Minnesota Now Among Most Pro Sports-Cursed Markets
Now that long-losing Cleveland has won a pro-sports title (their first since 1964), it's time to see what pro-sports markets are in the longest championship drought. Good news, Minnesota is in the Top-Five. (#Wild, #Twins, #Vikings, #Timberwolves)
According to the New York Times, these are the Top-Ten most cursed sports markets, looking at just the NFL, NHL, MLB, and NBA:
- Buffalo: Last title 1965 (AFL's Buffalo Bills).
- Cincinnati: Last title 1990 (MLB Cincinnati Reds).
- San Diego: Last title...never.
- Toronto: Last title 1993 (MLB Toronto Blue Jays).
- Minnesota: Last title 1991 (MLB Minnesota Twins).
- Nashville: Last title...never.
- Atlanta: Last title 1995 (MLB Atlanta Braves).
- Houston: Last title 1995 (NBA Houston Rockets).
- Washington DC: Last title 1991 (NFL Washington Redskins).
- Milwaukee: Last title 1971 (NBA Milwaukee Bucks).
The New York Times goes on to elaborate on the Minnesota sports scene by saying:
The Twins lost in the division series in their last five trips to the playoffs. The Vikings are 0-4 in Super Bowls and have not been to one since 1977. The Lynx of the WNBA have won three titles in the past five seasons. The Twins are very bad, but despite losing at home to the Seahawks in the first round of the playoffs on a missed field goal, the Vikings have hope for the future behind Teddy Bridgewater.
Minnesota, the Land of Eternal Sports Optimists. Go Huskies!