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Ridiculous Team Names

Hello everyone, I have been a long time viewer but never a poster.  There is so much great commentary and analysis that I thought I would post something a little different to help ease our long-suffering until game day. I hope you enjoy it.

The Steelers have the best name in football as well as in all of professional sports.  It has so much history and meaning. Just the name Steelers exudes strength, toughness and hard work.  So I have to wonder, how in the world did some teams come up with their names.  So I take insightful look at some of the worst team names in NFL football.

1.       The Ravens:  This is one of the most ridiculous names ever thought of.  The plan was to honor a famous dead poet (Edgar Allen Poe) who died in Baltimore.  Poe wrote the famous poem, THE RAVEN, if you didn’t know.  The funny part is that the raven in the poem only utters the word “Nevermore”.  So when a Raven fan asks you, “Do you think the Ravens will ever win another super bowl?” You can just say, “Nevermore”.  Also, Ravens lay their eggs in other birds’ nests and have other birds raise their young.  So the Raven is a lazy no-good scavenger that makes loud squawking sounds outside my window early in the morning.  Truly a rat bird.  I have a new name for Baltimore.  Since they came from Cleveland, shouldn’t their name be after their owner, who is Steve Bisciotti.  Their helmet logo can be a different type of biscotti each week.  I can hear the announcer now, “Here come the Bisciotti’s onto the field and don’t they look delicious.”

2.       The Redskins:  Growing up outside of DC, I never thought much about this name.  It seemed fine to me.  At one time I dismissed the complaints of a group that thought the name Redskins was racist.  But if you really, really think about it, the name is racist.  What if the San Francisco 49ers were called the San Francisco “Yellow Skins” to honor their Asian population?  The logo on the side of the helmet would be a box of take-out and chopsticks or a fortune cookie. 

3.       The Chargers:  Who came up with this name?  Did someone in San Diego discover electricity or create a light bulb?  Is there some huge power plant over there?  Didn’t this area have brown outs a few years back?  Charger is a name you call a hyper little kid. “You know Jr., he’s a real charger.”  It’s time to change the name.  San Diego has a famous zoo, so their new name should be the San Diego Zoo Keepers.  Their helmet logo should be a pooper scooper and a trash can with a smiling lion in the background. That would be much better. 

4.       Titans:  Sounds like a strong invincible name, doesn’t. But as the story goes, the Titans were defeated by Zeus and others.  So why would you pick a name of a mythological group that was defeated by another mythological group.  Maybe the double “T” sound was so cute they had to do it.  I have a new idea for a name.  Since Dolly Parton is from Tennessee and keeping in the tradition of the double “T” sound; the new name should be the Tennessee Ta Ta’s.  You can only imagine what the logo would look like.  Hooters would supply all their food at training camp.

I have some more at your discretion.  Go Steelers!

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