For anyone complaining about team names...

Discussion in 'MLS: General' started by Elninho, Aug 8, 2002.

  1. Unorthodox Yank

    Feb 27, 2001
    Constant Flux
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    i dunno, i always the Go ahead eagles was a cool name.
  2. JMMUSA8

    JMMUSA8 New Member

    Nov 3, 2001
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    one of the teams my high school played was a town called Auburn, and before they got their name change, they were called the Auburn Daisies. Just imagine the uniforms.
  3. Mattinho

    Mattinho Member

    Jan 27, 2000
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I played for the Tucson Amigos.
  4. goyette82

    goyette82 Member

    Jan 16, 2000
    Lowell, Ma
    See now they know how to live! :)
  5. Chachi King

    Chachi King New Member

    Mar 14, 2002
    Kyoto Purple Sanga of Japan.

    what is a sanga?
  6. buffalo

    buffalo New Member

    Jul 12, 2002
    just outside of rochester is a high school named Greece. There nickname was the Lightning.
  7. dl

    dl New Member

    Sep 16, 2000
    Cambridge, MA

    Actually one of my favorite names in all of sport. How can you not want to support a team named Heart of Oak? It makes me think: Stout and strong... a team that plays with heart.
  8. dl

    dl New Member

    Sep 16, 2000
    Cambridge, MA
    God bless you.
  9. Peakite

    Peakite Member

    Mar 27, 2000
    Halifax Town
    Sponsored name - they cashed in on their success in reaching Europe one year. I assume their fans would still use their original name, Llansanffraid
  10. AminKor02

    AminKor02 New Member

    Jun 20, 2002
    Japan's Kashima Antlers. Now I know what an antler is, but why would you want to be one? Maybe it's an Asian virility thing, like bear gall bladder or something...
  11. Various Styles

    Various Styles Member+

    Mar 1, 2000
    Los Angeles
    CD Chivas de Guadalajara
    complaining about team names...

    Newell's Old Boys (Argentina)

    This name sounds Cool :cool:
  12. Wizardscharter

    Wizardscharter New Member

    Jul 25, 2001
    Blue Springs, MO
    I've got two good HS ones:

    Hickman High in Columbia, MO ---->The Kewpies - as in Kewpie Dolls you used to win at traveling carivals and state fairs. They even have a giant baby with a curly blonde tuft of hair, wrapped in purple painted on the outside of their gym towards the main through street of Columbia. Amazing.

    Moorhead High in Moorhead MN (right across the river from Fargo, ND.) ------>The Spuds. You guessed it, a giant potato for a mascot. Get this, the colors used to be pink and brown, I kid you not! They have since replaced the pink, grey I think. Can you imagine the hockey team showing up at the Minnesota state tournament with pink trim on their sweaters?
  13. alansl

    alansl New Member

    Aug 20, 2000
    I thought it was a flower, but maybe I'm thinking of something else.

    I love the name Joe Public. It sounds like it's the team of the common people. But I'm not sure how the martinis fit with that image.

    Strangers is a pretty good name, especially if they don't include a city name or something. It makes you wonder, "Where are these guys from?" "I don't know, they're complete Strangers."

    Hedonism is a good name, as long as the team plays an exciting attacking game.

    Eleven Men in Flight sounds like an abstract painting, so that's okay with me.

    Naughty Boys isn't so bad, it's just boring. Would be more interesting if it was the Naughty Schoolboys or, for a women's team, the Naughty Schoolgirls (woo hoo!).

  14. Lawmill

    Lawmill New Member

    Hedonism II is an all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean, for what it's worth.
  15. Eric B

    Eric B Member

    Feb 21, 2000
    the LBC
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Kenya Breweries

    and the kicker...

  16. Taly

    Taly Member

    Feb 25, 2001
    Big Al's Brewery, WA
    Seattle Sounders
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I played for the Central Buttons High School.
  17. Nook1

    Nook1 Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    And two more:

    Poca (West Virginia) Dots
    Frankfort (Indiana) Hot Dogs

    In soccer:

    The Strongest (Bolivia)
    Always Ready (Bolivia)
    Joe Public's women's team is called Jane Public
    Another Trinidadian club is called W Connection
  18. Merlin172

    Merlin172 Member

    Mar 16, 2000
    Kansas City, Kansas
    The Wizards played W Connection in one of the two Cup competitions they have been in recently... I can't remember if it was Copa Merconorte or the Champions Cup.

    And as I recall, there was more to the name then just "W Connection"
  19. JG

    JG Member+

    Jun 27, 1999
    It's something like "Vibe 105 CT W Connection", where I believe the Vibe 105 CT is a radio station that sponsors the team.

    The "W Connection" comes from the fact that the team is owned by the Williams was originally known as Williams Connection.
  20. tcmahoney

    tcmahoney New Member

    Feb 14, 1999
    Ridgefield, Washington: The Spudders. Blue and orange. Back in the bad old days of the late 1970s and early 1980s, the girls' teams were called the Sweet Potatoes. :eek:
  21. eric515

    eric515 Member

    May 8, 2002
    Atlanta, GA
    Aston Villa FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Texas seems to be the king of odd high school names, I don't have them all, but here are some I remember:

    Crane HS: The Crane Golden Cranes
    Winters HS: The Winters Blizzards

    There is also a HS with the nickname "Ricebirds" somewhere in South Texas...anyone know who that is??
  22. The Cadaver

    The Cadaver It's very quiet here.

    Oct 24, 2000
    La Cañada, CA
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Texas can't hold a candle to Illinois for weird or bad HS team nicknames. My favorite: the Cobdon Appleknockers. In the bad old days, the Pekin Chinks.
  23. ShadowNC

    ShadowNC Member

    Apr 25, 2001
    Rocky Mount, NC
    Re: complaining about team names...

    Maybe if the Carolinas ever get an MLS team we could do a variation on that name... Carolina Good Ol' Boys.
  24. Hank Rearden

    Hank Rearden New Member

    Jul 9, 1999
    Dundee, Illinois, USA
    Other unusual names:

    All Boys (Argentina)
    Argentinos Juniors (Argentina)
    Arabe Unido (Panama) - Arabs in Panama?
    Blooming (Bolivia)
    Comunicaciones (Guatemala)
    Doc's Khelwalaas (Trinidad & Tobago)
    Dragon (El Salvador)
    Jazz (Finland)
    Millonarios (Colombia)
    All of the Municipal (police) teams (Guatemala, Peru, etc)
    O'Higgins (Chile) - the other Emerald Isle?
    Santiago Morning (Chile)
    Violet Kickers (Jamaica)
    Xamax (Switzerland)
  25. mnthunder

    mnthunder Member

    Jun 6, 2002
    The best nickname i've heard is the 'Blossoms' of Blooming Prairie, MN.

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