Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Big Picture Categories: Team names that don't end in "S"


King's Cup might be the best drinking game out there. Everyone has their own version, there's ample drinking and sometimes -- on a few lucky occasions -- hot chicks end up naked. One of the best "games" in King's Cup is Categories, which often is represented by the Jack card. In Categories, the person who draws the card says a category (fast food joints, baseball stadiums, etc.) and everyone must go around the circle naming one until somebody stumbles. When that person fucks up, they drink. Make sense? Good.

Just about everywhere you turn in sports, you're going to find a "Wildcats," "Tigers" or "Bears." But not too many teams -- at least in professional sports -- have nicknames that don't end in an "S."

Today's category then will be naming those teams that don't have an "S" at the end. Since there are a lot of these, let's keep them to colleges and U.S. leagues (MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, MLS all count -- the WNBA does not. Does it ever?). We'll start and you guys continue in the comments. You can go again after every five comments. First person to blow it has to ask a random member of the Sioux tribe if they have a drinking problem.

We'll start things off with one of our favorite collegiate names: the North Dakota Fighting Sioux.

All right, folks. Get freaky in the comments.

60 comments:

Anonymous said...

fucking hate to do it but the stanfurd cardinal (get a real name, not a fucking color, and an ugly one at that). should have stuck with indians but that'd by un-pc or something like that

Anonymous said...

Minnesota Wild

Anonymous said...

orlando magic

T.C. Hill said...

boston red sox baby

T.C. Hill said...

dartmouth big green

Anonymous said...

UW-Green Bay Phoenix

Ryan said...

Miami Heat

Anonymous said...

Utah Jazz

rstiles said...

Chicago White Sox

Anonymous said...

syracuse orange

Kevin said...

Illinois Fighting Illini

S said...

notre dame fighting irish

S said...

navy midshipmen

Anonymous said...

Harvard Crimson

flubby said...

St. John's Red Storm

Anonymous said...

Tampa Bay Lightning

JMC said...

D.C. United

JMC said...

um... also.... people seem to have forgotten the once every FIVE comments rule.

matt said...

Yeah, geez. If you're gonna post on a high quality blog like "The Big Picture", at least follow the rules of the game.

Phoenix Mercury- WNBA Champs!

Yes, I just replied with a WNBA team.

Word.

Mookie said...

of course Matt would make up a women's team.

GMoney said...

Columbus Crew!!! Man, I'm gay. Not matt gay but definitely soccer gay.

Kevin said...

Los Angeles Galaxy

Muddysprings said...

Alabama Crimson Tide

Mookie said...

Houston Dynamo

Anonymous said...

Are Centenary's teams still called the Gentlemen?

Anonymous said...

Dartmouth Big Green

Anonymous said...

I know it's hockey, but Colorado Avalanche

Anonymous said...

Tulane Green Wave

Anonymous said...

NC State Wolfpack

Anonymous said...

MLL (Major League Lacrosse): New Jersey Pride, Philadelphia Barrage, Chicago Machine, Los Angeles Riptide

Anonymous said...

Elon Phoenix

Anonymous said...

Seattle Storm

Anonymous said...

North Texas Mean Green

Jon said...

Pilipino Basketball Association;

San Miguel Beerman, FedEx Express

Kevin said...

Marshall Thundering Herd

JMC said...

I think this one is still fair game: Chicago Fire (MLS)

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Fisch said...

North Dakota State Bison.

By the way Zack, you do know that I am a alumnus of North Dakota, don't you?

The Big Picture said...

fisch,

I do. Go Sioux!

OK, think this one's still in there:

Nevada Wolfpack.

Kevin said...

Tulsa Golden Hurricane

GMoney said...

Springfield A&M Nittany Tide!

You only call us a cow college because we were founded by a cow!

Anonymous said...

used to be The Huron Tribe. a small NAIA school in Huron, South Dakota but the damn natives made them switch the name now they are the tigers. to try to make it legit does the CFL count? Calargy Stampede then would be my call.

Kevin said...

That's odd because William & Mary used to be the Indians and then changed to The Tribe...

Anonymous said...

Hofstra Pride (formerly the Flying Dutchmen. Awesome name!)

Captain Redbeard said...

Massachusetts Minutemen

Anonymous said...

Let's make the list inclusive of English socc.. er, I mean football...

All the following are preceded by "The"
Birmingham City Brummagem
Rochdale Dale
Ebbsfleet United Fleet
Scunthorpe United Iron
York City Minstermen
Portsmouth Pompey
Hartlepool United Pool
Liverpool Pool
Petersborough United Posh
Crewe Alexandra Railwaymen
Halifax town Shaymen
Macclesfield Town Silkmen
Accrington Stanley Stanley
Newcastle United Toon

T.C. Hill said...

Pawtucket Red Sox
Trenton Thunder
Greenville Drive

Anonymous said...

Since minor leagues were added:

Macon Whoopee

Anonymous said...

D3 Widener University Pride or as the students call themselves the Widener Gay Pride

The Magnificent Eeyore said...

Remarkably, this is still out there: Stanford Cardinal.

Anonymous said...

Arena Football- Philly Soul

Anonymous said...

whoever said Seattle Storm is an asshole for not reading the rules.

matt said...

magnificent eeyore, you dumb mutha f###er. Stanford was the first frickin team givin. God, you are probably the DUMBEST person alive. I seriously hope you get hit by a bus.

Chase said...

If we're going minor leagues, then I gotta go just down the street...

Bowie Baysox

Daniel said...

D3 Greensboro College Pride - Greensboro, NC

Big Red One said...

Cornell Big Red, bay-beee... second best alma mater in my household.

Georgia will own Hawaii in Sugar Bowl said...

I got a couple....
1. Delta State University (in southern Mississippi) Fighting Okra
2. Cornell Big Red
3. North Dakota State University Bison
4. University of North Texas Mean Green

and that's all i can think of that are'nt already said, adn whoever said a WNBA team can go to hell

Anonymous said...

Marshall thundering herd

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