Sourdough bread was so prevalent during the California Gold Rush that Sourdough became a nickname for gold prospectors. Sourdough Sam is an alliterative characterization of a '49er,' one who came to California in 1849 for the gold rush
An alliterative name incorporating the name of the team
'Roar' is an onomatopoeic word used to describe the noise that lions make
T-Rac is a raccoon, and the raccoon is the state animal of Tennessee. 'T' could stand for Tennessee or Titan, 'Rac' stands for raccoon.
Cardinals are red birds, and the team was originally named for the color cardinal, a shade of red
A charictarization of a pirate captain, since Buccaneer is a nickname for a pirate
No special meaning other than a stereotyping of a cowboy
'Viktor' is a traditional Scandanavian name which is also alliterative with 'viking'
Named after gumbo, a very popular dish in Southern Louisiana
The Bills play in the city of Buffalo, 'Billy' is a play on the name 'Bills'
Lighting comes in bolts, the 'Bolts' are also a common nickname for the Chargers
Staley Da Bear
Named after A.E. Staley, the founder of the Chicago Bears, originally the Decatur Staleys
'Purr' is an onomatopoeic word used to describe the noise that panthers make
Chief Zee is not an official mascot, but a dedicated fan who is the de facto mascot of the Redskins. The fan's real name is Zema Williams.
The Steelers are named after Pittsburgh's famous steel industry, steel is often made into steel beams
'Toro' is a cry used in bullfighting. The Texans associate themselves with bulls in many ways. For instance, their mascot and logo are both a bull.
Named after a popular Bengals chant, beginning with and often abbreviated 'Who Dey'
'K.C.' is short for Kansas City, 'Wolf' honors the 'Wolfpack,' a nickname for a noted group of rabid fans
Named for Denver's nickname, the 'Mile High City'
Jaxson De Ville
Named after the city of Jacksonville
'Pat' forms the first part of the word 'Patriot'
Edgar, Allan, and Poe
Named after Baltimore Poet Edgar Allan Poe, whose poem 'The Raven' is the basis for the team's name
Blitz refers to a common defensive tactic in football, but the name is not specific to the Seahawks
T.D. is short for touchdown, and is named as the result of a fan contest
CB, TD, Chomps, and Trapper
Four 'dawgs,' a common nickname for the Browns. Chomps and Trapper are dog names, TD is short for touchdown, CB is short for Cleveland Browns