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The Best Sport Team Names 

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Originally by Ranker Community
Updated March 31, 2020 34.8k votes 2k voters 33.6k views 222 items

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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Minnesota Vikings is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Minneapolis
2
Minnesota Timberwolves ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Minneapolis
3
Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Oakland
4
Michigan Wolverines is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
jschro1861 added Ann Arbor
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Arizona Diamondbacks is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
JohnHernandez added Phoenix
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Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
zacharyneill added Pittsburgh
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Florida Gators is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
RobLein added
8
Seattle Seahawks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Seattle
9
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
jess-hart added Detroit
10
Milwaukee Brewers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Milwaukee
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Arkansas Razorbacks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
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Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
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New Orleans Saints is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
New Orleans
14
Notre Dame Fighting Iris... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
clash1977 added
15
Charlotte Hornets is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
jess-hart added
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Baltimore Orioles is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Baltimore
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Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Pittsburgh
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Minnesota Twins is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Houston Rockets is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Houston
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Baltimore Ravens is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Baltimore
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Minnesota Wild is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Minnesota, Saint Paul
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Colorado Rockies is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
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Michigan State Spartans ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
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Portland Trail Blazers ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sport Team Names