American Sports Cities with the Worst Sports Teams  

Blake Edwards
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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.
list ordered by

1
708 228
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Ohio, USA

2
524 160
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
New York, USA

3
398 143
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
California, USA

4
296 103
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
danidu added Alabama, USA

5
264 180
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
California, USA

6
281 207
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Contiguous United States, USA

7
228 172
Columbus is listed (or ranked) 7 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.

8
226 155
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Arizona, USA

9
238 186
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
ChristianD.Mulkey added Minnesota, USA

10
244 208
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Pennsylvania, USA

11
199 216
Houston is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Texas, USA

12
273 218
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Texas, USA

13
300 216
Toronto is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Ontario, Canada

14
209 165
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Qu├ębec, Canada

15
109 52
Tampa Bay, Fl is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
dakotatampa added Tampa Bay, Fl

16
129 98
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
BostonBruins added British Columbia, Canada

17
203 180
Miami is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Florida, USA

18
170 141
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
werewolfkevinli added California, USA

19
201 196
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Washington, USA

20
111 131
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
ByronHibbs added Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

21
81 60
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
jschro1861 added Silicon Valley, California, USA

22
134 153
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Louisiana, USA

23
26 7
Portland, Oregon is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Portland, Oregon

24
64 37
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
AwesomeEmpire9 added Wisconsin, USA

25
91 88
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
MikeTrujillo added Texas, USA