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Wolves Fans to Choose Between Muskies and Pipers


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Well, the Muskies had more success in Minnesota, and were the first pro team in the area since the Lakers. But the Pipers had Connie Hawkins, and won an ABA title (albiet in Pittsburgh). I'd have to go Pipers, since they have slightly nicer unis...

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I really think the good people of Minnesota should select the Muskies, and this is why:

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1. They were a charter member of the ABA, whose HQ was based on Minneapolis (as Minnesota native George Mikan was commish.)

2. The name "Muskies" is just cooler than the "Pipers." And so is their color scheme/uni. Plus, the Pipers basically ripped off the Baltimore Bullets look!

3. The Pipers are Pittsburgh's team. Kind of like the Oakland Raiders who skipped to LA, and then back to Oakland. Except the Pipers stayed only one season.

4. Why not rock Miami Floridians throwbacks? LOL.

5. The Muskies, at 50-28, had the league’s second-best record in their only season in Minnesota and made it to the league semi-finals before losing to the Kentucky Colonials. This made them far more successful than the Pittsburgh-to-Minnesota-to-Pittsburgh Pipers.

I think the people of Minnesota can agree to that.

And while we're on the subject of the ABA.... when the Sacramento Kings move to Anaheim (which, by the way, makes no sense - since the Clippers don't even draw as SoCal's "other" team) can we re-name them this??? =

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"Timber" sounds frivolous on a team from Paul Bunyan country? Not to mention the timberwolf is an actual species that's indigenous to Minnesota.

Ok maybe frivolous was the wrong word. How bout this one: Verbose.

Like, Golden Gophers, Demon Deacons, Mighty Ducks, Devil Rays... Yes, yes yes... I understand it's an actual species of wolf from Minnesota, but I think in another thread at some point I had this discussion with someone..

It's be like if the Ducks were called the "Mallard Ducks of Anaheim" or something along those lines. Just sounds, well, verbose.

Maybe I'm alone on this.. but I just think "Wolves" sounds so much better. Better than the "Atlanta Golden Hawks", or the "New Jersey Basketball Nets", or the "Milwaukee Timber Bucks" ... you get the point.

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Can't agree with you. While "Wolves" has an admirable brevity, "Timberwolves" flows pretty well and, unlike your other examples, is common parlance for the animal.

"Timber" sounds frivolous on a team from Paul Bunyan country?

They play in Wisconsin now? :P

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Can't agree with you. While "Wolves" has an admirable brevity, "Timberwolves" flows pretty well and, unlike your other examples, is common parlance for the animal.

"Timber" sounds frivolous on a team from Paul Bunyan country?

They play in Wisconsin now? :P

See, I always thought of Paul Bunyan as having dual-citizenship... the reason the Badgers and Gophers fight over this:

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The T-Wolves do play in Wisconsin though... once or twice each year :D

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