Professional Sports Teams to Root for in Florida
Anyone who enjoys sports will surely enjoy all the sport’s action Florida has to offer. With 10 professional sports teams and countless universities to root for, there is plenty of action for sports fanatics. For those looking to get into sports or discover a new favorite team, here is a guide to all of the professional and collegiate teams sprinkled throughout the state.
Major League Baseball (MLB)
There are two MLB teams in Florida, the Miami Marlins and the Tampa Bay Rays. The Marlins, founded in 1993, have already claimed multiple World Series championships. And, the Rays have already reached the championship game despite only entering the league in 1998.
National Football League (NFL)
The Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers all hail from the Sunshine State. All three teams have a strong following, especially the Miami Dolphins. The team has been in the NFL since 1970 and is the only team to ever complete an undefeated season (they went 17-0 in 1972).
National Basketball Association (NBA)
Florida has two teams in the NBA – the Miami Heat and Orlando Magic. The Heat have hoisted the NBA championship trophy several times, and the Magic have had an impressive level of success for an expansion team – most notably their run in the mid 1990’s led by superstar Shaquille O’Neal.
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
The University of Florida, University of Miami, and Florida State University are three of the most storied college football programs in the country. Each school boasts multiple national titles in football, and UF has even claimed championships in basketball and several other sports.
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