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What are the most unique nicknames in all sports

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The Ravens made the AFC championship game and have Joe Flacco at the reigns. The Terps football is on the rise beating Nevada in the Humanitarian bowl and would have made the ACC Championship if they would have beaten Florida State. Maryland basketball made the NCAA tournament and beat Cal. The only team I have had to die with lately have been the 12 soon to be 13 straight losing seasons Orioles.

So the Terrapins have a football team that's capable of beating a mediocre school in a third-tier bowl game and would have made its own conference final if only it hadn't, you know, lost too many games, and you're like all proud about how great the team is? Um, yay?

But back to Terrapins. "Terrapin" is just a fancy way to say "turtle," and back when Maryland took the name, "terrapin" was a commonly used team name in several sports at all levels in several regions of the country. Plus, turtles are reptiles, and so "terrapins" is no more "unique" than, say, "ravens." True, there's no other major team named after a kind of crow. But bird nicknames are a dime a dozen, as are reptile team names.

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I'm going to be a homer in saying that my alma mater has quite a unique team nickname, the Cary High School (Cary, NC) Imps. Formerly the White Imps, before integration.

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The high school I went to had a nickname of Flaming Arrows. Yeah, it's unique but also pretty dumb if you ask me.

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Oconomowoc Cooneys (WI)

Watersmeet Nimrods (MI)

Indianapolis Northwest Space Pioneers

Shoals Jug Rox (IN)

Vincennes Lincoln Alices (IN)

Clintonville Truckers (WI)

Man, I love high schools!

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The Newell High School (SD) Irrigators.

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Just what I imagine when thinking off good sports nicknames.

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Maryland Terrapins because no one has ever used a turtle for a mascot before. FEAR THE TURTLE!!!!!

The Beloit Snappers say "Hi."

/We GET it. You're from Maryland and think the entire state is awesome.

I'm just proud to be a Marylander. I live and die with my Terps, Ravens, and O's!

That's a lot of dying you do there.

The Ravens made the AFC championship game and have Joe Flacco at the reigns. The Terps football is on the rise beating Nevada in the Humanitarian bowl and would have made the ACC Championship if they would have beaten Florida State. Maryland basketball made the NCAA tournament and beat Cal. The only team I have had to die with lately have been the 12 soon to be 13 straight losing seasons Orioles.

Wow, that has a ton to do with sports logos / uniforms. Next time you take a five-minute break from staring at the Cal Ripken poster on your wall, just post a topic titled "why my teams rulez."

Staying on topic (granted, the topic is just listing the names / mascots of your favorite teams or schools you attended) I submit my alma-mater - the Downingtown (now Downingtown West) Whippets.

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I am :shocked: that no one mentioned the glorious Atlanta Krunk Wolverines! C'mon!

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Whoa, I can't believe nobody remembered the:

Watersmeet Nimrods

In winter of 2004, Watersmeet suddenly attained national prominence. The Watersmeet Nimrods had appeared on an ESPN national sports channel list of most unusual high school team nicknames, right after the Cairo, Georgia Syrupmakers and the Brush, Colorado Beetdiggers. Three versions of an ESPN promo featured Watersmeet's basketball team. Orders for Nimrod logowear flooded the high school. And the entire team was flown to Hollywood to appear on the Jay Leno show.

http://hunts-upguide.com/watersmeet.html

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There's a high school team called the Apple Knockers

Penn is often called the Fighting Quakers. Despite the Civil War issue, it still seems to me a hilarious oxymoron.

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The High School back in Florida is unique.. The one I was suppose to go to in my zoning area before end up attending to a magnet one.

Apopka High School Blue Darters

Other schools in the central and eastern areas that have the school name and mascot that's very fitting:

Colonial High School Grenadier

Freedom High School Patriots

Olympia High School Titans

Timber Creek High School Wolves

Lake Howell High School Silverhawks

Lyman High School Greyhounds (school near the Greyhounds tracks)

Seminole High School Seminoles (lol...)

Osceola High School Kowboys (Kinda unique.. Not very common to see a school change the Cowboys to Kowboys)

New Smyrna Beach High School Cudas

Atlantic High School Sharks

Seabreeze High School Sandcrabs

Astronaut High School War Eagels

Eau Gallie High School Commodores

Palm Bay High School Pirates

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Oconomowoc Cooneys (WI)

Watersmeet Nimrods (MI)

Indianapolis Northwest Space Pioneers

Shoals Jug Rox (IN)

Vincennes Lincoln Alices (IN)

Clintonville Truckers (WI)

Man, I love high schools!

Here are some more from Wisconsin high schools.

Antigo - Red Robins

Appleton West - Terrors

Ashland - Oredockers

Bayfielf - Trollers

Butternet - Mighty Midgets

Cuba City - Cubans

Elk Lake - Glenbeulah - Resorters

Elk Mound - Mounders

Fall Creek - Crickets

Horicon - Marshmen

Hurley - Midgets

Kaukana - Galloping Ghosts

Kimberly - Papermakers

Laona - FIghting Kellys

Mellen - Granite Diggers

Monroe - Cheesemakers

Rhinelander - Hodags

Washburn - Castle Guard

Watertown - Goslings

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Oconomowoc Cooneys (WI)

Watersmeet Nimrods (MI)

Indianapolis Northwest Space Pioneers

Shoals Jug Rox (IN)

Vincennes Lincoln Alices (IN)

Clintonville Truckers (WI)

Man, I love high schools!

Here are some more from Wisconsin high schools.

Antigo - Red Robins

Appleton West - Terrors

Ashland - Oredockers

Bayfielf - Trollers

Butternet - Mighty Midgets

Cuba City - Cubans

Elk Lake - Glenbeulah - Resorters

Elk Mound - Mounders

Fall Creek - Crickets

Horicon - Marshmen

Hurley - Midgets

Kaukana - Galloping Ghosts

Kimberly - Papermakers

Laona - FIghting Kellys

Mellen - Granite Diggers

Monroe - Cheesemakers

Rhinelander - HodagsWashburn - Castle Guard

Watertown - Goslings

"Hodags" *snicker*

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Whoa, I can't believe nobody remembered the:

Watersmeet Nimrods

In winter of 2004, Watersmeet suddenly attained national prominence. The Watersmeet Nimrods had appeared on an ESPN national sports channel list of most unusual high school team nicknames, right after the Cairo, Georgia Syrupmakers and the Brush, Colorado Beetdiggers. Three versions of an ESPN promo featured Watersmeet's basketball team. Orders for Nimrod logowear flooded the high school. And the entire team was flown to Hollywood to appear on the Jay Leno show.

http://hunts-upguide.com/watersmeet.html

DrBear mentioned it.

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The Ravens made the AFC championship game and have Joe Flacco at the reigns. The Terps football is on the rise beating Nevada in the Humanitarian bowl and would have made the ACC Championship if they would have beaten Florida State. Maryland basketball made the NCAA tournament and beat Cal. The only team I have had to die with lately have been the 12 soon to be 13 straight losing seasons Orioles.

So the Terrapins have a football team that's capable of beating a mediocre school in a third-tier bowl game and would have made its own conference final if only it hadn't, you know, lost too many games, and you're like all proud about how great the team is? Um, yay?

But back to Terrapins. "Terrapin" is just a fancy way to say "turtle," and back when Maryland took the name, "terrapin" was a commonly used team name in several sports at all levels in several regions of the country. Plus, turtles are reptiles, and so "terrapins" is no more "unique" than, say, "ravens." True, there's no other major team named after a kind of crow. But bird nicknames are a dime a dozen, as are reptile team names.

But the U of Maryland is also the best counter-culture school in America, so therefore anything it does is, "Wicked awesome man!"

What about my personal favorite, the Arkansas Razorbacks.

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