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April 28, 2008


Jay Jorgenson

You can't just pick on the pack because they have such a dumb name. It does make you wonder what a "packer" really is. It probably has something to do with cheese. I'm surprised the Minnesota Swarm didn't make it on. Soon we'll be seeing a team called the Salem Witchburners.

Luke Middleton

All this makes me want to go read about the rich and historic heritage of vikings in Minnesota.


I hate all of those name like the "Wild". I hate the "Heat", I hate the "Magic", I hate all of those.

The Wild get the double whammy, though, with the worst uniforms in sports. Santa Claus red, Christmas Tree green, and Camoflauge Tan. Yum!

Jack Bauer

As I understand it, the Green Bay Packers name is referring to meat packers, not cheese. Wisconsin has another rather unique name for the high school sports team in Rhinelander. They are called the "Hodags" and you can read more about them here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hodag


There is a AAA or AA Baseball team in Michigan called the Lansing Lugnuts.

Gotta luv ballclubs

Jay Jorgenson

I think that the Philadelphia 76ers deserve to be on this list as well. what is a 76er anyways? You could also throw the Minnesota Gophers on here to. Nothing strikes more fear in anyone than a burrowing rodent that could potentially ruin your sod...I'm shaking in my boots.


I know this is 2 1/2 years old, but I figure the author may have an interest, however so slight, in where one of the nicknames came from.

The nickname "Orphans" was due to Cap "Pop" Anson, the long time player/manager in Chicago, departing after 1897. The sportswriters of the day began calling them the Orphans since they had lost their "pop."

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