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User currently offlineSignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3007 posts, RR: 8
Posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1596 times:

What sports teams should aviation fans support?

The obvious one to start with is the New York Jets in the NFL.
How about Arsenal or Manchester City in the Premier League? Their shirt sponsors are airlines...

Any others?

signol


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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21654 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1586 times:

MLB: Houston Astros
NBA: Houston Rockets
NHL: No good ones here that I can think of, but the Phoenix Coyotes used to be the Winnipeg Jets

-Mir



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User currently offlineDavehammer From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2007, 472 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1571 times:

Harlequins - Rugby Union and Rugby League.

Their stadium is in Twickenham about 3 miles to the South East of LHR and if the match is boring the traffic flying overhead is interesting!


User currently offlineMetroliner From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 1067 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1553 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 1):
NHL:

Philly Flyers...?  

Edit: and not forgetting the Red Wings... or, at a stretch, the Mighty Ducks...

[Edited 2009-12-07 05:48:33]


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User currently offlineFlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1383 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 1542 times:
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Quoting Metroliner (Reply 3):
Mighty Ducks

You mean the Anaheim Ducks now...

With the NHL, I'm also thinking of the Philadelphia Flyers?

If however, your in the UK, suitable team names could well include one of our badly named hockey teams here in the UK, the "Slough Jets".
If gridiron is more of your thing, then the University league here has the "Lancaster Bombers"

- A few of the less obvious teams in the country with aviation related names

Kev.



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User currently offlineMetroliner From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 1067 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1540 times:



Quoting FlyKev (Reply 4):
Philadelphia Flyers

Like I said, Mr. Pedantic-Anaheim-Ducks-Fan  Wink

I can't believe I didn't think of the Slough Jets - I used to work at LEGO, about 100m up the road!



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User currently offlineTexan From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 4278 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1531 times:

Or you could go back 40 years to the great city of Seattle and witness the expansion of baseball into the Puget Sound. Although the team only lasted one year before moving to Milwaukee, the Seattle Pilots spent the 1969 season being the first MLB team in Seattle.

Texan



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User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5157 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 1519 times:

How about Airbus UK in the welsh premiere league?

Quote:

Airbus U.K. Broughton F.C. is a football team based in Broughton, Flintshire, Wales, a few miles from the English city of Chester. They had their origins as the works team of the Airbus UK aerospace factory where the wings of the Airbus airliner are produced, and are consequently nicknamed The Wingmakers or The Planemakers. The club was promoted to the Welsh Premier League for the first time in 2004, and normally play at The Airfield, Broughton (capacity 2,100, of whom 250 are seated); however as their pitch could not be brought up to Welsh Premier League standards in time following their promotion, for their first season in the League they shared Conwy United's ground. The Airfield features unusual retracting floodlights as it is adjacent to an operational runway.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Airbus_UK_Broughton_F.C.

Is there a Boeing team anywhere? I'd love to see a friendly match!



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1495 times:

Hockey (Minor and Junior):
Alaska Aces (ECHL)
Houston Aeros (AHL)
Kalamazoo Wings (ECHL)
Pensacola Ice Flyers (SPHL) (The old ECHL team in PNS was called the Ice Pilots)
Kelowna Rockets (Western Hockey League)
Windsor Spitfires (Ontario Hockey League)


There used to be an ECHL team in Dayton called the Dayton Bombers. There was a minor league team in Brooklyn (Eastern Professional Hockey League) called the Brooklyn Aces.


User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9219 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1485 times:

I'd think any of the "bird" teams in the NFL, NHL, NBA, and MLB:

Eagles, Falcons, Cardinals, Seahawks, Ravens (NFL)
Cardinals, Blue Jays, Orioles (MLB)
Flyers, Ducks, Blackhawks (NHL) I can only name a few here. I'd consider the Penguins there, but they are flightless! They do put up a heck of a ground-attack tho! Big grin

I realize I may have missed a few. Are there any bird teams in the NBA? I don't follow professional basketball...



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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1484 times:



Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 9):
Flyers, Ducks, Blackhawks (NHL) I can only name a few here. I'd consider the Penguins there, but they are flightless! They do put up a heck of a ground-attack tho!

The Blackhawks is a bit of a stretch since they are named after the nickname of the military unit their original owner (Frederic McLaughlin) served in during WWI (86th Infantry Division, the Blackhawks, named after the Sauk Chief, Black Hawk.).


Thrashers (Named after the state bird of Georgia, the Brown Thrasher)

Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 9):
I realize I may have missed a few. Are there any bird teams in the NBA? I don't follow professional basketball...

Atlanta Hawks.


User currently offlineFlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1383 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1470 times:
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Quoting Metroliner (Reply 5):
Like I said, Mr. Pedantic-Anaheim-Ducks-Fan Wink

Nah. Im a Dallas Stars fan.
Who, fitting with aviation, and the thread - play at The American Airlines Center

Adding to the thread, both the Blackhawks and The Chicago Bulls play at the United Center, and Toronto Maple Leafs play at the Air Canada Center. New Jersey Devils used to play at the Continental Airlines Arena, and The Capital Centre was once known as the US Airways Arena. Phoenix's arena was also once named The America West Arena.
I think that's all the US majors covered. Plenty of Aviation references there.

Kev.



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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1465 times:



Quoting Signol (Thread starter):
How about Arsenal or Manchester City in the Premier League? Their shirt sponsors are airlines...

Add:

- Eintracht Frankfurt (German Bundesliga), their shirt sponsor is Fraport
- Hamburger SV (German Bundesliga), their shirt sponsor is Emirates
- Bayern Munich (German Bundesliga), one of their sponsors and official airline of them is Lufthansa (their former prefered airline was Aero Lloyd)

The football stadium in Dusseldorf was called "LTU Arena" until the end of last year. LTU merged with Air Berlin and AB decided to cancel the contract. It is called (very non-aviation) "Esprit-Arena" nowadays.

Patrick


User currently offlineSteeler83 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 9219 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1463 times:



Quoting Srbmod (Reply 10):
The Blackhawks is a bit of a stretch since they are named after the nickname of the military unit their original owner (Frederic McLaughlin) served in during WWI (86th Infantry Division, the Blackhawks, named after the Sauk Chief, Black Hawk.).

You know, I did wonder about that one, but I thought I'd take a chance anyway. Isn't their logo a profile of an indian chief as well?

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 10):
Thrashers (Named after the state bird of Georgia, the Brown Thrasher)

That one I did wonder about as well. I seem to remember their logo being the face of a bird of some kind. Good to know!

Quoting Srbmod (Reply 10):
Atlanta Hawks.

Ah...



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21654 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1459 times:



Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 13):
Isn't their logo a profile of an indian chief as well?

Yes it is.

Quoting FlyKev (Reply 11):
Phoenix's arena was also once named The America West Arena.

Now known as the US Airways Center.

-Mir



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