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No should teh Miami Hurricanes change their nickname too?

You relaise the University of Miami is where the National Hurricane Center is?

So if its good for UM its good for Carolina.

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No. Should the Jets change theirs because of 911?

You do have a good point there; however, in 1997, the Washington Bullets changed their nickname to the Wizards due to high murder rates in the city and the emergence of school shootings throughout the country.

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The Hurricanes were christened with their name in May 1997, 6 months after Hurricane Fran tore through North Carolina. While the devastation was not on the scale of what Katrina did to the Gulf Coast, entire towns and islands were completely destroyed - and none of the towns hit by Fran were below sea level and protected by levees like New Orleans was, which intensified the damage by Katrina.

That said, lives were lost and millions of dollars in damages occurred. It was easily the worst hurricane I personally lived through. The name was chosen as a tribute of sorts to the state and the victims of Fran and the other hurricanes that have hit the Carolinas.

So, no. The name is fine, and was chosen on purpose after a serious hurricane crippled eastern North Carolina.

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No. Should the Jets change theirs because of 911?

You do have a good point there; however, in 1997, the Washington Bullets changed their nickname to the Wizards due to high murder rates in the city and the emergence of school shootings throughout the country.

Nice story, but not true.

Bullets owner Abe Pollin changed the name after his good friend Yitzhak Rabin, Prime Minister of Israel, was assassinated. People had been getting shot everyday in DC from the time the team moved there and it had no effect on the team name.

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Some of the nicknames make sense. Miami and Carolina, since those areas are frequented by Hurricanes. Many teams in the midwest have "storm" in the name. Even the Worcester Tornadoes has history behind it, although it was a deadly part of the city's history.

Can someone explain the Tulsa Golden Hurricane? How many hurricanes have hit Oklahoma?

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I have nothing against the peoples of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and some of my Fellow Floridians. But, I am sick of people who act like this is something new. New Orleans gets effed evey year, it's just that this year they were indirect casualties of the "war" in Iraq. The Federal Funding that was meant to help rebuild parts and reinforce other parts of the levee was withheld from the State of Louisiana to pay for war issues.

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The whole notion of changing the name from Hurricanes is idiotic. The people in the region get smacked around every year by them. If they are that sensitive to hurricanes, they need to move.

People are way too sensitive to life in general. Natural disasters are part of life. People need to get a thicker skin if a team name like hurricanes is too much for their sensibilities. After all, if Redskins doesn't offend enough people, any team name should be OK. And no, I'm not trying to start the indian name debate again. I'm just putting this question into perspective.

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Can someone explain the Tulsa Golden Hurricane? How many hurricanes have hit Oklahoma?

I think the Golden Hurricane is named because of the vast wheatfields. I think that's true...I could be way off.

Kinda like the how Crimson Tide is not really named for water.

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