Possible Names For Utah’s Future Major League Baseball Team!
1. Utah Bee's, Utah Buzz, Utah Sting:
One of these would be my FIRST CHOICE for a team name! We're the Beehive State. Give me SOMETHING about Bees! We currently have the Salt Lake Bees and it's such a cool mascot! I love the colors too!
2. Utah Pioneers:
The entire Western United States were discovered by the Pioneers. However, it is cool enough? Is it intimidating for a team name? I'm not so sure!
3. Utah Outlaws:
This one might have some legs! In the 1800's, Utah was FULL of Outlaws! I mean, notorious outlaw, Butch Cassidy called Utah home!
4. Utah Saints:
This one makes sense! Salt Lake City is headquarters of the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints! Will they do something religious like that? Would it be a bad look to take ANOTHER mascot from New Orleans? We already stole the Jazz!
5. Utah Raptors:
Raptors are SCARY! I'm not even sure they're indigenous to the state, but Raptors are SCARY! Remember the scene in Jurassic Park? The raptors in the kitchen? So scary!
6. Utah Bison:
Bison are the largest mammals in Utah and It could be fun if there was a "Western" type feel for the team. Bison could help bring that in.
7. Salt Lake City Seagulls:
This name is maybe the LEAST intimidating, but Salt Lake City has HELLA SEAGULLS, and it's the state bird. I also like the use of the "S" sound with Salt, City, and Seagulls.
8. Salt Lake Lakers:
This one is actually kind of tough for me because SCREW THE LAKERS! But it also fits the area better than it does Los Angeles. I just can't imagine ever saying "LET'S GO LAKERS!"
Cringy Things You Did If You Grew Up Mormon Like Me In Southern Utah!
If you grew up in Southern Utah, there's a GREAT CHANCE that you probably were a "Mormon"! We did a lot of things that will probably make you laugh or cringe to think back on!
1. DRESS UP LIKE A PIONEER FOR THE TREK:
Luckily, I did NOT do this one, but my friends did! This is like a week long camping trip where you essentially pretend you're a pioneer pushing a covered wagon! The CRINGIEST part is that you'd pretend a 5 pound bag of sugar is your "Baby". After a few days, they tell you the baby didn't survive and now you have to bury it! GIRLS WOULD SOB OVER THE BURYING OF THEIR SUGAR BAG. Makes me laugh every single time.
2. Bless Your Donut:
Have you ever prayed that a donut will "Nourish and Strengthen" your body? I have. A DONUT!
3. Non-Swearing Swear words:
Was "Piss" a bad word in your family? It was in mine! "Piss" is like the F-Word to my mom. I even grew up with friends that weren't allowed to say "Suck", "Fart" "Stupid" or "Shut Up"!
4. Can't Hangout on Sundays or Mondays:
Hanging out with your friends on Sundays were ALWAYS a big fat NO! But... Even Monday's were a no! "Sorry man! I have Family Home Evening tonight! We can't hangout!"
5. Watching Videos About The Dangers Of Drugs:
I remember being at Scouts one night and we had to watch a video on DRUGS! It showed a kid getting high from a can of whip cream! From then on, I was always got nervous that I would die of an overdose if I sprayed whip cream in my mouth!
6. Sprite Good... Coke Bad
Everytime I hear the word "Refreshments" It brings me RIGHT BACK to the church! But WHY was it okay to have Sprite, Shasta, and Fresca... But Coca-Cola was the Devil's soda?!
7. The Devil Owns The Water On Sundays Only
Have you ever heard the term "The Devil's in the water on Sundays"? I grew up with REAL FEAR of swimming in my 5-foot-deep swimming pool because I thought the Devil was going to get me and drown me! How did the Devil obtain rights to the water on Sundays?!
8. Modest Is The Hottest:
I've said it. The words have actually come out of my mouth. Girls were putting long sleeve shirts under their dresses to remain MODEST. Not to mention the "Mormon Shorts" that go down to the kneecap. SO HOT.
9. Honking At Missionaries:
This one is ENGRAINED into my soul. If I ever see two kids in black pants and a white shirt and tie... I have to fight the urge to NOT honk my horn and wave out my window! WHY AM I THIS WAY?!
10. We Can't Be Friends. You're Not Mormon.
I've actually heard this said before. Now, looking back, I feel really bad for those kids that probably felt less-than for not being LDS. But I remember meeting friends and being in TOTAL SHOCK when they told me they weren't Mormon. I didn't believe them for a longggggg time. EVERYONE I knew was Mormon!
11. Bringing Your Scriptures Everywhere:
I played sports ALL GROWING UP, and I remember ALWAYS seeing scriptures. You'd have your baseball bag, your cleats, your uniform, your... Scriptures? I'd be in a hotel with my teammates, but a few of the guys didn't join us for pizza and movies because they were reading about Abraham!