often the names we give to those teams and the
mascots we select for them tell us a good deal about who we are.
for example, the beet diggers’ teams come
from regions where sugar beets are grown. tarpon springs, florida
hosts teams named the spongers
because that’s a local industry.
and what about high school teams like the thunder
chickens , clippers,
this new book by author emerson
b. houck, titled go huskies! beat felix the cat!, reveals
why american communities choose the names they do for their high
school’s teams. [ more ]
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