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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634 205
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Ohio, USA

2
454 151
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
New York, USA

3
355 132
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
California, USA

4
254 88
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
danidu added Alabama, USA

5
232 160
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
California, USA

6
249 186
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Contiguous United States, USA

7
199 157
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
213 169
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
ChristianD.Mulkey added Minnesota, USA

9
199 144
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Arizona, USA

10
184 188
Houston is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Texas, USA

11
222 181
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Pennsylvania, USA

12
283 200
Toronto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Ontario, Canada

13
243 196
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Texas, USA

14
188 156
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Québec, Canada

15
112 91
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
BostonBruins added British Columbia, Canada

16
184 171
Miami is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Florida, USA

17
84 43
Tampa Bay, Fl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
dakotatampa added Tampa Bay, Fl

18
123 133
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Louisiana, USA

19
182 181
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Washington, USA

20
149 132
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
werewolfkevinli added California, USA

21
92 114
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
ByronHibbs added Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

22
154 143
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Georgia, USA

23
68 56
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
jschro1861 added Silicon Valley, California, USA

24
52 28
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
AwesomeEmpire9 added Wisconsin, USA

25
76 81
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
MikeTrujillo added Texas, USA

26
175 244
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Missouri, USA

27
12 4
Portland, Oregon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Portland, Oregon

28
42 31
Beijing is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Musuf Alzof added China

29
38 21
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
NvG Nick added Michigan, USA

30
38 24
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
AwesomeEmpire9 added Tennessee, USA

31
86 152
Boston is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
beernbugs added Massachusetts, USA

32
114 84
Portland, Oregon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
danidu added Portland, Oregon

33
30 42
Paris is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Musuf Alzof added Île-de-France, France

34
25 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 43
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
34 67
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
dasha-merkulova added Pennsylvania, USA

38
18 12
New York City is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
ElmerGlueGun added New York, USA

39
21 28
Marseille is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Mdannenberg added Bouches-du-Rhône, France

40
17 14
Foxborough is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
ColinM. added Foxborough Massachusetts, USA