" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

October 14, 2021

The Deadly Red Dolphins?

The Redcliffe-based Dolphins have been announced as the NRL's newest franchise
I saw this picture of a young
dolphin trapped in a water hole as the tide went out in last Saturday's Queensland newspaper with a story on the opposite page about NRL trial games coming to the TV screen next season, and I thought to myself that I guess this is one of those signs that the new NRL team is going to be the Redcliffe Dolphins?
But it sounds like the club for marketing reasons want to drop the "Redcliffe" but keep the "Dolphins" in order to appeal to a larger Queensland audience.   
Deadly is used by many Aboriginal people to mean excellent, or very good
I thought why restrict yourself to just a Queensland audience in a national competition? 
Run this name through the marketing computer -
Deadly Red Dolphins - and I think you have a name that will appeal to a lot of markets eventually.
Putting the Indigenous slang word "deadly" in front of the word "Red", which can be a homage to the red earth of the the Indigenous flag and the cliffs which gave Redcliffe its name, and could also be an abbreviation of the word Redcliffe, too.
Not to mention the club colours are red & white, and then there is the dolphin animal club totem/mascot in the name, as well.
With a name like the Deadly Red Dolphins it gives a lot of marketing options for merchandise, such as "The Deadly Reds"/"Red Dolphins"/"Deadly Dolphins"/"Red(cliffe) Dolphins", etc.
And since the Queensland state colour of maroon is a deep reddish brown there are plenty of merchandise opportunities there, as well.
Then again, what's wrong with just keeping the Redcliffe Dolphins as the name of the club?
But I won't be jumping off
the Sharks anytime soon when it comes to my NRL team:-)

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