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Most Cursed City in Sports


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Yeah, 'cursed' sort of insinuates that the teams had multiple occasions to win, and failed. If you never get there- you're not cursed, you just suck. 

 

Padres- 2 WS appearances, steam-rolled in both.

Chargers- One SB appearance, also blown out

 

Bills- 4 straight Superbowls= 'cursed'

Sabres- 2 Cup Finals- lost one in very controversial fashion.

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27 minutes ago, tigerslionspistonshabs said:

Yeah, 'cursed' sort of insinuates that the teams had multiple occasions to win, and failed. If you never get there- you're not cursed, you just suck. 

 

Padres- 2 WS appearances, steam-rolled in both.

Chargers- One SB appearance, also blown out

 

Bills- 4 straight Superbowls= 'cursed'

Sabres- 2 Cup Finals- lost one in very controversial fashion.

The Cubs didn't attend a single World Series during the curse of the billy goat. The Rangers didn't appear in any Finals during Dutton's curse.

 

"So close you can taste it" is not a requisite for labeling a franchise or city "cursed."

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1 hour ago, BeerGuyJordan said:

The Cubs didn't attend a single World Series during the curse of the billy goat. The Rangers didn't appear in any Finals during Dutton's curse.

 

"So close you can taste it" is not a requisite for labeling a franchise or city "cursed."

 

Indeed. I mean the Padres have been plenty cursed in other ways. Take 2010. They found a way to blow a late season 6 game lead in the NL West and let the Giants squeak into the playoffs on the final day of the year. The Giants go on to break their own cursed streak and win their first of 3 WS in 5 years. That one hurt. Or 2007 where they were tied with the Rockies at season's end forced to play a tiebreaker in which we're still waiting for Matt Holliday to touch home plate 10 years later...

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the most cursed city in all of professional sports?

 

Might be interesting if someone had any examples of any smaller cities, not big enough for the 'big four', that have a history of minor professional teams in a couple or more sports that could qualify.

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14 hours ago, greyraven8 said:

the most cursed city in all of professional sports?

 

Might be interesting if someone had any examples of any smaller cities, not big enough for the 'big four', that have a history of minor professional teams in a couple or more sports that could qualify.

 

Do minor league sports ever engender that kind of pain though on such a large scale level?

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42 minutes ago, bosrs1 said:

 

Do minor league sports ever engender that kind of pain though on such a large scale level?

Sudbury, Ontario.  Wolves haven't won a Memorial Cup since 1932 when they were the Sudbury Club Wolves.  Looks like there was perhaps a gap of existence somewhere because the Wolves as they now exist were born in 1962, moving to the OHL in 1972.  My father's side is from there, & they follow the team in fun like they're the Washington Generals.

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3 hours ago, bosrs1 said:

 

Do minor league sports ever engender that kind of pain though on such a large scale level?

Never on such a large scale, but the pain can be just as real. Not typically, but there are fans of every team who follow them like they're a big four team.

 

There are teams, as well, that mean as much to their city as a big four league's, sometimes more. Few and far between, but they exist.

 

You try telling Hershey Bears or Toledo Mud Hens fans that their team doesn't matter, see how that goes over.

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