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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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Jacob Moreno (16 hours ago)
Cause you don't no where there from
Ninh Ly (11 hours ago)
Mexico? Or some native tribe I'm guessing.
Jacob Moreno (16 hours ago)
Texas Rangers
Ninh Ly (11 hours ago)
Not that bad.
Mattia Sgarbi (2 days 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 (2 days ago)
Yes, anything with Red Bull as the name of the team is terrible.
Itz Jaudiel (3 days ago)
You always have a problem of what you see and that my favorite baseball team
Ninh Ly (3 days 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 (6 days ago)
Haha, good one! It's funny because it's true!
Andrew (8 days ago)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windsor_Swastikas
Ninh Ly (6 days ago)
Yeah, I was shocked when I heard that one.
Noodle First (15 days ago)
You made me mad
Ninh Ly (15 days ago)
TRIGGERED!
Charlotte Jordan (20 days ago)
What about Trinity college with the fighting chicken
Ninh Ly (17 days ago)
Is that their actual team name? The fighting chickens?
Seebas (25 days ago)
How about the soccer club, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch football club?
Ninh Ly (25 days 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.
Nesmith 22 (30 days ago)
The new orleanes baby cakes (minor league baseball)
Ninh Ly (28 days ago)
Yes, that name sucks!
The North Carolina school of art fighting pickles IM NOT KIDDING
Ninh Ly (28 days ago)
I didn't Google it, but I take your word for it. And if that's the case, that's baaaaad!
Axel Hornung (1 month ago)
I loke the names
Ninh Ly (1 month ago)
Each to their own I guess?!
xitvono (1 month ago)
Personally I'm not a fan of the name "Oklahoma City Yard Dawgz"
Ninh Ly (1 month ago)
Yeah, I hate when teams try to be 'hip' and 'cool' with their names. Cringey!
Lola Oketona (1 month ago)
I love Minh videos
Ninh Ly (1 month ago)
Thanks Lola, much appreciated!
Hamb (1 month ago)
Philadelphia Phillies?
Hamb (1 month ago)
But still, imagine Texas Texans, New York New Yorkers, or Indiana Indianans
Ninh Ly (1 month ago)
That's no so strange if you're from the US.
Garrett O'Hara (1 month 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 (1 month ago)
In bad taste maybe, but I largely don't have a problem with those ones. Cool info though.
Nick Brown (1 month ago)
The New Zealand Badminton team were at one point known as the Black Cocks. True Story.
Ninh Ly (1 month ago)
I can believe that.
randomstuff508 (1 month ago)
What about the New York Jets?
Ninh Ly (1 month 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.
Why did they choose the pelicans over the krewe
Ninh Ly (1 month ago)
I have no idea.
The New Orleans Zephyrs change their name to the Baby Cakes they change a great name to an awful name
Ninh Ly (1 month ago)
Yes, I agree.
Grumpy Cat (1 month ago)
Toronto maple leafs. So scared of leafs. I just pissed off Canada again.
Ninh Ly (1 month ago)
Actually, the Maple Leafs are named after the famous Canadian Army Regiment. You didn't piss off Canada - you just made them laugh in your face.
Jupiter Videos (2 months ago)
The Browns really has the best team name
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
It kinda describes their performances most of the time.
TheSmithersy (2 months ago)
I'd say the worst baseball name is White/Red Sox, who the heck wants to be proud of a team named after a piece of clothing that often gets sweaty and no-one wants to touch after athletic usage? Plus the spelling is incorrect too.
Kirk Moore (1 month ago)
Ninh Ly For a while in the 1950s I've read that the Cincinnati Reds changed their name unofficially to the Red Stockings due to Joseph McCarthy and the "Red" scare. Bad publicity I guess....
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
Admittedly, I'm not a fan of those names. It does get worse - they used to be the White Stockings / Red Stockings.
ricardo soto (2 months ago)
In the UK Rugby Union and Rugby League also love official nicknames that are really names. I bet the custom started there and then migrated to America. Do the Sarracens ever face the Crusaders? I love how most European Soccer clubs have just geographical names with FC, AC or AFC added. Or historical trivial data of the club added, like athletic, united or sporting. You really do not need more, and actually it does sound more unique. How many Tigers and Panthers are in sports? boring. Also most old soccer teams have a proper crest. Not a funny logo.
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
Yes, that's true. I think when you start adding nicknames, there's only so many you can use without it being the same. Rugby Union is quite an odd one because (like you said) their nickname IS the name of the club (Saracens, London Irish etc.)
Nasyith Rahman (2 months ago)
Well, my city's football club is called "Semen Padang" (semen = cement in Indonesian btw)
ricardo soto (2 months ago)
A classic.
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
Ah, nice?!
Wolflet3 (2 months ago)
The Worst Baseball Team (Name) Is The Yankees
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
Red Sox fan I assume?
A Ghost (2 months ago)
My brother goes to U of I(university of Illinois) and I think “Fighting Illini” horrible name. It is related to the state to be fair
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
I don't mind that as such. There are worse ones out there.
Hey it's Mittiw (2 months ago)
Watch a video called the bird bible
Hey it's Mittiw (1 month ago)
A pelican gets murdered, so it proves your point
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
Why?
BavarianRhapsody (2 months ago)
Here's one from a high school in Annapolis,Maryland the Key School Obezags. Because there's a lot of gazebos on the campus.
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
Yeah, I heard they just made that name up from some inanimate object.
BavarianRhapsody (2 months ago)
Could you do a video explaining the rules of darts?
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
You mean this one? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXlXNshaVzk
BavarianRhapsody (2 months ago)
PureFoods Tender Juicy Giants from the Philippine Basketball Association.
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
That's pretty awful, yeah.
Mirza Ahmed (2 months ago)
Other weird college sports team names: Akron Zips, Amherst College Lord Jeffs (he of the smallpox blankets), Arkansas-Monticello Boll Weevils. Just from the "A" section of this Wikipedia article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_college_team_nicknames_in_the_United_States
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
I find that college and minor league baseball teams generally have the worst names. I always laugh a 'boll weevils' though - that one always gets me.
Mirza Ahmed (2 months ago)
NYU Violets. Went to NYU myself, it's the butt of many jokes on campus.
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
I can imagine!
TurboVolt Thundr (2 months ago)
You forgot the Philadelphia Phillies
Mirza Ahmed (2 months ago)
It is a bit redundant. At least Montreal Canadiens names both city and country, not city and then the same city.
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
What's wrong with the Phillies? It's kinda like Canadiens, or Canucks.
Skybolter (2 months ago)
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH XD.
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
Ummmm, thanks!
Mischa Adams (2 months ago)
What is wrong with the wild
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
I just find it odd to name a hockey team after your environment. It's like calling my team the 'Manchester Overcast' Cool logo though.
Ronald Bautista (2 months ago)
Los Angeles Lakers, although not the worst name, sounds weird since there are no lakes in Los Angeles, there are alot of salt water since there is an abundance of beaches in the area. Los Angeles Clippers, what is a Clipper anyway? New York Yankees like the Cleveland Indians and Washington Redskins also sound racist, the term Yankee is a derogatory term used during the Civil War for Americans who live in the Northern part of US particularly the Northeast region.
1.21 JJWatts (1 month ago)
The Lakers moved to LA from Minneapolis. Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes [citation needed]
Mirza Ahmed (2 months ago)
Salton Sea is a (man-made) lake near (well, about 100 miles away) Los Angeles.
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
I always found Lakers to be a misnomer given that there are no lakes in LA. A clipper is a ship. I'm not sure people find Yankees to be racist
Francis Lance David (2 months ago)
Well heres my country again with bad team names: See we have this new league called the MPLB and one of those team names is the Quezon City Capitals, which is stupid since Manila is the capital city of the philippines and if you look at their old logo its look identical to the Both Wizards and Capitals (coincidentally both Washington Teams).
Ninh Ly (2 months ago)
Yes, that seems rather silly.
CC 6871 (3 months ago)
More PC SJW bullshit. I like you Ninh, but really? The sox are a worse name. SOX.
Ninh Ly (3 months ago)
Obviously people have a problem with those kind of names, otherwise why would there be protests about it? Nobody ever complained about the Golden State Warriors, the Dallas Cowboys or the Montreal Canadiens. But people do complain about Redskins. No smoke without fire.
The Freeburg Community High School Midgets
Ninh Ly (3 months ago)
Wow, that's a thing!
Bandelaro (3 months ago)
Manchester united now that's a shitty name
Ninh Ly (3 months ago)
Even though I am, ripping the name of the world's most famous football club given that there are some terrible names out there screams 'troll'.
Bandelaro (3 months ago)
Ninh Ly I'm guessing your a united fan I'm so sorry for you
Ninh Ly (3 months ago)
Manchester United might think the same about your name.
All Things Sports (3 months ago)
Oakland Athletics is awful because they thought we didn’t know they were athletic
Mirza Ahmed (2 months ago)
They were the Philadelphia Athletics.
Ninh Ly (3 months ago)
Some people still don't!
Sameer Ali Mohamed (3 months ago)
2:35 really
Ninh Ly (3 months ago)
Yes.
XYZScorpion (3 months ago)
MOM I GOT A JOB! OH MY GOD THATS GREAT HONEY WHAT JOB DO YOU HAVE? i dress up as a penis for a mascot for an arts college ... jimmy, you are out of this family
Mirza Ahmed (2 months ago)
I wonder if he rides a bicycle. RISD has a thing about bikes; they're admission exam is to draw one.
XYZScorpion (3 months ago)
totally xD
Ninh Ly (3 months ago)
Sadly, this exact scenario exists for one unlucky fellow in Rhode Island.
cartoonworld1000 (3 months ago)
LMFAO wankas
Ninh Ly (3 months ago)
Indeed! I don't think Deportivo Wanka exists anymore?!
swingAE86 (3 months ago)
You should see some of the minor league baseball teams here
Ninh Ly (3 months ago)
Oh yeah, some of the minor league baseball team names are terrible!
TheMetaGamer 93 (3 months ago)
I think is the lakers... what can a lake do?
Ninh Ly (3 months ago)
I always wondered that myself? It could mean a lake, or a boat that sails on lakes. But they'd then just be another version of the Clippers?! Good point!
Draco Rubrum (3 months ago)
Stanford Pines... named after a tree
Ninh Ly (3 months ago)
I believe the Stanford Cardinal also has a tree for their logo.
jthunder_ no.4 (3 months ago)
Iowas hockey team is now Iowa Wild (we've gone thru so many hockey teams *sigh)
Ninh Ly (3 months ago)
It's mainly hockey teams and minor league baseball teams that are the worst for really bad nicknames.
Joethepro 999 (3 months ago)
Lincoln red imps
Ninh Ly (3 months ago)
Ah, I didn't know that. Thanks!
Joethepro 999 (3 months ago)
Oh I see, love your videos and thanks for replying. <3 <3 I was actually talking about the team from Gibraltar, but I now see. <3
Ninh Ly (3 months ago)
Officially, they're called Lincoln City FC which isn't bad at all. Their moniker sucks though.
Matthew Veltri (3 months ago)
Ottawa Redblacks has to be the worst for me
Ninh Ly (3 months ago)
Agreed, but not because of the name. It's the fact that the team mandates the media to address Redblacks as REDBLACKS (i.e. in all capital letters). That's shit stupid.
Thatcher Nap (3 months ago)
The New York Jews
Ninh Ly (3 months ago)
Which would also be quite funny, albeit a little stereotypical.
Thatcher Nap (3 months ago)
Don't sweat it, my grandmother is ethnically Jewish so I can legally move to Israel. We're allowed to make these jokes
Thatcher Nap (3 months ago)
Somehow less offensive than the SanFran Chinamen bang a gong for every homer
Ninh Ly (3 months ago)
As crazy as that sounds, I'd actually enjoy singing Hava Nagila for every home run they score. Even though I'm not Jewish (and neither will any of the players be) it'd be pretty sweet!
Thatcher Nap (3 months ago)
All made funnier because let's be honest, the players wouldn't be Jewish
Angry Box turtle (3 months ago)
Some artichokes have pointy things on there leaves
Ninh Ly (3 months ago)
Anytime bro!
Angry Box turtle (3 months ago)
Ninh Ly True. Thank you for a great video
Ninh Ly (3 months ago)
Maybe so. Still not especially deadly or dangerous though.
Lincoln Hamid (3 months ago)
The Jacksonville jumbo shrimp is pretty bad
Ninh Ly (3 months ago)
Yep, that's pretty bad.
salty spaceman (3 months ago)
While most NZ rugby teams have cool names (chiefs, crusaders, hurricanes, highlanders) The team based in Auckland has the most unimaginative name " Blues". And by their record over the last few years they may as well be singing the blues
Ninh Ly (3 months ago)
Blues is actually more common than you think. St Louis Blues (Ice Hockey), Cardiff Blues (Rugby Union), University of Toronto Varsity Blues (CIS). It's not so bad, it's kinda like every other team that chooses to have a colour as their nickname. Cincinnati Reds, Harvard Crimson etc.
Judy Chen (4 months ago)
what if England did not win the 1966 world cup instead win the 1990 and 1998 world cup and the euro 1996
Judy Chen (4 months ago)
Scunthorpe
Mirza Ahmed (2 months ago)
Penistone.
Judy Chen (4 months ago)
Bohemians 1905
Judy Chen (4 months ago)
Fc Avenir Beggen
Judy Chen (4 months ago)
matlock town
Judy Chen (4 months ago)
kugsak-45
Judy Chen (4 months ago)
fc santa claus
Judy Chen (4 months ago)
sexypoxyt
Kai matthews (4 months ago)
Mucgumry biscuits from baseball
Kai matthews (4 months ago)
Ninh Ly yes cheers bro
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
You mean the Montgomery biscuits?
Judy Chen (4 months ago)
2:38😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
Thanks.
Judy Chen (4 months ago)
2:17 the King Faisal Markhor or the Mountain Goats
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
Mountain Goats isn't too bad.
Judy Chen (4 months ago)
0:46 the Cleveland cardinal
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
Cardinal is actually quite a common name.
Judy Chen (4 months ago)
1:24 the Minnesota bears
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
Bears is common.
Judy Chen (4 months ago)
2:33 the Rhode island red Chicken
Mirza Ahmed (2 months ago)
Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens.
Judy Chen (4 months ago)
because Rhode island have the red chicken
Judy Chen (4 months ago)
yes
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
Are you sure?
Judy Chen (4 months ago)
1:55 The Deportivo Vicuña
Judy Chen (4 months ago)
is a type of animal in peru
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
Never heard of that one.
Judy Chen (4 months ago)
0:23 The new Orleans otters or the raccoons
Judy Chen (4 months ago)
yes
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
Did you make that up?
Judy Chen (4 months ago)
2:45 the Scottsdale coyotes
Judy Chen (4 months ago)
well Scottsdale is at Arizona
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
You mean Arizona Coyotes?
Judy Chen (4 months ago)
it should be the Utah mountain and the California grizzles
Judy Chen (4 months ago)
the Utah Jazz and the Memphis grizzles
Judy Chen (4 months ago)
well Memphis does not have bears in Tennessee
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
I don't think they're that bad given that those names are inherited.
Judy Chen (4 months ago)
2:45 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
Thanks.
Jimmy John (4 months ago)
Banana Slugs are a cultural icon in NorCal, Indian isn't a racial slur, and neither is Redskin or Blackhawk for that matter.
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
Banana Slugs - I'll have to take your word for that. Indian - maybe not to you, but there are people that find it offensive. If they didn't, they wouldn't be protesting outside the white house. Don't see anyone objecting to the Houston Astros (for example).
DatOn3Guy AlwaysH3r3 (4 months ago)
We had the Hamilton wanderers
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
That's not so bad. If you're a football (soccer) fan, the Wanderers is a common nickname (i.e. Bolton Wanderers, Wycombe Wanderers etc.)
wack (4 months ago)
It’s named the wild because of the states wilderness
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
Fully aware of that. Why someone would name their hockey team that is very strange. Cool logo though.
Android Account (4 months ago)
The Mumbai Indians
Mirza Ahmed (2 months ago)
Like Montreal Canadiens.
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
That one isn't so bad given that the team is actually in India.
5dollrftlongXD (4 months ago)
Whittier College Poets. My alma mater!
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
Wow, never heard of that one. Thanks!
Brian Mayfield (4 months ago)
in mississippi we have the delta state fighting okra
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
Yes, that one is pretty strange. A lot of people don't know what an okra is, let alone see one fight ... because they don't! Thanks for stopping by.
Miles Lewis (4 months ago)
A team name is not always meant to be scary. It’s meant to represent its fans
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
Fair point, I'll give you that. That still doesn't explain fighting artichokes. I don't think anyone can explain that. Thanks for stopping by.
Callum Wesseldyk (4 months ago)
The Indians one is way off
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
Just because you don't find the term 'Indians' offensive doesn't mean that other people don't.
Jawbreaker TV (4 months ago)
Artichokes can kill you if you haven’t prepared them properly
Jawbreaker TV (3 months ago)
Can we see a part 2 please
Jawbreaker TV (4 months ago)
Thank you and all ways happy to give great feed back🤗 Thank you for all your videos 👨‍💻
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
Thanks Peter, much appreciated!
Jawbreaker TV (4 months ago)
Fair enough 😯😀 Love your videos keep it up
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
So can a lot of other things. But Artichokes?! Fighting Artichokes?! Crazy ...
Graham Clayton (4 months ago)
There is a Norwegian football club called Fotballaget Fart, and an Argentinian club named Deportivo Moron :-)
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
I didn't know about the Fart, but even though Deportivo Moron is cool, Deportivo Wanka is just epic ... especially for us Brits!
Francis Lance David (4 months ago)
Update NEW TEAM Columbian Dyip
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
Yeah, that's pretty awful too!
Evan Heffelfinger (4 months ago)
Lehigh Valley IronPigs
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
Yes, that one is bad.
Kath Beck (4 months ago)
Krefeld Pinguine or Penguins. Wat?
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
Well Pinguine in English is Penguins, so it's not too dissimilar to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Having said that, I bloody hate the Pittsburgh Penguins. Thanks for stopping by.
tirppa (4 months ago)
Kouvolan KOO KOO
Ninh Ly (4 months ago)
I just had to Google that - you're absolutely right! Wow ... I don't know what to say?!
The real Doge (5 months ago)
Denver nugguts
Ninh Ly (5 months ago)
Yes ... Denver Nuggets has always been a bad name for a team.
Patrick Starr (5 months ago)
I LOVED the part at 1:04 you got amazing comedy
Ninh Ly (5 months ago)
Yeah, can you imagine?!
Matthew Waterton (5 months ago)
FC Santa Claus
Ninh Ly (5 months ago)
Is that real?
Tristan Boudreau (5 months ago)
New Orleans Baby Cakes
Ninh Ly (5 months ago)
Yes, that's pretty bad.
The Oshawott Man (5 months ago)
I'm a Titans fan but I don't get the name Tennessee Oilers it made sense when their in Houston but not in Tennessee thank God we had a name change.
Kirk Moore (1 month ago)
Ninh Ly Bud Adam's, a original AFL club owner wanted a name reflecting his heritage. The New York Titans were a original AFL club, but changed their name in 1962. That's why he chose that name. Houston was a original AFL city, but Bud was a jerk & refused to release the rights to the name Oilers. So they got the OK to use the name Texans, the original 1960 name of the Chiefs.
Ninh Ly (5 months ago)
I think that's the reason why they changed it - because the Oilers name simply didn't fit anymore.
Joeylawn36111 (5 months ago)
Crewe Alexandra. :p I like the names of most English Football sides, except this one....
Ninh Ly (5 months ago)
It's named after Princess Alexandra dude, it's not much different to Real Madrid (Royal Madrid).
RG ICE (5 months ago)
#GONADS
Ninh Ly (5 months ago)
Indeed.
Steven Katz (5 months ago)
Uci anteaters
Ninh Ly (5 months ago)
I've honestly never heard that one!
Steven Katz (5 months ago)
Long Beach state dirtbags? How about the ‘Fighting Quakers’ of Penn.
Ninh Ly (5 months ago)
Yeah both of those names are equally terrible.
jake andrews (5 months ago)
the delta state fighting okra. their motto is “fear the okra” which makes zero sense considering okra are vegetables
Ninh Ly (5 months ago)
I appreciate that Jake, thanks very much!
jake andrews (5 months ago)
Ninh Ly love the vids man keep doing what you’re doing
Ninh Ly (5 months ago)
Yeah I came across that one after I uploaded the video. And hey, kids fear vegetables ... why not?! Thanks bro.
kassie raine (5 months ago)
Artichokes are dangerous AF...they try to let you know by tasting so bad. Choking hazard too. Why BROCCOLI isn't a mascot name, I will never know.
Ninh Ly (5 months ago)
Aha, good one!

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