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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618 200
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Ohio, USA

2
439 150
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
New York, USA

3
348 131
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
California, USA

4
251 86
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
danidu added Alabama, USA

5
229 157
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
California, USA

6
242 182
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Contiguous United States, USA

7
209 166
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
ChristianD.Mulkey added Minnesota, USA

8
194 155
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
197 141
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Arizona, USA

10
183 183
Houston is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Texas, USA

11
218 176
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Pennsylvania, USA

12
279 198
Toronto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Ontario, Canada

13
237 194
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Texas, USA

14
183 153
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Québec, Canada

15
109 87
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
BostonBruins added British Columbia, Canada

16
182 167
Miami is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Florida, USA

17
180 178
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Washington, USA

18
120 131
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Louisiana, USA

19
90 110
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
ByronHibbs added Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

20
78 43
Tampa Bay, Fl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
dakotatampa added Tampa Bay, Fl

21
147 132
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
werewolfkevinli added California, USA

22
152 141
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Georgia, USA

23
51 26
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
AwesomeEmpire9 added Wisconsin, USA

24
66 56
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
jschro1861 added Silicon Valley, California, USA

25
73 79
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
MikeTrujillo added Texas, USA

26
174 242
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Missouri, USA

27
10 4
Portland, Oregon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Portland, Oregon

28
41 31
Beijing is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Musuf Alzof added China

29
37 22
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
AwesomeEmpire9 added Tennessee, USA

30
34 21
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
NvG Nick added Michigan, USA

31
84 149
Boston is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
beernbugs added Massachusetts, USA

32
113 84
Portland, Oregon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
danidu added Portland, Oregon

33
29 42
Paris is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Musuf Alzof added Île-de-France, France

34
24 37
Mexico City is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Musuf Alzof added Greater Mexico City, Mexico

35
46 42
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Ohio, USA

36
20 21
Nanterre is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Mdannenberg added Île-de-France, France

37
33 67
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
dasha-merkulova added Pennsylvania, USA

38
21 28
Marseille is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Mdannenberg added Bouches-du-Rhône, France

39
16 14
Foxborough is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
ColinM. added Foxborough Massachusetts, USA

40
14 12
New York City is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
ElmerGlueGun added New York, USA