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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
437 346
Minnesota Vikings is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Minneapolis

2
257 288
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

3
253 222
Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Oakland

4
178 128
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
zacharyneill added Pittsburgh

5
147 95
Minnesota Timberwolves is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Minneapolis

6
176 156
New Orleans Saints is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
New Orleans

7
189 201
Milwaukee Brewers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Milwaukee

8
149 115
Seattle Supersonics is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

9
169 205
Detroit Pistons is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
ChangesDownClub added Auburn Hills

10
154 226
Tampa Bay Buccaneers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

11
167 198
New York Yankees is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
New York City, The Bronx

12
157 209
Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

13
183 201
Notre Dame Fighting Irish is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
clash1977 added

14
176 167
Minnesota Wild is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Minnesota, Saint Paul

15
182 172
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Green Bay

16
203 220
Minnesota Twins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Minneapolis, Minnesota

17
124 132
Arkansas Razorbacks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

18
113 112
Arizona Diamondbacks is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
JohnHernandez added Phoenix

19
69 49
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
jess-hart added Detroit

20
82 62
Houston Oilers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Houston

21
198 238
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

22
104 95
Seattle Seahawks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Seattle

23
174 218
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Chicago

24
54 33
Texas Longhorns men's basketba... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
RobLein added Austin

25
69 59
Brooklyn Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Brooklyn