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worst sports franchise ever


worst sports franchise ever

the wash nats/mon expos started in 1969. the seattle mariners started in 1977. neither franchise has ever made the championship of their sport. 50 yrs for wash,42 for ms. is there another franchise among the 4 major sports{nhlnba,mlb,nfl} that have been arouind longer. when did biuff braves/clippers start. afl champs and aba count for this discussion

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NFL Superbowl Era:
1. Bucs
2. Lions
3. Browns
4. Cardinals
5. Falcons
I would argue that Lions and Browns could be worst due to never being in the Super Bowl. At least Bucs won 1 despite having the worst regular season record.

NBA:
1. Clippers
2. Wolves
3. Grizzlies
4. Nets
5. Wizards/Kings
Cavs would have been on here if LeBron did not return.

MLB:
Of the original 16 teams the Phillies are the worst, but of all the current teams these are the 5 worst.
1. Padres
2. Rays
3. Marlins
4. Rockies
5. Mariners

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Hmmmm, can't wait to hear Jay Slaters opinion of the Phillies being the worst franchise ever

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The Falcons and the Bucs are tough on that list since, as you said, one won a Super Bowl and the other has been to it multiple times.

That being said, this is worst franchise ever. We should really be comparing cross sport, with franchises that have never won the big one.

I think I might go with the Lions. Even when they had Sanders, they rarely made the playoffs and have never really been considered even a relative contender for the title.

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i remember hearing once that the phillies became the first pro team in any sport here to lose 10,000 games. they must have sucked for a long time, because i always thought they were good.

the Marlins at least won 2 world series. since the wild card i think only the yankees, giants, red sox, and cardinals have won that many or more.

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lions have won the nfl championship.my ? is there any franchise around longer than nats/expos that has never made it to their sports final.

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The current worst baseball teams:

1-Padres--I agree with you on this one, but being a San Diego native, I think their gonna surprise ppl

2 Rays-really they gave up 2nd fewest runs in the american league, remove the rays and replace with the Orioles- they only won 47 games, and they have no big prospect in the minors, and Machado,Jones are gone, they are in a word of hurt

3-Marlins- agreed

4-Rockies, again remove the team and you can replace with White sox, tigers, KC even the Giants

5-Mariners- I agree on that one

Just my opinion:

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I should have clarified that my list looked at winning %.

For MLB, the Marlins are the ying and yang. They have really sucked at times, but they put it together twice to win the World Series in their only two appearances. The Phillies have the worst overall winning % of the original 16 MLB franchises. I agree that of the past 20 yrs, the Orioles would definitely be on that list.

The Lions and Browns both won titles prior to the Super Bowl Era, but have been pretty much awful since. The Bucs despite Gruden winning a Super Bowl with Dungy's players have had some of the worst seasons in the history of the league.

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There's been some bad franchises for sure. Looking at the 2019 campaign, the worst team is going to be the White Sox and I'm a Sox fan. Being realistic though, they are horrible, made no moves to improve their 100 loss season last year. Their ownership is pathetic.
If the Sox win 63 games this year they're going to be lucky.

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure the Charlotte Hornets have the losing-est record of all pro teams. Feels kind of bad to pick on them like that, but it is what it is.

However, if my life depended on it, I'd go with the Cubs.

The 2nd largest city in the USA fielded a team that went over a hundred years without winning a title. Total joke of a team, a laughingstock for over a century. Then there's the "loser" nickname, the goat mascot and the sucky motto. Worst team ever.

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cubs have won a championship.again im looking for a franchise that has been around longer than wash/mon that has never made the finals.for purpose of this argument im including afl,nfl champ[ionship games and aba

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the owners of the Orioles should be banned from ever touching another sports team ever. The Orioles used to have great teams, and they have been just terrible for decades now. as soon as they do well they get rid of all the players and go back to being terrible.