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Lynx, Whitecaps, United FC call out ESPN for failing to mention them as pro teams in Minnesota

ESPN has a knack for messing up facts about Minnesota.

How many times have the Minnesota Lynx called out ESPN for failing to mention them among Minnesota's professional sports teams?

It's happened again, with the Lynx and Minnesota Whitecaps, the champions of the Women's National Hockey League, taking offense when ESPN displayed a graphic showing Minnesota's "pro sports teams."

They mentioned four of the men's teams, Vikings, Wild, Twins and Timberwolves, but left out the Lynx and Whitecaps as well as Major League Soccer's Minnesota United FC. 

In February 2017, Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve thought ESPN was negligent when it referred to All-Star guard Lindsay Whalen, now the coach of the Gophers, as a "WNBA Player" while fellow WNBA star Candace Parker was identified as a member of the Los Angeles Sparks. 

A month later, March 2017, the Lynx called out ESPN's SportsCenter for incorrectly saying Maya Moore was a three-time WNBA champion when in fact she has four championships with the Lynx. The mistake was broadcast during Scott Van Pelt's interview with Moore. 

ESPN has a knack for messing up Minnesota sports facts, like when they said Dan Gladden was an announcer for the Royals, not the Twins. Or that time in 2016 when they ran a column citing the Packers are the reigning NFC North champs when it was the Vikings. 

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