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Which of these professional sports teams has the oddest nickname?

SportsNation 2012/12/05 02:27:36
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From the Columbus Blue Jackets to the New Orleans Pelicans, there are some strange team names in the professional sports world. Which is the weirdest?

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  • Vitamin K 2012/12/09 21:50:58
    Anaheim Ducks
    Vitamin K
    Actually, the Santa Cruz 'Bananaslugs' have the strangest.
  • CAPISCE 2012/12/09 04:14:26
    Columbus Blue Jackets
    CAPISCE
    Nothing compare to
    The Scottsdale Community College Fighting Artichokes
  • joe mauro 2012/12/09 01:09:40
    Utah Jazz
    joe mauro
    Especially since there is no jazz in mormonland
  • The Dream Smasher 2012/12/08 11:55:20
    Utah Jazz
    The Dream Smasher
    +1
    Utah Jazz and L.Angeles Lakers. Both of them make no sense.
  • America... The Dre... 2012/12/08 17:18:20
    American Nate
    +1
    Jazz was from New Orleans and Lakers was from Minneapolis
  • BoardinOK 2012/12/06 22:11:46
    Utah Jazz
    BoardinOK
    +1
    It was a close tie with Anaheim Ducks....I can totally see finding pelicans in New Orleans around the bay; I know you can see thunder in Oklahoma every spring....But, I've never thought of Utah as a real "Jazzy" place and Ducks...ain't no Ducks in Anaheim...
  • sketchbone BoardinOK 2012/12/10 00:45:54
    sketchbone
    +1
    Donald Duck is right there, silly. donald duck in disneyland
  • BigKwell 2012/12/06 20:01:38
    Columbus Blue Jackets
    BigKwell
    +1
    I know the meaning of the name - but it's still odd.
  • Illjwamh 2012/12/06 18:24:33
    New Orleans Pelicans
    Illjwamh
    +1
    I didn't even know this was a thing. Good for them for being original, though.
  • American Nate 2012/12/06 17:22:06
    Utah Jazz
    American Nate
    +3
    Utah Jazz should have changed their name to Bees. Jazz is from New Orleans and Pelicans are the state bird of Louisiana. I like Pelicans, no different from Cardinals, Dolphins, Ducks, Blue Jays, and Cubs.

    brown pelicans
    brown pelicans grab fish
    brown pelicans grab fish
  • jacktown kid 2012/12/06 16:12:47
    New Orleans Pelicans
    jacktown kid
    you ought to see some of the nicknames for high school teams in the state of Illinois like the Pretzels the Cornjerkers the Wooden Shoes the Bunnies the Zippers the Speedboys the Appleknockers got some nicknames in other states
  • BoardinOK jacktow... 2012/12/06 22:15:51 (edited)
    BoardinOK
    beaver dusters
    I want to laugh like Beevis and Butthead every time I meet someone from Beaver, OK in the Oklahoma panhandle. lol

    arkansas tech
    Arkansas Tech, anyone. LOL
  • jacktow... BoardinOK 2012/12/07 16:02:55
    jacktown kid
    +1
    WOW like those nicknames I gave you
  • BoardinOK jacktow... 2012/12/11 17:01:04
    BoardinOK
    +1
    Yup, and the San Diego High Cavers...lol
  • jacktow... BoardinOK 2012/12/13 15:50:55
    jacktown kid
    +1
    thats a silly one too
  • TimothyBrianFoley 2012/12/06 15:42:48
    New Orleans Pelicans
    TimothyBrianFoley
    +3
    they haven't got it yet wait here it is new orleans pelicans
  • James Rich Timothy... 2012/12/06 19:00:28
    James Rich
    Hmmph soounds bad, but looks nice lol
  • calvin236 2012/12/06 14:27:09
    Columbus Blue Jackets
    calvin236
    and New Orleans Pelicans.
  • rbeas 2012/12/06 12:46:16
    Anaheim Ducks
    rbeas
    Wierd but fitting. Most believe Californians are like ducks, they wake up in a new world every day.
  • jackwebb 2012/12/06 12:34:18
    Utah Jazz
    jackwebb
    +1
    The name Blue Jackets refers back to the American Civil war. It was what the Union soldiers were called.
  • Christopher Kirchen 2012/12/06 12:15:55
    New Orleans Pelicans
    Christopher Kirchen
    It's between them and the Ducks; I mean, I know "The Mighty Ducks" was a movie, but the whole premise of the movie said it was a goofy name in the first place, why would they make it for real?
  • glen 2012/12/06 12:12:12
    New Orleans Pelicans
    glen
    No ring to it or it might work.
  • Dick Nixon 2012/12/06 10:46:53
    New Orleans Pelicans
    Dick Nixon
    +1
    Strange but Jazz in Utah certainly not where jazz originated is odd...
  • s2k 2012/12/06 06:07:26
    New Orleans Pelicans
    s2k
    NY Knicks
  • Jezebel 2012/12/06 05:08:27
    Anaheim Ducks
    Jezebel
    +1
    Ducks aren't very fearsome. At all.
  • Sedated Whispers 2012/12/06 04:28:36
    Columbus Blue Jackets
    Sedated Whispers
    +2
    Lmao,' jackets'
  • NarcolepticGoat 2012/12/06 00:42:18
    New Orleans Pelicans
    NarcolepticGoat
    +3
    Pelicans is almost as bad as Terrapins. Fear the turtle. Hmmf
  • The Impossible Girl ✿ 2012/12/05 23:30:38
    Columbus Blue Jackets
    The Impossible Girl ✿
    +1
    Of all things, why blue jackets?
  • wildcat 2012/12/05 22:36:41
    New Orleans Pelicans
    wildcat
    +5
    Wichita Wingnuts

    Wichita Wingnuts
  • mm61675 wildcat 2012/12/06 06:21:51
  • Drummerboy wildcat 2012/12/06 15:32:43
  • wildcat Drummerboy 2012/12/07 03:45:08
    wildcat
    +1
    at least Topeka
  • the spoiler 2012/12/05 21:41:15
    New Orleans Pelicans
    the spoiler
    +2
    There was minor league baseball team back in the day called " The Georiga Crackers "
  • Spidey59 2012/12/05 21:10:07 (edited)
    New Orleans Pelicans
    Spidey59
    +3
    I got one for you, and Two Major Leaquers played here at one time

    Albany Polecats Albany Polecats Albany Polecats
  • Heptarch 2012/12/05 20:52:21 (edited)
    Anaheim Ducks
    Heptarch
    +3
    There are some really weird ones in minor league baseball.

    Even in major league baseball, there are some old names that are pretty strange.

    The Boston Red Sox, for instance, used to be called the Boston Beaneaters.

    The LA Dodgers used to be the Brooklyn Bridegrooms (who would later become the Superbas and Infants before settling on Trolley Dodgers, which was then shortened to Dodgers).

    The New York Yankees were once the New York Highlanders.

    Atlanta once had a team called the Crackers.

    Baltimore's team used to be the Canaries, not the Orioles.

    The Boston Braves were once the Boston Doves.

    Before they were the Cubs, Chicago's national league team was known as the Orphans.

    The Cleveland Indians used to be the Cleveland Naps.

    The Houston Astros were first the Houston Colt 45's.

    The New York Giants were the Gothams for a time.

    There was a professional team in St. Louis called the Terriers, and another called the Perfectos.
  • Drummerboy Heptarch 2012/12/06 15:33:32
  • Heptarch Drummerboy 2012/12/06 18:57:58
    Heptarch
    +1
    It's always fun looking back to old time sports team names. =)
  • Drummerboy Heptarch 2012/12/06 19:13:18
  • kent 2012/12/05 20:14:12
    Anaheim Ducks
    kent
    +1
    Ducks?????? Ducks????? Ever since they came into the NHL i have wondered what the hell ducks have to do with hockey...hell ducks don't even have anything to do with ice, they kinda prefer unfrozen water.
  • kent kent 2012/12/05 20:18:20
    kent
    +1
    mighty ducks wtf

    Owners should have to get fan approval before naming the team after a lame ass movie.

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