On Friday, the five finalist names for Fayetteville's new minor league baseball team were announced ... and they're definitely wild.
Woodpeckers, Wood Dogs, Fly Traps, Jumpers or Fatbacks.
Fatbacks! For those of you fellow Northerners, that's a southern food delicacy. It's literally the fat from a pig's back.
I've only had it once.
It was on a collared sandwich (that's collared greens smashed between two slices of cornbread, which is as gross as it sounds). I thought the fatbacks were french fries, so I took them off and ate them separately. Fatal mistake. It was a mouth full of salty fat. At that moment I decided there is not one southern food that I really like. I'll stick to my spaghetti, heroes and pierogies.
So anyway, our new baseball team could really be named after pig fat.
The newsroom's reactions to these names were animated. It got me thinking, 'What does the rest of Fayetteville think?'
Reporter Chick Jacobs and I went downtown to ask people. The video I shot and edited is so different than the news videos we normally do, and I wanted it to be that way. I wanted it to be light, fun and capture people's candid reactions to these eclectic baseball team names. Enjoy.
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