US sports teams not named after a city

Name the NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB teams that are not named after a city. To avoid controversy, New York Teams (Yankees, Mets, etc.) are not counted.
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Last updated: November 22, 2019
First submittedDecember 22, 2015
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League
Team
NFL
Arizona Cardinals
Carolina Panthers
Minnesota Vikings
New England Patriots
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tennessee Titans
NBA
Brooklyn Nets
Golden State Warriors
Indiana Pacers
Minnesota Timberwolves
Utah Jazz
MLB
Arizona Diamondbacks
League
Team
MLB
Colorado Rockies
Minnesota Twins
Tampa Bay Rays
Texas Rangers
NHL
Arizona Coyotes
Carolina Hurricanes
Colorado Avalanche
Florida Panthers
Minnesota Wild
New Jersey Devils
Tampa Bay Lightning
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Level 66
Dec 22, 2015
Tennessee Titans? Didn't realize the Coyotes changed their name from Phoenix to Arizona. Glad I looked it up before making myself look like an idiot.
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Level 71
Dec 23, 2015
Thanks. I just added the Titans.
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Level 75
Dec 24, 2015
Tampa Bay Rays? That's the only team I know named after a bay.
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Level 71
Dec 25, 2015
Good point. However, since the quiz does state that these are teams that don't include the name of cities, and Tampa is a city, Tampa Bay teams (Rays and Bucs) would not count. However, if I slightly change the quiz title to "US sports teams not named after a city", it would definitely make it less ambiguous, and the Tampa Bay teams could easily be included.
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Level 6
May 26, 2017
What about the Lightning
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Level 71
May 27, 2017
As mentioned in the message, I excluded all Tampa Bay teams, including the Lightning
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Level 62
Feb 7, 2018
I disagree with you the Tampa Bay teams are not named after the city it is named after the body of water in the area not Tampa the city itself. Hence why all but the Buccaneers play in another city near Tampa. The city is not called Tampa Bay it is called Tampa which happens to be on Tampa Bay, the body of water. All the sports teams play in a city that is connected to Tampa Bay, the body of water not Tampa, the city itself. So none of the sports teams are named after Tampa the city but Tampa Bay the body of water that dominates the metro landscape.
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Level 71
Feb 8, 2018
Fair enough, I just re-added them to the quiz.
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Level 70
Nov 21, 2019
Tampa works but does not shows
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Level 71
Nov 22, 2019
Yeah, you were right. I just fixed it!
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Level 82
Jul 21, 2021
What a bunch of nitpickers! Tampa Bay isn't the name of a city, but Tampa is. Why is that not good enough for some of you?

Brooklyn is a borough, and used to be a city. Also not good enough?

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Level 72
Dec 24, 2015
or the Bucs?
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Level 32
May 11, 2016
I would have to say the New York teams (Yankees, Mets, Knicks, Rangers, Islanders, Giants, Jets) they are located in/near the city but they are not the NYC whatever.
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Level 66
Jun 17, 2016
The Brooklyn Nets play in Brooklyn, shouldn't that not count on this quiz?
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Level 71
Jun 18, 2016
Don't think Brooklyn counts as a city
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Level 86
Jun 21, 2022
Nope, Brooklyn is a borough of NYC. Not a city unto itself.