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New York Pro Sport Teams

Name all the teams from New York state that play in the four major professional sports leagues.
Even if the stadium is in New Jersey. Don't be a dunce.
Quiz by Matthew07
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Last updated: December 9, 2019
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First submittedApril 29, 2016
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MLB
New York Mets
New York Yankees
NBA
Brooklyn Nets
New York Knicks
NFL
Buffalo Bills
New York Giants
New York Jets
NHL
Buffalo Sabres
New York Islanders
New York Rangers
36 Comments
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Level 51
Oct 30, 2017
It can be tough to remember Buffalo's pro teams. New York City unfortunately takes most of the fame for the state's sports.
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Level 83
Oct 30, 2017
It is tough especially when you don't read instructions :)
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Level 78
Feb 27, 2018
You and me both, Djilas. You and me both
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Level 72
Oct 30, 2017
You should clarify that this is teams that purport to represent parts or the whole of NY state by virtue of their name. When you say teams whose stadium is in NJ you immediately bring the Devils into the mix.
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Level 75
Oct 30, 2017
Except, by their name, they are the *New Jersey* Devils.
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Level 64
Nov 1, 2017
That doesn't matter. The San Francisco 49ers play in Santa Clara which is in Santa Clara County.

Abutting Santa Clara (city) and the county seat of Santa Clara County is San Jose. The NHL's San Jose Sharks play there.

Should the 49ers be the Santa Clara 49ers or should the San Jose Sharks be the San Francisco Sharks?

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Level 64
Nov 1, 2017
Sure. I tried Devils.
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Level 59
Feb 27, 2018
I can see your point. Especially since NYC's main NFL arena is in NJ
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Level 48
Feb 28, 2018
Short of huge capital letters or neon lights I don't know how much clearer the instructions could have been.
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Level 79
Oct 13, 2023
Quiz instructions don't foreclose discussion about a topic. Neither the Jets nor Giants play, practice, or are headquartered in NY yet it's in both names. The quiz title should really be something like "Teams with New York Cities in the Name" since arguably several of these aren't "from New York state." Seems to be a metro area issue, since the 49ers are really a Bay Area team (stadium and facilities in Santa Clara), just as most of these "New York" teams (including the NJ Devils) are NYC metro area teams regardless of the state.
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Level 77
Oct 30, 2017
You knew there would be comments, right? Don't be a dunce is perfect. The Devils don't count because of the name of the quiz.
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Level 79
Oct 13, 2023
"Don't be a dunce" is a lazy way to avoid having to think about what constitutes a team "from New York state."
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Level 90
Oct 30, 2017
Since when are the Jets a pro sports team?
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Level 77
Oct 30, 2017
Let's not pretend that they haven't already exceeded expectations this season.
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Level 73
Jan 28, 2018
Just that one time. Broadway Joe, then nothing.
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Level 64
Nov 1, 2017
The original name of the Knicks was the Knickerbockers and that name was never dismissed, the team and media just shortened it to Knicks.

I tried Knickerbockers for fun and it didn't work, which is fine.

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Level 84
Nov 25, 2017
Did you also try "Metropolitans" for the Mets?
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Level 66
Jan 26, 2018
There is a difference. Whereas the Knicks comment is correct regarding that team, The baseball team has always officially been just the "Mets". The confusion is that the team is operated by the "New York Metropolitan Baseball Club".
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Level 55
Feb 27, 2018
Way too easy. And the Devils are more of a NY team than the Sabres. But thanks anyway.
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Level 77
Feb 27, 2018
How are the Devils more of a New York team than the Sabres? The Devils play in New Jersey and have "New Jersey" in their name, while the Sabres are named for and play in a city in New York.
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Level 51
Feb 27, 2018
Yes, I read the instructions, but consistency has to apply. It specifically says "New York state"--state in bold type, then says "even if the stadium is in New Jersey". No logic to that one! Gotta be consistent. And to top it off, what about the Devils? I know, I know...."New Jersey Devils, as opposed to "New York Giants" and "New York Jets". Still though, consistency must apply.
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Level 47
Feb 27, 2018
There is consistency. You said it yourself. “New Jersey” Devils. “New York” Mets
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Level 79
Oct 13, 2023
So if, hypothetically, in the future the Devils changed their name to the New York Devils but didn't change location, you'd add them to the quiz?
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Level 75
Feb 27, 2018
Hockey got me. Only remembered the Islanders.
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Level 49
Feb 27, 2018
Mets? Jets? Nets? Let's see if the next one is named the Pets!
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Level 61
Feb 27, 2018
And once you have Pets you also need Vets.
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Level 81
Feb 27, 2018
Giants & Jets are not New York teams. Haven't been since they left Yankee Stadium in 75.
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Level 48
Feb 28, 2018
And yet, the name.
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Level 74
Mar 3, 2018
I'm wondering why Dodgers isn't on there ;-)
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Level 25
Feb 27, 2018
Where is the MLS!!! There are two teams there.
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Level 30
Mar 1, 2018
New XFL NY 2020 team: New York Scumbags
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Level 77
Mar 14, 2018
Man, what is with people trying to claim the Devils as a New York team? They're called the New Jersey Devils. They play in New Jersey. There's... not a lot of ambiguity there.
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Level 79
Oct 13, 2023
The Jets and Giants play, practice, and are headquartered in NJ, but have NY in their name. Where should we say they're from?
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Level 71
Jan 19, 2020
Thought it meant New York City
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Level 56
Apr 15, 2020
INCLUDE MLS PLEASE!
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Level 82
Mar 17, 2022
Boston