ESPN's FiveThirtyEight.com takes a look at the Native American team name controversy, going beyond the Washington Redskins to take a closer look and high schools and colleges that use Native American monikers.
The Hornets were supposed to be the Spirit, while the Grizzlies were almost named the Mounties. Why is a team in Los Angeles nicknamed the Lakers, and what's a team called the Jazz doing in Utah? Here are the stories behind the nicknames of all 30 teams.
What do newspaper headline type and the New Deal have to do with the Oakland Raiders and Philadelphia Eagles? Here are the stories behind the nicknames of the NFL's 32 teams-and what they were almost called.