Thursday, July 31, 2008
Top 10: Losingest Sports Cities
There’s nothing quite like living in Massachusetts these days: The Celtics are fresh off another NBA title, the Red Sox won the World Series in 2004 and 2007, and the Patriots are a modern dynasty. For every Boston, however, there are cities in which the fans would like to, just once, attend a championship parade.
In this list, we’re looking at the top 10 losingest sports cities -- those with the fewest championships in the four major sports, and only counting titles since the birth of the respective leagues -- NHL (1917), MLB (1903), NBA (1946), and NFL (1920). We’re only listing the losingest sports cities with at least two pro teams, and not counting titles in leagues that competed with our major four.
If a team won a championship and moved, we’re giving credit to the city in which the title was won. In the event of a tie, we’re counting the total number of years each city’s teams have been in existence. Lastly, we’re taking win totals up to the end of 2007.
Here’s a look at the top 10 losingest sports cities in the major leagues