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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
415 320
Minnesota Vikings is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Minneapolis

2
237 266
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

3
229 211
Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Oakland

4
159 114
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
zacharyneill added Pittsburgh

5
129 85
Minnesota Timberwolves is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Minneapolis

6
172 187
Milwaukee Brewers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Milwaukee

7
157 146
New Orleans Saints is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
New Orleans

8
155 191
Detroit Pistons is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
ChangesDownClub added Auburn Hills

9
129 104
Seattle Supersonics is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

10
142 211
Tampa Bay Buccaneers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

11
155 184
New York Yankees is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
New York City, The Bronx

12
163 153
Minnesota Wild is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Minnesota, Saint Paul

13
62 47
Brooklyn Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Brooklyn

14
170 162
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Green Bay

15
144 199
Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

16
169 191
Notre Dame Fighting Irish is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
clash1977 added

17
192 208
Minnesota Twins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Minneapolis, Minnesota

18
187 224
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

19
104 103
Arizona Diamondbacks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
JohnHernandez added Phoenix

20
166 208
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Chicago

21
94 88
Seattle Seahawks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Seattle

22
112 122
Arkansas Razorbacks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

23
87 88
Portland Trail Blazers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

24
57 42
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
jess-hart added Detroit

25
93 99
Miami Dolphins is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Miami metropolitan area

26
93 101
Colorado Avalanche is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
ChangesDownClub added Denver

27
48 30
Charlotte Hornets is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
jess-hart added

28
97 99
Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
SharonDittfurthGonzales added Arlington

29
89 101
Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Pittsburgh

30
67 71
Alabama Crimson Tide is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

31
74 69
Michigan Wolverines is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
jschro1861 added Ann Arbor

32
127 166
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
wiabux added Chicago

33
63 58
Houston Oilers is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Houston

34
121 168
New Jersey Devils is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

35
92 118
Colorado Rockies is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

36
105 138
Baltimore Ravens is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Baltimore

37
127 181
Texas Rangers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Arlington

38
40 30
Texas Longhorns men's basketba... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
RobLein added Austin

39
52 53
Florida Gators is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
RobLein added

40
97 112
Toronto Maple Leafs is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

41
56 50
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added San Francisco

42
45 45
New York Knickerbockers is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
thebigE added

43
93 121
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

44
51 49
Chicago Cubs is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
jess-hart added Chicago

45
88 140
Miami Heat is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Miami

46
85 102
San Jose Sharks is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
ChangesDownClub added San Jose

47
46 43
Toronto Blue Jays is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
jess-hart added Toronto

48
41 38
Baltimore Orioles is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Baltimore

49
82 124
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Boston

50
67 115
Buffalo Sabres is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Buffalo