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 Mascots..., Donator spacekace, 9/8/2008 12:58:05 PM
 RE: Mascots...Donator Bridgier, 9/8/2008 1:00:29 PM
 RE: Mascots..., Bob Netherton, 9/8/2008 1:46:30 PM
 RE: Mascots...Donator Richard Bonine, Jr, 9/8/2008 2:16:59 PM
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 RE: Mascots..., RA, 9/8/2008 4:26:26 PM
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 RE: Mascots..., shumon pius, 9/8/2008 5:41:05 PM
 RE: Mascots...Donator David Schott, 9/8/2008 6:08:39 PM
 RE: Mascots..., Bob L., 9/8/2008 6:11:27 PM
 RE: Mascots..., Bob Netherton, 9/8/2008 8:58:43 PM
 RE: Mascots..., Maryann McDaniel, 9/8/2008 9:32:24 PM
 RE: Mascots...Donator spacekace, 9/9/2008 11:07:13 AM
 RE: Mascots..., shannon, 9/9/2008 11:22:45 AM
 RE: Mascots..., Vicky Strom, 9/9/2008 11:52:41 AM
 RE: Mascots..., Big Dave, 9/9/2008 12:32:58 PM
 RE: Mascots..., Bob Netherton, 9/9/2008 8:03:44 PM
 RE: Mascots..., Slosh, 9/9/2008 8:49:32 PM
 RE: Mascots..., Mark, 9/9/2008 9:12:27 PM
 RE: Mascots..., Chuck Schott, 9/10/2008 10:20:52 AM
 RE: Mascots...Donator Gunnar Emilsson, 9/10/2008 10:34:57 AM
 RE: Mascots...Donator Bridgier, 9/10/2008 12:38:47 PM
 RE: Mascots..., Jim B, 9/12/2008 3:22:25 PM
 RE: Mascots..., Lee Akers, 9/12/2008 4:32:10 PM
 RE: Mascots..., Big Dave, 9/12/2008 4:50:19 PM
 RE: Mascots...Donator ike eichler, 9/12/2008 6:44:42 PM
 RE: Mascots..., M T Zook, 9/13/2008 5:50:06 PM
 RE: Mascots..., Jim B, 9/21/2008 7:00:16 AM
 RE: Mascots...Donator Colette Butcher, 9/21/2008 10:06:31 AM
 RE: Mascots...Donator David Schott, 9/21/2008 10:15:34 AM
 RE: Mascots..., Slosh, 9/21/2008 11:04:11 AM
 RE: Mascots..., Chuck Schott, 9/21/2008 11:06:56 AM
 RE: Mascots..., GVC, 9/21/2008 11:11:59 AM
 RE: Mascots...Donator David Schott, 9/21/2008 11:32:15 AM
 RE: Mascots..., Chuck Schott, 9/21/2008 11:36:58 AM
 RE: Mascots...Donator Hal Neumann, 9/21/2008 11:38:39 AM
 RE: Mascots..., Rick Kuchynka, 9/21/2008 11:58:15 AM
 RE: Mascots...Donator Colette Butcher, 9/21/2008 12:14:35 PM
 RE: Mascots...Donator Hal Neumann, 9/21/2008 5:27:27 PM
 RE: Mascots..., Steve Craddock, 9/21/2008 5:49:57 PM
 RE: Mascots..., Rick Kuchynka, 9/21/2008 6:01:00 PM
 RE: Mascots..., Lee Akers, 9/21/2008 6:06:05 PM
 RE: Mascots..., Toni Campbell Tivy, 9/21/2008 6:47:02 PM
 RE: Mascots..., Steve Craddock, 9/21/2008 7:22:52 PM
 RE: Mascots..., Bob L., 9/22/2008 5:35:01 AM
 RE: Mascots...Donator Gunnar Emilsson, 12/15/2008 1:43:02 PM
 RE: Mascots..., Kerry Kilen, 12/15/2008 1:50:19 PM
 RE: Mascots..., Schmitz - Matt, 12/16/2008 2:06:33 PM
 RE: Mascots..., JCF, 12/16/2008 2:59:49 PM
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 RE: Mascots..., Slosh, 12/17/2008 9:56:49 AM
 RE: Mascots..., Bob Netherton, 12/17/2008 10:36:09 AM
 RE: Mascots..., allenbanks, 5/11/2009 4:25:44 AM
 RE: Mascots..., Derf Bergman, 5/11/2009 8:25:14 PM
 RE: Mascots..., Buck Showalter, 5/11/2009 8:42:49 PM
 RE: Mascots..., Brian A. Reed, 5/12/2009 5:04:09 AM
 RE: Mascots..., Bob L., 5/12/2009 5:17:06 AM
 RE: Mascots..., Brian A. Reed, 5/12/2009 6:17:03 AM
 RE: Mascots..., Shu, 5/12/2009 6:28:06 AM
 RE: Mascots..., Bob L., 5/12/2009 6:29:08 AM
 RE: Mascots..., Brian A. Reed, 5/12/2009 6:30:42 AM
 RE: Mascots..., Shu, 5/12/2009 6:51:22 AM
 RE: Mascots..., Wendy Wilson, 5/12/2009 12:52:06 PM
 RE: Mascots..., Dave Golterman, 5/12/2009 7:48:16 PM
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 RE: Mascots..., Bob L., 5/13/2009 5:50:13 AM
 RE: Mascots..., Dave Golterman, 5/26/2009 10:11:45 PM
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 RE: Mascots...Donator Hal Neumann, 5/26/2009 10:27:58 PM
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 RE: Mascots..., Derf Bergman, 8/3/2009 4:51:28 PM
 RE: Mascots..., Ted Stein, 8/4/2009 6:20:12 AM
 RE: Mascots..., Stacie Miller, 8/4/2009 6:29:04 AM
 RE: Mascots..., Wendy Wilson, 8/4/2009 8:15:27 AM
 RE: Mascots..., JCF, 8/4/2009 10:24:44 AM
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 RE: Mascots..., Chuck_Sawyer, 8/5/2009 5:47:29 AM
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 Subject: Mascots...
Author: Donator spacekace  Posted: Mon Sep 8 12:58:05 PM MDT 2008 From: - WY
Maybe we should dedicate an entire thread to our strange and most favorite Mascots?

Chinook sugarbeeters
Belfry Bats
Campbell County Camels
Treasure County Pirates
Libby Loggers
Big Timber Sheep Herders
Northwest College Trappers

Any other good ones?!
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Author: Donator Bridgier  Posted: Mon Sep 8 1:00:29 PM MDT 2008 From: - ID
Beaverhead County Beavers - Go Lady Beavers!
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Author: Bob Netherton  Posted: Mon Sep 8 1:46:30 PM MDT 2008 From: - WY
University of California, Santa Cruz Banana Slugs.

Go Slugs!
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Author: Donator Richard Bonine, Jr  Posted: Mon Sep 8 2:16:59 PM MDT 2008 From:
TCU Purple Hornfrogs eek!
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Author: Donator Hal Neumann  Posted: Mon Sep 8 3:27:34 PM MDT 2008 From: - AK
Igiugig No-See-Ums
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Author: RA  Posted: Mon Sep 8 4:26:26 PM MDT 2008 From: - MT
Tarleton State University - Stephenville, TX - THE Purple Poo!!!
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Author: G. Huss  Posted: Mon Sep 8 5:39:58 PM MDT 2008 From: - MT
New Salem ND Holsteins.

They are a tough team to play. You can't ever let them get ahead of you because they spend the rest of the game milking the clock.
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: shumon pius  Posted: Mon Sep 8 5:41:05 PM MDT 2008 From: - TX
Forever in our hearts shall live the:

SACRED HEART SHAMROCKS!!!

Woo-Hoo!

A couple teams I lived near a few years ago in Wisconsin included:

-Nekoosa Papermakers
-Watertown Goslings

and in No-Dak, I like the sound of the:

-Dickinson High School Midgets
-Minot Magicians

I could list a bunch of others, but don't have time right now.
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Donator David Schott  Posted: Mon Sep 8 6:08:39 PM MDT 2008 From:
Here's some of the odd ones from the Evergreen State:

Blaine (Washington) Borderites
Camas (Washington) Papermakers
Davenport (Washington) Gorillas
Deer Park (Washington) Stags
Gonzaga Prep (Washington) Bullpups
Lincoln (Tacoma, WA) Abes
Lake Washington (Kirkland, WA) Kangaroos
Lopez (Washington) Lobos
Mansfield (Washington) Kernels
Mariner (Everett, WA) Marauders
Mary Knight (Matlock, WA) Owls
Oakville (Washington) Acorns
Quincy (Washington) Jackrabbits
Richland (Washington) Bombers
Ridgefield (Washington) Spudders
Taholah (Washington) Chitwhins
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Bob L.  Posted: Mon Sep 8 6:11:27 PM MDT 2008 From: - ND
NoDak:

Kenmare Honkers
Hebron Brickmakers
Wahpeton Wops (they had to change that one)
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Bob Netherton  Posted: Mon Sep 8 8:58:43 PM MDT 2008 From: - WY
The Cliff City Lemmings (I just made that up)
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Maryann McDaniel  Posted: Mon Sep 8 9:32:24 PM MDT 2008 From:
Are you telling me that cities in each state were supposed to come up with different mascots and could not have the same? My goodness here in Texas there are certain popular mascots that appear over and over. I cannot remember the most popular, but know that these are ones in the Houston TX area...

Mustangs, Eagles, Bulldogs.

I think one of these is the most popular one in the Texas. Would have to do some research but then I might not get my doctoral work done on time to get my May 2009 degree and I think after my committee met with me today they want me to research mathematics education, not mascots.

Go Cowboys!
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Donator spacekace  Posted: Tue Sep 9 11:07:13 AM MDT 2008 From: - WY
...We were just noting a few of the unique mascots around... Every state has their fare share of Mustangs and Bulldogs and Eagles. But, how many have a Park Ranger?
David Letterman had a top 10 list of mascots... I can't seem to find it. Chinook was #3 I believe and the Gamecocks came in at #1.
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: shannon  Posted: Tue Sep 9 11:22:45 AM MDT 2008 From: - CO
It sure was hard to go from being a Cowboy to a Sturgis Scooper- it has something to do with mining. Our mascot is suppose to be a miner but looks more like a hillbilly!
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Vicky Strom  Posted: Tue Sep 9 11:52:41 AM MDT 2008 From: - TX
Some more from the Houston area..

Pearland Oilers
Rice Owls
Friendswood Mustangs

Mariann - It is nice to know that someone else from MC is in Houston!
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Big Dave  Posted: Tue Sep 9 12:32:58 PM MDT 2008 From: - CO
South Dakota

Newell Irrigators
Harding County Ranchers

Both fine professions full of honorable hard working folk - but a team mascot???
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Bob Netherton  Posted: Tue Sep 9 8:03:44 PM MDT 2008 From: - WY
Do they do a lot of enemas in Newell?
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Author: Slosh  Posted: Tue Sep 9 8:49:32 PM MDT 2008 From: - MT
A couple of years ago Long Beach State baseball were called the Dirtbags. They went to the CWS that year with Jared Weaver. I don't know what their normal school mascot is, but I remember it was kinda cool that the baseball team changed it to Dirtbags.


Some of my favorite mascots in Montana are (some have been said, just didn't want to keep looking back)
Chinook Sugarbeeters
Whitewater Penguins
Park Rangers
Bigfork Valkyries (women's teams)
Malta M'ettes (women's teams)
Hysham Bonnies (used to be their women's teams)
Terry Terriers (kind of a homer pick, always liked it anyway)


The first time I went to Williston State I noticed they were called the Tetons. At the time I didn't realize there was a Native American tribe called the Tetons and found it odd that a junior college in Western North Dakota would be named after the mountain range in Wyoming. Yes, I felt like an idiot once I found out the truth.

There's many more good ones and I'll post them when I remember them.
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Mark  Posted: Tue Sep 9 9:12:27 PM MDT 2008 From: - NE
I went to Prescott Middle school, Arkansas. It was always a big hoot to see the cheerleaders with their outfits with "PMS" blazed in big letters across the front.

Of course, age brought greater appreciation for the Acronym.
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Chuck Schott  Posted: Wed Sep 10 10:20:52 AM MDT 2008 From: - WY
Wasn't the Pine Hills School for Boys also the Beavers back in the 60's and 70's when they where in class C? I might add they had some excellent basketball teams.
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Author: Donator Gunnar Emilsson  Posted: Wed Sep 10 10:34:57 AM MDT 2008 From: - NY
Carroll College Fighting Saints.

Like, who ever heard of a fighting saint? I thought these guys didn't fight, they usually ended up getting burned at the stake.

Montana Tech Orediggers.

Go Diggers!
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Author: Donator Bridgier  Posted: Wed Sep 10 12:38:47 PM MDT 2008 From: - ID
Friends University -

Go FU!
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Author: Jim B  Posted: Fri Sep 12 3:22:25 PM MDT 2008 From: - MT
Rapid City "Cobblers"
I think that is right???
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Author: Lee Akers  Posted: Fri Sep 12 4:32:10 PM MDT 2008 From: - MT
The best of all ballsports is Rugby. The Missoula Rugby Club calls themselves "The Maggots."
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Author: Big Dave  Posted: Fri Sep 12 4:50:19 PM MDT 2008 From: - MT
Do they do a lot of enemas in Newell?

Evidently you've never been in Newell on a Saturday night huh Bob? I guess they figured it was more fun than watching the corn grow.
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Donator ike eichler  Posted: Fri Sep 12 6:44:42 PM MDT 2008 From: - MT
I imagine Newell is like any other small town rural America on a saturday night. Plenty going on if you are in the right place. Growing up in Newell it seemed there was always plenty of mischief to get into.

Been awhile ago though. Vale still had a high school and they were the Vale Beet Diggers. Buffalo's mascot was the Ranchers.
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: M T Zook  Posted: Sat Sep 13 5:50:06 PM MDT 2008 From: - CA
Concordia Cobbers, MN
Jamestown Jimmies, ND

Speaking of the Cobbers of Moorhead, there is also the Jamestown, ND Jimmies. So when Jamestown plays Moorhead, the announcer could conceivably say, "Look at the way that Jimmy covers that Cobber..."

Ah, ehem....

Crickets
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Jim B  Posted: Sun Sep 21 7:00:16 AM MDT 2008 From: - MT
Here is a new one I just heard.

Astoria (Or) Fisherman
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Donator Colette Butcher  Posted: Sun Sep 21 10:06:31 AM MDT 2008 From: - MT
Not that it makes any difference, but, it is the Hysham Pirates not the Treasure County Pirates.
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Donator David Schott  Posted: Sun Sep 21 10:15:34 AM MDT 2008 From:
Aye, but knowing that Hysham is in Treasure County does help explain that "Pirates" moniker. Otherwise, what would Pirates be doing out in the middle of Montana with a bunch of land lubbers? Arrrr! smile

BTW, it was International Talk Like a Pirate Day on Friday 9/19.
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Slosh  Posted: Sun Sep 21 11:04:11 AM MDT 2008 From: - MT
It's kinda like why is Dawson Community College the Buccaneers? Were there a lot of Bucs on the Yellowstone back in the day? Actually, I just hate DCC.
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Author: Chuck Schott  Posted: Sun Sep 21 11:06:56 AM MDT 2008 From: - WY
Wow, If I just turned 5 I would think that was so cool to be born on talk like a pirate day. Is it the same day every year?
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Author: GVC  Posted: Sun Sep 21 11:11:59 AM MDT 2008 From: - UT
Rats! I love Talk Like a Pirate day and I missed it this year.


GVC's wife
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Donator David Schott  Posted: Sun Sep 21 11:32:15 AM MDT 2008 From:
Yep, Sept. 19th, every year:

http://www.talklikeapirate.com

Don't tell Jake.

- Dave
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Chuck Schott  Posted: Sun Sep 21 11:36:58 AM MDT 2008 From: - WY
Don't tell Jake........OK.............NOT.
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Author: Donator Hal Neumann  Posted: Sun Sep 21 11:38:39 AM MDT 2008 From: - AK
Barrow "Whalers" The one and only high school football team in America that plays ball on the shores of the Arctic Ocean.

Point Hope "Harpooners" - The girls' teams are called "Harpoonerettes".

Buckland "Sissaungi" An Inupiaq word referring to beluga whales.

Kingikmiut "Killer Whales" (Wales, AK)

St. George "Seal Pups"

Saint Paul "Sea Parrots" ??? : -)

Diomede "Dateliners" Very appropriate indeed

The Aniak "Halfbreeds" Over the years the students at the school have resisted attempts to adopt a more PC symbol/mascot, but consistently stick with this. saying that it represents the mixed heritage of their community.
http://www.juneauempire.com/images/090605/10838_500.jpg

Kokhanok "Warlords" Next to the Igiugig "No-See-Ums" this one is my favorite. The logo consists of spear carrying warrior riding a brown bear.
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Rick Kuchynka  Posted: Sun Sep 21 11:58:15 AM MDT 2008 From: - MT
Ninja Cat

http://video.yahoo.com/watch/3510825/9746138

Ok, had nothing to do with a mascot.
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Donator Colette Butcher  Posted: Sun Sep 21 12:14:35 PM MDT 2008 From: - MT
Pirates/Buried "Treasure"...There is your connection.
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Author: Donator Hal Neumann  Posted: Sun Sep 21 5:27:27 PM MDT 2008 From: - AK
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Author: Steve Craddock  Posted: Sun Sep 21 5:49:57 PM MDT 2008 From: - MT
Ok, back to mascots = from hockey teams in the (mainly desert) south:
Austin Ice Bats
Shreveport Mudbugs
Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees
Amarillo Gorilla
and my all-time favorite:
Odessa Jackalopes
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Rick Kuchynka  Posted: Sun Sep 21 6:01:00 PM MDT 2008 From: - MT
My favorite of all time is the Fightin' Amish.

Not sure if there's an actual team named that anywhere. You see it in intramural and ff every now and again.
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Lee Akers  Posted: Sun Sep 21 6:06:05 PM MDT 2008 From: - MT
Mascots - Team names...

It always seemed juvenile to have the MCC women's teams called the "Lady Pioneers." Sounds like a high school name. The strongest, bravest, most courageous of the pioneers were the women.

I propose that Miles Community College change the name of their womens teams to "PIONEER WOMEN."

These are grown up people, not little girls. How about reflecting that in the team name.

Lee Akers
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Author: Toni Campbell Tivy  Posted: Sun Sep 21 6:47:02 PM MDT 2008 From: - CA
I always got a huge laugh out of the "Belfry Bats" (saw that above) when I was younger. We had a friend that went to school there, and we made her tell the team's name to everyone new we met!

I used to live in San Diego, and every year they have a big "Over The Line" Tournament (a type of softball with 2 teams of 3 players). Over the years it's gotten pretty huge (50,000-70,000 attendees-they take over a large island in the middle of Mission Bay for a weekend). ESPN wanted to televise it, but they told the organizers they had to tone down the team names in order to be broadcast. The Organizers of the event said "No Way!"

So, they announce these Outrageous Team Names all day long. Loudly. I don't think any TV stations dare to air segments of the tournament for fear of getting in trouble. Here is a list of some of the "Champions" from 2003 (Beware, not all team names are very tasteful.....)

http://www.ombac.org/over_the_line/winners/winners2003.htm

Still I think they are pretty "Original"!
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Steve Craddock  Posted: Sun Sep 21 7:22:52 PM MDT 2008 From: - MT
Women's Roller Derby Teams:
All Scars
Holy Rollers
Cherry Bombs
And........
Putas del Fuego!
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Author: Bob L.  Posted: Mon Sep 22 5:35:01 AM MDT 2008 From: - NV
Minnesota:

Blooming Prairie Blossoms

How would you like to play football for the Blossoms?

In case you don't belive me, here's a link:

http://www.bpblossoms.com/BPBLOSSOM...99&PubID=4423&P=6134

That's an angry-looking blossom!

[This message has been edited by Bob L. (edited 9/22/2008).]
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Author: Donator Gunnar Emilsson  Posted: Mon Dec 15 1:43:02 PM MST 2008 From: - NY
Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys
http://athletics.atu.edu/fball.htm
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Kerry Kilen  Posted: Mon Dec 15 1:50:19 PM MST 2008 From: - CO
Careful now I'm from New Salem ND and i konw how to milk the Big One! Just Kiddin HAHA Kerry
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Author: Schmitz - Matt  Posted: Tue Dec 16 2:06:33 PM MST 2008 From: - MT
The Class C 6 man football team from Lima Montana is refered to as the "Bears". I've always wanted to make a little adjustment to their sign, making them the "Lima Beans"
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Author: JCF  Posted: Tue Dec 16 2:59:49 PM MST 2008 From:
Libby is the Loggers, except for the wrestling team, which is simply called "Green Chain". Anyone who ever worked around a sawmill will get that reference. toughest job in the mill, pulling green chain.
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Author: JCF  Posted: Wed Dec 17 9:33:46 AM MST 2008 From:
Orofino, Idaho. former home of the state mental hospital. wait for it . ... . . . . . you guessed it, the "Orofino Maniacs"
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Slosh  Posted: Wed Dec 17 9:56:49 AM MST 2008 From: - MT
I've been wondering for a long time where Dickinson got the moniker Midgets. Not saying anything bad about it, just wondering where it came from.

Something that has always made me laugh is that Dickinson High (big school) is the Midgets, while the small parochial school Dickinson Trinity are the Titans.
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Author: Bob Netherton  Posted: Wed Dec 17 10:36:09 AM MST 2008 From: - CO
I wonder if any "little people" have protested at Dickenson games.
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Author: allenbanks  Posted: Mon May 11 4:25:44 AM MDT 2009 From:
My favorite one is "Libby Loggers"

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Make your Own http://www.bestmascots.com/catalog/high-school-mascots
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Author: Derf Bergman  Posted: Mon May 11 8:25:14 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
What is a Hoya?

In 1964 in the state of Illinois, the Cobden Appleknockers (a school of 134 students) were beaten by the Pekin Chinks for the state basketball title.
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Buck Showalter  Posted: Mon May 11 8:42:49 PM MDT 2009 From: - WA
Check out them appleknockers.
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Author: Brian A. Reed  Posted: Tue May 12 5:04:09 AM MDT 2009 From: - MT
I don't know if it's been posted on here, but I always got a kick out of the Devils Lake (ND) Satans.
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Bob L.  Posted: Tue May 12 5:17:06 AM MDT 2009 From: - ND
Brian:

I think the Satans had to change the name b/c of some religious zealots in the greater Devils Lake metropolitan area.

Can't remember what they changed the name to, though...
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Author: Brian A. Reed  Posted: Tue May 12 6:17:03 AM MDT 2009 From: - MT
Drag. It was a unique nickname. Lemme guess, they're now the "Wildcats" or something generic like that.
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Author: Shu  Posted: Tue May 12 6:28:06 AM MDT 2009 From: - MN
They are now called the Devils Lake FIREBIRDS - actually, I think that's pretty cool.
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Author: Bob L.  Posted: Tue May 12 6:29:08 AM MDT 2009 From: - ND
They're the "Firebirds"


http://devilslake.nd.schoolwebpages...hool.php?sectionid=2


I seem to remember that they initially let the students vote on a new nickname - the students came up with the Devils Lake "Blaze." This was overruled by the powers that be, ostensibly because "Blaze" could be inferred as lighting up an illicit drug. Oh well. "Firebirds" it is.
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Brian A. Reed  Posted: Tue May 12 6:30:42 AM MDT 2009 From: - MT
Firebirds isn't bad at all. I would have gone with something like the Devils Lake Phoenix, but that's just me. Firebirds are the next-best thing, I suppose.
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Author: Shu  Posted: Tue May 12 6:51:22 AM MDT 2009 From: - MN
Not far from where I live is Burnsville High School, THEY are called the Blaze...I don't see why anyone would have a problem with that, but that's just me.
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Wendy Wilson  Posted: Tue May 12 12:52:06 PM MDT 2009 From: - UT
It should be the Devil's Lake Santas.
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Author: Dave Golterman  Posted: Tue May 12 7:48:16 PM MDT 2009 From:
Another North Dakota High School had to change their nickname about the same time as Devils Lake. For years, the teams at Wahpeton High School were known as the Wops. Some folks of the PC persuasion didn't care for it and they are now the Wahpeton Huskies.
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Dave Golterman  Posted: Tue May 12 7:49:35 PM MDT 2009 From:
Sorry, I missed the earlier post about Wahpeton somehow.

[This message has been edited by Dave Golterman (5/12/2009)]
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Bob L.  Posted: Wed May 13 5:50:13 AM MDT 2009 From: - ND
I don't know if it's been posted on here, but I always got a kick out of the Devils Lake (ND) Satans.

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Well, Brian, if it's any consolation - the Bismarck High "Demons" still exist.
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Dave Golterman  Posted: Tue May 26 10:11:45 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
Since you mention the Bismarck Demons, how about the Glendive Red Devils? {Ducking & running for cover}
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Dave Golterman  Posted: Tue May 26 10:12:19 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
Since you mention the Bismarck Demons, how about the Glendive Red Devils? {Ducking & running for cover}
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Donator Hal Neumann  Posted: Tue May 26 10:27:58 PM MDT 2009 From: - AK
You can say that again Dave.
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: greggypetty  Posted: Mon Aug 3 12:28:16 PM MDT 2009 From:
My mascot was obviously my favorite of all high school mascots, but that is kind of a no duh. I think most people like their mascot better than any other mascot. Oh ya, I was a Don, like Zorro! If I could have been anything else, I would have wanted to be a wolverine though. Those are the coolest animals.

http://www.bestmascots.com/catalog/high-school-mascots
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Derf Bergman  Posted: Mon Aug 3 4:51:28 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
Thunderbirds forever!
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Ted Stein  Posted: Tue Aug 4 6:20:12 AM MDT 2009 From:
Ok...here's a few from the great state of Nebraska!

Univ. of Nebraska (AT) Kearney Lopers
Lexington High School Minutemen & Minutemaids
Beatrice Orangemen & Lady Orange
Bruning-Davenport Storm
Centura Centurions
Columbus Lakeview Vikings/ViQueens
Columbus Scotus Shamrocks
Creek Valley Storm
Gothenburg Swedes
Grand Island Islanders
Lincoln Pius X Thunderbolts
Omaha Benson Bunnies
Southwest Roughriders
Sutherland Sailors
Yutan Chieftains
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Stacie Miller  Posted: Tue Aug 4 6:29:04 AM MDT 2009 From: - MT
How about the Shelly, Idaho Russetts (as in potatoes).
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Wendy Wilson  Posted: Tue Aug 4 8:15:27 AM MDT 2009 From: - UT
We have the Jordan Beetdiggers!
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: JCF  Posted: Tue Aug 4 10:24:44 AM MDT 2009 From:
Tulane is the "Green Wave."

Kinda sounds like it could be a Missoula team. Could have a game between the Green Wave and the Medicals (as in Medical Marijuana)
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Tree Frog  Posted: Tue Aug 4 9:43:22 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
I understand that Chuck Sawyer's college, Phillips University or "PU" had a skunk for a mascot. ["PU" = pee-yuh]
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Chuck_Sawyer  Posted: Wed Aug 5 5:47:29 AM MDT 2009 From: - MT
Yup. Had a cheerleader dressed up in a skunk costume at games. Good ol' P.U. had to close because of funding.
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Jody Collis  Posted: Wed Aug 5 7:32:58 AM MDT 2009 From: - MN
Our small city of Chanhassen is getting a high school this fall and their team will be the Chanhassen Storm. Jostens helped create the logo and there was trouble when it was found out they had basically copied a minor league baseball team's logo. Chanhassen is home to a National Weather Service station and I think that was part of the appeal of the 'Storm' moniker (plus it's generic enough as to not be be offensive to most people).

It's interesting that Chanhassen (population 21,000+ and voted Money Magazine's 2nd best small town in America this year), has just 2 elementary schools in town and this fall will have a regional high school. The majority of Chanhassen kids have to go to neighboring Chaska for much of their schooling.

On my edge of Chanhassen, the children attend school in Minnetonka (home to the popular Lake Minnetonka) and they are called the Minnetonka Skippers. I think it might be hard to feel tough in football as a 'skipper,' but they seem to do OK.
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Jody Collis  Posted: Wed Aug 5 7:34:29 AM MDT 2009 From: - MN
In the '80's the Glasgow Scotties made their band members (male and female) wear kilts as their formal band uniform. I think a lot of guys dropped out of band because of that. It's a little chillly when you are playing halftime at a late fall football game in your kilt! I'm guessing they wear more traditional pants now.
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Jennifer Johnsgard  Posted: Wed Aug 5 8:46:23 AM MDT 2009 From: - MN
I have always appreciated the Moorhead Senior High Mascot - the SPUDS! Go Spuds! How about the UND Fighting Sioux - oops - sorry forgot, they are gonna have to change that one pretty quickly here.
 Subject: RE: Mascots...
Author: Carol Quale  Posted: Wed Aug 5 8:40:10 PM MDT 2009 From: - MT
I mean no disrespect to you all, but have you ever had to live with "The Mighty Purple Bees"? My high school mascot was a Box Elder Bee. Our colors were purple and gold.
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