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North American Pro Team Nicknames

Based on the nickname, guess these NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL teams.
Enter the team name, not the city
Answers must correspond to yellow box
Some of these nicknames only apply to a certain era
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First submittedJune 25, 2013
Last updatedJuly 29, 2013
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Nickname
Team
Showtime
Lakers
Monsters of the Midway
Bears
America's Team
Cowboys / Braves
The Fish
Dolphins / Marlins
The Lovable Losers
Cubs
The Friars
Padres
The Bronx Bombers
Yankees
The G-Men
Giants
The Bolts
Chargers / Lightning
The Dirty Birds
Falcons
The Brew Crew
Brewers
Nickname
Team
The Hogs
Redskins
The Bad Boys
Pistons
The Mallards
Ducks
The Pale Hose
White Sox
The Jail Blazers
Trailblazers
The Habs
Canadiens
The Silver and Black
Raiders
The Halos
Angels
The Blueshirts
Rangers
The Amazin's
Mets
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level 24
Jul 28, 2013
The Bolts is the nickname for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the NHL as well. Their third jerseys say 'Bolts' as well. If you could add them as an acceptable answer that'd be great :)
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level 61
Jul 28, 2013
I agree; I tried the Lightning as well. I've heard them both called the Bolts. I also see both Dolphins and Marlins are acceptable for "Fish," but I don't think the Dolphins are called the Fish; they're called the 'Phins (or maybe Fins?). Dolphins aren't actually fish anyway.
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level 61
Jul 28, 2013
This, I actually tried spelling lightning different ways because I assumed it was a typo, anyone who follows the NHL would think the Tampa Bay Lighning for Bolts
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level ∞
Jul 29, 2013
I'll allow Lightning now too. Thanks!
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level 66
Mar 15, 2016
I always like the name "Broad street bullies" for the flyers. Although I guess that was more for a specific team from a specific year. Not many people would call the flyers by that name now.
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level 70
Mar 31, 2017
Ah yes, I remember the '76 Stanley Cup Finals well. The Flying Frenchmen skated circles around those Broad Street Bullies in a 4-game sweep. Sweet!!!
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level 66
Feb 9, 2017
Admittedly, I'm not from Texas or New York, but I've never heard the Rangers called the Blueshirts. Interesting.
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level 55
May 7, 2019
Wow I did really bad on this one! Great quiz.