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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717 232
Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Ohio, USA

2
533 161
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
New York, USA

3
406 144
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
California, USA

4
301 104
Jacksonville is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
danidu added Alabama, USA

5
267 183
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
California, USA

6
287 208
Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Contiguous United States, USA

7
232 157
Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Arizona, USA

8
231 175
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
242 188
Minneapolis is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
ChristianD.Mulkey added Minnesota, USA

10
245 214
Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Pennsylvania, USA

11
199 222
Houston is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Texas, USA

12
306 219
Toronto is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Ontario, Canada

13
276 223
Dallas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Texas, USA

14
213 169
Montreal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Qu├ębec, Canada

15
117 52
Tampa Bay, Fl is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
dakotatampa added Tampa Bay, Fl

16
133 99
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
BostonBruins added British Columbia, Canada

17
206 181
Miami is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Florida, USA

18
172 143
Oakland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
werewolfkevinli added California, USA

19
203 198
Seattle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Washington, USA

20
83 60
San Jose is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
jschro1861 added Silicon Valley, California, USA

21
28 7
Portland, Oregon is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Portland, Oregon

22
111 134
Chicago is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
ByronHibbs added Chicago metropolitan area, Illinois, USA

23
135 155
New Orleans is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Louisiana, USA

24
66 37
Milwaukee is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
AwesomeEmpire9 added Wisconsin, USA

25
93 89
Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
MikeTrujillo added Texas, USA