When you name a team, you want something cool
. Any sufficiently awesome animal or creature will do (Timberwolves, Tigers, Chimaeras). Or maybe an ancient warrior culture (Spartans, Trojans), or a force of Nature (Thunder, Heat). Even names that don't fall under the three categories can still be decent (Magic, Liberty). Almst anything can work.
Almost. And it seems that in the media, there always seems to be a team whose naming committee hated it, and got dealt with a pitiful name. No wonder they're on their losing streak. Who'd root for a team called the Plumbers?
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