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, www.ninh.co.uk, @NinhLyUK

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  • March 13, 2019 at 11:05 pm
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    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.

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  • March 15, 2019 at 2:55 am
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    In baseball there is a minor league team called the New Orlean Baby Cakes. Don't have a clue why.

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  • March 15, 2019 at 9:28 am
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    Yo

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  • March 15, 2019 at 12:26 pm
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    Worst name in rugby league: Parrameta Eels.

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  • March 15, 2019 at 9:31 pm
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    Lol Minnesota that’s where I live

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  • March 17, 2019 at 5:20 pm
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    Fighting pickles

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  • March 17, 2019 at 10:11 pm
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    Lacrosse has a team named Florida Launch

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  • March 18, 2019 at 12:55 pm
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    Cleveland Browns remind me of the main character of the Cleveland Show.

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  • March 20, 2019 at 8:43 pm
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    RHIDs basketball team is called the balls

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  • March 21, 2019 at 12:23 am
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    The wild is a good name !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!👌👍

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  • March 22, 2019 at 4:05 pm
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    Uhm…. I’m from Ohio, two of our teams are in this video

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  • March 22, 2019 at 8:54 pm
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    Idk how Indians is a racial slur…

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  • April 6, 2019 at 9:04 pm
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    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)

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  • April 6, 2019 at 9:15 pm
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    k

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  • April 10, 2019 at 8:00 pm
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    Yeah. Dinamo Bucharest the worst soccer team in Romania and with the worst name (because Im a fan of FCSB or FC Star Bucharest)

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  • April 11, 2019 at 4:59 am
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    Go to a Wild game then see how non threatening they are. Besides, the logo is part forest part bear, so fuck off ye

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  • April 11, 2019 at 5:08 pm
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    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!

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  • April 12, 2019 at 3:32 am
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    Kinda late but, Jacksonville renamed their 50 year old minor l baseball into.. The Jacksonville jumbo shrimp. Words failed us

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  • April 17, 2019 at 12:23 am
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    Really, MN IS WILD AS SHIT THATS THE POINT!

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  • April 17, 2019 at 6:25 am
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    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

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  • April 17, 2019 at 6:02 pm
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    A league one team called Sunderland AFC

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  • April 18, 2019 at 1:50 am
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    The wild is not that bad it is actually pretty good in my opinion

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  • April 19, 2019 at 10:49 pm
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    My opinion on the baseball is the Baltimore Orioles
    Or at least make the indian a bit mad

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  • April 20, 2019 at 6:21 am
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    The New York gay bois???

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  • April 20, 2019 at 6:53 pm
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    What about the Cincinnati reds? Deserves and honorable mention at least

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  • April 20, 2019 at 9:31 pm
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    Virginia tech hokies

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  • April 22, 2019 at 1:14 am
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    Soccer (football) Newcastle (Australia) Rosebuds – played in pink shirts……..I kid you not

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  • April 22, 2019 at 4:24 am
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    Worst hockey team name is Chicago Blackhawks

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  • April 23, 2019 at 1:27 am
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    New York haunts there not gaints

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  • April 23, 2019 at 3:22 pm
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    How about the Mississauga st. Michael majors

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  • April 23, 2019 at 9:15 pm
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    Go nads

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  • April 24, 2019 at 2:17 am
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    Oi stop shitting on Cleveland so much

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  • April 24, 2019 at 2:12 pm
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    A town in Alberta Canada called Castor, had a hockey team named Raiders.
    Not if team name is bad or amazing.

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  • April 24, 2019 at 2:51 pm
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    Once, a soccer team inside a school in England even use a name "Wankers United", and they get banned for "obscene names"

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  • April 24, 2019 at 9:47 pm
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    There is the New Orleans baby cakes for baseball

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  • April 25, 2019 at 4:43 am
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    There's an Australian football team based in Mildura, Victoria named the Irymple Swallows

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  • April 27, 2019 at 9:37 am
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    Huanca (also written as Wanka) is a city in Peru, that’s why they called themselves that way.

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  • April 28, 2019 at 12:07 am
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    I like the Minnesota wild’s name

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  • April 29, 2019 at 3:41 am
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    Don’t hate on Minnesota or Texans man

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  • April 29, 2019 at 4:21 am
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    There is a AA baseball team in Amarillo Texas called the Sod Poodles

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  • April 30, 2019 at 2:25 am
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    76ers 49ers

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  • May 3, 2019 at 8:13 am
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    What about the Denver nuggets

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  • May 4, 2019 at 2:15 am
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    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!!

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  • May 4, 2019 at 11:41 pm
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    triple A team: New Orleans Babycakes

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  • May 5, 2019 at 9:54 pm
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    You forgot the Montreal wanders

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  • May 6, 2019 at 12:25 am
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    The New York Nets

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  • May 6, 2019 at 4:41 am
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    Nads takes the cake

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  • May 6, 2019 at 9:42 am
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    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.

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  • May 7, 2019 at 11:13 pm
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    What happened to the dever nuggets like why

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  • May 9, 2019 at 9:47 pm
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    1:54 actually there is a lot of them

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  • May 15, 2019 at 7:53 pm
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    "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.

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  • May 18, 2019 at 7:44 pm
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    Hiroshima Carps (Baseball)

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  • May 18, 2019 at 7:46 pm
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    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.

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  • May 18, 2019 at 8:08 pm
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    Harlequins. Yes, you're about to get beaten into the dirt by a team of…clown like jester figures!

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  • May 20, 2019 at 2:46 am
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    evergreen state college geoducks, look it up, olympia washington

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  • May 21, 2019 at 10:08 pm
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    In the argentine first football division, there is a team call Newell’s old boys

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  • May 22, 2019 at 4:21 am
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    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

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  • June 4, 2019 at 2:29 pm
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    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)

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  • June 5, 2019 at 10:45 pm
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    I didn't even know what an artichoke was so it sounded cool at first 😂

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  • June 8, 2019 at 8:47 am
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    I’m very late but Port Adelaide Power is probably one of the most stupid names.

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  • June 9, 2019 at 5:35 pm
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    "Fighting…Artichokes" lmao

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  • June 11, 2019 at 5:08 pm
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    There is a high in Northern Indiana called the South Central satellites.

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  • June 11, 2019 at 11:41 pm
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    Go Nads! Lol

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  • June 13, 2019 at 9:47 am
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    There is one football club from buenos aires named club deportivo moron

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  • June 13, 2019 at 3:49 pm
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    Turun Toverit

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  • June 13, 2019 at 9:29 pm
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    Dallas Mavericks

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  • June 14, 2019 at 11:49 pm
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    Hiroshima Bombers, New York Planes, Jerusalem Jews, Damascus Terrorists, Peshawar Hijackers, Christchurch Massacre, Australian Mosque Shooters, Cronulla Riots, Nepal Earthquake.

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  • June 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm
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    St. luise blues

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  • June 16, 2019 at 11:01 am
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    The Philadelphia Phillies is the worst name in baseball history

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  • June 20, 2019 at 2:35 pm
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    I have one for college. A division 3 school in Western Ohio…. Heidelberg University Student Princes.

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  • June 22, 2019 at 1:01 pm
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    I don’t agree with New Orleans Pelicans.

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  • June 22, 2019 at 2:50 pm
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    Despite their name I still like the browns

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  • June 24, 2019 at 6:28 am
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    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.

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  • June 24, 2019 at 1:21 pm
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    in the mlb theirs a team called the Oakland Athletics

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  • June 27, 2019 at 2:32 am
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    PC principal would like you

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  • June 28, 2019 at 8:22 pm
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    Leafs? They can't even spell right, and they try to use an English name

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  • July 4, 2019 at 2:34 am
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    Even tiny local teams have better names like I play for the cobras and some of my netball friends play for the devils

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  • July 7, 2019 at 10:30 pm
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    The video is old but now in soccer there is a team called flat earth fc

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  • July 7, 2019 at 10:43 pm
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    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

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  • July 7, 2019 at 10:56 pm
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    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.

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  • July 8, 2019 at 3:57 pm
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    Stanford Cardinal, it’s a fucking tree

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  • July 8, 2019 at 4:56 pm
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    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

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  • July 14, 2019 at 5:07 pm
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    A new one from Alabama: the Mobile BayBears are moving to Madison (a suburb of Huntsville) and will become the North Alabama Trash Pandas.

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  • July 14, 2019 at 6:27 pm
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    Got a few high schools Ozark Hillbillies, Bryn Mawr Mawrtians, Garrison Forest Grizzlies (an all girls school) and all the Gophers in the world!

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  • July 16, 2019 at 7:51 am
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    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.

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  • July 20, 2019 at 3:52 am
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    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.

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  • July 20, 2019 at 4:34 pm
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    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?

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  • July 24, 2019 at 12:53 pm
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    American teams names are ridiculous!

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  • August 3, 2019 at 9:31 am
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    In Cricket there was a team called Rising Pune Super Giants. 😄
    (Pune is a place of India but rest of those words are cringy)

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  • August 3, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    The CFL Ottawa Redblacks for the same reason as the Cleveland Indians and the Redskins of Washington

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  • August 4, 2019 at 1:01 am
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    1:45 which South Park make a joke about it

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  • August 5, 2019 at 12:25 am
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    Oh yeah I have another won the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago White Sox they're just socks

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  • August 7, 2019 at 5:37 pm
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    New York jews is tooo Racist

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  • August 15, 2019 at 5:50 am
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    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

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  • August 19, 2019 at 9:20 am
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    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.

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  • August 19, 2019 at 9:44 am
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    What about San Diego Padres??? I hate them just for its name. "Padres"??? Really???

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  • August 25, 2019 at 5:34 am
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    Don't forget the New Westminster Salmonbellies

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  • August 29, 2019 at 10:39 pm
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    Now I wanna see the worst team logos

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  • September 4, 2019 at 3:46 pm
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    my high schools name is the Robstown Cotton Pickers. our mascot was literally a cotton ball.

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  • September 16, 2019 at 6:35 am
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    In Germany we have a Hockey Team named "Fischtown Pinguns"

    They write Fisch with SCH like in german but Town in englisch.
    They write Pinguins with an i instead of e (what would be correct in german) but use the english plural form instead of the german "Pinguine",
    It should be englisch 'Fishtown Penguins' or german 'Fischstadt Pinguine'
    so the whole name is an english/german mixture that doesn't make any sense at all.

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