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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
394 306
Minnesota Vikings is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Minneapolis

2
225 252
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

3
213 200
Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Oakland

4
145 106
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
zacharyneill added Pittsburgh

5
117 76
Minnesota Timberwolves is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Minneapolis

6
162 174
Milwaukee Brewers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Milwaukee

7
135 201
Tampa Bay Buccaneers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

8
145 141
New Orleans Saints is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
New Orleans

9
143 184
Detroit Pistons is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
ChangesDownClub added Auburn Hills

10
137 189
Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

11
160 198
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Chicago

12
183 197
Minnesota Twins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Minneapolis, Minnesota

13
159 181
Notre Dame Fighting Irish is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
clash1977 added

14
161 151
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Green Bay

15
108 114
Arkansas Razorbacks is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

16
115 95
Seattle Supersonics is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

17
141 179
New York Yankees is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
New York City, The Bronx

18
175 216
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

19
150 142
Minnesota Wild is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Minnesota, Saint Paul

20
95 97
Arizona Diamondbacks is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
JohnHernandez added Phoenix

21
85 80
Seattle Seahawks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Seattle

22
85 94
Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Pittsburgh

23
49 42
Brooklyn Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Brooklyn

24
124 173
Texas Rangers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Arlington

25
78 84
Portland Trail Blazers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

26
86 94
Miami Dolphins is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Miami metropolitan area

27
122 157
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
wiabux added Chicago

28
88 97
Colorado Avalanche is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
ChangesDownClub added Denver

29
118 165
New Jersey Devils is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

30
89 114
Colorado Rockies is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

31
49 39
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
jess-hart added Detroit

32
94 106
Toronto Maple Leafs is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

33
100 136
Baltimore Ravens is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Baltimore

34
89 97
Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
SharonDittfurthGonzales added Arlington

35
53 46
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added San Francisco

36
58 54
Houston Oilers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Houston

37
86 137
Miami Heat is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Miami

38
48 50
Florida Gators is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
RobLein added

39
49 44
Chicago Cubs is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
jess-hart added Chicago

40
36 27
Texas Longhorns men's basketba... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
RobLein added Austin

41
89 119
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

42
67 67
Michigan Wolverines is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
jschro1861 added Ann Arbor

43
83 99
San Jose Sharks is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
ChangesDownClub added San Jose

44
44 38
Toronto Blue Jays is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
jess-hart added Toronto

45
57 69
Alabama Crimson Tide is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

46
37 27
Charlotte Hornets is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
jess-hart added

47
65 114
Buffalo Sabres is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Buffalo

48
81 123
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Boston

49
39 36
Baltimore Orioles is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Baltimore

50
37 44
New York Knickerbockers is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
thebigE added