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List Rules Any team name of a professional sports franchise, as long as it's cool

These are the best sports team in organized team sports, as ranked by the wisdom of the crowd. Anyone can contribute to this list of great sports team names, which makes this ranking an accurate, real-time reflection of the crowd's collective opinion. Feel free to rank your favorites or add whatever team you see missing or isn't getting any love. Not surprisingly, a lot of the teams nicknames on the list feature things. That's to say, if a team is named after an animal, thing or a group of people, it's like to be on here. This is the reasoning behind seeing the New England Patriots, Cincinnati Bengals, Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints representing the NFL. On the darker side of things, the New Jersey Devils and Chicago Bulls respective team names are meant to strike fear into their hearts of both their opponents and fans. But don't forget about weather elements either, which explains why Florida's own Miami Heat and Tampa Bay Lightning are on here. The weather, especially in the Sunshine State can be as daunting and intimidating as a team like the Chicago Blackhawks or Boston Bruins. No matter how you cut it, the teams on this list have the best names in all of sports and this Ultimate List is in your hands to select which of these teams has the greatest team name.
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318 219
Minnesota Vikings is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Minnesota Vikings Minneapolis

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176 182
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

3
159 142
Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Oakland Raiders Oakland

4
86 60
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
zacharyneill added Pittsburgh Steelers Pittsburgh

5
108 157
Tampa Bay Buccaneers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

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112 140
Detroit Pistons is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
ChangesDownClub added Detroit Pistons Auburn Hills

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115 125
Milwaukee Brewers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee

8
150 154
Minnesota Twins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Minnesota Twins Minneapolis, Minnesota

9
107 149
Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

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84 86
Arkansas Razorbacks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

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132 164
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Chicago Bulls Chicago

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112 117
New Orleans Saints is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
New Orleans Saints New Orleans

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127 144
Notre Dame Fighting Irish is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
clash1977 added Notre Dame Fighting Irish

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58 43
Minnesota Timberwolves is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Minnesota Timberwolves Minneapolis

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138 168
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

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62 54
Seattle Seahawks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Seattle Seahawks Seattle

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76 77
Arizona Diamondbacks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
JohnHernandez added Arizona Diamondbacks Phoenix

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127 125
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Green Bay Packers Green Bay

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112 146
Texas Rangers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Texas Rangers Arlington

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114 151
New York Yankees is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
New York Yankees New York City, The Bronx

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87 78
Seattle Supersonics is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

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46 35
Houston Oilers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Houston Oilers Houston

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109 135
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
wiabux added Chicago Bears Chicago

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114 117
Minnesota Wild is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Minnesota Wild Saint Paul, Minnesota

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73 80
Colorado Avalanche is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
ChangesDownClub added Colorado Avalanche Denver

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34 30
Florida Gators is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
RobLein added Florida Gators

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77 100
Colorado Rockies is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

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66 79
Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh

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38 31
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
jess-hart added Detroit Red Wings Detroit

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73 86
Miami Dolphins is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Miami Dolphins Miami metropolitan area

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105 152
New Jersey Devils is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

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89 122
Baltimore Ravens is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Baltimore Ravens Baltimore

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80 94
Toronto Maple Leafs is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

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74 84
Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
SharonDittfurthGonzales added Dallas Cowboys Arlington

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62 76
Portland Trail Blazers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

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56 57
Michigan Wolverines is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
jschro1861 added Michigan Wolverines Ann Arbor

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38 35
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added San Francisco 49ers San Francisco

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76 104
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

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35 29
Chicago Cubs is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
jess-hart added Chicago Cubs Chicago

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32 30
Brooklyn Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Brooklyn Dodgers Brooklyn

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74 127
Miami Heat is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Miami Heat Miami

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71 92
San Jose Sharks is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
ChangesDownClub added San Jose Sharks San Jose

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69 109
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Boston Bruins Boston

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22 15
Texas Longhorns men's basketba... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
RobLein added Texas Longhorns Austin

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31 30
Toronto Blue Jays is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
jess-hart added Toronto Blue Jays Toronto

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56 104
Buffalo Sabres is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Buffalo Sabres Buffalo

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28 27
Baltimore Orioles is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Baltimore Orioles Baltimore

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33 45
Toronto Argonauts is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
PeterRico added Toronto Argonauts Toronto

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30 30
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
edward1111100 added St. Louis Cardinals St. Louis

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25 25
Toronto Raptors is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
jess-hart added Toronto Raptors Toronto