Sports Minded -- Animal Crackers
National Guard Bureau
WASHINGTON, June 19, 1998 How many U.S-Canadian professional teams (NHL, NBA, NFL and MLB) have wild cats as team names?
Six -- Florida Panthers (NHL), Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL), Detroit Lions (NFL), Cincinnati Bengals (NFL), Carolina Panthers (NFL) and Detroit Tigers (AL)
How many U.S.-Canadian professional teams use a wild canine as a nickname?
Two -- Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA) and the Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)
How many NFL teams have birds as team names?
Five -- Philadelphia Eagles, Arizona Cardinals, Baltimore Ravens, Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks
Of the major U.S.-Canadian sports leagues (NBA, NHL, NFL and Major League Baseball), how many have nicknames associated with bears?
Four -- Chicago Cubs (NL), Chicago Bears (NFL), Vancouver Grizzlies (NBA) and Boston Bruins (NHL)
How many "Tigers" are there in college football's Southeast Conference?
Two -- Auburn and Louisiana State
Name the last U.S.-Canadian professional team with an animal nickname to win a major championship.
Denver Broncos (NFL)(January 1998)
How many professional teams use sea creatures as nicknames?
Four -- Tampa Bay Devil Rays (AL), Miami Dolphins (NFL), Florida Marlins (NL) and San Jose Sharks (NHL)
How many teams of the Pacific 10 Conference use animal nicknames?
Seven -- UCLA Bruins, Washington Huskies, Washington State Cougars, Oregon Ducks, Oregon State Beavers, California Golden Bears, Arizona Wildcats