The Horned Toads. The Miners. The Medium Green.
There are also the Red Raiders and the Roadrunners.
Of the 12 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision programs in the state of Texas, more than a few break away from the overused traditional college sports monikers. Oh, of course, we have the Longhorns. And the Mustangs. You won’t find those outside of our state.
And then there are the owls and the bears, the bobcats and the cougars. Not original, but well loved.
And, of course, let’s not forget Reveille of the Texas A&M Aggies.
And let’s not confuse nicknames with mascots. Right, Reville?
There’s Bevo, Boko and Brusier, Human Peruna, Paydirt Pete and Raider Red. Sammy the owl, Shasta the cougar, and Rowdy the roadrunner. And, of course, the Horned Frog Super Frog.
And let’s not forget The Eagle of North Texas… not as original as the Mean Green moniker.
In a state full of college sports fanatics, is there a nickname and/or mascot that stands out in its originality above all others?
We would like your opinion. It’s okay to vote for a rival (we won’t tell your neighbors). It’s okay to share our poll with your team’s Twitter fanbase (in fact, we’d love for you to). Just vote, vote, vote. We’ll cut the dozen in half on September 26th and then vote again for the Top 6.
Hey, it’s almost political season… so go out and vote. This is a time when it’s completely legal to fill the polls.
The winner earns bragging rights. And they can unofficially claim to have the best college mascot in the state.