We actually had two stints in the old World Hokey Association. We were one of the original 12 teams in the WHA. Out first stint started with the 1972-73 season and ended in the 1975-76 season. We drew more fans than the average WHA franchise and at times drew more fans than our rival franchise in the NHL. But we could never secure a TV deal. In February of 1976 in the airport just as we were about to board a plane to Cincinnati it was announced the owner was folding the team ending our season.
We were given a second life when a NHL team moved to Cleveland and that team moved to my city and played under our original name with a different color uniform. We only lasted 42 games in the 1976-77 season as the owner was unable to sell the team locally and officially folded the franchise for good on January 14th 1977. Our NHL rivals also relocated to another state in 1993 but professional hockey has returned to the state for the 2000-2001 season as a brand new expansion team.
Who are we?
We are the Minnesota Fighting Saints
Today’s logo comes to us from the Florida State League. They play their home games in Lakeland Florida and are part of the Detroit Tigers organization
We are the Lakeland Flying Tigers
The Wizard Of Oz. Greatest defensive shortstop of all time.
After another good night at 3-1 my record improves to 131-113-5 I have 10 plays today all in College Basketball.
Take Indiana State pickem at Bradley
Take Butler -7 at Depaul
Take Louisiana Monroe -5 at Appalachian State
Take James Madison plus 3 at home vs Hofstra
Take Chattanooga -3 at UNC Greensboro
Take South Dakota State -4.5 at South Dakota
Take St Louis -3 at home vs George Mason
Take St Mary’s -7.5 at Santa Clara
Take Georgia Southern plus 3.5 at UL-Lafayette
Take UC Davis plus 2.5 at Cal Poly
Big Sports Fan would like to give our deepest heartfelt sympathy to the family and friends of Anthony Mason.
After a huge 6-2 night last night raised me to 128-112-5 I have 4 plays tonight.
In The NHL
Take the Lightning at home over the Blackhawks
In The NBA
Take the Spurs -5 at Sacramento
Take the Hawks minus 11 at home vs the Magic
In The NCAA
Take Valpo plus 3 at Cleveland State
Today’s throwback logo of the day comes to us from the now defunct American Basketball Association.
In our short 5 years(1967-1972) in existence we left our original city after one season which we captured the first ever ABA championship. Only to return to original city after one year later. We changed our name before the 1970-71 season after holding a “Name The Team” contest. However the a=name that was chosen as the winner was not used due to a local college team already using that nickname. Like most of the ABA teams attendance would drop and soon this team was holding home games in other cities within their own state then having home games in other cities with hopes of saving the franchise. After the 1971-1972 season we folded. This city is one of the rare cities with professional teams in the other 3 major sports but not basketball.
Who are we?
Pittsburgh Pipers 1967-1968, Minnesota Pipers 1968-1969, Pittsburgh Pipers 1969-1970, Pittsburgh Condors 1970-1972. See all of our logos below
Pittsburgh Pipers 1967-1968
Minnesota Pipers 1968-1969
Pittsburgh Pipers 1969-1970
Pittsburgh Condors 1970-1972
We come from the independent baseball circuit. We are part of the Frontier League and we play our games in Normal Illinois
We are The Normal Cornbelters
I had to attach two photos for you to appreciate this. Back in 1988 Darryl Strawberry hit the ring under the roof in Montreal. That is picture 1. The second picture shows you a view from home plate so you an understand how far he hit the ball.
After a horrible 0-3 night dropped me to 122-110-5 I have 7 plays for tonight.
In The NHL
Take the Kings at home vs the Senators
In The NCAA
Take Cal Davis plus 5 at Santa Barbara
Take Georgia Southern -5 at Appalachian State
Take Chattanooga -3.5 at home vs VMI
Take Old Dominion -6.5 at Rice
Take UT Martin -7.5 at Tennessee State
Take Louisiana Monroe -2 at South Alabama
Take St Mary’s -2.5 at San Francisco