I can’t stand the professional sports teams that name themselves after states instead of cities. State-named teams were certainly the result of committees. Every one was too chicken 5hit to stand up say that the team should be named after the major city. They were afraid of alienating the smaller surrounding cities. Yet, the irony is that these state-based teams are alienating the major metropolitan city. Perfect example: Florida Marlins. Should have been the Miami Marlins all along.
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