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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.
list ordered by

1
436 345
Minnesota Vikings is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Minneapolis

2
257 287
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

3
252 222
Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Oakland

4
177 128
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
zacharyneill added Pittsburgh

5
146 95
Minnesota Timberwolves is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Minneapolis

6
176 155
New Orleans Saints is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
New Orleans

7
189 200
Milwaukee Brewers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Milwaukee

8
148 115
Seattle Supersonics is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

9
168 205
Detroit Pistons is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
ChangesDownClub added Auburn Hills

10
154 225
Tampa Bay Buccaneers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

11
166 196
New York Yankees is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
New York City, The Bronx

12
156 209
Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

13
182 201
Notre Dame Fighting Irish is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
clash1977 added

14
176 166
Minnesota Wild is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Minnesota, Saint Paul

15
181 172
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Green Bay

16
203 219
Minnesota Twins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Minneapolis, Minnesota

17
113 111
Arizona Diamondbacks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
JohnHernandez added Phoenix

18
124 131
Arkansas Razorbacks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

19
69 48
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
jess-hart added Detroit

20
103 95
Seattle Seahawks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Seattle

21
197 238
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

22
80 62
Houston Oilers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Houston

23
173 218
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Chicago

24
69 58
Brooklyn Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Brooklyn

25
52 33
Texas Longhorns men's basketba... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
RobLein added Austin