OT: Best High School Mascot Contest

Submitted by Blarvey on February 25th, 2013 at 10:01 AM

USA Today will be having a contest where fans will vote on their favorite unusual HS team nickname. From the rules:

The USA TODAY HSS staff has chosen 255 of the nation’s most unique high school mascots - five per state (and Washington D.C.), with voting on the state round running from Feb. 25 to March 5. The 51 winners will advance to the second round, where they will be divided among six regions. The regional round will begin March 6 and end March 14.

The six winners then will compete from March 15-25 for the chance to be named the best high school sports mascot in America.

The national winner will receive $2,000 for its athletic department. Second place will be awarded $1,000, third ($500), fourth ($250) and fifth ($100).

From the top five in each state, there are a few familiar names: the Watersmeet Nimrods, Pershing Doughboys, Goodrich Martians, Ishpeming Hematites, Kingsford Flivvers from Michigan and the Glenville Tarblooders from Ohio.




February 26th, 2013 at 11:50 AM ^

Just looked at this and the first comment on the Ohio page is from Andrew Poopsmore of Norwalk!  You just can't make this stuff up. 

Also, are their girls' teams called the Lady Truckers?  That reminds me of one of my favorite movies when I was a kid (go ahead and judge me!).

Edit:  the best part is around 1:20 mark. My sister and I would rewind this over and over again on the VCR. 



February 25th, 2013 at 10:30 AM ^

My high school went into athletic competition as the Hampshire Whip-purs.  There were seniors who didn't know what the hell that was.

*Note: It was a blend of "white" and "purple", represented by an ill tempered attack cat garnished with those exact colors.  I know... "Cool story, Brah".

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February 25th, 2013 at 10:56 AM ^

high school, the Hoopeston Corn Jerkers is always funny to me.


In Indiana, there are the Shoals Jug Rox, the Martinsville Artesians, the Eminence and Clay City Eels, the Andrean Fighting 59ers, the Delphi Oracles, Indianpolis Northwest Space Pioneers, Washington Hatchets (Cody Zeller), Jimtown Jimmies, Vincinnes Lincoln Alices (Curtis Painter), Speedway Sparkplugs, and the Frankfort Hot Dogs. 


February 25th, 2013 at 11:26 AM ^

It would be difficult to choose certainly. The Chattanooga Central Purple Pounders and the Webb School Feet are interesting, to say the least. North Carolina has the Grimsley Whirlies too. I see the Atom Smashers down in Georgia made it as well - this one is pretty unique.