NFL  > General NFL  > Worst NFL city, Worst NFL nickname
August 2, 2010, 07:48 PM
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My vote hands down, the one city I never want to visit.

Oakland

The worst nickname of the all.

Redskins--(lets face it we kicked the crap out of them
and made America ours, what makes that a good name for
football team?

runners up

Buffalo (weather)

Dolphins- that name does not exactly strike fear, who's afraid
of a Dolphin?
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August 3, 2010  07:06 AM ET

runners up

Buffalo (weather)


Cold winter weather is perfect. It's also great for home field advantage. That's the one good thing Buffalo has going for itself right now.

As far as worst football city goes, I'd say Detroit.
1. The team has gone over 50 years (the entire Super Bowl era) without a championship game appearance
2. They tie / hold the record for longest playoff game drought
3. They're only one year removed from an unprecedented 0-16 season
4. The city itself was hit harder by the economic collapse than any other city in the nation

August 3, 2010  07:07 AM ET

And Detroit plays in a dome... which IMO, is worse than any weather. NFL is meant to be played in the elements.

August 3, 2010  08:58 AM ET

**I have to say worst cities: Oakland and DC..... unless your a strapping gang member

**Worst nickname has to be the Browns. Who's afraid of a team that's nickname is the same as what little kids call poo??? (although I would be afraid to tackle the poo monster)
2nd worst nickname would have to be the Texans....The Houston Texas Texans?? Really?? When L.A. finally gets a team are they going to name it "L.A. Californians?... I think not.... You know what, now that I think about just how stupid it is, I have to move the Texans to #1 ahead of the Cleveland Poo boys...atleast they used "SOME" imagination

August 3, 2010  11:48 AM ET
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**I have to say worst cities: Oakland and DC..... unless your a strapping gang member**Worst nickname has to be the Browns. Who's afraid of a team that's nickname is the same as what little kids call poo??? (although I would be afraid to tackle the poo monster)2nd worst nickname would have to be the Texans....The Houston Texas Texans?? Really?? When L.A. finally gets a team are they going to name it "L.A. Californians?... I think not.... You know what, now that I think about just how stupid it is, I have to move the Texans to #1 ahead of the Cleveland Poo boys...atleast they used "SOME" imagination

I did not have the heart to go there (Browns), the LaBron thing and all, they have been kicked enough.

But the Texans, man you really hit the nail on the head, now that I think about it that is a really stupid name. Pick any state, city combo and it is even worse, if we had a team here we would not call them the Las Vegas Nevadas.
the New Orleans Louisianas
the Buffalo New Yorks
this is fun

August 3, 2010  01:09 PM ET
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I did not have the heart to go there (Browns), the LaBron thing and all, they have been kicked enough.

LOL, ya well I say that Cleavland deserved it. I dont like Labron (has nothing to do w/ what he did) but he has been telling them for the last 4 years, "put some playmakers around me or I'm gone". At least you can say he is a man of his word. All they did was last year give him a 50 year old Shaq.

August 3, 2010  03:54 PM ET

I agree that "Browns" isn't exactly a name that will cause opposing teams to cringe in fear. Also, the plain brown helmet, while classic, is a lousy logo. One time, they did have a "brownie" logo that looked like a demented elf that really stunk. The bulldog logo honoring the Dawg Pound" fans is much better.

Texans is a lame team name, but a cool logo.

For worst city, I would have to say Jacksonville. The fans don't really support the team. It's the smallest market and their attempt to host the Super Bowl was noticeably sub-par.

August 3, 2010  04:38 PM ET

I think Buffalo is a good place for football because I love watching snowy games. I agree with Redskins and Dolphins are horrible names though. Especially Dolphins, that's just not an intimidating name.

August 3, 2010  05:38 PM ET

The Raiders play in Alameda which is ugly, but not nearly as ugly as downtown Oakland itself.

Agree with (Un)official about playing outside in Buffalo--that's how football should be played.

Rich Stadium used to be awful because the seating was aluminum benches that literally sucked the heat out of you. They've upgraded to plastic seats that aren't quite so bad. Now if only they would plant real grass like Lambeau and Soldier Field...

August 3, 2010  05:42 PM ET
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Browns (WTF? Cleveland couldn't come up with something better than a color name?

The Browns are named in honor of their first coach, Paul Brown.

August 3, 2010  05:56 PM ET

Worst stadium I've been in is Candlestick. Dumpy structure, an entire section of horrible 'field level' seats (it was originally designed as a baseball park and the seats follow the first base line, angling away from the football field) and Hunters Point rivals Oakland in ugliness.

I think it's funny that when the 49ers are on national TV, they show atmosphere shots of cable cars and the GG bridge, when that stuff might as well be in a different time zone.

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August 3, 2010  08:43 PM ET

Worst city Jacksonville Worst nickname Redskins at least the Houston team wasn't the first with that name K.C. before they moved out of Dallas were called the Texans although it too is lame the Redskins is lame and derogatory .Reminds me when Batman w/Keaton was made they brought out the old cartoons then Dick Tracy w/Beatty and they brought out the old Dick Tracy cartoons they were so racist they were pulled within a month .No I don't expect them to change the name too much history

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