(OT) (Fantasy) (USA-centric) Fantasy Team Names

(OT) (Fantasy) (USA-centric) Fantasy Team Names

Post by Ramsto » Fri, 19 Sep 2003 00:37:34


http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=1&aid=46994
 
 
 

(OT) (Fantasy) (USA-centric) Fantasy Team Names

Post by Victoria Barret » Fri, 19 Sep 2003 01:00:08



Quote:
>http://www.poynter.org/column.asp?id=1&aid=46994

It's O K A Y as far as names go, although his listing the NY Mets as
an obnoxious team name with even more obnoxious fans I'm sure didn't
sit well with you Chris, but this below is more like what I thought
the article might be like.

For someone like me, who loves using her creativity to make up her
fantasy names (my best are Glorii Hunters for my baseball league, and
Zsa-Zsa Gaborik for my hockey one) FISO's listing of funny team names
was the best.

Vicar of Dribbley (hey I thought of this independently too!)
Mary Minge
Pathetic Athletic
and variations of Norfolk and Talent, etc. etc. :)

I'll try to Google it one day.

 
 
 

(OT) (Fantasy) (USA-centric) Fantasy Team Names

Post by Ryan » Fri, 19 Sep 2003 01:08:28

how can Young Boys, Accrington Stanley and any team that end in Rovers not
make the list?

VB you probably know the answer to this and I'd like to know what the origin
of the name Tottenham Hotspur is?

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regards
Ryan

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"You're mine until you're 18. And when you're 17, I'll know the end is near
and work you like a dog" (Homer Simpson)

 
 
 

(OT) (Fantasy) (USA-centric) Fantasy Team Names

Post by Victoria Barret » Fri, 19 Sep 2003 01:21:03

On Wed, 17 Sep 2003 17:08:28 +0100, "Ryan"

Quote:

>how can Young Boys, Accrington Stanley and any team that end in Rovers not
>make the list?

>VB you probably know the answer to this and I'd like to know what the origin
>of the name Tottenham Hotspur is?

Sure. IIRC, originally it was called Hotspur FC since it came from the
Cricket Club of that same name in 1882 and of course, Tottenham being
the general area from which the boys who founded it (***age boys no
less!) resided and came from.

For those who don't know, Sir Henry Percy was the young son of the
Earl of Northumberland, and died a hero's death in the early 1400's
(1403?). He was known as Harry Hotspur, and is a legendary figure in
our nation's history, rather like General Custer is in American
history e.g. Not quite the same reputation however. :)

Why Hotspur? Because he wore distinctive spurs on his riding boots and
cut a fine dash in them with his reckless bravery on field.

The Earl of Northumberland in turn owned large tracts of the area in
North London, and as is the custom, their family members grace the
street names and landmarks of the area. See Dukes of Bedford, Russell
Sq. in Bloomsbury (which they own).

 
 
 

(OT) (Fantasy) (USA-centric) Fantasy Team Names

Post by Ryan » Fri, 19 Sep 2003 02:21:29

ta

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regards
Ryan

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"You're mine until you're 18. And when you're 17, I'll know the end is near
and work you like a dog" (Homer Simpson)
they own).