This is the companion blog to Naming Rites: A Biographical History of North American Team Names, available at

• 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Team Nicknames and Mascots
• Washington’s “Redskins” Nickname: A Timeline
• Destination Springfield: Celebrating Some Perfectly Cromulent Team Names
• Chief Wahoo: A Timeline
• A Modest Defense of “Indians”
• I Need a Spring Break from April Fool’s Day Mascots
• The Once and Never Nodaks: Officiating Nickname Histories
• October Madness! A Crazy Month in Mascotville
• Replacing “Redskins”: An Add-Hawk Solution
• These Guys Are Full of Shirts!
• UND’s “Fighting Sioux” Nickname: A Timeline

Other tales of interest:
• Naming Rites In the Media (TV/print)
• Read an excerpt from Naming Rites.

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Naming Rites: A Team Name and Mascot Blog

Glenn Arthur Pierce
Glenn Arthur Pierce is the author Naming Rites: A Biographical History of North American Team Names. This companion blog continues to track trends and controversies pertaining to team names past and p ...more
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