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Sports Teams The Best Sport Team Names  

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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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1
427 334
Minnesota Vikings is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Minneapolis

2
248 275
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

3
240 217
Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Oakland

4
166 123
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
zacharyneill added Pittsburgh

5
137 91
Minnesota Timberwolves is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Minneapolis

6
182 194
Milwaukee Brewers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Milwaukee

7
164 151
New Orleans Saints is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
New Orleans

8
160 199
Detroit Pistons is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
ChangesDownClub added Auburn Hills

9
138 110
Seattle Supersonics is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

10
148 218
Tampa Bay Buccaneers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

11
172 158
Minnesota Wild is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Minnesota, Saint Paul

12
200 212
Minnesota Twins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Minneapolis, Minnesota

13
160 192
New York Yankees is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
New York City, The Bronx

14
110 106
Arizona Diamondbacks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
JohnHernandez added Phoenix

15
150 205
Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

16
175 196
Notre Dame Fighting Irish is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
clash1977 added

17
120 126
Arkansas Razorbacks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

18
175 168
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Green Bay

19
99 91
Seattle Seahawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Seattle

20
191 231
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

21
170 213
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Chicago

22
63 44
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
jess-hart added Detroit

23
66 54
Brooklyn Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Brooklyn

24
91 91
Portland Trail Blazers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

25
97 101
Miami Dolphins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Miami metropolitan area

26
71 60
Houston Oilers is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Houston

27
94 103
Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Pittsburgh

28
102 105
Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
SharonDittfurthGonzales added Arlington

29
95 105
Colorado Avalanche is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
ChangesDownClub added Denver

30
44 31
Texas Longhorns men's basketba... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
RobLein added Austin

31
52 35
Charlotte Hornets is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
jess-hart added

32
71 75
Alabama Crimson Tide is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

33
110 141
Baltimore Ravens is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Baltimore

34
95 120
Colorado Rockies is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

35
77 72
Michigan Wolverines is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
jschro1861 added Ann Arbor

36
130 171
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
wiabux added Chicago

37
49 48
New York Knickerbockers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
thebigE added

38
58 51
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added San Francisco

39
122 171
New Jersey Devils is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

40
98 113
Toronto Maple Leafs is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

41
128 186
Texas Rangers is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Arlington

42
53 55
Florida Gators is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
RobLein added

43
95 124
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

44
87 103
San Jose Sharks is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
ChangesDownClub added San Jose

45
45 39
Baltimore Orioles is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Baltimore

46
53 52
Chicago Cubs is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
jess-hart added Chicago

47
89 142
Miami Heat is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Miami

48
47 44
Toronto Blue Jays is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
jess-hart added Toronto

49
74 106
Nashville Predators is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

50
84 126
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Boston