The St. Paul Saints will shed a good chunk of their name this month in solidarity with the Minnesota Vikings.
In support of a movement begun by a local morning drive-time sports-radio show, the St. Paul Saints (independent; American Association) will shed "S from both the beginning and end of its name and will be known simply as “The Paul” through Sunday. The Minnesota Vikings are in the midst of a run to the NFC Championship Game, and The Paul wouldn’t dare utter the name of this week’s opponent.
On Tuesday morning The Paul’s Executive Vice President Tom Whaley appeared on KFAN’s morning show, The Power Trip, with The Superstar Mike Morris, Chris Hawkey and Cory Cove. Whaley was asked by the trio to become the first in a long line of companies, cities and more to remove the “S” word from their name. Not only did Whaley agree to support the effort, but he and the club have also decided to incorporate the name change during their 2010 season.
“KFAN called us Tuesday with an idea that was perfect,” said Executive Vice President Tom Whaley. “We’re thrilled they would think of us first. When you think about it, there are a lot of folks they could’ve called first: John, Thomas, Kate, Ben and Scholastica to name a few.”
The club will don jersey’s with the name “The Paul” across its chest during a regular season game in 2010. The team will align itself with other organizations with the “S” word in its name with a night full of fun for which The Paul is known.
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