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No Rhyme nor Reason in the Team Name Game

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No Rhyme nor Reason in the Team Name Game

No Rhyme nor Reason in the Team Name Game

No Rhyme nor Reason in the Team Name Game

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There's not much rhyme or reason in how sports teams pick their names. Commentator Frank Deford looks at the historical and contemporary challenges of figuring out what to call a sports franchise.