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Old 11-07-2016, 02:27 PM
 
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Milwaukee's is decent:
NBA - Bucks, there are plenty of those in the Milwaukee area.

MLB - Brewers, also representative of Milwaukee.


How about New Orleans?

NBA - Pelicans, pretty representative.

NFL - Saints, does this have something to do with the music/culture of NOLA?
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Old 11-07-2016, 03:19 PM
 
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I think Dallas (Cowboys, Rangers, Mavericks, Stars), Phoenix (Coyotes, Cardinals, Diamondbacks, Suns) and Minneapolis (Twins, Wild, Vikings, Timberwolves) also make very strong cases.
I agree
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Old 11-07-2016, 03:53 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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There was a time when many people thought the Washington Bullets was an apt name.
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Old 11-07-2016, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Saints = when the saints go marching in
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Old 11-07-2016, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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As mentioned, Dallas is pretty good with their teams. Houston is ok. I wish it followed the space theme for all its teams though. I do think Denver is the best though. All the names fit.
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Old 11-07-2016, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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I would day them or the Los Angeles Lakers
To be fair, when the Lakers started in Minneapolis in 1947, the name made a lot more sense.

Same with the Dodgers when they started in Brooklyn wayyy back in 1884. I didn't know this prior, but Wikipedia states this:

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The team's name derived from the reputed skill of Brooklyn residents at evading the city's trolley streetcar network.
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Old 11-07-2016, 07:23 PM
 
Location: Westminster/Huntington Beach, CA
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The 49ers and Sharks are the only professional teams in the SF Bay Area that are representative of the area, so not good metro for this either.
Yea. If you lowered the criteria, though, then they make total sense.
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Old 11-07-2016, 07:24 PM
 
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Chicago Bulls/Bears is in reference to the Chicago stock exchange i.e. Bull or Bear Market.
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Old 11-07-2016, 07:32 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Yea. If you lowered the criteria, though, then they make total sense.
How? The rest are all generic names that could fit in any city pretty much.
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Old 11-07-2016, 07:48 PM
 
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The mascot of the OKC Thunder is a bison which represents of Oklahoma well. The bison is Oklahoma's state mammal, as well as the national mammal.
Thunder as a name also makes sense cause of all the storms that roll through Oklahoma.
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