There are some sports teams whose nicknames that just fit the team.
Texas Longhorns. What’s more Texan than a Longhorn? besides the Alamo, that is.
Colorado Buffaloes. Like a hand and a glove.
Such a symphony of location and mascot are not always so harmonious though.
Los Angeles Lakers for example. Before moving to La La Land, they were the Minneapolis Lakers. That makes sense. Minneapolis is in Minnesota and Minnesota is the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Los Angeles? The Land of 10,000 Bloods and Crips.
All of this got me to thinking – what are some of the more unusual sports team nicknames from high schools and colleges that dot The Fruited Plain?
In order to find out, I let the Boys at Yardbreaker do the heavy lifting.
Here’s what I discovered: