CFL Ottawa team president Jeff Hunt sits down for a 1-on-1 interview with Tim Baines

CFL Ottawa team president Jeff Hunt. (Tony Caldwell, Ottawa Sun)

CFL Ottawa team president Jeff Hunt. (Tony Caldwell, Ottawa Sun)

TIM BAINES, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:01 PM ET

On Saturday, Ottawa's CFL team will have a name, a logo, a brand ... an identity.

Finally, football fans starved for the return of football to the nation's capital will have something to call their own.

Our Tim Baines caught up with team president Jeff Hunt in advance of the launch party at the Ernst and Young Centre and got the lowdown.

Question: Talk about getting to this point.

Answer: It has a 100-year history of being called Rough Riders. Any other name is going to sound foreign. We got an enormous amount of input ... thousands and thousands of names suggested. One of the things that scared me is no one name garnered more than 1% of the vote. There was no consensus. It'll be nice to begin the process of getting the community to embrace it.


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