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October 07, 2005

WE ARE THE LAMBKINS

The Mighty, Mighty Lambkins

(Thanks again to Claire Martin)

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That's too baaaaaaad....

Their rivals feel sheepish.

is trojan their sponsor? oh wait, no, that's lamb skins. never mind.

Did anyone ever see the Chevy Chase movie Funny Farm? The local delicacy was called Lambkins..

....I don't get it.

i think i missed the joke.

And the Lambkins were actually sheep testicals, deep fried..And Chevy ate a record amount before he knew what they were and more zany hijinks ensued and...

"Hear us roar!"

Or at least bleat.

Wait, wait! We don't have to be just sheep!

(An homage to The Far Side)

...and they were beaten by the Lobos (check the current sports page). Isn't that a little like sending the Lambkins to the Lobos?

...and they were beaten by the Lobos (check the current sports page). Isn't that a little like sending the Lambkins to the Lobos?

...and they were beaten by the Lobos (check the current sports page). Isn't that a little like sending the Lambkins to the Lobos?

*wagging finger*
Beware of wolves in sheeps clothing (advice from my granny)

*wagging finger*
Beware of wolves in sheeps clothing (advice from my granny)

"The Deep-Fried Sheep Testicles" WBAGNFARB!

This nickname “Lambkins” depicts a false and demeaning stereotype of sheep! The Sheep Liberation Front demands that this offensive image be dropped immediately! This is just another example of Amerika’s racist perception of farm animals.

Fluffy and cuddly no more!

Although "Captain Wonderbra and the Deep-Fried Sheep Testicles" WB an even better NFARB!

"The Sheep Liberation Front" also WBAGNFARB!

"Okay now it's second and twenty at the Lambkin fifteen yard line, let's see if they can control the line of scrimmage better this time. I can't even describe what they let the visiting Scots do to them on that last play. I've never seen anything like it. You Jim?"

"I guess you've forgotten all of last week's game against the Celts?"

"Pretty much."

"Okay now it's second and twenty at the Lambkin fifteen yard line, let's see if they can control the line of scrimmage better this time. I can't even describe what they let the visiting Scots do to them on that last play. I've never seen anything like it. You Jim?"

"I guess you've forgotten all of last week's game against the Celts?"

"Pretty much."

Wool you all please stop picking on the Lambkins?

Other teams might bleat them if they don't keep their morale up!

BEING THAT I LIVE IN FORT COLLINS...

Yea, I too have thought many a chuckle relating to the Lambkins long before ye... (Would that put me in the first club just because? Maybe the first-hand club?)

FCHS Lambkin Home Page

Now that my son goes there they kinda went away, especially since he wants to be on the football team... Ironically, he previously played football for the Preston Jr. High Pumas...

I have a feeling the school district has a thing for obscure animal mascots... The new high school, Fossil Ridge, has the SaberCats.

Other mascot names (including elementary schools):
Roadrunners, Owls, Hawls, Eagles, Cougars, Bobcats, Ospreys, Tigers, Cubs, Wolverines, Wildcats, Zephosauruses, Bruins, Phoenixes, Mustangs, Wolves, Panthers (yes, black), Bald Eagles, Dragons, Impalas, Penguins, Thunderbirds, Irish Jaguars, Esteve the Stegasaurus, Dolphins (we are VERY near to the Rocky Mountains...), Big Horn Sheep (another joke waiting there...), Lynx, Mountain Lions, Lions (this schooool has a hawk on their logo.)

Non-animal mascots: Pirates, Lancers, Vikings, Shooting Stars, and even Lasers...

With a school district having the name Poudre (pronounced 'pooter') it only makes sense.

What ISN'T funny about our schools: We rank the highest or near the highest in Colorado in quality of education. Something good there!

My favorite team mascot name is one that the late Denver Post columnist Jack Kisling suggested for the town of Parshall, Colorado:
The Parshall Plates.

I don't know why they didn't adopt that name the day Jack's column ran. Talk about *inspired*.

i cant open the file. she said sheepishly.

A fine example of journalistic prowess by Hap "Hap" Fry:

"The team works out off campus at GK's Gymnastics, so the squad is very adapt at finding quick ways to patch up equipment or transportation problems."

Is the school fight song " Woolly Bully "?

Okay, I got one: The mascot of the University of California Santa Cruz is...

wait for it...

The Banana Slug.

I swear I am not making this up.

My daughter is a gymnast and let me tell you, Lambkins is an insult to these kids. They are hard kids. Shake my daughters hand and you'll think that she does manual labor. Rough, callaused and ugly. She's had a six pack abs since she was twelve and arms that most guys are jealous of. That's not including the fact that she can bench press 15 pounds over her own weight. Pretty impressive for a kid that is five foot tall and wieghs about 110.
Gymnasts are tough kids. Putting them in the same league as stupid sheep, well, that's wrong.

[insert cheesy and adolescent "rack of lamb" pun here]

We used to live just down the street from the mighty Lambkins. When we first moved there I thought, WTF? But it is actually the best high school in town. This is the same town that built a new high school on Harmony Road. They wanted to name it Harmony High, but people protested that it sounded too "new age".

When I was an illustrator living in FL, I once had to design a school mascot for the "Mosquitos".

Lambkins: we demand respect!
Evil rivals: Ha! We'll make mince meat out of u!

Yep, the "mythical/imaginary" school mascot naming is a fun game to play ...

I've told this before, but here again, are some of mine: Orrin "Otherwords", Overly "Enthusiastic", Beach "Blankets" ... and I too, long ago, had the Parshall (ND) "Plates" ... mebbe the Colorado guy stole it from me? Naaaah ...

My own personal favorite: Perth "Thtringhs" ... tho I gotta admit, Surrey "Fringe" isn't far behind ...

Shouldn't the Rocky Mtn team be the "Oysters"?

Having run my Border collie in a stock dog trial this weekend, the "Lambkins" is especially apropo.

As you take your dog onto the field your friends encourage you by yelling, "Kick mutton, man!"*

* No sheep are actually harmed in stock dog trials. A dog that bites a sheep is disqualified. Handlers may not touch the stock.

I hear that their football team is good, but the punter could use some help...I guess he tends to shank his kicks..

"Harrison has been a welcome addition to the team since she came out three weeks ago."

She is going to have to live with that line for the rest of her high school career.

When I lived in Pennsylvania, our team played against the "Bubblers" and the "Canners". Of course, we weren't much better, being the "Shamrocks".

The basketball team is good too..I guess they really drive the Laine...

"We are the Shamrocks, the mighty mighty Shamrocks..."

*snork*

We are the Lambkins, my friends
And we'll keep on fighting to the end!
We are the Lambkins, we are the Lambkins
When opponents are dozing, we're wolves in sheep's clothing... boys and girls!

Damn it, insom! You beat me to it! Nice call.

The Mosquitos? The Mosquitos suck! (hur hur hur)

Mike -

Would then, the "Bumblebees" be an example of "stinging" wit?

When they win something like four Michigan state football titles in a decade, I figure the Shamrocks can call themselves whatever they feel like.

The mascot for Cherryvale, Kansas used to be....a Cherry. The symbol was three cherries with leaves. ahhhhhh

My cousins went to school there and we had a lot of fun giving them grief about being "The Fighting Cherries."

Whenever it came up for a vote to change the name, the alumni association fought it, saying they all had to deal with it, tradition, blah blah blah.

Eventually, sanity reigned and they are now the Cherryvale Chargers.

Something that I never noticed until I got old enough to listen more carefully, realizing the sportscasters weren't saying "Jets"...anyway, Centenary College in Shreveport, LA has the "Gents" as a team name. Despite the fact that their womens' teams are officially known as the "Ladies", the TV station I used to watch called them the "Lady Gents".

I'd venture to bet the lambkins don't care much for....


wait for it...


MINT JELLY!!

Speaking of not-so-tough nicknames:

My high school's sports teams (on some of which I participated) were the PALS.

At my college (a bitter rival of Dave's college), our sports teams were the FIGHTING LITTLE QUAKERS.

I kid you not!*

*Sorry, unintentional lamb pun there.

One word: Beavers.

Hey hey, don't make fun of our beloved American River College Beavers!

i have a large hunk of crap in my eye

I might be too late here, but I graduated from FCHS as a proud proud lambkin, and well, I want to read this article and it won't open.

Anyone know another source?

PS we were on david letterman's top ten worst high school mascots back a ways back

Man oh man... although our mascot may be kinda lame, at least we can pull it off... at least we're not the damn impalas, they become frickin cheetah food... and plus lambkins become rams! hello??? thank you, come again!

We are the Kewpies. They are effectively giant babies.

i used to be a lambkin until i moved,now i;m a panther and a hell of a lot less proud.

no other school in fort collins compares to FCHS.

lambkin for life bby.

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