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  1. 30 Dec '06 00:31
    What determines if an NFL team is named by the state or a city. Denver Broncos, MN Vikings.. etc. Any ideas?
  2. Donation rwingett
    Ming the Merciless
    30 Dec '06 00:43
    Originally posted by SilentDeath
    What determines if an NFL team is named by the state or a city. Denver Broncos, MN Vikings.. etc. Any ideas?
    The owner can name it whatever he wants, I believe. They're typically named after the state if the owner doesn't want to alienate the populace of one of two major towns nearby. That's why the Minnesota Twins aren't named the Minneapolis Twins, so they don't offend the people in St. Paul. It's probably the same for the Vikings.
  3. Standard member Phlabibit
    Mystic Meg
    30 Dec '06 01:25 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by rwingett
    The owner can name it whatever he wants, I believe. They're typically named after the state if the owner doesn't want to alienate the populace of one of two major towns nearby. That's why the Minnesota Twins aren't named the Minneapolis Twins, so they don't offend the people in St. Paul. It's probably the same for the Vikings.
    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    (I realize it's MLB... but what a dumb name.)
  4. 30 Dec '06 02:28
    Originally posted by Phlabibit
    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

    (I realize it's MLB... but what a dumb name.)
    They used to be the California Angels.