American Sports 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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702 224
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Ohio, USA

2
515 159
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
New York, USA

3
393 143
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
California, USA

4
293 102
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
danidu added Alabama, USA

5
261 177
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
California, USA

6
278 205
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Contiguous United States, USA

7
225 172
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
223 155
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Arizona, USA

9
234 186
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
ChristianD.Mulkey added Minnesota, USA

10
242 204
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Pennsylvania, USA

11
196 212
Houston is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Texas, USA

12
270 216
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Texas, USA

13
298 215
Toronto is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Ontario, Canada

14
207 165
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Québec, Canada

15
127 98
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
BostonBruins added British Columbia, Canada

16
105 52
Tampa Bay, Fl is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
dakotatampa added Tampa Bay, Fl

17
201 179
Miami is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Florida, USA

18
200 195
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Washington, USA

19
167 141
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
werewolfkevinli added California, USA

20
110 130
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
ByronHibbs added Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

21
132 151
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Louisiana, USA

22
79 60
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
jschro1861 added Silicon Valley, California, USA

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

24
89 87
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
MikeTrujillo added Texas, USA

25
61 37
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
AwesomeEmpire9 added Wisconsin, USA

26
162 155
Atlanta is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Georgia, USA

27
186 256
Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Missouri, USA

28
53 26
Detroit is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
NvG Nick added Michigan, USA

29
52 31
Beijing is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Musuf Alzof added China

30
47 30
Nashville is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
AwesomeEmpire9 added Tennessee, USA

31
39 44
Paris is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Musuf Alzof added Île-de-France, France

32
122 85
Portland, Oregon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
danidu added Portland, Oregon

33
65 48
Cincinnati is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Ohio, USA

34
94 172
Boston is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
beernbugs added Massachusetts, USA

35
32 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
27 22
Nanterre is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Mdannenberg added Île-de-France, France

37
31 18
New York City is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
ElmerGlueGun added New York, USA

38
32 21
Foxborough is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
ColinM. added Foxborough Massachusetts, USA

39
44 72
Pittsburgh is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
dasha-merkulova added Pennsylvania, USA

40
26 29
Marseille is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Mdannenberg added Bouches-du-Rhône, France

41
0 0
Newark is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
axtonwfoster added New Jersey, USA

42
0 0
Indianapolis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
axtonwfoster added Indiana, USA