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Misery Index

Nov. 14, 2016
Nov. 14, 2016

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Nov. 14, 2016

INBOX
2016 WORLD SERIES
  • RIP, Curse of the Billy Goat. In a Game 7 for the ages, the Cubs overcame the resilient Indians to win their first title since 1908 and wash away the last vestiges of the longest title drought in American sports

ALEX MACK
COLLEGE FOOTBALL
  • This season marks 20 years since overtime was introduced to FBS football, and after 671 games featuring bonus play, coaches have it all figured out—until they don't

SPORTS and AUTISM
POINT AFTER
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Misery Index

Indians aside, here are the teams that have suffered the most

NBA

This is an article from the Nov. 14, 2016 issue

Longest Drought: KINGS (65 years)

Misery Index: CLIPPERS

What's worse: being terrible, being an embarrassment or being ignored? How about all three?

NHL

Longest Drought: MAPLE LEAFS (49 years)

Misery Index: MAPLE LEAFS

1917--67: 13 Stanley Cup titles. 1968--2016: Only 19 playoff series wins.

MLB

Longest Drought: RANGERS (56 years)

Misery Index: PIRATES

No titles or pennants in 37 years, 20 straight losing seasons (1993--2012) and then a competitive window that lasted just three years. Somewhere Francisco Cabrera is laughing.

NFL

Longest Drought: CARDINALS (69 years)

Misery Index: BILLS

Making four straight Super Bowls is good. Losing four straight Super Bowls is bad. Not making the playoffs this century is really bad.