Worst Sports Team Names

The Top Ten

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".

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.

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.

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!

Phoenix Suns

? It fits perfectly with Phoenix, sunniest area in the US. What's wrong with suns?

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

They are not the Redskins anymore. Thankfully

Pretty offensive to Native Americans.

Most racist Name ever

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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

The Contenders

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?

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?

Maybe Cardinal is an Indian tride in California

San Francisco 49ers The San Francisco 49ers are a professional American football team located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The 49ers? They haven't been diging up any gold lately 5-4

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.

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.

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.

Oakland Athletics

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

Los Angeles Clippers The Los Angeles Clippers, often abbreviated as the LA Clippers, are an American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles.
Boston Red Sox The Boston Red Sox are an American professional baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts, that competes in Major League Baseball.
Anaheim Mighty Ducks

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.

Orlando Magic The Orlando Magic are an American professional basketball team based in Orlando, Florida. The Magic compete in the National Basketball Association as a member club of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division.

Sounds like the name of a stripper

Idaho Vandals
Miami Hooters

This was a men's Arena Football team from the late 1990's (! )

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!

Modesto Nuts

I was thinking of a different kind of nuts.

Seriously NUT? Your mascot is a Nut...

Hartford Yard Goats

I wish they were still the Rock Cats. Yard Goats is a retarded name.

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