Saturday, February 27, 2010

College Nicknames

I enjoy playing the game of naming college nicknames. For example, many people stumble on the University of Oregon. It's the Ducks.

Ever notice that most college nicknames end with a s? Chances your school nickname does.

Another fun exercise is to try to name college nicknames without a final s.

I will start with a list and let's grow it. Please email me your names. The following is not in any particular order

North Carolina State Wolfpack
Syracuse Orangemen
Stanford Cardinal
North Dakota Fighting Sioux
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Phoenix
Illinois Illini
North Dakota State Bison
Marshall Thundering Herd
UMASS Minutemen

Frankly, I really had to rack my brain to come with these teams. It isn't easy. I know I'm missing some obvious ones. As I said earlier, please help me add to the list.

And if your favorite school nickname doesn't end in a s, your school is unique. Congratulations!

1 comment:

Paul Delger said...

Thanks to my former classmate Paul who mentioned the Navy Midshipmen. Any other contributors out there?