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Postby Adam G on Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:07 am

Pinball wrote:Eau Claire "Blue Golds" Seriously, looks like creativity wasnt a focus.


St Johns "Johnnies" Seriously, looks like creativity wasnt a focus
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Postby GrayBear on Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:10 am

It was a racial slur that referred to Asians (The word can also refer to a problem with one's armor) . Around 1980, Pekin became the Dragons.


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Postby Draglax25 on Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:16 am

Hoopeston - Cornjerkers (IL)
Sturgis - Scoopers (SD)

Tonopah - Fighting Muckers (NV)
Virginia City - Muckers (NV)
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Postby DanGenck on Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:01 am

uwec_attack wrote:
Pinball wrote:Eau Claire "Blue Golds" Seriously, looks like creativity wasnt a focus.


St Johns "Johnnies" Seriously, looks like creativity wasnt a focus


"Technically" St. John's doesn't have a mascot. This is why Johnnies, Tommies, Gusties, Oles, etc. came in to play way back when. They were affectionate terms of endearment that somehow stuck on over time.

So yeah... good times...
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Postby BoilermakerLax on Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:20 am

Well I have to say that I went to a high school that was named after a meat slicer........yes we were the Slicers. If nothing else I guess its original.
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Postby TexOle on Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:49 am

bste_lax wrote:I had a friend from Monroe, Wisconsin and they were the Cheese Makers.

There is some school in Iowa, I forget the name of the actual school, but they were called the Midgets or Fighting Midgets.

TexOle, nice Thunder Ducks reference. I was always a fan of the giant duck with the lightning bolt painted on the wall of their gym.


It made me think of Darkwing Duck. I remember riding my bike over to Richland so I could go fishing. One time I got caught fishing in the Japanese Gardens.
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Postby TexOle on Mon Apr 28, 2008 11:54 am

DanGenck wrote:
uwec_attack wrote:
Pinball wrote:Eau Claire "Blue Golds" Seriously, looks like creativity wasnt a focus.


St Johns "Johnnies" Seriously, looks like creativity wasnt a focus


"Technically" St. John's doesn't have a mascot. This is why Johnnies, Tommies, Gusties, Oles, etc. came in to play way back when. They were affectionate terms of endearment that somehow stuck on over time.

So yeah... good times...


St. Olaf's mascot is the Lion. The nickname currently used to describe the students is the Oles. Often times people point to Oles coming from a large number of guys on the football team named Ole so everyone just yelled 'Go Oles!" The name then stuck.

Where does St. John's get the rat?
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Postby laxfan25 on Mon Apr 28, 2008 12:08 pm

GrayBear wrote:Bonus points to anyone (Illinoisan or not) who can remember the former nickname for Pekin High School.

Warning: Not for the PC-sensitive.


Pekin Updaskurts??
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Postby KnoxVegas on Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:00 pm

The man from UConn works blue!
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Postby Pinball on Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:19 pm

TexOle wrote:
DanGenck wrote:
uwec_attack wrote:
Pinball wrote:Eau Claire "Blue Golds" Seriously, looks like creativity wasnt a focus.


St Johns "Johnnies" Seriously, looks like creativity wasnt a focus


"Technically" St. John's doesn't have a mascot. This is why Johnnies, Tommies, Gusties, Oles, etc. came in to play way back when. They were affectionate terms of endearment that somehow stuck on over time.

So yeah... good times...


St. Olaf's mascot is the Lion. The nickname currently used to describe the students is the Oles. Often times people point to Oles coming from a large number of guys on the football team named Ole so everyone just yelled 'Go Oles!" The name then stuck.

Where does St. John's get the rat?


There is a long story behind it, check out page 18 of the link.
http://www.csbsju.edu/news/pdfs/sju04fall.pdf

Basically it involved making fun of a basketball coaches wife in the 50's, a guys messy room, and getting rowdy at different sporting events. Everything comes from the "Rat Pack" ( a group of male cheerleaders and SI's Craziest Cheerleaders). It makes very little sense unless you are a part of the super top secret Johnnie Brotheren.
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Postby GeorgiaLacrosse on Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:40 pm

midera snails... all girls school in md or va
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Postby DanGenck on Mon Apr 28, 2008 1:40 pm

I thought the old basketball arena way back in the day was infested with rats, and it was then known as "rat hall". Of course, those cheering in rat hall could have only one name... the rat pack.

I know, this is probably far too simplistic...
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Postby LAXDawg14 on Mon Apr 28, 2008 8:26 pm

2 baseball ones

Asheville [nc] Tourists

and the former name for the Greensboro [nc] Grasshoppers was the
Greensboro Bats .... pun intended
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Postby Jack Peterson on Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:08 pm

Cuba City High School (WI)
Mascot: Cubans


Monroe High School (WI)
Mascot: Cheesemakers

Benton High School (WI)
Mascot: Zephyrs

Aniak High School (AK)
Mascot: Halfbreeds


Block Yeshiva High School (MO)
Mascot: Blockbusters


Clintonville High School (WI)
Mascot: TRUCKERS!


Frankfort High School (IN)
Mascot: Hot Dogs

Hoopeston High School (IL)
Mascot: Corn Jerkers

Laurel Hill High School (FL)
Mascot: Hoboes

Mullins High School (SC)
Mascot: Auctioneers

New Braunfels High School (TX)
Mascot: Unicorns

Notre Dame High School (IA)
Mascot: Nikes

Point Pleasant High School (WV)
Mascot: Big Blacks!!!!!

San Benito High School (CA)
Mascot: Haybalers

Tonopah High School (NV)
Mascot: Fighting Muckers (Sounds like a curse word)

Webb High School (TX)
Mascot: Feet

Williamsport High School (PA)
Mascot: Millionaires[/i]
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Postby NoFlow on Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:23 pm

Kadillac wrote:Scottsdale Community College "Fighting Artichokes"


I always loved that one. My dad was on the student gov when they picked that. It was a big FU to the school for something or other....
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