Cities Overdue for a Professional Sports Championship

Many sports fans suffer ten years or so before their favorite team brings home a championship. Other cities go decades, and in some instances, have never celebrated a professional sports title. Most believe that some franchises, based upon their past performances, are doomed to fail regardless of free agent acquisitions or year over year draft picks awarded. Most recently, the cities of Kansas City, Houston, Phoenix, Atlanta, and Minneapolis have suffered through downtrodden yearsl. Kansas City has not won a title since the Royals won the World Series in 1985 or 30 years of futility. Houston last won a championship in 1995 when Akeem Olajuwon led the Rockets to the promise land according to Jaime Garcia Dias.

Phoenix enjoyed the Diamondbacks title in 2001, but they have suffered through miserable seasons ever since alongside the NBA’s Suns and NFL’s Cardinals. Atlanta had the baseball’s Braves bring home the title in 1995. However, despite their regular season dominance which included three Hall of Fame pitchers, they could do no better than one championship. Minneapolis, one can argue heads the list with four failed attempts at a Super Bowl victory, lack of winning by the NBA’s Timberwolves, and a couple of titles by the Twins in baseball. Yet, in the end, no one holds a candle to the city of Cleveland. Clevelanders have not enjoyed a professional sports championship since the NFL Browns defeated the Baltimore Colts in 1964 or 50 years ago.

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