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Funniest team names: Noah Should Have Left These Off the Ark

Published: Thursday, May 15 2014 4:41 p.m. MDT

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Like the make up of the platypus, the story of St. John's is a bit strange. The private liberal arts school has two campuses: Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Annapolis, Maryland. And it has two mascots — both a little strange. While the Platypus is used as a mascot, most of the teams go by the nickname "Books," which refers to its curriculum based on "reading and discussing seminal great works of Western civilization."

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InterestedObserver
Provo, UT

How about UC Santa Cruz' Mascot

MPS
Kirtland, NM

I understand we are talking about college team mascot names. However, my high school alma mater has this team: The Farmington Scorpions.

Foxtrot
Mountain View, CA

@InterestedObserver

Agree, the UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs is awesome. I especially love their slogan: No known predators!

Utes11
Salt Lake City, Utah

In West Virginia there is a little town by the name of Poca. Yep....they are the Poca "Dots!"
When a football player makes a good play, he gets a Dot sticker for his helmet.

cavetroll
SANDY, UT

How about the UC Irvine Anteaters?

Lew Scannon
Provo, UT

The Life University Running Eagles is simply priceless. Ever seen an eagle run? But that name brings up a good possibility for a local school. Since the Utes are all about changing things right now (like their fight song), maybe they ought to go all the way and become totally politically correct. They could become the Utah Runnin' Peregrine Falcons. And they wouldn't even have to change their mascot.

InterestedObserver
Provo, UT

Also how about the Evergreen State College, the Geoducks, plus scorpions is the mascot of some small University of Texas school, can't remember the school. But personally I think the reporter really missed on the Banana Slugs.

Texasmom6
Mont Belvieu, TX

How could they forget the Rocky Mountain Oysters? http://www.oystersbaseball.com/

TheOfficalCall
Provo, UT

@Texasmom6

Your team is not a college or university....

Mark B
Eureka, CA

The Buffalo Wild Wings. Seeing the mascot alone is worth the price of the game tickets.

eagle
Provo, UT

Jordan Beetdiggers anyone?

Furry1993
Ogden, UT

My vote goes to a high school team -- the school mascot for my husband's high school was the Kangaroos.

cjb
Bountiful, UT

The Saint Louis arch is missing from this list.

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