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The Naming Tradition

    There is a long standing tradition on team Bagel Bytes, a sort of "Rite of Passage", it is the naming. Although a person is officially on the team once they pass the try-out, many feel that someone isn't "truly" on the team until they have been named. The tradition predates Davis, but he has continued it throughout his time as coach of the team.

    The way it works is this. A member earns their nickname by doing something noteworthy, amazing, spectacular... actually most of the time it's for doing something REALLY STUPID! In order for a naming to take place it requires 2 of the 3 members of the naming commitee to be present. They are the coach, the captain, and the chief engineer. Any 2 may approve a name, however the third may veto it if they feel it is not appropriate for the person.

    Once named, it is nearly impossible to have it changed so many try to force a naming so they can have some choice. This never works. Then there are a few who wish to tempt fate and avoid naming for as long as possible. These "Unnamable" record seekers must avoid any notable or stupid acts for their entire time on the team, or at least not do them in front of any of the naming commitee. For those of you that are fans of the J.K Rowling books, its a little like not opening a "howler", the longer you wait the worse it gets.

    (Now that is not to say that there haven't been a few who did avoid naming. Unfortunately for them they did this by avoiding coming to robotics, avoiding working on the robot, and avoiding going to competition by avoiding showing up. But you could argue that these people were not really members of the team anymore and therefore not elgible for the "Unnamable" record)

The Chair


  • Real Name:

    Karen
  • Her version:

    My boyfriend sat on my lap one too many times
  • Coach's version:

    You know how in most couples the girl sits on her boyfriend's lap. Usually because there aren't any seats available and usually the boyfriend in question is annoyed, but not really. Well in this case, "The Chair" would have her boyfriend sit in her lap. Far from being annoyed, she encouraged, and sometimes insisted that he sit on her lap despite there being many more comfortable chairs available. There really is only one thing that spends all its time wishing to be sat upon, and so "The Chair" lost her quest for the "Unnamable" record.

Airhorn


  • Real Name:

    Cade
  • His version:

    I had an airhorn. Davis did not like said airhorn. In retrospect- BROOMMM! BROOMMM!
  • Coach's version:

    He had an airhorn. I don't exactly have anything against airhorns, and it was after school heading into a vacation I believe. But there Cade was, honking that thing in everyone's face. The first couple times it was hillarious. The next couple was getting annoying. Then he thought it ran out and was so sad... and all of a sudden it went off again and happiness returned to Cade. Unfortunately it also came with a name bringing "Airhorn" to the team.

Harvey Two-Face


  • Real Name:

    Milo
  • His version:

    The Team put makeup on half of my face. It was very bad...
  • Coach's version:

    What is it with girls wanting to put makup on guys. And what is it with the guys who sit there and allow it. Even if the guy in question really wanted to be made up, that's a lot of trust to give a bunch of girls who may not have the guy's best interests at heart. Alas, that is how it went down with Milo. He sat there and let them do their worst, and apparently their worst was the complete package, eyes, lips, cheeks, except they stopped at the half way point, right down the center line of his face. It may not have looked as horrific as Harvey Dent (the Gotham city district attorney turned Batman super villain after acid burnt off half his face) but the half and half look was quite memorable inducing the newest Batman inspired naming, Harvey Two-Face.

The Dealer


  • Real Name:

    Phoebe
  • Her version:

    I'm really bad with cards. Like. Really bad.
  • Coach's version:

    As of 2016, Phoebe is the team record holder for the quickest naming since I took over the team. This happened on a Friday, 2 days after Phoebe turned in her application. Rarely do members get named before they pass their probationay period but this was a rare case. Here is how it went. The team was playing a new tabletop game with mentor David. In this game, everyone is given a card. All but one has a global location on it. The last person is the spy and does not know where people are. The objective is to ask questions about the location to other people to determine if they are the spy. But if the questions are too specific, the spy can guess the location and deceive everyone. So what did Phoebe do? Was her question too specific? You could say that... this I believe was Phoebe's question. "Are you in Buenos Ares?" Might be a little revealing there. Now the fact that Phoebe is probably the worst player of this game in history would not be enough to get her named. No, it was the comment after that did it. When we told her she had completely screwed up her response was, "Well it's better than selling crack." She did this totally straight faced as if this was the perfectly normal response. Well one name came to mind that covered both of these 2 really silly events, giving us "The Dealer"

Piint Sized


  • Real Name:

    Rosa
  • Her version:

    I was enjoying a pint of ice cream and I asked somebody how many cups were in a pint (mispronoucning it sounding like lint or mint but with a P) at which I was heavily mocked and named. I'm not short.
  • Coach's version:

    She is too short! Well most everyone is short to me. But her name has nothing to do with her size. English is such a hacked together language. For every rule there is at least one exception to that rule resulting from being combined with languages from all over the world. A native of this great country from an English speaking household would be assumed to have a decent grasp of the English language. However, there Rosa was, sitting there looking at a small container of ice cream, and she asked, "What is a pint?" Not only did she not know the standardized unit of measure for liquids, but she pronouced it with a short i instead of a long (As mentioned above, rhyming with mint). So in honor of Rosa's command of the language she has been speaking since she could talk, we named her with appropriate misspelling, mispronunciation, and total opposite of its meaning (Rosa is taller than every girl on the team)... "Piint Sized"

Gigglypuff


  • Real Name:

    Kyra
  • Her version:

    Someone gave me a caffeine gummy. I then drank a monster and had a bag of gummybears. Later I tried to take something apart and laughed for 10 minutes before someone noticed and tried to name me. "W already had a giggles so giggly?" and I said "Giggly?" that sounds like Jiggly puff, "Gigglypuff"
  • Coach's version:

    This is one case where her description pretty much covers the orgin of the name. However, some details of the event: It wasn't 10 minutes, more like half an hour of solid giggling. And not like "tee hee" giggling, more like "HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA" giggling. You could say anything to set it off. "Shoehorn... HAHAHAHAHAHAHA" "Wall hanging... HAHAHAHAHAHAHA" it just kept going. It is true that there was a Giggles in the team past. She was on the team when I first started in 2007 and already had the name from her previous years with the former coach. (She had a very unique giggly laugh) That being said, Giggles would not have suited Kyra, but Gigglypuff fits her like booties on a micro pig. (When she reads this, the giggles will start again, but I couldn't resist)

Fangirl


  • Real Name:

    Katie
  • Her version:

    On a team trip to Disneyland, I gazed upon a rare wonder, a Shadowhunters poster, and jumped for joy. I waltzed over and carressed the poster surface enthralled. I was henseforth known by the name, "Fangirl.
  • Coach's version:

    Poetic, isn't it. You can almost see the slow motion shot with rose petals falling gently like snow all around and soft music playing in the background... well music was playing in the background, but it was Disney music. And there was no slow motion or dancing, and definitely no rose petals. This is how it really went down: She walked into the courtyard between Disneyland and CA Adventure, saw the "not so rare" advertisement poster for a Disney created TV series hanging behind one of the ticket booths, and screamed! Now this was not a surprise scream, this was groupie outside a theater seeing the rockstar scream. As she screamed she ran, not walked, not danced... RAN at the poster, jumped up and bega

    [We at the Bagel Bytes Web Design Team appologize for the interuption but the afore mentioned incident description is not appropriate for a High School team based website. We will now give you the "edited for content" descriptive version... The student in question attempted to enact the plot of a rated X movie with the poster on the wall. And now back to the regularly scheduled website]

    ntil we pulled her off. Definitely a naming event and Fangirl was very appropriate.