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Why the Tampa BAY Buccaneers and not the Tampa Buccaneers? (1 Viewer)

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Green Bay is at least the name of the city where the team is located. Why did they name the NFL franchise in the city of Tampa the Tampa Bay Buccaneers instead of the Tampa Buccaneers? There must have been some reason, right?

I am an inquiring mind, and I want to know.

 
The "Tampa Bay" name was a means to incorporate an entire metro area in which there are two major cities -- Tampa and St. Petersburg.

 
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The "Tampa Bay" name was a means to incporporate an entire metro area in which there are two major cities -- Tampa and St. Petersburg.
hmmmmIs Tampa Bay a name often used to refer to that metro area?I suppose that would make some sense
 
A lot of teams have names that aim to incorporate more than one city. Similiar reasoning was behind the naming of the Minnesota Twins, Golden State Warriors (formerly the San Francisco Warriors), and the New England Patriots (formerly the Boston Patriots).

ETA: Could've mentioned also the Minnesota Vikings and the Carolina Panthers.

 
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Why is a driveway called a driveway when you park on it, and a parkway called a parkway when you drive on it ???

 
A lot of teams have names that aim to incorporate more than one city. Similiar reasoning was behind the naming of the Minnesota Twins, Golden State Warriors (formerly the San Francisco Warriors), and the New England Patriots (formerly the Boston Patriots).ETA: Could've mentioned also the Minnesota Vikings and the Carolina Panthers.
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How about the Patriots? Not a city, state, body of water or anything. I guess you could say the same thing though, they wanted to incorparate the whole region.

 
A lot of teams have names that aim to incorporate more than one city. Similiar reasoning was behind the naming of the Minnesota Twins, Golden State Warriors (formerly the San Francisco Warriors), and the New England Patriots (formerly the Boston Patriots).ETA: Could've mentioned also the Minnesota Vikings and the Carolina Panthers.
But I recognize those as states or regions. I was not aware the metro are was called Tampa Bay, i thought they just named it after the bay instead of the city. When i was young i thought the city was called Tampa Bay, Like Green Bay!
 
A lot of teams have names that aim to incorporate more than one city. Similiar reasoning was behind the naming of the Minnesota Twins, Golden State Warriors (formerly the San Francisco Warriors), and the New England Patriots (formerly the Boston Patriots).ETA: Could've mentioned also the Minnesota Vikings and the Carolina Panthers.
But I recognize those as states or regions. I was not aware the metro are was called Tampa Bay, i thought they just named it after the bay instead of the city. When i was young i thought the city was called Tampa Bay, Like Green Bay!
Most of the time the entire area is referred to as Tampa Bay. The Rays play in St. Petersburg, but are called the Tampa Bay Rays. When I got older I realized it was a somewhat odd dynamic compared to most areas, but it is what it is. I don't think anybody in the region really thinks twice about it.
 
How about the Patriots? Not a city, state, body of water or anything. I guess you could say the same thing though, they wanted to incorparate the whole region.
I follow what you are saying. I think most everyone knows New England is a region. I never new the Tampa Bay moniker was meant to refer to the Tampa/St Pete area, so it seemed odd to me
 
A lot of teams have names that aim to incorporate more than one city. Similiar reasoning was behind the naming of the Minnesota Twins, Golden State Warriors (formerly the San Francisco Warriors), and the New England Patriots (formerly the Boston Patriots).ETA: Could've mentioned also the Minnesota Vikings and the Carolina Panthers.
But I recognize those as states or regions. I was not aware the metro are was called Tampa Bay, i thought they just named it after the bay instead of the city. When i was young i thought the city was called Tampa Bay, Like Green Bay!
Most of the time the entire area is referred to as Tampa Bay. The Rays play in St. Petersburg, but are called the Tampa Bay Rays. When I got older I realized it was a somewhat odd dynamic compared to most areas, but it is what it is. I don't think anybody in the region really thinks twice about it.
That's why I asked :lmao:
 
A lot of teams have names that aim to incorporate more than one city. Similiar reasoning was behind the naming of the Minnesota Twins, Golden State Warriors (formerly the San Francisco Warriors), and the New England Patriots (formerly the Boston Patriots).ETA: Could've mentioned also the Minnesota Vikings and the Carolina Panthers.
But I recognize those as states or regions. I was not aware the metro are was called Tampa Bay, i thought they just named it after the bay instead of the city. When i was young i thought the city was called Tampa Bay, Like Green Bay!
Most of the time the entire area is referred to as Tampa Bay. The Rays play in St. Petersburg, but are called the Tampa Bay Rays. When I got older I realized it was a somewhat odd dynamic compared to most areas, but it is what it is. I don't think anybody in the region really thinks twice about it.
That's why I asked :lmao:
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A buccaneer is a pirate. A pirate lives on a boat. Boats float in water. Bays are made of water. To make the buccaneers feel at home, name the team after a body of water.

You're welcome.

 

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