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Old 11-07-2016, 11:14 AM
 
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Okay so this only goes for cities/metros that have all 4 major teams in the MLB, NBA, NHL and NFL. Out of these cities, which as a whole as all their teams' mascots represent their city/geographic location the best? Obviously some due to franchise moves from city to city are not representative, but yet they still count, as they can always change the name too.

For example, I'll do Chicago:
Chicago

NBA
Bulls - I can give this to Chicago seeing as it once had a lot of meat production and stock yards within the city.

NFL
Bears - Bears do not live anywhere near the Chicago area, so very misrepresentative.

MLB
Cubs - Same deal as the Bears
White Sox - This is neutral since White Sox isn't really representative of anything that actually exists.

NHL
Blackhawks - Unless I am wrong the Black Hawk tribe and leader was located in western Illinois, so it is representative of the region.

So I would say Chicago is about 50% represented well through its teams. Which cities do you think do the best representing and the worst?


For me the BEST: Denver, runner up, Miami

MLB
Rockies - No need to explain that one

NHL
Avalanche - No need to explain that one either

NBA
Nuggets - Very representative of how the city came to be out in the Wild West days.

NFL
Broncos - Very representative of the cowboy era and broncos in Colorado.


The WORST: LA, runner up DC?

MLB
Dodgers - Neutral not representative of LA or anything that exists.
Angels - Representaitve but just because of the city's name.

NBA
Lakers - Not representative at all of LA
Clippers - Not representative either of anything related to LA

NHL
Kings - Nothing to do with LA
Ducks - Nothing to do with LA. Ducks are everywhere in the US an nothing unique to LA.

NFL
Rams - Nothing to do with LA
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Old 11-07-2016, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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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.
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Old 11-07-2016, 11:22 AM
 
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Philadelphia
76ers (Year of Independence)
Eagles (National Bird)
Phillies (Short for "Philadelphias")
Flyers (Not sure)
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Old 11-07-2016, 11:26 AM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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Philadelphia
76ers (Year of Independence)
Eagles (National Bird)
Phillies (Short for "Philadelphias")
Flyers (Not sure)
Apparently the Flyers name was chosen because it sounded well with Philadelphia, conveyed motion, and would be easy to fit in newspaper print.

https://www.nhl.com/flyers/news/flye...named/c-672935
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Old 11-07-2016, 11:27 AM
 
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NYC area teams like the Knicks, Mets, Giants, Jets, Islanders and perhaps the Yankees make sense, if you think about it.

Same in terms of Philadelphia in terms of the Eagles and 76ers.
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Old 11-07-2016, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma City
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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.
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Old 11-07-2016, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Eastern Tennessee
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Maybe I missed it but Miami Dolphins ought to be right up there
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Old 11-07-2016, 11:52 AM
 
Location: NYC/CLE
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All 4 of Miami's teams relate well to the city IMO.
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Old 11-07-2016, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Northeast Suburbs of PITTSBURGH
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Very accurate
Pittsburgh Steelers (The steel city)

Semi accurate
Pittsburgh penguins (Ice hockey team in a cold winter city)

???
Pittsburgh Pirates (guess because it's starts with P?)
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Old 11-07-2016, 12:16 PM
 
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All 4 of Miami's teams relate well to the city IMO.
Yeah Miami is spot on. Dolphins, Marlins, Panthers and Heat. To me I think Miami and Denver takes the cake on them.
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