Still the Seahawks, by any name

Today is the anniversary of the nickname Seahawks being selected for Seattle’s NFL team.

It happened in 1975, when Seahawks was chosen from 1,741 different names that were suggested by 20,365 entries.

“It’s overwhelming, simply overwhelming,” then-managing general partner Herman Sarkowsky said at the time. “We expected only about one-tenth this many entries.”

Of the 1,741 suggestions, here are some of the, well, better and more original suggestions:

Aardvarks
Aleuts
Aero-Techs
About Timers
Anchovies
Alkis
Asters Domes
Abominable Snowmen
Alki Ants
Apple Knockers
Aqua-Ducks
Bunyan
Bumbershoots
Buffalo Chips
Belaying Pins
Billy Goats
Clouds
Cloudbursts
D.B. Coopers
Bigfoots
Clam Diggers
Catamounts
Buzz Saws
Blue Sounders and Sounders
Bronze Bobcats
Bay Hawks
Cool Dudes
City Slickers
Cockatoos
Cumulo Nimbos
Crabs
Cutthroats
Chowderheads
Domebusters
Diarrheas
Frogs
Green State Geoducks
Green Giants
Go-E-Ducks
Dogwoods
Drizzlers
Ferrys
Flounders
Gnomes
Ding Dongs
Dreadnaughts
Fruits Pickers
Flying Wedges
Ferrets
Chinook Passers
Daffy Ducks
Electric Loggers
Hammerheads
Harpooners
Halibut Heads
Ichi Ban
Koala Bears
Killer Whales
Mongooses
Herman’s Hermits
Hydrofoils
Identified Flying Objects
Kelpers
Kilowatts
Lucky Loggers
Microwaves
Major Domos
Igloos
King Krabs
Montlakes
Nibblers
Peckerwoods
Pachyderms
Queen City Quinaults
Nutcrackers
Playwrights
Nordy’s Best
Nanuks
Orangutans
O-Zones
Puget Puffers
Puddle Jumpers
Pacific Crests
Pike Street Misfits
Plimsoll Marks
Peacemakers
Quicksands
Rainbirds
Rainy Ramblers
Rain-Dears
Sodbusters
Spunkies
Running Salmon
Spittoons
Sea Urchins
Salty Dogs
Sheep
747’s
Raining Suns
Rain Gods
Rainbeams
Red Tide
Roaches
Roosters
Silver Sasquatches
Skeletons
Sardines
Royal Broughams
Roostertails
Rain-Beaux
Rain Hawks
Sperm Whales
Sleazies
Sonics
Snowflakes
Sourdoughs
Squids
Snorkels
Sinbads
Salamanders
Sun Dodgers
Scoundrels
Shamans
Sky Hawks
Stiletoes
Space Needlers
Scampi
Superscenics
Sawdust Eaters
Spodiodees
Ticks
Soggies
Tremites
Saints ‘n Sinners
Shrimps
Toads
Undertow
Waumpums
Weather Beaters
Woodpeckers
Third Degree
Water Hawks
Yogas
Zonkers
Trafficjammers
Tatooshes
Vampires
Washington Georges
White Roosters
Zodiacs


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