Originally Posted by fansince'76
Or like the "Memphis Grizzlies," which made a hell of a lot more sense when the team was in Canada where there actually are grizzlies.
This might not be one of those cases as part of the agreement is that the city of Seattle will retain the team name and colors.
Memphis had a World Football League team in the 70's called the Grizzlies. Strangely enough they had a Charlotte Hornets as well.