Why Your Team Isn't Named "The Cute Cuddly Animals"

Where we grew up, in the humble burg of Mattoon, Illinois, there was a small town nearby called Fisher. The town was tiny, but large enough to have a piddly little high school. The nickname for the school's sports teams: The Fisher Bunnies. It was difficult to be too intimidated.

We were reminded of this when we read this story, of a bear in an Amsterdam zoo that attacked and ate a monkey in front of countless stunned (and, presumably, stoned) onlookers. This is why there are more sports teams with the nickname "bears" rather than "monkeys."

It also got us to thinking: What's the lamest sports nicknames? We think it's hard to beat the Bunnies. Try us.

Zoo Visitors Watch Bears Kill, Eat Monkey [MSNBC]