Another Fun Sports Party Game

by Jim on May 16, 2013

Can You Name Original Pro Sport Teams?

The L.A. Lakers are well known in Pro Basketball Circles as World Champions. But, have they always been located in Los Angeles? See if you can name where the professional teams came from: expansion, another league, another name, original city, and what city (cities) they moved from.

Pro Football Teams

1-   Arizona Cardinals
2-   Chicago Bears
3-   Baltimore Ravens               
4-   Indianapolis Colts               
5-   Dallas Cowboys
6-   Minnesota Vikings
7-   Cleveland Browns
8-   Oakland Raiders
9-   St. Louis Rams                  
10- Indianapolis Colts

MLB Baseball Teams

11-  Minnesota Twins                 
12-  Seattle Mariners
13-  Oakland Athletics
14-  Baltimore Orioles               
15-  Toronto Blue Jays
16-  Milwaukee Brewers
17-  Los Angeles Dodgers         
18-  San Francisco Giants
19-  Atlanta Braves                    
20-  Kansas City Royals
21-  Washington Nationals
22-  Miami Marlins
23-  Houston Astros
24-  New York Mets
25-  Tampa Bay Rays
26- Texas Rangers

NBA Basketball Teams

27-  LA Lakers
28-  Sacramento Kings
29-  OK City Thunder                 
30-  Utah Jazz
31- Charlotte Bobcats               
32- New Orleans Pelicans

In case you are having a contest at work or school, you can use this question to break a tie. Here are the “Sudden Death” tie breakers!

33- Name the 4 teams from the Old American Basketball Association (A.B.A.) that joined the NBA.

34- Name the eight 1903-1953 teams of the American League.

35- Name the eight 1903-1953 teams of the National League.

(Oh by the way I posted quizzes for the basketball, football, baseball and hockey team names NBA, NHL, NFL and MLB as well.  To find these quizzes go to

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Author: Jim (107 Articles)

Jim Edwards has authored numerous articles, developed 2 extensive pamphlet series and written brochures and numerous sales training documents. He earned a BME from Illinois Wesleyan University and Master Degree from Northern Illinois University with post-graduate studies in strategic marketing and product planning.

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