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Can you name the current Big 4 sports franchises (MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL) which were formed from 1960 to 1970?
Enter a team (last names acceptable) in the box below
Correctly named teams will show up below
Answers do not have to be guessed in order
Please enter each franchise's current nickname. See first comment for sources.
Not a source, but a quiz for post-1970
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May 9th, 2010 at 06:17 GMT
Sources -- MLB: http://www.baseball-reference.com -- NFL: http://www.pro-football-reference.com -- NBA: http://www.basketball-reference.com -- NHL: http://www.hockey-reference.com -- The franchise formation years given here are as indicated on these sites.
May 10th, 2010 at 05:55 GMT
You should accept the names of the teams from when they were formed so Nationals or Expos would work.
May 10th, 2010 at 07:47 GMT
I have to agree with Etheridge in that "SuperSonics" or "Oilers," etc. would be mighty helpful, because it's easy to miss your explanatory note. Do you have a reason for not doing that?
May 10th, 2010 at 07:55 GMT
P.S. Do you know why, per chance, there was such expansion in the 60s? This list is as big as all the clubs founded before.
May 10th, 2010 at 16:34 GMT
Well, if I accepted previous names of current franchises, it'd be less of a challenge, no? There's no point in having game notes if no one reads them. And if you know that the SuperSonics are now the Thunder and that the Oilers are now the Titans, then where's the problem? -- @feste26: The biggest contributor to the '60s expansion was the AFL, which formed in 1960 and would later add 10 teams to the NFL. Four teams from the ABA, which formed in 1967, would be added to the NBA. The NHL doubled the number of teams it had in 1967 to prevent competition from the younger WHL, and MLB's expansion in 1961-62 was in large part a response to potential competition from the proposed Continental League. So rival leagues had a major effect on expansion in the period from 1960-1970.
May 12th, 2010 at 11:25 GMT
What about the Oakland Seals/Cleveland Barons formed in 1968? I know that they were the last major professional franchise to fold, but they should be on this quiz. This is another reason why you should accept the original names of the teams. I think it is far more difficult to name former cities and names than the current iteration of a team.
May 12th, 2010 at 18:50 GMT
@mapboy15: Based on context, I assume you meant the opposite of what you wrote ("more difficult to name former... than the current"), though I'm not sure, so I'll refrain from comment. As for the Seals/Barons, they aren't on the quiz because they're not a current franchise. I could have included dozens of defunct franchises, but people know the current ones a lot better. I don't see how this particular issue is relevant to the original/current name debate.
May 15th, 2010 at 05:30 GMT
I still have a hard time typing "Thunder" instead of "Sonics." And I'm a Suns fan.
May 17th, 2010 at 21:08 GMT
Technically, the Seals became the Barons and then were permanently merged into the Minnesota North Stars, who are now the Dallas Stars. Thus, the Seals are represented appropriately.
Jul 23rd, 2011 at 15:14 GMT
youu should accept expos instead of nationals
Apr 8th, 2012 at 17:21 GMT
This is awful. It should be the team names at the time, not currently.
Sep 5th, 2012 at 17:48 GMT
Sep 7th, 2012 at 22:27 GMT
Awful comment. ;)
Oct 30th, 2012 at 23:04 GMT
As always, both the MLB and the NBA were my two banana skins. (I like NFL best followed by NHL).
Jan 15th, 2013 at 19:47 GMT
Actually, apropos of what was said about the Seals/Barons, the San Jose Sharks should at least be a bonus answer. The Sharks were really (sort of) a split of the North Stars/Barons merger, not a wholly new expansion. I can see how they might not qualify as a real answer, but there is a genuine connection there.
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