The New York Mets baseball team was founded in 1962. The “METS” backronym of “My Entire Team Sucks” has been cited in print since at least 1994 and 1998, usually used by fans of the rival New York Yankees or Philadelphia Phillies.
“Most Exciting Team in Sports” is another backronym on the “Mets” team name.
Wikipedia: New York Mets
The New York Mets are a professional baseball team based in the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. They belong to Major League Baseball’s National League East Division. One of baseball’s first expansion teams, the Mets were founded in 1962 to replace New York’s departed National League teams, the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants. From 1964 to 2008, the Mets’ home ballpark was Shea Stadium. In 2009, they moved into a new stadium, Citi Field.
The baseball team that means;
The Mets suck!
by Al “The Computer Guy” Apr 16, 2004
8 April 1994, San Jose (CA) Mercury News, “The People’s Story, in Words and Pictures,” Eye, pg. 29:
The New York Mets, spelled out on an urban storefront, becomes an acronym for “my entire team sucks.”
Subject: METS = My Entire Team Sucks
Just thought I would remind ya’ll of that!!!
12 July 1999,Newsday (Long Island, NY), “So, You Think You’re So Funny / Amateur stand-up comedians get to strut their stuff” by Carl MacGowan, pg. A23:
“My Entire Team Sucks.”
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Date: 21 Mar 2001 22:28:29 GMT
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Subject: METS SPELL MY INTIRE TEAM SUCKS LOLOLO
The 25 Best Team Nicknames Ever
By Lena Sutherland(Contributor) on October 18, 2011
13. My Entire Team Sucks: New York Mets
A M.E.T.S. acronym used by many Phillies and Yankees fans.
When the team owner is mixed up with the MVP (Most Valuable Ponzi), it must be impossible for the dysfunction not to trickle down to the team itself. Thankfully, the loyal Mets fans stand faithfully by the step-child of New York baseball that will no doubt rise again.
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My.Entire.Team.Sucks is currently trending as the Most.Exciting.Team in Sports! #Mets
8:51 PM - 1 Jun 2012