what if college football teams needed unique names?


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Re: what if college football teams needed unique names?

Postby houstonian » Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:07 pm

The best nicknames (organic, regionally specific, state relevant and/or ORIGINAL):
HM Montana Grizzlies
HM Oklahoma Sooners
10. Purdue Boilermakers
9. Alabama Crimson Tide - even Donald Fagen knows this
8. TCU Horned Frogs
7. Florida Gators
6. Oregon Ducks
5. North Carolina Tar Heels
4. California Bears
3. Texas Longhorns
2.. Ohio State Buckeyes
1. Tennessee Volunteers - sanctioned by Teddy Roosevelt

The worst nicknames (stereotypical, regionally non-specific, irrelevant to the state and/or THOUGHTLESS):
HM Princeton Tigers - at least they have Tigers' colors
10. Clemson Tigers
9. Houston Cougars - not a Cougar in sight
8. USC Trojans - LA climate is closer to Troy's
7. Pitt Panthers
6. Rutgers Scarlet Knights
5. LSU/Auburn Tigers - only one Tiger per conference please
4. Baylor Bears
3. Michigan State Spartans- it does not snow in Sparta
2. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
1. Wake Forest Demon Deacons - mixed metaphor!
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Re: what if college football teams needed unique names?

Postby lonewolf » Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:48 pm

Back in the day, the Canadian Football League included the Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Ottawa Rough Riders. :?
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Re: what if college football teams needed unique names?

Postby bushop » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:42 am

The best nicknames (organic, regionally specific, state relevant and/or ORIGINAL):
Hope College Flying Dutchmen
Williams College Ephelia, the Purple Cow (Ephs)

The worst nicknames (stereotypical, regionally non-specific, irrelevant to the state and/or THOUGHTLESS):
Crusaders of any kind (not a nice group of folks)
U of Michigan Wolverines (no wolverines in Michigan)

Interesting:
College of Faith Mighty Believers
DET Denby Tech Prep Tars
DET Southeastern Jungaleers
DET Pershing Doughboys
DET Cass Tech Technicians
Huron River Rats
Cranbrook Cranes
Colon Magi
Fordson Tractors (former home of Ford tractor manufacturing)
Edwardsberg Eddies
Escanaba Eskymos (odd)
Gladwin Flying G's
Gwinn Modeltowners
Iron River West Iron County Wykons
Ishpeming Hematites
Manistique Emeralds
Midland Chemics (home of Dow Chemical)
Onekama Portagers
Plymouth Salem Rocks
Vassar Vulcans
Ypsilanti Lincoln Railsplitters
Zeeland East Chix
Zeeland West Dux (the school split in two, both on one campus)
Saint Mary HS Shillelaghs
Britton-Macon HS Tories
Saint Anthony HS Teutons
Saint Vincent HS Gaels
Saint John HS Gaels
Galien HS Gaels
Saint James HS Dales
Faith Christian Conquerors
Port Hope HS Bluestars
Saint Mary HS Rustics
Sacred Heart HS Thorns
MacArthur HS Generals
Three Oaks HS Oakers
Waterford HS Skippers
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Re: what if college football teams needed unique names?

Postby gh » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:53 am

How about Washington's Richland Bombers (near the nuclear facility in Hanford).

Check out the logo

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=htt ... JcBEPwdMAs
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Re: what if college football teams needed unique names?

Postby odelltrclan » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:47 am

gh wrote:I had to snicker at my alma mater's entry

<<<<Cougars

Schools using the name: BYU, Houston, Washington State

Who gets to keep it: Houston. Because Wazzu drinks too much and BYU doesn't drink enough.>>


We could use the alternative "urban" definitions for some of these mascots if needed . . .

I think there are a lot more using this name, and others than normally would come to mind.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_co ... ted_States
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Re: what if college football teams needed unique names?

Postby bekayne » Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:03 pm

Nova Scotia has the St. Francis Xavier X-Men as well as the Acadia Axemen. So the X-Men play the Axemen every year.
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