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(SeattlePI)   Before the were known as the Sacramento Kings, they were the Kansas City Royals. Before that they were the Kansas City-Omaha Royals. Before that they were that they were the Cincinnati Royals. And before that they were the Rochester Royals   (blog.seattlepi.com) divider line 41
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2013-01-14 08:58:00 AM  
Rochester used to have an NBA and NFL team.

Now, they have to settle for being the best AAA/AHL combined city in the country.
 
2013-01-14 09:07:00 AM  

jetzzfan: Rochester used to have an NBA and NFL team.

Now, they have to settle for being the best AAA/AHL combined city in the country.


Let's be honest though.  The Jeffersons were one of the worst sustained teams of all time in the NFL. In six years they won eight games, and six of those came in the first season (and might not have come against NFL teams).  At least the Rochester Royals won championships (in the NBL & NBA).
 
2013-01-14 09:11:08 AM  
They were the Kansas City Kings, not Royals. That name is reserved for the hapless baseball team, not hapless basketball team.
 
2013-01-14 09:14:11 AM  
Will they be called the Sonics? Because that would be hilarious. More hilarious than the "new" Cleveland Browns.
 
2013-01-14 09:15:22 AM  
Used to go to the Cincinnati Gardens and watch the Royals play. Tix were $5 and we sat behind the goal. I was prolly about 6 years old and would get out on the floor after halftime and toss the balls back to the players warming up(try that today-you'll be wrestled to the ground and tased). Oscar Robertson, Sam Lacy, the VanArsdale twins, Tiny Archibald, and for a season Bob Cousy was player-coach. Saw the very first game the Cavaliers ever played with Bill Fitch as head coach against the Royals. Good times.
 
2013-01-14 09:21:03 AM  
Is that so strange that teams move from city to city? Also, basketball fans (those with some knowledge of its history anyway) would recall the Cincinnati Royals as Oscar Robertson's old team.
 
2013-01-14 09:22:15 AM  
What's strange about that? How many lakes are there in LA? How much Jazz is there in Utah?

/Saw Oscar Robertson and player/coach Bob Cousy play at the Cincinnati Gardens
 
2013-01-14 09:24:28 AM  
They should move and change their name to the Vagabonds.
 
2013-01-14 09:30:57 AM  

velvet_fog: Will they be called the Sonics? Because that would be hilarious. More hilarious than the "new" Cleveland Browns.


Leagues like to play make-believe and act like cites were never screwed over.
 
2013-01-14 09:35:30 AM  

velvet_fog: Will they be called the Sonics? Because that would be hilarious. More hilarious than the "new" Cleveland Browns.


Link Seattle kept the rights to the name and team history.
 
2013-01-14 09:38:27 AM  
The Minneapolis Lakers moved to Los Angeles where there are no lakes. The Oilers moved to Tennessee where there is no oil. The Jazz moved to Salt Lake City where they don't allow music. The Raiders moved from Oakland to LA and back to Oakland. No one in LA seemed to notice.
 
2013-01-14 09:43:16 AM  

UNC_Samurai: The Minneapolis Lakers moved to Los Angeles where there are no lakes. The Oilers moved to Tennessee where there is no oil. The Jazz moved to Salt Lake City where they don't allow music. The Raiders moved from Oakland to LA and back to Oakland. No one in LA seemed to notice.


Weird, there isn't royalty in any of those places where the Kings were.
 
2013-01-14 09:44:15 AM  

UNC_Samurai: The Jazz moved to Salt Lake City where they don't allow music.


Also, lol @ this
 
2013-01-14 09:44:45 AM  
They still had 25 years of history in Sacramento. Every team has moved in their ancient history.
 
2013-01-14 09:48:09 AM  

Arkanaut: UNC_Samurai: The Minneapolis Lakers moved to Los Angeles where there are no lakes. The Oilers moved to Tennessee where there is no oil. The Jazz moved to Salt Lake City where they don't allow music. The Raiders moved from Oakland to LA and back to Oakland. No one in LA seemed to notice.

Weird, there isn't royalty in any of those places where the Kings were.


Cincinnati had King Records.
Link
 
2013-01-14 09:52:22 AM  

Arkanaut: UNC_Samurai: The Minneapolis Lakers moved to Los Angeles where there are no lakes. The Oilers moved to Tennessee where there is no oil. The Jazz moved to Salt Lake City where they don't allow music. The Raiders moved from Oakland to LA and back to Oakland. No one in LA seemed to notice.

Weird, there isn't royalty in any of those places where the Kings were.


Not too many pirates in Pittsburgh, either.
 
2013-01-14 09:52:48 AM  
The Cleveland Rams and Chicago Cardinals are not impressed.
 
2013-01-14 09:58:10 AM  

UNC_Samurai: The Minneapolis Lakers moved to Los Angeles where there are no lakes. The Oilers moved to Tennessee where there is no oil. The Jazz moved to Salt Lake City where they don't allow music. The Raiders moved from Oakland to LA and back to Oakland. No one in LA seemed to notice.


Not every move is as fortuitous for team-naming purposes as that of the Fort Wayne Pistons, that's for sure.
 
2013-01-14 10:06:56 AM  

Arkanaut: UNC_Samurai: The Minneapolis Lakers moved to Los Angeles where there are no lakes. The Oilers moved to Tennessee where there is no oil. The Jazz moved to Salt Lake City where they don't allow music. The Raiders moved from Oakland to LA and back to Oakland. No one in LA seemed to notice.

Weird, there isn't royalty in any of those places where the Kings were.


Rochester has the Wegman family. And Wegmans.
 
2013-01-14 10:07:39 AM  

Pontious Pilates: Arkanaut: UNC_Samurai: The Minneapolis Lakers moved to Los Angeles where there are no lakes. The Oilers moved to Tennessee where there is no oil. The Jazz moved to Salt Lake City where they don't allow music. The Raiders moved from Oakland to LA and back to Oakland. No one in LA seemed to notice.

Weird, there isn't royalty in any of those places where the Kings were.

Rochester has the Wegman family. And Wegmans.


Also the Duke of Greasy Late Night Food: Nick Tahou.
 
2013-01-14 10:19:21 AM  

UNC_Samurai: The Minneapolis Lakers moved to Los Angeles where there are no lakes. The Oilers moved to Tennessee where there is no oil. The Jazz moved to Salt Lake City where they don't allow music. The Raiders moved from Oakland to LA and back to Oakland. No one in LA seemed to notice.


Does this mean that the arena in Seattle will be named Preparation H Arena? And maybe some football stadium will become Maxi Tampon Stadium?
 
2013-01-14 10:32:56 AM  

jetzzfan: Rochester used to have an NBA and NFL team.

Now, they have to settle for being the best AAA/AHL combined city in the country.


As if. Columbus has them beat. Clippers > Rochester Red Wings and the Blue Jackets are basically just a farm team for the Springfield Falcons.

/never followed NBA after the Royals left Cinci
 
2013-01-14 10:33:01 AM  

FreakinB: And maybe some football stadium will become Maxi Tampon Stadium?


They should totally sponsor the Texans, since Houston only performs for one period.
 
2013-01-14 12:11:24 PM  

UNC_Samurai: The Minneapolis Lakers moved to Los Angeles where there are no lakes. The Oilers moved to Tennessee where there is no oil. The Jazz moved to Salt Lake City where they don't allow music. The Raiders moved from Oakland to LA and back to Oakland. No one in LA seemed to notice.


Cite your sources next time.
 
2013-01-14 12:32:20 PM  
Nope.

Before the were known as the Sacramento Kings, they were the Kansas City Royals KINGS. Before that they were the Kansas City-Omaha Royals KINGS. Before that they were that they were the Cincinnati Royals. And before that they were the Rochester Royals
 
2013-01-14 12:40:49 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Arkanaut: UNC_Samurai: The Minneapolis Lakers moved to Los Angeles where there are no lakes. The Oilers moved to Tennessee where there is no oil. The Jazz moved to Salt Lake City where they don't allow music. The Raiders moved from Oakland to LA and back to Oakland. No one in LA seemed to notice.

Weird, there isn't royalty in any of those places where the Kings were.

Cincinnati had King Records.
Link


Kansas City has the American Royal.
Kansas City Royals MLB team
Kansas City Chiefs NFL team (native american "royalty", get it?)
Kansas City Monarchs NLB
Kansas City Knights ABA
 
2013-01-14 12:51:12 PM  
Crewmannumber6 Cincinnati had King Records.

The Farkisphere prefers a 'Little Kings' reference, but the strange case of the Spirit Of St Louis & Silna Bros
http://www.fark.com/comments/2202599/The-most-lucrative-contract-in-N B A-today-was-made-in-1976
 
2013-01-14 01:20:09 PM  
I remember the hubbub when they moved to KC. The Royals were ascending and they were not going to dilute the brand. The BkB team changed their name to the Kings, which at least kept the leadership theme of Kings, Royals, Chiefs, ... Blues.
 
2013-01-14 01:21:17 PM  
Blues or Scouts, I'm not sure of the exact year.
 
2013-01-14 01:42:29 PM  
Since Seattle is in King County they could just leave the name alone and it would kind of make sense.
 
2013-01-14 04:14:39 PM  

davidphogan: Since Seattle is in King County they could just leave the name alone and it would kind of make sense.


Was thinking the same thing.
 
2013-01-14 04:55:58 PM  

Dear Jerk: Blues or Scouts, I'm not sure of the exact year.


The Kansas City Scouts, 1974-76. They moved on to be the Colorado Rockies and are now known as the New Jersey Devils.

The Blues have been in St. Louis since 1967 when they joined the NHL as one of Expansion Six teams along with the California Seals, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota North Stars, Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins.
 
2013-01-14 05:06:49 PM  

Dinjiin: davidphogan: Since Seattle is in King County they could just leave the name alone and it would kind of make sense.

Was thinking the same thing.


And of course they used to play in this arena:

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That's the Kingdome, a weird-ass setup for basketball, but holy crap could it hold a lot of people.
 
2013-01-14 05:44:15 PM  

Pontious Pilates: Pontious Pilates: Arkanaut: UNC_Samurai: The Minneapolis Lakers moved to Los Angeles where there are no lakes. The Oilers moved to Tennessee where there is no oil. The Jazz moved to Salt Lake City where they don't allow music. The Raiders moved from Oakland to LA and back to Oakland. No one in LA seemed to notice.

Weird, there isn't royalty in any of those places where the Kings were.

Rochester has the Wegman family. And Wegmans.

Also the Duke of Greasy Late Night Food: Nick Tahou.


Indeed. Getting a plate is a top priority whenever I'm back in town. At least I still have a Wegmans, though

/Displaced Rochesterian
 
2013-01-14 05:52:59 PM  

Super Chronic: That's the Kingdome, a weird-ass setup for basketball, but holy crap could it hold a lot of people.


They also used it for concerts.  Crappy acoustics in there.  Key Arena and the Tacoma Dome were better, although they held fewer people.  Then you had The Gorge, but that is a long drive.
 
2013-01-14 06:12:49 PM  

Dinjiin: Super Chronic: That's the Kingdome, a weird-ass setup for basketball, but holy crap could it hold a lot of people.

They also used it for concerts.  Crappy acoustics in there.  Key Arena and the Tacoma Dome were better, although they held fewer people.  Then you had The Gorge, but that is a long drive.


I would pay some serious cash to see a Sonics game at The Gorge.
 
2013-01-14 07:17:47 PM  
dallylamma The Blues have been in St. Louis since 1967 when they joined the NHL as one of Expansion Six teams along with the California Seals

Baltimore was the city, not St Louis, that was supposed to be the last Expansion 6 team, Wirtz of the Blackhawks engaged in some backroom skullduggery to unload his white elephant arena in St. Louis to the Salomans...

Link
 
2013-01-14 08:10:51 PM  
Saw the Kings play in KC when I was a kid. God I'm old.
 
2013-01-14 10:24:14 PM  
Not that old. I also saw them play in KC when I was a kid.

I left KC about the same time they did, and now after 27 years apart it looks like we may finally be back together again ('cause I live in Seattle).
 
2013-01-14 11:01:29 PM  
The Kansas City Blues were a minor league hockey team, affiliated with the St. Louis Blues.
 
2013-01-15 09:30:30 AM  
Why not the Seattle Suicides?

The Seattle Starbucks?

The Seattle Supersucks?


Just a few thoughts...
 
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