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Old 12-19-2009, 03:09 AM   #1
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Default Most overused team name in college sports?

Wildcats? Tigers? Bulldogs? I think those are the three major contenders among high-level Division 1 schools. I mean in the SEC alone you have two teams called the Tigers, two teams called the Bulldogs, and a token Wildcats (UK). There is a team called the Wildcats in 5 of the 6 high-major basketball conferences.

And I don't even want to know how many of them mid and low major schools have one of these three names.

Wildcats (that I can think of) - Arizona, Kansas State, Kentucky, Northwestern, Davidson, Villanova, etc.

Tigers (that I can think of) - Clemson, Auburn, LSU, Memphis, Missouri, etc.

Bulldogs (that I can think of) - Georgia, Mississippi State, Butler, Gonzaga, Fresno State, Louisiana Tech, Drake, etc.

All-overused D1 team names honorable mention: Huskies, Aggies, Eagles, Cardinals, Rams, Cougars, Bears.

Hey, maybe I'm exaggerating, maybe it's not a problem, I'm just saying a few of these schools should have looked around first and thought "hmmm, maybe we should come up with something original."
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Old 12-19-2009, 01:18 PM   #2
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Default Re: Most overused team name in college sports?

Thats because those names are used in almost all sports. Plus they are so basic and not creative. I mean you cant call a california team the buckeyes cause thats an ohio thing but you can call them the Huskies, Tigers, Eagles, Cardinals, Wildcats, Cougars, Bears etc.
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Old 12-19-2009, 01:30 PM   #3
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Default Re: Most overused team name in college sports?

There are definitely too many Wildcats.
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:33 AM   #4
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Default Re: Most overused team name in college sports?

I'd rather see teams using Wildcats or Huskies than Explorers or Highlanders or Pride.
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Old 12-20-2009, 02:15 PM   #5
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Default Re: Most overused team name in college sports?

Quote:
* (The kids play their first game)
Ned: Who are we?
Kids: The Wildcats!
Ned: Who are we gonna beat?
Kids: The Wildcats!

- The Simpsons
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Old 12-21-2009, 12:26 PM   #6
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Default Re: Most overused team name in college sports?

I think there was a final four that only had two team names.


There's only a handfull of teams that have names that don't end in S's. I used to know them all, but not anymore.

The Orangemen, Red Storm, Minute Men (a great name), The Crimson Tide, The Green Wave (Tulane).
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Old 12-21-2009, 01:37 PM   #7
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Default Re: Most overused team name in college sports?

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I think there was a final four that only had two team names.


There's only a handfull of teams that have names that don't end in S's. I used to know them all, but not anymore.

The Orangemen, Red Storm, Minute Men (a great name), The Crimson Tide, The Green Wave (Tulane).
How could you forget the Fighting Illini?
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