Monday, February 06, 2006

WHAT'S IN A NAME?


Being a semi-proud graduate of New Braunfels High School I have long had an interest in the nicknames chosen by this nation's cadre of both private and public educational institutions. After all, what would one expect from a Unicorn? To be more precise -- a New Braunfels High School Fightin' Unicorn?

Texas has many other perplexing team names -- the Hutto Hippos and the Port Lavaca Sand Crabs are just two that spring to mind.

Alas, the undisputed all-time winner, however, hails from a private high school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- the BISHOP BOYLE LANCERS! Unfortunately, this school is no longer in existence according to Darren Lohr who sent me the license plate photo. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the Boyle Lancers -- a nickname that sits atop the annals of high school sports trivia.

(With a nickname like that, I cannot help but wonder what the cheerleaders looked like...)

2 Comments:

At 5:44 PM, Anonymous Darren Lohr, Boyle Lancer said...

Being a graduate of the Boyle class of '87, the last Senior class ever at the school, I can say that out cheerleaders were gaudily made-up and big haired as any fine group of mid-80s 17-year old gals should be. Shame they all had to use those pillow rings to sit on.....

 
At 8:59 PM, Anonymous mrn said...

i'm willing to bet they have pussed up over time....mrn

 

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