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Greatest team name ever?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Beef03, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    Just laying out our scoreboard, and I come across this team name from the California Leagues in the transactions section under baseball: RANCHO CUCAMONGA QUAKES.
    I have no idea how long they've been around. Or even what a Cucamonga is.

    I mean wow.
  2. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    I think Rancho Cucamonga is the city's name.

    The Macon Whoopee is still the greatest name ever.
  3. BigSleeper

    BigSleeper Active Member

    "Cucamonga" comes from a Tongva place name (perhaps pronounced [kukɑ'mʌŋnɑ]) that probably means "sandy place", although Vera Rocha, Chief of the Shoshone Gabrielino branch, has stated that the meaning is "Place of the villages where the waters come out". Cuc or Kuc = come, come from or come to. Amo = water, wet, spring and Nanga = place of a village.[citation needed] An alternate theory, that it means "light over the mountain", is almost certainly a fanciful invention, since the "-nga" (or "-ngna") place name ending is found in many other Tongva-derived place names in the region.
  4. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Rancho Cucamonga is the city's name.

    And I'll second what SC said about Macon Whoopee.

    U. of Santa Cruz Banana Slugs is a close second.
  5. JBHawkEye

    JBHawkEye Active Member

    Fort Wayne's NBADL team is the Mad Ants.
  6. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Found this after googling weird sports team names:

    An amateur hockey team (I'll leave the name blank until you click on the link).

  7. Sleeper

    Sleeper Member

    Flying Dutchmen
  8. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    Albany River Rats.

  9. Walter_Sobchak

    Walter_Sobchak Active Member

    I thought Nippon Ham Fighters was the greatest name until I realized Nippon Ham was a place.

    Then I mocked Joe Buck's stupidity when he said Daisuke Matsuzaka played for the Ham Fighters in Japan.
  10. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    The St. John's Muleskinners - a military school in Kansas.

    Macan Whoopee definitely gets some props too.
  11. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Rancho Cucamonga is a city in Southern California, which of course experiences a lot of earthquakes. The Quakes have been in the California League since 1993. They are the high Single-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
  12. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

    I'll put the Gulf South Conference up against any league, anywhere with this partial lineup:

    Arkansas-Monticello Boll Weevils
    Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys (you'd think the women's team would be Wonder Women ... wrong, Golden Suns ... huh?)
    Delta State Statesmen (unofficial nickname: Fighting Okra)
    Henderson State Reddies
    Southern Arkansas Muleriders
    West Florida Argonauts (Hey! to the CFL! and to Jason!)
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