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Conspiradores de Querétaro -11

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Posted 2024 June 16

You don't need to be fluent in Spanish, or even know how to ask where the bathroom is in Spanish, to be able to figure out that the name of this team translates to "conspirators" in English. So the obvious question becomes "What are these people conspiring against?"

Spain, as it turns out.

The name is a reference to "Conspiracy of Querétaro", an attempt in 1810 to declare Mexican independence from Spain. I'm not going to even try to explain the whole thing because it's complicated and I'm far from an expert on Mexican history, so if I did I'd almost certain screw up pretty badly. But the thing that is relevant to this team name is that the Conspiracy of Querétaro was the first attempt at Mexican independence, and the leader of said conspiracy, one Miguel Hidalgo, is seen today as the Father of Mexico in the same way that George Washington is seen as the Father of the United States. That's not to say that the parallels between Hidalgo and Washington run all that far — the fact that I described the Conspiracy of Querétaro as the first attempt at Mexican independence should make it clear that it was unsuccessful, for starters — but nonetheless, said conspiracy was a major turning point in Mexican history and it makes perfect sense for a team in Querétaro to use it as an inspiration for its name. For comparison, the basketball team in town has a name that translates to "Liberators", and the American Football team in town (yes, Mexico has an American football league) has a name that translates to, um, "black roosters". Okay, that probably doesn't have anything to do with Mexican independence. But maybe there's something I don't know.

Anyway, the logo does a good job of getting the idea of a conspirator across. It features a mysterious man with a hood that— Oh, who am I kidding? It looks like the Dread Pirate Roberts from The Princess Bride.

Still, the Dread Pirate Roberts was pretty intimidating, definitely not someone you wanted to mess with if you could help it. And while he wasn't exactly in charge of a conspiracy, by the end of the story he kinda is.

Also, there's the simple fact that the black-and-purple color scheme looks really cool. So whether you're willing to buy the "kinda is in charge of a conspiracy" line or not, you should agree it's a good logo. Right? Right.

Final Score: -11 points.
Penalties: Alliteration, 5 pts.
Bonuses: Name, -10 pts; Local, -6 pts.


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