Top 10 Sports Teams with the Dumbest Names

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The Top Ten

1 Scottsdale Community College Fighting Artichokes

Really? Fighting Artichokes? - DoroExploro13

Uh...what?

2 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies

There are NO grizzly bears in Tennessee. When the franchise was in Vancouver, it made sense. - DoroExploro13

3 Los Angeles Lakers Los Angeles Lakers The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles, California, that competes in the National Basketball Association.

California isn't known for their lakes. The name would make sense if they were still in Minnesota - DoroExploro13

4 Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns The Cleveland Browns are a professional American football team based in Cleveland, Ohio. The Browns compete in the National Football League as a member team of the American Football Conference North division.

I know they named the team after Paul Brown, but you need a new name AND logo. What's wrong with the dog logo you have? - DoroExploro13

5 Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies

Phillies is short for Philadelphians. Let's see what it sounds like in other cities:

New York New Yorkers
Boston Bostonians
Chicago Chicagians.

Makes no sense - DoroExploro13

6 Houston Texans Houston Texans The Houston Texans are a professional American football team based in Houston, Texas. The team competes in the National Football League as a member club of the American Football Conference South division.

Just like the Phillies, why be named after people in your state. Examples of other cities:

Los Angeles Californians
Tampa Floridians
Atlanta Georgians

Change the name - DoroExploro13

7 Los Angeles Clippers Los Angeles Clippers The Los Angeles Clippers, often abbreviated as the LA Clippers, are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles.

A clipper is a ship that people down in San Diego sailed in 200 years ago. If you move this team to San Diego, then the name would make sense. - DoroExploro13

You probably DO know that the Clippers were originally a San Diego team, and brought the name with them when they moved to L.A., but did you know that a "Laker" is also a boat? It is a cargo ship so large that it can't go through the Great Lakes [i.e. Minneapolis] areas canals, and must remain in the lakes themselves, hence the name.

8 Utah Jazz Utah Jazz

The team name made sense when the franchise was in New Orleans because that's where Jazz originated. But the name doesn't cooperate with the state of Utah - DoroExploro13

9 New York Red Bulls New York Red Bulls

I'm pretty sure naming a team after a drink is copyright - DoroExploro13

10 Stanford Cardinal Stanford Cardinal

It would be a good name, if there was an "s" ending the word cardinal - DoroExploro13

The Contenders

11 Buffalo Bills Buffalo Bills The Buffalo Bills are a professional American football team based in the Buffalo–Niagara Falls metropolitan area that competes in the National Football League.
12 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans
13 Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors The Toronto Raptors are a Canadian professional basketball team based in Toronto, Ontario. The Raptors compete in the National Basketball Association, as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Atlantic Division.
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3. Los Angeles Lakers
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