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What are the most unique nicknames in all sports

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Beat me to it. I'm from Albuquerque, and I agree that Isotopes is one of the most unique team names out there. Though of course, it was thought of by The Simpsons, not by anyone with the team. As an eleven-year-old Simpsons fan, I was a huge fan of the name choice. Today it does feel a bit like a joke that's outlived its humor, which may be part of the reason why caps and jerseys of the Albuquerque Dukes (the city's previous AAA team) have gotten so popular in recent years. Though I still like the Isotopes name in and of itself.

I'm surprised no one's mentioned the Jazz in this thread. In my opinion, "Jazz" is the most unique and creative name in the Big Four leagues.

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Is Lincoln High's Railsplitters unique? How about the Pittsburgh State Gorillas?

D-II Lincoln Memorial is the Railsplitters.

My wife, D-III UC Santa Cruz Alum Banana Slugs(as someone mentioned early on)

D-I

W.Illinois Leathernecks

S.Dakota St. Jackrabbits

IPFW Mastodons

Stetson Hatters

Campbell Camels

Coastal Carolina Chanticleers

UCSB Gauchos

UC-Irvine Anteaters

S.Illinois Salukis

St.Bonaventure Bonnies

Manhattan Jaspers

St.Peter's Peacocks (D-II Upper Iowa also)

D-II

Alaska-Fairbanks Nanooks

Simon Fraser Clan

Chaminade Silverswords

Fresno Pacific Sunbirds

BYU-Hawaii Seasiders (they're dropping sports in 3 years though)

S.Dakota Mines Hardrockers

Slippery Rock The Rock :therock:

Washburn Ichabods

Texas A&M-Kingsville Javelinas (pronounced javelins)

Texas A&M-International Dust Devils

Lubbock Christian Chaparrals

Kentucky St. Thorobreds

LeMoyne-Owen Magicians

Pace Setters

Palm Beach Atlantic Sailfish

Rollins Tars

Erskine Flying Fleet

Miss. College Choctwas

SE Oklahoma St. Savage Storm

Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys

S.Arkansas Muleriders

NAIA

Montana St.-Northern Lights

St.Louis Pharmacy Eutectics

Arizona Christian Firestorm

Xavier(LA) Gold Rush

Science & Arts Drovers

Texas College Steers

Purdue-Calumet Peregrins

Trinity Christian Trolls

Bethel(KS) Threshers

Southwestern(KS) Moundbuilders

Ave Maria Gyrenes

Indiana-Southeast Grenadiers

Jamestown Jimmies

Cal Maritime Keelhaulers

Simpson(CA) Vanguards

Evergreen St. Geoducks (as said earlier)

D-III

Illinois College Blue Boys

Webster Gorloks

Brandeis Judges

Amherst Lord Jeffs

Williams Ephs

Tufts Jumbos

Centenary Gentlemen

John Jay Blood Hounds

Brooklyn Bridges

New England Nor'easters

New England College Pilgrims

Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels

Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens

WisconSin-Eau Claire Blugolds

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Nova Southeastern Sharks

LOL, that's the school I go to. I'm surprised someone's heard of it!

I've heard of them and they used to be the Knights until a few years ago. Congrats on adding Palm Beach Atlantic and Embry-Riddle to the SSC. I didn't think Sharks was unique enough San Jose, Jacksonville

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I've always considered the Big Ten home of the most unique names (at least in D1)

Some examples:

Nittany Lions

Buckeyes

Golden Gophers

Hoosiers

Hawkeyes

Fighting Illini

Boilermakers

Terrapins (feels weird to include them)

Cornhuskers

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Evergreen State College Geoducks

I saw a geoduck for the first time at a restaurant in Hong Kong. They're really freaky.

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Surprised no one has included the St. Louis University Billikens at this point.

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Nova Southeastern Sharks

LOL, that's the school I go to. I'm surprised someone's heard of it!

Every time I see this kid with a Nova Southeastern sharks bumpersticker I always question why they went with a Junior league baseball team name like "The Sharks".

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Macon Whoppee - hockey

Some Michigan high school teams:

Mt.Clemens Battling Bathers

Zeeland East Chix

Zeeland West Dux

Kingsford Flivvers

Detroit Southeastern Jungaleers

Temperance Bedford Kicking Mules

Bessemer Speedboys

Wayne Memorial Zebras

Edwardsburg Eddies

OK, so can we all agree that, for the most part, high schools have the most unique nicknames?

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Georgetown Hoyas

Lansing Lugnuts

Shreveport Crawdads -CBA (defunct)

New Orleans Voodoo -Arena football

Winnipeg Blue Bombers- CFL

Montreal Alouettes-CFL

Raleigh Icecaps-ECHL

And from my hometown of Port Huron, Mi:

Port Huron Flags (defunct- IHL 65-77)

Port Huron Border Cats (defunct-UHL)

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Western Florida is also named the Argonauts, so Toronto isn't exactly the only team that uses this nickname.

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