This is a list of fictional sports teams, athletic groups that have been identified by name in works of fiction but do not really exist as such. Teams have been organized by the sport they participate in, followed by the media product they appear in. Specific television episodes are noted when available.

Baseball teamsEdit

All G.O.D.'s Children by John CraigEdit

  • Hollywood B's
  • New York Dets

Balls by Gorman BechardEdit

  • Manhattan Meteorites
  • New Jersey Yankees[3]

BASEketball teamsEdit

BASEketball is a mix of baseball and basketball played in the 1998 movie of the same name.

  • Dallas Felons
  • Detroit Lemons
  • L.A. Riots
  • Miami Dealers
  • Milwaukee Beers
  • New Jersey Informants
  • Roswell Aliens
  • San Antonio Defenders
  • San Francisco Ferries


The Batting Machine by Mel KnopfEdit

  • New York Americans
  • Portland Jacks

Beanball: Murder at the World Series by Tom SeaverEdit

  • Brooklyn Bandits[12]
  • Jersey Boomers[3]


  • The Benchwarmers

Blernsball teamsEdit

Blernsball is the version of baseball in the year 3000 in the show Futurama

  • The Boston Poindexters
  • The Mars Greenskins
  • The New New York Mets
  • The New New York Yankees
  • The Pituitary Giants
  • The Swedish Meatballs

Blockade Billy by Stephen KingEdit

  • Davenport Cornhuskers
  • New Jersey Titans

Chappie & Me by John CraigEdit

  • Colored All-Stars
  • Trentville Trents

The Dixie Association by Donald HaysEdit

  • Arkansas Reds
  • Asheville Wolves
  • Memphis Kings
  • Milledgeville Peacocks
  • Nashville Fugitives
  • Oxford Fury
  • Plaquemine Pirates
  • Selma Americans

Grand Theft Auto (series)Edit

Philip Roth's The Great American NovelEdit

  • Aceldama Butchers
  • Asylum Keepers
  • Independence Blues
  • Kakoola Reapers
  • Ruppert Mundys
  • Terra Incognita Rustlers
  • Tri-City Greenbacks
  • Tri-City Tycoons

Hardball (1994 TV series)Edit

  • California Pioneers
  • New Jersey Pioneers [13]

The Kid Who Batted 1.000Edit

By Bob AllisonEdit

  • Chicks

By Troon McAllisterEdit

  • Des Moines Majestyks

Looney TunesEdit

  • Gas House Gorillas
  • Tea Totalers

The New AToms' Bombshell by Robert BrowneEdit

  • Chicago AToms
  • Tampa Privateers

Noonan: A Novel About Baseball, Esp, and Time Warps by Leonard Everett FisherEdit

  • Brooklyn Dutchmen
  • Providence Preachers
  • Spartans

Pokémon (anime)Edit

  • Electabuzz
  • Magikarp
  • Starmie

Season of the Owl by Miles WolffEdit

  • Centerville Owls
  • Reidsville Luckies[14]

The Sensation by Norman KeifitzEdit

  • Redbirds[15]
  • Texas Rustlers

The 7th Game by Don KorvettEdit

  • New York Patriots
  • Oakland Golds

The Seventh Game by Roger KahnEdit

  • Binghamton White Sox
  • Los Angeles Mastadons
  • New York Mohawks
  • Pittsfield Eagles
  • Waterbury Yankees

She's On First by Barbara GregorichEdit

  • Chicago Eagles
  • Memphis Arrows
  • Pennsylvania Liberty Bells

The SimpsonsEdit

Spitballs & Holy Water by James F. DonohueEdit

  • Boston Black Beans
  • Chicago American Giants
  • Texas Black Lone Stars

Star Trek: Deep Space NineEdit

  • Logicians (All-Vulcan baseball team)
  • London Kings
  • Niners (command crew of Deep Space Nine)
  • Pike City Pioneers

Superman (comic book)Edit

  • Metropolis Meteors
  • Metropolis Monarchs

Total RecallEdit

  • Tokyo Samurai
  • Toronto Maple Leafs[17]

Universal Baseball AssociationEdit

  • Beaneaters
  • Bridegrooms
  • Excelsiors
  • Haymakers
  • Keystones
  • Knickerbockers
  • Pastime Club
  • Pioneers
  • The Zodiacs

Basketball teamsEdit

American Basketball AssociationEdit


Grand Theft Auto (series)Edit

One Tree Hill (TV series)Edit

  • Gilmore College Cobras
  • Tree Hill High School Ravens

The SimpsonsEdit

Space JamEdit

  • Monstars
  • ToonSquad


  • Flint Tropics

Aeroball teamsEdit

Aeroball is a futuristic version of basketball played with jetpacks in the 2000 AD strip Harlem Heroes.

  • The Baltimore Bulls
  • The Berlin Blitzkreigs
  • The Bushido Blades
  • The Flying Scotsmen
  • Gorgon's Gargoyles
  • The Harlem Heroes
  • The Montezuma Mashers
  • The Siberian Wolves
  • The Teutonic Titans

Cheerleading squadsEdit

Bring It OnEdit

  • Broncos
  • Bullets
  • Champion
  • Coyotes
  • East Compton Clovers
  • Giants
  • MCH
  • New Pope Cavaliers
  • Patriots
  • Rancho Carne Toros
  • Sprinkels
  • Vikongs
  • CHS
  • RL
  • SJH
  • Saints

Bring It On AgainEdit

  • Cal State Stingers
  • Renegades

Bring It On: All or NothingEdit

  • Beach
  • Cerritos
  • Coast
  • Crenshaw Heights Warriors
  • Falcons
  • Pacific Vista Pirates
  • Twisters

Bring It On: In It to Win ItEdit

  • Catz
  • Cougars
  • East Coast Jets[18]
  • East-West Shets
  • Flamingos (Flaming Hoes)
  • Prairie Dogs
  • Sebring
  • SunCoast Allstars [19]
  • UCF All Stars
  • West Coast Sharks[18]

Bring It On: Fight to the FinishEdit

  • Cholos
  • Coast
  • East LA Rough Riders
  • Malibu Dream Team
  • Malibu Jaguars
  • Malibu Vista Sealions
  • West Coast All Stars

Buffy the Vampire SlayerEdit

8 Simple RulesEdit

  • Jefferson High Tigers
  • Liberty High Owls

Fired UpEdit

  • Bulldogs
  • Champions
  • Dragons
  • East Eagles
  • Gerald R. Ford High School Tigers
  • Mustangs
  • Pandas
  • Peoria Panthers
  • Scorpions

Heroes (TV series)Edit

  • Costa Verde High School Conquistadors
  • Union Wells High Wildcats

Ned's Declassified School Survival GuideEdit

  • Buchanan High Bollweevils
  • James K. Polk Wolves

The New GuyEdit

  • Eastland Heights High Highlanderettes
  • Rock Creak High Drillerettes

Sweet Valley High (TV series)Edit

  • Bosters
  • Sweet Valley High Gladiatorettes

Zoey 101Edit

  • Loganettes
  • Pacific Coast Academy Stingrays

Croquet teamsEdit

All from the Thursday Next novels, in which croquet has been reinvented as a fast-paced contact sport.

  • Gloucester Meteors
  • Reading Whackers
  • Swindon Mallets

Dodgeball teamsEdit

All featured in the film Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story

  • Average Joe's (the protagonist's team)
  • Globo Gym Purple Cobras
  • Skillz That Killz
  • Lumberjacks
  • Team Blitzkrieg
  • Kamikazes
  • Las Vegas Police Department
  • Poughkeepsie State Flying Cougars
  • The Gay Gang
  • Moose Knucklers
  • Clown Punchers
  • Mulchers
  • She-Mullets
  • Wedgies
  • Yetis
  • Pouncers
  • Flying Cougars

American football teamsEdit

Any Given SundayEdit

  • Albuquerque Aztecs
  • California Crusaders
  • Chicago Rhinos
  • Colorado Blizzard
  • Dallas Knights
  • Houston Cattlemen
  • Kansas Twisters
  • Los Angeles Breakers
  • Miami Sharks
  • Minnesota Americans
  • New York Emperors
  • Oregon Pioneers
  • Orlando Crushers
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle Prospects
  • Washington Lumbermen
  • Wisconsin Icemen


  • Albuquerque Isotopes
  • Anaheim Thrashers
  • Arizona Assassins
  • Atlanta Firebirds
  • Baltimore Cannons
  • Birmingham Irons
  • Boston Smugglers
  • Buffalo Beasts
  • Carolina Leopards
  • Charleston Cougars
  • Charlotte Yellow Jackets
  • Chicago Talons
  • Cincinnati Hogs
  • Cleveland Kings
  • Colorado Six Shooters
  • Columbia Colonels
  • Columbus Blitz
  • Dallas Spectres
  • D.C. Law Makers
  • Denver Outlaws
  • Detroit Devils
  • Fresno Wildfires
  • Green Bay Grizzlies
  • Honolulu Breakers
  • Houston Wranglers
  • Indianapolis Spartans
  • Jacksonville Amberjacks
  • Kansas City Blues
  • Las Vegas Rollers
  • Little Rock Maulers
  • Los Angeles Raptors
  • Michigan Tanks
  • Miami Thunder
  • Minnesota Mustangs
  • Nashville Guardians
  • New England Militia
  • New Jersey Pirates
  • New Orleans Settlers
  • New York Red Tails
  • Oklahoma Stampede
  • Oakland Scourge
  • Omaha Cyclones
  • Orlando Lightning
  • Philadelphia Liberty
  • Phoenix Inferno
  • Pittsburgh Pioneers
  • Portland Tomahawks
  • Salt Lake Wrath
  • San Antonio Scorpions
  • San Francisco Tridents
  • San Jose Coyotes
  • Seattle Wolves
  • St. Louis Racers
  • Tampa Bay Tigers
  • Tennessee Swarm
  • Wichita Wildcats


The Best of Times (film)Edit

  • Bakersfield Tigers
  • Taft Rockets

Blitz: The League IIEdit

  • Arizona Outlaws [22]
  • Atlanta 404
  • Baltimore Bearcats
  • Carolina Copperheads
  • Chicago Marauders
  • Cincinnati Crusaders
  • Cleveland Steamers
  • Denver Grizzlies
  • Detroit Devils
  • Houston Riders
  • Kansas City Crossfire
  • Las Vegas Aces
  • Los Angeles Riot
  • Mexico City Aztecs
  • Miami Hammerheads
  • Milwaukee Hounds
  • Minnesota Reapers
  • New England Regulars
  • New York Nightmare
  • Philadelphia Brawlers
  • Seattle Reign
  • Vancouver Beavers
  • Washington Redhawks

Coach (TV series)Edit

  • Los Angeles Mighty Bucks[23]
  • Minnesota State Screaming Eagles[24]
  • Orlando Breakers

Earth: Final ConflictEdit

  • London Royals (Resurrection)
  • Los Angeles Quakes (Resurrection)

Eyeshield 21Edit

1st & Ten (TV series)Edit

  • California Bulls
  • Chicago Huskies
  • Dayton Cougars
  • Houston Stallions
  • Houston Riggers
  • Phoenix Warriors
  • Toronto Mustangs
  • Other cities mentioned as having teams, but not identified by nickname include Pittsburgh, Buffalo and Miami.

Grand Theft Auto (series)Edit

The Grim Adventures of Billy and MandyEdit

  • Endsville Fluffycats
  • Rump City Bootyheads

The Last Boy ScoutEdit

  • Cleveland Cats
  • Los Angeles Stallions


The PJsEdit

Smallville (TV series)Edit

  • Metropolis Sharks
  • Metropolis University Bulldogs
  • Smallville Crows

The SimpsonsEdit



  • Metropolis Meteors
  • Metropolis Metros

United States Cartoon Football LeagueEdit

The WaterboyEdit

  • Clemson Stars
  • Louisville Mystics
  • South Central Louisiana State University Mud Dogs
  • University of Louisiana Cougars[26]

Football (soccer) teamsEdit

Grand Theft Auto (series)Edit

Renford RejectsEdit

  • Renford Rejects
  • Renford Razors
  • Slice Girls

Rudo y CursiEdit

  • Atletico Nopaleros
  • Deportivo Amaranto

Shaolin SoccerEdit

  • Team Evil
  • Team Shaolin

A Touch of Frost (TV series)Edit

  • Denton Athletic
  • Denton F.C.

Ice hockey teamsEdit

Bon Cop, Bad CopEdit

(all in the CHL, a fictional equivalent to the NHL)

  • Montreal Patriotes
  • Quebec Fleur-de-Lys [28]
  • Toronto Loyalists


Grand Theft Auto (series)Edit

Lance et compteEdit

  • Le National de Quebec
  • Trois-Rivieres Dragons

The SimpsonsEdit

Slap Shot (film)Edit

  • Charlestown Chiefs[29]
  • Long Island Ducks[30]
  • Syracuse Bulldogs
  • Petersboro Patriots

What's with Andy?Edit

  • East Gackle Cheapskates
  • Moosehoof Stick Handlers

Youngblood (1986 film)Edit

  • Hamilton Mustangs
  • Thunder Bay Bombers [31]

Go FigureEdit

  • Buckstone Eagles
  • Terrytown Tigers
  • Devils
  • Huskies

Jump-rope (Double Dutch) TeamsEdit

Jump InEdit

  • Dutch Dragons
  • Hot Chilli Steppers
  • Jive Js
  • Joy Jumpers
  • Jump Masters
  • Kung Fu Flyers
  • Sunset Skippers

Motocross TeamsEdit


  • Art Henderson Racing
  • Carson Racing


Rugby teamsEdit

The Art of Coarse Rugby by Michael GreenEdit

  • Bagford Vipers B
  • Old Rottinghamians Extra B

Lacrosse TeamsEdit

Wild ChildEdit

  • Abbey Mount.
  • Bodley Manor.
  • Oxley.
  • Stowe.


  1. There is a real NBA team with that name.
  2. Supposedly based on the Toronto Blue Jays.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Supposedly based on the New York Yankees.
  4. Supposedly based on the Cincinnati Reds and Milwaukee Brewers.
  5. Supposedly based on the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
  6. There was an actual minor league team in the Pacific Coast League called the Hollywood Stars that played from 1926-1957 at Gilmore Field.
  7. There was a minor league team by the same name during various seasons from 1887 until 1959 and again in 1977.
  8. Supposedly based on the New York Mets; played the World Series against the Bronx Bombers, who were supposedly based on the Yankees.
  9. Supposedly based on the New York Giants baseball team, but according to author Bernard Malamud, they were based on the New York Yankees.
  10. Supposedly based on the New York Yankees, however their home games were filmed at the Mets' home of Shea Stadium and they played against various National League teams.
  11. Supposedly based on the New York Mets.
  12. Supposedly based on the Brooklyn Dodgers.
  13. During the episode Lee's Bad, Bad Day, the Pioneer legends wore a uniform with New Jersey printed on the front.
  14. The Reidsville Luckies were a real team in the Carolina League from 1948-1954.
  15. Supposedly based on the St. Louis Cardinals.
  16. Bart Simpson's Little League team are the Springfield Isotots, and the Albuquerque Isotopes, a real minor-league team, were named after this team.
  17. There is a real NHL team with this name.
  18. 18.0 18.1 Based on gangs from West Side Story.
  19. Team from Oldsmar, Florida that was recently closed and bought out with a name change to TumbleTech.
  20. The Pittsburgh Ironmen were a real team in the early days of the NBA.
  21. There is a real Texas State University, but it did not assume the name until more than a decade after the movie came out; its sports teams are known as Bobcats.
  22. This would have been the name of a real USFL team had there been a 1986 season. The Arizona Wranglers and Oklahoma Outlaws planned a merger.
  23. Orlando Breakers owner Doris Sherman (Katherine Helmond) proposed a move to Los Angeles (episode Save the Wave) to increase revenue for her club.
  24. There is a real Minnesota State University, with campuses bearing that name in Mankato and Moorhead, but neither adopted the "Minnesota State" name until after the series ended. Sports teams at the real Minnesota State campuses are respectively Mavericks and Dragons.
  25. 25.0 25.1 "Companies in the Marvel Universe". Retrieved 25 June 2010. 
  26. Several real schools have borne the University of Louisiana name. From 1847 to 1884, Tulane University was known as The University of Louisiana. In 1995, the modern University of Louisiana System was established, but no schools took the "University of Louisiana" name until 1999, the year after The Waterboy was released. In that year, the schools formerly known as the University of Southwestern Louisiana and Northeast Louisiana University became, respectively, the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Monroe. Under the law establishing the University of Louisiana System, no school can call itself "University of Louisiana" without a city or other regional identifier. Both modern "Louisiana" schools are generally referred to as "Louisiana-Lafayette" and "Louisiana-Monroe", and their teams are respectively Ragin' Cajuns and Warhawks (the latter was known as the Indians until June 2006).
  27. A fictional team that led to the creation of a real team, the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (now the Anaheim Ducks).
  28. Former CHL team, sold to Colorado before the events of the movie—an obvious parallel to the real-life Quebec Nordiques, which were sold in 1995 to a group from Denver who moved the team and renamed it the Colorado Avalanche
  29. A real minor-league hockey team in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, where much of the movie was shot, is named the Johnstown Chiefs in honor of the fictional Chiefs and the city's involvement in the movie.
  30. There is a real minor-league baseball team with this name.
  31. A fictional team that led to the creation of a real team, now known as the Thunder Bay K&A Twins.

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