Top 10 Worst Professional Sports Franchises

This list is for the worst of the worst franchises when it comes to sport. These teams never seem to win, consistently disappoint their fans, or simply go about things the wrong way.

The Top Ten

1 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.

One playoff win in 61 years. Went 34 years without a single playoff win (1957-1991) and are currently on a 27 year playoff winless streak. Haven't won a division title in 24 years. Have never won a Super Bowl; they've never even been to one. Went 44 years without a Pro Bowl QB (1971-2015). And, oh yeah, went 0-16 in 2008.

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.

Only NFC team that has never been to the superbowl. Had the first pick in the draft the most times and have done nothing.

2 Pittsburgh Pirates The Pittsburgh Pirates are a professional American baseball league based in Pittsburgh. The Pirates compete in Major League Baseball as part of the Central division of the National League. They play their home games at PNC Park.

No winning seasons since 1992 and no end in sight.

3 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.

One playoff game ( a loss) in over 20 years? Should be top 5 for the worst! The only time they contended for an AFC title was in the eighties.
They consistently lose 10 or more games. They change QB's and coaches regularly. A total mess.

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...

4 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.

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)

The laughing stock of all successful teams. That 100 year drought isn't showing any signs of ending soon.

The Schlubs suck, always have, always will 100 year plus and still sucking.

Cub fans get what they deserve. Crappy teams and full stadiums.

5 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

6 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

7 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.

Even their rare playoff seasons have been a blatant disaster.

They are a disgrace

NBA definition for futility.

8 Miami Marlins The Miami Marlins (known as the Florida Marlins from 1993 to 2011) are an American professional baseball organization based in Miami, Florida. Established in 1993, they compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the National League East division. Their home park is Marlins Park. Though one ...read more.

Shouldn't have moved to Miami

Am a fan but still.

9 Anaheim Ducks The Anaheim Ducks are a professional ice hockey team based in Anaheim, California. They compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Pacific Division of the Western Conference. Since their inception, the Ducks have played their home games at the Honda Center.

This team gave me lots of anxiety since 2017, my least favorite nhl team

10 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

The Contenders

11 Oakland Raiders The Las Vegas Raiders are a professional American football franchise based in Las Vegas. 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. ...read more.

Should be in the top 10 easily!

Al Davis' death seems to have brought about his even worse of a son in Mark Davis and they are going to be moving soon to Las Vegas!

Have hit hard times because of inept owner.

Worst team ever named after bad guys

Won like 5 games out of 64 games

12 Portsmouth FC Portsmouth Football Club is a professional association football club in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, UK which plays in EFL League One, the third tier of English football, following their promotion as EFL League Two champions in the 2016–17 EFL League Two season.
13 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?

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

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

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

Franchise was floundering even before the move to AZ.

15 Tampa Bay 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!

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

Do I have to explain

16 Columbus Blue Jackets The Columbus Blue Jackets are a professional ice hockey team based in Columbus, Ohio. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League. The Blue Jackets were founded as an expansion team in 2000.

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

What the hell is a blue jacket?

17 Memphis Grizzlies The Memphis Grizzlies are an American professional basketball team based in Memphis, Tennessee. The Grizzlies compete in the National Basketball Association as a member team of the league's Western Conference Southwest Division.

never been a good team ever

18 Colorado Avalanche The Colorado Avalanche are a professional ice hockey team based in Denver, Colorado. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League. The Avalanche are the only team in their division not based in the Central Time Zone; the team is situated in the Mountain ...read more.

This team gave me lots of anxiety in the 2019 nhl playoffs! They became a team I hate

19 Sacramento Kings
20 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.

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

Never won a playoff series.

21 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.

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

22 New Jersey Devils The New Jersey Devils are a professional ice hockey team based in Newark, New Jersey. They compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference. The club was founded as the Kansas City Scouts in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1974. The Scouts moved ...read more.

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

23 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.

Definitely not the worst sport franchise, but when it comes to Worst Team Owner, they would be in the top 5 easily!

Dallas is never winning another SB until the day Jerry Jones dies (NFL should have stripped him of his ownership after what he did in 2017! )

Overrated franchise! They live too much in the past.

Dallas cowboys fell to 6th in the standings

24 Toronto Maple Leafs The Toronto Maple Leafs, officially the Toronto Maple Leaf Hockey Club and often simply referred to as the Leafs, are a professional ice hockey team based in Toronto, Ontario. They compete in the National Hockey League (NHL) as a member of the Atlantic Division of the Eastern Conference.

The Toronto Make-Believes: Avoiding postseason glory since 1967

25 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.
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