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    Sports teams named after plants?

    There's a thread in PO about the Indians' logo that reminded me of a text exchange I had with my friend, an Ohio State alum...

    Me: "The Buckeyes? WTF? Are there any other teams named after plants?"

    Him: "FU, it's a poisonous nut".

    Me: "Why not the Fighting Fig Trees, or the Terrible Tulips?"

    Him: "FU".

    Other than the Toronto Maple Leaves I can't think of any other sports teams named after plants, not even high school teams. But I'm not a huge sports guy.

    Do you know of any others?

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    Texas A & M Aggies (aggies means agriculture)

    The Standford band's mascot is a tree. The sports teams are the Cardinal but they sometimes have a tree on their uniform/helmet.

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    Moorhead Spuds. Moorhead, Minnesota high school. Good hockey teams. Two-time Stanley Cup winner Matt Cullen played for them.

    Nebraska Cornhuskers. Not a plant, but close (people who husk their corncobs, ya know).

    And it's the Toronto Maple Leafs (not leaves).

    Oh, and there is the Minnesota Wild NHL team. The name evokes the wildness of the northern woods, and has trees and the moon along with a mysterious unnamed animal in its logo design. (Ugh, I really miss the North Stars....)
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    Quote Originally Posted by dir-t View Post
    There's a thread in PO about the Indians' logo that reminded me of a text exchange I had with my friend, an Ohio State alum...

    Me: "The Buckeyes? WTF? Are there any other teams named after plants?"

    Him: "FU, it's a poisonous nut".
    Remind your friend that Native Americans boiled and ate them.

    If you're gonna be a plant team, at least be a Dionaea muscipula.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    Remind your friend that Native Americans boiled and ate them.
    Wow, didn't realize Native Americans did that to Ohio State fans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlg View Post
    If you're gonna be a plant team, at least be a Dionaea muscipula.
    My thoughts exactly. At least be something that moves a little bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoonHowl View Post
    Wow, didn't realize Native Americans did that to Ohio State fans.
    Well, Ohio fans sort of had it coming

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    How about the Halifax Mooseheads?

    Moosehead is beer, but beer is made from plants.


    The Victoria Shamrocks are one team. But it's possible they're named after the Shamrock Shake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by .je View Post
    How about the Halifax Mooseheads?
    I'm thinking that the Moorehead Spuds is the only example that fits the bill so far.

    Those others are technically named after people involved with plants or simply have plants in the logo as a backdrop for something else.

    And beer = more than the sum of its parts.

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    Indiana State Sycamores. Wichita State Shockers (wheat, not electrical)

    Stanford is officially the Cardinal, but their mascot is a tree.
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    From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o..._United_States

    Artie the Fighting Artichoke — artichoke mascot of Scottsdale Community College since the early 1970s.

    Brutus Buckeye — the anthropomorphic buckeye mascot of The Ohio State University.

    Cayenne — a costumed chili pepper for the Ragin' Cajuns of Louisiana–Lafayette

    The Fighting Okra — name of the unofficial mascot of Delta State University since the late 1980s.[1] Has been featured in David Letterman's "Top Ten Worst Mascots List"

    Fighting Pickle — mascot of University of North Carolina School of the Arts since 1975

    Oakie — costumed acorn mascot of SUNY-ESF

    The Stanford Tree — a dancing conifer of indeterminate species official mascot of Stanford Band unofficial mascot of Stanford University.

    WuShock — an anthropomorphic shock of wheat; the mascot of Wichita State University

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    Quote Originally Posted by xxl View Post
    Wichita State Shockers
    And their logo...

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    Probably encouraging subject drift, but I had to mention: The Magdalena Steers are from a high school in New Mexico.

    Not a plant, but seems strategically short of the complete animal.

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    I was going to say that. But I'd probably be berated because half a century ago, some of my bleeding green eagles fans threw snowballs at santa claus. Correction: a guy dressed up as santa claus. We wouldn't throw snowballs at the real santa.

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    Japanese Rugby team, "The Brave Blossoms" changed from the "Cherry Blossoms"
    NSW Rugby Teams "The Warratahs"
    Scottish Football (soccer to you yanks) "Patrick Thistle", (great band name).
    "Portland Thorn" womens soccer
    English Rugby team "The Roses". (they suck)
    Romanian Rugby team "The Oaks"

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    The Stanford Tree — a dancing conifer of indeterminate species official mascot of Stanford Band unofficial mascot of Stanford University.
    It should be a redwood, since the city of Palo Alto ("tall tree"), where Stanford is located, is named for a 1000-year old redwood in the city.
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    LMGTFY

    North Carolina School of the Arts Fighting Pickles

    Montgomery Biscuits (not a vegetable, but I actually know of this team)

    Scottsdale Community College Fighting Artichokes

    Delta State Fighting Okra

    and a few more

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    Pfizer hard woods. Should be a thing. What sports go for three hours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCavilia View Post
    It should be a redwood, since the city of Palo Alto ("tall tree"), where Stanford is located, is named for a 1000-year old redwood in the city.
    It should be burned, with the members of the marching band hung on it as ornaments first. Go Bears.

    Quote Originally Posted by GearDaddy View Post
    Oh, and there is the Minnesota Wild NHL team. The name evokes the wildness of the northern woods, and has trees and the moon along with a mysterious unnamed animal in its logo design. (Ugh, I really miss the North Stars....)
    I was just thinking about Wild vs North Stars today... seriously the league wouldn't have been any worse off if they had the Stars down south and the North Stars up north...

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    A high school in Northern Nevada, about 60 miles east of Reno:
    The Churchill County High School mascot is the Fighting Greenwave, and the sports team names are the Greenwave, or 'Wave for short. The Greenwave is in the shape of a wave, with a Kelly Green body, a white rolling top, and wearing white boxing gloves.

    The term Greenwave originates from the many farms in Churchill County who raise alfalfa, and when the crops are high and the wind blows, it creates the visual effect of waves flowing through the green alfalfa fields.

    Prior to being called the Greenwave, the teams took the name "Melon Pickers", from the famous Hearts-of-Gold cantelope melons grown in the area.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church...nd_School_Song

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    Quote Originally Posted by thalo View Post
    A high school in Northern Nevada, about 60 miles east of Reno:
    The Churchill County High School mascot is the Fighting Greenwave, and the sports team names are the Greenwave, or 'Wave for short. The Greenwave is in the shape of a wave, with a Kelly Green body, a white rolling top, and wearing white boxing gloves.

    The term Greenwave originates from the many farms in Churchill County who raise alfalfa, and when the crops are high and the wind blows, it creates the visual effect of waves flowing through the green alfalfa fields.

    Prior to being called the Greenwave, the teams took the name "Melon Pickers", from the famous Hearts-of-Gold cantelope melons grown in the area.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church...nd_School_Song
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    Quote Originally Posted by GearDaddy View Post
    Oh, and there is the Minnesota Wild NHL team. The name evokes the wildness of the northern woods, and has trees and the moon along with a mysterious unnamed animal in its logo design. (Ugh, I really miss the North Stars....)
    Huh. I thought it was for the wild rice, probably Minnesota's most distinctively local agricultural product. ;-)
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    A kid on my brother’s soccer team wanted to name it “The Grasses,” because “we play on grass, get it?”

    Of course this kid also stuck his arms through the goal net so he could lean back and relax, and predictably couldn’t free himself and he other team scored easily. Maybe he was smoking the grass.

    Years later my dad was dating his mother and I had to tell him this story and suggested that since intelligence is at least partly hereditary...

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