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NFL Teams in Latin

I gotta admit. This has got to be one of the coolest posts ever in the Catholic blogosphere. Taylor Marshall does a great job with this one:

You've heard of NFL "throwback" uniforms which hearken back to the original vesture of older teams. Even Pepsi has a "throwback" campaign - using an older-looking logo and going back to "real sugar."

So here's the ultimate throwback - the NFL team names in Latin. That's right folks, Cicero knew the NFL teams by these Latin names - okay, not really, but if football had been played in the Colosseum, the following names would be the NFL (ahem...Foedus Nationale Pedipila) teams.

I'd appreciate any advice from my fellow Latinists. Last week I asked my Latin students to come up with Latin names for the NFL teams. Here's what we came up with. I'm sure that we've overlooked something.
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1 comments:

Taylor Marshall said...

Thank you for the kind words. I'm definitely looking for corrections or better ideas for rendering some of the more difficult team names.

Thanks for the link, too. I love the CMR!

taylor


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