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Off-color team nicknames in youth sports

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Smallpotatoes, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    This afternoon a colleague of mine received some rec league girls basketball (high school and middle school-age) articles that had some rather unusual team nicknames. One team was known as the "Tossed Salads."
    The kids came up with the team nicknames themselves. Maybe they knew what the nickname meant and maybe they didn't.
    But if it got past the league's directors, should it be OK to put in the paper? If it isn't, how do you handle it? Do you call the team "Team A" or something like that? Do you just not include that team's article and if anyone complains, explain to them why that team could not have its write-up in the paper?
  2. Eagleboy

    Eagleboy Guest

    High school-age? Yeah, they know what it means.

    Do I run it? Yeah. If the players have adult coaches and there aren't any complaints from them or the parents about the name of the team, it works for me.

    Who's to say that in theory, it's not meant literally?
  3. ondeadline

    ondeadline Active Member

    I saw one AAU team called the "Lady Ballers" that sounded just a little weird.
  4. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    I draw the line at "Fisted Sisters."
  5. TheMethod

    TheMethod Member

    "Pink Sox" (google "pink sock syndrome")
  6. Orange Hat Bobcat

    Orange Hat Bobcat Active Member

    I did. Nothing popped up except one item about laundry. What am I missing?

  7. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    I hate doing laundry.
  8. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Try this one. It doesn't appear to be laundry related.

  9. Rex Harrison

    Rex Harrison Member

    I saw one last summer for high school rec girls: Gold Diggers.
  10. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    That's a lovely mental picture. I hope it resurfaces in my dreams.
  11. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I was at a minor-league baseball game last summer and the kids who stood on the field with the players for the national anthem were from a local youth league team known as the "Hijackers." Turns out they were sponsored by an auto mechanic shop, but still ...
  12. PhantomPunch

    PhantomPunch Guest

    I knew a guy once who tried to get his youth team named "Pussy Hunters."

    League shot him down right away. So he scratched his head right there before them, in the office, and said: "Well, I guess I'll call 'em the Fudge Packers, if that's fine by you guys."

    The Fudge Packers went 7-1 that season and were four points away from getting on TV for winning the league title.

    And they won games by running the ball up the ass, so totally apropos.

    Go 1986 Fudge Packers!!!

    The moms, of course, never would actually speak about it again.
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