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!)
and variations of Norfolk and Talent, etc. etc. :)
I'll try to Google it one day.
VB you probably know the answer to this and I'd like to know what the origin
of the name Tottenham Hotspur is?
"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)
>VB you probably know the answer to this and I'd like to know what the origin
>of the name Tottenham Hotspur is?
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).