Worst Professional Sports Franchises

This list is for the worst of the worst when it comes to the big 4 sports.

The Top Ten

1 Detroit Lions Detroit Lions The Detroit Lions are a professional American football team based in Detroit, Michigan. The Lions compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference North division. ...read more.

Had the greatest running back ever to play the game alongside one of the great receivers in the game in Barry Sanders and Herman Moore. Still, 1 playoff win since 1957. Only 11 playoff appearances since 1957. Only 0-16 team in the history of the league. Gimmie a break, this isn't even close.

By far the lions are the worst sporst franchise ever. They never win anything whatsoever I think they only have 1 or so playoff wins in there entire history. Look at there draft busts like Joey Harrington, Charles Rogers, and Mike Williams. All those losing seasons and poor managment. - Chris-1

Almost officially 50 years and still no super bowl ring - htoutlaws2012

At least they're starting to get better with Matt Stafford as quarterback.

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2 Pittsburgh Pirates Pittsburgh Pirates

This list needs updating. The Lions are on a roll now, the Rangers have been to two straight world series and the rays made the playoffs for the past couple years.

No winning seasons since 1992 and no end in sight.

3 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. ...read more.

Depends which version of the Browns we're dealing with: If it's the original, then they turned out to be a solid team and brought home a super bowl in 2012/13. Unfortunately, that was when they were, and still are, the Baltimore Ravens. Meanwhile, the expansion Browns were terrible. If that's what we're referring to, then this is really the worst franchise.

0-16 in 2017 with just 1 win in 2 seasons! They are a factory of sadness for their fans and are easily the worst franchise ever! The Browns are on the threshold of hell and I am so glad I am not a Browns fan!

Never made the Super Bowl in 45 seasons to date. At least the Pirates have won a World Series...

0-16 no sb appearences 3 straight loses to the broncos

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4 Chicago Cubs Chicago Cubs The Chicago Cubs are an American professional baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the National League Central division.

102 years is two generations. do you realize how many people where cubs who died never seeing a championship?

Yeah they have a terrible franchise just pathetic they have been Around since there were dinosaurs and they've never been any good

It is true that the Cubs are one of the worst sports teams but you gotta admit they have the most loyal fans ever! (Including me) - Ajkloth

Umm. What about Ben Zobrist,Aroldis Chapman,Anthony Rizzo, Addison Russell, Kyle Hendricks,Jake Arrietta, and so on. The Cubs WON the 2016 WORLD SERIES! THIS LIST NEEDS UPDATING.

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5 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.

How can this team be on any list with the words "professional sports," in the title. They would suck at semi-pro.

NBA definition for futility.

Even their rare playoff seasons have been a blatant disaster.

They SUCXCCCK

6 Jacksonville Jaguars Jacksonville Jaguars The Jacksonville Jaguars are an American professional football franchise based in Jacksonville, Florida.

Look at the history. It speaks for itself

Ask anybody they will tell you the same

good

7 Charlotte Bobcats

Maybe if Jordan wasn't a retarded and would rehire larry Brown bobcat might make the playoffs

Jordan a great player

Really bad owner

Really bad

8 Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals

The Kansas City Royals have only 3 winning seasons since winning the World Series in 1985, and no playoff appearances. And, they have the worst owner in Major League Baseball. Need I say more?

They actually won the 2015 world series

One winning season since 1985. Was once a model franchise.

9 Sacramento Kings
10 Miami Marlins Miami Marlins

Am a fan but still.

Just awful

The Contenders

11 Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies

never been a good team ever

12 Atlanta Hawks Atlanta Hawks
13 Montreal Expos

They did make the playoffs in 1981. Best team in baseball in the 80's and quite possibly the greatest team ever in '94. Loudest fans on the planet even with 8000 in the stadium near the end. Money and greed killed the Expos. Much like most of the United States!

Never made the playoffs in 36 years. Clearly the worst

Rubbish

14 Arizona Cardinals Arizona Cardinals The Arizona Cardinals are a professional American football franchise based in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Franchise was floundering even before the move to AZ.

I think their even worse than the Raiders and the Jags! Only 9 playoff apperances and 1 Super Bowl apperance. The owner needs to sell them to Los Angeles - CS2004

15 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets

Poorly managed and going no where fast. Horrible GM. Feel bad for the city. Great hockey town.

This team is actually good. - OhioStateBuckeyes

What the hell is a blue jacket?

16 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks
17 Tampa Bay Devil Rays

Oh my God! Their franchise is a complete joke. They keep trading good players and replace them with bad ones. They should definitely be first! - railfan99

NO winning seasons EVER. Won 70 or more games ONCE. Never finished above 4th in division.

Do I have to explain

18 Portsmouth FC Portsmouth FC
19 Washington Nationals Washington Nationals The Washington Nationals are a professional baseball team based in Washington, D.C. The Nationals compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the National League East division.
20 Oakland Raiders. Oakland Raiders. The Oakland Raiders are a professional American football franchise based in Oakland, California. The Raiders began playing in 1960 as a member club of the American Football League; they have been a member club of the National Football League since the 1970 AFL–NFL merger.

Have hit hard times because of inept owner.

Worst team ever named after bad guys

Won like 5 games out of 64 games

Bad

21 Texas Rangers Texas Rangers The Texas Rangers are an American professional baseball team based in Arlington, Texas located in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex.

Went bankrupt, got bailed out by new ownership via the taxpayers, owners took the money and ran, sold team, they nearly went bankrupt again, got the league to move the cross state, extremely profitable Astros into their League and Division aand in the process shift revenue from Houston's lucrative T.V. deal to the foundering Rangers franchise. The Yankees aren't what's wrong with baseball, the Rangers are.

Are you kidding me who has been in the world series 2 times in a row Texas ding ding ding 2009-2010 2010-2011 rangers are going to win it all

The reason why I don't play baseball. (I'm from Texas)

Never won a playoff series.

22 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils

all they ever do is play the trap. no wonder why their at the very bottom of the league! - BKAllmighty

23 Dallas Mavericks Dallas Mavericks The Dallas Mavericks are an American professional basketball team based in Dallas, Texas. The Mavericks compete in the National Basketball Association as a member club of the league's Western Conference Southwest Division.
24 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs The Toronto Maple Leafs are a Canadian professional ice hockey team based in Toronto, Ontario, that competes in the National Hockey League.

The Toronto Make-Believes: Avoiding postseason glory since 1967

25 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. Buffalo Bills had the longest playoff drought of any team which came to an end in 2017.

It's a pity the Bills played in 4 straight Super Bowls without winning even ONE title let alone four. Can anybody say fail horn!

THEY SHOULD BE the WORST.

26 Cincinnati Bengals Cincinnati Bengals The Cincinnati Bengals are a professional American football franchise based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Bengals currently compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's American Football Conference North division.

Shut up the bengals are my favorite team and mike brown is not a dumbass

Mike Brown is a dumbass and needs to get a general manager or sell the team - petitkw44

27 New York Jets New York Jets The New York Jets are a professional American football team located in the New York metropolitan area.

They suck joe Namath is trash

28 Real Madrid Real Madrid Real Madrid Club de Fútbol, commonly known as Real Madrid, or simply as Real, is a professional football club based in Madrid, Spain.

Because they trash boi

WHY IS THIS EVEN HERE?! - SayJ123

29 Boston Red Sox Boston Red Sox The Boston Red Sox are an American professional baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts, that competes in Major League Baseball.

The worst team in all of sports? They've won 3 World Series in the last 14 years and have consistently made the playoffs for the last 30.

They're the worst team in all of sports

30 Houston Astros Houston Astros The Houston Astros are an American professional baseball team based in Houston, Texas. They won the World Series in 2017.
31 Cleveland Indians Cleveland Indians

Haven't won a World Series since 1948.

32 Cleveland Cavaliers Cleveland Cavaliers The Cleveland Cavaliers, also known as the Cavs, are an American professional basketball team based in Cleveland, Ohio.
33 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets The Winnipeg Jets are a professional ice hockey team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

Bad luck and bad teams

Laine can’t save them.. Matthews is better

34 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.
35 New Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints The New Orleans Saints are a professional American football team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints currently compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference South division.

2 playoff wins since 1967. Picked by many to represent NFC in Super Bowl 42.

I can't stand the saints!

36 Philadelphia Phillies Philadelphia Phillies

lost more games than anybody in mlb history.

37 Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys The Dallas Cowboys are a professional American football team based in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. The Cowboys compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference East division.

Overrated franchise! They live too much in the past.

Dallas cowboys fell to 6th in the standings - bfdiftwcaillousucks

38 New York Yankees New York Yankees The New York Yankees are an American professional baseball team based in the Bronx, New York City, New York, that competes in Major League Baseball.
39 St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis Cardinals The St. Louis Cardinals are a professional baseball team based in St. Louis, Missouri. The Cardinals compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the National League Central division.

A team that won 11 championships should just quit? Who put this on the list?

Not very good due to losing Allen Craig, and Albert Pujols to AL teams - CS2004

40 Tennessee Titans Tennessee Titans The Tennessee Titans are a professional American football team based in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans compete in the National Football League as a member club of the American Football Conference South division.

They are horrible now, and even when they were good they couldn't go anywhere in the playoffs. They can't draft, and they don't seem to be moving in the right direction. - Hajj

They are terrible, only 1 time they made it to the Super Bowl. And Jake Locker, ugh, LOCK HIM UP!

Come on Tennessee?!

41 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tampa Bay Buccaneers The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are a professional American football franchise based in Tampa, Florida. The Buccaneers currently compete in the National Football League as a member team of the National Football Conference South division.
42 Washington Wizards Washington Wizards The Washington Wizards are an American professional basketball team based in Washington, D.C. The Wizards compete in the National Basketball Association, as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division.
43 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers

They suck the won ten games this year

44 Atlanta Thrashers
45 Atlanta Falcons Atlanta Falcons The Atlanta Falcons are a professional American football team based in Atlanta, Georgia. The Falcons compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference South division.
46 New York Islanders New York Islanders
47 New York Knicks New York Knicks
48 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes The Arizona Coyotes are a professional ice hockey team based in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale, Arizona.

Have you even seen this joke that the state of Arizona calls their hockey team play? The fact that the NHL has had to step up just to own the team says it all. This team has not even been to the playoffs but one lucky run. Other than that this team is nothing but a dumpster fire. I can't even describe how bad they are. They are just bad period. Bad to the point where it's not even funny to watch. This joke of a franchise is just pure trash. - Randomator

49 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks

They suck got swept by Nashville as the #1 seed

50 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators The Nashville Predators are a professional ice hockey team based in Nashville, Tennessee. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.
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