Cities with the Worst Sports Teams Cities / Towns
Ultimate List
5  reranks 4,271 votes 798 voters 23,347 views by  Power
Ranker
more info

Cities with the Worst Sports Teams

List Criteria: Consider the NBA, NHL, NFL and MLB teams from each city

The cities with the worst sports teams are those miserable big and small cities across the United States and Canada who just plain suck when it comes to sports. These metro areas have professional sports teams in the NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB but can't seem to find any success whatsoever. These cities with the worst sports teams simply fail at sports.

Two of the perennial losers are interestingly located in the same state, Ohio. Both Cleveland and Cincinnati are home to a handful of professional football, baseball and basketball teams but haven't seen a championship in more than two decades. Title town, like what sports fans call Boston, Massachusetts, one of the cities with the best sports teams, these midwestern cities are not.

But it isn't just in the midwest where we see shameful and overall disappointing professional sports teams. From as far west as San Diego and San Francisco to as far east as Buffalo and Philadelphia and even as far south as Miami, being really bad at sports is all too common in these unfortunate cities these days.

So whether these teams are stinking it up on the football field in the plains, like the Kansas City Chiefs or the St. Louis Rams, or home to teams that leave their fans disappointed with mediocrity year after year, like the Maple Leafs and the Blue Jays in Toronto, each of these cities are home to some of the worst sports teams of all time.
List is ranked by a combination of each item's votes & positioning in reranks
  • 5 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
</> Rerank List
Score
  1. 1
    Up 276
    Down 59
    Ohio, United States of America More
    100
  2. 2
    Up 183
    Down 56
    New York, United States of America More
    94
  3. 3
    Up 84
    Down 70
    Area code 713, Texas, United States of America More
    77
  4. 4
    Up 135
    Down 67
    California, United States of America More
    77
  5. 5
    Up 52
    Down 13
    No image
    Alabama, United States of America More
    74
    added by: danidu
  6. 6
    Up 72
    Down 63
    Area code 218, Minnesota, United States of America More
    72
    added by: ChristianD.Mulkey
  7. 7
    Up 84
    Down 60
    Area code 614, Ohio, United States of America More
    68
    added by: seelee
    NHL Blue Jackets, MLS Crew, MLL Machine. The college teams are pretty good though.
  8. 8
    Up 105
    Down 79
    Contiguous United States, United States of America More
    67
  9. 9
    Up 79
    Down 75
    Arizona, United States of America More
    65
  10. 10
    Up 85
    Down 95
    California, United States of America More
    63
  11. 11
    Up 92
    Down 78
    Area codes 215 and 267, Pennsylvania, United States of America More
    63
  12. 12
    Up 155
    Down 65
    Ontario, Canada More
    62
  13. 13
    Up 114
    Down 84
    Area code 469, Texas, United States of America More
    61
  14. 14
    Up 43
    Down 12
    No image

    Portland, Oregon

    60
    added by: danidu
  15. 15
    Up 51
    Down 51
    Area code 504, Louisiana, United States of America More
    59
  16. 16
    Up 92
    Down 69
    Québec, Canada More
    58
  17. 17
    Up 125
    Down 164
    Missouri, United States of America More
    57
  18. 18
    Up 109
    Down 94
    Washington, United States of America More
    56
  19. 19
    Up 100
    Down 85
    Florida, United States of America More
    55
  20. 20
    Up 43
    Down 28
    British Columbia, Canada More
    54
    added by: BostonBruins
  21. 21
    Up 41
    Down 53
    Massachusetts, United States of America More
    53
    added by: beernbugs
  22. 22
    Up 21
    Down 14
    Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, United States of America More
    51
    added by: ByronHibbs
  23. 23
    Up 77
    Down 74
    Area code 510, California, United States of America More
    48
    added by: werewolfkevinli
  24. 24
    Up 72
    Down 78
    Georgia, United States of America More
    42
  25. 25
    Up 15
    Down 21
    Texas, United States of America More
    39
    added by: MikeTrujillo
  26. 26
    Up 3
    Down 0
    Silicon Valley, California, United States of America More
    22
    added by: jschro1861
  27. 27
    Up 7
    Down 5
    Attica, Greece More
    22
    added by: AndiLamlli
  28. 28 +

    Something missing? Add it!

Is this list missing something?
RANKERS WHO ADDED ITEMS

items 1 - 27 of 27

think you can do better?

Rerank This List
why?

got a blog or website?

embed this list
why?

viewers of this list also saw

more popular lists