It's a Saturday, so this blog post is not about Autodesk technology, it's just for fun.
Some investors think the stock market will go up. Others think it will go down. They're referred to as Bulls and Bears. You can remember which is which by the direction of their attack weapons. A bull's horn go up, and a bear's claws go down. This made me realize that Chicago has an NFL team called the Bears and an NBA team called the Bulls. I wondered if any other cities had coordinated team names that crossed sports leagues?
I know many of these team names are the result of team's switching cities, e.g., Salt Lake City is not known for jazz, and there aren't many lakes in Los Angeles. But barring that, do any cities have related sports team names? A few do:
- With the Warriors and Raiders, Oakland has a marauder theme at play, but the A's break this pattern.
- Denver has Nuggets that can be found in the Rockies, but the Broncos are unrelated.
- Miami has a sea creature theme with Dolphins and Marlins, but the Heat do not quality as sea life.
- Atlanta's bird theme is intact with Falcons and Hawks until the Braves are considered.
- As mentioned, Chicago has Bulls, Bears, and Cubs. It's too bad that the White Sox don't fit in. Should they be renamed to the Calves?
- Baltimore also has a bird theme with Ravens and Orioles.
- Detroit has jungle animals with Lions and Tigers. The Pistons break the pattern.
- Dallas embraces an open range theme with Cowboys, Mavericks, and Rangers.
- Houston has a space theme with Astros and Rockets, but the Texans break the pattern.
- Seattle has a sea theme with Mariners and Seahawks.
As long as I had a spreadsheet, I thought I'd create a pivot table to see how many sports teams each state has.
It's no surprise that California, Florida, New York, and Texas are the big ones.
Something I think funny things. I just thought I'd share.
Sports team naming is alive in the lab.