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I was wondering if anyone could tell me the meaning of the following team mascot names?

49ers (NFL)

76ers (NBA)

Astros (MLB)

Bills (NFL)

Chargers (NFL)

Clippers (NBA)

Dodgers (MLB)

Expos (MLB)

Flyers (NHL)

Lakers (NBA)

Pacers (NBA)

Packers (NFL)

Phillies (MLB)

Reds (MLB)

Supersonics (NBA)

Twins (MLB)

I want to know what they are supposed to represent.

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I was wondering if anyone could tell me the meaning of the following team mascot names?

49ers (NFL)

76ers (NBA)

Bills (NFL)

Twins (MLB)

I want to know what they are supposed to represent.

49ers- The San Fran Gold Rush in 1849

76ers- Philadelphia was once the nation captial and it was home to many historical sites plus the decleration of independence in 1776

Bills- Buffalo Bill the outlaw (I think right?)

Twins- The Minnesota Twins were named for the Twin Cities (Minneapolis and St. Paul) St. Paul being the State Capital and Minneapolis is the largest city in Minnesota

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Here's what I know.

Phillies and Flyers were picked to go well with the city.

Dodgers is short from Trolley Dodgers, which makes more sense with Brooklyn.

Lakers - from Minnesota, the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

Pacers - I'd guess from the automobile.

Astros - probably for the Johnson Space Center in Houston.

Packers - because the team started as a company team for a meat-packing plant, IIRC.

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I'm no genius or historian.......but

49ers (NFL) - The gold rush of 1849

76ers (NBA) - Our country's independence in 1776

Astros (MLB) - The space program ..NASA is like......down there.

Bills (NFL) - Play on words regarding Buffalo Bill the man?

Chargers (NFL) - military reference?

Clippers (NBA) - sailing boats prevalent in that area?

Dodgers (MLB) - dont know....moved from Brooklyn and kept name obviously

Expos (MLB) - no clue........worlds fair or something?

Flyers (NHL) - besides aliteration........no clue

Lakers (NBA) - Minneapolis.....land of 10,000 lakes........(WI has more)

Pacers (NBA) - dont know

Packers (NFL) - ACME meat packing plant......first sponsors I think

Phillies (MLB) - lame take-off of the city's nickname

Reds (MLB) - Red Stockings originally.......beyond that....?

Supersonics (NBA) - Umm, didn't Boeing develop 747's up there? Maybe supersonic planes too?

Twins (MLB) - come on.......St Paul and Minneapolis....Twin Cities.

What did I get right? Half? Two thirds? Hope this helps some.

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Awesome, I actually wanted to know, just in case I wanted to do a concept for any of those teams.

I know now the Packers is correct because they were the ACME PACKERS at first.

The pacers sounds like something to do with cars.

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I'm no genius or historian.......but

49ers (NFL) - The gold rush of 1849

76ers (NBA) - Our country's independence in 1776

Astros (MLB) - The space program ..NASA is like......down there.

Bills (NFL) - Play on words regarding Buffalo Bill the man?

Chargers (NFL) - military reference?

Clippers (NBA) - sailing boats prevalent in that area?

Dodgers (MLB) - dont know....moved from Brooklyn and kept name obviously

Expos (MLB) - no clue........worlds fair or something?

Flyers (NHL) - besides aliteration........no clue

Lakers (NBA) - Minneapolis.....land of 10,000 lakes........(WI has more)

Pacers (NBA) - dont know

Packers (NFL) - ACME meat packing plant......first sponsors I think

Phillies (MLB) - lame take-off of the city's nickname

Reds (MLB) - Red Stockings originally.......beyond that....?

Supersonics (NBA) - Umm, didn't Boeing develop 747's up there? Maybe supersonic planes too?

Twins (MLB) - come on.......St Paul and Minneapolis....Twin Cities.

What did I get right? Half? Two thirds? Hope this helps some.

Looks to me you got most of them right.

I believe you're right with the Bills, atleast, that's been my understanding. Supersonics is related to the Airplane industry as you said, if I remember correctly.

Didn't dodgers have something to do with like -- trolly dodging or something?

I found verification of that I think --

The club has used many a nickname throughout their time,

but the name that has stuck orginates from when they were known as the

Trolley Dodgers, after the fans who had to dodge trolly cars to the

ballpark. The name was shortened to the Dodgers later on.

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*******NOTE - WILLMORRIS already said the meaning of the Dodgers name and I didn't see it so :P

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The Expos were named after the famous Expo 67, a huge and very successful Worlds Fair held in Montreal on the same year as Canada's Centennial, 1967. It had over 50 million visitors and featured around 100 huge pavillions. It was also the factor which made the world believe that Montreal could host the Olympics in 1976... but that disaster's a different story...

The Pacers are named for Indiana?s history of raising harness racing horses, called pacers, and the pace car used during the Indianapolis 500.

The Bills are named from a contest held to name the team. The person who came up with the winning name submitted an essay in a tribute of the Indian Scout William "Buffalo Bill" Cody.

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I think all of em have been explained, but Chargers I thought was named because the owner liked hearing the corwd yell "Charge" at other NFL games he went to, so when he got a team he named them the chargers.....

maybe im wrong

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The Cincinnati Reds were once known as the Redlegs. They did wear red stockings form the beginning, but did not want to be confused with the Boston Red Sox, who also wear red stockings. The Redlegs were eventually shortened to just Reds.

I believe the SuperSonics were named in honor of the space industry companies around Seattle, and to play off the name of the Space Needle.

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I was wondering if anyone could tell me the meaning of the following team mascot names?

49ers (NFL)

76ers (NBA)

Astros (MLB)

Bills (NFL)

Chargers (NFL)

Clippers (NBA)

Dodgers (MLB)

Expos (MLB)

Flyers (NHL)

Lakers (NBA)

Pacers (NBA)

Packers (NFL)

Phillies (MLB)

Reds (MLB)

Supersonics (NBA)

Twins (MLB)

I want to know what they are supposed to represent.

ah the power of google!

49ers (NFL) - the 1849 gold rush to california

76ers (NBA) - the 1776 independence (which was in philly)

Astros (MLB) - short for astronauts (ie: houston we have a problem)

Bills (NFL) - the owner had a very high - paid team and was charging a lot of BILLS for tickets

Chargers (NFL) - named after the owner's credit card company (charging on the card - how lame!)

Clippers (NBA) - to pay tribute to the sail boats in san diego (i dont get it either)

Dodgers (MLB) - something about brooklyn residents "dodging trolleys" to see the game or something

Expos (MLB) - the world expo in montreal circa 1968

Flyers (NHL)

Lakers (NBA) - it was originally in minnesota which had a lot of lakes

Pacers (NBA) - to represent the "pace cars" at the indy 500

Packers (NFL) - cheese packers in wisconsin

Phillies (MLB) - take off on the city

Reds (MLB) - the original owners wanted to name it after some "physical identifier" so they called em the red stockings which got shortened to reds

Supersonics (NBA) - at the time the "supersonic" jet engine was being created in seattle

Twins (MLB) - the twin cities of minneapolis and st. paul

some of these i may have to double - check

EDIT: expo 67 my bad - and i couldnt find my hometown flyers

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ah the power of google!

49ers (NFL) - the 1849 gold rush to california

76ers (NBA) - the 1776 independence (which was in philly)

Astros (MLB) - short for astronauts (ie: houston we have a problem)

Bills (NFL) - the owner had a very high - paid team and was charging a lot of BILLS for tickets

Chargers (NFL) - named after the owner's credit card company (charging on the card - how lame!)

Clippers (NBA) - to pay tribute to the sail boats in san diego (i dont get it either)

Dodgers (MLB) - something about brooklyn residents "dodging trolleys" to see the game or something

Expos (MLB) - the world expo in montreal circa 1968

Flyers (NHL)

Lakers (NBA) - it was originally in minnesota which had a lot of lakes

Pacers (NBA) - to represent the "pace cars" at the indy 500

Packers (NFL) - cheese packers in wisconsin

Phillies (MLB) - take off on the city

Reds (MLB) - the original owners wanted to name it after some "physical identifier" so they called em the red stockings which got shortened to reds

Supersonics (NBA) - at the time the "supersonic" jet engine was being created in seattle

Twins (MLB) - the twin cities of minneapolis and st. paul

some of these i may have to double - check

EDIT: expo 67 my bad - and i couldnt find my hometown flyers

I read it on the internet so it MUST be true!

:)

I'd highly doubt the origins of the Bills and Chargers, epecially given the inaccuracy of the Packers origin you give (they were in fact meat packers, not cheese packers).

I seem to remember some connection between the Astrodome, Astroturf, and the Colt .45s being renamed the Astros. Anybody have the final word on the connection between the three? Did the baseball team lead to the name of the park, leading to the name of concrete painted green? What came first?

I need an answer fast... answer now, or face the fate of 3 more topics with this question in the next ten minutes!

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I was wondering if anyone could tell me the meaning of the following team mascot names?

49ers (NFL)

76ers (NBA)

Astros (MLB)

Bills (NFL)

Chargers (NFL)

Clippers (NBA)

Dodgers (MLB)

Expos (MLB)

Flyers (NHL)

Lakers (NBA)

Pacers (NBA)

Packers (NFL)

Phillies (MLB)

Reds (MLB)

Supersonics (NBA)

Twins (MLB)

I want to know what they are supposed to represent.

Wow. Seriously. Your self-appointed title as the "King of Football" has been revoked. 49ers? Packers? Come on.

Oh, and jpslapshot is half-right on the "Reds". They were originally known as the Cincinnati Red Stockings, which was shortened to the Reds. Sometime in the 30's or 40's, the name "Reds" was changed to "Redlegs" because, at the time, the USA was in "whoamg u r communist!!!11!one" mode, and "Reds" were slang for communists. They changed it back soon after.

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I was wondering if anyone could tell me the meaning of the following team mascot names?

49ers (NFL)

76ers (NBA)

Astros (MLB)

Bills (NFL)

Chargers (NFL)

Clippers (NBA)

Dodgers (MLB)

Expos (MLB)

Flyers (NHL)

Lakers (NBA)

Pacers (NBA)

Packers (NFL)

Phillies (MLB)

Reds (MLB)

Supersonics (NBA)

Twins (MLB)

I want to know what they are supposed to represent.

Wow. Seriously. Your self-appointed title as the "King of Football" has been revoked. 49ers? Packers? Come on.

Oh, and jpslapshot is half-right on the "Reds". They were originally known as the Cincinnati Red Stockings, which was shortened to the Reds. Sometime in the 30's or 40's, the name "Reds" was changed to "Redlegs" because, at the time, the USA was in "whoamg u r communist!!!11!one" mode, and "Reds" were slang for communists. They changed it back soon after.

I was pretty sure I already knew the 49ers, just was wondering if there was another meaning. The Packers, I wasn't 100% sure of. And the rest of the NFL teams I'm sure not too many people know them that well.

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