While watching the Superbowl last night I began to wonder how teams come up with their mascots. For example, the Patriots. I’m sure the people in Philadelphia are every bit as patriotic as Bostonians so how come Boston gets that name?
Not to mention that there are probably as many eagles in Philly as there are bears wandering the suburbs of Chicago. And let’s face it: New Orleans is hardly full of saints.
So why don’t cities rebrand their teams to promote what they’re famous for? Chicago could become the Pizzas; Tampa could become the Prunes, and Los Angeles, the Diet Pills.
This would lead to all sorts of tasty matchups, like the Portland Granolas versus the Seattle Oysters or the Milwaukee Pretzels versus the Minneapolis Cheddars.
How about your local teams? What would they promote? Me, I would be rooting for the San Francisco Sourdoughs as they battle Atlanta Peaches.
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Hehe, fun names. (My birthtown’s) Ljubljana Burgers (since there are more hamburger joints now there than anything else) VS. Capalbio Strawberries (where I’m at now). While actually (based on the inhabitants) it’s Ljubljana Loungers VS. Capalbio Radical Chic. :p
The Burgers versus the Strawberries – now that sounds like serious competition!
Good one, Jan. You’ve got me thinkin’ on it!
The Denver Donuts?
We have a rugby team known as The Pirates, considering how much they charge for tickets, it’s pretty apt!
Ha! Sounds like an apt name for your team!
My team may be one that doesn’t have to change its name, albeit only historical. I am a lifelong Pittsburgh Steelers fan. They don’t make much steel there these days, but I think they made enough to keep the name for a few years.
I think there are a few teams whose mascot makes sense like the Seahawks or the Phoenix. I was just being silly.
It was a good topics – I like it.
I’d go for the University of Texas Liberals vs the Texas A&M Conservatives. Open carry would be mandatory and the game would be decided in the stands, not on the field.
I guess that would be at the Bloody Bowl…
The only name Philly cares about today is “Champion!” Cute post
This is a good question for which I have no answer. I do like the LA Diet Pills. You’re onto something with that idea.
Unless you’re from LA!
Y’ever seen any wild horses here in Indianapolis? No. We’d be the corns!
Haha! They could battle the Idaho Taters at the Chowder Bowl. Yum.
Oh yes ma’am! 😛
Seattle is courting an NHL team – my vote is to call them the Seattle Sockeyes! So it’s food, Jan, and a smidgeon funny…
The Sockeyes are definitely funnier than the Oysters (and tastier too). Thanks Jenn!
You had me laughin’ here, Jan, especially the Tampa Prunes. Great post, and fun.
Quinoa vs. Fish and Chips! Velveeta vs. Actual Cheese! Portabella vs. Ground Beef!
The Tampa Prunes . . . I love it!!
This was clever!
Cleveland would be brats or kielbasa! We had lots of silly shows on late night. Big Chuck and Houlihan and then Big Chuck and Little John plus Ghoulardi and the Ghoul. All talked about Polish sausage and Pollacks. Very rude but we used to laugh about the silly jokes on food.
How about foot long hot dogs? Doesn’t that sound like bragging? 😉 🤔
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