Suppose I want to put a description below a picture of a sports team or prepare t-shirts and other promotional gadgets with the name of the team.
Sometimes the team is well-known (Manchester United) or the name obviously indicates a sports team (Oakland Athletics).
But when the name is generic (Squirrels, Penguins, What-evers), has no city name in it and is not widely known, in order to avoid ambiguity it would probably be better to add the word “Team” to the title. Should “Team” go before or after the name, i.e. is it “Team X” or “X Team”? On TV we had “A-Team” but I’m not sure one can safely apply rules from TV series to real life.
EDIT: In my original examples the generic term was always plural but actually I’m also interested in the case of a singular name which could be a proper name at the same time (e.g. “Mars”, “Washington”, etc.).