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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
428 336
Minnesota Vikings is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Minneapolis

2
248 277
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

3
243 217
Oakland Raiders is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Oakland

4
170 123
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
zacharyneill added Pittsburgh

5
138 92
Minnesota Timberwolves is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Minneapolis

6
184 195
Milwaukee Brewers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Milwaukee

7
166 151
New Orleans Saints is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
New Orleans

8
160 200
Detroit Pistons is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
ChangesDownClub added Auburn Hills

9
139 111
Seattle Supersonics is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

10
148 219
Tampa Bay Buccaneers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

11
172 159
Minnesota Wild is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Minnesota, Saint Paul

12
201 213
Minnesota Twins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Minneapolis, Minnesota

13
122 126
Arkansas Razorbacks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

14
151 205
Denver Broncos is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

15
177 197
Notre Dame Fighting Irish is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
clash1977 added

16
160 193
New York Yankees is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
New York City, The Bronx

17
110 107
Arizona Diamondbacks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
JohnHernandez added Phoenix

18
176 168
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Green Bay

19
100 91
Seattle Seahawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Seattle

20
64 44
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
jess-hart added Detroit

21
191 232
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

22
170 214
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Chicago

23
66 55
Brooklyn Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Brooklyn

24
91 92
Portland Trail Blazers is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

25
72 60
Houston Oilers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Houston

26
97 102
Miami Dolphins is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Miami metropolitan area

27
95 103
Pittsburgh Penguins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Pittsburgh

28
45 31
Texas Longhorns men's basketba... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
RobLein added Austin

29
72 75
Alabama Crimson Tide is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

30
102 106
Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
SharonDittfurthGonzales added Arlington

31
111 141
Baltimore Ravens is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Baltimore

32
95 106
Colorado Avalanche is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
ChangesDownClub added Denver

33
78 72
Michigan Wolverines is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
jschro1861 added Ann Arbor

34
52 36
Charlotte Hornets is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
jess-hart added

35
131 171
Chicago Bears is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
wiabux added Chicago

36
95 121
Colorado Rockies is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

37
59 51
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added San Francisco

38
123 171
New Jersey Devils is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

39
129 186
Texas Rangers is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Arlington

40
49 49
New York Knickerbockers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
thebigE added

41
98 114
Toronto Maple Leafs is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

42
53 56
Florida Gators is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
RobLein added

43
46 39
Baltimore Orioles is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
muzziac added Baltimore

44
95 125
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sport Team Names

45
54 52
Chicago Cubs is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
jess-hart added Chicago

46
87 104
San Jose Sharks is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
ChangesDownClub added San Jose

47
89 143
Miami Heat is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Miami

48
48 44
Toronto Blue Jays is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
jess-hart added Toronto

49
85 126
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Boston

50
69 116
Buffalo Sabres is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sport Team Names
Buffalo