COOLEST CANADIAN COLLEGE FOOTBALL TEAMS

College football season is just over a month away in the divisions covered here at Balladeer’s Blog. To whet our appetites here’s a look at The Coolest Canadian College Football Teams.

Montreal CarabinsMONTREAL CARABINS

Location: Montreal, QC

Comment: My Canadian readers tell me Carabins are a military unit which wields Carbines, making this name virtually unique. 

Ottawa Gee Gees GOODOTTAWA GEE GEES

Location: Ottawa, ON

Comment: GG originally stood for “Garnet & Grey” so it was combined with Gee Gee, slang for a racehorse, hence the horse on the helmet.

Acadia AxemenACADIA AXEMEN

Location: Wolfville, NS

Comment: The name Axemen still sounds cool, despite its use in the title of a few reality shows in recent years.

Bishop's GaitersBISHOP’S GAITERS

Location: Lennoxville, QC

Comment: Gaiters were boot coverings worn by Anglican Bishops. The name sounds great and gets extra points for the obscure meaning.  

Toronto Varsity BluesTORONTO VARSITY BLUES

Location: Toronto, ON

Comment: How can you not love a collegiate-sounding team name like “Varsity Blues?”  

Saint Francis Xavier X-MenST FRANCIS XAVIER X-MEN

Location: Antigonish, NS

Comment: America has college teams called the Avengers and the Defenders, so adding a team called X-Men seemed like a natural.

Calgary DinosCALGARY DINOS

Location: Calgary, AB

Comment: What’s not to love about a team name like the Dinos! After all, they stomped on the terra!

Concordia StingersCONCORDIA STINGERS

Location: Montreal, QC

Comment: These Georgian Warriors decided to go with the catchy nickname Stingers for their sports teams. 

Mount Allison MountiesMOUNT ALLISON MOUNTIES

Location: Sackville, NB

Comment: America has the Mount San Antonio College Mounties, or else this team’s name would have put it higher on the list.

Queen's GaelsQUEEN’S GAELS

Location: Kingston, ON 

Comment: Their fight song “Oil Thigh” is in Gaelic, hence the team’s name. Plus you just KNEW I would include any team whose fans sing Oil Thigh after a score.

Wilfrid LaurierWILFRID LAURIER GOLDEN HAWKS

Location: Waterloo, ON

Comment: This just may be the best use of purple and gold on any college football helmet. 

Helmets courtesy of The Helmet Project. 

 

16 Comments

Filed under college football, Cool Helmets, Cool names and cool logos

16 responses to “COOLEST CANADIAN COLLEGE FOOTBALL TEAMS

  1. Julian

    Canucks have some superb lids!

  2. James

    Awesome team names!

  3. Jon

    The GG’s kind of grab me.

  4. Philip R

    These lids are awesome!!!

  5. Gorgoroth1919

    I love a team named after riflemen!

  6. Rich

    Carabiniers are a great name for a team!

  7. Krystin

    I hate football but I love football players!

  8. Seven

    The GeeGees are awesome!

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