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Ponderings for fun... Octopush... UnderwaterHockey... Push??

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 2:26 am    Post subject: Ponderings for fun... Octopush... UnderwaterHockey... Push?? Reply with quote

This is to suggest that the game could (although maybe not officially) be refered to as 'Push'.

Reasoning:
It is catchy, appropriate and still true to the origins of the original British name of octopush.... errr.... and.... it is catchy.

The game used to be played with 8, so the 'octo' bit of 'octopush' was suitable. As 8 players is no longer...... remove the 'octo' bit!

So to summerise ponderings:
Push is catchy.
Push is appropriate.
... and it's catchy.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2005 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2006 2:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, PUSH is good idea

It is relating to the essemce of the game. It is simple and snappy to say, so will be good on TV for sport presentators etc.

AND....... People will (when televised) know the game, so the 'name' itself ie underwater hockey, doesnt have to do the describing,,,, if that makes sence.

Let's play PUSH!........ very 'cool' n 'hip'
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a few posts retrieved from cached files. These were some of the postings on the forum before the crash of May. Just for info.


Bethany (me) Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 2:06 am
Quote:
Octopush.... was good start, but now out of date, so definately not that.
Underwater Hockey.... is the established 'new' evolved name.
Push.... is catchy.... maybe just be the unofficial 'in' word, if anything.

B

jellybean Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 8:15 pm
Quote:
Octopush.... was because '8 players pushing' (and being near christmas.... may be a partridge in a pear tree!)

Underwater Hockey.... as game has evolved then name change good.

Push.... is indeed catchy and yep, prob just unofficial lingo.


JB

puckoff Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 11:59 pm
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Play hockey = buy a hockey stick
Play ice hockey = buy an ice hockey stick
Play underwater hockey = buy a pusher!!!!!!!!!

underwater push Wink

Tony Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2005 1:17 am
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- Have learned the history is Octopush
- Now the Octo is out of date it should change
- Remove Octo and left with Push

Would agree probably only be informal as have noticed all the established links are under the name of underwater hockey.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I vote PUSH

it is mindful of the origin.... octopush
it is simple to role off the tungue (thinking when TV news broadcasters say it).
it is a respectful name (therefore keep world media sport profile in a professional sounding game.

I vote PUSH


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Arrow Apparently some power to be has profered the notion that the name of the game of underwater hockey be changed to: Aqua Challenge
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Octopush..... Underwater Hockey..... Push

Aqua Challenge seems a little disrespectful and mildly arrogant towards all other water sports... as if they are not challenging to their own participants. It better suits a water based 'event'.

I consider the name PUSH, worthy of contemplation and consideration by whoever are the descision makers.

Reasons being:
1. Octopush was the founders name for the sport in 1954 and PUSH stil carries a line of respect to this history (whilst eliminating the changes/adaptation/evolution over time of the Octo bit). This Octo bit was got from Octopus... they were divers, you may know, and the name reflected the push action of the pool game, yet stil kept them happy with an 'undersea connection'.

2. People, general armchair, pubgoing public (at the moment) cannot discuss our game... they are unlikely to have seen a story-told game, that they can watch, knowing the rules, knowing the goodies and badies... and so be able to shout at the TV to spur their team on. BUT SOON THIS WILL CHANGE!
Therefore a name does/will not have to be a fully descriptive name... such as containing the word underwaterwater.... people will have seen it, and not quickly forget the unusual medium/arena in which the game is played out (this arena, they were 'taken' to by the camera systems that would have brought them, the armchair, pubgoing, said spectators, the game).... our game.

3. PUSH is catchy. It is also a respectful name and not quirky, as some of the other names suggested are. Quirky names may be (and often are) funny at a local or close-friend level, but on a world stage, on world TV, next to and mixing it with other world TV coverage - quirky looses its funnyness, and undermines the professionalism that the heads of those athletes participating should be held high to, and the onlookers should be able to respect - not given an inch of reason to chuckle at.

My vote/suggestion to the descission makers would be PUSH

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push
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push Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aqua Challenge does seem like a water based event rather than a professional sport that cuts-the-mustard with credibility.

A google search for 'what is it' reveals a series of events involving water and a challenge!
* Get ready for the ultimate cardio challenge in water. Aqua Challenge uses high intensity suspension and toning moves that will make your workout a splashing ...
* Aqua challenge. 3-4pm. 10.30-11.30. 3-4pm. Wacky races. 10.30-11.30. 3-4pm. Aqua Hoop. 10.30-11.30am. 3-4pm. Ducklings course. 8 & 8.30am. 8 & 8.30am ...
* Aqua Challenge: Water exercises to promote cardiovascular fitness and muscle strengthening. Class. intensity may be modified to incorporate all fitness ...


The game should not sound like a helpful or voluntary fun event. It should name a defined 'field' sport between two fit and athletic teams.

I do agree with you Stephen, that, although maybe unwittingly, it carries an air of arrogance - in that it is making a claim that 'this' is the only challenge to do with water activity - 'this', meaning our sport.

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