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Team Names That are Also Names of People

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anythinglogos    250

Quite a few ones in South America. 

In Argentina there's second division side Guillermo Brown, named after the founder of Argentina's Navy. Then there is a few named after saints, most notably San Lorenzo de Almagro.

 

There's Italian third division side Giana Erminio which are based in Gorgonzola, they were named after Alpino fighter Erminio Giana who died in the First World War 

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MGoBlue98    23
4 hours ago, WSU151 said:

 

There are a lot of cities that honor someone, and thus feature a "name", if that's what you mean...?  Or are you thinking the full team name is a person's name?

I was referring to someone's full name, but I also like where this is going 

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leopard88    1,030
10 minutes ago, MGoBlue98 said:

I was referring to someone's full name, but I also like where this is going 

 

Well, that changes everything.  None of my examples apply.

 

Maybe the Cowboys will change their name to the Dallas Greens.

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Michael Bolton    293
2 hours ago, Jaffa said:

Some soccerball examples that spring to mind, all named after real people...

  • FC Santa Claus - Finnish outfit named after the jolly red-clad present giver.

 

 

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MCM0313    797
3 hours ago, leopard88 said:

. . . or this guy?

 

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His given name is actually Eldrick - although, to be fair, if I were named Eldrick I'd probably go by a nicknamrnickname too.

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leopard88    1,030
2 minutes ago, MCM0313 said:

His given name is actually Eldrick - although, to be fair, if I were named Eldrick I'd probably go by a nicknamrnickname too.

 

Philly Brown's given name is Corey.  Much better than Eldrick.

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swilson160    158

can't believe nobody has mentioned the Savannah Storm of the East Coast Basketball League, c'mon people get on your game

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MCM0313    797
1 hour ago, leopard88 said:

 

Philly Brown's given name is Corey.  Much better than Eldrick.

Holy cow, how did I type what I typed? "Nicknamrnickname"? lol

 

I've met Corey "Pitt" Brown, who played safety at OSU while "Philly" was playing wideout. He seemed a bit put off when I clarified (for my own benefit) that he was "Pitt" rather than "Philly" - obviously the WR was/is a higher-profile player. Anyway, I suspect that's the origin of the nicknames - there were two Corey Browns on the team so they identified them by their respective hometowns. Kind of like the infamous Jets draft bust Johnny "Lam" Jones, who got his nickname at UT because he was from Lampasas, TX, while teammate Johnny "Ham" Jones was from Hamlin, TX.

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MCM0313    797
34 minutes ago, swilson160 said:

can't believe nobody has mentioned the Savannah Storm of the East Coast Basketball League, c'mon people get on your game

I'd imagine there are two or three women in the world who are named Savannah Storm. That's a pretty good example.

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7 minutes ago, MCM0313 said:

I've met Corey "Pitt" Brown, who played safety at OSU while "Philly" was playing wideout. He seemed a bit put off when I clarified (for my own benefit) that he was "Pitt" rather than "Philly" - obviously the WR was/is a higher-profile player. Anyway, I suspect that's the origin of the nicknames - there were two Corey Browns on the team so they identified them by their respective hometowns. Kind of like the infamous Jets draft bust Johnny "Lam" Jones, who got his nickname at UT because he was from Lampasas, TX, while teammate Johnny "Ham" Jones was from Hamlin, TX.

 

Sidetrack: Twenty years ago (dang), when the New York CityHawks debuted, I was a member of the Arena Football mailing list, run by the guy who now runs the site ArenaFan.  That guy was a big Albany Firebirds fan; and Albany had one of the league's best players, offensive specialist Eddie Brown.  (This was in the days of ironman football, when most receivers were WR/DBs or WR/LBs.) The CityHawks also had a guy named Eddie Brown, a WR/LB.

The former was typically called "Touchdown" Eddie Brown, and the latter "Downtown" Eddie Brown.  But on the list I would frequently suggest that my team's guy should be called "Big Town" Eddie Brown, and Albany's player should henceforth be called "Small Town" Eddie Brown.  This annoyed the Albany fan who ran the list to no end, a fact which delighted me.

Historical note: the CityHawks went 5-23 in their short two-year existence.  But they had a 2-0 all-time record at Albany, in one of these games setting their team records for most points and for largest margin of victory.  I reminded the mailing list manager of this fact every chance I got; and, if I ever talk to him again, this will surely be the very first thing that I say to him.

End of sidetrack.

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LakeShow24    61
11 hours ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

In the 1910s, before baseball teams' nicknames had settled down, the Brooklyn National League team hired Wilbert Robinson as manager.  The team won a couple of pennants and became known as the Brooklyn Robins, even though many newspapers continued to call them by an older nickname, the Superbas, and even though the team's own official materials had already begun calling them the Dodgers.  

By the time Robinson's tenure as manager ended in 1931, the name Dodgers had become fully established.

 

Wilbert Robinson in 1916.

 

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Dig those checkered pinstripes!

Can't image if the name was being used today.

 

"The LA Robins!"  ehhh :wacko:

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leopard88    1,030
13 hours ago, MCM0313 said:

Holy cow, how did I type what I typed? "Nicknamrnickname"? lol

 

I've met Corey "Pitt" Brown, who played safety at OSU while "Philly" was playing wideout. He seemed a bit put off when I clarified (for my own benefit) that he was "Pitt" rather than "Philly" - obviously the WR was/is a higher-profile player. Anyway, I suspect that's the origin of the nicknames - there were two Corey Browns on the team so they identified them by their respective hometowns. Kind of like the infamous Jets draft bust Johnny "Lam" Jones, who got his nickname at UT because he was from Lampasas, TX, while teammate Johnny "Ham" Jones was from Hamlin, TX.

 

There was also a "Jam" Jones.  Depending on the source, I've seen his name as either Johnny or A.J.  I still remember him as Johnny "Jam" Jones.

 

In the late '80s, the Orioles had two righthanded pitchers named Michael Anthony Smith.  They wound up being called Mississippi Mike (which has kind of a cool ring to it) and Texas Mike.

 

http://oriolescards.blogspot.com/2008/07/mike-smith-1991-crowncoca-cola-all-time.html

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OnWis97    2,309
19 hours ago, Ferdinand Cesarano said:

In the 1910s, before baseball teams' nicknames had settled down, the Brooklyn National League team hired Wilbert Robinson as manager.  The team won a couple of pennants and became known as the Brooklyn Robins, even though many newspapers continued to call them by an older nickname, the Superbas, and even though the team's own official materials had already begun calling them the Dodgers.  

By the time Robinson's tenure as manager ended in 1931, the name Dodgers had become fully established.

 

 

Similarly, the Indians were called the "Naps" during much of the deadball era...after Napoleon Lajoie.

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SilverBullet1929    1,032
17 hours ago, MCM0313 said:

I'd imagine there are two or three women in the world who are named Savannah Storm. That's a pretty good example.

If they aren't meteorologists they should be. 

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hawk36    1,122

With my last name being Hawk I was all set to name my son:

 

- Atlanta

- Chicago Black

- Seattle C

 

Alas my wife didn't see the coolness in that idea. 

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FGM13    705
20 hours ago, hawk36 said:

With my last name being Hawk I was all set to name my son:

 

- Atlanta

- Chicago Black

- Seattle C

 

Alas my wife didn't see the coolness in that idea. 

 

Am I crazy for thinking Atlanta would actually be a kind of cool name?

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SilverBullet1929    1,032
1 hour ago, FGM13 said:

 

Am I crazy for thinking Atlanta would actually be a kind of cool name?

It would be. There's enough solid names that are clearly city names like Dallas, Houston, and Austin, so Atlanta should work just as well. 

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