For me it ranks right up there with my other pet peeve "footballing term", the nickname of the Australian football team- the Socceroos. I find it utterly dreadful and cringe inducing that adults somehow contrived to think this was a really cool moniker.
Ditto for this lamentable term for a trophy. Have they no pride?
Anyway, the Brit burds will face a stiff test as they are in the same group as the Americans, French and Germans. Good luck to them.