Saturday, 20 October 2018

Arizona: Home Of The Blues?

In the current professional sports world, relocation seems to be the only option for struggling franchises. We hear about threats of relocation whenever a team needs a new arena or stadium, but it seems a team relocated on Saturday night without anyone knowing if the graphic to the left is to be believed. Fox Sports Arizona decided to toss up the scoreboard chyron, but I'm not certain they know that their team isn't the one based in St. Louis currently.

That image was posted on Twitter by Chris Rongey.
What's entirely ironic about the chyron is the NFL's Arizona Cardinals once called St. Louis home. Of course, the original Winnipeg Jets also moved to Arizona, so there was definite simpatico happening with this chyron. If one wanted to link these three cities together through relocated pro sports franchises, it seems it could be done easily!

Just so we're clear, the Winnipeg Jets downed the Arizona Coyotes 5-3 this afternoon. In the evening, the St. Louis Blues defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1. Neither team - Winnipeg or the Blues - met in a game today. I'm glad we cleared that up. Now we just have to hope that Fox Sports Arizona knows which team they cover.

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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