I’m trying to allow Jeff access to the thread.
By public request:
Subject to constant revision, I’m sure. I’ve been doing these names for 20+ years on this board and its predecessors.
Fightin’ Fallopians (Bevo’s head looks just like the female reproductive tract. I once posted a pictoral comparison and it was taken down within 15 minutes; guess nobody wanted to see a drawing of a uterus on the board)
Evil Orange Empire (sometimes EOE-A, or EOE)
Bonghorns (particularly if one gets in trouble on drug charges)
Bevo. Or their TV network that is about to go away, Bevonet.
Ocean Scum (Crimson Tide is algae, and algae is scum)
Their head coach, Nick Satan, uh, Saban
Located in Tuscaloser
Fred’s favorite team
Murder U, or Murderers’ Row. Re the case of the Jamea Harris slaying and Brandon Miller’s involvement.
Varmits. Don’t use that one much but bring it out occasionally
Located, of course, in Stankvomit, in the third world country of Mississippi
Corndogs (worthwhile to find the Auburn board post from 20 years ago that describes how LSU fans smell like corndogs, but don’t act like you can smell them or they’ll beat you up or slash your tires or both)
LS-sewer (not a common one)
Formerly Evil Orange Empire-Knoxville or EOE-K.
Now Evil Mustard Empire, EME, or just Mustard
Viles. Located in Knoxvile.
Highway Cleanup Crew
USCe if the other USC is also under discussion
Chickens/Hens for the women’s basketball team. Plays in the Coop.
(I need to figure out some derisive reference to Sandstorm, which is still ringing in my ears a week later)
Jellycats (KY Jelly, an intimate lubricant)
Coached by Calamari, or just the Squid.
Flopnecks in football, Rebnecks otherwise.
Located in Oxbarn
Also located in the third world country
Bagmen or Baggies, in reference to the bags they’ve paid players in for decades.
Gaggies or Gagmes
ATM. Board rules prevent me from putting vowels on either side of those letters, but you can figure it out.
Misery (both state and school)
Paper Tigers (by popular demand - MB C)
Mobilehoma, state and school
Only worth the trouble of coming up with names for baseball. Anchor Boys, mainly
Jawja, Dawgs. Maybe I’ll do more with them now that we’ll be playing them more often in foobaw.
Outside the SEC:
Suckeyes, tOSU, aOSU. Located in central Ohio
Sparty (Mich. St.)
Cobs for Nebraska, stolen from my friend in Omaha (short for Corncobs, of course)
Minny (both fairly obvious)
Free Shoes (taken from a Steve Spurrier quip about Florida State after some of their players were found to be getting freebies at Foot Locker)
Kansaw, Prairie Chickens. Coached by Show Cause Self
Okie Lite, Cowpukes, led by I’m a Man Gundy. Located in Stillpatch.
USCw. Broomheads. Not a common one since they’ve been irrelevant in football.
Bayluh. Formerly coached by Hypocrite Teaff. Located in Wacko, armpit of Texas
Stanford Thunderchickens. When they dropped the Indians mascot, the student body voted for Thunderchickens but the PTB opted for Cardinal.
Molester State. Located in Corvallis. For those who don’t know the back story, the OSU baseball team that beat us in Omaha in 2018 had a pitcher who had confessed to sexually abusing his 6-year-old niece when he was 15. When word of that got out, a firestorm erupted, but he claimed he didn’t molest the girl and only said he did to get the episode behind him, and OSU left him on the team.
Wazzu. Not exactly original way to shorten Washington State
Special level of derision:
Jonesboro Tech. ASWho. Pink Puppies. Chihuahuas. Wannabes
This is most helpful.
You forgot the pink puppies
Easy to forget. I try not to think about Jonesboro Tech.
Need to tie in that annoying whistler at Vanderbilt into a name.
Good point. I’m open to suggestions
Thanks! I’ve been wanting a reference source for a while. I think my favorite is War Chickens.
Literally laughable. In the good sense.
Thanks for putting this together…back in the day your creativity labelling enabled a bunch of message board acquaintances later to evolve into known faces and friendship as we ventured to the eastward to a new world. Sounds like we are about do some that now as new members come in and our world is resorted in some scheduling rotation in the fall of 24.
Updated to show Paper Tigers for ZOU. It was recommended in the Nickname suggestions needed thread.
Thanks to @jeremy for the suggestion.
Ole Miss head coaches: Joey Freshwater, and Domestic Assault by Choking, or DABC.