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Old Feb 24, 2010, 11:41 PM   #1
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Sports teams that don't end with the letter "s"

I was watching the Pistons game tonight and realized that almost all American professional sports teams end in the letter "s". There are 8 teams that don't end in "s", can you name them all?






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NBA:Miami Heat, Orlando Magic, Utah Jazz,

NFL:None

MLB:Chicago White Sox, Boston Red Sox.

NHL:Tampa Bay Lightning, Colorado Avalanche, Minnesota Wild.

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Old Feb 24, 2010, 11:46 PM   #2
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Old Feb 24, 2010, 11:49 PM   #3
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MLB: Red Sox, White Sox
NBA: Heat, Magic, Jazz
NHL: Lightning, Avalanche, Wild
NFL: None

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Old Feb 25, 2010, 12:05 AM   #4
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You forgot the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder.
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Old Feb 25, 2010, 12:17 AM   #5
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Also,

WNBA:
  • Phoenix Mercury
  • Detroit Shock
  • New York Liberty
  • Seattle Storm
  • Minnesota Lynx

MLS:
  • Philedelphia Soul
  • LA Galaxy
  • Columbus Crew
  • Chicago Fire
  • D.C. United
  • New England Revolution
  • Toronto FC
  • Chivas USA
  • Houston Dynamo
  • Real Salt Lake

MLL:
  • New Jersey Pride
  • Philadelphia Barrage
  • Chicago Machine
  • LA Riptide
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Old Feb 25, 2010, 12:20 AM   #6
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What about the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim?
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Old Feb 25, 2010, 12:43 AM   #7
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Stanford Cardinal
Harvard Crimson
Alabama Crimson Tide
Tulane Green Wave
Marshall Thundering Herd
North Dakota Fighting Sioux
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay Phoenix
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Old Feb 25, 2010, 08:37 AM   #8
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Baltimore Blast
Philadelphia Kixx
Monterrey La Ra Za
Rockford Rampage
Milwaukee Wave

Others (since colleges mentioned above)
Notre Dame
Illinois
St. Johns

(Anaheim is not the team's name. It's Angels.)
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Old Feb 25, 2010, 08:45 AM   #9
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(Anaheim is not the team's name. It's Angels.)
Technically, the official team name is the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, which is shortened to Angels. An argument could be made either way.
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Old Feb 25, 2010, 09:10 AM   #10
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Technically, the official team name is the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, which is shortened to Angels. An argument could be made either way.
How about we call them the Anaheim Angels, considering that's where the stadium is located.

Or perhaps we could go old school and just call them the Los Angeles Angels
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Old Feb 25, 2010, 11:04 AM   #11
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I prefer the California Angels. Why did they switch from that? Dummy owners......

But yeah, their official name is the Los Angeles Angels of Aneheim.
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Old Feb 25, 2010, 11:08 AM   #12
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I wonder if Utah is the only state to not have a professional team ending in 'S'.

Well some states don't have any professional teams, so I think they don't count, but you get my point. Utah has 2, and neither of them end in 's'

And if you count Arena Football, our team doesn't end in 'S' either, it's the Blaze. And when we had a WNBA team, it was the Starzz.

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Old Feb 25, 2010, 12:27 PM   #13
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Technically, the official team name is the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, which is shortened to Angels. An argument could be made either way.
Nah! The name is what fits on the jerseys. We're dealing with the "nicknames" here, clearly.

I think the "official" names are something like The Chicago Cubs National League Baseball Club, for example.
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Old Feb 25, 2010, 12:34 PM   #14
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Nah! The name is what fits on the jerseys. We're dealing with the "nicknames" here, clearly.

I think the "official" names are something like The Chicago Cubs National League Baseball Club, for example.
Not according to the header at the top of the Cubs' website. Compare that to the header at the top of the Angels' website.
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Those headers say the "official web site" which has nothing to do with the legal name of the club. I can't find that info on the web site, so I fired off a question to the Cubs. We'll see if they respond.
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Those headers say the "official web site" which has nothing to do with the legal name of the club. I can't find that info on the web site, so I fired off a question to the Cubs. We'll see if they respond.
  1. Determine legal name of club
  2. .........
  3. 2010 World Series Champions

I think you've figured out the reason they haven't won since 1908......


Going with "legal name" is getting a little picky for a fun thread, DYT? The OP didn't ask for legal names....
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Every single team in the English Premier League!

edit: nvm you said usa!
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Every single team in the English Premier League!
Blackburn Rovers, and both Wolverhampton and Bolton – Wanderers the pair of them – would disagree.
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Harvard Crimson
Alabama Crimson Tide
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North Dakota Fighting Sioux
University of Wisconsin - Green Bay Phoenix
I'm reasonably sure those aren't professional teams.
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Don't get this one . It's an "S" sandwhich.
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Don't get this one . It's an "S" sandwhich.
i believe the question is in reference to the mascots
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i believe the question is in reference to the mascots
AAh cool. So St John isn't the mascot. I get it.
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Old Feb 26, 2010, 08:25 AM   #24
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I was watching the Pistons game tonight and realized that almost all American professional sports teams end in the letter "s". There are 8 teams that don't end in "s", can you name them all?
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Going with "legal name" is getting a little picky for a fun thread, DYT? The OP didn't ask for legal names....
See OP's intent above, as I noted before, it's the nicknames. (Only name mentioned was Pistons, no reference to where they're from.)

We're on a few tangents here, which I think started with you trying to claim Anaheim as part of the team's name. It's not what the OP is talking about. So I responded to another poster's use of the term "official" name, which you twisted into a header of the "official web site", so I tried to clarify the term "official" by calling it the "legal name". I can't pin it down better than that.

In conversation, the teams' names get shortened to "Pistons" "Cubs" or "Angels". That's the name ending in 's' that the OP is talking about. Some people probably don't even know that the teams have a different official, legal name than what they see shortened in the news to include only the City and nickname, but they do.

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AAh cool. So St John isn't the mascot. I get it.
No, it's team names. .. They used to be the Redmen, not PC, so now it's the Red Storm.

And you didn't question Illinois?! (team name identified by a subsequent post)

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Wowzers. Somebody took their serious pill today.

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