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Nashville’s Newest Team Needs A Name

XSQL_logo2Last week Nashville was awarded a franchise in the new X-treme Scooter Qudditch League (XSQL) and now the franchise is looking for a name. Nashville will be one of eight teams in this unique league which features electric scooters mixed with quidditch.  Teams will have specially designed fields.

The XSQL will be looking for fans to name the Nashville team in a name-the-team contest. The league is asking fans to vote on the following team names: Boot Scooters, Renegades, Revelers, SuperStars or Villains.

The league plans to play a 14-game schedule in October and hopes to attract some of the most talent scooter riders in the Music City. Open tryouts will be announced at a later date. Players must be advanced scooters users.

The league also hopes to name a team manager within the next two weeks.  Once a team manager has been named, the team can start scheduling tryouts and filling their rosters with chasers, keepers, beaters and seekers.  Players will ride scooters instead of using broomsticks.  Quidditch rules will be modified to accommodate the scooters.

City officials are still wondering where the Nashville franchise will play.  A source close to the commissioner said that the league is hoping to find an area downtown to install the playing field.

The other seven cities are also seeking names for their new teams.  Here is a list of what they are looking at:

  • Atlanta – Fire Ants, Avengers, Arrows, Wasps
  • Austin – Rattlers, Argonauts, Aragogs, Scorpions
  • Los Angeles – Lynx, Stars, Sunbirds, Hot Wheels
  • New York – Nighthawks, Juggernauts, Wanderers, Yorkers
  • Orlando – Wizards, Storm, Lasers, Dragons
  • St. Louis – Steamers, Stingers,  Vipers,  Sorcerers
  • San Francisco – Quakes, Seals, Fog, Muggles

Nashville hopes to tap into the recent influx of electric scooters in the past year.  The XSQL could be some positive news that scooter riders could use.

[THIS IS A FICTIONAL SPORTS STORY.  IT IS INTENDED FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY.]

 

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Professional Scooter League Awards Franchise to Nashville

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Scooter Riders Will Get A Chance In New League

Taking advantage of the electric scooter craze that has hit many major U.S. cities, a professional sports league has jumped into the mix as it has announced today that they have awarded one of their eight proposed franchises to Nashville, Tennessee.

The Xtreme Scooter Quidditch League (XSQL) will begin in October with eight franchises.  In addition to Nashville, the league has also announced teams in Orlando, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia; New York, New York; Austin, Texas; Los Angeles, California; San Francisco, California and St. Louis, Missouri.

“We were looking to tap into major markets but also cities that would be a good fit for the league,” said Mark Rockwell who is the league’s commissioner.   “Nashville is a rising city and seemed to be a good fit for our new league.”

The league will build outdoor arenas in each city fitted with Sport Court surface that will be ideal for electric scooters.  The game will be a variation of quidditch which is a fictional game featured in the Harry Potter movies where players are riding broomsticks.  Instead of broomsticks, players will be riding electric scooters.

“The game will be a variation of quidditch so don’t expect our players to be flying around in the air,” Rockwell added.  “We are tweaking the rules to make it more spectator-friendly.  The rules of the fictional game can be a little complicated for the average person to understand even if they are fans of Harry Potter.”

The league will conducted open tryouts in each city to attract the best scooter riders for their teams.  Players must be very comfortable with electric scooters and capable of operating their scooters with one hand when they are in possession of the ball.

City officials are skeptical about the new league.

“For one thing, I don’t know where they are planning to put this arena they are proposing,” said City Commissioner Lance Wright.  “There is no room for it in the downtown area.  Maybe they can put it out near Vanderbilt or maybe near Nissan Stadium.”

The league will own all of the teams initially but will appoint managers once all cities are onboard which should be within the next couple of weeks.

“We might need a little magic to get started in October but I think we can do it,” Rockwell said about his new league.  “We are hoping this announcement will get people excited about the league.”

[This is a fictional sports story intended for entertainment purposes only.]

 

Bird Scooters, Voting and the World Series

102518If you live in Nashville, you would swear it was a scene from the movie “The Birds” but instead of birds it is in the form of these silly looking vehicles called “bird scooters” that have invaded the city.  It is annoying and it looks silly.  People are zipping down sidewalks, bike lanes, streets and any place these vehicles can possibly fit without regard to safety, traffic laws or even common sense.  They are a nuisance.  Just another irritation to add to the peddle taverns, golf carts, party vehicles and buses that litter downtown.  The electric scooter companies have promised to ensure their users are adhering to safety standards but I can tell you that they are not.  Riders are not abiding by any safety or any kind of standards.  Just like many Nashville automobile drivers, they are doing whatever they want without regard to any rules.  They are just everywhere and anywhere.  What happened to simply walking?  Oh wait, some people can’t do that right either.  So let’s add another form of transportation to an already over-saturated downtown.

Early voting has started and it is a good thing.  Everyone should get out and vote.  Unlike the way the presidential election goes, these elections actually do go by the popular vote so every vote does indeed count.  Be sure to check the times because they can be rather puzzling.  Polling places have some odd-ball closing times as my wife and I experienced yesterday when we attempted to go vote.  We unknowingly picked the night the place closed at 4:30 p.m.   So we will try again now that we have a copy of the times.  If you go vote, be sure to take a photo ID.  This is very important.  Millions of people have voted early and if this trend continues, it will be the highest turnout in 50 years.  I’m not going to tell you who to vote for.  That’s up to you.  Just take your common sense with you.

The Boston Red Sox lead the Los Angeles Dodgers 2 games to 0 in this year’s World Series but if you aren’t in Boston or Los Angeles you probably don’t care much about it.  This year’s World Series has the lowest rating since 2014.   Unless you are either a diehard baseball fan or one of your teams is in the World Series, it is very difficult to be interested in the World Series.  I honestly haven’t been interested since the Chicago Cubs won it in 2016.  I don’t know what it is about Major League Baseball.  The season is long.  Then there’s the one-game wildcard game, five-game divisional series and seven-game league championship and World Series.  Maybe there are too many games and too many teams in the playoffs.  With football and hockey going on in October, the fall classic doesn’t fit into my personal sports viewing schedule.

I’m hopping on my scooter and getting out of here…….