#10 on the list

Forbes has put together a list of the Top 10 Most Miserable Sports Cities. I definitely thought I’d find Kansas City and St. Louis on the list, without even knowing what the list was based on. No offense, Missouri sports fans, but let’s be serious – people always forget teams in those cities even exist. I’m a Missouri native and forget half of them exist!

Guess who #10 on the list was. Go on, guess. Minneapolis.

Teams: Vikings (NFL), Twins (MLB), Timberwolves (NBA), Lakers (NBA), North Stars (NHL), Wild (NHL)
Title round record: 8-8 (13th)
Semifinal round record: 16-17 (17th)
Total seasons/early playoff-round exits (or baseball 2nd place): 160/46 (19th)
Total seasons/championships: 160/8 (10th)
Years since last title: 17 (16th)
Teams lost: 2 (Lakers, North Stars)

When I first moved to Minnesota, I didn’t get why everyone was so sad about being a Minnesota sports fan. Over the past six years, I’ve slowly realized what it means to get let down halfway through the post season… if there’s even a post season at all. And these stats? They don’t so much make it any easier to swallow.

Oh, sports. Why must I love you so? It’d be much easier if we just hated each other.

One Comment

  1. Willis

    Having lived in both the New York and Chicago areas, I have to say that the fans here are often less than inspiring. It’s hard for me to remember that sometimes though, since most of my friends seem to be die hards through and through.

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