No Rhyme nor Reason in the Team Name Game 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.
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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.