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kjntgr
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Why do the sports teams in Tampa use "Tampa Bay" in their names?


The city is Tampa , FL not Tampa bay, FL






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Jim Rockford
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re: Why do the sports teams in Tampa use "Tampa Bay" in their names?


To include St Pete.





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Archie Bengal Bunker
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re: Why do the sports teams in Tampa use "Tampa Bay" in their names?


Well the Rays play in St. Petersburg.





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graychef
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re: Why do the sports teams in Tampa use "Tampa Bay" in their names?


Regional





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Kafka
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re: Why do the sports teams in Tampa use "Tampa Bay" in their names?


Why is it the "Houston Texans"? They supposed to represent the whole state?





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East Coast Band
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re: Why do the sports teams in Tampa use "Tampa Bay" in their names?


Why Do the Angels use Anaheim and Los Angeles?

Where is the state of Carolina for the Panthers?

Why do they still use the team name "Lakers" in a near desert city of Los Angeles?







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Kafka
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re: Why do the sports teams in Tampa use "Tampa Bay" in their names?


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Why do they still use the team name "Lakers" in a near desert city of Los Angeles?


LINK






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Rockyn
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re: Why do the sports teams in Tampa use "Tampa Bay" in their names?


Tampa the city is about 10% of the Tampa Bay metropolitan area's total population. It's a Bay Area. Hell Tampa/St. Petersburg/Clearwater combined are only like 20% of the metro area.

I mean it's pretty simple. Market to 350k or market to 4m+.



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NorthEndZone
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re: Why do the sports teams in Tampa use "Tampa Bay" in their names?


It's interesting that Tampa Bay and Minnesota don't use a city name for all their teams.


Teams not using city (metro area) for name...

NFL:
Tampa Bay (Tampa/St.Petersburg)
New England (Boston)
Arizona (Phoenix)
Carolina (Charlotte)
Minnesota (Minneapolis/St. Paul)
Tennessee (Nashville)

NBA:
Minnesota (Minneapolis/St. Paul)
Utah (Salt Lake City)
Golden State (Oakland/San Francisco)

MLB:
Tampa Bay (Tampa/St.Petersburg)
Minnesota (Minneapolis/St. Paul)
Texas (Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington)
Arizona (Phoenix)
Colorado (Denver)



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skinny domino
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re: Why do the sports teams in Tampa use "Tampa Bay" in their names?


why don't Green Bay drop the bay and just go with Green?





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Newbomb Turk
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re: Why do the sports teams in Tampa use "Tampa Bay" in their names?


True Story -- When Tampa Bay first joined the NFL, they were in the same division as Green Bay. When Tampa Bay went and played in Green Bay, Green Bay just put "Tampa" on the scoreboard. The people in Tampa Bay were pissed about it since their official name was "Tampa Bay".

So, when Green Bay took the return trip to Tampa Bay later in the season, Tampa merely put "Green" instead of "Green Bay" on the scoreboard.






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Sophandros
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re: Why do the sports teams in Tampa use "Tampa Bay" in their names?


The city's name is Green Bay.





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Davie Crocket
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re: Why do the sports teams in Tampa use "Tampa Bay" in their names?


quote:

why don't Green Bay drop the bay and just go with Green?






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lsutigers1992
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re: Why do the sports teams in Tampa use "Tampa Bay" in their names?


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The city's name is Green Bay.


I think the guy's point is that you're still singling out one city whether you call them "Tampa Bay" or "Tampa."

Maybe they should just call themselves West Florida or something.






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JEAUXBLEAUX
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re: Why do the sports teams in Tampa use "Tampa Bay" in their names?


New Jersey Devils

Brooklyn nets

New york islanders






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Golfer
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re: Why do the sports teams in Tampa use "Tampa Bay" in their names?


It's the Tampa Bay metro.

St. Pete is also larger but no one knows that.






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Sophandros
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re: Why do the sports teams in Tampa use "Tampa Bay" in their names?


Floridians are geographically challenged. USF is in Tampa, for crying out loud.





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Rockyn
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re: Why do the sports teams in Tampa use "Tampa Bay" in their names?


Nah Tampa's the flagship. More people and larger area.





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Tiger Ryno
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re: Why do the sports teams in Tampa use "Tampa Bay" in their names?


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why is it Houston Texans, they supposedly represent the whole state








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lsutigers1992
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re: Why do the sports teams in Tampa use "Tampa Bay" in their names?


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why is it Houston Texans, they supposedly represent the whole state


Every team in Texas tries to market itself as the team that is the "most Texas." They have a baseball team named after their cops, for Christ's sake. But yeah, virtually every team has a "lone star" in their logo, almost the same way that every team in Louisiana is beginning to adopt a fleur-de-lis.






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