Rhinos supporters are on horn to Weinglass

September 23, 1993|By Jon Morgan

CHICAGO -- The Rhinos could be back.

Representatives of the two prospective owners of a Baltimore NFL team met yesterday with the league's merchandisers, but did not deliver a name for the franchise should it be awarded to the city.

The league has asked the potential owners, Florida-based investor Malcolm Glazer and a group led by retail executive Leonard "Boogie" Weinglass, to try to agree on a name so merchandise can be prepared for sale immediately after the teams are announced Oct. 26.

They initially agreed on Rhinos, but a public outburst led them to reconsider. They now are considering Ravens, Cobras and Bombers.

But Weinglass said he's been hearing from a lot of fans who have reconsidered the Rhinos, and he may suggest returning to it.

"My phone has been ringing off the hook with people who have reconsidered," he said. "It would have been a phenomenal name and logo."

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