10. New York Jets
When Joe Namath guaranteed a Super Bowl victory, little did he know it would be the last for the Jets. They’ve come very close in the last two seasons, though.
9. Toronto Maple Leafs
Hey Maple Leafs, maybe fan Joe Robb was trying to send a message when he through those waffles on the ice. Waffles minus the “w” equals, yup, awful.
8. Buffalo Bills
This one is partly sad. Four Super Bowl losses? In the same decade? Unheard of.
7. Cleveland Browns
Change the ‘B’ in Browns to a ‘F’, and you’ve got a more accurate description. The Cleveland Frowns. Or, get rid of the ‘w’ and add an apostrophe at the beginning, and you’ve got the Cleveland ‘Brons, as in LeBron. Anyway, when you have so many iconic plays that lost you a game (The ___), how can you bear watching them?
6. Texas Rangers (formerly Washington Senators)
So bad for so long, but things are looking up. First time in World Series in 2010. Start believing.
5. Detroit Lions
There has been nothing to cheer about in recent years (yes, I’m talking about you.) Although standout rookie Ndamukong Suh and a 6-10 record are uplifting. No championship since 1957.
4. Sacramento Kings (formerly Rochester Royals)
The last time the Kings were actually Kings, the year was 1951 and they were the Rochester Royals. When Shaquille O’Neal called them the “Sacramento Queens”, he understated their awfulness. Really, they’ve been more like the Sacramento Princesses.
3. Cleveland Indians
Consider this. The last time the Indians won a World Series, the year was 1948. Bob Feller was playing then, at age 30. Feller died this past December, at age 92. That’s 62 years ago.
2. Arizona Cardinals
They had their chance, when Kurt Warner was still going and Larry Fitzgerald was catching passes with ease. The problem was, Warner retired soon after and the Cardinals were never the same.
1. Chicago Cubs
Surprise! OK, not really. But instead of lamenting the patheticness of the Chicago Cubs, I
am going to applaud their fans. By far the most loyal fans in sports. After 102 years, what
team would still have a great amount of fans, not to mention its own song, iconic traditions, and famous plants? All at Wrigley Field. Don’t feel ashamed, Cubs fans. Feel proud. Because your Cubs will one day make you forget about all these years and it will feel so sweet when they do win. Did I mention that Yankees fans complain EVERY YEAR about not winning the World Series. Cubs fans, give them a piece of your mind.