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

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414 145
Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Buffalo New York, USA

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325 125
Sacramento is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Sacramento California, USA

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

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

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Washington, D.C. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams

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Columbus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
seelee added Columbus Ohio, USA - NHL Blue Jackets, MLS Crew, MLL Machine. The college teams are pretty good though.

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

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Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Philadelphia Area codes 215 and 267, Pennsylvania, USA

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

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Phoenix is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Phoenix Arizona, USA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Kansas City is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
Kansas City Missouri, USA

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Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Cities with the Worst Sports Teams
MikeTrujillo added Los Angeles Texas, USA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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