Sports team names that suck dead bunnies through a broken & busted straw!

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  1. The Esquire of Gothos

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    Primarily it's the team names that are singular like Heat, Jazz, Sky, Wild, Magic, Fever, etc et al. But there are some team names that are plural but are terrible names, like Gamecocks. I'm not making it up. It's the University of South Carolina whose teams are called the Gamecocks. They're OVERDUE for a name change, as are ALL those teams which have singular names like the Toronto Rock.
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    I have friends who are South Carolina alums. During football season, they literally post "Go Cocks!" on their Facebook pages. :lol:

    And I've also always hated singular team names. Dumb.
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    Jazz and Magic are good (as a Blues fan I might be biased about the Jazz) (but seriously, a fine genre and look at all those Zs)

    Wild have a sweet logo so they get a pass

    Thunder is kinda dumb, no question

    For the rest, I guess it's about whether they can pull it off with their marketing or not. But I'm biased against singular names too. But sometimes it's a singular name describing what could be a plural or uncountable phenomenon, and I'm more okay with that. Like the Magic, it evokes just an atmosphere full of magic energies all over the place, not a singular magic spell. And Alabama is a Crimson Tide of players running at you to knock you over and carry you out to sea where you will die of drowning or more likely CTE

    Also, the Ducks should man up and go back to being the Mighty Ducks
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    The Anaheim NHL team used to be called that until Disney sold them in the mid-2000s.
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    I mean, if they aren't allowed to be the Mighty Ducks because Disney owns the name, then so be it. But just Ducks is lame.
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  6. The Esquire of Gothos

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    Ducks may be lame (I personally don't have a problem with it) , but AT LEAST it's PLURAL.

    Imagine if they were the Anaheim Cocks!