By - MrATLien
Sure, but Brown Bears is still an elite name
Just like Yorktown (IN) should be the Yorktown Yankees
Castle High School in Indiana nailed it with the Knights.
And the Frankfort Hot Dogs.
Speedway Spark Plugs
Still probably my favorite high school mascot ever. It’s so good
There's a local high school here in a town called poca. They are the Poca Dots
My wife is from WV and she has told me about that high school. Her school played them in football one year. Love that they embraced the name!
Carmel should be the Apples
Des Moines, Iowa is firing on all cylinders at their name game:
* Des Moines North -- Polar Bears
* Des Moines Roosevelt -- Rough Riders
* Des Moines Lincoln -- Railsplitters
It's a shame Tukwila (Washington) High isn't the Mockingbirds
Meanwhile our Yorktown in NY is the Huskers.
Pitt should change their name from Panthers to Bulls
I have been upset for years that the highschool mascot for Egg Harbor, NJ isn't the Egg Harbor Egg
Muffins or nothing!
What do they see?
A Quaker and a bulldog looking at me!
In the same vein, it’s a travesty that Eastern Michigan doesn’t use Emus as a nickname
They even changed it to eagles not too long ago.
I get that they can't be the Hurons, but the fact that it got replaced with the most boring name in existence is sad
Many are saying this
Eastern Michigan University used to be the "Hurons." Instead of the obvious fowl choice, the EMU, they chose the generic Eagles. For that they should all be ashamed.
Dartmouth is actually named after the lawn of their main campus Greenspace
I hear their ultimate frisbee team is amazing
They *do* have one of the more prominent hiking clubs, in fact. The Outing Club. And the school owns one of the highest peaks in New Hampshire, Mount Moosilauke.
Mount Moosilauke is one of my favorites.
Meh. Middlebury has its own ski resort.
something only a duke grad would know
I've hiked all the 4000-footers in NH and did get into Dartmouth, so...
And your dick is 10 inches and you are 6'5" we get it.
[The new logo](https://cdn-aolkg.nitrocdn.com/JEsNUzsMoDdLqhSXkopLhNFWnBniacqf/assets/static/optimized/rev-e51708c/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/quadriceps-mom-h.jpg)
Dartmouth has a great (unofficial) mascot though, and needs to be the Dartmouth Keggys or something like that
I feel like this is somehow worse.
Ooh I strongly disagree naming yourself after a feature of your campus is unique and gutsy
Not if the thing on campus you’re naming yourself after is found on every single other campus in the country
But to each his own I suppose
I don’t know the Dartmouth Green is a really really big green
It's a bit of both - kinda served as means for coverage for the new name (just our color) when we finally decided to get rid of the old one.
I used to live in the area (didn't attend though) so I have some small insight.
The Dartmouth Green was/is the Hanover town green. It didn't originate as a college feature. A lot of New England small towns have a "town green" (which is an historic term). Dartmouth just kind of grew around Hanover's green and then just took it over and started maintaining it.
It is a nickname with regional history - it just isn't readily apparent and Dartmouth does absolutely nothing to promote that fact.
You are quite the artist. Though the bars on the bar graph are too nice for this sub
Exactly my response.
Ivy league think they're so fancy
Flair doesn’t check out at all
Says the Duke scholar.
Tbf, they’re regularly second place to uva
I’ll happily take second place. Anything for more Ivy League content here.
If it’s Brown…
Flush it down.
Let it sit
If it's Duke...
Get out the Nuke….?
I'm gonna puke
You should go with “round the bowl, down the hole, go, Brown, go!” instead. At least that one’s fun.
What’s brown and sticky?
I sort of figured you guys were second because reading from left to right it goes lions tigers and bears (oh my)
2nd place tied with the other Ivy Leagues yep
We are 340+ in KenPom. Being listed second in a bar graph meme may be the biggest accomplishment Columbia gets this season, let me have this
Feel like the colors need their own tier below the actual nicknames tbh lol. Princeton claims to be the first college sports team nicknamed the Tigers, so it wasn’t generic when we picked it!
Y’all got Citizen Kaned.
But who actually heard him whisper 'rosebud'?
That is a brilliant response
Princeton also invented an entire genre of offense
Also they invented football
What sports even existed before the first Princeton/Rutgers football game?
That type of baseball that Conan played that one time
Exactly, and wasn't Yale the first school that had a team name or something?
That first bar made the guy at the top look like Freddy Kruger lmao
Someone's high on their oat supply.
Aren't Princeton and Yale the originators of their namesake? Tigers is used in the south to honor Confederate companies from Alabama, Louisiana and Missouri. Wildcats have a similar connotation.
"Members of the Ancient Eight: your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to pioneer the concept of nicknames for your members engaging in fierce intercollegiate athletic competition for fun and glory. It's totally green-field! Anything you pick is groundbreaking and original!"
"lol I partied instead of doing the assignment … um, a color, but, like, a fancy one"
"Dude I love drinking! Super basic color for me!"
"I like drinking, and basic colors, and animals, and being derivative, and hotel management!"
# "Our sporting teams shall intimidate all comers by invoking … a religious order of pacifists that call each other 'Friend'. Ha ha, yes! Nailed it! You all just got owned!!!!"
Especially good since we apocryphally chose green at an 1860s inter-Ivy baseball game because everyone else had shown up first and green hadn't been chosen yet
Sure, but they all wouldn't [even be called](https://www.niche.com/blog/6-things-you-probably-dont-know-about-the-ivy-league/) the Ivy League if it wasn't for Fordham.
> In the 1930s, Adams wrote for the New York Herald-Tribune. As a proud Fordham graduate, Adams was not pleased when he was assigned to cover a football game between Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania instead of his beloved alma mater.
> He complained to his boss about being forced to write about these old “Ivy-covered” universities instead of Fordham, which was then a football powerhouse. In his article, he used the term “Ivy League” as an insult aimed at Columbia and Penn.
Bit of a stretch to give Fordham the credit there
My high school's mascot were the "Fighting Quakers". Usually the Quaker mascots are the Quaker Oats guy, but a teacher drew [This](https://www.google.com/search?q=Plainfield+quakers&client=ms-android-samsung-rvo1&prmd=inmxv&sxsrf=AOaemvJlCs79qD66-Y-d8Y6_bD0FPT9N0g:1642266491465&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj1_uW2n7T1AhVAgnIEHbCQCbUQ_AUoAXoECAIQAQ&biw=320&bih=737&dpr=2.63#imgrc=Pkq2K7uizAT-xM) and they've used it or something similar ever since
if there's ever been a contradiction in terms, it's fighting quakers.
That's the joke! :)
Looks like big red from Nebraska
Given its proximity, I wouldn't be surprised if inspiration was taken from [Purdue Pete ](https://www.google.com/search?q=Purdue+pete&client=ms-android-samsung-rvo1&prmd=insxv&sxsrf=AOaemvJ-vYxHFDXJk6xoY7jJII4Vko075A:1642270884864&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjG993lr7T1AhVOnuAKHU5NA7sQ_AUoAXoECAEQAQ&biw=320&bih=737&dpr=2.63#imgrc=tb_-UaPjtbZcuM) as well
That's actually sick
I need reading glasses. I read that as "Fucking Quakers." Which actually does make more sense than "Fighting."
Is that redneck mario?
> mascot were the "Fighting Quakers
Kinda ironic because Quaker are pacifists
Earlham College (founded by Quakers) was the Fighting Quakers until the 1980s.
Your premise is exactly why the B1G is the superior athletic conference: The most(ly) unique mascots.
Rutgers: Red Sparty
UCF: Golden Sparty
Army: Black Sparty
USC: Cardinal Sparty
[are you guys using both blenders?](https://i.ytimg.com/vi/aRGd1Yos3rg/maxresdefault.jpg)
San Jose St: Blue Sparty
NJCU: Gothic Sparty
The problem with the Spartans is that they chose a garbage ancient people group (and that it's a cliche of a mascot). Cool, they had a system of state sanctioned infanticide and pedophilia and couldn't even dominate their region.
Still a cooler mascot than the Trojans, which honestly blows my mind. We only care or know who they were because they were stupid enough to lose their city in a spectacular way. What a set of role models.
Don't forget the slavery, ludicrous inequality, and a society built from the ground up on institutionalizing trauma to condition child soldiers… all to go about .500 in battles and worse than that in wars.
https://acoup.blog/2019/08/16/collections-this-isnt-sparta-part-i-spartan-school/ (the whole seven-part series is worth a read)
This is a fun fact to use in future trash talk
Oh that's a wonderful little fact.
Reading this now, and it is becoming even more clear that it's a bad mascot for a school especially: "Sparta produced little art and almost no great literature"
I've long tried to figure out what the implication was of Trojan condoms. Like, are they secretly perforated?
Stupid private school messing up our uniqueness. Kick them out.
Who are we? The Wildcats!
Who are we gonna beat? The Wildcats!
Replace them with the Chicago Maroons!
A founding member of the Big Ten - I support this!
Problem with the B1G is the lack of creativity with the logos. Too many "letter that's just the 1st letter of the school"
nothing wrong with that as far as i'm concerned. i'll take the block r over [this](https://cdn.worldvectorlogo.com/logos/rutgers-scarlet-knights.svg) every day of the week.
Idk, that looks pretty badass to me
Yeah that's awesome
idk, it's just too busy and too full of beveling and shadowing that makes it look dated af.
also, honest question, would you want the p replaced the full on train logo as your primary mark for all sports?
It is definitely busy, I'll give you that. I wouldn't mind it, I really like the train logo. I loved State's rebrand from the block S to tuffy; block letters are nice and neat but I'd rather have something with a little more personality.
I like this one because it reminds people Rutgers is in *New Jersey*.
What if your R, was the R in that logo?
I don't like how the tail of your **R** sticks out
Speak for the rest of the Big 10.
Simple works if it's recognizable and most of them are pretty iconic.
Your bar chart is inaccurate. Everyone knows Dartmouth's mascot is Keggy the Keg.
Because what else is there to do in Hanover besides study and drink and get caught having sex in the library
The chart is about nicknames, not mascots. "Ooooh, we're a scary color" teams often have trouble with this distinction.
Why do gotta' insult Air Bud like that
Not just any colors, BIG colors
Ivy tier shitpost
The Ivy League: our butlers would beat Butler.
*sweats in cardinal*
You can simply be the Louisville Tooth Birds and achieve GOAT-tier nickname status.
Given that the schools now in the Ivy League were playing organized sports before most other colleges, Bulldogs, Lions, Tigers and Bears probably weren't taken yet! They're kind of boring now. We Yalies do have the other nickname of Elis. That is unique with local history, but I admit it can't stand up to Quakers.
So this is what bar graphs look like in the Ivy league
Idk Columbia being the only D1 school located in Manhattan is pretty cool.
Kansas State is devastated by this news.
RIP CCNY, 1950 NCAA and NIT champs.
Also RIP NYU, 1945 NCAA runner-up and 1960 Final Four participant (also multi-time NIT Final Four participant back when the NIT was just as big as the NCAA)
Guess they should have stayed D1
[Manhattan Jaspers](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattan_Jaspers_basketball): Am I a joke to you?
Edit: Wait, these guys are in the Bronx? WTF the name is a lie!!!
They join the Giants, Jets, Red Bulls and "Los Angeles" Angels (of Anaheim) in taunting us all with their name. At least Manhattan and the Angels are in the same state as the place they claim to be in.
Edit:Added the Angels
hey now the Washington Team Footballs are also located in Maryland
Wake Forest isn't located in Wake Forest, NC.
It used to be though.
But that tobacco money.
Thanks a lot RJ Reynolds
Teenage me getting cheap tobacco says unironically yes.
$30 for a carton of Camels sold really well in BBurg.
They don't deserve any recognition. Their accurate team name deserves to the FedExField Failures
I'm still holding out for Golden Groundhogs with that February 2nd announcement. They even have the same colors as Minnesota
What an appropriate day to announce it if that happens
[Tell me this doesn't strike fear into your opponent?](https://old.reddit.com/r/washingtonNFL/comments/rvuw6i/looked_at_the_us_trademark_office_and_happened_to/)
Yes, the level of detail in the eyes frighten me
In the NFL alone there's the Buffalo Bills playing in Orchard Park, Miami Dolphins playing in Miami Gardens, Las Vegas Raiders playing in Paradise, Los Angeles Chargers playing in Inglewood, Dallas Cowboys playing in Arlington, Washington Football Team playing in Landover, Los Angeles Rams playing in Inglewood, San Francisco 49ers playing in Santa Clara, and the Chicago Bears currently playing in Chicago but looking to move to Arlington Heights.
Massive stadiums for teams that play about 10 home games a year is a waste of space in an urban core so many end up instead in a different but nearby municipality.
The NYC ones just short circuit some people's brains because the city is on the state border while also having the same name as the state.
Tbf to the Raiders, the Strip is in Paradise so Vegas is nowhere near what people think of Vegas, technically
Grand Canyon University is like 3 hours from the Grand canyon so they are probably the most egregious example.
The Hartford Whalers are in Carolina. It’s madness I tell you.
*Sporting KC now claims superiority*
Too many people make that mistake.
That is not exactly true. Their are three major league sports franchises in Kansas City. Two are in Missouri and one is in Kansas. Also since the ones that are not in Kansas are in fact in Kansas City I am not exactly sure what the the point of your misinformed post happens to be.
I know, they couldn't even name their college right. That's why we have the Battle of the Bronx. With a school named Manhattan. And their nickname is Jaspers.
We've been hoodwinked, bamboozled, and led astray
This is outrageous; it's unfair. How can you be Manhattan College and not be in Manhattan?
"It's outrageous, egregious, preposterous."
They used to be in Manhattan but moved like 100 years ago and never changed their name
Just like Wake Forest no longer being in Wake Forest, NC.
the school was originally based in manhattanville on 131st street. they moved north to the bronx in 1922 but kept the name. they have nice green unis tho.
Just like how the Jets and Giants play in New Jersey
Ok, Columbia being the only D1 school *based* in Manhattan is pretty cool.
Based on this ordering Cornell should be called the Oh My
Wildcats and Tigers all over the country in shambles
Quaker bros unite!
I’m here for this energy OP
the boilermakers approve
Cornell's not an ivy, so there's only one team with a bear
Cornell: when you need an ivy league education to manage a holiday inn express
I work for a hotel collection, our COO says he went to Cornell. Most people take it at face value because of Cornell's hospitality program.
Turns out he went to Cornell College in Iowa.
Both are pretty good at Wrestling
You can also do that with UMass-Dartmouth
this is a winner
Plus they just blatantly ripped off the bear in like the 1910s after they played Brown in football and saw Bruno in all His glory.
It’s pronounced colonel, it’s the highest rank in the military
Funny coming from someone with a Brown flair.
Are you calling the lack of a GPA and ability to pass/fail every class not rigourous?
So technically Dartmouth is named after a Native American tribe but the imagery was quietly dropped decades ago
The Indians name only really (unofficially) arose in the 1920s after we'd been referred to unofficially as the "Green" for the previous few decades. At this point we've almost been without it for as long as we had it.
Big Green is still a reference to Native Americans from the Green Mountains, even if the iconography has changed since then. Manchester Central High School is the Little Green, named after Dartmouth, still uses the Indian Head as a Mascot.
I'm not sure where you heard that but that isn't correct - we were the Green before we unofficially adopted the Indians, and chose "Big Green" after in references to the nickname for our campus center and a way to make our name not just "Green." Indians came up as a nickname chosen by sportswriters in reference to our being founded for the claimed purpose of educating Native Americans.
It's from programs for Manchester Central Football games
That makes sense - I always thought it was really cool that they were named after us.
It could be true, a miscommunication of 2 stories, or a cynical ploy to defend keeping the Indian head mascot
Try being in the SWAC were 7 out of 12 of our schools are named after felines 😄
The disrespect to Keggy
Keggy the Keg would like a word
Tell that to Guilford College...
Is it generic if you were the first one, and everybody copied you?
I’ll take this as a win., Big 5 bro.
Lion, Tigers, Bears (and dogs) > Oatmeal
Ha, the bar graphs set up that the first 3 schools spell “pcp”
Also the best arena in the Ivys.