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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
454 368
Minnesota Vikings is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Minneapolis

2
266 239
Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Oakland

3
266 309
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

4
166 106
Minnesota Timberwolves is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Minneapolis

5
188 146
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
zacharyneill added Pittsburgh

6
189 170
New Orleans Saints is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
New Orleans

7
203 215
Milwaukee Brewers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Milwaukee

8
167 124
Seattle Supersonics is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

9
128 119
Arizona Diamondbacks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
JohnHernandez added Phoenix

10
176 221
Detroit Pistons is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
ChangesDownClub added Auburn Hills

11
164 238
Tampa Bay Buccaneers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

12
179 210
New York Yankees is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
New York City, The Bronx

13
194 213
Notre Dame Fighting Irish is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
clash1977 added

14
189 178
Minnesota Wild is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Minnesota, Saint Paul

15
80 57
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
jess-hart added Detroit

16
113 103
Seattle Seahawks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Seattle

17
214 231
Minnesota Twins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Minneapolis, Minnesota

18
91 71
Houston Oilers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Houston

19
106 101
Portland Trail Blazers is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

20
110 110
Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Pittsburgh

21
62 40
Texas Longhorns men's basketba... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
RobLein added Austin

22
162 225
Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

23
189 185
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Green Bay

24
131 142
Arkansas Razorbacks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

25
180 227
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Chicago