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Cities having one team name for every sport


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What if cities that had NHL NFL NBA MLB CFL franchises were each named the same with the same Colours, Like in US and Canadian Colleges where all sports teams have same name and colours

For example, blue jays raptors and Argos were all named the Maple Leafs

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Kinda like European club teams (Olympiakos, Panathinaikos, etc)?

It'd be interesting to see which names would win out in some cases, as well as which teams would end up under the same groupings in cities with multiple teams per sport like Chicago, New York and Los Angeles..

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Your idea will never happen just because of money and lost marketing opportunities. What if the Toronto Raptors (basketball) start sucking real bad and the Toronto Raptors (baseball) doesn't want their name to be associated with poor play? Hurts the brand

What do you mean IF?

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Your idea will never happen just because of money and lost marketing opportunities. What if the Toronto Raptors (basketball) start sucking real bad and the Toronto Raptors (baseball) doesn't want their name to be associated with poor play? Hurts the brand

What do you mean IF?

More aptly, what do you mean START?

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New York Giants (duh).

Technically they called themselves "football" and "baseball" Giants (NY still does) so not sure if it counts 100%. Also their colours were way different.

The National League club never referred to themselves as anything but the "New York Giants".

And they did share a color scheme, way back when.

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Black and orange was a 1940s innovation for the baseball team.

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Early on football teams tended to adopt the names of the local baseball team. Partly because they shared a stadium, but also probably to piggyback on the popularity of the baseball team.

Yea, in the first half of the 20th century, college football was big, but professional football was viewed as "bush league". Baseball reigned as the King of Sport.

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I think for the most part it only works if the teams have a lone owner, which is really to only logical reason for it. Then we'd have to add the FC/HC/BC, etc after each just to know what sport we're talking about. Not particularly a fan of the practice, and quite frankly, lawsuits would abound if anyone tried to do it today without owning both clubs. Minor Leagues/semi-pros can get away with it, but not the big leagues. Toronto does have a Toronto Maple Leafs baseball club though in the Intercounty League, and the original International league team of the same name predated the hockey team ( Babe Ruth hit his first pro home run against them here in 1914).

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Based solely on the dominant team or the most fitting name in each market, I would go with:

NY Yankees--The dominant icon of NY is the NY Yankees logo.

Chicago Bulls--A tough call with the Bears, but Bulls makes sense for the livestock trade in Chicago

LA Dodgers--Angels makes more sense, Lakers is not a logical fit despite popularity, but Dodgers is the most traditional.

SF 49ers--Gold Rush is a natural fit.

Miami Dolphins--The most "Miami" of all the teams.

Milwaukee (GB) Brewers-- Brewing industry is huge.

Pittsburgh Steelers--most appropriate

Philadelphia Eagles--Ties in with historical Philly

Washington Capitals--not the most popular team, but the most logical name

Dallas Cowboys--Duh

Houston Astros--So as not to repeat the cowboy theme with the Texans, Rockets could work too.

Phoenix Suns

Seattle Seahawks

Minnesota Twins--though Vikings also has good cultural links.

New England or Boston Patriots

Denver Broncos

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Atlanta Braves--A tough call, but it is the only non-bird name.

Indiana Pacers

Cleveland Indians--Browns a close second, but with no visual identity, I have to go Indians.

Detroit Pistons--Makes the most sense.

San Diego Padres

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