Team Name: Chattanooga Rail Runners

Alter Ego: Chattanooga Choo Choo Trains, The Little Engines That Could, Chattanooga has a basketball team?

League: Central Basketball Association (CBA)

True Rivals: Middle Tennessee Storm, Chattanooga Mocs, Noise pollution from the neighboring airport

Hometown: Chattanooga, Tennessee

Home Venue: Brainerd High School – Enough

Nearest Bar To Pre-Game At: Bud’s Sports Bar – 1.8 miles

Best Player Names: E’jay Ward (yeah, you show those who foolishly spell their first name EJ)

Worst Player Name: Quincy Scates (according to urban dictionary, scates is defined as a word used when a person wants to kill themselves or when suggesting someone else should kill themselves and we at Spor Repor feel someone like Quincy needs to seeks proper treatment rather than playing basketball)

Chances In A Nickname War: It’d be wise for them not to run as their nickname says they’ll do.

Interesting Fact: Now I am no train expert so when I first heard the nickname “rail runners” I tried searching online for a proper definition of the term. There are none. The best I can come up with is that it is quite literally someone/something that runs on rails (aka a train). It also could define a race animal who prefers to run along the inside rail.

In either case, rail runners makes much more sense as a nickname than freaking mocs. It’s defined in Merriam-Webster as a shortened form of moccasin which is either a shoe or a snake and yet their logo is a damn bird and you say “moc” is short for mockingbird. What the hell Tennessee-Chattanooga? You can’t just make up shortened word definitions. Amer is not short for America.