Most miserable sports city? Sounds about right
I forgot to blog about this the other day, but Forbes recently ranked Atlanta as the second most miserable sports town in America. Out of all the seasons of professional sports in this town, the Braves 1995 World Series win is the only championship. The magazine takes note of all the finals losses, semi-finals losses, and even the Hawks run of 25 playoff teams without even making the finals. Awesome.
This jives pretty well with my experience as a sports fan. Not only the pro sports, but college sports as well. The misery comes not from just plain sucking – you can kind of get used to that and just go do something else. It is that every year they have a chance, or at least you think they do. Your teams get close. They make the playoffs, win a round. Then, of course, like always, they tank. Ugh. It is brutal. And spare me the “poor me’s,” Cubs fans. That is one team. Chicago has had many other championships over the years. Apparently Forbes thinks Seattle is the only more miserable city to be a sports fan in. Sigh. Second place. Again.