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Football Team Nicknames

Lucienne Roberts+'s infographic for Design Museum exhibition the Future is Here, which uses illustrations of football team nicknames to highlight UK cities' industrial heritage:

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How College Teams Got Their Nicknames

Contrary to popular belief, the origin of the word "Hokie" had nothing to do with a turkey. To be brief, the name of the school was changed in 1896 to "Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College and Polytechnic Institute." This was obviously too long for the general populous, so they shortened it to VPI. With a new name, a new school cheer was needed. A contest was held, and O. M. Stull won it with this little ditty: Hoki, Hoki, Hoki, Hy. Techs, Techs, V.P.I. Sola-

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How College Teams Got Their Nicknames

Alabama and Auburn played in 1907, but did not meet again until 1948. In the last meeting before the hiatus, Hugh Roberts, editor of the Birmingham Age-Herald, described the Alabama team as "the Crimson Tide." Prior to this, they had been known as "Crimson White" or "Thin Red Line." After this, the name gained popularity until it was eventually adopted as the official nickname of the school's athletic teams.

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Joe Montana San Francisco 49ers NFL Hand Signed Authentic Style Red Football Jersey . $474.99. When the going got tough, the San Francisco 49ers turned to Joe Montana. As quarterback, Montana led his team to 31 4th quarter come-from-behind wins giving him the nickname The Comeback Kid. During his 14 years with the 49ers he directed them to four Super Bowl wins and three Super Bowl MVP awards for himself. Joe Cool was selected to eight Pro Bowls, a record for quarterbacks at ...

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Pittsburgh Steelers: The NFL's Steel Curtain

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These World Cup Posters Are A Must-See For Any Soccer Super Fan

Brazil, Afiches fútbol Copa Mundial Brasil 2014 / World Cup posters by Cristiano Siqueira

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