States and Pro Football


With the Super Bowl coming up, I thought it might be fun to review the NFL's "state hate." OK, maybe that's a little harsh. But do the math. Of the NFL's 32 teams, 27 represent cities... like the Chicago Bears or San Francisco 49ers. Three teams represent regions: the New England Patriots (representing all the states in New England);  the Carolina Panthers (presumably representing both Carolinas); and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (representing a body of water!). Just two teams represent single states. Can you name them?  Both made the playoffs this year. Both have really old quarterbacks. Both beat my beloved Green Bay Packers this year. Answer: Minnesota Vikings and Arizona Cardinals.

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  2. What about the NY Giants and the NY Jets? They aren't necessarily named after the city. Heck, they play in NJ anyway!

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