Monday, March 17, 2014

Nom de Hoops: Strange Illinois Basketball Team Names-- Part 1: Zion-Benton Zee-Bees

From the March 16, 2014, Chicago Tribune "Main Event: Nom de hoops." //// "If it weren't for the high school basketball tournament (well, also football playoffs), many people never would see some of the great mascot names across the state. No Eagles or Wildcats or Panthers here. But which distinctive Illinois high school nickname rules the roost?" The Tribune folks divided the schools into a Sweet Sixteen format and four distinctive regions: Food-Related/Footwear Regional, Exotic Animal/Frog Sound Regional, Interesting Person Regional and Weaponry/Supernatural Regional. Left Side Regionals Next. //// --RoadDog

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