Team color names [WAS: Card sharp versus card shark]
Mark A Mandel
mam at THEWORLD.COM
Tue Feb 25 22:26:48 UTC 2003
On Tue, 25 Feb 2003, James A. Landau wrote:
#In Washington DC the football team of the Sidwell Friends School is called
#(unofficially, I believe) "The Fighting Quakers".
Also, I think, Earlham College (small liberal arts college, Richmond,
Indiana, founded by Quakers). And something similar for Univ. of
Pennsylvania, which is in Philadelphia.
#One of the University of California campi (I think Santa Cruz) uses the team
#name "Banana Slugs". This fits in with the tradition (am I correct?) that
#all UC teams must have names beginning with the letter "B", e.g. Bears,
That really is the mascot at UC Santa Claus. They're incredibly cute, or
disgusting, creatures, something like 10" long I think, and about the
color and general shape of a ripe banana.
-- Mark A. Mandel
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