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The Worst Sports Teams Names in History - EXPLAINED!

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Ninh explains The worst sports teams names in history. There are some sports teams that are named after ridiculous, non-sensical, non-threatening, or just borderline racist names. When your team is called the ‘Banana Slugs’ or the ‘Fighting Artichokes’, you know you’re going to be the prime target for abuse. LIKE the video and add another if you think it’s worse! COMMENT, LIKE, RATE & SUBSCRIBE!!! Also discuss on Reddit! Images: Google (all images belong to someone else) Music: ‘Merry Go’ by Kevin MacLeod Narrated, Directed and Produced by Ninh Ly Copyright Ninh Ly 2014 - http://www.ninh.co.uk Follow me on Twitter - http://twitter.com/NinhLyUK
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Text Comments (2091)
Daniels Mom (4 hours ago)
The New York gay bois???
Ninh Ly (4 hours ago)
They're not real.
Clayton Balli (12 hours ago)
My opinion on the baseball is the Baltimore Orioles Or at least make the indian a bit mad
Ninh Ly (4 hours ago)
Orioles really isn't that bad a na,e.
Cameron Quast (2 days ago)
The wild is not that bad it is actually pretty good in my opinion
Ninh Ly (2 days ago)
Each to their own I guess.
A league one team called Sunderland AFC
+Ninh Ly yeah
Ninh Ly (2 days ago)
Newcastle fan, I assume?
ToOz_ LiGhtZy (3 days ago)
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
Ninh Ly (2 days ago)
Can't update videos once they've been uploaded without deleting and re-uploading. If you had made one decent video in your life, you'd know that.
CC 6871 (3 days ago)
Really, MN IS WILD AS SHIT THATS THE POINT!
Ninh Ly (2 days ago)
No, I don't think it is.
Fdajax (8 days ago)
Kinda late but, Jacksonville renamed their 50 year old minor l baseball into.. The Jacksonville jumbo shrimp. Words failed us
Ninh Ly (8 days ago)
They did indeed. What were they thinking?
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!
Ninh Ly (8 days ago)
Actually no. There are tribes that do find it offensive. Nobody ever took offence to Lions, Jaguars or Patriots. the fact that some people are kicking up a stink means that there is more than one person that finds it offensive. I'm not saying that I find it offensive, because I don't., But I can't speak for everyone else. And neither should you.
kelly paulsen (9 days ago)
Go to a Wild game then see how non threatening they are. Besides, the logo is part forest part bear, so fuck off ye
Ninh Ly (9 days ago)
I have. Some of the tamest hockey fans I've ever come across. I know exactly what the team's logo is and why they named them that way. Still a shit name.
Stefan Goia (9 days ago)
Yeah. Dinamo Bucharest the worst soccer team in Romania and with the worst name (because Im a fan of FCSB or FC Star Bucharest)
Ninh Ly (9 days ago)
There's worse names out there.
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Ninh Ly (13 days ago)
Cool.
Dave Ross (13 days ago)
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)
Ninh Ly (13 days ago)
Yep exactly. Although I'll give Australians a pass on this one as most of the stuff they name is weird.
Nowh Shea (28 days ago)
Idk how Indians is a racial slur...
Nowh Shea (27 days ago)
Ninh Ly yes but didn’t they get called that because Columbus thought he was in India when he landed in the new world? I thought it was just synonymous with natives until I was older tnh
Ninh Ly (27 days ago)
Because the natives of America are not from India!
A Reis (28 days ago)
Uhm.... I’m from Ohio, two of our teams are in this video
Ninh Ly (27 days ago)
Ohio has a lot of cool sports teams. Shame about some of the names.
Aurora Jabas (30 days ago)
The wild is a good name !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!👌👍
Ninh Ly (30 days ago)
Each to their own I guess.
Fastbreak 383 (30 days ago)
RHIDs basketball team is called the balls
Ninh Ly (30 days ago)
I believe so, yes.
J.M. Mencias (1 month ago)
Cleveland Browns remind me of the main character of the Cleveland Show.
Ninh Ly (1 month ago)
incidentally, that's who the character was named after.
Ryan Magee (1 month ago)
Lacrosse has a team named Florida Launch
Ninh Ly (1 month ago)
Yes, you're right.
SJSboy 19 (1 month ago)
Fighting pickles
Ninh Ly (1 month ago)
That's pretty bad, yeah.
HockeyQueen 22 (1 month ago)
Lol Minnesota that’s where I live
Ninh Ly (1 month ago)
Good.
Nightclyve (1 month ago)
Worst name in rugby league: Parrameta Eels.
Ninh Ly (1 month ago)
There's worse!
Specky Awesomeness (1 month ago)
Yo
Ninh Ly (1 month ago)
Hey bro.
Sports Vlogs (1 month ago)
In baseball there is a minor league team called the New Orlean Baby Cakes. Don't have a clue why.
Ninh Ly (1 month ago)
Certainly is. Minor League teams are weird.
Thun Sioux (1 month ago)
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.
Ninh Ly (1 month ago)
Interesting name?!
Mr Magic (1 month ago)
NRL Sydney Roosters
Ninh Ly (1 month ago)
Ordinarily yes. But all Autraslian names are a little weird. It's kinda normal because of it.
Layth A (1 month ago)
I agree with the Texans one I mean obviously the team is from Texas they couldn't come up with a better name
rivahkillah (1 month ago)
It'd be hilarious if they relocated out of state and didn't change their team name though.
Layth A (1 month ago)
+Ninh Ly true
Ninh Ly (1 month ago)
Admittedly it's not the worst name in this video.
HJMLong (1 month ago)
spurs
Ninh Ly (1 month ago)
Not really.
Aa Gg (1 month ago)
Is Cleveland Brown named afther the Cleveland Browns? Btw another name for your list: NAC (Breda), which means in full: Noad (Nooit Opgeven Altijd Doorzetten) -- Advendo (Aangenaam Door Vermaak En Nuttig Door Ontspanning) -- Combinatie (Breda is the City)
Ninh Ly (1 month ago)
Yes surprisingly he is.
Jayson Hoffman (1 month ago)
Japanese baseball has corporate sponsors in their team name but somehow I don’t feel threatened by the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters. I get it that Nippon Ham is the sponsor but when you put it together, what the heck is a Ham Fighter.
Ninh Ly (1 month ago)
Somebody who fights hams?
Neonic Plays (1 month ago)
Modest pelican gaming is insulted
Ninh Ly (1 month ago)
Okay then.
gorhajm (1 month ago)
New Orleans Baby Cakes and Delta State University Fighting Okra
Ninh Ly (1 month ago)
Yes, both of those are equally terrible. Thanks bro.
Steven Tomasi (2 months ago)
I find it funny That Indians and Redskins are considered racist but no one has a problem with teams called the chiefs or braves
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
I think it's the imagery that goes with it. Having a red faced native as your logo really pisses people off. A generic arrowhead or tomahawk people don't seem to have as much as a problem with. I'm sure someone will take offence to both of those.
Noah EB4311 (2 months ago)
There's a NHL team named the blues...
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
Certainly is. It's really not that bad - several teams across the world are called 'blues'.
NEREVS FORLIFE (2 months ago)
Here’s two more names for soccer, the Chelsea Blues And the Liverpool Reds. They put their teams together and named them after the color of their kits
NEREVS FORLIFE (1 month ago)
Ok but tell them to GET A NAME!
Ninh Ly (1 month ago)
Because traditionally they didn't need American style nicknames. Everyone knows who Chelsea and Liverpool are.
NEREVS FORLIFE (1 month ago)
Yeah, but why are they not called the Chelsea Jaguars or the Liverpool Birds
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
Except that they're not officially team names. More like nicknames, but they're not officially called that.
LonexWolf23x (2 months ago)
I don't see any problem with the Clevland Indians everyone is so easily offended now
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
There are types of people that find this offensive. And it's not the odd one or two people, it's whole tribes of natives. Therefore it must be offensive to someone if people are talking about it in that manner. Nobody ever took offence to the LA Lakers name.
bryce cochrane (2 months ago)
I’m just saying from a person from England,everyone here says wanker
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
Except that they don't. I'm more partial to use the term 'tosser' than 'wanker'.
Hobson McMaster (2 months ago)
Chicago Blackhawks is racist
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
Some people find it offensive, yes.
Coordinator (2 months ago)
Any other MLS teams with in bad names?
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
I don't think the MLS has all that bad team names.
Coordinator (2 months ago)
By the way, the worst team name in Pro Soccer for me is the New York Red Bulls. Not because of an insult but isn’t having an energy drink bad for you?
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
I don't have a problem with the red bulls name. Everyone knows it's a conglomerate energy drink brand that sponsors everything, so to an outsider this might seem strange. But I think it's pretty normal.
Coordinator (2 months ago)
The Redskins are a bad name for sure.
LonexWolf23x (2 months ago)
+Ninh Ly Yet you think Cleveland Indians is offensive wtf
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
I can see how it's offensive to native people, but I'm fairly indifferent to the name.
Caillou (2 months ago)
No it’s not pelicans that’s the worst it’s the nuggets
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
Each to their own I guess.
Ballowall (2 months ago)
As a Cleveland man I'll give you a pass for the Indians (that was hilarious btw) but you gotta consider how important Paul Brown was. Theres a reason the pro football Hall of fame in just outside Cleveland. You can't change it anyway. I mean whats in Ohio worth naming a sports team after?
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
Yeah, I'm fully aware of how important he was.
The Horror Man (2 months ago)
How about the fighting pickles
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
That's pretty bad, for sure.
Aldrin Mar Jalog (2 months ago)
1:02 are those really made caps?
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
No, I believe they're mock ups from an advert by the Native Tribes of America to highlight the racial slurs double standards.
Yatish Patel (2 months ago)
What about the lakers,L.A is not know for it's lakes
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
No, but the Minnesota Lakers (of whom they originally were) has plenty of them.
Whited (2 months ago)
FC Santa Clause. There from Iceland if I remember right
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
If that's true, that's actually a cool name!
Arctic Foxx (2 months ago)
The Huston Astros were originally called the Huston Colt 45s
racingrb (2 months ago)
Houston Texans fuck up their name. Houston should had keep the space city theme name.
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
Yes, that's true!
Prodigy NHL (2 months ago)
TEXAS STARS!!! THATS MY TEAM!!!
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
Pretty cool team.
Randy (2 months ago)
New York knickerbockers. Enough said!
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
Yeah people forget about that one. But it is pretty bad.
malcolm forest 92 (2 months ago)
Atlanta Legends , Birmingham Iron , AZ Hotshots , S.A Commanders etc !!!
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
Yeah, those are pretty bad.
SheetSpark_blue 43972 (2 months ago)
Where i live calling native americans indians is never considered a slur
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
It may not be racist to you ... but plenty of natives take offence to that. Hence.
Jeomie Logan (2 months ago)
Sporting Kansas City was once upon a time called The Wiz
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
Yeah I remember the wizards. They're so much better as Sporting Kansas.
Not That You Asked (2 months ago)
Japanese baseball teams can be - unintentionally - bad because westerners don't know about team sponsorship. A large meat packing company called Nippon Ham sponsors a team called the Fighters. People who see Nippon Ham Fighters in print and don't know better assume that the team is the Nippon "Ham Fighters". And just what does a Yakult Swallow?
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
Yeah, those lost in translation names are always hilarious.
Skeletal Pirate (2 months ago)
Indians is a racist term? Uhh definitely not. And there are multiple teams with ethnicities as team names: Yankees, Vikings, fighting irish, etc..
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
May not be racist to you ... but there are tribes of natives that take offence to it.
Makai Brown (2 months ago)
Nothing is wrong with the pelicans. Its the state bird
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
Each to their own.
John Updike (2 months ago)
Something delightful about the Nads and the Balls. I mean ... we have enough Tigers and Panthers and other stupid profile shots of animals.
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
Fair point. It's unique, for sure.
R Martin (2 months ago)
Why did the maid from "Frasier" do a video about sports teams names?
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
Incidentally, Jane Leeves (who plays Daphne Moon in 'Frasier') does a very accurate North Manchester accent, even though she's from the south of England.
Car-mazing (2 months ago)
New Jersey Devils is a weird one.
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
Yep, I try.
Car-mazing (2 months ago)
Wow I got an instant reply from him!
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
It's not so strange once you know the back story. There's a myth that a giant creature with hooves, bat wings and the head of a goat inhabits Southern New Jersey. It's called the 'Jersey Devil' - hence the name of the hockey team.
Matthew Keefe (2 months ago)
I'm still a fan of the Hartford Whalers, even though they left for the Carolinas more than 20 years ago. I guess the Whalers isn't the greatest name though
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
The Hartford Whalers were great, I still have one of their original authentic jerseys from 1992. Wish they'd come back. As for the name ... it's okay. The logo however, was iconic!
Bazmandoo 22 (3 months ago)
Bit of an obscure one, but there is a Double A baseball team called the Montgomery Biscuits.
Ninh Ly (3 months ago)
Apparently so, yeah. Minor League baseball team really have some of the strangest names. Thanks bro.
The Only Ravens Fan (3 months ago)
The redskins logo and name aren’t racist they were designed by a community of native americans
Ninh Ly (3 months ago)
WRONG! I'm pretty sure George Preston Marshall isn't a native. And yes, native American consider it racist. This is fact.
Stephanie Rogers (3 months ago)
There’s a team called savanna bananas
Ninh Ly (3 months ago)
I can believe that.
AwesomeMichael33 (3 months ago)
I feel bad for the guy who has to dress up as a penis for a living
Ninh Ly (3 months ago)
His choice I guess?!
San Josue (3 months ago)
Houston Texans sounds kinda cool, but Miami Dolphins..
Ninh Ly (3 months ago)
Miami Dolphins isn't that bad.
Margaret Herlihy (3 months ago)
Akron Rubber ducks
Ninh Ly (3 months ago)
That was pretty bad, yeah.
Ryne Osteen (3 months ago)
Forgot the Campbell Camels
Ninh Ly (3 months ago)
Didn't forget, just didn't mention.
Joe Dominates (3 months ago)
Awsome blossomes basketball
Ninh Ly (3 months ago)
I've never heard of that?
T R I A N G U L A T E (3 months ago)
There is a basketball team called Utah Jazz. I mean, why? Also, going on with your whole racial slur thing, a rugby club in England is Exeter Chiefs
Ninh Ly (3 months ago)
The Utah Jazz was originally the New Orleans Jazz, which makes more sense. As for Chiefs, that's widely not a 'slur', but Redskins is.
renroxhrd (4 months ago)
My city's hockey team is the Elmira Enforcers! WTF? 😂
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
That's not a bad name, especially considering it's a hockey team. The logo doesn't do the name justice though.
JC THE ONE (4 months ago)
Literally every triple A/double a baseball team
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
Basically, yes.
Woory09 (4 months ago)
i hate it when my artichokes try to kill me
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
Yeah it's a pain. Such savage little vegetables.
Woory09 (4 months ago)
go nads!!!
Woory09 (4 months ago)
+Ninh Ly their mascot is called 'scrotie'
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
Go nads indeed.
Mr Beast (4 months ago)
Where are the eagles
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
Not such a weird name.
Dragon 16 (4 months ago)
Tbh I'm a Minnesota wild fan GO WILD
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
Go Leafs.
Sir Isaac (4 months ago)
Montreal Canadians
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
That's not so bad.
Tanner Garness (4 months ago)
arizona pricks
Tanner Garness (4 months ago)
+Ninh Ly yeah
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
Is that a real thing?
Mstr Robot (4 months ago)
Cleveland Brown (Family Guy?)
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
Believe it or not, that's who they named the character after.
Rusty Ralston (4 months ago)
At least it's better than Maple Leafs. #GoWild Edit: I did not misspell that. That is how they spell their fucking name.
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
That's a perfectly acceptable way of pluralising Leaf as per the Oxford English Dictionary.
Ryan Houk (4 months ago)
It's the Dallas stars. Not texas stars. The Houston Texans is one of the best names in sports but the texas rangers have the best name as they are named after our state investigation buero
Ryan Houk (4 months ago)
Whoops. I'm not coming at you
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
The Texas Stars is the AHL team. I got it right. Check your facts before you come at me. Morphical - thanks for the back up.
Morphical (4 months ago)
Ryan Houk its an ahl team if you payed attention to hockey youd know what it is
Jack dull (4 months ago)
Minnesota Timberwolves is petty bad.
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
Admittedly not the worst I've ever heard. The new uniforms are pretty sweet though.
LimeyHans (4 months ago)
I disagree on Indians and Redskins.
LimeyHans (4 months ago)
+Ninh Ly My local rugby union team is Exeter Chiefs so I'd be a hypocrite else.
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
Each to their own I guess.
everybodysbud18 (5 months ago)
WKU Hilltoppers. Their mascot is literally just a red blob with eyes.
Jacob Moreno (5 months ago)
Cause you don't no where there from
Ninh Ly (5 months ago)
Mexico? Or some native tribe I'm guessing.
Jacob Moreno (5 months ago)
Texas Rangers
Ninh Ly (5 months ago)
Not that bad.
Mattia Sgarbi (5 months ago)
Rasenball Leipzig. Even if I don't hate the team the first part of the name is misleading and maybe doesn't even exist in German. Moreover it was a cheap way to hide the Red Bull brand.
Ninh Ly (5 months ago)
Yes, anything with Red Bull as the name of the team is terrible.
Jaudiel Wat (5 months ago)
You always have a problem of what you see and that my favorite baseball team
Ninh Ly (5 months ago)
Sorry, but people in general don't like these names. So ...
Man, while we're being racist we might as well call a college football team the Fighting Irish and have the mascot be an angry midget.
Ninh Ly (5 months ago)
Haha, good one! It's funny because it's true!
Andrew (5 months ago)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windsor_Swastikas
Ninh Ly (5 months ago)
Yeah, I was shocked when I heard that one.
Noodle First (5 months ago)
You made me mad
Ninh Ly (5 months ago)
TRIGGERED!
Charlotte Jordan (5 months ago)
What about Trinity college with the fighting chicken
Ninh Ly (5 months ago)
Is that their actual team name? The fighting chickens?
Seebas (5 months ago)
How about the soccer club, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch football club?
Ninh Ly (5 months ago)
That's not a ridiculous team name, as that's the name of the town. I've actually been to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch - there's really nothing to do there.
Texas Manz2000000 (6 months ago)
The new orleanes baby cakes (minor league baseball)
Ninh Ly (5 months ago)
Yes, that name sucks!
10,000 subs no vids? lol (6 months ago)
The North Carolina school of art fighting pickles IM NOT KIDDING
Ninh Ly (5 months ago)
I didn't Google it, but I take your word for it. And if that's the case, that's baaaaad!
Axel Hornung (6 months ago)
I loke the names
Ninh Ly (6 months ago)
Each to their own I guess?!
xitvono (6 months ago)
Personally I'm not a fan of the name "Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz"
Ninh Ly (6 months ago)
Yeah, I hate when teams try to be 'hip' and 'cool' with their names. Cringey!
Lola Oketona (6 months ago)
I love Minh videos
Ninh Ly (6 months ago)
Thanks Lola, much appreciated!
Hamb (6 months ago)
Philadelphia Phillies?
Rusty Ralston (4 months ago)
Have you seen the Eagles celebrations?
Hamb (6 months ago)
But still, imagine Texas Texans, New York New Yorkers, or Indiana Indianans
Ninh Ly (6 months ago)
That's no so strange if you're from the US.
Garrett O'Hara (6 months ago)
The worst high school sports name is the Yuma Criminals. The reason behind the name is that the school was originally located at a converted prison. Dishonorable mention to the other two high schools where I grew up, the Kofa Kings (where the girls’ teams are called Lady Kings) and the Cibola Raiders, who have a Spanish conquistador for a logo but went with Raiders supposedly because conquistador is difficult for cheerleaders to spell.
Ninh Ly (6 months ago)
In bad taste maybe, but I largely don't have a problem with those ones. Cool info though.
Nick Brown (6 months ago)
The New Zealand Badminton team were at one point known as the Black Cocks. True Story.
Ninh Ly (6 months ago)
I can believe that.
randomstuff508 (6 months ago)
What about the New York Jets?
Ninh Ly (6 months ago)
The name itself isn't bad - but after 9/11 - they were urged to change their historical name, which they refused and were well within their rights to refuse.

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