I drove by a Chicago Sky banner in the West Loop the other day, which reminded me of something that's been bothering me since the WNBA announced its expansion to Chicago. I didn't have a blog then, so I'm mentioning it now.
As the WNBA has rolled out new teams, it's cross-promoted them with existing NBA teams in various cities. One way of doing this has been to name the women's team something related to the name of the local men's team.
Hence the Houston Comets (Rockets), Detroit Shock (Pistons), Washington Mystics (Wizards), Minnesota Lynx (Timberwolves), Sacramento Monarchs (Kings), San Antonio Silver Stars (Spurs), Phoenix Mercury (Suns), etc.
So following this pattern, shouldn't our local franchise have been named the Chicago Cows?