Halloween team names
Halloween is just around the corner, and kids (and adults!) can't wait! You can be almost anything for Halloween, but the holiday is synonymous with some nocturnal mischief makers.
We'll detail some of the better #HalloweenTeamNames, and you can suggest your own!
"Well, there are all manner of lesser imps and demons, Pete, but the great Satan hisself is red and scaly with a bifurcated tail, and he carries a hay fork."
- Ulysses Everett McGill "O Brother, Where Art Thou"
There have been a couple of Satans teams (they're both defunct now), most notably the Devils Lake Satans of North Dakota. There are Devils aplenty – most notably the National Hockey League's New Jersey Devils. ¿Hablas español? Hay Diablos! The El Paso Diablos were a long-time Minor League Baseball franchise and back in the 1950s there was a team known as the Diablos Rojos ("Red Devils"). There are lots of other "colored" devils, such as the Duke Blue Devils, and other adjectived devils such as the Arizona State University Sun Devils. Though relatively innocuous, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays were de-deviled to appeal to a broader demographic. There are also Demons galore - most famously the Blue Demons of DePaul University and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.
Several animals act as Halloween's "spirit animals". Black Cats are favorites, and Bats also adorn Halloween decor. (How appropriate are the Belfry Bats of small-town Belfry, Montana?) The Great Bend Bat Cats straddle the line between the two. Ah-hoo! There were Werewolves of London! And there have been several incarnations of Beast. But so far, no Chupacabras that we know of!
What other creatures roam the night? Why Zombies, of course! Sadly, only one team in our database has donned the moniker, although the Monroeville Zombies (Zack and Miri Make a Porno) make our Fictional Teams List. Witches not only are a perennially popular costume, but are part of American history. Remember the infamous Salem witch trials? Salem, Massachusetts hasn't forgotten - their high school team name is the Witches. A Warlock has come to be known as a male witch, although witches may be male or female. Other practioners of Magic (the National Basketball Association has the Orlando Magic) include Wizards (the NBA has the Washington Wizards) and the Mystics (Washington's WNBA franchise). Voodoo is represented by the Voodoo Dolls and Voo Doo Dawgs. Ghosts (Casper, Wyoming had a Minor League team named the Casper Ghosts. Get it?), Ghost Riders and Phantoms haunt the landscape of minor league sports. Goblins make a sole appearance at the high school level, and there seems to be a lot of Spirit - so much that we'll call it Spirits. The Flying Dutchman is a legendary ghost ship that can never make port and is doomed to sail the oceans forever - and Flying Dutchmen can be found in places where Dutch immigrants settled.