Non 'S' Teams Names Quiz

It's rare that a team name doesn't end in the letter S. See how many you can name.
The city or university name is not required
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Last updated: March 28, 2017
First submittedJanuary 9, 2013
Times taken17,349
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College Football
(Bowl Subdivision)
Alabama Crimson Tide
Illinois Fighting Illini
Marshall Thundering Herd
Massachusetts Minutemen
Navy Midshipmen
NC State Wolfpack
Nevada Wolf Pack
North Texas Mean Green
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Stanford Cardinal
Syracuse Orange
Tulane Green Wave
Tulsa Golden Hurricane
NBA
Miami Heat
Oklahoma City Thunder
Orlando Magic
Utah Jazz
MLB
Boston Red Sox
Chicago White Sox
NHL
Colorado Avalanche
Minnesota Wild
Tampa Bay Lightning
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Level 52
Feb 12, 2013
They don't refer to Stanford as "the Stanford Cardinals"???
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Level 43
Feb 12, 2013
No, they are named for what their primary color is in their football jerseys, Cardinal.
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Level 65
Aug 24, 2017
Hmmm... good point! Then we should add Canadien to NHL. The team is le club Canadien de hockey and French language headlines and broadcasts regularly refer to them as le Canadien. Canadiens is an English (and sometimes French) shorthand; just like Cardinals.
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Level 85
Aug 24, 2017
No, not just like Cardinals. Stanford isn't known as the Cardinals, at all, in any language, ever. As for your Montreal statement, it would be valid if this quiz were written in French. But... it is not.
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Level 74
Feb 12, 2013
University of North Dakota is the fighting sioux. I know they're not a BCS team but neither is North Texas...And I have absolutely no idea why I know this.
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Level 83
Feb 8, 2015
Cmon people, read the description. It's FBS only, presumably since that is the only way to make this a reasonably achievable quiz. If you included schools at every division, this quiz would be way too hard.
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Level 71
Feb 12, 2013
North Dakota isn't in the NCAA, but North Texas Mean Green is. Also, got Fighting Irish, but decided I didn't need "fighting" for herd and Illini. Couldn't figure out why it wasn't working. Oops.
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Level 41
May 3, 2013
North Dakota is in the NCAA. They are just not an FBS or Division 1-A team
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Level 58
Feb 12, 2013
i only watch basketball so i only got the nba teams. oh well, i guess its time to start looking into some of the other sports.
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Level 50
Apr 10, 2014
I tried St. John's Red Storm, but they don't do football.
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Level 85
May 19, 2014
Nope, not unless you count intermural.
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Level 50
Feb 10, 2015
They used to have an FCS level team, but they got rid of it in like '02.
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Level 65
Feb 8, 2015
I wonder if the NFL has a rule that your name has to end in "s".
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Level 43
Aug 24, 2017
i guessed 0
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Level 80
Aug 24, 2017
I usually tank on sports quizzes but somehow got 4/5 on this one. I missed Crimson Tide because I typed in Red Tide.
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Level 68
Aug 24, 2017
Curious as to why the % for the two "Sox" teams would be different. Would think anyone getting one would get the other.
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Level 65
Aug 24, 2017
They're only off by 2%. I imagine people who don't follow baseball can recall the Red Sox easily enough, as they are one of the signature teams, and get a ton of media coverage. The White Sox, despite a long history, have become an afterthought. They've been mediocre or terrible for a decade, and they are totally eclipsed by the Cubs in the Chicago market. I think that's enough to explain a 2% difference.
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Level 62
Aug 25, 2017
The WNBA seems to have gone crazy with these...
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Level 65
Oct 5, 2020
I was thinking the same thing: Dream, Sky, Sun, Fever, Liberty, Lynx, Mercury, Storm.... I guessed several of those in case there were colleges using those names.
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Level 23
Aug 25, 2017
What about the New England Revolution?
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Level 81
Jul 17, 2018
They are a soccer team.
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Level 81
Jul 17, 2018
My stupid brain initially interpreted "not ending in S" as "not plural," so it took me forever to come up with things like Illini and Minutemen.
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Level 66
May 14, 2020
Proud to get 100%. Time to update the linkedin profile!