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Greatest team nickname ever

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Starman, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    A year or two ago, they signed with a t-shirt company to cell Watersmeet Nimrod shirts. Not sure how much money they made, but they did make some.

    The town itself (like most in the Upper Peninsula) is very small.

    Another UP nickname: Kingston Flivvers.

    Couple from the LP:
    Temperance Bedford Kicking Mules
    Dexter Dreadnaughts
    Zeeland Chix
  2. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    From AFL seasons past...

  3. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Long time ago, working the weekly paper circuit and one carried the weekly rec league softball team standings.

    Best team names - ever:

    Fighting Amish and Psychotic Phlegm
  4. Hustle

    Hustle Guest

    Perhaps someone knows this story more in-depth than me: Back when Allentown and Bethlehem, Pa., had one high school apiece, they were both pretty big rivals: Allentown's Allen HS and Bethlehem's Liberty HS.

    Liberty's nickname was/is the Hurricanes. The story goes that Allen got its unusual nickname from the only bird that can fly through a hurricane - a canary. So it's the Allen Canaries.

    Other unique ones in Pa.:
    Bangor Slaters (slate quarries, I believe)
    Northampton Konkrete Kids (numerous cement factories in the area)
    Biglerville Canners
    Hatboro-Horsham Mad Hatters
    Weatherly Wreckers (logo is a tow truck)
    Williamsport Millionaires
  5. Marvin

    Marvin Active Member

    I used to like the Tucson Gila Monsters.
  6. FishHack76

    FishHack76 Active Member

    Illinois (besides the ones mentioned. ... Freeport Pretzels and Hooperston Cornjerkers .. the school formerly known as the Pekin Chinks, Effingham Flaming Hearts)

    Cobden Appleknockers
    Lake Forest Academy Caxys
    Chicago Roosevelt Roughriders
    Chicago Maria Mystics
    Roxana Shells (Shell has a refinery there, I believe. They use the Shell logo on their wrestling warmups)
    Freeburg Midgets
    Monmouth Zippers
    Teutopolis Wooden Shoes (their cross country team did not try that unfortunately)
    Rockford East E-Rabs (an acronym for East-Red and Black)
    East Aurora Tomcats
    In an SI story, Rick Telander once reported that Rosary in Aurora went by the Beads. They are actually the Royals, although Beads would be pretty cool.
    The Centralia Orphans. Girls teams are the Little Orphan Annies
    Hampshire Whip-Purs
    Chicago South Shore Tars
    Zion-Benton Zee-Bees
    Winnetka New Trier Trevians (formerly the Indians)
    Chicago Heights Bloom Township Blazing Trojans
    Chillicothe Illinois Valley Central Grey Ghosts
    Crystal Lake South Gators (not odd for somewhere like Louisiana or Florida but northern Illinois?)
    DeKalb Barbs
    Dietrich Movin' Maroons
    Mount Assisi Academy Screeching Eagles
    Henry-Sechawine Mallards
    Kewanee Weathersfield Flying Geese

    and last but not least ... from outside Champaign, ... The Fisher Bunnies. Yes, a high school team nicknamed the Bunnies.

    From Missouri
    Hickman Kewpies (what Mizzou grad has never covered the Kewps?)
    West Plains Zizzers (once covered a girls basketball state quarterfinal between the Kewpies and the Zizzers.)

    From Indiana
    LaPorte Slicers

    And from my youth, a former Class AA baseball team by the name of the Memphis Chicks. That's short for Chickasaws.
  7. Hustle

    Hustle Guest

    "I think their volleyball team just peed on my hand."
  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    The Key West (HS) Fighting Conch

    Heidelberg College Student Princes

    Winters Blizzards, which is only funny because it's Winters, Texas

    Winslow (Ark.) Squirrels

    Arkansas School for the Deaf Leopards (think about it)
  9. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    They were the Superbas. "Of the Brooklyn Nationals" is what you think--they were a National League team.
  10. jackfinarelli

    jackfinarelli Well-Known Member

    About 10 years ago in order to "break the monotony" between the Super Bowl and the beginning of March Madness, I and several colleagues decided to do a fantasy draft for the Iditarod. We drafted teams of mushers and scored it like a cross-country meet.

    My team did not finish well, but everyone seemed to like the name I gave it:

    Yellow Snow
  11. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    In the intramural team category my all-time favorite would have to be:

    Ed Gein and the Human Furniture
  12. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Can someone explain what a Knox Siwash is?

    At least I can explain the Shoals (Ind.) Jug Rox -- there is something called the Jug Rock somewhere outside of town.
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