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Best, most fitting team nicknames

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Baltimore Ravens is such a :censored: name. Uh oh, not a team named after a poem! SCARY!

A Raven is a cool bird...what's wrong with that?

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Every team posts some convoluted explanation for why their name is significant to their region. This thread is destined to just be one "cut and paste" after another.

That being said, the most fitting nicknames are clearly the Utah Jazz (Utah being the hotbed of jazz music), the Los Angeles Lakers (a tribute to the many lakes in Los Angeles), the Los Angeles Dodgers (since back in the day, people had to dodge all the trolly cars in Los Angeles), and the Memphis Grizzlies (since grizzly bears terrorize downtown Memphis, and have become almost symbolic of not only the city, but the entire state.)

lmfao freaking brilliant!

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My fantasy football team is named the Helena Handbaskets. I think that fits. :P

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Most fitting team name ever absolutely has to be the Nippon Ham Fighters.

Thread over, good night.

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Most fitting team name ever absolutely has to be the Nippon Ham Fighters.

Thread over, good night.

You win.

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Phoenix Suns because its so f-ing hot! Over 110 every day this week!

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Phoenix Suns because its so f-ing hot! Over 110 every day this week!

In the "play on words category" UConn Huskies.

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St. Louis Blues is the best name & city combo in sports.

There was also the Memphis Blues (before they became the Chicks).

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The Lancaster Barnstormers get my vote for one of the best names. The name refers to the "barnstorming" baseball players who played exhibition games in Lancaster County, PA in the early 1900s. The moniker also is current in that it represents the county's agricultural heritage.

Hershey Bears is another good one. They were originally called the Hershey B'ars, but the AHL disapproved of corporate names in the '30s. They are owned by the Hershey Company.

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Was that really necessary, taj?

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Most fitting team name ever absolutely has to be the Nippon Ham Fighters.

Thread over, good night.

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But in all seriousness, I gotta agree with St. Louis Blues.

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MLB: Minnesota Twins

NBA: Detroit Pistons

NFL: Dallas Cowboys(regardless of what Danimal says)

NHL: St. Louis Blues

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...so what do we call the team now that it gives its players to other teams???

Let's call them...the Pittsburgh Philanthropists.

But isn't a Philanthropist often times rich? If so, that doesn't work, because the Pirates are far from rich. Or at least that's the excuse the ownership gives out.

Most fitting name, Pittsburgh Steelers.

Homerism aside, it just fits perfectly, even if the Steel industry isnt what it once was around here, historically, its a perfect fit.

Also, as probably all mentioned before:

Washington Capitals

Philadelphia Phillies

San Fransisco 49ers

Kansas City Chiefs

Vancouver Canucks

Montreal Canadiens

Edmonton Oilers

NY Islanders

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NFL: San Francisco 49ers

MLB: Texas Rangers

NBA: Philadelphia 76ers

NHL: New York Islanders

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Phoenix Suns because its so f-ing hot! Over 110 every day this week!

In the "play on words category" UConn Huskies.

A close second place is the old Macon Whoopie hockey team.

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...so what do we call the team now that it gives its players to other teams???

Let's call them...the Pittsburgh Philanthropists.

But isn't a Philanthropist often times rich? If so, that doesn't work, because the Pirates are far from rich. Or at least that's the excuse the ownership gives out.

Most fitting name, Pittsburgh Steelers.

Homerism aside, it just fits perfectly, even if the Steel industry isnt what it once was around here, historically, its a perfect fit.

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Phoenix Suns because its so f-ing hot! Over 110 every day this week!

In the "play on words category" UConn Huskies.

A close second place is the old Macon Whoopie hockey team.

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