Intimidating names for teams

18-Oct-2020 20:33

Teams: Columbus Blue Jackets Located roughly halfway between Cleveland and Cincinnati, Columbus is in a league of its own in terms of sports teams. Some say the name comes from the word "bluejacket," which is an informal term describing a sailor in the navy.

Others say it comes from Blue Jacket, a Shawnee war chief in the Ohio Country.

However, Columbus' official website states: The Blue Jackets name was selected because the name pays homage to Ohio’s contributions to American history and the great pride and patriotism exhibited by its citizens, especially during the Civil War as both the state of Ohio and the city of Columbus were significantly influential on the Union Army.

Ohio contributed more of its population to the Union Army than any other state, while many of the Blue Coats worn by the Union soldiers were manufactured in Columbus.

Seahawks, on the other hand, are actually pretty badass.

These aquatic birds of prey have long talons that allow them to swoop down and pick up fish.

I tend to lean toward something like the Oklahoma City Outlaws.

The Senators would have ranked even worse if it is wasn't for their awesome "Roman Senator" logo. Throw in the underwhelming Blue Jays, and you've officially ruined what could be a top-10 city.

While our list is certainly not exhaustive by any means, hopefully you will find this collection of old favorites combined with some new offerings humorous, or perhaps motivate you to come up something better.

— Written by Chris Meyers, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and a member of the FSWA.

Often times, they have a specific geographic or historical significance, but in other instances they are simply dynamic beings, meant to exemplify the competitive spirit that is imperative to victory.

But some cities and regions have teams that are capable of much more destruction than others.

Teams: Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks, Green Bay Packers No offense to the world champion Packers, but there's nothing too special about someone who packs things for a living.