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Re: Worst Sports Team Nickname

Postby statsman88 » Wed Jul 25, 2007 1:28 pm

I always thought the LANSING LUGNUTS minor league baseball team was pretty bad
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Re: Worst Sports Team Nickname

Postby great gretzky » Wed Jul 25, 2007 3:58 pm

I think the niners and maybe the sixers are on the good side of this debate. The best names reflect the area and its lore/identifying/unique characteristic. 49ers isn't really the year, its referening the gold rush/miners, so I think its cool. Sixers is ok too because of the nation's capital (at the time), the war, etc. Likewise, I think the Steelers, NJ Devils, Celtics, Cowboys (yuck), Spurs, Mavericks, Brewers, Magic (hokey as heck, but also reflective of the character of the area), Maple Leafs, Candiens, Canucks, Patriots are all cool names because its not some generic animal aimed at intimidation.

Worst names are Raptors, Jazz, Lakers, Stars, Coyotes (that might pass muster)

I think honorable mention goes to Bears/Cubs, I always liked how the team names were linked.
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Re: Worst Sports Team Nickname

Postby Snakes Gould » Wed Jul 25, 2007 6:48 pm

so why not name the san francisco football team the miners or gold rush why the year itself? thats why i dont like it.


washington capitals in pretty bad. i mean what is their mascot? the capitol building? a president?
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Re: Worst Sports Team Nickname

Postby great gretzky » Wed Jul 25, 2007 7:18 pm

because 49ers was slang for the miners. It has a local flair. People may disagree, but I think its one of the best ones.

Capitals is awful. In fact, of the four sport cities, Washington has awful names all the way around.
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Re: Worst Sports Team Nickname

Postby The Artful Dodger » Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:02 pm

Snakes Gould wrote:so why not name the san francisco football team the miners or gold rush why the year itself? thats why i dont like it.


Well, you're going to hate Long Beach State. They named themselves the 49ers (even with the gold rush references a la SF) after the year they were founded, 1949. :-b
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Re: Worst Sports Team Nickname

Postby sfgiantsfan8291 » Wed Jul 25, 2007 8:22 pm

How about the minor league Toledo Mud Hens?
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Re: Worst Sports Team Nickname

Postby BritSox » Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:10 pm

sfgiantsfan8291 wrote:How about the minor league Toledo Mud Hens?


You kidding? Great name.
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Re: Worst Sports Team Nickname

Postby Snakes Gould » Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:13 pm

The Artful Dodger wrote:
Snakes Gould wrote:so why not name the san francisco football team the miners or gold rush why the year itself? thats why i dont like it.


Well, you're going to hate Long Beach State. They named themselves the 49ers (even with the gold rush references a la SF) after the year they were founded, 1949. :-b


hahaha awesome.

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Re: Worst Sports Team Nickname

Postby Lofunzo » Wed Jul 25, 2007 9:37 pm

Meet Cocky, the mascot of the South Carolina Gamecocks.

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Re: Worst Sports Team Nickname

Postby dream_017 » Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:14 pm

Mookie4ever wrote:Worst sports nickname has got to be Fantasy Football Cafe :-B

Did you really think that was going to slip by unnoticed :-t ;-7

As for the Biscuits, I've been using that as my team name/logo for a while now ;-D
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