Changing times result in name change

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New name. Great tradition.

The Edmonton CFL franchise has changed it's team name to Elks.

Kelowna resident Jay Christensen played three seasons with the Eskimos from 1992-1994.  

"The Elks was actually it's original name, years and years ago. A stadium in Edmonton was named after it so their is some heritage to that name. Knowing that, I think it played a factor. I will say it (name) is growing on me, let's say that," the former slotback said with a chuckle.   

Edmonton dropped its longtime name, Eskimos, last year amid pressure on franchises to eliminate racist or stereotypical names.

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