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Animal Attraction: Football Fans Extend Their Passion to Their Pets

by Stacy Fox

Posted on August 19, 2013 at 5:37 AM

To kick off the 2013-2014 football season, Trupanion, a leading provider of pet insurance in North America, scoured its database to find the most common football-related pet names.

Turns out, the game of football provides a lot of options for pet names. While it’s not surprising that the more common names also have connotations outside of football (“Bear,” for example, topped the list), “Blitz” came in at number nine and “Madden” and “Niner” rounded out the top 20.

1. Bear
2. Brady
3. Spike
4. Titan
5. Raven
6. Jet
7. Chief
8. Cowboy
9. Blitz
10. Colt
11. Montana
12. Rookie
13. Raider
14. Bill
15. Bronco
16. Coach
17. Charger
18. Madden
19. Niner
20. Panther

More obscure names included “John Elway,” the Bullmastiff from California; “Fumble,” the Goldendoodle from New York; “Heisman,” the Great Dane from Missouri; and “Touchdown,” the Beagle from Illinois.