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What's the worst team name?
Thu, September 13, 2007

It's no coincidence that the Anaheim Ducks weren't able to win the Stanley Cup until they dropped the "Mighty" from their name.

But even though the Ducks no longer have the most cringe-worthy handle in sports, there's still no shortage of brutal team names out there.

Top 10 worst team names



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How about the Macon Whoopie, a semi-pro hockey team in Georgia?

The Toronto Maple Leafs has to be the worst team name ever - mainly because of the word Toronto, which has all kinds of negative connotations like racism, bigotry, stupidity, privilege, wealth, incompetence... you get the point.
Albertan, 2007-09-13 20:22:14

Calgary Flames ,with a horse breathing fire,The fearsom Duck?Cunucks,come to think of it, there all pretty lame.
David, 2007-09-13 19:13:20

There's about as much jazz in Utah as there are lakes in LA (Veronica and Rikki don't count).
Bruce Jensen, 2007-09-13 19:11:55

Like Utah keeping the "Jazz" nickname following their transfer from New Orleans, I thought the same applied to Calgary retaining "Flames" after the transfer of the Atlanta Flames, where it at least made some sense in reference to the burning of Georgia by Sherman during the Civil War. But Calgary Flames? Never did ring quite true.
George O'Leary, 2007-09-13 14:52:26

C'mon, you must have forgotten the Oilers.
Pam Gurd, 2007-09-13 12:31:13

I agree that the "Redskins" is a racial slur. It's unfortunate that most people don't recognize that the Edmonton "Eskimos" name is also a racial slur. The people of the Arctic call themselves Inuit(plural) or Inuk(singular), and using any other word is an insult that most Canadians will hopefully one day be ashamed they used to use.
Karen, 2007-09-13 12:22:10

worst name as to be the Kent State Golden Flashes

What is a Golden Flash
scooter, 2007-09-13 12:21:29

think the Toronto Maple Leafs is actually gramatically correct, as it is a formal name/title, based on the singular object of our flag, the maple leaf. For example, if your last name was Leaf, you would not call your family the Leaves family, just as if your last name was "Man", you would not call your family the "Men family", etc.


Dave, 2007-09-13 11:18:58

The worst name in sports, although not for a team, is a nickname of a UFC fighter. Kenny "Kenflo" Florian. C'mon, that sounds like something you'd get at a hardware store. "Hey, my toilet's backed up, Bob. You sell plungers?" "Nope, but I've got just the thing. Kenflo. Comes in a 1 litre jug, 4 litre jug, or a 55 gallon drum for your industrial needs. It'll clear up your toilet in no time.

Worst. Nickname. Ever.
Timothy, 2007-09-13 09:57:01

Nothing wrong with Redskins. I remind you that Natives had a name for the white men as well.

Redskins is no more aa recial slur than Blacks using White man or whites using Blacks.

Look at the colour of the skin if you don't believe me.

The worst name in sports history, in my view is Red Devils. Anything Devil has me cringe. This is plain wrong.
bassplayer12, 2007-09-13 08:49:41

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