BEST/WORST TEAM MONIKER

icerules00
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Re: BEST/WORST TEAM MONIKER

Post by icerules00 » Thu Jan 23, 2003 12:50 am

Not a Minnesota HS team but how would you like to play for the "Benson Bunnies"? I think that might be even worse than "Spuds"<br><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.ops.org/benson/shirts.htm" target="top">Benson Bunnies T-shirts</a><!--EZCODE LINK END-->Benson Bunnies (Omaha, Nebraska) -- After a loss on Benson's hole-filled football field in the 1920s, a rival coach groused, "We didn't come to play Benson, we came to play the bunnies." <p></p><i></i>

mnhockey20
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Re: BEST/WORST TEAM MONIKER

Post by mnhockey20 » Thu Jan 23, 2003 2:18 am

Chisholm Blue Streaks<br>Fergus Falls otters<br>Mahtomidi zyphyrs<br>mesabi east giants<br>monticello magic<br>pine city Dragons<br>Proctor Rails<br>Stillwater Ponies<br>two harbors Agates<br><br>........to name a few stupid names <p></p><i></i>

Videoscout
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Re: BEST/WORST TEAM MONIKER

Post by Videoscout » Thu Jan 23, 2003 2:42 am

Okay... I have to weigh in on this one. The Moorhead Spuds has become a familiar, respected name. But to name a team after a vegatable? Give me a break!!<br><br>Don't get me wrong.... Moorhead is my team ... but to name these guys after a herbaceous plant that is eaten whole or in part, raw or cooked, generally with an entree or in a salad but not as a dessert?<br><br>Like I said... "give me a break!"<br><br>You might as well call the Bloomington Jefferson Jaguars, the "Bloomington Jefferson Junipers" ... or better yet.... the Sauk Rapids Soy beans.<br><br>Or maybe even better yet.... Crookston 'Carrots'<br><br>What a joke. What school board in their right mind would allow such a moniker to exist within the confines of a school district?<br><br>The Fergus Falls "Otters" have always made sense since there were many of those playful mammals in the Otter Tail River in the heyday of yesteryear.<br><br>I like the Otters.<br><br>The Hilltoppers from Duluth is also a name I've always liked.<br><br>When I was a kid... we used to play "king of the hill" on large snowbanks that were created by city plows on various intersections throughout the city.<br><br>The Hilltoppers name connotates that very notion: "king of the hill".<br><br>I like unique names, named after inanimate objects like the East Grand Forks 'Greenwave' .... of the Crookston Cathedral 'Blue wave'.<br><br>Why not name a team... The Crosby-Ironton-Aitkin 'Grizzlies'?<br><br>or ... the Sioux City Serial Killers?<br><br>or ... the Thief River Falls 'Thieves'?<br><br>or ... the Roseau 'Racists'?<br><br>or ... the Hallock 'Honkies'?<br><br>or ... the Brainerd 'Boneheads'?<br><br>Think about it.<br><br><!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :hat --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/pimp.gif ALT=":hat"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> - "He that falls in love with himself, will have no rivals." -- Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac for 1739 <p></p><i></i>

slapshooter
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Spuds to Rockets??? It's a thought......by SS...

Post by slapshooter » Thu Jan 23, 2003 3:42 am

I like the 'Rockets', or even the 'Jets', or something <br><br>along those lines for a hockey team and I'm sure if <br><br>the 'Spuds' changed to one of those they would bring <br><br>home a title. But I fear as long as they stick with <br><br>the 'Spuds' they are cursed to fall short. The great sport <br><br>of hockey was just not designed to allow a team that is <br><br>cursed ( <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :evil --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... /devil.gif ALT=":evil"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> )with a name like the 'Spuds' to wear its <br><br>crown.<br> <br> I'm sure the g<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :x --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/sick.gif ALT=":x"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> y that came up with the name for <br><br>Moorhead High did so at a time when Hockey was not on <br><br>the school program. Probably a football guy or maybe a <br><br>baseball guy. My bloodline was very much directly <br><br>involved with putting the 'Spuds' on the Minnesota <br><br>Hockey map and if they had been called the <br><br>Moorhead 'Rockets' at the time, it would have fit the <br><br>style of the team in his day and would have undoubtedly <br><br>struck fear into the Jefferson 'Jaguars' that the Jags <br><br>might have still been trembling from to this day.<br> <br> The 'Rockets' or 'Jets' or even 'Bombers' would be <br><br>names that are better suited to Hockey teams than <br><br>Basketball or Football or Roller Derby Teams in my <br><br>humble opinion. Remember 'Rocket' Richard?<br><br> 'Rocket' is synonymous with Hockey....<br><br> L<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8o --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/nerd.gif ALT="8o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 0] --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... /alien.gif ALT="0]"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> E, SL<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8o --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/nerd.gif ALT="8o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> PSH<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8o --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/nerd.gif ALT="8o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8o --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/nerd.gif ALT="8o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> TER.<br><br>(...a legend in his <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8o --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/nerd.gif ALT="8o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> wn mind...)<br><br>(...the Moorhead 'Rockets'... <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START >D --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/grin.gif ALT=" >D"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> it's a thought....)<br><br> <p></p><i></i>

slapshooter
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Spuds to Studs?? Paradigm shift..by SS..female appeal..

Post by slapshooter » Thu Jan 23, 2003 4:50 am

Of course a slight paradigm shift <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START ;) --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/wink.gif ALT=";)"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> and a one letter <br><br>change and a team might add a little more <br><br>female 'fan' <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :p --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... tongue.gif ALT=":p"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> appeal to the game of hockey. <br> <br> The 'Studs' may fit the team a little better,especially <br><br>with a city name to go along with it such as <br><br>Moorhead. <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :lol --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... /laugh.gif ALT=":lol"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br> I must say that the 'Blossoms' would be better suited <br><br>to a female 'squirts' league than to a high school boys <br><br>hockey team, but I would be willing to wager that even <br><br>the girls would object to a 'marshmellow' name like that<br><br>if given the choice to name their own hockey team.<br><br>Just the same, my vote would still remain with <br><br>the 'Rockets' for Moorhead.<br><br>L<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8o --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/nerd.gif ALT="8o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 0] --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... /alien.gif ALT="0]"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> E, SL<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8o --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/nerd.gif ALT="8o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> PSH<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8o --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/nerd.gif ALT="8o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8o --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/nerd.gif ALT="8o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> TER.<br><br>(...a legend in his <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8o --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/nerd.gif ALT="8o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> wn mind...) <p></p><i></i>

Zhockey
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Names

Post by Zhockey » Thu Jan 23, 2003 6:27 am

Any politically correct names...Storm (Sauk Rapids), Blaze, Stars...and any team name that is changes due to politacal pressure. In North Dakota GF Central was forced to change their long-time traditional name of the Redskins to the "Maroon and Silver" What??? now their the Knights. Well to all that cares, They'll always be known as the Skins! <p></p><i></i>

GrandRapids
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Re: Names

Post by GrandRapids » Thu Jan 23, 2003 7:48 am

I forgot one of the worst--Aitkin Gobblers <p></p><i></i>

Chris J
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How About Most Ironic?

Post by Chris J » Thu Jan 23, 2003 8:01 am

This isn't a comment on the PC of Native American nicknames, but rather one that I have always found to be incredibly ironic.<br><br>Henry Sibley's nickname is the "Warriors". For those of you who don't know, Henry Sibley was a military leader who was appointed to suppress the Dakota Indian uprising in 1862. Though he himself was not an "Indian Hater" and actually pushed for more humane treatment of Indians, he did approve of and willingly enforce the hanging of many Dakota who had participated in the uprising.<br><br>I always just thought if there was a worse choice of a school than Henry Sibley to have a such a nickname, I'd be interested to see it. <p></p><i></i>

shako123
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Greyhounds???

Post by shako123 » Thu Jan 23, 2003 8:02 am

What possesed Duluth East to adopt the nickname "Greyhounds"???<br><br>Did they have a race track there in the early years?<br><br>You guys from "Cake-of-the-North" have any insight... <p></p><i></i>

hockeydad
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nicknames

Post by hockeydad » Thu Jan 23, 2003 10:05 am

What's wrong with Blossoms? I lived their for awhile. The "Awesome Blossoms" were a force to be reckoned with. They had an attitude. (You would too if you had to live with that nickname). I never could figure out why, with a name like the Blossoms, the colors were black and white. <br><br>How about the sauk centre "Mainstreeters" <br><br>Elgin-Millville "Watchmen"<br><br>Jordan "Hubmen" (boys only, girls go by Jaguars).<br><br><br>Personally, I like Scarlets and Greyhounds. They sound classy, and are not common. Better than the all-too-common Tigers and Cardinals. <br><br>I didn't like Sabers at first for Shakopee, because they spelled it that way, with a Saber-tooth tiger as teh mascot, but it's OK. I'd prefer the Sabre (as on buffalo or Sartell) though <p></p><i></i>

timmyo
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Best Moniker - Broncos

Post by timmyo » Thu Jan 23, 2003 1:10 pm

One of the best has to be the Broncos of Int'l. Falls, since they're named after a guy - Bronko Nagurski. <p></p><i></i>

slapshooter
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Should the girls teams have same name as boys?..by SS..

Post by slapshooter » Thu Jan 23, 2003 1:38 pm

hockeydad wittingly or unwittingly brings up a point that <br><br>I wanted to bring up for discussion but was way to tired <br><br>at 5 in the morning to get into earlier today <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START |I --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... /tired.gif ALT="|I"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> ...<br><br> And that is whether girls team names should be the <br><br>same as the boys even though they attend the same <br><br>schools?<br> <br> For example, The Crookston 'Pirates' fits the Boys ok <br><br>but it is hard to imagine a ship full of girls or women <br><br>sailing around the world under a flag of skull and <br><br>crossbones or wearing big hats with daggers nestled in <br><br>between their grinding teeth ready to jump the portside <br><br>in order to overtake another ship by force, unless of <br><br>course it happened in some flaky Hollywood movie or <br><br>something like that. Maybe the Crookston girls hockey <br><br>team would be better suited to a name like the <br><br>Crookston 'Cows' or something like that. <br> <br> How about the 'Squaws' instead of the 'Redskins' for the <br><br>old Grand Forks Central girls Hockey Team?<br> <br> Or the Bloomington-Jefferson 'Kittens' for the Jaguars <br><br>Girls Hockey team?<br> <br> I'm sure you guys could come up with all kinds of Ideas <br><br>along these lines regarding names that would better suit <br><br>the girls teams than some that are currently being used <br><br>by those fiesty cuties on skates.<br> <br> It could also create further marketing avenues for the <br><br>schools that house these teams. <br><br>(jerseys, hockey stick earrings, etc.)<br><br> How about the 'Sisters of Disaster' for a Catholic Girls <br><br>Team? I suppose the lettering on their Jerseys would be <br><br>a bit too small to read in a case like that. Unless they <br><br>abbreviated the name to 'SOD'. <br> <br> Lookout Ladies and Gentlemen! Here Comes the SOD! <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :( --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... /frown.gif ALT=":("><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <br><br> Anyway, I'm sure some will agree that in more than a <br><br>few cases, the girls team names don't always fit the <br><br>same as the boys team names might, even though they <br><br>study at the same schools.....<br><br> L<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8o --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/nerd.gif ALT="8o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 0] --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... /alien.gif ALT="0]"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> E, SL<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8o --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/nerd.gif ALT="8o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> PSH<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8o --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/nerd.gif ALT="8o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8o --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/nerd.gif ALT="8o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> TER.<br><br>(...a legend in his <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START 8o --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... s/nerd.gif ALT="8o"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> wn mind...)<br> <p></p><i></i>

baderisapunk
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Best Moniker-Bronco

Post by baderisapunk » Thu Jan 23, 2003 1:44 pm

I sure miss the Indus "Trojans" <p></p><i></i>

joe lulic
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Whats in a name

Post by joe lulic » Thu Jan 23, 2003 2:08 pm

Hey.. I like some of those names like the Spuds and the Blossums because they are different and they mean something. I grew up in So St Paul, we were the Packers. Why? The whole town depended on the meat packing plants for employment.Those kinds of names are cool and you guys should be proud of them and stick up for them. The Jaguars? The Raiders? Boring! In Section 2 there are 3 teams called the Raiders ( Cretin, Roseville, and Hastings) Real unique. <p></p><i></i>

doeislandguy
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Spuds

Post by doeislandguy » Thu Jan 23, 2003 2:20 pm

Why doesn't Moorhead just drop the 'S' in Spuds? The Royals (Hopkins) - That's a bit haughty too. <!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :D --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/im ... /happy.gif ALT=":D"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>

CitiesSpudsGuy
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Re: Spuds

Post by CitiesSpudsGuy » Thu Jan 23, 2003 4:21 pm

I also forgot to mention my high school alma mater - the Hawley Golden Nuggets! Yuck. The town was too small to have a hockey program, but that really is the nickname for the Hawley high school sports teams. <p></p><i></i>

Vanek Fan
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Re: Spuds

Post by Vanek Fan » Thu Jan 23, 2003 5:19 pm

Ramsey Rams, Prior Lake Lakers..<br><br>Very original.. <p></p><i></i>

petey1321
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Re: Spuds

Post by petey1321 » Thu Jan 23, 2003 5:25 pm

It's not a name, but I can't ever remember being more baffled than when I realized that Red Wing's jerseys weren't red. Is there any way that it could be more obvious that they should be red? <p></p><i></i>

4checker
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Nicknames

Post by 4checker » Thu Jan 23, 2003 6:50 pm

Random thoughts - thumb-up to the GreenWave, and to any you can shorten up (Hounds, Jacks, Hawks, Jags). Too many Tigers and Cardinals. Worst p.r. move ever - removing "offensive" Indian names. Kids wanted to be Chiefs and Warriors and Braves. Slot machines and fishing rights would be o.k., I guess? Also agree on the Mighty Duck embarassment, can't believe an NHL'er or two hasn't refused to put that goofy sweater on. <p></p><i></i>

bobbyorrlives
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Re: Nicknames

Post by bobbyorrlives » Thu Jan 23, 2003 7:23 pm

home jerseys petey have the red on them our away ones were goin for the "old school" look. <p></p><i></i>

lakerhockey
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old school

Post by lakerhockey » Thu Jan 23, 2003 10:50 pm

Hey Bobbyorr if you mean by "old School" ugly purple, then ya that is the look they are going for! <p></p><i></i>

DaJacks
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That bunny looks pretty bad ass to me!!!

Post by DaJacks » Thu Jan 23, 2003 11:10 pm

Hey IceRules...good call on the benson bunnies...but that is one bad ass looking bunny!!!! I think it's pretty stupid when a school has no originality that they rely on the name of their town for their name...i.e. Red WIng Wingers, Prior lake lakers, St.John Johnnies, St. Thomas Tommies...etc. i mean come on!!!! wheres the originality??? <br>moving on, i'm not sure about the rest of you, but i have hard time getting intimidated by the "Awesome Blossoms." or the gobblers, and i think this goes without sayin that the Indus Trojans deserves one giant tip of hte hat!!!! <p></p><i></i>

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