Sad day in the world of badminton: The New Zealand national badminton team has changed its name. What was it, you ask? Why, the New Zealand Black Cocks, of course.
We're actually impressed they kept the name for a full year. They said the real reason they finally are going to drop the name — and we're not kidding here — is how it would be perceived in China.
"[The Internet Badminton Federation] don't want to see the game lose its composure for the want of a gimmicky name. If you're over in China and you get introduced as the Black Cocks, it raises some issues."
Boy ... don't we know it.
NZ Finds Black Cocks Hard To Swallow [UK Register]
(And yes, we get the headline. Those crazy Brits.)