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Which team has the lamest name in pro sports?

Asked by boxing (1048points) October 2nd, 2008
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Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

1. Houston Texans

2. Indianapolis Colts

JunkCult's avatar

Cleveland Browns

Nimis's avatar

Lakers. They’re not even by a lake anymore for Christ’s sake!

jasongarrett's avatar

The Columbus Blue Jackets. Yay BJs?

Wine3213's avatar

Washington Wizards
Charlotte Bobcats

JunkCult's avatar

Speaking of the Lakers, perhaps the Utah Jazz should have changed their name when they left New Orleans?

Nimis's avatar

Junk: Seriously.

JunkCult's avatar

Of course, we can’t forget the old World Football League teams. My favorite was the Memphis Southmen. “Southmen”? Does that roll off the tongue or what!?

emmy23's avatar

the anahigh mighty ducks
its a hockey team

Nimis's avatar

Emm: Harp already beat you to the correctly-spelled punch.
(Look up.)

JunkCult's avatar

They’re not “Mighty” anymore, Emmy23. But I thought it was cool when they were called “The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim”. Very regal sounding…

MrItty's avatar

Every MLS team, followed by every WNBA team (is that even still around), followed by the Tampa Bay Rays, now that “ray” means sunshine rather than a sea creature.

shilolo's avatar

Both the New York Giants and New York Jets are lame… they don’t even play in New York!

Nimis's avatar

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Those aren’t even in the same county.

MrItty's avatar

oh and the Mets and the Knicks, if for no other reason than the majority of their fans don’t even know what their names actually stand for. (Metropolitans and Knickerbockers, respectively)

Nimis's avatar

The New York Giants of New Jersey?
The New York Jets of New Jersey?

JunkCult's avatar

The Texas Rangers of Arlington
The Dallas Cowboys of Irving (until next year, when they’ll be “of Arlington”, too.)

Nimis's avatar

Good grief.

Fallstand's avatar

Minnesota Wild

boxing's avatar

You are all biased! ;-)

emmy23's avatar

to boxing
why are we all biased lol

poofandmook's avatar

@MrItty: I beg to differ. I live in New Jersey, and so I’m surrounded by both Mets and Knicks fans. I’ve not yet met a person who didn’t know what they meant.

Nimis's avatar

Box: All sports fans are biased!

boxing's avatar

I know, I know…fully expected! ;-)

Harp's avatar

OK, in the spirit of not being biased, I’ll admit that my hometown Cubs have a lame name.

boxing's avatar

LOL…

Came across this article.

poofandmook's avatar

@Harp: um, not as lame as White Sox! Come on… socks?!

Harp's avatar

Yeah, but as an erstwhile Cubs fan, I couldn’t exactly claim a lack of bias in insulting the Sox. Glad you said it though

boxing's avatar

The same applies to the Red Soxes right? I am going to get hate mails for this, haha

Nimis's avatar

Hey, Red Sox is a pretty apt name!

poofandmook's avatar

@Nimis: well, I’m wearing turquoise underwear, but my name is still Jess!!

Nimis's avatar

Poof: Hmmm…might have a point there.
Not sure how I’d feel about cheering for the Turquoise Underwears.
Unless, of course, your undies helped you win the World Series! In which case…Go, Undies!

SuperMouse's avatar

How about the Los Angeles Dodgers? What exactly is it that they are dodging? I remember hearing they were the “Trolley Dodgers” while still in Brooklyn, but kind of like the Jazz they might have changed their name when the changed coasts.

PrancingUrchin's avatar

@MrItty, if you’re willing to accept that the Rays as a name because of the sea creature, then that shouldn’t be on the list. The sea creature is still on the sleeve of their uniforms and there is a pool full of them in center field.

MrItty's avatar

The Rays of the Tampa Bay Rays is now referring to a Sun-Ray, as is seen in their logo on the front of the uniform. The pool behind center field is a left over from before the name change.

hammer43's avatar

the detroit lions, they should be called the detroit kittens

PrancingUrchin's avatar

Yeah, I’ve seen the ray-like thing on the front of their unis but what about the (sea) ray on their left sleeve.

Likeradar's avatar

Charleston, SC used to have a minor league baseball team called the Rainbows.

For reals.

MrItty's avatar

My high school’s teams were the “Brownies”. Apparently because all the teams in the area used to be colors, and we were the Browns. When everyone started changing to real names, we were uncreative enough to just change “Browns” to “Brownies”. I always wondered how our football team felt about being named after either chocolate desserts, or junior girl scouts…

PrancingUrchin's avatar

I know of a high school near me called the New Berlin Pretzels.

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