Top 10 Worst Sports Team Names

The Top Ten
1 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.

It's not a stupid name. To tell you the truth, there was a team in the city of Houston called the Oilers, but that team moved to Tennessee. They wanted to show Texas pride, which is hard to do since the Cowboys run supreme on Texas for now.

The New York New Yorkers. The Buffalo New Yorkers. What does a bull have to do with living in Houston? The city is mostly not a bunch of rodeo, cattle-driving cowpokes. Houston is too much of a melting pot to be considered the majority as "Texans". They should have picked Bobcats.

So they chose to be idiots and name this after the state they play in? Come on, why don't you be like the Houston Oilers 2.0 or something?

Why didn't they come up with a better name like the Rockets or ANYTHING other then the Texans. Its just lazy.

2 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim The Los Angeles Angels (known as the California Angels from 1965 to 1996, the Anaheim Angels from 1997 to 2004, and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim from 2005 to 2015) are an American professional baseball franchise based in Anaheim, California, near Los Angeles. The Angels compete in Major League ...read more.

"Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim", when anglicized, becomes "The Angels Angels of Anaheim". Their rival teams should be "San Francisco Saint Francis of Daly City", "San Jose Saint Joseph of Sunnyvale", and "San Diego Saint James of Chula Vista".

This is just a bit of a stretch.
If they wanted to still represent Anaheim, why didn't they just stay there?

Well it's no wonder they have a stupid name considering they used to be owned by disney.

I'd like to know what the guy who said "yeah, that sounds good" was thinking.

3 Washington Redskins The Washington NFL team are a professional American football team based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. In 2020, Washington after 87 years got rid of the Redskins trademark due do to it being labeled racist to native culture. It is unknown what name they will be given at this time.

Racist. People are not mascots. What's next the Washington Caucasians or the Washington Hispanics? Stupid idea for a mascot. Native Americans deserve respect. This is their land, not ours. They were here first.

Imagine a team called the San Francisco C**nks. It’s the same idea.

They are not the Redskins anymore. Thankfully

Pretty offensive to Native Americans.

4 Utah Jazz The Utah Jazz are an American professional basketball team based in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Jazz compete in the National Basketball Association as a member club of the league's Western Conference Northwest Division.

Naming your team after a wimpy style of music. No other NBA team will ever view them as a threat.

Utah isn't even known for jazz, that's New Orleans.

Shouldn't they be in New Orleans?

5 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.

Really? After their coach? Would the New England Belichicks be bad enough?

Brown is not a mascot. Just doesn't make sense.

6 New York Knicks The New York Knickerbockers, commonly referred to as the Knicks, are an American professional basketball team based in the borough of Manhattan, in New York City.
7 Phoenix Suns
8 Miami Floridians

Oh? So what about the Chicago Illinoisans or the Boston New Englanders? Naming your team after the state or region they play in is just absolute bull crap.

9 Los Angeles Lakers The Los Angeles Lakers are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles. The Lakers compete in the National Basketball Association, as a member of the league's Western Conference Pacific Division. ...read more.

When they moved from Minnesota to LA, they kept the team name, even though Los Angeles isn't even known for having tons of lakes.

Is there a lake in Los Angeles I didn't know about?

I don't recall there being any lakes in LA.

This team should be in Michigan or back in Chicago. If they are going to stay in L. A. they should be "The Oceaners"

10 Los Angeles Clippers The Los Angeles Clippers, often abbreviated as the LA Clippers, are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles.
The Contenders
11 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.

Funny, because it's "leaves" and not "leafs".

12 Denver Nuggets The Denver Nuggets are an American professional basketball team based in Denver, Colorado. The Nuggets compete in the National Basketball Association as a member club of the league's Western Conference Northwest Division.
13 Minnesota Wild The Minnesota Wild are a professional ice hockey team based in Saint Paul, Minnesota. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.

Please choose a specific species of animals. Think...umm... coyotes. And the existing Coyotes should change their name to Cacti because that is what is in Arizona.

14 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.
15 Stanford Cardinal

Not that is makes it a better name, but it is Cardinal and not Cardinals because the team is named after the color instead of the bird.

I'm confused what this name is supposed to mean.

Why is Cardinal not a plural?

16 Philadelphia Phillies The Philadelphia Phillies are an American professional baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the National League East division. They play their home games at Citizens Bank Park. They won the World Series in 1980 and 2008.

They Should have stayed with the name Quakers, they have a role in the history of Philadelphia. "Phillies" just makes them sound lazy.

Dum name. You might as well call the Reds the Cincinnati Cincies and the Giants the San Francisco Francies.

Ok. How about team names like the Pittsburgh Pittsburghers or the Denver Denverans?

17 Cleveland Indians The Cleveland Indians are an American professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians compete in Major League Baseball as a member club of the American League Central division.
18 Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp
19 San Francisco 49ers The San Francisco 49ers are a professional American football team located in the San Francisco Bay Area.
20 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.

"Abracadabra, the ball's in the net now! "

This is the exact opposite of what I'd expect a Washington D.C. team to be called.

21 Boston Red Sox The Boston Red Sox are an American professional baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts, that competes in Major League Baseball.
22 Idaho Vandals
23 Oakland Athletics

Really? Not everyone on a baseball team is all that athletic. Would you call a Chicago team the pitchers?

It's honestly not that bad, although the nickname could be a lot better.

24 St. Louis Blues The St. Louis Blues are a professional ice hockey team in St. Louis, Missouri. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League.
25 Binghamton Rumble Ponies

"A tribute to the Triple Cities' rich carousel heritage, the Rumble Ponies is a herd of fierce horses that no carousel center pole can contain." It's funny because no one gives a flying french fry about carousels and the name is the polar opposite of fierce.

Adding "Rumble" in front of Ponies does not make it sound more fierce.

Just plain stupid!

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