We also affectionately attach the pirate terms for our sports teams... the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the Oakland Raiders.
I had the enjoyment of participating in the invasion flotilla of the 2014 Gasparilla. The festivities were beyond my wildest expectations and I have the beads to prove it.
Now let's flip that Pirates doubloon coin and talk to Capt. Richard Phillips, from the Maersk Alabama would he sensationalize the life of the pirates off of Somalia as fun?