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Old 01-25-2019, 06:44 PM
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I was setting my fantasy line ups tonight and noticed that the NBA has several team names that are singular: Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, Utah Jazz, Oklahoma City Thunder. I couldn't think of any baseball teams that weren't plural and didn't come up with any football teams either.

Wonder why it works so well for basketball.
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Old 01-25-2019, 08:11 PM
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Well, let's see

Chicago Fire - football 1974

Minnesota Wild - hockey NHL

Winston-Salem Dash - current baseball
Altoona Curve
Trenton Thunder
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp
Lake Elsinore Storm
Visalia Rawhide
Fort Myers Miracle
Greenville Drive
West Virginia Power
Missoula Osprey



I'm sure there are others, if you want more.
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Old 01-25-2019, 09:00 PM
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There are several in the hockey minor leagues.
From the AHL. Teams that play against our area team.
Laval Rocket
Syracuse Crunch
Iowa Wild
San Antonio Rampage
Ontario Reign
San Jose Barracuda
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Colorado Avalanche. Minnesota Wild. Tampa Bay Lightning. Did anyone mention the Stanford Cardinal?
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Minnesota Lynx. Connecticut Sun. NY Liberty. Seattle Storm. Manchester United etc.
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I just looked on baseball-reference.com, and I could find only one historical pro baseball team that had a singular name.

The Newark Pepper was a Federal League team in 1915. Their roster included Bill McKechnie, Edd Roush, Germany Schaefer and Ed Reulbach.

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From 1925-1931, the Providence Steam Roller was a team in the NFL.

From 1922-1924, the Racine Legion was in the NFL.

The 1974-75 World Football League included the following teams:
Southern California Sun
Chicago Fire
Shreveport Steamer
Philadelphia Bell
Portland Storm
Portland Thunder

The 1983-85 USFL included the following:

Chicago Blitz
Denver Gold
Los Angeles Express

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Utah Jazz.

If that's not the most absurd major sports team name of all time I will eat my hat.

Yeah baby, those Mormon cats can swing and rip it up all night long. . . .

(And yes I know where the name came from. It's still incredibly ridiculous.)
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The Orlando Juice and San Bernardino Pride.


Nashua Pride
York Revolution
Atlantic City Surf
Aberdeen Arsenal
Bridgeport Bluefish (Cold be plural or singular)

All in baseball.
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Utah Jazz.

If that's not the most absurd major sports team name of all time I will eat my hat.

Yeah baby, those Mormon cats can swing and rip it up all night long. . . .

(And yes I know where the name came from. It's still incredibly ridiculous.)
Utah’s Team was transplanted from New Orleans. They decided to keep the Jazz name rather than switch to the Utah Tabernacles.
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Utah’s Team was transplanted from New Orleans. They decided to keep the Jazz name rather than switch to the Utah Tabernacles.
Great humor. Let's have mor, mon.
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Well, let's see

Chicago Fire - football 1974

Minnesota Wild - hockey NHL

Winston-Salem Dash - current baseball
Altoona Curve
Trenton Thunder
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp
Lake Elsinore Storm
Visalia Rawhide
Fort Myers Miracle
Greenville Drive
West Virginia Power
Missoula Osprey



I'm sure there are others, if you want more.
If you are including minor league baseball, there are definitely quite a few. Off the top of my head (though I haven't verified uniqueness):
Lansing Lugnuts
Las Vegas 51s
Delmarva Shorebirds
Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs
Albequerque Isotopes
Carolina Mudcats
Greensboro Grasshoppers
Fayetteville (NC) Woodpeckers
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If you are including minor league baseball, there are definitely quite a few. Off the top of my head (though I haven't verified uniqueness):
Lansing Lugnuts
Las Vegas 51s
Delmarva Shorebirds
Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs
Albequerque Isotopes
Carolina Mudcats
Greensboro Grasshoppers
Fayetteville (NC) Woodpeckers
Those wouldn't count. They all have an "s".
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Those wouldn't count. They all have an "s".
Duh. Sorry. Missed the "singular" part of your original post.

FWIW, Wild and Storm have multiple teams in this thread already (may be others).
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Great humor. Let's have mor, mon.
"In the Deseret you can remember your name, 'cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain."

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Red Sox and White Sox?

Whatever a sox is it doesn’t seem to be plural.
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My all-time favorite -- which was coined by former NBC sportscaster Tim Ryan -- was the old Southern Hockey League's "Macon Whoopee" (1973-74)
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Trenton Thunder - NJ minor league baseball team
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