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Funny Team Names That Will Make You Laugh Till Your Belly Aches

Its physical appearance: face of a St. If you sit to compile a list of funny team names, it’ll probably never end. If only…

Leave it to the Japanese to come up with a ridiculous name just so they can use an English word in it. Oh BTW, the boys on sports teams are called ‘makers’ and the girls are called ‘maids’.

Wild what? Wild as in the adjective? Meaning the players in the ice hockey team are cavemen? Or wild as in the noun? Meaning…wait…that doesn’t make sense either.

Nope! It’s not a typo. What or who can someone blame such an unimaginative name on? Sigh!

Centralia Orphans

Butternut Midgets

Babies! Yes, BABIES! That’s what this football team is called. Don’t bother trying to figure this one out.

Peoria Prancers

UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs

Orlando Predators

This has GOT to be one of the funniest team names ever. If you’re trying to find a relationship between that and the fact that they’re from Las Vegas, good luck.

This is a Nigerian football team. *Trying to find the connection between that little tidbit and the naming of a college athletics team in Idaho. The images used are merely representative, and are the reproductions of the author’s imagination. Just in case you were wondering, toyo is not a type of carp. A team called The Ferocious Ghostbusters!

Crush meaning the act of violently compressing something? Wouldn’t Crush’ers’ make more sense then?

Atlanta Thrashers

This football team rhymes its opponents into defeat.

Bah! Scottsdale’s Fighting Artichokes have some serious competition here. Louis College of Pharmacy Eutectic

Key School Obezags

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word ‘eutectic’ as of an alloy or solution: having the lowest melting point possible. Hmm. Hmmm. Too easy for the opponents if you ask us.

Cardozo Clerks

The Georgetown Hoyas

Oakland Athletics

Webster University Gorloks

Here’s a truly intimidating name. An online tour of the school shows that the campus has 3 gazebos. If this Canadian football team thought Frenching a name up would make them seem ferocious, boy did they get it wrong.. Sigh!

King Faisal Babies

The person who finds out what KooTeePee means will be the… These hoyas are named after a Greek/Latin phrase that has means ‘What Rocks!’, as per their official website.

Jordan Beetdiggers

Tillamook Cheesemakers

New Berlin Pretzels

Fotballaget Fart

What an absolutely masculine name for an all-male hockey team. You can’t picture someone in a team called ‘missionaries’ fighting. Impeccable logic!

You’d think having the word ‘brain’ in the name of the town would help them come up with a better name. Neither do we.

The naming of this team has something to do with Cardozo being a Justice in the Supreme Court. Yup, that’s what we need now. Nope!

Sidney Lanier Poets

Columbia College Fighting Koalas

“The Fighting Koalas concept is to give each athlete the tools and knowledge to achieve personal bests in the sport,…” – The official Fighting Koalas website.

Whatever they say, one simply cannot picture something as cuddly as a little koala fighting.

A name as vague as their supposed violent tendencies.

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters

Cairo Syrupmakers

If you’ve seen a manatee or at least a picture, you’ll see how adorably harmless they look. So, that’s how they do it: they scare their opposition with their mean-eyed, perennial thistle of a mascot!

Frankfort Hot Dogs

Yuma Criminals

A Gorlok is an imaginary creature that won the honor of being the school mascot by, get this, winning a contest at the school. Bernard, paws of a cheetah and horns of a buffalo. The name is based on a government-owned enterprise that had the ‘monopoly’ in the manufacture and distribution of tobacco. But that’s not what these hoyas stand for. Not athletes. We rest our case.


Montreal Alouettes

Mars Area Fighting Planets

Las Vegas Wranglers

Obezags is an anagram of ‘gazebos’. Are you guys axes or hatchets? Whichever you are, if you’re bad, then you’re not very good, are you?

Braintree Town

Thailand Tobacco Monopoly

This is definitely a name that instills trepidation in the minds of opponents. It is purely for entertainment purposes. If only more teams would take to calling themselves such names. And for all those wondering if their mascot is actually an artichoke, YES IT IS! A pretty mean looking one at that. Awesome!

Toronto Maple Leafs

Banana slugs. oh I see you don’t care. But actually using ‘clerks’ as a team name seems unnecessary, doesn’t it?

This name gives a whole new meaning to the phrase ‘ate them for breakfast’. The only reason the college athletics team came up with this name is probably to prove their vocabulary skills, along with the fact that they’re all going to be super-rich, prescription handlers after they graduate.

Not sure if it’s politically correct to have such a team name.

Point Pleasant Big Blacks

Scottsdale Community College Fighting Artichokes

Field Marshall Jeffery Amherst, a war veteran, was whom the school was named after. Second of all, if your ice hockey team is named after something as flimsy as a leaf, the opposition may not be very intimidated.

Houston Texans

University of Idaho Vandals

Casper Ghosts

They’ve made it too easy for opponents to call themselves things like Ghostbusters and the like. If only it wasn’t named after a bird that measures a measly 25 cm. Nothing else matters.

The Portland Wet Sox

This is the name of a Thai soccer club. It still doesn’t justify why it couldn’t be changed when they did.

This high school has named its football team the ‘syrupmakers’ to pay homage to Cairo, which was home to the plant that produced Roddenberry’s syrup. The school’s former premises were a state prison. Nevertheless, here’s our list of which we think are the funniest ones. Hey! Don’t shoot the messenger!

Blooming Prairie Awesome Blossoms

It’s one thing to think of something quirky to call your team, and it’s something totally different to deliberately think of something so outlandish that no one gets why you would want to call yourselves that. WHAT were they thinking??

Brevard County Manatees

Here, there and everywhere!

Confused. Lazy lazy lazy!

Way too weird to write anything about.

F.C. But apparently that’s not what they do. They call themselves ‘athletics’. Well, in 2013 it isn’t. Someone needs to explain the point of naming every team member a Lord Jeff (and in case of females, a Lady Jeff).

Bolton Wanderers

Quite apt, if you’re in water or…wearing tutus..doing a ballet recital…not playing football.

All one can imagine a team with this name doing is clobbering someone. In 1986, ESPN thought ‘syrupmakers’ was a brilliant name for a sports team. Who’s gonna break this to them?

Hiroshima Toyo Carp

Everyone run! The weird-shaped bread team is about to get you!

Apart from sounding dirty, this name again, much like another one below has no meaning or imagination. They play hockey. Athletes compete in athletic events. There’s just too much astonishment to say anything further.

Losing can’t be an option for those who obviously have mastered the art.

First we had the syrupmakers, then the beetdiggers, now the cheesemakers. So if it wasn’t for Toyo, they’d just be a team of baseball playing, oily, freshwater fish, that let’s face it, no one is afraid of.

Amherst College Lord Jeffs

Pronounced ah-loo-ett, here’s another team named after an extremely non-threatening bird – a lark. It is in fact the name of the football team at Blooming Prairie High School. It’s the name of the team’s sponsor. So someone needs to tell them to change it if they want to be taken seriously.

Beet diggers dig beet. Maybe they should all consider alternate professions, what say?

Again, not sure if it’s politically correct to have such a team name.

Nope. Here’s an oxymoron if there ever was one. Once you get over the fact that they call themselves tourists, what cannot fail to befuddle you is the meaning and the necessity of the word ‘Wikki’ in it. That’s definitely enough to scare the bejesus out of anyone, let alone a sports team.

Sydney Swans

This team name has taken the level of blandness, laziness, and unimaginative behavior to a level no one can surpass.

Lansing Lugnuts

Wikki Tourists of Bauchi

Teutopolis Wooden Shoes

No, this is not the name of a kindergarten ballet class. What does Wikki mean? Is it a secret adjective meant to frighten opponents? Or is it used just to perplex them because the meaning is so obviously unapparent?

OK first of all, the plural of leaf is leaves not leafs. They are NOT the official mascots or emblems of any of the teams mentioned herein.

Need we say more?

Fighting Missionaries

Minnesota Wild

This team is named after a considerably formidable tribe of barbarians…in Europe. If the word ‘criminals’ doesn’t scare the opponents, the history might do the job. Assemblies were held in the prison hospital and classes, in the cell block.

Bad Axe Hatchets

Colorado Crush

The Poca High Dots

The basketball team got this tragic name during a game in which they were forced to wear mismatched uniforms due to shortage of funds. DOTS! The mascot is a brawny DOT. They don’t herd cattle. KooTeePee

This team has secret ammo that they keep handy just in case their talent on the field doesn’t help; their stinky wet socks!

Chicago Sky

St. None established!*

Presbyterian College Blue Hose

The members of this Japanese baseball team fight only ham. They’ve (unfortunately) been listed in alphabetical order, not in order of how ridiculous they are.

The hoya plant is a sub-tropical plant which is native to Asian nations like China, India, Malaysia, etc. Is that what this baseball team was aiming to be portrayed as?

*This article in no way intends to hurt anyone’s sentiments

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