to it.Hell I have no clue what chameleons have to do with the city of Cleveland other than being at the rainforest area at the zoo, but honestly I like it better than at least 90% of the names floated out there, from Rockers and Guardians to everything nautical.
With an animal mascot you get freshness, with chameleons you get an animal that gives no special treatment to colors so it can symbolically be anti-racist.
Animals are always good family fun, kids love chameleons, no need to dust off some old statues...
Having said that and trying to be objective, I can see some positives and negatives. A chameleon could be drawn to be cute like the Geico Gecko but it would be hard to make a tough looking version. Not having any definite colors associated could be a positive or a negative but it seems like you have to just pick a color and go with it.
For some reason when I try to picture what a Guardian would look like in the sense of a team logo I have a hard time imagining anything that would be worth a shit. The faces of the guardians aren't anything to hang your hat on, and if you tried to create an image from the monument as a whole it would just look like a giant dildo.
Just my opinion.