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2013-03-12 10:36:16 AM
Go Tigers!
 
2013-03-12 11:00:51 AM

Donnchadha: Go Tigers!

 
2013-03-12 11:28:11 AM
i2.cdnds.net

Five Spartans? Not that there's anything wrong with that.
 
2013-03-12 11:33:39 AM
5. Hawks (9*) SCHOOLS: Hartford, Lehigh [Mountain], Maryland Eastern Shore, Miami [Red], Monmouth, St. Joseph's, Seattle [Red], Southest Missouri [Red], Tennessee-Martin [Sky]

Holy shiat.

Louisiana-Monroe [War], UNC Wilmington [Sea], Wagner [Sea], Kansas [Jay]?

/Redskins forever, Redhawks never
 
2013-03-12 11:34:46 AM
For football or basketball? Because you know.... there's a difference. Anyway. As you can see, kitty cats make up most of the team names while my charts are better than buzzfeed's scrolly picture gallery, although I will admit to liking the animal pictures because DOGGIES!

i27.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-12 11:35:12 AM
"Cougars"

Well-played.
 
2013-03-12 11:45:20 AM
Just one "Spiders" though. University of Richmond

/Named after an old timey baseball player
/No one cares.
 
2013-03-12 11:46:48 AM

Di Atribe: For football or basketball? Because you know.... there's a difference. Anyway. As you can see, kitty cats make up most of the team names while my charts are better than buzzfeed's scrolly picture gallery, although I will admit to liking the animal pictures because DOGGIES!

[i27.photobucket.com image 799x752]


Is the 1 'Sucks' Duke? And shouldn't they technically count as Nefarious beings for being Blue Devils.And the mascot too.
 
2013-03-12 11:47:48 AM
How many teams are named for hand orientation for manual sex acts? Just the one?
 
2013-03-12 11:49:15 AM
 
2013-03-12 11:50:32 AM

fruitloop: 5. Hawks (9*) SCHOOLS: Hartford, Lehigh [Mountain], Maryland Eastern Shore, Miami [Red], Monmouth, St. Joseph's, Seattle [Red], Southest Missouri [Red], Tennessee-Martin [Sky]

Holy shiat.

Louisiana-Monroe [War], UNC Wilmington [Sea], Wagner [Sea], Kansas [Jay]?

/Redskins forever, Redhawks never




Jayhawks are people, not birds.
 
2013-03-12 11:52:05 AM
Go Eagles!

/not even in their conference tourney :/
//LGR
///at least we're good at hockey
 
2013-03-12 11:52:39 AM

funk_soul_bubby: How many teams are named for hand orientation for manual sex acts? Just the one?


Yep, the Austin-Peay Western Grip Handjobs stand alone.
 
2013-03-12 11:59:40 AM

funk_soul_bubby: How many teams are named for hand orientation for manual sex acts? Just the one?


No, there's the University of Florida-Indiatlantic UFIAs.
 
2013-03-12 12:01:49 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Jayhawks are people...


Well, only in the loosest sense of the word. Amirite?
 
2013-03-12 12:02:43 PM
Who are we? The wildcats!

Who are we going to beat? The wildcats!
 
2013-03-12 12:10:50 PM
Plus, Wildcats and Bobcats are the same exact animal, so that should push them right over the top.*


*Cue some alum of one of the random "Wildcat" schools screaming about how it's something totally different at their school.

/Go Terriers!
//No, the other ones.
///The other, other ones.
////Yes, those ones.
 
2013-03-12 12:15:23 PM
Only one set of colonials
 
2013-03-12 12:16:36 PM
s3-ec.buzzfed.com

I want that husky!!  If I can't have him, at least let me hug him.  Absolutely beautiful dog.  Such a shame that Storrs Correctional has sullied the husky's good name.  They should be forced to use a different name...Laptop Thieves would make a good nickname.
 
2013-03-12 12:18:36 PM
They even had to change Syracuse from "Orangemen" to just The "Orange" in case overly tanned Jersey residents were offended
 
2013-03-12 12:29:25 PM
"Bulldogs" alone accounts for like eighty schools.
 
2013-03-12 12:29:56 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: fruitloop: 5. Hawks (9*) SCHOOLS: Hartford, Lehigh [Mountain], Maryland Eastern Shore, Miami [Red], Monmouth, St. Joseph's, Seattle [Red], Southest Missouri [Red], Tennessee-Martin [Sky]

Holy shiat.

Louisiana-Monroe [War], UNC Wilmington [Sea], Wagner [Sea], Kansas [Jay]?

/Redskins forever, Redhawks never

Jayhawks are people, not birds.




thefarmclub.net
Looks like a bird to me
 
2013-03-12 12:33:38 PM

fruitloop: 5. Hawks (9*) SCHOOLS: Hartford, Lehigh [Mountain], Maryland Eastern Shore, Miami [Red], Monmouth, St. Joseph's, Seattle [Red], Southest Missouri [Red], Tennessee-Martin [Sky]

Holy shiat.

Louisiana-Monroe [War], UNC Wilmington [Sea], Wagner [Sea], Kansas [Jay]?

/Redskins forever, Redhawks never


While Redhawks (etc) are a type of Hawk, Jayhawks are people, War Hawks are planes, and Seahawks are actually Ospreys.
 
2013-03-12 12:48:50 PM

SuperChuck: Mid_mo_mad_man: fruitloop: 5. Hawks (9*) SCHOOLS: Hartford, Lehigh [Mountain], Maryland Eastern Shore, Miami [Red], Monmouth, St. Joseph's, Seattle [Red], Southest Missouri [Red], Tennessee-Martin [Sky]

Holy shiat.

Louisiana-Monroe [War], UNC Wilmington [Sea], Wagner [Sea], Kansas [Jay]?

/Redskins forever, Redhawks never

Jayhawks are people, not birds.

[thefarmclub.net image 428x377]
Looks like a bird to me




Notice the shoes and red legs ? Those are symbols of domestic terror groups active from roughly 1850's to 1865
 
2013-03-12 12:56:40 PM
The University of South Carolina could regularly play 4 tiger teams in a football season. LSU, Auburn, and Missouri are all SEC, and Clemson is an annual rivalry game.

/4 teams is as much as one third and that's terrible.
 
2013-03-12 12:57:07 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Notice the shoes and red legs ? Those are symbols of domestic terror groups active from roughly 1850's to 1865


Preach it, bro. Jesse James is very misunderstood even to this day.
 
2013-03-12 12:57:21 PM

Di Atribe: For football or basketball? Because you know.... there's a difference. Anyway. As you can see, kitty cats make up most of the team names while my charts are better than buzzfeed's scrolly picture gallery, although I will admit to liking the animal pictures because DOGGIES!

[i27.photobucket.com image 799x752]


Donnchadha: Go Tigers!


Add in hockey and you add another Tigers, the Rochester Institute of Technology plays up in Division I for mens and womens hockey. I've been waiting for an RIT/Princeton hockey game between the mens teams for a few seasons now. The womens team got the Tigers/Tigers game first.

/Had $5 on the Tigers to win.
//So glad it wasn't a tie.
 
2013-03-12 01:00:54 PM

Shotgun Justice: The University of South Carolina could regularly play 4 tiger teams in a football season. LSU, Auburn, and Missouri are all SEC, and Clemson is an annual rivalry game.

/4 teams is as much as one third and that's terrible.




Plus 3 Bulldogs. Mississippi State, Georgia, and SC St
 
2013-03-12 01:02:02 PM

Tex Colorado the Arizona Assassin: [s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 625x334]

I want that husky!!  If I can't have him, at least let me hug him.  Absolutely beautiful dog.  Such a shame that Storrs Correctional has sullied the husky's good name.  They should be forced to use a different name...Laptop Thieves would make a good nickname.


You can download a gigantic version here
 
2013-03-12 01:19:27 PM

LucklessWonder: Is the 1 'Sucks' Duke? And shouldn't they technically count as Nefarious beings for being Blue Devils.And the mascot too.


I made it for the Farks, so yes, the one "sucks" is Duke. Otherwise, they would be in with the other devils.


LucklessWonder: Just one "Spiders" though. University of Richmond

/Named after an old timey baseball player
/No one cares.


I CARE! I had to research a bunch of these to figure out WTF they were.* I didn't research Richmond because I thought I already knew what a Spider was. You can regale me with the story, if you want. I like stories.

*Among these: Zips, Hokies, Tarheels, does Cardinal mean the color or the bird, Mocs, Chanticleers, Salukis, what exactly type of animal is a wolverine anyway, are the Paladins good or bad, and everything listed under "Something Baffling." Here's what I have in case anyone has an explanation for any of 'em:

Evansville Aces
UAB Blazer (dragon?)
Presbyterian Blue Hose
St Bonaventure Bonnies
Iona Gaels
StMary's Gaels
Kent St Golden Flashes
Canisius Golden Griffins
Stetson Hatters
Indiana Hoosiers
Georgetown Hoyas
Manhattan Jaspers
Virginia Military Keydets
New Orleans Privateers
Stony Brook Seawolves
Saint Louis Billikens

Seriously, a blue hose? A blue hose.
 
2013-03-12 01:20:13 PM
Virginia is full of unique college nicknames.

Cavaliers/ Wahoos
Hokies
Spiders
Monarchs
Patriots
Dukes
Flames
Lancers
Keydets
Tribe
 
2013-03-12 01:30:06 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: SuperChuck: Mid_mo_mad_man: fruitloop: 5. Hawks (9*) SCHOOLS: Hartford, Lehigh [Mountain], Maryland Eastern Shore, Miami [Red], Monmouth, St. Joseph's, Seattle [Red], Southest Missouri [Red], Tennessee-Martin [Sky]

Holy shiat.

Louisiana-Monroe [War], UNC Wilmington [Sea], Wagner [Sea], Kansas [Jay]?

/Redskins forever, Redhawks never

Jayhawks are people, not birds.

[thefarmclub.net image 428x377]
Looks like a bird to me



Notice the shoes and red legs ? Those are symbols of domestic terror groups active from roughly 1850's to 1865


The outlaw josey wales knows all about red legs.
 
2013-03-12 01:31:26 PM

Dead for Tax Reasons: Who are we? The wildcats!

Who are we going to beat? The wildcats!


I was hoping this comment would show up.
 
2013-03-12 01:36:14 PM
Then you have the Canadian Football League, which despite only having had nine teams at the time, had two known as the Rough Riders. But it was ok because one team didn't put a space between Rough and Riders.

Many CFL fans were happy to see the Ottawa team go out of business just so they wouldn't have to see anymore Rough Rider on Roughrider action.

/Go Banana Slugs!
 
2013-03-12 01:38:55 PM
Evansville Aces - They are aces like in playing cards.
UAB Blazer (dragon?) Yes, it's a dragon
Presbyterian Blue Hose
St Bonaventure Bonnies
Iona Gaels  - Speakers of Gaelic
StMary's Gaels
Kent St Golden Flashes - It is not technically anything
Canisius Golden Griffins Mythical creature
Stetson Hatters
Indiana Hoosiers Someone from Indiana, probably a redneck.
Georgetown Hoyas - Rocks. Though the mascot is a bulldog
Manhattan Jaspers - The man who brought baseball to Manhattan
Virginia Military Keydets - A Cadet, spelled phonetically.
New Orleans Privateers - Basically a naval wartime mercenary
Stony Brook Seawolves A mythical creature from an Indianan Tribe, known to bring it's viewerrs good luck
Saint Louis Billikens

Seriously, a blue hose? A blue hose.
 
2013-03-12 01:45:01 PM

Di Atribe: Here's what I have in case anyone has an explanation for any of 'em:


Forgot to tag you in the above post.
 
2013-03-12 01:48:46 PM
St. Bonaquitter - was Brown Indians, decided to change it to something meaningless
Steton - named after the guy who started the hat company
 
2013-03-12 01:50:22 PM

WhoIsWillo: Evansville Aces - They are aces like in playing cards.
UAB Blazer (dragon?) Yes, it's a dragon
Presbyterian Blue Hose
St Bonaventure Bonnies
Iona Gaels  - Speakers of Gaelic
StMary's Gaels
Kent St Golden Flashes - It is not technically anything
Canisius Golden Griffins Mythical creature
Stetson Hatters
Indiana Hoosiers Someone from Indiana, probably a redneck.
Georgetown Hoyas - Rocks. Though the mascot is a bulldog
Manhattan Jaspers - The man who brought baseball to Manhattan
Virginia Military Keydets - A Cadet, spelled phonetically.
New Orleans Privateers - Basically a naval wartime mercenary
Stony Brook Seawolves A mythical creature from an Indianan Tribe, known to bring it's viewerrs good luck
Saint Louis Billikens

Seriously, a blue hose? A blue hose.


Just to confuse things further, the VMI basketball team is also known as the Runnin' Roos (short for Kangaroos)

/yeah, I know
 
2013-03-12 01:50:31 PM
Di Atribe

I was trying to figure out where the Boilermakers were. I figured it had to be a) Caricatures of local residents; 2) Machinery; or potato) Things that are awesome.

For reference
 
2013-03-12 01:51:52 PM
The  Billiken was a charm doll created by an art teacher and illustrator, Florence Pretz of, who is said to have seen the mysterious figure in a dream. In 1908, she obtained a on the ornamental design of the Billiken, who was-like with pointed ears, a mischievous smile and a tuft of hair on his pointed head. His arms were short and he was generally sitting with his legs stretched out in front of him.
 
2013-03-12 01:53:48 PM
Let me try that again:

The Billiken was a charm doll created by an American art teacher and illustrator, Florence Pretz of St. Louis, Missouri, who is said to have seen the mysterious figure in a dream. In 1908, she obtained a design patent on the ornamental design of the Billiken, who was elf-like with pointed ears, a mischievous smile and a tuft of hair on his pointed head. His arms were short and he was generally sitting with his legs stretched out in front of him.
 
2013-03-12 01:54:36 PM
Also, it's Evansville Purple Aces, come on now...
 
2013-03-12 01:54:56 PM
The PC blue hose got their name from the blue colored socks they wore in the 1920's. They were referred to as the Blue Stockings, but it was shortened to Blue Hose to fit better in newspaper headlines.
 
2013-03-12 01:55:04 PM
EMU Hurons.
 
2013-03-12 01:56:57 PM

clintster: WhoIsWillo: Evansville Aces - They are aces like in playing cards.
UAB Blazer (dragon?) Yes, it's a dragon
Presbyterian Blue Hose
St Bonaventure Bonnies
Iona Gaels  - Speakers of Gaelic
StMary's Gaels
Kent St Golden Flashes - It is not technically anything
Canisius Golden Griffins Mythical creature
Stetson Hatters
Indiana Hoosiers Someone from Indiana, probably a redneck.
Georgetown Hoyas - Rocks. Though the mascot is a bulldog
Manhattan Jaspers - The man who brought baseball to Manhattan
Virginia Military Keydets - A Cadet, spelled phonetically.
New Orleans Privateers - Basically a naval wartime mercenary
Stony Brook Seawolves A mythical creature from an Indianan Tribe, known to bring it's viewerrs good luck
Saint Louis Billikens

Seriously, a blue hose? A blue hose.

Just to confuse things further, the VMI basketball team is also known as the Runnin' Roos (short for Kangaroos)

/yeah, I know




The Billikens are named after a local cartoon. One of local high schools in Missouri uses the Kewpies as a mascot. A Kewpie is a type of doll
 
2013-03-12 02:01:22 PM

Shotgun Justice: The University of South Carolina could regularly play 4 tiger teams in a football season. LSU, Auburn, and Missouri are all SEC, and Clemson is an annual rivalry game.

/4 teams is as much as one third and that's terrible.


Their current cross-division rival is aTm, but still, point taken.
 
2013-03-12 02:05:29 PM
Twenty nicknames make up more than one third of all NCAA Division I schools

And . . . ?
 
2013-03-12 02:09:24 PM

WhoIsWillo: Di Atribe: Here's what I have in case anyone has an explanation for any of 'em:

Forgot to tag you in the above post.


Holy crap you have answers!

And I did research "Hoosiers" & all I could ever find is "resident of Indiana." Every other "local caricature" name had a story behind it, but I couldn't find anything with Hoosiers. It appears to be just a word someone made up.

And wow, thanks everyone for your insight on some of these names! This is awesome! I was hoping to update a chart today. Woohoo!
 
2013-03-12 02:11:39 PM

Di Atribe: Here's what I have in case anyone has an explanation for any of 'em:

Georgetown Hoyas


From what I've read, at one time Georgetown students would cheer a good play with the cry, Saxon Hoya!, which is Latin for "What rocks!" This was shortened and adopted as the team name.

I am neither a Georgetowner nor a Latin scholar, so I can't vouch for the authenticity of that story.
 
2013-03-12 02:12:24 PM
Stetson was DeLand University until John B. Stetson (the hat guy) bailed them out of a financial crisis in 1889.

The school keeps trying to change the mascot but the students keep overriding them.

/Graduated from their law school, crash their free alumni functions.
 
2013-03-12 02:15:46 PM

Wellon Dowd: From what I've read, at one time Georgetown students would cheer a good play with the cry, Saxon Hoya!, which is Latin for "What rocks!" This was shortened and adopted as the team name.


It's "Hoya Saxa" these days, but your answer seems to be essentially the same thing.
 
2013-03-12 02:22:59 PM

Di Atribe: LucklessWonder: Is the 1 'Sucks' Duke? And shouldn't they technically count as Nefarious beings for being Blue Devils.And the mascot too.

I made it for the Farks, so yes, the one "sucks" is Duke. Otherwise, they would be in with the other devils.


LucklessWonder: Just one "Spiders" though. University of Richmond

/Named after an old timey baseball player
/No one cares.

I CARE! I had to research a bunch of these to figure out WTF they were.* I didn't research Richmond because I thought I already knew what a Spider was. You can regale me with the story, if you want. I like stories.

*Among these: Zips, Hokies, Tarheels, does Cardinal mean the color or the bird, Mocs, Chanticleers, Salukis, what exactly type of animal is a wolverine anyway, are the Paladins good or bad, and everything listed under "Something Baffling." Here's what I have in case anyone has an explanation for any of 'em:

Evansville Aces
UAB Blazer (dragon?)
Presbyterian Blue Hose
St Bonaventure Bonnies
Iona Gaels
StMary's Gaels
Kent St Golden Flashes
Canisius Golden Griffins
Stetson Hatters
Indiana Hoosiers
Georgetown Hoyas
Manhattan Jaspers
Virginia Military Keydets
New Orleans Privateers
Stony Brook Seawolves
Saint Louis Billikens

Seriously, a blue hose? A blue hose.


I teach at the University of Evansville. Ace Purple (the actual mascot) is a riverboat gambler. We're on the Ohio River here.
 
2013-03-12 02:27:19 PM
http://kentuckysportsradio.com/?p=129198
More info on gaels and jaspers
 
2013-03-12 02:27:31 PM

JohnAnnArbor: EMU Hurons.


They're the Eagles now.
 
2013-03-12 02:29:18 PM

Di Atribe: Holy crap you have answers!


Every year I do a bracket based on who would win if the schools nicknames/mascots got in a fight.

It screws everything up when Wake Forest is in the tournament.
 
2013-03-12 02:30:41 PM

Di Atribe: LucklessWonder: Is the 1 'Sucks' Duke? And shouldn't they technically count as Nefarious beings for being Blue Devils.And the mascot too.

I made it for the Farks, so yes, the one "sucks" is Duke. Otherwise, they would be in with the other devils.


LucklessWonder: Just one "Spiders" though. University of Richmond

/Named after an old timey baseball player
/No one cares.

I CARE! I had to research a bunch of these to figure out WTF they were.* I didn't research Richmond because I thought I already knew what a Spider was. You can regale me with the story, if you want. I like stories.

*Among these: Zips, Hokies, Tarheels, does Cardinal mean the color or the bird, Mocs, Chanticleers, Salukis, what exactly type of animal is a wolverine anyway, are the Paladins good or bad, and everything listed under "Something Baffling." Here's what I have in case anyone has an explanation for any of 'em:

Evansville Aces
UAB Blazer (dragon?)
Presbyterian Blue Hose
St Bonaventure Bonnies
Iona Gaels
StMary's Gaels
Kent St Golden Flashes
Canisius Golden Griffins
Stetson Hatters
Indiana Hoosiers
Georgetown Hoyas
Manhattan Jaspers
Virginia Military Keydets
New Orleans Privateers
Stony Brook Seawolves
Saint Louis Billikens

Seriously, a blue hose? A blue hose.


The Stony Brook Seawolves are supposedly named after a mystical creature from Native American folklore. That's the story they tell - their teams used to just be the Patriots until they learned they were going to Division I - but I don't know if it's BS. So I'd put it under "noble beings," since you don't have a mythical creature category.

Would be interested to know what's included in "things that are awesome."
 
2013-03-12 02:31:13 PM

Di Atribe: Seriously, a blue hose? A blue hose.


Oh, and hose=socks, in this sense. You know, like the Red Sox.
 
2013-03-12 02:32:02 PM

WhoIsWillo: JohnAnnArbor: EMU Hurons.

They're the Eagles now.


That's my point.  For no good reason.  It was the PC "look-at-me-be-righteous" types that got that changed.  The few actual Hurons liked the name.
 
2013-03-12 02:33:48 PM

WhoIsWillo: Di Atribe: Holy crap you have answers!

Every year I do a bracket based on who would win if the schools nicknames/mascots got in a fight.

It screws everything up when Wake Forest is in the tournament.




What happen with Jayhawks and the LSU Tigers? They are named after people, not the creatures
that they seem.
 
2013-03-12 02:37:49 PM

JohnAnnArbor: That's my point. For no good reason. It was the PC "look-at-me-be-righteous" types that got that changed. The few actual Hurons liked the name.


Eastern did it before the trend began, based on the recommendation of the state board. I think you should be more pissed that they chose a boring name like Eagles to replace the previous team name, but it saved Eastern from a lot of heartache when the NCAA ruling about Native American names was passed down.
 
2013-03-12 02:41:49 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: What happen with Jayhawks and the LSU Tigers? They are named after people, not the creatures
that they seem.


Since LSU uses the Tiger in their logo, they are counted as a tiger.

Jayhawks are ranked on the human scale. Basically they're ranked as "humans with guns, able to defeat slaveowners." I believe they are right above Minutemen on my most recent hierarchy.
 
2013-03-12 02:42:08 PM
Hey, there's only one school with the name of Volunteers.

/and awesome, awesome bright, blinding orange
//and I will wear it
 
2013-03-12 02:43:10 PM

WhoIsWillo: JohnAnnArbor: That's my point. For no good reason. It was the PC "look-at-me-be-righteous" types that got that changed. The few actual Hurons liked the name.

Eastern did it before the trend began, based on the recommendation of the state board. I think you should be more pissed that they chose a boring name like Eagles to replace the previous team name, but it saved Eastern from a lot of heartache when the NCAA ruling about Native American names was passed down.


Of course, we could have gone with the Emu.  Are they as awesome as an eagle?  Maybe not but they'd be way more unique and would line up nicely with the "Go Emu" cheer.
 
2013-03-12 02:43:52 PM

meanmutton: WhoIsWillo: JohnAnnArbor: That's my point. For no good reason. It was the PC "look-at-me-be-righteous" types that got that changed. The few actual Hurons liked the name.

Eastern did it before the trend began, based on the recommendation of the state board. I think you should be more pissed that they chose a boring name like Eagles to replace the previous team name, but it saved Eastern from a lot of heartache when the NCAA ruling about Native American names was passed down.

Of course, we could have gone with the Emu.  Are they as awesome as an eagle?  Maybe not but they'd be way more unique and would line up nicely with the "Go Emu" cheer.


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-03-12 02:46:32 PM

meanmutton: Of course, we could have gone with the Emu. Are they as awesome as an eagle? Maybe not but they'd be way more unique and would line up nicely with the "Go Emu" cheer.


I always called the the Ypsis when I did radio.
 
2013-03-12 02:51:41 PM

JohnAnnArbor: That's my point.  For no good reason.  It was the PC "look-at-me-be-righteous" types that got that changed.  The few actual Hurons liked the name.


Should've become the Herons just to mess with 'em.

Robert1966: The Stony Brook Seawolves are supposedly named after a mystical creature from Native American folklore. That's the story they tell - their teams used to just be the Patriots until they learned they were going to Division I - but I don't know if it's BS. So I'd put it under "noble beings," since you don't have a mythical creature category.


Until this thread and looking it up on the Stony Brook site, I'd just assumed it was named after the submarines, which were probably named after that mystical creature.
 
2013-03-12 02:53:09 PM

meanmutton: Of course, we could have gone with the Emu.  Are they as awesome as an eagle?  Maybe not but they'd be way more unique and would line up nicely with the "Go Emu" cheer.


Also a good point.

THEY HAD TWO BIRDS THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN WAY BETTER TO USE.

/my school should've kept "Savages" but just gotten rid of the Native American imagery
 
2013-03-12 02:53:13 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: WhoIsWillo: Di Atribe: Holy crap you have answers!

Every year I do a bracket based on who would win if the schools nicknames/mascots got in a fight.

It screws everything up when Wake Forest is in the tournament.

What happen with Jayhawks and the LSU Tigers? They are named after people, not the creatures
that they seem.


Hey, our own Tigers are named after people too, if you want to get technical: The Tigers were a group of men who protected Columbia from Confederate raiders in 1864.
 
2013-03-12 02:53:43 PM

JohnAnnArbor: WhoIsWillo: JohnAnnArbor: EMU Hurons.

They're the Eagles now.

That's my point.  For no good reason.  It was the PC "look-at-me-be-righteous" types that got that changed.  The few actual Hurons liked the name.


CMU Chippewa here. When I was taking PhD coursework at Central Michigan, I worked for the Saginaw-Chippewa Indian Tribe's behavioral health services, so I had the nickname conversation with both the university and Sag-Chip leadership. The Tribe has a great relationship with CMU and the Chippewa name is a source of pride for the tribe, university, and community. I hope CMU doesn't go the way of the Hurons, err, Eagles.
 
2013-03-12 02:55:52 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: WhoIsWillo: Di Atribe: Holy crap you have answers!

Every year I do a bracket based on who would win if the schools nicknames/mascots got in a fight.

It screws everything up when Wake Forest is in the tournament.

What happen with Jayhawks and the LSU Tigers? They are named after people, not the creatures
that they seem.


And who were those people named after? Animals.
 
2013-03-12 03:01:21 PM

Di Atribe: my charts are better


Would a roadrunner be a non-threatening bird, or a scary one? Because, while watching them dart about is awesome, they're not really the most intimidating bird of prey out there. Unless you're a coyote and/or Acme products are involved, then they're rather badass.
 
2013-03-12 03:11:26 PM

SuperChuck: And who were those people named after? Animals.


Since there are real Tigers, there is something to judge them by. There's no such thing as a Jayhawk.
 
2013-03-12 03:13:27 PM

Di Atribe: StMary's Gaels


As one of the posters earlier stated, a Gael is indeed a speaker of Gaelic.

In the case of Saint Mary's College, however, the name came about after a sportswriter referred to the football team as "Gaels" because apparently in those days the team had a lot of Irishmen on it (at the time SMC athletic teams were known as the Saints). The name stuck, and we've been Gaels ever since.
 
2013-03-12 03:25:56 PM
Crimson Tide.  Best nickname ever
 
2013-03-12 03:27:55 PM

JohnAnnArbor: WhoIsWillo: JohnAnnArbor: EMU Hurons.

They're the Eagles now.

That's my point.  For no good reason.  It was the PC "look-at-me-be-righteous" types that got that changed.  The few actual Hurons liked the name.


The EMU marching band started using the old Huron logo again this past football season, granted it's on the inside of their jackets.
 
2013-03-12 03:34:18 PM
Let's come up with new ones, like say: The Penn State Rapists. Not a lot of things scarier or more intimidating than rape.
 
2013-03-12 03:39:41 PM

WhoopAssWayne: Let's come up with new ones, like say: The Penn State Rapists. Not a lot of things scarier or more intimidating than rape.


There is nothing scary or intimidating about Porky Pig raping Elmer Fudd.  (Unless you're Elmer Fudd.)
 
2013-03-12 03:39:56 PM

SuperChuck: And who were those people named after? Animals.


And where did humans come from? Animals. In the end it all goes back to animals. Damn animals.
 
2013-03-12 03:43:45 PM

Hang On Voltaire: Crimson Tide.  Best nickname ever


Call me Decon Blue!
 
2013-03-12 03:56:58 PM

show me: SuperChuck: And who were those people named after? Animals.

And where did humans come from? Animals. In the end it all goes back to animals. Damn animals.


What's wrong with animals? Many of them are tasty.
 
2013-03-12 03:59:57 PM
As far as I know there's only one Dragons (Drexel University)

Too bad we:

1. Suck at most sports
2. Play in a small conference
3. Are sporadically slightly higher than mediocre in basketball
4 Do not have a football team
 
2013-03-12 04:29:35 PM

Di Atribe: LucklessWonder: Is the 1 'Sucks' Duke? And shouldn't they technically count as Nefarious beings for being Blue Devils.And the mascot too.

I made it for the Farks, so yes, the one "sucks" is Duke. Otherwise, they would be in with the other devils.


LucklessWonder: Just one "Spiders" though. University of Richmond

/Named after an old timey baseball player
/No one cares.

I CARE! I had to research a bunch of these to figure out WTF they were.* I didn't research Richmond because I thought I already knew what a Spider was. You can regale me with the story, if you want. I like stories.

*Among these: Zips, Hokies, Tarheels, does Cardinal mean the color or the bird, Mocs, Chanticleers, Salukis, what exactly type of animal is a wolverine anyway, are the Paladins good or bad, and everything listed under "Something Baffling." Here's what I have in case anyone has an explanation for any of 'em:

Evansville Aces
UAB Blazer (dragon?)
Presbyterian Blue Hose
St Bonaventure Bonnies
Iona Gaels
StMary's Gaels
Kent St Golden Flashes
Canisius Golden Griffins
Stetson Hatters
Indiana Hoosiers
Georgetown Hoyas
Manhattan Jaspers
Virginia Military Keydets
New Orleans Privateers
Stony Brook Seawolves
Saint Louis Billikens

Seriously, a blue hose? A blue hose.


Blue Hose because of the socks they used to (and occasionally do) wear. Much like White Sox, Red Sox, or Black Sox. Hose is another word for stockings, which is another word for socks. There's also some tacked-on Scottish nonsense, but it was originally about socks.
 
2013-03-12 04:36:36 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Seriously, a blue hose? A blue hose.


Wifey used to teach there. She said it's based on the scottish tradition of "flaring up" your kilt to show your privates to the enemy before a fight. The clan that represents the PC mascot wore blue hose under their kilts. She also said the first time she went to a football game she thought they were yelling "GO BLUE WHORES!" and the students got a kick out of her asking what that was all about.
 
2013-03-12 05:06:47 PM

Gonz: Would a roadrunner be a non-threatening bird, or a scary one? Because, while watching them dart about is awesome, they're not really the most intimidating bird of prey out there. Unless you're a coyote and/or Acme products are involved, then they're rather badass.


Definitely non-threatening. Observe the Spawn greeting one such roadrunner.

i27.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-12 05:26:28 PM

Dougie AXP: As far as I know there's only one Dragons (Drexel University)

Too bad we:

1. Suck at most sports
2. Play in a small conference
3. Are sporadically slightly higher than mediocre in basketball
4 Do not have a football team


You are the only DI Dragons, however UAB is the Blazers and they use a Dragon as a mascot.
 
2013-03-12 05:30:46 PM

WhoIsWillo: Di Atribe: Holy crap you have answers!

Every year I do a bracket based on who would win if the schools nicknames/mascots got in a fight.

It screws everything up when Wake Forest is in the tournament.


Awesome. I'm usually terrible at picking my brackets, so this year, it's all mascot deathmatch.
 
2013-03-12 05:44:36 PM

WhoIsWillo: Dougie AXP: As far as I know there's only one Dragons (Drexel University)

Too bad we:

1. Suck at most sports
2. Play in a small conference
3. Are sporadically slightly higher than mediocre in basketball
4 Do not have a football team

You are the only DI Dragons, however UAB is the Blazers and they use a Dragon as a mascot.


I would argue the semantics. While their mascot is a dragon, they're the "blazers" just like Alabama has an elephant mascot but they are the "Crimson Tide". Texas A&M are the Aggies and their mascot is a damn dog.

Drexel is THE DRAGONS.
 
2013-03-12 05:48:34 PM

Dougie AXP: I would argue the semantics. While their mascot is a dragon, they're the "blazers" just like Alabama has an elephant mascot but they are the "Crimson Tide". Texas A&M are the Aggies and their mascot is a damn dog.

Drexel is THE DRAGONS.


I would agree, I was just providing you the information. The Blazers were named after the Portland Trailblazers, so their official nickname contest designation would be either Lewis and Clark OR an incarcerated NBA player.
 
2013-03-12 05:51:18 PM

WhoIsWillo: Dougie AXP: I would argue the semantics. While their mascot is a dragon, they're the "blazers" just like Alabama has an elephant mascot but they are the "Crimson Tide". Texas A&M are the Aggies and their mascot is a damn dog.

Drexel is THE DRAGONS.

I would agree, I was just providing you the information. The Blazers were named after the Portland Trailblazers, so their official nickname contest designation would be either Lewis and Clark OR an incarcerated NBA player.


Well then I apologize for being a dick.

/rough day
//needs a beer
 
2013-03-12 06:14:47 PM

Dougie AXP: would argue the semantics. While their mascot is a dragon, they're the "blazers" just like Alabama has an elephant mascot but they are the "Crimson Tide". Texas A&M are the Aggies and their mascot is a damn dog.

Drexel is THE DRAGONS.


I am a Longhorn fan, but I have to admit that that damn dog is about the cutest, most spoiled, sweetest damn dog. Maybe I have a weak spot for collies, though.


Dougie AXP: /rough day
//needs a beer


Afarkingmen to that. *grouse*
 
2013-03-12 06:28:11 PM

Di Atribe: Definitely non-threatening. Observe the Spawn greeting one such roadrunner.


She is mere seconds away from having an anvil dropped on her.
 
2013-03-12 06:45:47 PM
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Hey guys!  What's goin on in this thread?

 
2013-03-12 07:18:44 PM

Di Atribe: Dougie AXP: would argue the semantics. While their mascot is a dragon, they're the "blazers" just like Alabama has an elephant mascot but they are the "Crimson Tide". Texas A&M are the Aggies and their mascot is a damn dog.

Drexel is THE DRAGONS.

I am a Longhorn fan, but I have to admit that that damn dog is about the cutest, most spoiled, sweetest damn dog. Maybe I have a weak spot for collies, though.


Dougie AXP: /rough day
//needs a beer

Afarkingmen to that. *grouse*


I've met the collie (spent 5 years working in Beaumont and befriended many a longhorn and a&m fan) anyway went to college station for a longhorn/aggies game with a group of aggie alums (I was rooting for the longhorns just to be THAT guy) and they dragged me to some of the preface festivities. And there she was.
 
2013-03-12 08:51:27 PM
Go Gators!!!!
 
2013-03-12 09:22:59 PM

WhoIsWillo: Evansville Aces - They are aces like in playing cards.

Mascot is a riverboat gambler.
UAB Blazer (dragon?) Yes, it's a dragon
Presbyterian Blue Hose
Believe their mascot is a kilted highlander type guy.
St Bonaventure Bonnies The mascot is a wolf, because St. Francis tamed one.
Iona Gaels  - Speakers of Gaelic; mascot is a leprechaun.
StMary's Gaels - no mascot.
Kent St Golden Flashes - It is not technically anythingbut the mascot's an eagle
Canisius Golden Griffins Mythical creature
Stetson Hatters
There's no mascot; the Hatters comes from the fact that Stetson made hats.  That's it.
Indiana Hoosiers Someone from Indiana, probably a redneck.
Georgetown Hoyas - Rocks. Though the mascot is a bulldog
Manhattan Jaspers - The man who brought baseball to Manhattan
Virginia Military Keydets - A Cadet, spelled phonetically.
Mascot is a kangaroo
New Orleans Privateers - Basically a naval wartime mercenary *no longer D1 - they dropped after Katrina.
Stony Brook Seawolves A mythical creature from an Indianan Tribe, known to bring it's viewerrs good luck
Saint Louis Billikens

Seriously, a blue hose? A blue hose.


Those are some of them.  Also, the Aggies all have unique mascots:
UC Davis - a mustang
NMSU - Pistol Pete, a cowboy
NCA&T - another bulldog
Texas A&M - a collie (no costumed mascot though)
USU - a bull

Oh, and obviously, Oklahoma is either a Conestoga wagon or the two horse mascots.  Think that's it.

\GO FRIARS! BEAT CINCY!!
 
2013-03-12 09:43:48 PM
Go Flying Geoducks! Evergreen State for NCAA hackey-sack champions again in '13!!
 
2013-03-12 10:00:54 PM
Evansville Aces - They are aces like in playing cards.
UAB Blazer (dragon?) Yes, it's a dragon
Presbyterian Blue Hose Believe this is like "Red Sox" or "Red Stockings". Some teams are named after the hosiery they wear.
St Bonaventure Bonnies
- The mascot is a wolf, because St. Francis tamed one.
Iona Gaels  - Speakers of Gaelic
- and the descendents thereof
StMary's Gaels - no mascot.
Kent St Golden Flashes - It is not technically anything
Canisius Golden Griffins Mythical creature
Stetson Hatters There's no mascot; the Hatters comes from the fact that Stetson made hats.  That's it.
Indiana Hoosiers Someone from Indiana, probably a redneck.
Georgetown Hoyas - Rocks. Though the mascot is a bulldog
Manhattan Jaspers - The man who brought baseball to Manhattan
Virginia Military Keydets - A Cadet, spelled phonetically
New Orleans Privateers - Basically a naval wartime mercenary
- Privateers were similar to pirates, but employed by corporations and countries semi-legally
Stony Brook Seawolves A mythical creature from an Indianan Tribe, known to bring it's viewers good luck
Saint Louis Billikens
- A once popular charm doll that the coach was said to look like.
 
2013-03-12 10:28:57 PM

WhoIsWillo: Di Atribe: Seriously, a blue hose? A blue hose.

Oh, and hose=socks, in this sense. You know, like the Red Sox.


Yeah, sometimes you'll hear a mouth breather on EshiatPN refer to the Chicago White Sox as the pale hose.
 
2013-03-13 01:13:42 AM
Don't forget that the Vanderbilt Commodores were named after the man who invented contract bridge.
 
2013-03-13 04:17:13 PM

23FPB23: [graphics8.nytimes.com image 533x352]

Hey guys!  What's goin on in this thread?


AWWWWWW YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAH!!!
I'm at work today, rockin' my red in a sea of blue. Praise Jeebus, the 'Tops are in the tourney. Sure, we'll probably get bounced in the first round...but, we're in!
 
2013-03-13 04:29:44 PM

Dastardly Scoundrel: 23FPB23: [graphics8.nytimes.com image 533x352]

Hey guys!  What's goin on in this thread?

AWWWWWW YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAH!!!
I'm at work today, rockin' my red in a sea of blue. Praise Jeebus, the 'Tops are in the tourney. Sure, we'll probably get bounced in the first round...but, we're in!


I go to campus sites every November to talk to guidance counselors. I've made a point to pick up a shirt from every school in the state except for the one, you know, everybody wears. Got my WKU last year when I was in Bowling Green. Ready to rock that out next week.

Sucked about Murray though. Either them or EKU woulda been nice. Belmont winning the OVC first year, come on.
 
2013-03-13 05:40:49 PM

lacydog: Iona Gaels - Speakers of Gaelic - and the descendents thereof


So where would I put them on the graph?

And as requested, the 4 things that are awesome (which probably means I just didn't have another category to put them in, but the common thread was that they were all awesome):

Drexel Dragons
Elon Phoenix
Wisconsin GB Phoenix
St Francis PA Red Flash
 
2013-03-14 11:13:43 AM

Dastardly Scoundrel: 23FPB23: [graphics8.nytimes.com image 533x352]

Hey guys!  What's goin on in this thread?

AWWWWWW YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAH!!!
I'm at work today, rockin' my red in a sea of blue. Praise Jeebus, the 'Tops are in the tourney. Sure, we'll probably get bounced in the first round...but, we're in!


Roger that!  Hey, email me, EIP!

GO TOPS!
 
2013-03-14 11:31:57 AM

funk_soul_bubby: Dastardly Scoundrel: 23FPB23: [graphics8.nytimes.com image 533x352]

Hey guys!  What's goin on in this thread?

AWWWWWW YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAH!!!
I'm at work today, rockin' my red in a sea of blue. Praise Jeebus, the 'Tops are in the tourney. Sure, we'll probably get bounced in the first round...but, we're in!

I go to campus sites every November to talk to guidance counselors. I've made a point to pick up a shirt from every school in the state except for the one, you know, everybody wears. Got my WKU last year when I was in Bowling Green. Ready to rock that out next week.

Sucked about Murray though. Either them or EKU woulda been nice. Belmont winning the OVC first year, come on.


Hell yeah!  I'm lovin the tourney run they made two years in a row, but Middle is hatin us harder than ever now lol!

I guess from a truly objective standpoint, it kinda makes that automatic bid situation look kinda bad.

How I long for the days when 4 or more teams from KY make it in!
 
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