I think it is two pronged
For a lot of casual people, who are not looking for any kind of deeper meaning in a moniker, they probably look at this name and feel that it is way too on the nose for a Football team. Its almost like having a team of drivers and calling them The Racers. Or having a team of Boxers and calling them The Fighters. While both names are accurate, they feel pretty uninspired and... Generic.
For people that want to have deeper meaning in their name, the problem is almost the exact opposite, even though we end up with the same result. The term