Definition of a Nimrod
1.) a descendant of Ham represented in the Old Testament book of Genesis as a mighty hunter and a king of Shinar
Origin of Nickname
Watersmeet School began using the nickname the "Nimrod" in the year of 1904.
By Biblical Accounts, Nimrod was "a mighty hunter before the Lord." According to the Old Testament, he established a great kingdom and founded a number of important Babylonian and Assyrian cities. Watersmeet, situated in the heart of the Upper Peninsula Ottawa National Forest, adopted the name because the forest is prime hunting land for waterfowl, deer, and bear.
by Bill L. Roose taken from the 1934 Wahinain
Something of Interest
In the year of 1986, ESPN,"Sports America Show," compiled the 10 top nicknames for high school sports teams. the "Nimrods" ranked third out of the 10 top nicknames.
1.) SYRUPMAKERS of Cairo,GA.
2.)BEETDIGGERS of Brush,Colo.
3.)*NIMRODS* of Watersmeet, MI.
There was a televised episode in which Bugs points to Elmer Fudd (who is having his usual lack of luck at "hunting wabbits") and says something like "what a Nimrod." Millions of kids didn't know it meant "mighty hunter" but thought the name sounded funny.