Wesley Botton
Chief sports writer
3 minute read
12 Apr 2020
10:31 am

Some team names go from bad to bizarre

Wesley Botton

You won't exactly instill fear (and win regularly) when you name yourself the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp...

Wesley Botton.

Given the opportunity to name a sports team, some people have used their creative talents to instill courage in the hearts of athletes and fear in the minds of opponents. Others, however, have missed the mark entirely, and some have simply flopped it. Perhaps intoxicated by the pressure of the task, those responsible for the strangest monikers can be found in the United States. Minor League baseball teams don’t seem to care at all what they’re called, and the league features brands including the Montgomery Biscuits, the Akron Rubberducks, the Toledo Mud Hens and the Lansing Lugnuts. Collegiate sports teams...