Since those were well received, I thought I would do one more (at least) take on sports-related paper mache headed beasts.
Originally, a team mascot was something ferocious or fast.
Locally, in Colorado, we have to look no further than Fort Collins High to find one that doesn’t live up to the task The Lambkins were probably a spin-off of the Rams at C.S.U. since the school used to be across the street from the university. Not too scared, huh? Down the interstate, Denver East High is called the Angels.
Also, in the category of not making the opponent be fearful is the team from Madeira, VA. They are the Snails. I wonder how embarrassed the track team is.
Two schools in the U.S. have the Bunnies hopping onto the field and the poor players at Allentown, PA are the Canaries.
How would like to cheer for the Awesom Blossoms as they do in Blooming Prairie, MN?
Some teams must be in a constant state of confusion with both males and females fielding teams. Merion, PA’s Episcopal Academy goes by the name Churchmen, The girls teams are the “Lady Churchmen.” Isn’t that an oxymoron? Lincoln H.S. in Vincennes, Indiana is the Alices. The guys must love that!
In Hereford, TX, the town was named for the breed of cattle. Unfortunately, for the high school, Herefords are called whitefaces. Therefore, the team is a “herd” of Whitefaces.
Hockaday High School students in Texas are known as Hockadaisies. This may not sound like a fierce mascot, but the school does have one other claim to fame. Twin girls with the last name of Bush (as in the George W.) are graduates.
Wouldn’t you love to see who won in a contest pitting the Yuma, AZ Criminals against the Deer Lodge, MT Wardens?
Although it seems logical for the Aspen, CO High School to be called the Skiers, it must be confusing for athletes in other sports at the school.
Watersmeet, MI (kinda funny in itself) uses the nimrod as their mascot. Of course, you already knew a nimrod is a hunter, right?
Give me an “S”! Give me an “I”! In Alaska, the Buckland teams are called the Sissaumgi. That must make it tough on the cheerleaders. Oh, it refers to a type of whale, if you were wondering.
Lastly, I could not leave out the Seagulls of Everett High School in Washington. I will let you come up with your own comments on that one.