Friday, May 13, 2016

Politely Naming Sports Teams

One of the hot-button political correctness issues nowadays is whether certain sports teams have socially or ethnically team names. Thus, the Cleveland Indians and the Washington Redskins have generated a lot of ire; less so the Kansas City Chiefs. And there's inconsistency: the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the University of Louisiana - Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns, and the Maryville College Fighting Scots evoke nary a quibble. Maybe Hibernians and Acadians have thicker skin?

For the record, there was once an Atlanta professional baseball team called the Atlanta Crackers. And the old Negro League had a team called the Atlanta Black Crackers. Presumably, neither had to do with Saltines.

Anyway, the focus has largely on professional and university sports; though the Pekin (Ill.) High School Chinks have been criticized, rightly so. But the most wild and wooly sports teams names are found in ladies' amateur softball team names.

For your edification, here are a few of them:

The Pussy Cat Dolls
Ball Busters
Salsa Girls
Farmers' Daughters
Mall Rats
Dead Bunnies
Ponytail Express
Whale Tails
Underwear with Special Powers
The Spandex Squad
The Other White Meat 
Runs Not Buns
Leather and Lace
Here for Beer
Fast Girls
7th Inning Kegels
Honeymoon's Over
Hit Squad
Mean Girls
Nasty Girls
Saddle Soars
The Overeasies
The Tight Ends
Beer Nuts
Beer Goggles

Very clearly, having two X chromosomes is no impediment to having a sports sense of humor!


bakku-shan said...

Obviously there's no censering in amateur sports. A good post.

Bilbo said...

A few years ago, the Washington Post "Style Invitational" competition asked readers to find obscure towns in America and come up with names for their high school sports teams. The winner was for a town here in Virginia: the Broad Run Farms Agribusinesswomen.

Mike said...

Do you think guys go watch those girls teams play just because of the names?

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Does the Broad Run Farrms Agribusinesswomen have a track team?

John Hill said...
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TexWisGirl said...

some were really funny - and definitely off color. :)

Duckbutt said...

I don't think any of those teams were church-sponsored teams! Great post.

John Hill said...

There are a few doozies in there! I can only imagine what some of those uniforms might look like.

Cloudia said...

I've Got Warriors Fever!!!!! Golden State RULES!!!!

Thanks for letting me get that out

allenwoodhaven said...

People do like to have fun and many aren't concerned with disapproving attitudes. Good for them! A lot of people need to lighten up.

Elvis Wearing a Bra on His Head said...

Those girls sound like a lot of fun!

Dixie@dcrelief said...

Masterbatters... hot dang!

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

>>... "he was instrumental in helping the FBI by giving testimony that broke up a Bar Girls scam that netted 17 arrests."

17 arrests and 34 breasts.
That's a nice piece of work.

~ D-FensDogG
'Loyal American Underground'

Jeffrey Scott said...

This hit our hometown a few years back when the Marquette Warriors had to change their name to the Golden Eagles.