Best and Worst Sports Franchises for 2008

March 12, 2009 | By

A Bizjournals.com survey ranked the 122 professional sports franchises for 2008 from best to worst, taking into account the performances of NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL teams.Most Successful Sports Franchise, the Boston Celtics

The sports franchises were ranked by their won-lost record, margins of victory (or defeat), playoff record, and how much money they earned based on home attendance, seat availability, and the change in the franchise’s value over the past year (taken from estimates published by Forbes magazine).

1. Boston Celtics (NBA)
2. New York Giants (NFL)
3. Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)
4. Montreal Canadiens (NHL)
5. Boston Red Sox (MLB)
6. Detroit Pistons (NBA)
7. Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
8. Chicago Cubs (MLB)
9. Philadelphia Phillies (MLB)
10. Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)NBA Basketball Franchise Boston Celtics
11. Utah Jazz (NBA)
12. San Jose Sharks (NHL)
13. Los Angeles Angels (MLB)
14. New England Patriots (NFL)
15. Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
16. Indianapolis Colts (NFL)
17. Tennessee Titans (NFL)
18. Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
19. Baltimore Ravens (NFL)
20. New York Mets (MLB)
21. Orlando Magic (NBA)
22. New York Jets (NFL)
23. New York Yankees (MLB)
24. Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
25. Carolina Panthers (NFL)
26. Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
27. Calgary Flames (NHL)
28. San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
29. Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)
30. Milwaukee Brewers (MLB)
31. New York Rangers (NHL)
32. Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB)
33. Minnesota Wild (NHL)NFL Football Franchise New York Giants
34. Phoenix Suns (NBA)
35. Houston Rockets (NBA)
36. Philadelphia Eagles (NFL)
37. New Orleans Hornets (NBA)
38. New Orleans Saints (NFL)
39. Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL)
40. San Diego Chargers (NFL)
41. Washington Capitals (NHL)
42. Washington Redskins (NFL)
43. Chicago White Sox (MLB)
44. St. Louis Cardinals (MLB)
45. Chicago Bulls (NBA)
46. Green Bay Packers (NFL)
47. Anaheim Ducks (NHL)
48. Buffalo Sabres (NHL)
49. Golden State Warriors (NBA)
50. Denver Nuggets (NBA)
51. Toronto Raptors (NBA)
52. Minnesota Vikings (NFL)
53. Vancouver Canucks (NHL)
54. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL)
55. Dallas Stars (NHL)NBA Basketball Franchise Los Angeles Lakers
56. Chicago Bears (NFL)
57. Detroit Tigers (MLB)
58. Denver Broncos (NFL)
59. Houston Texans (NFL)
60. Boston Bruins (NHL)
61. Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
62. Dallas Cowboys (NFL)
63. Tampa Bay Rays (MLB)
64. Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
65. Arizona Cardinals (NFL)
66. Buffalo Bills (NFL)
67. Atlanta Falcons (NFL)
68. Ottawa Senators (NHL)
69. Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
70. Seattle Seahawks (NFL)
71. Houston Astros (MLB)
72. San Francisco 49ers (NFL)
73. Minnesota Twins (MLB)
74. Colorado Avalanche (NHL)NHL Hockey Franchise Montreal Canadiens
75. Cleveland Browns (NFL)
76. New York Knicks (NBA)
77. Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL)
78. Miami Dolphins (NFL)
79. New Jersey Devils (NHL)
80. Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB)
81. Cleveland Indians (MLB)
82. Washington Wizards (NBA)
83. Toronto Blue Jays (MLB)
84. Colorado Rockies (MLB)
85. San Francisco Giants (MLB)
86. Miami Heat (NBA)
87. Kansas City Chiefs (NFL)
88. Cincinnati Bengals (NFL)
89. Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)
90. Nashville Predators (NHL)
91. Atlanta Braves (MLB)
92. Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
93. Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
94. St. Louis Blues (NHL)
95. Texas Rangers (MLB)
96. Los Angeles Kings (NHL)
97. Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
98. Cincinnati Reds (MLB)
99. Los Angeles Clippers (NBA)
100. Oakland Raiders (NFL)MLB Baseball Franchise Boston Red Sox
101. New Jersey Nets (NBA)
102. Florida Panthers (NHL)
103. Florida Marlins (MLB)
104. Charlotte Bobcats (NBA)
105. Oakland Athletics (MLB)
106. San Diego Padres (MLB)
107. Phoenix Coyotes (NHL)
108. Oklahoma City Thunder* (NBA)
109. Sacramento Kings (NBA)
110. Kansas City Royals (MLB)
111. Seattle Mariners (MLB)
112. Indiana Pacers (NBA)
113. Washington Nationals (MLB)
114. Columbus Blue Jackets (NHL)
115. Baltimore Orioles (MLB)
116. St. Louis Rams (NFL)
117. Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
118. Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB)
119. Atlanta Thrashers (NHL)
120. Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
121. New York Islanders (NHL)
122. Detroit Lions (NFL)
*Seattle SuperSonics in 2007-2008 season.

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