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In case you didn’t realize it, there are five teams in the NFL that use birds as mascots. They are the Seattle Seahawks, Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, and Philadelphia Eagles of the NFC, while the only birdbrains in the AFC are the Baltimore Ravens.
The term “Bird rights” comes from the “Larry Bird exception.” Named after the legendary Boston Celtics forward, there are three kinds of Bird exceptions: The regular “Larry Bird exception,” the “early Bird exception” and the “non-Bird exception.”
This is another one of those terms you will hear a lot about during free agency: Bird rights. Essentially, this ruling gives teams the right to exceed the salary cap to retain their own player. It was named after the Celtics icon as Boston was the first team permitted to use this new ruling to retain Larry Bird.
Bird rights are reset if a player changes NBA teams via free agency; if he is waived and not claimed; if his team renounces them; or if he’s selected in an expansion draft. If a player clears waivers and resigns with his previous team, his Bird rights are retained.
Major League Baseball also has three teams named for birds (Blue Jays, Orioles, and Cardinals) but loses style points to the NHL for the lack of additional bird-like names. Of the four most popular U.S. sports, the worst in terms of naming franchises after birds is indisputably the National Basketball Association.
For the 2022 NFL season, the New Orleans Saints have an opportunity to do something that no team had done in the history of American Football. This season, the Saints’ schedule includes all five NFL teams with a bird as a mascot. This is what’s being called “The Bird Gauntlet”.
Or what a Jayhawk, Hokie or Zip is? Again, the nickname, not the mascot. For example, Kansas’ mascot is a bird but their nickname itself, the Jayhawks, has nothing to do with birds.
NFL: Bears, Cardinals, and Eagles. MLB: Cardinals, Cubs, Blue Jays, and Orioles (whose logos have also included this, this, and this). NBA: Hawks, Bucks, and Grizzlies. NHL: Blue Jackets and Coyotes.
Top Pet Bird Names- Kiwi.
Virginia Tech’s mascot is really just a turkey, but they call it a HokieBird. The Virginia Tech Hokie is a thing of mystery. For fans unfamiliar with Tech’s mascot, the much-beloved bird is an orange and maroon turkey—but it’s called a HokieBird, hence the nickname “Hokies.”
The bird on the Liverpool crest is the Liver bird, a mythical creature that also serves as the iconic symbol of the city of Liverpool. The Liver bird has been representative of Liverpool for over 800 years, and appears on the city’s arms.
Cardiff City F.C.
|Full name||Cardiff City Football Club|
|Short name||CAR, CCFC, City|
|Founded||1899 (as Riverside A.F.C.)|
|Ground||Cardiff City Stadium|
Baltimore Ravens Naming of the Team. Named after a mythical bird in a famous poem, the new NFL team in Baltimore became the Ravens “evermore” team on Friday, March 29, 1996.
Because it’s June in the NFL, here’s a power ranking of its 14 animal mascots.
Contrary to popular belief, NBA players are not paid after each game. Rather, NBA players are paid according to the league’s standard paydays, which are on the 1st and 15th of each month, beginning on November 15th. The default paycheck system amounts to 24 paychecks over a one calendar year period.
Derrick Rose Rule:
The rule, which was created after Rose won the MVP while playing on his rookie contract, allows young stars to qualify for a higher maximum salary – 30% of the cap instead of 25% – early in their careers.
The Warriors are expected to pay a projected $141 million in luxury tax for 2022. Combined with their $170 million bill from last year, that alone tops the lifetime tax bills of every other team in the NBA (not including 2022 projections).
The Lakers will have full Bird Rights for James, so they would be able to offer him a contract worth 105% of his current salary in Year 1 of a new deal.
Non-Bird rights apply to players who have not changed teams through free agency for only one season. Teams are allowed to offer them up to 120 percent of their previous salary without using another exception. Early Bird rights apply to players who have not changed teams through free agency for two seasons.
Full Bird Rights for a player are awarded to a team if that player stays with the team for three seasons without leaving. This can include players signed on consecutive deals as long as they last a total of three seasons.
What is the over-38 rule? It’s a provision in the NBA’s collective bargaining agreement that limits teams from offering contracts lasting four or more years to any player who is at least 38 years old or will turn 38 during the contract.
Do NBA Players Get Time Off During the Regular Season? NBA players, contrary to popular belief, do get paid time off. Historically, NBA players have been provided with 20-30 days off which they may take during the regular season. However, although time off is provided, few, if any, NBA players will utilize this time.
The money generated from the luxury tax is not distributed to the rest of the league, as is the case with the NBA, but rather is used for other purposes.