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Greatest team nickname ever

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

  1. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Sirs, Madames,

    If you're going by intramural teams, I played on:

    The Seven Pillars of Islam (1972)
    The Hollywood Stars (ditto, homage to Chuck Connors)
    Norm's Open Kitchen (aka Toronto's best drug drop, then next to Stage 212)
    The Riverdale Rodents (we played a team of lawyers known as the Badgers)

    YHS, etc
  2. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    I like the Hutchinson (Kan.) Salt Hawks. The town was built on the salt industry -- Morton had a huge mine there, but the salt mines are hollow now and used for storage. Never a bad idea to pay homage to town history with nicknames.
  3. PeterGibbons

    PeterGibbons Member

    I've covered a Winters game their "fight song" is "Walkin in a Winter Wonderland"

    a couple other good texas HS nicknames:

    Roscoe HS Plowboys

    Hamlin HS Pied Pipers
  4. Flip Wilson

    Flip Wilson Well-Known Member

    A couple from Texas:

    Frost Polar Bears
    Itasca Wampus Cats

    Years ago, a copy editor was trying to figure out the girls mascot for Cameron Yoe High School. The boys were the Yoemen; we figured the girls would be the Yohos or the Yomamas. Turns out they are the Yoettes.
  5. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Hereford Herd in Texas.

    And the ladies at that school? The Lady Whitefaces.
  6. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Also gotta give out some love to the Southwestern (Kan.) Moundbuilders
    South Dakota Tech Hardrockers
    Whittier Poets
    Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies (only in Jersey)
    Greenville Grrrowl
    Florida Everblades
    Ottawa 67's
  7. joe king

    joe king Active Member

    There are a lot of unbelievable former nicknames for college women's teams before people realized how ridiculously sexist they were. I believe South Carolina's women (remember, the men are the Gamecocks) used to be called the Chicks, and Mercer's women (men are the Bears) were the Teddy Bears.

    Then, of course, there are the Wayland Baptist Flying Queens, so named because in the '40s and '50s the team was sponsored by Harvest Queen Mill, and an alumnus who owned a small airline provided the team with free air travel to games. Hence, the Flying Queens.
  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    There was a high school in Iowa many, many years ago that used the nickname Cowfeeders.

    The girls' basketball team? You got it. Cowfeederettes.
  9. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Bridgeport (Texas) boys' teams are the Bulls. The girls are the Sissies.

    Why not: Otherwise they'd be the Cows or the Lady Bulls.

    More Texas mascot greatness:

    Amarillo High Sandies.
    Amarillo Palo Duro Dons.
    Baytown Lee Ganders.
    Deer Park Deer.
    El Paso Del Valle Conquistadores.
    Flower Mound Marcus Marauders.
    Fort Worth Poly Parrots. (Think about it.)
    Fredericksburg Battlin' Billies.
    Freeport Brazosport Exporters.
    Frisco Raccoons (they were simply the Coons until 2001.)
    Lewisville Fighting Farmers.
    Mesquite Skeeters.
    New Braunfels Unicorns. (Wazzup Kokane)
    Port Lavaca Calhoun Sandcrabs.
    Robstown Cottonpickers.
    San Antonio Lanier Voks.
    Springtown Porcupines.
    (I think someone else mentioned Hereford and Pampa.)
    Seguin Matadors.
    Texas City Stingarees.
    Weatherford Kangaroos.

    And that's just in 4A and 5A. It gets better the smaller you go.
  10. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Or, perhaps a tribute to Mario Lopez? Hey, momma!
  11. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

    Some of these have been mentioned in the thread, but I nominate the Division II Gulf South Conference as having the best collection of nicknames:

    University of West Florida Argonauts (not great, but bear with me)
    University of Arkansas at Monticello Boll Weevils
    Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys
    Delta State University Statemen (their unofficial nickname is better: The Fighting Okra)
    Henderson State University Reddies
    Southern Arkansas University Muleriders

    Actually, the Solar Bears were an IHL team. The Lizard Kings were in the ECHL, along with teams like the Florida Everblades, Baton Rouge Kingfish (Hey! to Huey Long!) and Louisiana IceGators (say the nickname fast).
  12. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Speaking of DII:

    Southeastern Oklahoma State Savages
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