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CFL Ottawa Red/Blacks DING DING DING worst name ever!!!!

Yeah, it's grown on me a little... yet still a mouthful of sandpaper.

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The Capital District of New York - 60 mile radius surrounding Albany - has had its share of bad nicknames:

Capital Region Pontiacs - CBA 1992-93

Albany Choppers - IHL 1990-91

Troy Washerwomen - various low level minor baseball leagues in the late 1890s to early 1900s

Tri-City ValleyCats - NY-PL

honorable mention - Adirondack Frostbite - UHL..because the team could have been the Mulleteers!

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To me The identity of "Texans" strikes me as something they may have worked back in the old days of football or if you dont want any fans outside of texas maybe. But then again the NFL just seems to have been mailing it in with the expansion names anyway. I mean really? Jaguars Panthers and Texans?

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What's wrong with Jaguars and Panthers?

Staying clear of the PC stuff...

NHL- Minnesota Wild. The logo saves it. Just wish it had a better name to go with it.

NBA- Washington Wizards. Not that Bullets was a particularly inspired name, but it was solid middle of the pack. This is just garbage.

MLB- Tampa Bay Rays. Tampa Bay Devil Rays worked. Tampa Bay Rays is just bland.

NFL- Houston Texans. It's the weakest in the league, but it's salvaged by the great visual identity.

CFL- Ottawa REDBLACKS. Get this :censored: out of here.

The Wild should've gone with Voyageurs. I'll trade one of my favorite logos in sports for a half-decent trapper/fur transporter logo if it means that nickname reminiscent of an early 90's indoor soccer team went away.

we could've called them the "jerz" for short.

Ugh... Voyageurs is such a hippie word lols.

Your history teacher failed you.

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I'm going to say the Kootenay Ice WHL team because it's a lackluster name and it's the substance the team plays on.

That's like the new Los Angeles football team calling themselves the "Turf" or the new MLB team, the Albuquerque Shale.

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I'm going to say the Kootenay Ice WHL team because it's a lackluster name and it's the substance the team plays on.

That's like the new Los Angeles football team calling themselves the "Turf" or the new MLB team, the Albuquerque Shale.

There's a small town near us called LaGlace. Their minor hockey team is called the Ice. LaGlace Ice. Translated into English, that's "The Ice Ice".

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What's wrong with Jaguars and Panthers?

Staying clear of the PC stuff...

NHL- Minnesota Wild. The logo saves it. Just wish it had a better name to go with it.

NBA- Washington Wizards. Not that Bullets was a particularly inspired name, but it was solid middle of the pack. This is just garbage.

MLB- Tampa Bay Rays. Tampa Bay Devil Rays worked. Tampa Bay Rays is just bland.

NFL- Houston Texans. It's the weakest in the league, but it's salvaged by the great visual identity.

CFL- Ottawa REDBLACKS. Get this :censored: out of here.

The Wild should've gone with Voyageurs. I'll trade one of my favorite logos in sports for a half-decent trapper/fur transporter logo if it means that nickname reminiscent of an early 90's indoor soccer team went away.

we could've called them the "jerz" for short.

Ugh... Voyageurs is such a hippie word lols.

Your history teacher failed you.

They are just boring. With the rich histories of both of those states they couldnt have come up with more original names?

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I'm going to say the Kootenay Ice WHL team because it's a lackluster name and it's the substance the team plays on.

That's like the new Los Angeles football team calling themselves the "Turf" or the new MLB team, the Albuquerque Shale.

There's a small town near us called LaGlace. Their minor hockey team is called the Ice. LaGlace Ice. Translated into English, that's "The Ice Ice".

That's like a team from Los Angeles called the Angels...whoops.

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I'm going to say the Kootenay Ice WHL team because it's a lackluster name and it's the substance the team plays on.

That's like the new Los Angeles football team calling themselves the "Turf" or the new MLB team, the Albuquerque Shale.

There's a small town near us called LaGlace. Their minor hockey team is called the Ice. LaGlace Ice. Translated into English, that's "The Ice Ice" Baby.
That edit was completely and totally necessary.

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I'm going to say the Kootenay Ice WHL team because it's a lackluster name and it's the substance the team plays on.

That's like the new Los Angeles football team calling themselves the "Turf" or the new MLB team, the Albuquerque Shale.

There's a small town near us called LaGlace. Their minor hockey team is called the Ice. LaGlace Ice. Translated into English, that's "The Ice Ice" Baby.
That edit was completely and totally necessary.
Great, now that song's stuck in my head.

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Peoria Prancers (IHL)--With that logo, the team could have been called the Bucks, Stags or even Chargers. Logo kind of looks like something you would find on a lawnmower.

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Port Huron Beacons (UHL)--Was expecting the team to be called the Flags. Never cared for this nickname or the logo for that matter.

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Dayton Demonz (FHL)--Don't have very high expectations for the FHL, but spelling a plural word with a "z" at the end sounds like late 1990s ECW.

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Danbury Trashers (UHL)

Port Huron North Americans (Major League Roller Hockey)--They didn't last too long and ended up moving to Flint midway through their only season.

I didn't care for the name "Port Huron Fighting Falcons" at first. It grew on me, but I would still just drop the "Fighting" part of their nickname.

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CFL - Ottawa REDBLACKS

MLB - Cleveland Indians

MLS (tie) - Real Salt Lake / Sporting Kansas City

NBA - Utah Jazz

NFL - Washington Redskins

NHL - Columbus Blue Jackets

I might be a Utah Jazz homer, but they are FAR from the worst nickname in the league. I think that has to go to the Washington Wizards. Very bush league and just ... blah.

MLB - Tampa Bay Rays

MLS - New York Red Bulls

NBA - Washington Wizards

NFL - Washington Redskins

NHL - Minnesota Wild

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5: Cowdenbeath FC (Scottish Football)

4: Calgary Cowboys (WHA)

3: Ottawa RedBlacks (CFL)

2: Connecticut Whale (AHL)

1: Scunthorpe United (English Football)

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NFL Houston Texans -Just Plain Lazy BRING BACK THE OILERS!!!

MLB Tampa Bay Rays-Still an awful name

NHL Minnesota Wild-There is a million choices that would be better

NBA Washington Wizards-So minor league sounding

MLS New York Red Bulls-a Fly by night :censored:ty tasting energy drink is the name of the team in the biggest market

CFL Ottawa Red/Blacks DING DING DING worst name ever!!!!

I wouldn't necessarily call Red Bull a "fly by night" organization as they sell nearly $4 billion worth of their product a year, but it's definitely still a pretty weak name for a pro sports team.

And yeah, Red Bull definitely does taste like :censored:.

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5: Cowdenbeath FC (Scottish Football)

4: Calgary Cowboys (WHA)

3: Ottawa RedBlacks (CFL)

2: Connecticut Whale (AHL)

1: Scunthorpe United (English Football)

I don't see what's wrong with Cowdenbeath or Scunthorpe when they are literally just named after the towns they play in. Sure the town might have a weird name, but that's hardly the teams fault.

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NBA: Oklahoma City Thunder & Utah Jazz

MLB: Red Sox & White Sox

NHL: Wild

MLS: Red Bulls, Real Salt Lake, & Sporting Kansas City

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The NHL's southward expansion in the 1990-2000 era generated a slew of names that got progressively worse. The league was clearly on a "badassery" kick.

San Jose kicked it off. "Ok guys, our new team will be called the Sharks!"

"Ummm, look Sandy," replied Tampa. "You know, sharks can be killed by bolts of Lightning striking the water. Just sayin."

Anaheim sat silently for a long time, pondering the next move. Thinking about expansion plans, they realized that both Sharks and Lightning were way cooler than Ducks. "Man, I'd rather be chilling at Disneyland than sitting here with these morons," thought Anaheim. "Wait! That's it! We'll be the MIGHTY Ducks and we'll hollow out Walt Disney's skull to make a goalie mask!"

Minnesota, clearly wasn't on the same page. "Guys, guys, check this out. We're not just getting a cool name, we're MOVING. To Dallas. In the heat." Tampa looked up slowly; clearly the lake water was seeping into Minny's brain. "We're also dropping the North. Because Dallas is in the South."

San Jose's eye rolled. "Anyone want to break it to the Celestial Navigators that the North has nothing to do with terrestrial direction?"

Just then, Quebec burst into the room. "Why 'ave youx called this discussiones, mon frere?"

"Everyone's getting badass. Except Minnesota," they all chimed.

The response smelled like croissants. "Sacre bleu! We must also become American Badders of the Ass. We move to Denvioux and will be Le Avalance! "

"Oh, put a sock in it, Frenchie," called Winnipeg. "It's not about the name, as much as it's about the colors. We're moving to the desert and adding fifteen team colors."

As the group began to leave the conference room they walked outside to the pier and saw a massive Hurricane scoop up Hartford and blast him out to sea. The remaining teams all gathered around to mourn the loss of their friend, but they were cut short by a teal colored Trans-Am peeling out in the parking lot driven by the NASCAR Brothers, Predator and Thrasher.

Minnesota starting laughing, "Hey those guys are totally driving North!"

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You think what we got was bad? The Colorado Avalanche were almost the Rocky Mountain Xtreme. And the New Jersey Devils almost relocated to Nashville to become the Nashville HockeyTonks.

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Pianoknight, the Lightning were named due to the fact that the Tampa Bay area is the lightning capital of the world....

You may not like the singular name, but at least is has local significance.

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