When Anaheim was granted a Disney-owned expansion team in the NHL, rumors swirled, which were later proven to be true, that they would name the team the "Mighty Ducks" after the hockey team in the Disney movie franchise of the same name. Problem is, The Mighty Ducks was the title of the movie. The team in the movie was, of course, just called the "Ducks", making the title a juxtaposition. When the pro team got mentioned in one of the movie sequels as being named after the kids' team from the first movie, this didn't make any sense. Wouldn't they wonder where the "Mighty" came from? Ironically, the pro team has now dropped the "Mighty" anyway (after Disney dumped the team, it's the Anaheim Ducks), though many people who don't follow the sport still call them that. note And this doesn't even go into the cartoon series.
Sportscaster Sam Leitch once said of a victory by a Scottish football club named Raith Rovers that the fans would be dancing in the streets of Raith. Only problem is, Raith isn't a settlement.
The first stage-show based on Scottish football comedy series Only An Excuse featured two fans shouting abuse at the teams, including "Get back tae Raith!"
Lampshaded when the Welsh football club TNS won the League of Wales and a sportscaster announced that fans would be dancing in the streets of TNS. TNS stood for Total Network Solutions at the time, the name of the club's sponsor, but was later backronymed for "The New Saints".
Speaking of football teams, their kits (their jerseys) are often this to newer fans of the game. Football kits are more often than not sponsored by a particular company, and so they are allowed to basically put whatever they want to advertise on the front and center of the uniforms (for example, Fly◊ Emirates◊) and the kit sponsor is usually on the wearer's right breast, while the badge for the team itself is usually on the wearer's left breast. Many newcomers to the sport, particularly Americans (where in nearly all other team sports, direct advertising on jerseys is not allowed and so they would never see uniforms like this), have mistaken the kit sponsor for the actual team name.