5 Worst school team names

29 10 2009


5. Nebraska Cornhuskers– Now I know that Nebraska is famous for their corn, as is everybody else. So why give your team one of the weakest sounded names ever? I remember sitting on the back porch in the summer husking corn and I am here to tell you, it’s not something that puts fear into your heart.

4. South Carolina Gamecocks– Just putting this name on the list leaves all of us guys plenty of opportunities for slander and jokes. And as for the “beat the Cocks” chant? Well we don’t even really need to go there. I don’t know maybe change the name to the South Carolina Hens?

3. University of Arkansas, Monticello Boll Weevils– It’s probably not good when people have to look up what your mascot is. You can’t find a better bug than a cotton eating beetle? It would give quite the fitting story  if they played D-1 football and could play in the Cotton Bowl. Look out for their nemesis though, the fire ant! Who called first on that mascot?

2. Tufts University Jumbos– Are they referring to the size of their players? That would be kind of mean if they were. If they were, in that case why wouldn’t you call yourselves the “physically fit”? I don’t think that a measure of size is a good idea for a team. You don’t see any “Smalls” or “Pettites” or “Averages” school hats floating around do you?

1. And the number one goes to the Banana Slugs of UC Santa Cruz! Nothing scares the opponent more than a bright yellow slow moving sliming slug. They eat and decompose animal waste and leaves. I wonder if that is in the fight song? The way to combat the number 1 team on this list? I guess it’s as simple as using salt. They would be handy to help pick up after your dog but by far are the worst mascot and team idea in sports.

So there you go, my worst five college team names. Others that fell short include the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, the North Carolina Tar Heels, Evergreen State College Geoducks, Akron Zips, South Arkansas Muleriders, and the Grays Harbor College Chokers.  Have any others? Lets hear them.

Written by: Matthew Flygare
The halfmanhalfdog team



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