Eagles . . . Warriors . . . Tigers. So many teams across America have these names emblazoned on their jerseys.
Pit Spitters . . . Fighting Artichokes . . . Winged Beavers. The What? Who would name their teams that?
Instead of settling for common mascots such as Lions or Bears, these professional teams, colleges, and high schools went in a very different direction, picking some of the most unusual names in the sports world. Sports reporter John J. Rust showcases these unique mascots that range from the awesome to the ridiculous. Find out what baseball team got its name from a popular animated TV show, what college drew inspiration for its identity from a piece of medieval literature, and what high school based its moniker on a criminal activity. In a world of Mighty Mussels, Keelhaulers, and Wampus Cats, which of these names are the weirdest, which are the funniest, and which are just plain dumb?
Hardhitting…. Suspense Packed Author
Author John Rust’s full-time job is a radio sports reporter and play-by-play announcer, which is thereby, reflected in his writings. Rust does not stick to one genre.