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, and hubbers?

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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