America Cities with the Worst Sports Teams  

Blake Edwards
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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.
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689 223
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Ohio, USA

2
507 158
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
New York, USA

3
386 142
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
California, USA

4
286 101
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
danidu added Alabama, USA

5
256 175
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
California, USA

6
273 202
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Contiguous United States, USA

7
222 169
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
220 155
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Arizona, USA

9
231 185
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
ChristianD.Mulkey added Minnesota, USA

10
240 201
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Pennsylvania, USA

11
193 211
Houston is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Texas, USA

12
268 215
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Texas, USA

13
296 213
Toronto is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Ontario, Canada

14
205 165
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Québec, Canada

15
125 98
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
BostonBruins added British Columbia, Canada

16
199 178
Miami is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Florida, USA

17
103 52
Tampa Bay, Fl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
dakotatampa added Tampa Bay, Fl

18
198 195
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Washington, USA

19
165 140
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
werewolfkevinli added California, USA

20
106 129
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
ByronHibbs added Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

21
130 150
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Louisiana, USA

22
77 60
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
jschro1861 added Silicon Valley, California, USA

23
86 86
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
MikeTrujillo added Texas, USA

24
21 7
Portland, Oregon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Portland, Oregon

25
59 37
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
AwesomeEmpire9 added Wisconsin, USA

26
160 155
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Georgia, USA

27
184 253
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Missouri, USA

28
50 31
Beijing is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Musuf Alzof added China

29
49 26
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
NvG Nick added Michigan, USA

30
45 30
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
AwesomeEmpire9 added Tennessee, USA

31
37 44
Paris is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Musuf Alzof added Île-de-France, France

32
64 48
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Ohio, USA

33
121 85
Portland, Oregon is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
danidu added Portland, Oregon

34
93 170
Boston is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
beernbugs added Massachusetts, USA

35
31 38
Mexico City is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Musuf Alzof added Greater Mexico City, Mexico

36
26 22
Nanterre is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Mdannenberg added Île-de-France, France

37
29 17
New York City is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
ElmerGlueGun added New York, USA

38
43 71
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
dasha-merkulova added Pennsylvania, USA

39
30 20
Foxborough is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
ColinM. added Foxborough Massachusetts, USA

40
25 29
Marseille is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Mdannenberg added Bouches-du-Rhône, France