Worst Sports Team Names
The Top Ten
"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".
Why is this number 1? How is Angels a bad name. You seriously think it's worse than Redskins, Indians, or Jazz (no jazz in Utah).
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.
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.
Why didn't they come up with a better name like the Rockets or ANYTHING other then the Texans. Its just lazy.
There is already a Houston pro sports team called the Rockets. They play in the NBA.
If they're in Houston they're obviously texans. become the Houston lassos or something!
? It fits perfectly with Phoenix, sunniest area in the US. What's wrong with suns?
Naming your team after a wimpy style of music. No other NBA team will ever view them as a threat.
They relocated from New Orleans, who were the Jazz. It wasn't like Utah was an expansion team and chose the Jazz out of randomness. This is a stupid list.
Shouldn't they be in New Orleans?
Utah isn’t even known for jazz, that’s New Orleans.
You spelt they're wrong and no their not fam your so bait
The name is actually short for knickerbocker, a name given to new yorkers a century ago, do your research bro
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.
They are not the Redskins anymore. Thankfully
Pretty offensive to Native Americans.
Most racist Name ever
Really? After their coach? Would the New England Belichicks be bad enough?
Brown is not a mascot. Just doesn't make sense.
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.
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.
They should have called this team the Toronto maples leaves
They named their team the Maple leafs because the Canadian flag has a MAPLE LEAF on it. This is dumb and a waste of my read.
Funny, because it's "leaves" and not "leafs".
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?
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?
Maybe Cardinal is an Indian tride in California
The 49ers? They haven't been diging up any gold lately 5-4
"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.
This team should be in Michigan or back in Chicago. If they are going to stay in L. A. they should be "The Oceaners"
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.
Really? Not everyone on a baseball team is all that athletic. Would you call a Chicago team the pitchers?
Hate all 3 of their movies, hate the cartoon show and I absolutely HATE their hockey team. They are so not the mightiest ever, they totally suck.
This should be above the maple leafs.
Sounds like the name of a stripper
This was a men's Arena Football team from the late 1990's (! )
"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!
I was thinking of a different kind of nuts.
Seriously NUT? Your mascot is a Nut...
I wish they were still the Rock Cats. Yard Goats is a retarded name.