40 years ago.). How about the San Diego 70s? Yikes. 1. A team of professionals. Names are easily corrupted. But what if it didn’t? After protests and saying it was "overly negative", the distributors decided to edit/dub all of the lines with the word "f*ck" to get a PG-13 rating. Climbers? I used to live there.) Would each cap feature a Star of Bethlehem topper? ‘Cause it’s root, root, root for the ROOOOOTS…”. I read half of this article. and play-by-play data provided by Baseball Info Solutions. Sounds good! Namely, the Parrott Gun, a rifle capable of firing 300 pound shells. where Hallmark was HQ’d? Question: What Would We Name the Team Today? Canon-McMillan HS–Big Macs is good but Hyphens is better for me. Ano ang Imahinasyong guhit na naghahati sa daigdig sa magkaibang araw? Its history is big. Ya sure just like nobody in Minnesota calls you Andy. was a commercial blockbuster. You can flag a comment by clicking its flag icon. I’d take a different revolutionary name, seeing as Revere got caught and never finished his ride. Do fries come with that? Hmm. City and team name, all in one word. You’d have to poll people in the region to see how they really feel about it. Unfinished business. Notably, the Romans had major problems with it; one of Pompey’s greatest accomplishments was clearing them out of the Med. /waiting for Yankees fans to pounce in 3 … 2 … 1. Dude was a great pitcher on Browns; won .333 of their total wins/ 8.5 WAR in 1921. I didn’t know that. Alas, the Atlanta Arbors sounds like an apartment complex populated by recent college grads. And of course, gravy. For even more, visit our Guide to Horror ... if you dare. Don’t say Abattoirs. The terrifying specter of eye-rolling headlines–Barbecues Burnt in Houston–is enough to reject it. And, in fact, a bit of research reveals that it actually is. It arrived on the moving truck when the franchise relocated from New York in 1957. (Enjoyed your list, John — and your bravery. 5) Wow, yeah, I forgot about the Moondoggers bit. One last submission: the St. Louis Saints. We could stay on the water and choose the Clippers, but a team on another coast and in another sport has claimed it. Yikes. Emmy win for Northern Pictures’ ‘Hardball’. The land that gave rise to Oakland gave rise to oaks, so Oakland Oaks might work. What’s up, Milwaukee Brewers? Well, it sounds gut, but it might offend descendants of those who came from the Hesse-Darmstadt region. So, what gives? Don’t pick the Fades. It’s a common fish, sure, but it’s also a hairstyle that deserves to die. If we named the team today, I feel certain the name would reverberate across the cosmos, dodging black holes, to enter our collective unconscious. How about the Miami Divers? 3) Chicago Pile-1’s is the greatest suggestion in the history of great suggestions. Mesas? Adidas’ request for an injunction to stop Mega Blade sales was refused due to the company’s inability to prove it would suffer irreparable harm without one. The Mets are right now. But, sure, let’s humor this proposition with a few token attempts. Boarders? Philadelphia Bell Frogs You’re probably teeming with inspiration right now, aren’t you? Of course, the state is also home to the Grand Canyon, but we don’t want to name a team the Canyons. How about a more alliterative tribute to the revolutionaries – the Boston Bluecoats? We might as well say the St. Louis Marlins. But c’mon, man! It’s like separating California from its wine and the Yankees from their rings. And speaking of sex acts, WTT was responsible for the Hawaii Leis. Seriously, the Anaheim Boysenberries? Baltimore gave birth to Francis Scott Key, composer of “The Star Spangled Banner,” so how about the Banners? You’re nuts. You’re inviting a lot of rust-based jokes, but otherwise I like it. Since the Atlanta team will move to another city, and county, it should be renamed the Cobb County Carpetbaggers. No. So, what’s the new name? bahaha thanks John! 1) Re KC Strippers, you’re right. And i will say it here: Keanu Reeves can act. First of all, there’s already an NFL team with that name. I would instantly buy merchandise from any team named the Howlin’ Wolves. Cincinnati Undertow I don’t know, man. Known first as the Brown Stockings and then as the Browns, the team became the Perfectos after pilfering the best Cleveland Spiders in hopes of rocketing to the top of the National League. Organized in 1830, a military unit called the Detroit Light Guard fought in major battles of the Civil War–including those at Antietam and Gettysburg–and the Spanish-American War. Conor O'Neill: Oh, c’mon. Too bunny-related. The only suggestion you made that might be an improvement for me was the “San Francisco Sea Lions”, although Joe DiMaggio played on the “Seals”, so that’s probably better. Pittsburgh Alleghenys A local minor league team once bore the name Tampa Tarpons. I don’t know enough about the South, but Dixies maybe? I thought Royals also had something to do with K.C. So, the Fathers? Suddenly, I have a hankering to write a more farcical piece exploring completely nutty options for names. After the team moved from its elevated location at Hilltop Park to the Polo Grounds, the name Highlanders no longer made sense. We made it here. No chance. We’ll have lost our nominal compass. Third? Not the Athletics. According to Canadian legend, the name arose after a board member looked out his window while shaving and saw a blue jay. So, the Steelheads? After a decade of unofficial use, the name Pirates became part of the uniform in 1912. Hollywood is Tinseltown, so how about the Tinsels? Washington Taxpayers. Hear them say it: “Twin Cities, Schmwin Schmities.”. San Antonio Sizzle Milwaukee sits on Lake Michigan. Play-by-play data prior to 2002 was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted Skiers? During the Civil War, nearby riverbanks contained artillery batteries to protect the city. In the mid-1800s, German immigrants helped establish the city. Directed by Brian Robbins. That’s the climate, pretty much. The National League features offspring of predatory animals; makers of fermented drinks; a long-wavelength color; seafaring criminals (but actually a group of roster thieves); birds; snakes; mountains; evaders of public transit; Franciscan friars; big fish; large individuals; courageous Native Americans; urbanites; subjects of a nation; and Philadelphians. Then again, somebody might show up in an Edmonton hockey shirsey. Though familiar, the names didn’t stick, officially. So the team members must do it. As for Magnificent Milers, players would need to run from Lincoln Park Zoo to North Avenue Beach–and back–in four minutes. See San Francisco. Assuming the same place name, we could pick the Colorado Plateaus. Seattle SuperSonics or Nirvana Boston Lobsters? This article proves there should be no off-season. Like California counterparts the Giants and Dodgers, the name Athletics is a relic of a different time and place. My two cents; Seattle Reign, San Francisco Quakes, Oakland Hillbillies, LA Stars, Anaheim Mice Guys, San Diego Surf, Arizona Gun Slingers, Houston Space Cowboys (bet’cha weren’t ready for that!) As I remember my slang, “Salty Dogs” can refer to a sex act. Alas, I’ve grown weary of third-place finishes. The ball is moved by passing, dribbling, or hitting it with any part of the body above the knee. The NBA team took it. San Francisco Seals WWWNTTT: Think of Cincinnati and you think of steamboats, but let’s be frank: The name Cincinnati Steamboats brings to mind the World Football League of the 1970s. On the subject of stars, the city has lots–not the ones you see from Griffith Observatory but those you see around town. An aimless young man who is scalping tickets, gambling, and drinking, agrees to coach a Little League team from the Cabrini Green housing project in Chicago as a condition of getting a loan from a friend. The Solons were a Pacific Coast League team. Egad, no. San Diego should emphsize its Navy town history and be known as the Sailors. That’s why they get higher ratings on TV and the town doesn’t yawn when they win. WWWNTTT: If the team were to start today, thereby erasing any connection to Cubs history and ivy-covered walls, we couldn’t name it the Wrigleys, the Spearmints or the All-New Colts. Headlines like this–Management Steers Team in Wrong Direction–would be just one wrong turn. . But think about it: How do you practice piracy on a river? But would people call them the Exes? This article was most recently revised and updated by, https://www.britannica.com/sports/team-handball, British Columbia Team Handball Federation - Origins of Handball, team handball - Student Encyclopedia (Ages 11 and up). The pirate thought the whole idea was fantastic but saw fishing as too much work. Surfing in Miami is like surfing on Lake Erie. HardBall! You’ve got to think this would be beneficial in picking up the curveball. The Chicago Manhattans? Um, yeah there is. In 1908, owner John Taylor basically said, “You shall wear red stockings.”. For better or worse, Texas stands for a lot of things to a lot of people. In the dog days of a losing summer, people would call them the Beagles. Steelhead trout are native to the bay. Bushwackers.org. One of the four cardinal directions is used to choose the pitch, and again to aim it towards low, high, inside (towards batter), or outside (away from batter).
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