7 Name Suggestions for a New Jersey Football Team

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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 could 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.

Photo Dennis Malloy

Photo Dennis Malloy

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.

We have the highest and scariest property taxes in the country. The average now sits at $9,112. That’s $759 a month just in taxes. (Imagine a bloodcurdling scream here)

Andrei Popov

NJ Seagulls

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.

Never mind!

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!

bright orange traffic cones standing in a row on dark asphalt

sports item

NJ Potholes

Jenna dumped this one, the name alone should make you shiver with fear.

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The Pineys

Called by Tom in Hamilton, this one would represent South Jersey well.

Jersey South vs Jersey North – Photo: Google Maps

Jersey South vs Jersey North – Photo: Google Maps

The Fugetaboutits of New Jersey

My favorite, Joe in Old Bridge, deserves this suggestion. What better way to show our Jersey attitude?

Getty Stock / Think Stock

Getty Stock / Think Stock

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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