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What Team is It?

11 Mar

What major sports team is named what it is because of an Errol Flynn movie?

Seven Clues:

Near Florida

East of Meadowlands

Black & White Uniforms

Skull & Crossbones

Numerous Championships

A Very Popular Team

A Very Happy Team

— Tim

 
 

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  1. daringthorpe

    March 11, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Is it the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

     
    • Gentleman Tim

      March 11, 2015 at 11:42 am

      Excellent try, daringthorpe, but wide and to the left. Tampa Bay did originally have an Errol-inspired emblem on their helmets, as depicted below. And this team in question is also sometimes referred to as the Buccaneers!

      More clues:

      A Football Team

      No Helmets

      Outside the United States

      Nowhere near the State of Florida(!)

      Named what they are because of one of Errol’s greatest films.

      1976-BUCS-COLORS.jpg

       
      • Gentleman Tim

        March 11, 2015 at 3:55 pm

        P. S. The team was originally in Orlando, but not any longer.

        P.S. 2 Errol was in the country but not the City before he was famous, long before he helped inspire the team to take a new name.

         
      • Tina

        March 12, 2015 at 7:11 pm

        Tim, I think you give very conflicting clues.
        Like:
        Near Florida
        Nowhere near the State of Florida(!)

        No Helmets, that is not possible all players have to ware helmets.

        Outside the United States, do you mean the team is from another country all together like England maybe?

         
        • Gentleman Tim

          March 13, 2015 at 1:08 am

          You know, Tina, that to keep you from answering these quizzes five minutes after I post them, I have to be very tricky! … The good part of that is that one has to really research and think through Flynn’s amazing history to find the answer. In this case, that would involve recalling his trip to South Africa (but not the Americas) before he was famous, for example.

          The cities of Florida, Meadowlands, and Orlando, referred to in this quiz are in Soweto, South Africa! Hence the apparent but not actual conflict.

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  2. Gentleman Tim

    March 11, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    Think originally in Orlando, but not anywhere near Disneyworld.

    Think 75th Anniversary, but not anywhere near the Santa Fe Trail.

    Think originally east of Meadowlands, but not anywhere near New Jersey.

     
  3. Gentleman Tim

    March 11, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Think The Sea Hawk, but not the Seahawks.

     
    • Tina

      March 12, 2015 at 7:04 pm

      What about the East Caroliner Pirates?
      They have New Black Uniforms and this is the Helmet.

      00ECU.jpg

       
      • Gentleman Tim

        March 13, 2015 at 1:29 am

        Very good try, Tina, but not quite right.

        No helmets!

         
  4. Gentleman Tim

    March 12, 2015 at 4:34 am

    Think Pirates, but not the ones in Pittsburg.

    16004965-skull-and-bones-pirate-symbol.jpg

     
    • daringthorpe

      March 12, 2015 at 7:52 pm

      Orlando Pirates in South AfricaOrlando_Pirates_FC_logo.png

       
      • Tina

        March 12, 2015 at 10:31 pm

        Hi daringthorpe, I think you have a hit.

         
      • Gentleman Tim

        March 13, 2015 at 1:34 am

        flynn-about-to-unload-on-spanish.jpg

        Goal, daringthorpe, winning goal! Congratulations! That was a really tricky one.

        Yes, inspired by The Sea Hawk, the originally-named Orlando Boys Club changed its name to the Orlando Pirates and went on to become a legendary football (soccer) club.

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        Errol’s influence is far and wide!

         
  5. tassie devil

    March 12, 2015 at 5:23 am

    Not being from your country the clues tend to me Cuban rebel girls A soccer team from Cuba

     
    • Gentleman Tim

      March 13, 2015 at 1:05 am

      Sorry, tassie devil. Just in from the Everglades. Trying to track down info on the filming Howard Hill did here way back when.

      A Cuban Rebel Girls soccer team!!! I’m not famiiar with them. That’s terrific!

       
      • Maria

        March 13, 2015 at 1:32 am

        Hey that sounds interesting Tim. Look forward to reading about Howard’s adventures!

         
        • Gentleman Tim

          March 13, 2015 at 2:03 pm

          Thanks, Maria. Over the last several months I have incrementally familiarized myself with the Everglades, simultaneously reading here and there about Howard Hill more and more. He was quite big here in South Florida, before his days in Hollywood, and legendary in Alabama, where he remains one of their most immortal athletes and sportsmen. Errol knew a lot of people who excelled at what they did. Hill might well be the greatest of them all. That’s how incredible he was, something Errol unquestionably recognized and greatly admired.