A candid, no holds barred look at those screwy college nicknames. You know the ones. Hoyas, Tar Heels. Yeah. Those ones.

Wednesday, April 07, 2004

Congrats to the UConn Huskies for claiming the NCAA Div I Basketball Championship! Both the Men's and Women's teams!!

With that out of the way, let's talk about their nickname. First, let me just say, I've always enjoyed the sly humor with UConn's nickname. The Huskies. UConn Huskies. Get it? UConn = Yukon. Yukon Huskies~ Heh Heh. And it still fits, since I figure it gets fairly chilly in Connecticut during the winter, and they probably, at one time, used sled dogs to haul stuff around. (Of course, that was before New York City moved in and they put the Interstate through.)

Then you look at their mascot (see above). Nice doggy. Actually, he's a little too nice. They tried to make him look mean by furrowing his brow, but that just makes him look a) constipated, or b) like he's trying to calculate how fast he needs to run to catch that freakin' cat sitting over there.

I've also seen another version of their logo -

Hmmm. This looks remarkably like another school's logo - Clemson University's Tigers:

Tigers and Huskies have the same tracks?! I don't think so!