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heidt410
04-15-2008, 01:48 PM
Here are some cities that need to change their names off the top of my head...add to it or nominate a name for the franchise.

Utah Jazz... c'mon. But what else is there besides Mts and Polygamists :D Pioneers would be a good fit.
which brings me to the next:
New Orleans Hornets...Jazz would be perfect.
Memphis Grizzlies... Blues, Snakes, ???

Now Seattle might be moving... Oklahoma City SuperSonics???, ungh-uh.

/random thought. What are some other bad team names in other leauges?

KingCanuck
04-15-2008, 01:50 PM
Vancouver Grizzlies > Memphis Grizzlies

heidt410
04-15-2008, 01:52 PM
Vancouver Grizzlies > Memphis Grizzlies

yeah, good name for BC, but those colors were terrible.

PHX04
04-15-2008, 01:53 PM
LA Lakers = LA Rapers

San Antonio Spurs = San Antonio Sterns

USAviator
04-15-2008, 01:58 PM
Chicago White Sox----Chicago Black Sox

I mean come on white sox, your sox are not even white, neither are your stockings.

KingCanuck
04-15-2008, 02:00 PM
Chicago White Sox----Chicago Black Sox

I mean come on white sox, your sox are not even white, neither are your stockings.

Red Sox/white sox are horrible names

Exist 2 Inspire
04-15-2008, 02:13 PM
Yeah I've always wondered why Utah is the Jazz instead of New Orleans.

One of the stupidest ones of all is the Florida Panthers, lol. Makes zero sense at all.

eurtune
04-15-2008, 02:15 PM
Here are some cities that need to change their names off the top of my head...add to it or nominate a name for the franchise.

Utah Jazz... c'mon. But what else is there besides Mts and Polygamists :D Pioneers would be a good fit.
which brings me to the next:
New Orleans Hornets...Jazz would be perfect.
Memphis Grizzlies... Blues, Snakes, ???

Now Seattle might be moving... Oklahoma City SuperSonics???, ungh-uh.

/random thought. What are some other bad team names in other leauges?

Funny you mention Jazz being perfect for New Orleans since that's where they were originally. I dislike that they didn't change the name when they moved to Utah, it just doesn't match. Most of the bad names are because of a move, don't know why they won't change their name if it doesn't make sense.

fivas15
04-15-2008, 02:16 PM
Yeah I've always wondered why Utah is the Jazz instead of New Orleans.

One of the stupidest ones of all is the Florida Panthers, lol. Makes zero sense at all.

When they moved the owner who bought the Jazz (think it was Larry H.) bought the name also because it sounds good.

eurtune
04-15-2008, 02:25 PM
When they moved the owner who bought the Jazz (think it was Larry H.) bought the name also because it sounds good.

Actually the original owner Sam Battistone moved the team in '79 from New Orleans just because he didn't like it. They actually lost money from the move because of a decrease in attendance. Larry Miller wasn't involved until mid-80s when he bought 50% of the team from Battistone. Sucks because New Orleans didn't have a team again until the Hornets moved there in '02.

ASWEDE
04-15-2008, 02:28 PM
I've yet to see a real Bear in Chicago or a cub. They don't run with the Bulls in Chicago either. Are there a lot of lakes in LA? Oh well, who cares.

eurtune
04-15-2008, 02:34 PM
A name I can think of that just sucks that wasn't because of a move are the Wizards. That franchise has always had crappy names though; Packers, Zephyrs, Bullets, all are pretty bad.

robogain
04-15-2008, 02:35 PM
LA lakers? didn't they move from like minny or something

fivas15
04-15-2008, 02:39 PM
LA lakers? didn't they move from like minny or something

Yep, hence the Minneapolis Lakers.

eurtune
04-15-2008, 02:39 PM
LA lakers? didn't they move from like minny or something

Yeah they used to be in Minneapolis, with Mikan and Baylor.

ASWEDE
04-15-2008, 02:39 PM
LA lakers? didn't they move from like minny or something

Yes, the land of 10,000 lakes. And yes teams keep their names usually when they move.

SomeoneStopMe
04-15-2008, 02:44 PM
LA lakers? didn't they move from like minny or something

yea they should change their name to the LA Kobe's

or LA Mexicans

or The LA why so ez?

fivas15
04-15-2008, 02:46 PM
or LA Mexicans


Utah could also be called this; Utah Mexicans ..... nahhhh

KingCanuck
04-15-2008, 02:46 PM
yea they should change their name to the LA Kobe's

or LA Mexicans

or The LA why so ez?

LA Crips or LA Bloods sounds good as well...


I'd lol if the Lakers were the Bloodz while the Cripplers were named the Crips

JuanDenver
04-15-2008, 02:54 PM
Here are some cities that need to change their names off the top of my head...add to it or nominate a name for the franchise.

Utah Jazz... c'mon. But what else is there besides Mts and Polygamists :D Pioneers would be a good fit.
which brings me to the next:
New Orleans Hornets...Jazz would be perfect.
Memphis Grizzlies... Blues, Snakes, ???

Now Seattle might be moving... Oklahoma City SuperSonics???, ungh-uh.

/random thought. What are some other bad team names in other leauges?
The pioneers was going to be portlands name, but there was already a team in portland named that.....pioneers sounds really lame compared to trail blazers :)

weres the jazz in utah....the grizzlies in memphis...the lakes in la....the wizards in washington...the raptors in toronto.....the WARriors IN SAN FRANSISCO!....CrAZyNeSs! :D

jtwx
04-15-2008, 03:04 PM
The Wizards should still be the Bullets.