Who started the trend (long ago) to name sports teams after articles of clothing? And why did it die out before we made our way through the whole wardrobe.
There are plenty of Socks (Sox). We have Knickerbockers. But what happened after this?
We just abandoned the idea. And in favor of what? The Heat? The Magic? The Wild? The Thrashers? What kind of names are these?
What about the Columbus Blue Jackets? Was this an attempt to make clothing names fashionable again? Or were they named for this guy?
Sports team names we should have but don't:
Heck, I'd even settle for Pantaloons.
Just bring back the garment names, please. The possibilities are endless, and far more appealing than the current trend in abstract nicknames.