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Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 11/16/2010

Omaha baseball team re-named "Storm Chasers"

By Jason Samenow

* Rainy day: Full Forecast | "Snowmageddon": one of 2010's top words *

From today's Omaha World-Herald:

Goodbye, Omaha Royals
Hello, Omaha Storm Chasers.
The city's Triple-A affiliate has unveiled its new name, taking a wrecking ball to tradition and joining minor league peers who have capitalized on creative re-branding

Of course, this is not the only sports team named after the weather. The Miami Hurricanes and Tampa Bay Lightning immediately come to mind. Can you all think of others?

If you were to name a (local or other) team after the weather, what would you call it?

By Jason Samenow  | November 16, 2010; 11:45 AM ET
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Here are a couple college football teams with weather names: St. Johns Red Storm and Tulsa Golden Hurricanes.

Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | November 16, 2010 11:57 AM | Report abuse

On Twitter, @capitalweather follower @ErikLutt names some more:

The Oklahoma City Thunder, The ISU Cyclones, Miami Heat

@chemlise submits
The New Orleans Zephyrs (AAA baseball)

and @nat_meg adds the Phoenix suns and Carolina Hurricanes

Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | November 16, 2010 12:08 PM | Report abuse

Some more from another Twitter follower:

@roschwartz - Norfolk Tides (MILB), and Lake Elsinore Storm (MILB)

Posted by: Jason-CapitalWeatherGang | November 16, 2010 12:31 PM | Report abuse

Once upon a time, long ago, the Eau Claire Normal School [now the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire] called its athletic teams the Golden Tornadoes. The name was later dropped in favor of "Blugolds", after the school colors, but the teams were often called the "Zornadoes" after long-time men's basketball coach Bill Zorn [the new fieldhouse where the basketball teams play has been named the Zorn Arena in his honor].

More recently there has been continuing controversy over the designation of a proper "Blugold" mascot [UW-EC is the only university in the NCAA Division III WIAC without a school mascot]. Several mascots have been proposed: among them the "Voyageur", the "Blue Ox" of Paul Bunyan fame [which won the latest student vote but was apparently disqualified due to election irregularity] and a bird, possibly the "Blugold Macaw". Perhaps a return to the "Golden Tornado" mascot is in order.

Did anyone mention the Trenton Thunder?

Posted by: Bombo47jea | November 16, 2010 12:55 PM | Report abuse

For a local team, how about the Washington Wintery Mix?

Posted by: vonGlatz | November 16, 2010 2:12 PM | Report abuse

The DC Miasma.

Posted by: __M__ | November 16, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

On the collegiate level: Miami Hurricanes.

For a local team: Washington Hot Air or if it needs to somewhat alliterative: Washington Windbags.

Posted by: JerryFloyd1 | November 16, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

In the old North American Soccer League days, there was (I think) a team called the San Francisco Fog.

Posted by: mmurphy70 | November 16, 2010 10:09 PM | Report abuse

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