Thanksgiving Week continues! I’m sure we all remember how the Pilgrims of the 1600s fled England to escape persecution for their horribly malformed faces (see left).
William Bradford sought out Professor Charles Xavier and together the two men parted the waters of the Atlantic Ocean so that Puritan Mutants could make their Exodus and walk all the way to the New World.
Upon arrival, Xavier decided to lie and say that he and his fellow Pilgrims had reached Plymouth Rock. This was not true, of course, but even then Charles Xavier was a pathological liar. Continue reading
BISMARCK STATE MYSTICS
Location: Bismarck, ND
Comment: Now THIS is what I’m talking about! With this institution’s teams you can tie in Otto Von Bismarck, Harry Potter or any other fictional magicians you prefer to use. Continue reading
BRISTOL COLLEGE BAYHAWKS
Location: Fall River, MA
Comment: You almost can’t go wrong with any team name that adds the word “hawks” at the end. Continue reading
The USCAA (United States Collegiate Athletic Association) has welcomed a new member institution for the upcoming 2017-2018 season.
MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN
Team Name: OWLS
Location: Columbus, MS
Year Established: 1884
Comment: This institution was America’s very FIRST institute of higher learning specifically for women and is often known as “The W.” In 1982 the university became co-ed. Continue reading
Like all levels of college sports, the JUCO ranks have waaaay too many teams called Tigers, Eagles, Bulldogs and Wildcats, but here are the 20 Coolest Names.
20. BAKERSFIELD RENEGADES
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Comment: If you “walk the streets of Bakersfield” you’re bound to hear about the Renegades, who have a nickname cool enough to be a rock group or a band of mercenaries in the notoriously bad post-apocalypse movie 2020 Texas Gladiators. Hard to believe in just a few years the country will be full of those marauding gangs, isn’t it?
19. HIGHLAND SCOTTIES
Location: Highland, KS
Comment: You just knew a dog lover like me would include this team! And there’s no truth to the rumor that their original mascot was Star Trek’s James Doohan standing on the sidelines and saying “I need more time, Cap’n!”
18. ASA AVENGERS
Location: New York, NY
Comment: Insert your own Emma Peal or “Why is the Avengers movie taking so long?” joke here. This school has one seriously cool nickname and logo, don’t they? T-shirt sales must be through the roof! And I’m sure their call to practice is either “We’re needed” or “Avengers Assemble!”
17. GARDEN CITY BRONCBUSTERS
Location: Garden City, KS
Comments: No, that’s not a typo, they go by Broncbusters, not BroncObusters. Under any name and in any sport they kick major butts. And you just haven’t busted until you’ve Broncbusted, y’know? Continue reading
Seven new college sports teams will be joining the NCCAA for the 2017 into 2018 collegiate season beginning this fall. Here are those seven newcomers:
NEBRASKA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE
Team Name: SENTINELS (Formerly the Parsons)
Location: Papillion, NE
Year of Establishment: 1945
OTTAWA UNIVERSITY IN ARIZONA
Team Name: SPIRIT
Location: Surprise, AZ (Seriously)
Year of Establishment: 1865
VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY OF LYNCHBURG
Team Name: DRAGONS
Location: Lynchburg, VA (Can you imagine that!)
Year of Establishment: 1886
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With the WNBA season coming up what better time for a look at the coolest team names in the league’s history. This list will include franchises that folded along with teams that are still active.
12. HOUSTON COMETS
Comment: The Comets were one of the Original Eight WNBA franchises and were the league’s very first dynasty. The Comets won the WNBA championship for the first four years of the league’s existence. To put that in perspective not even the NBA’s Jordan/Pippin Bulls or Kobe/Shaq Lakers were able to win four titles in a row.
11. LOS ANGELES SPARKS
Comment: Another Original Eight franchise, the Sparks labored in the shadow of the Houston Comets for years. In 2001 the Sparks seized the opportunity to unseat the Comets as Western Conference Champions and went on to win the 2001 and 2002 WNBA titles. High-profile University of Tennessee player Candace Parker joined the Sparks for the 2008 season. Continue reading
CHESAPEAKE COLLEGE SKIPJACKS
Location: Wye Mills, MD
Comment: Don’t call them the Flapjacks. Don’t call them the Blackjacks. Don’t call them Continue reading
SAINT CLAIR COUNTY COLLEGE SKIPPERS
Location: Port Huron, MI
Division: NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association)
Comment: You can insert your own Gilligan’s Island comment if you like, but I find the nickname Skippers to be Continue reading
QUINSIGAMOND COLLEGE WYVERNS
Location: Worcester, MA
Major Sports: baseball, softball, basketball
Comment: Quinsigamond is a mouthful, no doubt about it, and when you combine that memorable school name with the memorable team name Wyverns you have got the kind of magic that Continue reading