Friday, April 11, 2008

America's Most Miserable Sports Cities

Forbes put out this terrific article highlighting America's most futile sports towns. Personally, I cannot believe Philadelphia is only 9th, but then I remembered the Seattles and Buffalos of the world. Heh. Here's how my town ranked.

9. Philadelphia, Pa.

Teams: Eagles (NFL), Phillies (MLB), Athletics (MLB), 76ers (NBA), Warriors (NBA), Flyers (NHL)

Title round record: 14-18 (18th)

Semifinal round record: 32-21 (11th)

Total seasons/early playoff-round exits (or baseball 2nd place): 338/73 (12th)

Total seasons/championships: 338/14 (12th)

Years since last title: 25 (21st)

Teams lost: 2 (Athletics, Warriors)

The A's five World Series titles are the most championships by any team in Philly's history--and they left town in 1955. Just call the rest of the city's sports landscape "Bridesmaids 'R' Us." Since 1980, Philadelphia's four mainstays--the Eagles, Phillies, Flyers and Sixers, are a combined 1-for-12 in the finals. (H/T - Forbes via Yahoo! Sports)

Heh, we suck so bad it's almost funny.

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