Wednesday, April 26, 2017

All right, it's time for...

...another one of my pet peeves: abbreviated college nicknames.

I just noticed this young man got an offer to play football for Colgate University in upstate New York. Good for him! But when, might I ask, did Colgate start calling itself 'Gate? Ugh!

It's one thing for Alabama to call itself 'Bama or Mississippi to call itself Ole Miss, but when you start seeing things like 'Nova, for Villanova, or 'Canes, for the Miami Hurricanes, or 'Huskers, for the Nebraska Cornhuskers (formerly the Bugeaters), you've taken it too far.

What's next, 'Nois, for Illinois? Or 'Sota, for Minnesota? Or 'Sconsin, for Wisconsin?

Please stop.

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