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    Quote Originally Posted by Winnipegopher View Post
    Well if this makes you feel better Minnesota isn't even top 5 in misery.

    http://www.the10and3.com/the-most-mi...-2018-edition/
    Detroit worse off than Minnesota for their sports fans' misery? Absolutely ridiculous.
    Plus, UMich and MSU are busy piling up big-sport title game appearances. Our local university...not so much.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cncmin View Post
    Detroit worse off than Minnesota for their sports fans' misery? Absolutely ridiculous.
    Plus, UMich and MSU are busy piling up big-sport title game appearances. Our local university...not so much.
    Agreed. Moreover adding the CFL was ridiculous. I am a Blue Bomber fan but 10 minutes after a game the result, win or lose, is forgotten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BleedGopher View Post
    Washington D.C.

    Go Gophers!!
    Isn't it Atlanta? DC United won MLS Cup within the last 15 years I think.

    We could talk about some of the markets like Nashville, Cincinatti, Charlotte, San Diego, Buffalo or Milwaukee (who all have longer droughts than us), but they don't have enough teams to make it heartbreaking enough IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mnsportsgeek View Post
    Isn't it Atlanta? DC United won MLS Cup within the last 15 years I think.

    We could talk about some of the markets like Nashville, Cincinatti, Charlotte, San Diego, Buffalo or Milwaukee (who all have longer droughts than us), but they don't have enough teams to make it heartbreaking enough IMO.
    This list most commonly covers 4 traditional pro sports, not including MLS.

    Definitely not Atlanta. Since the last time we were ina title game (1991), the Braves were in multiple World Series and won one, and the Falcons wee in two Super Bowls, including their win over us in NFC Championship.

    Go Gophers!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BleedGopher View Post
    This list most commonly covers 4 traditional pro sports, not including MLS.

    Definitely not Atlanta. Since the last time we were ina title game (1991), the Braves were in multiple World Series and won one, and the Falcons wee in two Super Bowls, including their win over us in NFC Championship.

    Go Gophers!!
    But their title drought is 3rd (2nd if we include MLS) to ours. Getting 2nd place a couple times doesn’t end a streak. If the Vikings had lost 3 Super Bowls in the last 6 years we would still have the same miserable opinion of ourselves. A handful of smaller markets are worse than even us. We are the worst major market by a small margin.

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    We’ve done it! Now 100 combined seasons without a championship appearance.

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    Meanwhile, Boston fans have enjoyed 16 combined championship appearances since 1991 including at least 2 appearances from each of the 4 teams.

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    And Washington won the Cup, so we don't even have a twin market of ineptitude.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GophersInIowa View Post
    We’ve done it! Now 100 combined seasons without a championship appearance.
    Sigh...

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    Of course there's no such thing as an unbreakable record, but this is so statistically unlikely - near impossible, actually - that I can't see any other town ever getting close.

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    I know this thread is meant to focus on the Pro teams but let's not forget our gopher sports...football and basketball (excluding 1996 of course) haven't won the Big Ten in forever either. Easily the most starved fan base out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmvander View Post
    I know this thread is meant to focus on the Pro teams but let's not forget our gopher sports...football and basketball (excluding 1996 of course) haven't won the Big Ten in forever either. Easily the most starved fan base out there.
    Yes, let's add to the pity party.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Gopher View Post
    Of course there's no such thing as an unbreakable record, but this is so statistically unlikely - near impossible, actually - that I can't see any other town ever getting close.
    We're the best of the worst. If the Vikings don't do it in the next 2 seasons, it's going to be several more years. Sigh.

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    It will happen someday! Someday.... please happen someday...
    Who hates iowa?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bad Gopher View Post
    Of course there's no such thing as an unbreakable record, but this is so statistically unlikely - near impossible, actually - that I can't see any other town ever getting close.
    OK, I started to think about this in the shower after I wrote it. Statistically, there would be some mean period at which this would be expected to occur again, although the variance of that occurrence would be high. It would take someone with way better statistical analysis chops than I to figure out what that period would be, but considering it's a chain of events and therefore a long-term accomplishment (i.e. it's taken us more than a quarter century for us to accomplish it), it would have to be a return period of hundreds if not thousands if not tens of thousands of years, assuming a similar number of cities, teams, etc.

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