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High School Sports Teams

Miss Cellania
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I attended college in Columbia, Missouri, where the local high school named their athletic teams the Hickman Kewpies. Someone told me the football team debuted during the era when kewpie dolls were all the rage, and a parent declared loudly that they were as cute as kewpies at their opening game. I don't know how true the story is, but you have to admit the name is memorable.
There are a bazillion school systems in the US, and most of them have athletic teams. In amongst the Tigers, Bears, and other ferocious animals are some pretty interesting team names.

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More fascinating team names, after the jump.

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Some are downright unlawful! There's the Yuma City Criminals, the Van Vandals, the Orono Riots, and the Rawlins County Outlaws. Watch out, or you may run into the Garfield G-Men and end up meeting the Powell County Wardens! Maybe you could use the help of the two John Marshall high schools.

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And some are headscratchers. I can't quite figure out the Fairbury Jeffs, the Shoals Jug Rox, the Maryville Spoofhounds, the Yuba City Honkers, the Danville Little Johns, the Chattanooga Central Purple Pounders, or the Watersmeet Nimrods.

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