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A list of sports teams named after technology, including the Detroit Pistons, the Houston Rockets, the San Antonio Spurs, and the Brooklyn Nets. Additions welcome.

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Bob Clewell

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. Triple-A minor league team of the Yankees.

Haverford College Fords


Isotopes (as in the Albuquerque Isotopes) aren't technology per se, but it took technology to discover them and they are key to a lot of technology.

Mac Brown

Serious miss - the Akron Zips. Named after rubber overshoes

Samuel Arbesman

Fun one! I haven't been including clothing (Red Sox, White Sox), but maybe I should?

Mac Brown

I'm not sure about clothing - I feel like the focus for the Zips is really on the akron/Goodrich rubber connection rather than the clothing themselves, if that makes sense?

Samuel Arbesman

Interesting! Let me think about this one more.

Mac Brown

Love it when a silly rule set makes you think!

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Reb Butler

One of my alltime faves, the Lansing Lugnuts!

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Orlando Magic.

It's a sufficiently advanced've probably never heard of it.

Tim Erskine

You win.

Samuel Arbesman


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Tim Erskine

CAUTION: Much hockey ahead!

  • Windsor Spitfires (Ontario Hockey League), named after the Supermarine Spitfire
  • Kelowna Rockets (Western Hockey League)
  • Laval Rocket (American Hockey League)
  • Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod (Kontinental Hockey League)
  • Dinamo Minsk (Kontinental Hockey League)
  • Dynamo Moscow (Kontinental Hockey League)
  • Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (Kontinental Hockey League)
  • Traktor Chelyabinsk (Kontinental Hockey League)

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