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Old 05-16-06, 01:25 PM   #1
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Strangest Team Names

I've heard of the Toledo Mudhens and there was a school in CA that changed their name to the Banana slugs.

Recently, Montgomery, Alabama became home to a double A baseball team, the Biscuits.



Any other strange names out there?
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Boiling Springs (the name of the town), Bubblers (the nickname)

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A few years back there was a minor league hockey team in Georgia called the...

MACON WHOOPIES.

Seriously.

They had to have had Bob Eubanks there at some point ("Where's the strangest place you and your wife have ever made whoopie?" Ha! The Newlywed Game always got some winners on there....)
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Oh yeah, Illinois is filled with great high school nicknames. The Teutopolis Wooden Shoes, the Centralia Orphans, the Freeport Pretzels. And I think there is a school in Indiana that is the Hot Dogs....
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Albuquerque Isotopes

I thought it's kinda cute
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Hoopeston CornJerkers. Just...wrong on so many levels.


The mascot's name is "Jerkyboy".
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Albuquerque Isotopes

I thought it's kinda cute
They got that name from the Springfield Isotopes on The Simpsons.... episode called Hungry Hungry Homer where Homer went on a hunger strike when he found out the Isotopes owner was going to move the team to Albuquerque.... That's awesome!

BTW, on the show, the hockey team is the Ice-otopes....

(yeah, I'm a Simpsons nerd.... )
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The Nads.

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Well my favorite has to be the Missoula Maggots. Being a Rugby club they also have al old boys side, the flys.

Some names have meanings that get ignores. The Oklahoma team name is the Sooners. Anyone know what a sooner is? It is someone who cheated during the landrushes. In short a rather pitiful kind of criminal. Sort of like a claimjumper.
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I've heard of the Toledo Mudhens and there was a school in CA that changed their name to the Banana slugs.
Ironically enough, I'm wearing my UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs t-shirt right now. I didn't go to school there, though. It was a gift from my brother-in-law. He told me the school actually has no athletic teams, so the name is just a joke. Go figure...
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Okay, I can't believe that I'm admitting this. When in college, we formed a softball team so we could be on the "Media League". We would play against radio and TV personalities. The only problem is, nobody on the team was part of the media (we said we were members of some bogus printing place), but we really really wanted to meet cool people. So we begged for sponsors and "The Elegant Stitch" embroidery company said they would do it if we put their name on our custom made jerseys. Being excited that we were to finally have a sponsor, we called up the jersey company and ordered them - all the while celebrating with some booze (not me, I don't drink). Because of the late order, the shirts were not to be completed until very close to the beginning of our season.

Upon arrival, we all gathered around the box, ripping and tearing the cardboard, only to one slight dissappointment.

It wasn't the colors, it wasn't the sizing.

On the front of the jerseys, in big blue letters...."ELEPHANT TITS"

We had no choice but to wear them. Our first game was in a few hours.......
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Old 05-16-06, 07:52 PM   #14
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HAHAHAHAHA! That's freakin' awesome!
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Oh yeah, Illinois is filled with great high school nicknames. The Teutopolis Wooden Shoes, the Centralia Orphans, the Freeport Pretzels. And I think there is a school in Indiana that is the Hot Dogs....
The Freeport Pretzels are not far from me. Also in my neck of the woods, the Polo Marcos.

The best I ever heard of was a Catholic High School (St. Clement or some such) with a team called the Fighting Popes.
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Old 05-16-06, 07:54 PM   #16
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Oh, and a followup question, Siu, if you don't mind. How did the sponsors take it?
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We tried not to let them know but since they paid for the jerseys, we had to tell them. They were very upset but by then the team picture had been taken and put in the SF Chroinical/Examiner. They pulled out of the project and we had to find a way to reimburse them. Since they were now truly ours, we decided to keep them, be prooooouud (of what, I don't know) and not spring for new ones with a new name. Plus we always were the topic of jokes and we had to be okay with it (we still had SOME dignity). By the way, we made it to the championship game and came in second. Okay, yeah we lost.
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The Fighting Cocks, no joke

As far as cycling teams go, Team Bag Balm, an udderly cool heard, the Pink Martini Cycling Team, the drinking team with a cycling problem and The Team of Old Guys Who Get Fat in Winter.
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Ironically enough, I'm wearing my UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs t-shirt right now. I didn't go to school there, though. It was a gift from my brother-in-law. He told me the school actually has no athletic teams, so the name is just a joke. Go figure...
He is not well informed. They have several teams and won the NCAA Division 3 womens tennis championship this year.
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There's a girls highschool basketball team called the Trojans in Michigan.
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The Fighting Cocks, no joke

As far as cycling teams go, Team Bag Balm, an udderly cool heard, the Pink Martini Cycling Team, the drinking team with a cycling problem and The Team of Old Guys Who Get Fat in Winter.
South Carolina is the Fighting Gamecocks and the cheer is "Go Cocks!"


In 1889, Oklahoma was opened up for settlement by Americans; previously it was where we sent a lot of Indians from Eastern U.S. to live. Boomers were the people that lined up on the border, waiting for the signal to rush like crazy into the state and grab some free land. Sooners were people that snuck in ahead of time and got their land early.

Some teams in the Midwest are called the Shockers. the name refers to the process of shaking the corn tassels to mix the pollen and pollinate the corn plants.


The Huntsville Vipers play the Macon Whoopies in arena football. I had forgotten about them. The Huntsville hockey team used to be called the Channel Cats after the Channel Catfish. Now it's called the Havoc.
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Oh yeah, Illinois is filled with great high school nicknames. The Teutopolis Wooden Shoes, the Centralia Orphans, the Freeport Pretzels. And I think there is a school in Indiana that is the Hot Dogs....

Don't forget the Fisher Bunnies in Fisher, IL
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