Here's a little bit of wackiness from Utah: P.C. in sports team names gone amuck.
The story line is simple: Student body votes on a team name; the school district overrules them, saying it's disrespectful. A little P.C. So whose sensibilities were being spared?
Would-be Corner Canyon High School is due to be finished in 2013. The students chose the Cougars as their mascot — a name that the principal, the unfortunate Ms. Bailey said carries an ugly connotation that is disrespectful to women.
Whoa! Cougar is disrespectful to women?
In popular culture, the cougar is a sexually aggressive middle-aged woman who attracts younger men. Someone should have sent copies of the memo from them to the University of Houston and Brigham Young University!
The school board, helpful to a fault, changed the team name to Chargers। Like the San Diego Chargers. Perhaps they should have also referred to this handy guide:
Cougar (sex reference)
Bear (gay sex reference)
Trojan (condom reference)
Indians (Ethnically offensive)
Bulls (offensive, too much like BS)
Hawks (might be seen as making fun of conservatives)
Kings (celebrates totalitarianism)
Giants (offensive to those with growth abnormalities)
Bullets (too violent)
Warriors (too violent)