Top 5 Made-Up Animals - Encore
5. Odessa Jackalopes (Central Hockey League) –
For those of you who aren’t up on your imaginary animals (shame on you) a Jackalope is basically a rabbit with antlers. This team makes this list purely because it reminds me of America’s Funniest People with Dave Coulier.
4. Lincoln Saltdogs (Minor League Baseball) –
Next time you bite into a delicious Premium Plus salted cracker, take a second to remember the poor saltdog that was ground in smithereens to make it.
3. Grand Prairie AirHogs (Minor League Baseball) –
I’ll stop mocking this team… when pigs fly. (That may be the most relevant use I’ve ever gotten out of that expression). Anyone else immediately think of Pigs In Space when they saw this team?
2. Lakeland Flying Tigers (Minor League Baseball) –
It would take some pretty powerful drugs… or a big catapult… for me to ever witness a tiger in flight. (Note to self: look into acquiring catapult and tiger)
Winner: Charleston Lowgators (defunct NBA D-League) –
Dishonourable Mentions: Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL), Lehigh Valley IronPigs (Minor League Baseball)