Intimidating football team names
If you want to up the fear factor, the name could be changed to the Dartmouth Battling Broccoli, the Fighting Florets, or, most terrifying of all, the Overcooked Broccoli.When your school colors are purple and white, and you decide that your "Pioneers" team name isn't catchy enough, you might just end up with the nickname, the "Purple Aces." And if you need a mascot, how about "Ace Purple," a riverboat gambler from the turn of the twentieth century?Whatever the case, Cornell University has been around for nearly 150 years and still does not have an official mascot or team name.Unlike many universities, however, Cornell does know where the "Big Red" name comes from.In 1905, a Cornell graduate was writing a new football song.
The passage should make clear Coastal Carolina's reasons for adopting this poultry for its athletic moniker.
Anyone who has taken a course on Chaucer will understand why the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers needs a place on a list of unusual team names.
Chanticleer is a rooster in the Nun's Priest's Tale of Chaucer's .
His voys was murier than the murie orgon On messe-dayes, that in the chirche gon.
Wel sikerer was his crowyng in his logge, Than is a clokke, or an abbey orlogge.
Cornell's teams got the name "Big Red" because they were big and red, so it stands to reason that Dartmouth's teams are called the "Big Green" because they are big and green. Dartmouth had been the "Indians" up until the mid-1970s when the college's board of trustees concluded that the Indian symbol was at odds with the school's efforts to advance Native American education.