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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Dumbass Sports: Greatest Team Nicknames in the United States!

There are some sports teams whose nicknames that just fit the team.

Texas Longhorns. What's more Texan than a Longhorn? besides the Alamo, that is.

Colorado Buffaloes. Like a hand and a glove.

Such a symphony of location and mascot are not always so harmonious though.

Los Angeles Lakers for example. Before moving to La La Land, they were the Minneapolis Lakers. That makes sense. Minneapolis is in Minnesota and Minnesota is the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Los Angeles? The Land of 10,000 Bloods and Crips.

All of this got me to thinking - what are some of the more unusual sports team nicknames from high schools and colleges that dot The Fruited Plain?

In order to find out, I let the Boys at Yardbreaker do the heavy lifting.

Here's what I discovered:

Itasca, Texas - Because 'Wampus Armadillos' Was Already Taken

Utah - Better Than 'Gravediggers'

Chattanooga (TN) Central High Purple Pounders - With Cheese?

Shotgun Slugs Was Out of the Question

Illinois - We Have Enough Teams Called the Giants

Their Top Rival is the Pancake High School Aunt Jemimas

Washington - Hated By Environmentalists Everywhere

'Scrapping Stinkers' Just Didn't Sound Right

This Name Barely Beat Out 'Watersmeet Nimrods & Reels'

AZ -Named for Refugees From Los Angeles

Almost Called 'The Butte Holes'

And then there's my Alma Mater, The University of Texarkhoma:

Heyernk! Heyernk!



  1. Not even an honorable mention for the baseball team in Liberal, Kansas?

    1. I have actually been to Liberal, Kansas!

      The Liberal High Cryin' Commies!

    2. I was thinking of a team in the National Baseball Congress.

      They're named the BeeJays.

      The Liberal Bee Jays.

      You could look it up, as Casey Stengel used to say.

    3. Yeah, that's them!

  2. I would've gone with Pompous Cats, but no one asked me. IS a Nimrod anyway??

    1. Actually, Nimrod was some guy in the Bible. In this post it is synonymous with "Dumbass of Biblical proportions".


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