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2 professional sports teams named after tragedies


Chicago has a pro soccer team known as the Chicago Fire.

But did you know that Chicago once had a pro football team, also known as the Chicago Fire? This was in the old World Football League, which started in 1974 and folded in 1975.

Why Chicago Fire. You’ve never seen these teams:

  • The New Orleans Katrina
  • The Oklahoma City Bombers
  • The Dallas Assassins
  • The Los Angeles Riot
  • The New York Destroyers

Pardon the blurred image, but this picture is 41 years old.

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