Thursday, April 10, 2008


Oh, the misery

Since I'm talkin' sports today, I simply must post this story ... in which America's most miserable sports cities are, er, featured. A sample:

"There are really two types of misery in sports. There's the well-chronicled misery that comes with futility, like the New Orleans Saints losing 60% of their games and qualifying for just six post-seasons (and no Super Bowls) since their birth in 1967.

"Then there's the true misery that comes with repeated heartbreak. Even after celebrating two recent World Series titles, fans of the Boston Red Sox haven't forgotten the pain associated with an 86-year championship drought, complete with near misses and names like Bucky Dent and Bill Buckner. They'd argue the gut-wrenching losses by teams good enough to win makes for an even worse experience than following a perennial loser that can't get you excited in the first place.

"It's the Buffalo Bills, Minnesota Vikings and Denver Broncos (all from cities on our top 10 list) losing four Super Bowls. It's the fans of Atlanta seeing their teams reach a combined six World Series and Super Bowls and win one of them (the Braves have also lost in the National League championship series six times)."

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