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You Think Your Team Has A Crappy Name?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by The Golden Boy, May 5, 2005.


  1. OK, they're not my team. Even if they were, I'd be denying it now.

    The Marquette Gold.

    It's a color.

    Not the "Marquette Charging Rhinocerii" or the "Marquette Fighting Missionaries" or the "Marquette Kneepad Wearing Altarboys."

    Gold is a color. Not a sports team.

    I've heard this quote this morning: "I'm a Marquette Alumni, and I'm embarrassed."

    Gold. The color of alumni checks that won't be getting cashed.

    http://www.marquette.edu/opa/newsroom/nickname/decision.shtml
     
  2. bigbeefdog

    bigbeefdog Who let the dogs in?

    Jul 7, 2003
    Mandeville, LA
    Yeah, it's bad, but it could be worse.

    Utah Jazz.

    :meh:
     
  3. uglycicles

    uglycicles Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2003
    Southwest Chicago
    Bah. They should go back to the Warriors. Even the Golden Eagles was better than just "Gold". :rolleyes:

    One of my favorites, in Freeport, IL, the highschool/mascot name:

    The Freeport Pretzels.

    more good ones:
    school mascot names
     
  4. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    "We think it's a GREAT mascot name."

    - The Hutto Hippos, Hutto, TX

    brad cook
     
  5. This ranks with some of the other greats.

    The Pottsville Maroons.

    The Providence Steamroller. (not steamrollers- singular.)

    The Dayton Triangles.

    The Beloit Fairies.

    During WWII the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Philadelphia Eagles merged to form the "Steagles" and another year the Steelers merged with the Chicago Cardinals to be the "Card-Pitt Carpets." Yeah, the Carpets got walked all over.
     
  6. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    Don't forget the UC Santa Cruz Fighting Banana Slugs!

    I grew up in a town called Diboll (pronounced like "eyeball" with a 'd'). We were the Diboll Lumberjacks.

    brad cook
     
  7. At least lumberjacks have strength and toughness to swing that axe.

    Gold... sits there.
     
  8. look at the GOLDen Boy, dissin the name, like he had nuffin to do with it.... ;)

    "you all should name them after....ME!"

    Mon,
    (author of lame conspiracy theories corner)
     
  9. From http://usenetsports.com/archive/index.php/t-329390.html
     
  10. I can see the "Goldmember" soundbite

    "I love GOOOOLLLLLLLDDD"

    being played ad nauseum on the broadcasts... :meh:
     
  11. Koushaku

    Koushaku The artist never sleeps, only dreams

    Mar 10, 2005
    Albany, NY
    My old high school team is called the Warriors, but due to complaints from some nearby native american tribe(cause the logo is a cartoonish drawing of an indian) they have thought of changing the name, the last I heard the name was going to be changed to the Sycamores...and the logo would be a tree.

    I don't know where that came from.
     
  12. Change the logo- keep the name. Warriors seems pretty generic to me. Besides, I don't think I've seen hordes of Irishmen threating to beat up the board at Notre Dame if they don't change the name and logo... :meh:
     
  13. xcental34x

    xcental34x

    Feb 28, 2003
    Memphrica, TN
    Delta State Fighting Okra

    Nuff said.
     
  14. I don't wish to fight this:
    [​IMG]

    What the hell is it?

    Aren't you banned or something? :p
     
  15. Nuthin' the matter with that name!

    Signed,

    Hambone
    Class of 1976
    Tarpon Springs HS
    Go Spongers!
     
  16. xcental34x

    xcental34x

    Feb 28, 2003
    Memphrica, TN
    No. Due to some copyright and "you're mocking us" PMs, Im not "Banned," but I'm "Bound" :smug:
     
  17. bassman314

    bassman314 I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 13, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    One of the local catholic (all boys) school's is the Bellerman "Bells"... their mascot is a Bell... with feet...

    And of course who can forget the Standford Cardinal... yes.. it's the color... and it's singular...

    In my high school days, I was a Quincy Jackrabbit (Jacks for short). We also had the Chelan Goats... ANd of course, The Evergreen State College was the Geoduck
     
  18. Even Spongers sponge. Gold... just sits there.
     
  19. Our new semi-pro baseball team is called the "Edmonton Cracker Cats".........yes, for real....what is a cracker cat? :eyebrow:
     
  20. kserg

    kserg

    Feb 20, 2004
    London, UK
    HEY HEY HEY... BANANAS ARE TOUGH! you put them allover the field/floor and people will slip and stuff... broken legs... blood allover... they are damn tough...

    Now avachocks... thats a diffrent sotry:)

    Having said that... go 49ers and go A's now there are the good names for a team:)


    And well... GOOOOOOOOO SHARKS!!!!! GO HOCKEY... HOCKEY RULES YOU ALL!