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Newest North American Sports Teams

Can you name the expansion teams in the major four North American sports leagues since 1990?
Not counting name or city changes
The Baltimore Ravens are filled in because of the Cleveland Browns relocation controversy
Quiz by HinesBrothers
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Last updated: February 9, 2020
First submittedOctober 21, 2019
Times taken3,878
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NHL
2017
Vegas Golden Knights
2000
Columbus Blue Jackets
2000
Minnesota Wild
1999
Winnipeg Jets
(Atlanta Thrashers)
1998
Nashville Predators
1993
Anaheim Ducks
1993
Florida Panthers
1992
Ottawa Senators
1992
Tampa Bay Lightning
1991
San Jose Sharks
NFL
2002
Houston Texans
1996
Baltimore Ravens
1995
Carolina Panthers
1995
Jacksonville Jaguars
 
 
NBA
1995
Toronto Raptors
1995
Vancouver Grizzlies
MLB
1998
Arizona Diamondbacks
1998
Tampa Bay Rays
1993
Colorado Rockies
1993
Miami Marlins
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level 76
Nov 27, 2019
A chart of hockey teams and their moves over the years would be boggling.
Go, Whalers!
Oh. They did.
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level 64
Nov 27, 2019
Yes to north carolina. But you knew that lol :)
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level 66
Dec 2, 2019
Depending on what you define as the team, either the New Orleans Pelicans/Hornets or the Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets should be on here.
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level 65
Dec 2, 2019
so you're saying that one should be on here but not both?
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level 61
Dec 3, 2019
Well, 1 was founded in 1988 and the other 2002. So I agree, 1 should be on here. I tried Pelicans multiple times kept wondering why they didn't show. "On January 24, 2013, the franchise announced it would rename itself the Pelicans,[10] effective after the conclusion of the 2012–13 season. The Charlotte Hornets' name, history, and records from 1988 to 2002 were returned to its original city to be used by the then Charlotte Bobcats franchise, which subsequently became the Charlotte Hornets, starting May 20, 2014.[1]"
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level 59
Feb 10, 2020
jayhiatt is correct. ... The Hornets (est. 1988) moved to New Orleans and were the New Orleans Hornets. The Charlotte Bobcats entered the league in 2004. ... When the Bobcats name didn't catch on, they wanted to change it back to Hornets. Much like the Browns/Ravens situation, the New Orleans Hornets changed their name to the Pelicans and established "new" records, etc. The Charlotte franchise then reclaimed the Hornets name and have all the records from the original Hornets franchise. Given how the Browns/Ravens are handled here, I'd say it'd be best to the Pelicans as the newest team. The date could be 2003 (when records begin), or 2013 (when they officially were rebranded).
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level 47
Jan 7, 2020
Listing the Baltimore Ravens is just plain wrong. The Ravens moved to Baltimore from Cleveland and changed their name from Browns to Ravens. They are not an expansion team. They have been in the NFL for many decades. The Cleveland Browns are the expansion team. They began playing their games in 1999. If you're going to list teams that moved, you're going to need a bigger list.
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level 65
Jan 7, 2020
We know. However, when the Browns began playing again, they officially inherited the statistics from that the pre-1996 Browns had accumulated. Also, the Ravens are filled in to avoid confusion to satisfy those who consider them to be an expansion team.
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level 60
Feb 7, 2020
They had an expansion draft for the browns
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level 50
Feb 7, 2020
If you are counting the Baltimore Ravens in the NFL, then why not the Washington Nationals in the MLB? How do those differ?
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level 65
Feb 7, 2020
We are not counting the Ravens in the NFL. They have been filled in already and you do not have to guess them to complete the quiz.
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level 59
Feb 10, 2020
The quiz is correct here in regard to the Browns/Ravens. ... Even though the "New Browns" were the expansion, all NFL statistical records will show that the Ravens are the new franchise. If you look at the establishment date of each franchise, the Browns will claim 1946. The Ravens will say 1996.
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level 49
Feb 7, 2020
One Canadian team... thanks for nothing Bettman
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level 61
Feb 7, 2020
HinesBrothers, congrats on cracking the top 100 and almost 100,000 takes!
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level 65
Feb 8, 2020
Thank you! I'm sure you'll get there someday!
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level 65
Feb 8, 2020
We were hoping for those two to happen on the same day, but alas, they didn't.
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level 61
Feb 8, 2020
If only I could get another english featured quiz.......
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level 65
Feb 8, 2020
If you want more English featured quizzes, I'd suggest trying to try and spend a higher % of your time on the site making quizzes that have at least a 5-10% chance of getting featured. Even if they don't get featured, often they get a significant amount of takes which add up.
Even if they don't get featured, their takes are still significant, our non-featured quizzes have been taken 21,057 times, without which we would only be at rank #131.
It's also important to make the quizzes aesthetically pleasing, and to treat them like art.
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level 53
Feb 8, 2020
Wow, I know absolutely nothing about hockey.
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