Mascot names fascinate me. High schools get so creative with their use. My prior posts on this topic have received many hits, so I think I am not alone. See Mascot names—the wacky, wimpy and weird, Mascot Names—What were they thinking and Mascot names with an agricultural bent.
Here are some new ones:
In the “this is too clever” department, we have the Cairo, GA (pronounced ka-row like the syrup) Syrupmakers.
The cuteness meter pegged out when I saw the Harper Woods, MI Regina Saddelites. Since this school looks to be an all-girl’s Catholic institution, maybe they should have been called the side-saddlelites. Further investigation shows the school emblem is a pair of saddle shoes. (The swim team even has a logo of saddle-shoe swim fins.) Ok, I get it!
Can you stand one more? Venice, CA has the Gondoliers as their team mascot. The school motto is “Rowing, not drifting.” Maybe I should have attended there. I did lots of drifting in high school.