Minnesota Twins - Minneapolis and St Paul are the TWIN cities. Los Angeles Lakers - A move by the Minnnesota Lakers (the land of lakes) to LA Green Bay Packers - Meat packing plants in Wisconsin. New York Mets - I thing that is short for Metropolitans Akron Zips - No clue Virginia Tech Hokies - No Clue Georgetown Hoyas - No Clue Alabama - Crimson Tide and why do they have an elephant as a mascot? I'm really curious about the Brooklyn/LA Dodgers. The rumor I heard was that it related to traffic. Many many others. This is just for fun.