Football, NFL

Real NFL Team Names

The Raiders have moved a bit in franchise history and hope that the Las Vegas move becomes permanent. Once they move from Oakland, the San Francisco 49ers will have a permanent hold on the Bay Area marketplace. Though it’s no secret that the 49ers don’t even play in San Francisco anymore and their presence in the San Jose area all but blocked any relocation efforts for the Raiders to relocate their.

I think it would be appropriate if the San Francisco 49ers changed their name to reflect the total accuracy of their demographic. They could add “Bay” into their name to become the San Francisco Bay 49ers or they could change their city name to the actual name of Santa Clara 49ers. Seeing as how this would alter what everyone knows about the team and change the perception among fans, it’ll be a fun exercise to see what the REAL team names would be if they accurately displayed where they are from.

Some of the boroughs will be transferred to the closest big city if applicable. (See the Patriots).

This is what the NFL would look like:

  • Arlington Cowboys
  • Atlanta Falcons
  • Baltimore Ravens
  • Boston Patriots
  • Buffalo/Orchard Park Bills
  • Charlotte Panthers
  • Chicago Bears
  • Cincinnati Bengals
  • Cleveland Browns
  • Denver Broncos
  • Detroit Lions
  • Green Bay Packers
  • Houston Texans
  • Indianapolis Colts
  • Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Kansas City Chiefs of Missouri
  • Las Vegas Raiders
  • Los Angeles Chargers of Ingelwood
  • Los Angeles Rams of Ingelwood
  • Miami Gardens Dolphins
  • Minneapolis Vikings
  • Nashville Titans
  • New Jersey Giants
  • New Jersey Jets
  • New Orleans Saints
  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • Phoenix Cardinals
  • Pittsburgh Steelers
  • San Francisco Bay 49ers
  • Seattle Seahawks
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Washington D.C. Redskins of Maryland

Sometimes it’s fun to reimagine teams and their identities. Clearly some teams are better off with their original names, however, Washington D.C. Redskins of Maryland takes the cake on best new name. They should really look into to changing their name…oh wait…


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