Intimidating names for teams

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It would be one thing if these were large carnivorous birds, but both orioles and ravens are rather small omnivores. Yeah, the Rams have a pretty good name, but the Blues and Cardinals are equally as terrible.Teams: Ottawa Senators Politicians aren't very badass; at least not anymore. When you balance them all together, the gateway to the Midwest compiles a rather weak series of team names.I tend to lean toward something like the Oklahoma City Outlaws.Teams: Seattle Seahawks, Seattle Mariners, Portland Trail Blazers Though mariners and trailblazers may sound intriguing, they are really just fancy words for sailors and pioneers.Presidents like Andrew Jackson and Teddy Roosevelt certainly had their day in the sun, but you don't see Barack Obama or John Boehner kickin' ass and taking names. Teams: Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors Toronto essentially has the exact same problem as St. The Raptors have easily one of the most badass team names in professional sports, but the Maple Leafs have arguably the worst.The Senators would have ranked even worse if it is wasn't for their awesome "Roman Senator" logo. Throw in the underwhelming Blue Jays, and you've officially ruined what could be a top-10 city.Seahawks, on the other hand, are actually pretty badass.

Others say it comes from Blue Jacket, a Shawnee war chief in the Ohio Country.

While our list is certainly not exhaustive by any means, hopefully you will find this collection of old favorites combined with some new offerings humorous, or perhaps motivate you to come up something better.

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Though they are not reflected on the stat sheet, team names are an indisputable elements of our sports culture.

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