James Farley, Postmaster under FDR, said in 1936, "There are 47 states in the Union, and the Soviet of Washington." He alluded to the leftist movements in the state, particularly in Seattle where labor movements occurred post WWI when unsatisfactory efforts were made to improve wages after war-time wage controls.
A reference to Scottsdale's "upper-crusty" atmosphere.
After giving up a record number of homers in its first series, people starting calling the new Yankee Stadium the "Launching Pad." As it turns out, there's a wind current caused by the shape of the stadium that tends to lift balls flying toward the right field fence.
A Cajun American play on the word "go", which derives its orthography from French influence in the area. You'll often see the word used in reference to Louisiana sports teams, as in "Geaux (LSU) Tigers" and "Geaux (New Orleans) Saints".