Worst Sports Team Names

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The Top Ten

1 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 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.

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). - Smash64

This is just lame. - JoeBoi

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

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

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2 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.

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? - JoeBoi

If they're in Houston they're obviously texans. become the Houston lassos or something!

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. - FasterThanSonic

There are lots of dumb names on this list. This is the dumbest.

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3 Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns

? It fits perfectly with Phoenix, sunniest area in the US. What's wrong with suns? - Smash64

4 Utah Jazz 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.

Shouldn't they be in New Orleans? - Smash64

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. - JoeBoi

5 New York Knicks 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.

The name is actually short for knickerbocker, a name given to new yorkers a century ago, do your research bro

You spelt they're wrong and no their not fam your so bait

THERE TRASH

6 Washington Redskins Washington Redskins The Washington Redskins are a professional American football team based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Pretty offensive to Native Americans. - JoeBoi

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. - Smash64

Where Are These Guys From? Candyland

Most racist Name ever

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7 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.

Brown is not a mascot. Just doesn't make sense. - Smash64

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

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. - JoeBoi

9 Minnesota Wild 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.

10 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.

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

The ducks should be here.

Autism matthews

They should have called this team the Toronto maples leaves

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The Contenders

11 Philadelphia Phillies 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.

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

12 Stanford Cardinal Stanford Cardinal

I'm confused what this name is supposed to mean. - Smash64

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.

Why is Cardinal not a plural? -

Maybe Cardinal is an Indian tride in California - bisonSD

13 San Francisco 49ers 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

14 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.

"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.

15 Los Angeles Lakers 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.

I don't recall there being any lakes in LA. - Smash64

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. - JoeBoi

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

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

16 Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics

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

17 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.
18 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.
19 Anaheim Mighty Ducks

This should be above the maple leafs.

DUCKS! Seriously

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.

20 Orlando Magic 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 - NicholasYellow

21 Idaho Vandals
22 Miami Hooters

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

23 Binghamton Rumble Ponies

Just plain stupid!

"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. - dsstew12

24 Modesto Nuts

I was thinking of a different kind of nuts. - Smash64

Seriously NUT? Your mascot is a Nut...

25 Hartford Yard Goats

I wish they were still the Rock Cats. Yard Goats is a retarded name. - Smash64

26 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens The Montreal Canadiens are a Canadian professional ice hockey team based in Montreal, Quebec, that competes in the National Hockey League.

Who ever voted this is a jealous loser.

So dumb we all know they play in canaduh owned by a guy living in canaduh and followed by people from canaduh. Try and come up with a more creative name

27 Denver Nuggets 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.

Denver Chicken Nuggets - Smash64

28 New York Islanders New York Islanders The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in the New York metropolitan area. They are members of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League.

That mariner logo in the start of the 21 Century really suck

The ISLANDERS? What the heck! People who live on an island do not call themselves islanders. At least the Lakers have a catchy name. But the islanders is not catchy. That is why everyone pays to see the Rangers and the islanders get no money. And no money causes them to suck every year!

It's named after Long Island, dude. To be honest, I really don't care if a Team Name is catchy or not. I'm just saying... - MusicalPony

29 New Orleans Pelicans New Orleans Pelicans The New Orleans Pelicans are an American professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Pelicans compete in the National Basketball Association as a member club of the league's Western Conference Southwest Division.
30 Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox
31 Richmond Flying Squirrels
32 Lakeland Flying Tigers
33 Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals

There is nothing royal about Kansas City

It's a theme for the city (Royals, Chiefs, and we used to have the Kings) - Smash64

34 St. Louis Blues 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.
35 Golden State Warriors Golden State Warriors The Golden State Warriors are an American professional basketball team based in Oakland, California. The Warriors compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the league's Western Conference Pacific Division. ...read more.

This should be 1

36 Savannah Sand Gnats

What the heck?!

37 Montgomery Biscuits

Who names a team after a type of food? This name is the worst. - Smash64

38 San Diego Padres San Diego Padres
39 Miami Heat Miami Heat The Miami Heat is an American professional basketball team based in Miami, Florida. The Heat compete in the National Basketball Association as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Southeast Division.
40 Liverpool F.C. Liverpool F.C. Liverpool Football Club is a Premier League association football club based in Liverpool, Merseyside, England.
41 St. John's Red Men
42 Sacramento Kings Sacramento Kings

Go back to Kansas City! California has too many basketball teams. - Smash64

Were there ever Kings in Sacramento?

43 Scottsdale Community College Fighting Artichokes

All I can say is... Go Chokes!

44 Seattle Seahawks Seattle Seahawks The Seattle Seahawks are a professional American football franchise based in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks compete in the National Football League as a member club of the league's National Football Conference West division.
45 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks The Chicago Blackhawks are a professional ice hockey team based in Chicago, Illinois. They are members of the Central Division of the Western Conference of the National Hockey League. They have won six Stanley Cup championships since their founding in 1926.

All they need to do is put a space in between black and hawks. Now the mascot is a black bird. - Smash64

46 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.
47 New Britain Rock Cats
48 Florida Everblades
49 Middletown Middies
50 Philadelphia 76ers Philadelphia 76ers The Philadelphia 76ers are an American professional basketball team based in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.
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