Team Names Inspired By Victorian Women

When history and sports collide

Kyrie Gray
Sep 16 · 3 min read
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The Denver Broncos? Get out of here with those animal names! I want something with more weight. More history! Give me some more teams inspired by Victorian women, like the ones below.

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The Corseted Conquers

The Corseted Conquers are as supportive of each other as their namesake is for women’s figures. Besides some tactics in the field that leave their opponents breathless, the Corseted Conquers are fearless and will squeeze in as many points as possible during the game.

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The Maids of Mayhem

They’re going to wipe the court with your blood. Then they’ll have to clean up that blood because of their station. Still, the Maids of Mayhem aren’t afraid of hard work or overwhelming odds. They’ve got nothing to lose, so they’re going all-in because they’ve dead-set on polishing that trophy.

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The Debutantes

There are two kinds of matches the Debutantes love. The kind that raises them up in society, and the kind against a worthy opponent. When they come out shouting, “Wanna dance,” you better not sign your name on their card. You’re in for a whirl as they whizz about the field scoring goals faster than the spread of gossip. If you’re lucky one will drop a glove and you’ll get to introduce yourself. Which might make them more likely too hurt you a little less when they crush you.

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The Grim Governesses

These Grim Governesses are here to teach other teams a lesson. IN PAIN! “Spare the tackle spoil, the opponent,” is their motto. They’ve got brains and muscles built from a life with books. If you can’t handle getting schooled in losing then you best get out of the game.

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The Victorious Virgins

No one’s ever besmirched their honor or beat them on the volleyball court. A relatively new team, the Victorious Virgins are ready for some good, clean, pure sportsmanship. Don’t think their lack of experience means they aren’t a force to be reckoned with though. This team is harder to beat than the social pressure to not have sex until marriage.


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Kyrie Gray

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Writer, illustrator, and sometimes funny person. Work can be found primarily at https://medium.com/jane-austens-wastebasket

Jane Austen’s Wastebasket

Humor inspired by the literature, history, and other non-lucrative college courses

Kyrie Gray

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Writer, illustrator, and sometimes funny person. Work can be found primarily at https://medium.com/jane-austens-wastebasket

Jane Austen’s Wastebasket

Humor inspired by the literature, history, and other non-lucrative college courses

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