The Worst Sports Teams Names in History – EXPLAINED!

Ninh explains, the worst sports team names in history. It’s commonplace for teams to have names these days. Chicago Bulls, Philadelphia Flyers, Oakland
Raiders etc. A name to strike fear into the heart of your
enemy, or to make you sound tough or aggressive. But no-one obviously told these guys, who
have the most nonsensical and non-threatening names in all of sports. The worst name in basketball is:
The New Orleans Pelicans Previously the New Orleans Hornets, they changed
their name to create a new identity after they inherited the Hornets name.
Okay, so it’s the state bird of Louisiana, I get that.
But why does it sound so horrible? Is it because it doesn’t go with ‘New
Orleans’, or is it just because a Pelican is a very wimpy bird.
You have to admit though, their logo is pretty awesome. The worst name in Baseball is:
The Cleveland Indians Calling a native American an ‘Indian’
is like calling an Italian-American ‘Frenchie’. It’s not even close. So to name a whole
baseball team after an antiquated racial slur is a pretty poor choice.
And whilst we’re being racist, we could have also had the New York Jews or the San
Francisco Chinamen. The worst name in hockey is:
The Iowa Chops They actually had a cool name to begin with,
the Iowa Stars, but for some reason – they renamed the team after something you put on
a barbeque. I’m guessing Iowa Steaks, Iowa Burgers and
Iowa Chicken Wings was already taken. Fortunately, they saw sense and moved to Texas
to become the Texas Stars. Thank God. Honorable mention goes to the Minnesota Wild
… I mean … whaa whaa whhhyyy? The worst name in pro football is:
The Cleveland Browns They’re not named after the colour Brown
(which would probably make sense), but after their coach at the time Paul Brown.
Funny thing is, Paul Brown then moved to the Cincinnati Bengals and they named their stadium
after him. Awkward! Honourable mention goes to the Washington
Redskins – for the same racial slur reasons as the Cleveland Indians, and the Houston
Texans – just in case you didn’t know which state Houston is in. The worst name in pro soccer is:
Deportivo Wanka If you’re not from England or Australia,
you don’t know what a wanker is, it’s an insult where you imply a person likes to
masturbate. But nobody told this football team from Peru
that, and when they came on a tour of England, they were instantly popular just because of
their name. They sold more replica shirts in England in
two months than they ever did back home in Peru, and they really didn’t understand
why their name was so funny? Honourable mention goes to the King Faisal
Babies, a Ghanaian football team who probably isn’t totally adverse child slave labour. The worst name in college sports is:
Well, there’s actually several. UC Santa Cruz are called ‘The Banana Slugs’,
possibly the most non-threatening animal of all time, Rhode Island School of Design Nads
where their mascot is an actual penis and everyone shouts GO NADS!
The worst one of them all, the Scottsdale Community College Fighting Artichokes.
Fighting … Artichokes. I have never seen an Artichoke attack anyone, let alone fight.
And I’m pretty sure that all artichokes grow to be slaughtered and eaten. Just saying is all’ Did I miss any out? Or have you got one that
you think is worse? LIKE the video, subscribe and comment below! Ninh Ly,, @NinhLyUK


  • NRL Sydney Roosters

  • Rio de Janeiro has had a small lower state league side called Futuro Bem Próximo (Really Close Future is the closest English translation I can think of) for a decade or two so far, I believe.

  • The Roblox Bandit

    In baseball there is a minor league team called the New Orlean Baby Cakes. Don't have a clue why.

  • Specky Awesomeness


  • Worst name in rugby league: Parrameta Eels.

  • Lol Minnesota that’s where I live

  • Fighting pickles

  • Lacrosse has a team named Florida Launch

  • Cleveland Browns remind me of the main character of the Cleveland Show.

  • RHIDs basketball team is called the balls

  • The wild is a good name !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!👌👍

  • Uhm…. I’m from Ohio, two of our teams are in this video

  • Idk how Indians is a racial slur…

  • The australian National Rugby League (NRL) has the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

    You know named after the very threatening Rabbits!
    (we also have the Sydney Roosters)

  • Jack Ellstein (Student)


  • Alexandru Stefan

    Yeah. Dinamo Bucharest the worst soccer team in Romania and with the worst name (because Im a fan of FCSB or FC Star Bucharest)

  • Go to a Wild game then see how non threatening they are. Besides, the logo is part forest part bear, so fuck off ye

  • Constitutional American

    Everything has to be politically correct! First, Learn the history of the Washington Redskins, Chicago Blackhawks and Cleveland Indians.
    Its always the White liberals who find these names offensive! Hilarious!

    I Live In New Mexico, home to many Indian Tribes and they laugh at the way Whites are always so offended by these sports teams.
    They could care less, in fact most support and wear the Redskins, Indians or Blackhawks jerseys!

    Give it a rest already!

  • Kinda late but, Jacksonville renamed their 50 year old minor l baseball into.. The Jacksonville jumbo shrimp. Words failed us


  • Ha funny the browns are trash look at them now they have an amazing defense and Baker mayfield and Odell Beckham jr and the Indians changed there logo update your video

  • Football skilz with lewi

    A league one team called Sunderland AFC

  • The wild is not that bad it is actually pretty good in my opinion

  • My opinion on the baseball is the Baltimore Orioles
    Or at least make the indian a bit mad

  • Mark Provencher

    The New York gay bois???

  • What about the Cincinnati reds? Deserves and honorable mention at least

  • Nicholas Broussard

    Virginia tech hokies

  • Soccer (football) Newcastle (Australia) Rosebuds – played in pink shirts……..I kid you not

  • Alexander Kluempke (Student)

    Worst hockey team name is Chicago Blackhawks

  • New York haunts there not gaints

  • Jack Makes videos

    How about the Mississauga st. Michael majors

  • Go nads

  • Felix Piotrowski

    Oi stop shitting on Cleveland so much

  • FNsquirrelhatesyou

    A town in Alberta Canada called Castor, had a hockey team named Raiders.
    Not if team name is bad or amazing.

  • Once, a soccer team inside a school in England even use a name "Wankers United", and they get banned for "obscene names"

  • There is the New Orleans baby cakes for baseball

  • There's an Australian football team based in Mildura, Victoria named the Irymple Swallows

  • Rodrigo Trujillo

    Huanca (also written as Wanka) is a city in Peru, that’s why they called themselves that way.

  • I like the Minnesota wild’s name

  • Don’t hate on Minnesota or Texans man

  • Carson Browning

    There is a AA baseball team in Amarillo Texas called the Sod Poodles

  • 76ers 49ers

  • What about the Denver nuggets

  • Houston Texans' name goes back to the World Football League ca. 1974 (name wise). Plus Houston is the only city in Texas that matters. 3rd Coast baby!!

  • triple A team: New Orleans Babycakes

  • You forgot the Montreal wanders

  • The New York Nets

  • Nads takes the cake

  • The Artichokes was a protest. I went to Scottsdale community. A few years back. K…Back in the 70’s the school was predominantly an arts school. A new director came aboard and wanted to cut the art programs to build a football team. Naturally, students were pissed their arts classes were gonna get cut for a sports team. There were a bunch of protests, but the director went with it anyways. They held votes to pick the team mascot, things like the bears, the sharks, etc., and left a few spaces to write in your own mascots. Kids just wrote down the dumbest thing they could think of and thus Artie the Artichoke was born. I love our mascot.

  • What happened to the dever nuggets like why

  • 1:54 actually there is a lot of them

  • "Indian" is not a racial slur by any means, and every American Indian I've ever known used it. "Native American" is an obnoxious and meaningless politically correct term – I don't have a drop of Indian blood, but I was born in America, and apart from military service have never spent a significant time outside of America. I'm as native as any American regardless of my distant ancestry coming from Europe.

  • Hiroshima Carps (Baseball)

  • Most Racist would be the team from the University of Mississippi. The "Ole Miss" Rebels, named after the Confederate States of America and their team mascot is a Plantation owner, AKA: The guys that owned all the slaves.

  • Sunny Intervals

    Harlequins. Yes, you're about to get beaten into the dirt by a team of…clown like jester figures!

  • evergreen state college geoducks, look it up, olympia washington

  • Benjamin Puppato

    In the argentine first football division, there is a team call Newell’s old boys

  • High schools in Indiana:
    Vincennes Lincoln Alices
    Logansport Berries (mascot is Felix the Cat)
    Jimtown Jimmies
    Martinsville Artesians (named after spring water?)
    Frankfort Hot Dogs
    Oldenburg Academy Twisters (Chubby Checker?)
    Indianapolis Northwest Space Pioneers

  • Exhibit A

    A Filipino top division basketball team that have been called:

    Pepsi Hotshots (1990–1992)
    7–Up Uncolas (1992–1993)
    Pepsi Mega Bottlers (1993–1996)
    Mobiline Cellulars (1996–1997)
    Mobiline Phone Pals (1997–2001)
    Talk 'N Text Phone Pals (2001–2008)
    Talk 'N Text Tropang Texters (2008–2015)
    TNT Tropang Texters (2015–2016)
    Tropang TNT (2016)
    TNT KaTropa (2016–present)

  • I didn't even know what an artichoke was so it sounded cool at first 😂

  • I’m very late but Port Adelaide Power is probably one of the most stupid names.

  • "Fighting…Artichokes" lmao

  • Pewdiepie Is the goat

    There is a high in Northern Indiana called the South Central satellites.

  • Go Nads! Lol

  • There is one football club from buenos aires named club deportivo moron

  • Turun Toverit

  • Dallas Mavericks

  • Hiroshima Bombers, New York Planes, Jerusalem Jews, Damascus Terrorists, Peshawar Hijackers, Christchurch Massacre, Australian Mosque Shooters, Cronulla Riots, Nepal Earthquake.

  • St. luise blues

  • The Philadelphia Phillies is the worst name in baseball history

  • William Herbert

    I have one for college. A division 3 school in Western Ohio…. Heidelberg University Student Princes.

  • I don’t agree with New Orleans Pelicans.

  • Despite their name I still like the browns

  • Again I will state that naming a sports team the Braves, Indians or Redskins is a compliment to Native Americans. It pays tribute to their warrior heritage and projects the tough image they want their players to display while competing. No one would name a team after a racial slur because that would suggest the team is inferior to the competition and doesn't suggest confidence. If you think that "Redskins" (as a team name) is a shot against Native Americans then you must conclude that the Montreal "Canadiens" are mocking Canadians.

  • in the mlb theirs a team called the Oakland Athletics

  • Richard Wohlbier

    PC principal would like you

  • Leafs? They can't even spell right, and they try to use an English name

  • Lillian GUERIN

    Even tiny local teams have better names like I play for the cobras and some of my netball friends play for the devils

  • damjan milenkovski

    The video is old but now in soccer there is a team called flat earth fc

  • One I think is dumb is the Indy eleven just in case you forgot how many men from one team are on the pitch in soccer.

    Also any team called the Red Bulls because the product placement isn’t even remotely hidden

  • The worst names in hockey in my opinion are the 2 echl teams called the thunder, god help them if they ever face off against each other.

    The Orlando solar bears.

    Also the Jacksonville ice men because where the he🏒🏒 is their any ice in Jacksonville.

  • Stanford Cardinal, it’s a fucking tree

  • The Lone rouge

    The worst names in baseball in my opinion are the New Orleans Baby cakes

    The Las Vegas Aviators because for some reason they made the name worse and should have just stayed the 51s

    the Akron Rubber ducks

    And The Montgomery biscuits

  • A new one from Alabama: the Mobile BayBears are moving to Madison (a suburb of Huntsville) and will become the North Alabama Trash Pandas.

  • BavarianRhapsody

    Got a few high schools Ozark Hillbillies, Bryn Mawr Mawrtians, Garrison Forest Grizzlies (an all girls school) and all the Gophers in the world!

  • Oh thank goodness I thought my Seahawks has the worst name I'm so lucky what a relief, but there is a bird Seahawks but it's called osprey that can catch its prey while they are swimming underwater like the fish but they did not took that name osprey doesn't sound right, St. Louis Blues I would not call it the worst name because the popular songs if you look up the history, also did you check there was another football league that started a month ago after the super bowl it is called alliance american football (AAF) before they shutdown do to the bankruptcy? AAF Arizona hotshots IDK if that sounds good I saw their logo looks like and I they represent the firefighters who tried to take down the massive fire on the Arizona mountain, Atlanta Legends their logo is the crown it has the football symbol same as the hotshots IDK if that is a good name, NFL Miami Dolphins? it's a friendly animal there's not much to explain, NHL NY Islanders IDK what's their background calling themselves Islanders? sounds like a Hawaii name, and yeah that's all I can think of.

  • Postcrossing With Aadivir

    In the ipl (Indian premier league) there is a team called the Mumbai Indians.
    There is another team which used to be called the delhi daredevils (very intimidating) but then changed their name in December 2018 to Delhi Capitals.

  • This is gonna sound really stupid since I live in the city this school is in, but I think the stupidest high school mascot belongs to the Austin High School Maroons. I mean… They named their team after a color. Plus the actual mascot is a little maroon puff ball. Seriously, Austin?

  • American teams names are ridiculous!

  • In Cricket there was a team called Rising Pune Super Giants. 😄
    (Pune is a place of India but rest of those words are cringy)

  • The CFL Ottawa Redblacks for the same reason as the Cleveland Indians and the Redskins of Washington

  • 1:45 which South Park make a joke about it

  • Oh yeah I have another won the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago White Sox they're just socks

  • IcePolaroid Animations

    New York jews is tooo Racist

  • since i am australian i am doing worst name in australian sports teams
    afl's worst name is the fremantle dockers
    nrl's worst name is the rabbitohs since rabbits do not strike fear into me
    the A-leagues worst name is the central coast mariners
    the field hockey's worst name is the waratahs
    the australian baseball leagues name is the adelaide bites
    the t20 big bash's worst name is the heat since their already is a team called the scorchers which is the same thing

    suncorp super netball's worst name is the swifts
    national basketball leagues worst name is the break
    Australian Ice hockey leagues worst name is the northstars
    and that is it

  • The runner up in the 2018 Argentine Polo Open was Las Monjitas (translated is The Little Nuns). If you find something less agressive and scary than a nun, let me know it.
    Also in Argentina, there is a football team named Agropecuario (that means Agricultural), and one of my favorites (just for its name), Chaco For Ever.
    In Uruguay there's a football team named Boston River. I think that in the world doesn't exist any river with that name.

  • What about San Diego Padres??? I hate them just for its name. "Padres"??? Really???

  • Don't forget the New Westminster Salmonbellies

  • Shark fan of the sea

    Now I wanna see the worst team logos

  • my high schools name is the Robstown Cotton Pickers. our mascot was literally a cotton ball.

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