Rumor has it there’s some sort of big football game this week. With that being top of mind, one user on the New Jersey subreddit posed the question "If we had a team in the NFL what would it be called?"

That got us thinking… since the “New York” Giants and the “New York” Jets are too cowardly to commit to being from New Jersey, despite using MetLife Stadium to play their games, what WOULD New Jersey’s football team be called?

What would capture Jersey's essence while also intimidating the competition?

We asked this on-air on Monday afternoon's show and  New Jersey 101.5 listeners really came through with great suggestions.

Here's a sample of what we heard:

New Jersey Porkrollers

Now this one may be controversial because I know you North Jerseyans are screaming at your screen “it’s Taylor Ham!” Jeryl from Freehold called this one in, so you can take it up with her.

Dennis Malloy photo
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The New Jersey Taxers

Ready or not, they’re coming for you! There’s nothing more intimidating than New Jersey taxes, which makes this a great suggestion from Bill Doyle.

We have the highest and scariest property taxes in the nation. The average now stands at $9,112. Thats $759 a month just in taxes. (Imagine blood curdling scream here)
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NJ Seagulls

I chose this one because I wanted the Jersey Shore to be represented and I think our seagulls are particularly aggressive. No one else seemed to be on board though.

Oh well!

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New Jersey Traffic Cones

This one was submitted on the NJ101.5 app by Rob in Clinton, he even has merch ideas: the fans of the team can wear foam cone hats!

bright orange traffic cones standing in a row on dark asphalt
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NJ Potholes

Jenna threw out this one, the name alone should make you shudder with fear.

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The Pineys

Called in by Tom in Hamilton, this one would represent South Jersey well.

South versus North Jersey - Photo: Google Maps
South versus North Jersey - Photo: Google Maps
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The New Jersey Fugetaboutits

My personal favorite, Joe in Old Bridge gets credit for this suggestion. What better way to show off our Jersey attitude?

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The post above reflects the thoughts and observations of New Jersey 101.5's Kylie Moore. Any opinions expressed are Kylie's own. You can follow Kylie on Instagram.

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