Originally posted on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 12/20/11

Walking on eggshells?  You bet we do!  In celebration of logo month here at The Outside Corner, some of our writers have undoubtedly tripped across some team names and mascots that are downright offensive in their search for the ultimate logo.  Not sure anyone is offended by the Montgomery Biscuits, but if they are I sincerely apologize.  In all my political incorrectness, I’m even a little offended by the old Atlanta Braves logo. 

Thank goodness there aren’t any sports teams (that I know of) that portray the stereotypical potbellied American holding a bucket of KFC in one arm, credit cards in the opposite hand while talking on a cell phone.  So in honor of those teams that chose not to characterize the plight of the red man (erm, Native American) or an Irish/Celtic man, I present you with the least threatening/offensive team names in sports.

 

1. Hiroshima Carp
Not sure if anyone could offended by a fish or not, especially one so non-threatening. 

 

2. UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs
Beware the mighty pile of goo!

 

3. Brevard County Manatees
They couldn’t be the Mighty Manatees, that may have sent the wrong message.

 

4. Everett Aquasox
My sincerest apologies to the indigenous frog population for such a horrifying depiction.

5. Lansing Lugnuts
Insert witty “screwed” or “hammered” joke here. 

 

6. Yakult Swallows
They are of course referring to the bird, and not whatever these balloons released at a Swallows game depict. 

 

7. Toronto Maple Leafs
Leave it to the Canadians to go out of their way not to offend anyone and just goo aboot their business eh?

 

8. Austin Peay Governors
Being a Governor didn’t become threatening until Arnold took office. 

9. The Scottsdale Community College Fighting Artichokes
Yup, you read that correctly.  A Fighting Artichoke. 

 

10. Cedar Rapids Kernels
Biscuits was already taken, so the town of Cedar Rapids, Iowa searched far and wide...and all they saw was corn.  

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