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Going Going Gone!

written by: crankypage
 
Take this quiz about professional sports franchises that are either defunct or moved away from their original city.

Question 1:


This NFL team snuck away from Baltimore in 1984 under cover of darkness.
Cardinals
Lions
Browns
Colts

Question 2:


NHL hockey in Atlanta began with this team, which left for Canada in 1980.
Heat
Flames
Jets
Stars

Question 3:


Boston hosted a World Series in 1948, but it was not the Red Sox; name the franchise which played its games in Boston until 1953.
Braves
Bruins
White Sox
Beaneaters

Question 4:


The all-time professional footballl rushing leader, played for this New Jersey franchise of the USFL.
Bandits
Gamblers
Devils
Generals

Question 5:


When the World Hockey Association merged with the National Hockey League in 1979, four WHA franchises joined the NHL. Which of these WHA franchises did NOT join the NHL?
Edmonton
Houston
Quebec
New England

Question 6:


In 1967 the NHL doubled in size, adding teams from the west and warm-weather areas that were not traditional hockey hotbeds. What was the name of the San Francisco Bay Area team that joined the NHL?
San Jose Sharks
San Jose Earthquakes
San Francisco Spiders
Oakland Seals

Question 7:


"Rockets" is the perfect name for a Houston franchise, given the large NASA presence in the Houston area, but where did the Rockets begin life as an NBA franchise?
San Diego
Ft. Lauderdale
Richmond
Seattle

Question 8:


This ABA (American Basketball Association) franchise holds the distinction of never having played a regular season game.
Memphis Sounds
Dallas Chaparrals
Spirits of St. Louis
Baltimore Claws

Question 9:


The troubled World Football League played in 1974 and 1975. This franchise's home area and nickname were one and the same.
The Brooklynites
The Hawaiians
The Sunshine Staters
The Angelenos

Question 10:


On October 3, 1984, the final game in North American Soccer League history was played as the Toronto Blizzard lost the championship two games to none. Who was the final NASL champion?
Chicago Sting
Vancouver Whitecaps
Montreal Manic
New York Cosmos

 


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