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Mascots–gotta love em

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.

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Sports mascots–the wacky, wimpy and weird

nimrod-of-watersmeet-miIn two prior posts, I discussed mascots with an agricultural slant and “what were they thinking” mascot names.

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?

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Mascot names — what were they thinking?

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Sports team’s mascots seem to intrigue me.  I did an earlier post on some I found that had an agriculture theme to them.

 Today, I will show you some high school mascots that will make you say, “What the ___ were they thinking?”

Genoa, IL must not be a hotbed of creativity.  Wouldn’t you have loved to be at the brainstorming session where they picked the team name?  The group of masterminds decided on COGS, as in GO COGS.  It stands for City of Genoa Schools.

 Sheldon, IA must have had a similar clog (oops) in their brains.  The team colors are orange and black—so far, so good.  So, they decided to call the team the Orabs, combining the two colors.

The town of Frankfort, ID (don’t get ahead of me) calls their athletes the Hot Dogs 

Freeport, IL had two major employers.  One made beer and the other pretzels. They threw out the name Brewers (it is high school after all) and went with Pretzels.  No lie.

In Madeira, VA, the track team must cringe when running with the word Snails emblazoned on their uniforms.

Got any more?  I have some for a future post on how confusing it got once the females got teams.   Hint: Lady Cowboys!   But that is for another day.

Team mascots – with an agricultural bent

000902-N-9848G-002Team mascots have always intrigued me. My high school (George Washington  High in Cedar Rapids, IA) was called the Warriors. The logo was, and still is, that of a Roman-type gladiator. I never could figure that out. Maybe that explains my misspent high school days. Some say I could have been an astronaut since all I did in high school was take up space.

Anyway, moving right along. Shortly after moving to Colorado, I thought I heard the sports news incorrectly when they gave a score for a game involving the Wheatridge Farmers. This struck me as odd but now I know that two towns in Utah also have Farmers as mascots, and Louisiana and Texas high schools are known as the Fighting Farmers. (Are there any other kind?)

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