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Blake Edwards
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List Rules 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.
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Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Cleveland Ohio, USA

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+ - 370 128
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Buffalo New York, USA

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+ - 216 58
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Jacksonville Alabama, USA

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+ - 284 114
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Sacramento California, USA

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+ - 188 137
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
San Diego California, USA

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+ - 204 160
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Washington, D.C. Contiguous United States, USA

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+ - 172 135
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Columbus Ohio, USA - NHL Blue Jackets, MLS Crew, MLL Machine. The college teams are pretty good though.

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+ - 164 162
Houston is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Houston Texas, USA

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+ - 184 138
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Philadelphia Area codes 215 and 267, Pennsylvania, USA

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+ - 176 142
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Minneapolis Minnesota, USA

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+ - 171 127
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Phoenix Arizona, USA

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+ - 262 168
Toronto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Toronto Ontario, Canada

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+ - 210 177
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Dallas Texas, USA

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+ - 166 133
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Montreal Québec, Canada

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+ - 103 78
Portland, Oregon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Portland, Oregon

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+ - 167 148
Miami is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Miami Florida, USA

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+ - 94 75
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

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+ - 165 160
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Seattle Washington, USA

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+ - 130 124
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Oakland California, USA

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+ - 104 119
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
New Orleans Louisiana, USA

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+ - 167 228
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Kansas City Missouri, USA

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+ - 79 87
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Chicago Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

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+ - 61 35
Tampa Bay, Fl is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Tampa Bay, Fl

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+ - 136 129
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Atlanta Georgia, USA

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+ - 37 16
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Milwaukee Wisconsin, USA

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+ - 52 49
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
San Jose Silicon Valley, California, USA

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+ - 58 69
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Los Angeles Texas, USA

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+ - 77 128
Boston is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Boston Massachusetts, USA

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+ - 29 24
Beijing is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Beijing China

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+ - 21 11
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Detroit Michigan, USA

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+ - 27 20
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Nashville Tennessee, USA

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+ - 23 31
Paris is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Paris Île-de-France, France

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+ - 19 27
Mexico City is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Mexico City Greater Mexico City, Mexico

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+ - 27 51
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, USA

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+ - 12 16
Nanterre is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Nanterre Île-de-France, France

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+ - 13 20
Marseille is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Marseille Bouches-du-Rhône, France

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+ - 3 1
Foxborough is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Foxborough Massachusetts, USA