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TVs Soupy Sales
09-29-2006, 04:48 PM
Some of these made me LOL (sorry if this has been posted)

Anchormen --- (two of them if you can believe it)
Puget Sound Christian College (Edmonds, Washington)
Rhode Island College (Providence, Rhode Island)

Anteaters ---
University of California-Irvine (Irvine, California)

Banana Slugs ---
University of California-Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, California)

Battlin' Beavers ---
Blackburn College (Carlinville, Illinois)
(Lots of others that are just "beavers" and who doesn't love a little beaver?) http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2006/09/8-1.gif

Billikens ---
St. Louis University (St. Louis, Missouri) (WTF is a billiken?)

Black Flies ---
College of the Atlantic (Bar Harbor, Maine)

Blue Boys ---
Illinois College (Jacksonville, Illinois) (I had a wicked case of blue boys once)

Camels ---
Campbell University (Buies Creek, North Carolina) (Campbell camels?)

Dirtbags --- http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2006/10/18-1.gif
California State University-Long Beach (Long Beach, California) (men's baseball only)

Gorloks --- (WTF is a gorlok?)
Webster University (St. Louis, Missouri)

Ephs ---
Williams College (Williamstown, Massachusetts)

Gentlemen ---
Centenary College of Louisiana (Shreveport, Louisiana) (men's team)

Gobblers ---
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, Virginia)
(This school has two official nicknames: Gobblers and Hokies.)

Hardrockers ---
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (Rapid City, South Dakota)

Muleriders ---
Southern Arkansas University (Magnolia, Arkansas)

Red Foxes ---
Marist College (Poughkeepsie, New York)

Tars --- (I have a friend who graduated from here)
Rollins College (Winter Park, Florida)

Trolls ---
Trinity Christian College (Palos Heights, Illinois) (Odd one for a Christian school)

Turtles ---
The College of Insurance (New York, New York) (wonder if they have a track team?)

Vixens ---
Sweet Briar College (Sweet Briar, Virginia)

Wonder Boys ---
Arkansas Tech University (Russellville, Arkansas) (men's team)

This one may be my favorite:

Nads ---
Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, Rhode Island)

09-29-2006, 07:53 PM
Be careful how you use Ephs U .It could get you points for circumventing the profanity filter.:D

Entertaining list Soupy:wink:

09-29-2006, 08:24 PM
Great list. Thanks, Soupy. Here's the answers to your WTF's

A Billiken (http://slubillikens.cstv.com/trads/billiken.html)

In 1908, Florence Pretz, an art teacher and illustrator in Kansas City, Mo., received a patent for her version of an ancient Asian figure – a chubby character with pixie ears, fat cheeks and an ear-to-ear grin. A year later, the Billiken Company of Chicago adopted the likeness, giving it its eventual name. Initially manufactured as a bank and statuette, the Billiken reached its peak of popularity in 1911, when it was widely recognized as a universal symbol of good fortune.

What is a Gorlok? (http://www.webster.edu/southcarolina/gorlok.htm)

The Gorlok is Webster University's school mascot. It is a mythical creature that was designed by Webster staff and students through a school contest. It is reported to have the paws of a speeding cheetah, horns of a fierce buffalo, and the face of a dependable Saint Bernard. The myth of the Gorlok "embodies the highest standards of speed, agility, and stamina in an atmosphere of fairness and good conduct." (Tom Hart, Director of Athletics)

09-30-2006, 02:10 AM
Here in Colorado, the town of Lamar's high school team is called the Savages, and the town of Alamosa's high school nickname is the Mad Moose. :lol:

09-30-2006, 08:40 AM
Hey, i got my undergrad from Campbell in good old buies creek. Yes we are the camels and they used to say in ball games, "watch out or will spit on ya" ok you had to be there

09-30-2006, 03:23 PM
i hear all the Marist College Red Fox cheerleaders look like Aunt Ester. (shudder)

and their favorite cheer goes: "shut, you old fish eyed fools."


10-05-2006, 01:35 PM
The best college matchup this weekend comes from the state of Kansas:

Washburn University Ichabods @ Pittsburgh State Gorillas

10-05-2006, 04:31 PM
Dirtbags --- http://www.finheaven.com/images/imported/2006/10/18-1.gif
California State University-Long Beach (Long Beach, California) (men's baseball only)