Rumor has it that there is some kind of big football game this week. With that in mind, one user of the New Jersey subreddit posed the question “If we had a team in the NFL, what would it be called?”
This got us thinking…since the “New York” Giants and “New York” Jets are too loose to commit to being from New Jersey, despite using MetLife Stadium to play their games, how did would call the New Jersey football team?
What would capture the essence of Jersey while intimidating the competition?
We asked this question on air on the Monday afternoon show, and listeners at New Jersey 101.5 came up with some really great suggestions.
Here’s a sample of what we heard:
New Jersey Pork Rolls
Now this one may be controversial because I know you North Jersey people are screaming at your screen “it’s Taylor Ham!” Jeryl from Freehold called this one, so you can discuss it with her.
New Jersey Taxpayers
Ready or not, they’re coming for you! There’s nothing more intimidating than New Jersey taxes, which makes this a great suggestion from Bill Doyle.
I chose this one because I wanted the Jersey Shore to be represented and I find our seagulls to be particularly aggressive. However, no one else seemed to be on board.
New Jersey traffic cones
This one was submitted on the NJ101.5 app by Rob to Clinton, it even has merch ideas: team fans can wear conical foam hats!
Jenna dumped this one, the name alone should make you shiver with fear.
Called by Tom in Hamilton, this one would represent South Jersey well.
The Fugetaboutits of New Jersey
My favorite, Joe in Old Bridge, deserves this suggestion. What better way to show our Jersey attitude?
The above post reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5’s Kylie Moore. All opinions expressed are those of Kylie. You can follow Kylie on Instagram.
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