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Cities with the Worst Sports Teams

Updated January 16, 2020 11.3k votes 2.3k voters 48.6k views44 items

List RulesConsider the NBA, NHL, NFL and MLB teams from each city

The cities with the worst sports teams are those miserable big and small cities across the United States and Canada who just plain suck when it comes to sports. These metro areas have professional sports teams in the NFL, NHL, NBA and MLB but can't seem to find any success whatsoever. These cities with the worst sports teams simply fail at sports.

Two of the perennial losers are interestingly located in the same state, Ohio. Both Cleveland and Cincinnati are home to a handful of professional football, baseball and basketball teams but haven't seen a championship in more than two decades. Title town, like what sports fans call Boston, Massachusetts, one of the cities with the best sports teams, these midwestern cities are not.

But it isn't just in the midwest where we see shameful and overall disappointing professional sports teams. From as far west as San Diego and San Francisco to as far east as Buffalo and Philadelphia and even as far south as Miami, being really bad at sports is all too common in these unfortunate cities these days.

So whether these teams are stinking it up on the football field in the plains, like the Kansas City Chiefs or the St. Louis Rams, or home to teams that leave their fans disappointed with mediocrity year after year, like the Maple Leafs and the Blue Jays in Toronto, each of these cities are home to some of the worst sports teams of all time.
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  • 1
    639
    232

    Cleveland

    Ohio, USA
  • 2
    496
    169

    Buffalo

    New York, USA
  • 3
    386
    144

    Sacramento

    California, USA
  • 4
    284
    118
    danidu added

    Jacksonville

    Alabama, USA
  • 5
    235
    148

    Phoenix

    Arizona, USA
  • 6
    252
    168

    San Diego

    California, USA
  • 7
    249
    179
    ChristianD.Mulkey added

    Minneapolis

    Minnesota, USA
  • 8
    258
    191

    Washington, D.C.

    Contiguous United States, USA
  • 9
    219
    159
    seelee added

    Columbus

    Ohio, USA
    NHL Blue Jackets, MLS Crew, MLL Machine. The college teams are pretty good though.
  • 10
    108
    43

    Cincinnati

    Ohio, USA
  • 11
    139
    83
    dakotatampa added

    Tampa Bay, Fl

  • 12
    131
    89
    danidu added

    Portland, Oregon

  • 13
    118
    56
    NvG Nick added

    Detroit

    Michigan, USA
  • 14
    239
    210

    Dallas

    Texas, USA
  • 15
    93
    53
    AwesomeEmpire9 added

    Milwaukee

    Wisconsin, USA
  • 16
    186
    155

    Montreal

    Québec, Canada
  • 17
    163
    119

    Atlanta

    Georgia, USA
  • 18
    70
    38
    Musuf Alzof added

    Beijing

    China
  • 19
    68
    36
    AwesomeEmpire9 added

    Nashville

    Tennessee, USA
  • 20
    238
    210

    Toronto

    Ontario, Canada
  • 21
    214
    197

    Philadelphia

    Area codes 215 and 267, Pennsylvania
  • 22
    132
    101
    BostonBruins added

    Vancouver

    British Columbia, Canada
  • 23
    168
    154

    Miami

    Florida, USA
  • 24
    87
    71

    San Jose

    Silicon Valley, California
  • 25
    146
    123
    werewolfkevinli added

    Oakland

    California, USA
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List Rules: Consider the NBA, NHL, NFL and MLB teams from each city