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Top 15 Pro Sports Teams With The Worst Reputations

The biggest professional sports franchises out there are brands that are recognized in countries all around the world and even on continents never traveled. It is not, for one example, uncommon for Eu

The biggest professional sports franchises out there are brands that are recognized in countries all around the world and even on continents never traveled. It is not, for one example, uncommon for European soccer stars to wear caps representing teams that call the United States home. Brands such as the New York Yankees, Real Madrid, Los Angeles Lakers, Manchester United, the Dallas Cowboys and Barcelona have become globalized due to international media rights deals, social media websites and also video streams for games that are not always as legal as they are convenient for fans located all around the world.

Just as with many other aspects of life and of society, the teams that are the most beloved throughout the world are also some of the more despised franchises that exist. Some of that hatred is a bit unfair, as the perceptions that have been floated out there about those teams do not always represent the reality of their situations. In other cases, however, teams seemingly go out of the way to earn their less-than-stellar reputations. Then, there are the teams that get dragged through the mud because of the fact that they rarely, if ever, win anything of merit.

It should come as no surprise that the top pro sports teams that have the worst reputations in all of the land reside in the United States. While there are arguments to be made that those organizations are matched by some well-known brands that have their homes in Europe, those sides do not routinely have the word “evil” associated with them as to the US clubs that are spotlighted in this piece. What is the most successful pro sports organization in all of North America is also one that does not, as per the rules of the league in which it plays, have to deal with a hard salary cap or with financial fair play, and thus it has worked hard to gain its negative reputation over the past couple of decades.

15 Cleveland Sports Teams

Via defendclevelandshow.com

14 Baltimore Ravens

Via newyorker.com

13 Toronto Maple Leafs

Via thestar.com

12 AC Milan

Via news.yahoo.com

11 New York Mets

Via sigroup.wordpress.com

10 Juventus

Via asia.eurosport.com

9 Buffalo Bills

Via whcuradio.com

8 Real Madrid

Via messinews.net

7 New York Knicks

Via nypost.com

6 Lazio

Via lifeinitaly.com

5 Chelsea

Via eurosport.com

4 Chicago Cubs

Via bill37mccurdy.wordpress.com

3 Manchester City

Via scanvine.com

2 Oakland Raiders

Via onlyagame.wbur.org

1 New York Yankees

Via beinsports.tv

No other team on this list has earned the nickname “The Evil Empire,” although the Yankees have, to the club's credit, pulled back the offseason spending just a bit in recent memory. Take the winter months of 2015 as an example. New York theoretically has the cash to splash on big-name free agent pitchers such as Jon Lester, and yet the Yankees were seemingly not all bothered to allow Lester to make a massive amount of money upon signing with the Chicago Cubs. If, however, the much-maligned Alex Rodriguez makes a successful return to the field this spring, that “evil” word will continue to be linked with the Yanks for at least another year.

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