You were doing fine until you decided to launch your petty attacks upon me.
>NEW YORK YANKEES: From the Dutch word "Jankes" which could be interpreted to mean "johns" or "average Joes" (as we would term modern, ordinary people today.) These "Johns" or "average Joes" was a name applied mostly to the Civil War solidiers from the North.
>NEW YORK METROPOLITANS (aka "Mets"): The City of New York is considered the ultimate "Metropolis." Hence, the term bespeaks of hard-working and cosmopolitan city dwellers. But instead of naming the team something like, "the New York City Dwellers," the "Metropolitans" seems to have a more snazzy sound to it.
>NEW YORK ISLANDERS: Named after Long Island where they play. Simple.
>NEW YORK KNICKERBOCKERS (aka "Knicks"): Named after the trousers worn by the original Dutch settlers, who, coincidently, founded NYC.
Now, does this all still seem "illogical" to you now, Mr. Rocket Scientist? I suspect not.
Regarding my ideas for a more fitting name for your new team? How about the (drum roll please).....
>>>>>>> HOUSTON HICKS ! >>>>>>>
Gee. Imagine that. That could even be YOUR new user name!
Now please kids, let this be the LAST TIME I have to post anything on this thread. Please be advised, that as long as you continue to sport those big dumb cowboy hats all the time, that town will never be considered on par with NYC, Chicago, San Fran, or even Pittsburgh!
Just a friendly reminder.