Most inappropriately named sports teams

I think the Browns were named after some guy/owner/founder named Brown in the team’s past history, but the word Brown does not incite fear or angst in the opposing team.

There are other teams as well, who, through the transferring of ownership and relocation, retain or try to retain some semblance of former glory. Here are those teams and a look inside their misnomers.

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5 Responses to Most inappropriately named sports teams

  1. fleetflatfoot says:

    Lame. That author missed the boat. A team’s mascot does not necessarily need to evoke the aura of the city or university, etc. It usually represents some quality the mascot is known for, and hopefully the team reflects that. There are no Bears in Chicago, Rams in St. Louis, or Lions in Detroit outside of zoos. You could argue that 90% of mascots do not represent the city. That’s not the point. The author should have focused on the lameness of the mascot itself. Indiana Pacers? The now defunct Illinois State-Normal University Fighting Teachers? Those are worthy of ridicule.

  2. indygirl88 says:

    fleetflatfoot-
    The Indiana Pacers SUCK. To me, they’re not even worth mentioning.

  3. chachacha says:

    MY favorite is the Watersmeet, MI NIMRODS!! LOVE IT! I must say I am the proud owner of a Nimrod T-shirt to show my support.

    My college team…Boston University Terriers….now that’s totally lame. The Boston Terriers! Could they have picked an uglier dog? Definitely no Romeo. ;)

  4. fcgrabo says:

    Gamecocks? What about them?

  5. indygirl88 says:

    HAHA, I have a friend who’s cousin plays for the Gamecocks, and I ALWAYS have to make fun of her for it – I mean seriously, that’s a funny team name.

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