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The Columbus IPAs? Here’s what YOU think Arena Football team should be named

614now Staff



Yesterday, we told you about the return of Arena Football to Columbus.

We also ran a poll to see what you guys think the team should be named. Of the five options we gave you—The Columbus Brambleberry Crisps, The Columbus Buckeye B-sides, The Columbus Capitals, The Columbus Arnold Terminators, The Columbus Construction Barrels—The Columbus Capitals won with 34.8% of the vote.

However, we also let your creativity shine with a write-in option that garnered 162 responses.


Of these, The Columbus Destroyers was by far the fan favorite. Could it be that it’s because the Columbus Arena Football League from 2004-08 was called the Columbus Destroyers?

We think yes. Well…that, and the Destroyers is just a cool name.

But, there were definitely some write-ins worth mentioning.

Below are all write-in responses.

2019-02-13 08:54:39Colulumbus Ninja – give them a name that relates to people and kids can relate to
2019-02-13 08:06:39Cavaliers
2019-02-13 06:30:21Columbus bald eagles
2019-02-13 06:00:31Ohio Orbitz
2019-02-13 05:33:57Destroyers
2019-02-13 05:31:23The Columbus No Jackets Required
2019-02-13 05:10:52Centurions
2019-02-13 04:57:16Crusaders
2019-02-13 04:31:54Columbus explorers
2019-02-13 03:35:45Columbus Destroyers
2019-02-13 02:41:05The Columbus Destroyers
2019-02-13 02:19:03Explorers
2019-02-13 01:13:10The Columbus destroyers
2019-02-13 00:40:53The Columbus Destroyers
2019-02-13 00:36:16Columbus Bombers
2019-02-12 21:22:56Columbus Aeronauts (in homage of Neil Armstrong and other Ohian astronauts)
2019-02-12 20:03:04Columbus Wrecking Crew
2019-02-12 19:57:17Destroyers
2019-02-12 19:37:32The Columbus Crushiers
2019-02-12 19:22:48Tigersharks
2019-02-12 18:52:40Columbus Slammers
2019-02-12 18:41:49Destroyers
2019-02-12 18:07:10Destroyers
2019-02-12 18:02:26Columbus crusaders
2019-02-12 17:44:10The Columbus wild side
2019-02-12 17:41:50Blue Jays
2019-02-12 17:38:33The Columbus Flight
2019-02-12 17:16:15Knights
2019-02-12 16:59:26The Columbus Crunch
2019-02-12 16:54:54The Columbus Thunder
2019-02-12 16:51:09The Columbus Panhandles
2019-02-12 16:45:10Destroyers
2019-02-12 16:33:37The Columbus Destroyers
2019-02-12 16:32:49The Columbus Explorers
2019-02-12 16:26:22Columbus Crusaders
2019-02-12 15:37:44Columbus Crusade
2019-02-12 15:36:58The Columbus Andrew Ginther Sucks
2019-02-12 15:33:58Destroyers
2019-02-12 15:29:19Columbus Silver Stallions
2019-02-12 15:18:57Destroyers
2019-02-12 15:14:52Keep prior name
2019-02-12 15:12:34Panhandles
2019-02-12 15:04:10Columbus Cardinals
2019-02-12 14:58:48The Columbus Assassins
2019-02-12 14:52:06The Columbus CRUSH
2019-02-12 14:50:06The Columbus Disintegrators
2019-02-12 14:33:22The Columbus Crusaders
2019-02-12 14:32:30The Columbus Cannabals
2019-02-12 14:22:45Destroyers
2019-02-12 14:20:18Columbus Cardinals
2019-02-12 14:09:05The Columbus Brewers
2019-02-12 14:03:09The Columbus Eclipse
2019-02-12 13:57:23Destroyers
2019-02-12 13:41:50Columbus Sails
2019-02-12 13:35:52The Columbus Cardinals
2019-02-12 13:35:41The Columbus Destroyers
2019-02-12 13:33:52dip shits
2019-02-12 13:28:17Columbus Destroyers
2019-02-12 13:26:55Columbus Mad Cows
2019-02-12 13:22:30The Columbus Destroyers
2019-02-12 13:18:49The Columbus Nutz
2019-02-12 13:16:36The Columbus Silver Backs
2019-02-12 13:13:03The Columbus Wolves
2019-02-12 13:13:03The Columbus Wolves
2019-02-12 13:02:06Captain
2019-02-12 12:59:49Destroyers
2019-02-12 12:59:01Columbus Catamounts
2019-02-12 12:57:12The Columbus Crusaders
2019-02-12 12:52:09Columbus Mad Bombers
2019-02-12 12:48:35Columbus Conquest
2019-02-12 12:48:02Columbus Arena Runners
2019-02-12 12:43:57Destroyers
2019-02-12 12:43:16Destroyers
2019-02-12 12:38:00Columbus Concussion Prones
2019-02-12 12:35:37Columbus Crushers
2019-02-12 12:33:41Columbus Roadkill
2019-02-12 12:31:34Columbus Destroyers
2019-02-12 12:28:17The Columbus Mariners
2019-02-12 12:12:57Columbus Footbally McFootballfaces
2019-02-12 12:08:49Columbus Coyotes
2019-02-12 12:08:32The Columbus Crushers
2019-02-12 12:01:59The Columbus Brewmasters
2019-02-12 12:01:23The Columbus Destroyers
2019-02-12 11:57:40Cbus don’t blink, they’ll be gone
2019-02-12 11:55:15Destoryers
2019-02-12 11:55:02The Columbus Bazooka Sharks
2019-02-12 11:52:20Dynamo’s
2019-02-12 11:51:48The Columbus Brewsers
2019-02-12 11:49:59Destroyers…this allows fans to bring out their old garb!
2019-02-12 11:48:49Destroyers
2019-02-12 11:39:18Columbus Commoners
2019-02-12 11:38:10The Columbus Comets
2019-02-12 11:36:46Cowtown Warriors
2019-02-12 11:35:19Columbus Coyotes
2019-02-12 11:35:11The Columbus Panhandles
2019-02-12 11:34:49Columbus Crusaders
2019-02-12 11:33:08Destroyers
2019-02-12 11:30:59America
2019-02-12 11:30:34America
2019-02-12 11:29:57The Columbus Explorers
2019-02-12 11:22:32Colonels
2019-02-12 11:17:50Columbus Craft (synonym for clipper & for our abundance of craft beers)
2019-02-12 11:17:42JV Buckeyes
2019-02-12 11:16:30Columbus America
2019-02-12 11:14:39The Destroyers
2019-02-12 11:13:38The Columbus Cows
2019-02-12 11:13:18Austin FC
2019-02-12 11:11:43The Columbus Colonels
2019-02-12 11:11:17Nope
2019-02-12 11:08:04The Columbus Aviators
2019-02-12 11:04:59Berserkers
2019-02-12 11:04:25The Columbus Mad Cows
2019-02-12 11:03:46Columbus Destroyers
2019-02-12 11:03:03Columbus Hammers
2019-02-12 11:02:40Columbus IPAs
2019-02-12 11:02:20Columbus Nationals
2019-02-12 11:00:52The Columbus Juggernauts
2019-02-12 11:00:44The Columbus Kraken
2019-02-12 11:00:44The Columbus Pallas Cats
2019-02-12 10:57:59The Columbus Cougars
2019-02-12 10:56:42The Columbus Browns
2019-02-12 10:56:36The Columbus Destroyers
2019-02-12 10:55:43Central Ohio Panthers. COP’s
2019-02-12 10:55:17The Columbus Terminators
2019-02-12 10:53:59dasd
2019-02-12 10:52:33The Columbus Again
2019-02-12 10:52:30The Columbus Trailblazers
2019-02-12 10:49:05The Columbus Potholes
2019-02-12 10:48:14Columbus Destroyers
2019-02-12 10:47:16Destroyers
2019-02-12 10:29:56The Columbus “Stand for the Flags”
2019-02-12 10:28:53Columbus Cannons
2019-02-12 10:17:49Cannons
2019-02-12 10:08:36The Columbus Panhandles
2019-02-12 10:07:58The Columbus Panhandles
2019-02-12 09:49:32Cranes
2019-02-12 09:42:17The Columbus Destroyers
2019-02-12 09:42:17The Columbus Destroyers
2019-02-12 09:29:51Destroyers
2019-02-12 09:20:10the Columbus Concussion Prones!
2019-02-12 09:19:38Destroyers
2019-02-12 09:17:42the Concussion Prones!!!
2019-02-12 09:03:46Columbus Destroyers
2019-02-12 09:03:26Columbus Knights
2019-02-12 08:46:06You Can Them Precourt
2019-02-12 08:36:27Columbus Christophers
2019-02-12 08:35:45The Columbus Christophers
2019-02-12 08:08:05Columbus Panhandlers
2019-02-12 07:57:46The Columbus Destroyers
2019-02-12 07:53:56The Columbus Incumbents!! That way, just like our apppointed city council members, they’ll never lose!!
2019-02-12 07:50:19The Columbus Destroyers
2019-02-12 07:50:00Destroyers
2019-02-12 07:47:48Columbus Cardinals
2019-02-12 07:43:32Killumbus fentanyl fiends
2019-02-12 07:43:06The Columbus Queso-No-Mores
2019-02-12 07:40:08The Columbus Explorers
2019-02-12 07:31:28The Columbus BOOM
2019-02-12 07:28:16Columbus Mad Cows
2019-02-12 07:27:20Aviators
2019-02-12 07:25:15Busts
2019-02-12 07:20:15The Sleet
2019-02-12 07:18:44Bullies
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The Weekend Lookout: 9 different ways to spend your weekend in the city

Mitch Hooper



Summer is fleeting, but luckily fall is on the way. We are entering that Goldie Locks zone of weather which means it's the perfect time to get up, and get out. From a big music jamboree with Doc Robinson on Saturday to Tyler, The Creator stopping off at Express Live, here are the events and happenings to keep on your radar.


Doc Robinson's Family Jamboree @ Woodlands Tavern

If you trust our taste with The Turbos, then having you trust us once more with Doc Robinson shouldn't be a stretch. Here's a little taste of what Doc Robinson will bring to the stage on Saturday. The Family Jamboree kicks off at 11 a.m. on Saturday and will include a large roster of local acts including Parker Louis and Hebdo.

German Village Oktoberfest @ Wunderbar

You already know the drill here: fill your steins full of Great Lakes Brewing beers, chow down on German classics from places like Pierogi Mountain, and don't even worry about the cover charge because this is a free-to-attend event.

Can Release: Opera Cream Stout @ Platform Beer Co.

New beer, who dis? Platform Beer Co. is breaking out a new can this Saturday at the taproom where they collaborated with The BonBonerie for this Opera Cream Stout. Platform will have beers ready for purchase around 10 a.m. so come early, and come thirsty.


Kölsch In The [email protected] Gemüt Biergarten

It's a beer release party in the Garten! Gemüt Biergarten is breaking out its newest brew Huginn & Muninn Kölsch from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for just $3 in the Garten. Gemüt describes this beer as a light-bodied German ale that is malt-forward with a slightly fruity flavor.

Tyler, The Creator @ Express Live

Tyler, The Creator has been on a new level in terms of music popularity. His albums Igor and Flower Boy have received plenty of critical acclaim, and his unique sound landed him as the artist who created the soundtrack to the newest iteration of How The Grinch Stole Christmas. The often off-the-walls rapper will be taking over Express Live on Sunday evening with doors opening at 5:30 p.m.

It: Chapter 2 and Hustlers @ South Drive-in

Going to a drive-in to see an It movie, ah. It feels like the good old days again. Was I around for those days? Maybe not, but the nostalgic vibes still stand. Head over to the South Drive-in for a double feature of the newest It: Chapter 2 as well as Hustlers. Everything kicks off around 7:15 p.m., and the Drive-in suggests showing up an hour early to be safe.

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A Day In Delaware: Horse racing, kayaking, food trucks, cocktails

Mitch Hooper



It's horse racing season in Delaware at the Little Brown Jug and that means two things: you're either about to lose, or currently losing.

The beloved horse racing at Little Brown Jug, affectionately known as LBJ, kicked off on Sunday and will run until Thursday. If you're looking to get in on the action, here is where you can buy tickets.

But, if you've already spent all your gambling money and just need a break from the horses, there are plenty of alternatives available in Delaware. Here are three spots to keep in mind as you explore our not-so-distant neighbor to the north.

Kayaking at Alum Creek

Whether you hit it big on your bet, or lost it all in the first race, Alum Creek is perfect because it's free. While the views on the walking trails are great, the views from a kayak are even better. The water there is very calm with the exception of a boat passing through every once in a while making it a nice spot for beginners.

And if you're a veteran on the water, the lake is relatively large meaning you can make an entire day out of it. I recommend packing a cooler with some picnic food—peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, string cheese with crackers, and some fresh fruit—and making pit stops at some of the beaches right off the lake. And, just so I can say I told you so, leave your phone in the car, or in a water proof bag.

Dinner At The Food Truck Depot

The Food Truck Depot is a relatively new eatery and bar in Delaware and it's sure to have something for everyone. If you, or someone you're with, is a vegetarian/vegan, Encompass Eatery is a familiar face at the Food Truck Depot and they offer plant-based dishes such as a grilled caprese sandwich, or straight up carnivorous sandwiches like the hearty roast beef sandwich. Other food trucks that have made appearances include Tortilla, Red Door BBQ, and Deja Food. Also at the Food Truck Depot is a full service bar with craft selections and cocktails as well as a large sand volleyball court if you need to burn some calories.

Drinks On Sandusky St.

Delaware is absolutely loaded with options when it comes to drinking in the evening. Looking to taste some bourbon and whiskey? Check out Opa Grill And Tavern which boasts the largest bourbon selection in Ohio. Or perhaps you're more of a beer person (you are from Columbus after all). Barley Hopsters is a beer lovers heaven as it offers large coolers stocked with local, regional, and national craft beers. Build a six-pack to take home, or sip on your beer of choice while you ponder your next option.

Not too far from Barley Hopsters is Restoration Brew Worx which offers a variety of their in-house brews. And if you're looking for an elevated cocktail, 1808 American Bistro is on 29 E. Winter St—just a stone's throw away from Sandusky St. On the flip side, if you're just looking for a dive bar to call home for the evening, The Backstretch will have you covered with cans of PBRs and Tullamore Dew.

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9 festivals for you to fall in love with this weekend

Mitch Hooper



Summer may be rounding out, but there are still so many ways to fest outside. From vintage good fairs to rock climbing at the Scioto Audubon, here are the festivals taking place this weekend in the city.

Sept. 12-15 | Scioto Fest | Scioto Audubon Metro Park

This four-day festival is for those with an affinity for the outdoors. Here, adrenaline junkies will find rock climbing and bouldering while land lovers can enjoy camping, music, and all the food offerings.

Sept. 12-14 | Creative Control Fest 8 | Lincoln Theatre

In its eighth year, the Creative Control Fest is back to raise up and celebrate creatives of color from around the midwest. Hang out and learn useful information at one of the many workshops, or get your mind right at one of the wellness activities designed for creatives from a variety of different industries.

Sept. 13-14 | 934 Fest 2019 | 934 Gallery

In a celebration of the art scene here in Columbus, 934 Gallery is opening its doors for two-days this weekend featuring art from Lucie Shearer and Andy Meyer. Additionally, the festival will play host to two music stages, a comedy stage, local artist vendors, food trucks, craft beer, and plenty of activities for your young Picasso.

Sept. 13-15 | Country Living Fair | Ohio Historical Village

Calling all flea market fans and garage sale experts, this is your chance to splurge! This three-day fair offers more than 200 vendors from across different states selling vintage and handcrafted goods as well as antiques. Stop by one of the how-to sessions, or simply fill up your Pinterest mood board with loads of ideas.

Sept. 13-14 | Columbus Caribbean Festival | The Scioto Mile

In its third year, the Columbus Caribbean Festival has returned to The Scioto Mile for two days of live music, delicious island-inspired food and drinks including Taste Of Kingston and The Gumbo Dude Food Truck, and a parade. The music lineup includes Pete Funk, BAND AMANIAUZURI, and The Flex Crew.

Sept. 13-15 | 2019 Grandview Oktoberfest | Hofbrauhaus Columbus (Grandview)

Another weekend in September, another chance to celebrate the German Oktoberfest! This time around it's at Hofbrauhaus where live entertainment will clash with German food and bier as well as activities for little ones. Friday will feature WCOL-FM from 6pm- 8pm, while Saturday will host a face painter and balloon artists from 2pm- 6pm. And if you couldn't make it to the face painter on Saturday, they will return on Sunday from 1pm- 4pm in addition to a magician.

Sept. 14 | Crafted Food, Beer & Music Festival | Columbus Commons

From farm-to-table-to-festival, the Crafted Food, Beer & Music Festival brings nine different Columbus restaurants together to showcase their offerings. For $15, you can enjoy live music from George Barrie Band and The Floorwalkers, stuff your face, and know that you're doing some civic good as a portion of proceeds will benefit Freedom a la Cart, an organization providing paid workforce training and supportive services to survivors of human trafficking.

Sept. 14 | Oktoberfest Party | Wolf's Ridge Brewing

Wolf's Ridge is getting in on the Oktoberfest action and on Saturday you can find brats, spaetzle, and of course, WRB's very own Oktoberfest bier. If you really want to feel the Oktoberfest vibes, purchase a $14 stein and hoist it high!

Sept. 14 | Old Hilliardfest | Main St. in Old Hilliard

This street fair takes place in Old Hilliard where visitors can explore car shows and sunflower shows as well as all the fixings of most festivals: live music, food, and activities for kids at the kid's fair. Support local, and have fun while doing so!

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