My state is home to a minor league baseball team, the Bees. They're pushing their season through a series of television ads naming the teams they will be playing against. I didn't pay much attention to the ads until I heard the name of one of the teams they'll be playing against: the Albuquerque Isotopes. Sound familiar? It should. Some of you may remember that Homer Simpson staged a week-long hunger strike protesting the relocation of his beloved Springfield Isotopes to Albuquerque! For a second I thought it might just be the result of poor research or keen irony on the part of the 'Topes owners. However, the Simpson's episode featuring Hungry, Hungry Homer (which is, coincidentally, the title of the episode) first aired on March 4, 2001, almost three years before Albuquerque acquired and named their team. (I apologize for the Wikipedia link, I couldn't find anything better.) I think that the Albuquerque team should show some class and change the name of their team to something more original! It just goes to show what kind of morons actually like minor league baseball.
Oh, wait. I just finished reading the Wikipedia article. I guess the team name was chosen by fans through a television poll. Okay, that actually makes it pretty cool. That, and I recently attended a Bees game and it was great fun.