Thanks to Debbie LM for her explanation about Hoyas, Chet Berne (yes, that’s his name, one of the greatest human names ever) for the list of dog mascots, and Carrie for raising the question of whether any of these dog mascots actually on the sideline are female and if not why not? Can anyone help on this?

Speaking of team names, Bernie played baseball for Army, which I know I must have mentioned, and they’re called the Black Knights. Admin went to a college where the teams are called the Ephs (“eeefs”, he points out, not “effs.”) Spence was privately educated, whatever that means, and of course I went to K-9 school, flunking out on the very last day. If we had a nickname I never heard it. The good thing about flunking out of K-9 school, where it just so happened I was the best leaper, is that that’s how I met Bernie. Everything’s been great since, so you never know.

Anybody else got some interesting team names? This is Thanksgiving week. I’m a little bit beside myself already!


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6 Responses to “Ephs?”

  1. LizF
    2:01 pm on November 23rd, 2009

    Near where i live (southeastern Australia) there's a little town called Bungendore, they have a rugby union team called the "Bungendore Mudchooks". Their slogan is "bird is the word", which i think is pretty catchy (btw, chook = chicken).

  2. ivy
    6:44 pm on November 24th, 2009


    'Bird is the word' is very catchy for sure. I have friends in Victoria, but they are not into birds, except Collingwood Magpies. I have a blue crowned conure. He is THE BIRD. Not too many brain cells, but certainly one of my main buds.



  3. LizF
    12:58 pm on November 25th, 2009

    Hi Ivy! I saw The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill a few years ago, that's all i know about conures but they looked like great birds and pretty smart, i thought. Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. ivy
    1:51 am on December 6th, 2009

    Hi, Liz. I will definitely check out Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill. Sounds interesting. Beeker is ok…smart or not. He can say his name after 19 years. Ha! Well, I'll check out your art. Your home page is beautiful.


  5. Sonya
    4:59 pm on December 15th, 2009

    Well Chet..this one is not an odd one but one of your wild cousins….Arkansas State University has recently adopted the mascot of Red Wolves…not sure I've ever seen or heard of a Red Wolf..but hey..you never know…

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