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  • 05/04/2012, 12:40PM ET

top 10 worst franchise names

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1. blue jays, cause its slightly feminine and too easy to replace j with g..
2. dolphins, too cute and cuddaly
3. red/white sox, too random
4. yankees, lets go yankees! weird chant
5. jazz, where there is no jazz
6. angels/helos, too goody goody
7. chelsea blues, boring
8. BYU cougars, sounds like they date desperate 40ers
9. tennesse titans, denzel ruined them
10. dortmund bumblebees, cause they have a lame bumblebee as their mascot


1. Browns, come on. Named after some dude?
2. Bills, again, a guy with a nickname associated with city?
3. Wizards...why? Bullets was fantastic in DC.
4. Magic, named after...the Magic Kingdom? Oh please..
5. Texans...why not Florida Floridians and Georgia Georgians?
6. Predators. Just wrong. So wrong. Call Chris Matthews
7. Thrashers. No comment, just stupid
8. Wild. What's a wild? What is their logo? Nobody knows.
9. Blue Jackets. Wait, what? Did they win a golf tourney?
10. New Yorkers. Yep, the new name of the New Jersey Nets. There goes all your Jersey fans.

Bonus entry: Angels of Aneheim...in Los Angeles.


whats so bad about predators?
the arnold movie was cool..

wild isnt too too bad either..
the first thing I thought of, was wild coyotes,
which would be bad ****..

how did you not have blue jays?
they remind me of ambiguous gay duo SNL..
and, no offense, but "kids in the hall", made canadians ambiguous enough as it was..
great tv show, would laugh hard..

lets go yankees, sounds like you want to get bent over..
soooo, you are betting on the yankees, sounds like an ice breaker at a gay bar..
but their pinstripes are cool..

red sox/white.. lame sox would be better..
and neither freakin team wherrs the right coloured sox anyways!

my favourite interview was before byu vs utes..
the QB for byu, goes, they better not underestimate us, cause we are cougars and everyone knows cougars bite hard..
ummmm ok..


Oh, we're not even close to done.

A. Webster University Gorlocks

B. Indianapolis Space Pioneers

C. Swing of the Quad Cities

D. UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs

E. Columbia Fighting Koalas

F. Scottsdale Fighting Artichokes

G. Rhode Island School of Design Nads

H. Amherst College Lord Jeffs

I. New York Red Bulls

J. and finally, the dumbest of them all, the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters

Seriously, the list goes on and on. These make Blue Jays sound like they fought in Braveheart.


solid 2nd..

im a big fan of the drink red bull..
one day I will buy their soccer jersey..
I live in florida, wherr it gets insanely hot..
so I collect sports jerseys, to help me breathe easier..
anything remotely cool, and I will wear it..
id rather have my team called red bulls than LA GALAXY..

The rest of your list is ambiguous..
I have not heard of most..

I still believe my first list was better than your first list..


And I'll round it out with ten I guarantee you've never heard of, and any of these is worse than your original top 10, or any other list of 10 you care to produce:

I. Talk about uninspired, how about Oakland A's? They opened a dictionary and selected the first word they found I guess.

II. Yale Elis

III. Williams College Ephs

IV. Akron Zips

V. Idaho Vandals

VI. Center College Praying Colonels

VII. Sarah Lawrence Gryphons

VIII. Vermont Catamounts

IX. Southern Arkansas Muleriders

X. And finally, Hampshire College Frogs. I mean honestly, who puts "frog" in their name?

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May 4, 2012  01:00 PM ET

"The blue Jays because its too easy to replace j with g"
The Toronto BJs can also be used

Ya as a toronto fan i usually just call them the Jays

May 4, 2012  01:00 PM ET

or the BJays

May 4, 2012  01:02 PM ET

The Wizards were named so because they decided to get rid of Bullets soon after the WNBA created the Mystics....

May 4, 2012  01:03 PM ET

Predators seems like a more appropriate name for Penn State...

May 4, 2012  01:06 PM ET

Browns is pretty bad

Jazz, well, they weren't always in Utah. I guess the crime was not changing it when they moved.

May 4, 2012  01:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

"The blue Jays because its too easy to replace j with g"The Toronto BJs can also be usedYa as a toronto fan i usually just call them the Jays

I guess calling them the Jays in no way fixes the replacing J with G problem. ive never even considered that. always thought the BJs or BJays was more obvious. I guess Toronto is screwed either way, they are definitely the worst. left just earned my vote.

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May 4, 2012  01:24 PM ET
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"4. yankees, lets go yankees! weird chant"Really?

So 19th century.

May 4, 2012  01:26 PM ET

The Jazz, because I associate jazz with New Orleans, not Utah, and if you're mind isn't in the right place, you could mispronounce it with "****". Like, "C'mon kids, we're going to the **** game tonight!"

May 4, 2012  01:26 PM ET

"10. New Yorkers. Yep, the new name of the New Jersey Nets. There goes all your Jersey fans."

Uh, except they'll be called the Brooklyn Nets. Nice try with fake facts, though.

May 4, 2012  01:26 PM ET
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The Jazz, because I associate jazz with New Orleans, not Utah, and if you're mind isn't in the right place, you could mispronounce it with "****". Like, "C'mon kids, we're going to the **** game tonight!"

C'mon mods!

May 4, 2012  01:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

The Jazz, because I associate jazz with New Orleans, not Utah, and if you're mind isn't in the right place, you could mispronounce it with "****". Like, "C'mon kids, we're going to the **** game tonight!"

That's the problem when you move the team, but don't change the name.

May 4, 2012  01:28 PM ET

While in the NHL:


Maple Leafs and

Canadiens

really, Toronto should have kept St. Pats.

May 4, 2012  01:29 PM ET
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That's the problem when you move the team, but don't change the name.

I don't enough (or care to know enough) Utah Jazz history. I know Malone and Stockton (well, I know of them)

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May 4, 2012  01:48 PM ET

I thought the Padres would get a vote

May 4, 2012  02:14 PM ET
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"4. yankees, lets go yankees! weird chant"Really?

Yes, really

May 4, 2012  02:17 PM ET

Since right knows nothing about :

9. Blue Jackets. Wait, what? Did they win a golf tourney?
10. New Yorkers. Yep, the new name of the New Jersey Nets. There goes all your Jersey fans.

9.(that's Green Jackets moron)
10. They are keeping the Nets name, not renaming to New Yorkers.

it is an easy vote left.

 
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