U.S. States with Exactly One Major Pro Sports Team

Name the U.S. states that are home to exactly one professional sports team in the big 4 North American leagues (NHL, NFL, NBA, and MLB).
Dear nitpicker This is based on the team name, not where the stadium is located
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Last updated: May 1, 2020
First submittedNovember 8, 2019
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League
State
NHL
New Jersey
NBA
Oklahoma
NBA
Oregon
NBA
Utah
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Level 88
Nov 9, 2019
Great quiz, thank you.
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Level 78
Nov 9, 2019
What's the caveat about? A stadium in New Jersey?
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Level 82
Nov 9, 2019
The New York Jets/Giants play in a stadium located in New Jersey.
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Level 83
May 2, 2020
The caveat about nitpickers is nonsensical seeing as the title emphasizes states with exactly one team. New Jersey is a United States state with exactly 3 major pro sports teams.
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Level 80
May 2, 2020
Agreed, someone2018. It's not "nitpicking" to say that New Jersey has 3 pro teams. I live in NJ and missed NJ because I instantaneously ruled the Jets/Giants/Devils out. In 1 minute, you have to blow through the leagues looking for one that has that immediate feel of uniqueness. Portland...BAM!....Oklahoma City...BAM!

If you want to do a quiz for states that have only 1 team NAMED for them, then probably best to entitle the quiz thusly.

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Level 90
Nov 10, 2019
This will need to be updated next year when the Raiders move to Las Vegas.
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Level 77
Nov 10, 2019
Was about to say the same, coincidentally Nevada was the one I missed.
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Level 69
Nov 12, 2019
stupidly after reading the caveat, I started to enter team names... #facepalm
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Level 81
Nov 12, 2019
Based on the team name, which state owns the New England Patriots? I've seen it claimed that Foxborough is more a suburb of Providence than of Boston.
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Level 71
Nov 12, 2019
That claim would be very wrong.
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Level 65
Nov 18, 2019
It doesn't matter which city it's a suburb of. Foxborough is located entirely in Massachusetts.
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Level 69
Nov 18, 2019
Well, for consistency, East Rutherford is located entirely in New Jersey. I see cpgatbyu's point.
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Level ∞
Nov 18, 2019
This is why we put the nitpicker caveat up.
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Level 89
Dec 12, 2019
But still, if based solely on the team name, then an argument could be made that Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island, Connecticut and New Hampshire all have a team...
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Level 70
Nov 18, 2019
Read the disclaimer and immediately thought it was referring to the Giants/Jets playing in New Jersey... only one I ended up missing is New Jersey.
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Level 81
Nov 18, 2019
I got 1 point
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Level 68
Nov 18, 2019
I got 2.. Cannot name a single team of any of the sports. Not even sure what they are. I just wrote random states..
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Level 81
Nov 18, 2019
I got 5 this time trying to think of states with about one biggish-sized city but no really big cities.
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Level 46
Nov 18, 2019
Claiming the Giants and Jets are New York teams is like claiming Notre Dame is an Illinois team. The caveat makes the quiz entirely incorrect.
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Level 65
Nov 18, 2019
...no, it isn't. They're called the New York Jets and the New York Giants. Are they called the Illinois Fighting Irish? No? Then it's not the same thing.
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Level ∞
Nov 18, 2019
This exactly. The Jets and Giants are explicitly New York teams. No one has ever said my favorite team is the "New Jersey Giants".
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Level 77
May 2, 2020
I disagree with both of you. Illinois Fighting Irish thing is a bad one since the team is nowhere close to Illinois and for Giants and Jets, they're the only one in the whole business keeping the New York name for obvious business reasons while operating in a different state. They just simply do not operate in New York and are not New York teams as far as states go.

The Devils are not calling themselves the New York Devils. The Nets did change their name upon moving to New Jersey after the merger.

Bills kind of also get a pass for not operating in their citiy anymore, but on the other side, Cardinals are not calling themselves the Phoenix Cardinals and Warriors did also change their name upon moving to Oakland.

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Level 57
Nov 18, 2019
that caveat is so far from a nitpick, Earth is closer to Andromeda. Write a proper quiz and you wouldn't have to worry about such comments
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Level 73
Nov 18, 2019
got one in the last second. always knew this wasn't gonna be for me.
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Level 78
Nov 18, 2019
I couldn't figure out why I could only get one correct - Oklahoma. I was typing cities and assumed you accepted Oklahoma for that one instead of having to add city to the name. Sigh.
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Level 66
Nov 18, 2019
Ok, so where do the New York Giants and the New York Jets play? I forget. ;)
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Level 58
Nov 20, 2019
What about the Nets?
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Level 65
Nov 21, 2019
The Nets moved to Brooklyn like six years ago and they're called the Brooklyn Nets now.
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Level 75
May 1, 2020
I always like it when the quizmaster puts in a 'nitpicker' warning!
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Level 52
May 2, 2020
I guessed over 20 states and only got 2 correct
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Level 50
May 14, 2020
No Nevada for the NHL?
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Level ∞
May 14, 2020
They have the NFL now too. Assuming, you know, that we ever plays sports again.