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    Brian
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  • Brian
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    Originally posted by Davidokun
    Tarbabes is short for Tartar Babies.

    El Camino College Compton Center, formerly Compton College, is the Tartars.
    But do they even have a dentistry program...?

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  • tandfman
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    Apparently, the move to change the U. of North Dakota's nickname from the Fighting Sioux to something else is being fought by . . . the Sioux!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/09/us/09nickname.html

    . . . some members of the Spirit Lake Tribe, one of two groups of Sioux in the state, say they consider the nickname an honor . . .

    North Dakota’s top state lawyers will be in court on Wednesday to oppose members of the Spirit Lake Tribe who have sued to preserve the Fighting Sioux name and logo, an image of an Indian in profile, feathers draping down.

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  • Davidokun
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  • Davidokun
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    Tarbabes is short for Tartar Babies.

    El Camino College Compton Center, formerly Compton College, is the Tartars.

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  • Brian
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  • Brian
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    Originally posted by jhc68
    Tarbabes (Compton)

    "Tarbabes" or "Tarbabies"--?

    If the former, it's now a gender issue along with race!

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  • scottmitchell74
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  • scottmitchell74
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    Originally posted by jhc68
    Here is a list of un-PC California High School matchups:

    (Cabrillo) Conquistadors vs. Aztecs (Azusa)

    Huh...I'm surprised that doesn't raise eyebrows.



    (Coachella Valley) Arabs vs. Moors (Alhambra)





    (Huntington Beach) Oilers vs. Tarbabes (Compton)

    Wow!! Please tell me Compton is near the La Brea tar pits. Even so, that's pretty awful sounding.

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  • Brian
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  • Brian
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    Originally posted by lonewolf
    Originally posted by Daisy
    Couldn't the redskins become the "Lobbyists"?
    In some circles, this would be more offensive than Redskins

    Washington could keep the nickname while sidstepping the race issue. Simply eliminate all Indian/Native American aspects and embrace the body-tanning sub-culture.

    Maybe Zonker Harris as the mascot...

    ["We who are about to fry salute you!"]

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  • jhc68
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    I barely got any consolation at all !!!
    In fact, Zero was the most sympathetic about me losing

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  • rasb
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  • rasb
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    Originally posted by jhc68
    When I was in school at Tustin High, Laguna Beach teams were called Artists. Both schools were in the Orange League so every year there were about a dozen match ups in various sports between the Tillers and the Artists. In 10th grade I lost the league high jump championship to an Artist whose first name was Zero. Zero Wheeler.
    You lost the high jump to an artist named Zero Wheeler??? OMG, your counselling bills must have been horrendous Did the State pick up the tab or not ?

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  • jhc68
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  • jhc68
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    When I was in school at Tustin High, Laguna Beach teams were called Artists. Both schools were in the Orange League so every year there were about a dozen match ups in various sports between the Tillers and the Artists. In 10th grade I lost the league high jump championship to an Artist whose first name was Zero. Zero Wheeler.

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  • TrackDaddy
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    Compton High Tarbabes?

    I had to look that one up...lol

    Believe it or not they used to be the Lions.

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  • Law dude
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  • Law dude
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    Originally posted by jhc68
    Here is a list of un-PC California High School matchupsTaft, Woodland Hills) Toreadors vs. Barristers (LA Marshall)
    Go Barristers!!!!!

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  • Davidokun
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    I usually refer to them as the "Landover Politically Incorrects". Columnist Gregg Easterbrook calls them the "Potomac Drainage Basin Indigenous Persons" or "Nanticokes".

    I suppose they could revert back to their original name: "Braves". It's somewhat less offensive. Better yet, how about "Lone Stars". The ensuing controversy would certainly turn up the heat on their already incendiary rivalry with the Arlington Cowpies.

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  • lonewolf
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  • lonewolf
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    Originally posted by Daisy
    Couldn't the redskins become the "Lobbyists"?
    In some circles, this would be more offensive than Redskins

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  • TrackDaddy
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  • TrackDaddy
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    Morely likely the "Snyders".

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  • Daisy
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  • Daisy
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    Couldn't the redskins become the "Lobbyists"?

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