Current Sports Cities with the Worst Sports Teams  

Blake Edwards
Originally by
12.3k votes 2k voters 46.4k views 42 items

List Rules Consider 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.
Ranker may collect a commission from links on this page.
list ordered by
1
731 241
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Ohio, USA
2
544 164
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
New York, USA
3
415 150
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
California, USA
4
307 111
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
danidu added Alabama, USA
5
275 187
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
California, USA
6
294 211
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Contiguous United States, USA
7
241 160
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Arizona, USA
8
238 180
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
seelee added Ohio, USA
NHL Blue Jackets, MLS Crew, MLL Machine. The college teams are pretty good though.
9
250 194
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
ChristianD.Mulkey added Minnesota, USA
10
252 221
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Area codes 215 and 267, Pennsylvania, USA
11
205 231
Houston is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Texas, USA
12
312 224
Toronto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Ontario, Canada
13
282 230
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Texas, USA
14
126 54
Tampa Bay, Fl is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
dakotatampa added Tampa Bay, Fl
15
220 174
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Qu├ębec, Canada
16
139 102
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
BostonBruins added British Columbia, Canada
17
211 186
Miami is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Florida, USA
18
176 148
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
werewolfkevinli added California, USA
19
206 204
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Washington, USA
20
88 64
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
jschro1861 added Silicon Valley, California, USA
21
33 12
Portland, Oregon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Portland, Oregon
22
114 137
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
ByronHibbs added Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA
23
72 40
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
AwesomeEmpire9 added Wisconsin, USA
24
138 158
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Louisiana, USA
25
54 32
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
AwesomeEmpire9 added Tennessee, USA