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So I'm still working on team names to use when I buy the full version of Professional Football Simulator. Stumped on a few cities, and would appreciate some ideas for names. Trying to avoid the obvious in a few cases.

Boston

Tampa (NOT Tampa Bay, because I want to name it after the city, not the region)

Pittsburgh (no associations with steel)

Columbus (no associations with Christopher Columbus)

Minneapolis (gosh, I live here, I'd think it would be easier)

Chicago

Houston (no associations with oil)

Thanks!

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Boston: Shamrocks


Tampa: Scourge


Pittsburgh: Hard to do without steel, as the city seems to have embraced that... perhaps a different take on it and do Blacksmiths or Vulcans (after the Roman god of smiths)


Columbus: I've got nothing


Minneapolis: Lumberjacks... you can never go wrong with Lumberjacks


Chicago: this one's got me, I don't have anything creative


Houston: Stars (that whole space program, the Lone Star State)


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Houston: Lunars, maybe Challengers

Chicago: if you want something that hasn't been used there, how about Bleeping Goldens? No? How about Mayors or Aldermen? Maybe Supervisors? Wait, that last one requires three guys doing something and one guy watching :D if you don't care as long as it's not Bears, then Bluesmen or Bruisers

Minneapolis: Blue Ox

Columbus: Buckeyes is taken...so...um...ah crap...maybe Redbirds? Sorry, I can't think of anything

Pittsburgh: Stingers or Swarm...suggesting a darkhorse, Blackgolders

Tampa: Typhoons...yeah, I know it's technically the wrong term, but other than that all I got is Tornadoes and Bandits

Boston: going on a similar Irish tack, Gaels

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Boston- Cod, Colonials, Pride

Tampa- Sharks, Sailors ??

Minneapolis- Moose, all I can think of

Houston- Humidity, Hurricanes, Mosquitos, Apollos

Chicago- Pioneers

Colombus- Capitals?

Pittsburgh- Mills

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Boston Brawlers

Tampa Tribe (no Native American connotations needed-a tribe's part of any culture)

Pittsburgh Vulcans

Columbus Voyagers (more having to do with Ohio being the birthplace of John Glenn & Neil Armstrong)

Minneapolis Bobcats (and we're naming it Minneapolis, not Minnesota?)

Chicago Blues

Houston Cosmos

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Boston Shamrocks (as previously suggested).

Houston Hurricanes, Toros, Buckskins.

Chicago Bruisers.

Pittsburgh Hammers.

Columbus Whirlwinds.

Minneapolis Steamroller

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Some great ideas! Looks like I'm going with:

Boston Shamrocks (kind of an old-school feel to that one)

Tampa Sharks

Columbus Voyagers

Minneapolis Moose

Chicago Blues

Houston Cosmos

I'm still thinking on Pittsburgh. Maybe the Bulldogs. Not a direct connexion, but I like the sound and it connotes a certain toughness we associate with Pittsburgh.

Thanks for the help!

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One of my favorite all-time team names - the CFL's Las Vegas Posse - would work with Houston. Also liked the fictional San Antonio team name in Pete Gent's excellent novel The Franchise. They were the Texas Pistols.

Cool helmets too although they'd never pass muster today because of gun violence. The rest of the uni looks cobbled together with the Cowboys' jerseys and Minnesota's old pants. :D

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Boston - Clippers

Tampa - Snappers (Snapping Turtles are semi- common in Florida IIRC)

Pittsburgh - Rivermen or Pilots (Ship Pilot)

Columbus - Aviators or Bombers (Something to do with Ohio's contribution to flight)

Minneapolis - Harvesters or Swedes or Norse

Chicago - Lakers

Houston - Rustlers or Orbits or Suns

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Boston: Charms (Logo could be creative, Irish heritage, something unique, Charms sounds good)

Tampa: Generals/Force (There's an airforce base here in Tampa. Generals or Force would be perfect.)

Pittsburgh: IronMen (I looked and saw there was already a Concept for Pittsburgh Ironmen lol... But good idea nonetheless)

Columbus: Cardinals/Racers (State bird or State Reptile)

Minneapolis: Lumberjacks (I second this name!)

Chicago: Gunners (Tribute to the most Violent city in America for its strict gun laws HAHA)

Houston: Pistols (I also second this name)

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I'd maybe suggest the Chicago Mobsters. It's really just a play on words and has a tie to the crime of Chicago.

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Boston: Minute Men

Tampa: Tarpons

Pittsburgh: Ironmen

Columbus: Explorers

Minneapolis: Hodags

Chicago: Butchers (meat industry)

Houston: Javalinas (have - ah LEAN - uhs) very tough feral hogs from South Texas

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So I'm still working on team names to use when I buy the full version of Professional Football Simulator. Stumped on a few cities, and would appreciate some ideas for names. Trying to avoid the obvious in a few cases.

Boston

Tampa (NOT Tampa Bay, because I want to name it after the city, not the region)

Pittsburgh (no associations with steel)

Columbus (no associations with Christopher Columbus)

Minneapolis (gosh, I live here, I'd think it would be easier)

Chicago

Houston (no associations with oil)

Thanks!

Boston Rebellion? Boston Shipment?

Tampa Gators

Pittsburgh Inclines?

Columbus Capitals?

Minneapolis Snow Mobiles?

Chicago Fire?

Houston Moonlanders?

I suck at names lol.

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Boston Navigators


Tampa Cannons — two cannons from the old Fort Brooke are displayed at University of Tampa campus, the only things left of the fort that started Tampa


Pittsburgh Drillers — Without oil, Western Pennsylvania might not have boomed so quickly. Titusville lays claim to the first oil well in the world.


Columbus Pride (think lions, more generic, but hey)


Minneapolis Blizzard


Chicago Stampede — a nod to the old livestock industry of Chicago


Houston Buffaloes — Buffalo Bayou is a major waterway through Houston


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Chicago Cyclones - windy city reference

Chicago Bootleggers

Boston Clover Leafs

Houston Comets

Houston Aeros

Houston Meteors

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I'd maybe suggest the Chicago Mobsters. It's really just a play on words and has a tie to the crime of Chicago.

You stole that from my thread, didn't ya? ;) ha ha just kidding

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I'm settled on the names, though you almost have me with Houston Javelinas. But I'm a big space nut so Cosmos it is.

So for the record, it's:

Boston Shamrocks

Tampa Sharks

Pittsburgh Bulldogs

Columbus Voyagers

Minneapolis Moose

Chicago Blues

Houston Cosmos

Thanks again!

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