San Diego asks the internet to name their new soccer team, and the internet does what the internet does best
The spirit of Boaty McBoatface lives on!
As part of a $1 billion redevelopment program, a company has bought a stadium in San Diego and are hoping to attract a major league team into using it as their home base.
As part of the publicity campaign, the company opened up a competition to name the team to the public via their Facebook page, and with over 1,000 names eventually whittled down to a Top 20, the voting continues for the winner.
"We're fun guys", they said on a promotional campaign on their FB page. "We want it to be funny."
Among the names are the usual suspects - San Diego United, Atletico San Diego, San Diego Chargers, etc. - but the names leading the race are exactly the kind of names you'd expect to arrive whenever the internet is allowed to be involved.
San Diego have launched a vote to name their new MLS team.
Footy McFooty Face is currently leading the way ? pic.twitter.com/B6eACOG97V
— BigSport (@BigSportGB) March 24, 2017
Yep, that's Footy McFooty Face leading the charge. In the few hours since this tweet and popularity has shot up, the San Diego Bad Hombres has now risen to second place, but Footy McFooty Face has only widened the lead.
When will people learn?
"All students please proceed immediately to an assembly in the Butthead Memorial Auditorium." pic.twitter.com/prfPF8UAhz
— SimpsonsQOTD (@SimpsonsQOTD) December 30, 2014