Teams younger that I am

How much older are you than professional sports teams?

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Here is an exercise anybody take do. It is a way for sports fans to show their age.

This is a list of all professional franchises in the NBA, NFL and Major League Baseball that were either created or relocated (and renamed) after my birth.

NOTE: I excluded NHL for now because it would take a lot more work as I do not know a lot of the teams well enough. Will add it later.

MLB

Arizona Diamondbacks
-First Season in 1998.

Colorado Rockies
-First Season in 1995.

Los Angeles Angels
-Renamed from Anaheim Angels in 2005.
-Renamed from California Angels in 1997.

Miami Marlins
-Renamed from Florida Marlins in 2012.
-First Season in 1993.

Seattle Mariners
-First Season in 1977.

Tampa Bay Rays
-Renamed from Devil Rays in 2008.
-First Season in 1998.

Toronto Blue Jays
-First Season in 1977.

Washington Nationals
-Relocated from Montreal (Expos) in 2005.
-First season in 1969.

Teams new or changed in my lifetime: 8
Total teams in MLB: 30
Percentage of MLB teams that are new in my lifetime: 26%

NFL

Arizona Cardinals
-Renamed from Phoenix Cardinals in 1994.
-Relocated from St Louis in 1988.

Baltimore Ravens
-Relocated from Cleveland (Browns) in 1996.

Carolina Panthers
-First Season in 1995.

Cleveland Browns
-First Season in 1999.

Houston Texans
-First Season in 2002.

Indianapolis Colts
-Relocated from Baltimore in 1984.

Jacksonville Jaguars
-First Season in 1995.

Oakland Raiders
-Relocated from Los Angeles to Oakland in 1995.
-Relocated from Oakland to Los Angeles in 1982.

St Louis Rams
-Relocated from Los Angeles in 1995.

Tennessee Titans
-Renamed from Tennessee Oilers in 1999.
-Relocated from Houston (Oilers) in 1997.

Teams new or changed in my lifetime: 10
Total teams in NFL: 32
Percentage of NFL teams that are new in my lifetime: 31%

NBA

Brooklyn Nets
-Renamed from New Jersey Nets in 2012.
-Renamed from New York Nets in 1977.

Charlotte Bobcats
-First Season in 2004.

Indiana Pacers
-First Season in 1967.

Memphis Grizzlies
-Relocated from Vancouver in 2001.
-First season in 1995.

Miami Heat
-First season in 1989.

Minnesota Timberwolves
-First season in 1989.

New Orleans Pelicans
-Renamed from New Orleans Hornets in 2013.
-Relocated from Charlotte (Hornets) in 2003.

Oklahoma City Thunder
-Relocated from Seattle (Supersonics) in 2008.

Orlando Magic
-First season in 1989.

Toronto Raptors
-First season in 1995.

Utah Jazz
-Relocated from New Orleans in 1979.
-First season in 1974.

Washington Wizards
-Renamed from Washington Bullets in 1997.

Teams new or changed in my lifetime: 12
Total teams in NBA: 30
Percentage of NBA teams that are new in my lifetime: 40%

Summary

Total teams in MLB, NFL and NBA combined: 92
Teams new or changed in my lifetime: 30
Percentage of NBA teams that are new in my lifetime: 33%

33%! Holy CRAP!!!

1/3 of all teams have changed or were founded since I was young. That is crazy. Just one more sign that I am older than I feel.

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