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1. Chicago Bears
In 1921, the Decatur Staleys moved to Chicago, Illinois. Chicago already had a baseball team named the cubs. So owner George Halas chose Bears instead Devante Smith-Pelly Womens Jersey
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2. Cleveland Browns
A man named Paul Brown served as the Browns first head coach and general manager. The original Browns team later moved to Baltimore (1996), becoming the Baltimore Ravens. Three years later (1999), a new Cleveland Browns emerged as an NFL expansion team.
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The Miami Seahawks relocated to Baltimore, Maryland, in 1946. A man named Charles Evans won a name the team contest Madison Bowey Womens Jersey
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Thus, the new Atlanta NFL team would take off as the Falcons.
5. Green Bay Packers
The story behind the Packers name is certainly one of the most fascinating ones in the NFL. George Calhoun and Earl Curly Lambeau once talked in passing about forming a new football team. Within time, the idea became a reality. The employer of Lambeau, the Indian Packing Company, agreed to sponsor the team. They provided jerseys Jakub Vrana Womens Jersey
, football equipment, and a practice field. Due to the company s contributions for launching the team, the name Packers was born.
6. Tennessee Titans
The Titans were figures in the mythology of ancient Greece, so how did they become linked to an NFL football team? After the team moved from Houston to Tennessee, the owner announced that the team would have a new nickname. He revealed that Titans was chosen because the Tennessee s city Nashville was nicknamed the Athens of the South. During the 5th century B.C. Authentic Jay Beagle Jersey
, Athens became ancient Greece s primary city.
What is in a name? Regardless of the NFL team for which you cheer, knowing the team s name will provide you with a better appreciation for the squad. Use official NFL merchandise to cheer on your favorite NFL team whether it is the Bucs, Browns, or Bengals!
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One would expect similar outcomes from the World Cup, yet the biggest soccer event typically yields mixed economic results for countries with a stake in the tournament. And this refers to more than just the World Cup "curse" which many economists have noted - the 1994 World Cup coincided closely with the collapse of the US bond market, while subsequent editions in 1998 and 2010 synced up with the spread of financial crises in Asia and the eurozone respectively.
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