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IM surprised no one said the 1995 Browns playing the Jaguars twice before they moved to Baltimore.

Probably because the current Browns wear the same basic unis, thus negating the entire reason that would be in this thread.

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So which are you? The white guy with the beer or the white guy with the beer?

Since one of those guys is wearing an LSU sweatshirt and B-Rich is from Louisiana, I'm going to say he's most certainly the white guy with the beer.

But how can you know the other white guy with beer isn't from Louisiana? There are other white guys with beer from around the states that are LSU fans.

Jrodsep, you forgot "OLD white guy with a beer". ;)

Mine was not a beer, but a cocktail (double, of course), thus the bigger white classic New Orleans "go-cup".

And while I am a proud LSU grad, that's my oldest friend on the right and I'm in the tweed on the left.

Incidentally, we got to talking with the guy sitting behind us (who took this pic); he was wearing a Fordham sweatshirt. Turned out he was an old Fordham friend of P.J. Carlesimo, and was comped his tix by the now former Nets coach.

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IM surprised no one said the 1995 Browns playing the Jaguars twice before they moved to Baltimore.

Probably because the current Browns wear the same basic unis, thus negating the entire reason that would be in this thread.

You're probably right I didn't thought about that.

BTW

I just remember 2006 Chargers-Cardinals where the Bolts wore those 87-06 uni plying the Cardinals in those current look!!

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It would seem like a lot of these occur in the NBA, as relocations seemed to almost always come in twos:

1962 - Philadelphia Warriors to San Franscico Warriors

1963 - Syracuse Nationals to Philadelphia 76ers

Any matchup between the San Francisco Warriors and Syracuse Nationals was a one-season deal.

1971 - San Diego Rockets to Houston Rockets

1972 - Cincinnati Royals to Kansas City(-Omaha) Kings

Any matchup between the Houston Rockets and Cincinnati Royals was a one-season deal.

1978 - Buffalo Braves to San Diego Clippers

1979 - New Orleans Jazz to Utah Jazz

Any matchup between the San Diego Clippers and New Orleans Jazz was a one-season deal. I was at one of those (the New Orleans home game) and remember it well. We had floor seats behind the basket. My stepdad was heckling Lloyd Free all night (this was before he changed his name to "World B. Free"). At one point Free made a basket (on our end of the court) and looked straight at my stepdad, then turning down court “shot him the bird” behind his back while he hustled back on defense.

1984 - San Diego Clippers to L.A. Clippers

1985 - Kansas City Kings to Sacamento Kings

Any matchup between the L.A. Clippers and Kansas City Kings was a one-season deal

2001 - Vancouver Grizzlies to Memphis Grizzlies

2002 - Charlotte Hornets to New Orleans Hornets

Any matchup between the Memphis Grizzlies and (original) Charlotte Hornets was a one-season deal

2012 - New Jersey Nets to Brooklyn Nets

2013 - New Orleans Hornets to New Orleans Pelicans

Only 2 matchups between the Brooklyn Nets and New Orleans Hornets. No indication in the photo, but I made a point of being at that game:

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Also, not in the "group of twos" scenario, but any team vs.the Chicago Packers (named that for 1 season only, 1961-62) or Chicago Zephyrs (renamed that for only season, 1962-63) were rare matchups. They became the Baltimore Bullets, and after ten years moved to the Capital Centre and changed their name to the Capital Bullets for only one season (1973-74), so any NBA team matchup against the Capital Bullets is rare. There was also only one season of matchups between the Baltimore Bullets and Kansas City-Omaha Kings.

Any NBA team playing the New York Nets only did so for one season (1976-77) as they entered the NBA from the ABA that season, then became the New Jersey Nets in the fall of 1977. With Buffalo's move to San Diego in 1978, that also means that the Buffalo Braves and New Jersey Nets only met for one season.

I managed to find some of them

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I know for a fact that the Rays and Expos happened. But the Marlins and Expos were in the same division since 1993, so I'm not sure what he was thinking.

How about Brooklyn Dodgers vs the Rays?

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The Rays wore this too

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Fun fact: the only stadium the Rays have never played in is Dodger Stadium, and that changes this summer.

How about this?

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The Lightning also played the Minnesota North Stars in their first season, and the last for Minnesota.

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Cant find pictures, but the panthers played the oilers in 1996. And 1995 marks the only time that the panthers played the gastineau style jets

That game was played at Clemson and featured the infamous Bubby Brister play:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=429_0ybqZOU#t=407s

He may as well have just handed the ball off to Mills.

And my note to Mr. Tom Hammond: You really only need to track the non-embarrassing moments of Jets history. Trust me. It's much easier that way.

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The only team the Dodgers haven't visited are the Yankees, and that changes in a few weeks.

The Coyotes' first game ever was in Hartford where they were shut out, then they played once more in the desert for their only two meetings.

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Cant find pictures, but the panthers played the oilers in 1996. And 1995 marks the only time that the panthers played the gastineau style jets

That game was played at Clemson and featured the infamous Bubby Brister play:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=429_0ybqZOU#t=407s

He may as well have just handed the ball off to Mills.

And my note to Mr. Tom Hammond: You really only need to track the non-embarrassing moments of Jets history. Trust me. It's much easier that way.

The video link you posted is the wrong game

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