Twins/Vikings/Wild/Wolves Championship appearance drought tracker

GophersInIowa

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With the NFL season officially over, it’s now been a combined 97 seasons since any of them went to a championship game/series. The teams are 0-7 since then in chances to go to their championship.
 

El Amin Fan

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With the NFL season officially over, it’s now been a combined 97 seasons since any of them went to a championship game/series. The teams are 0-7 since then in chances to go to their championship.
This is exactly what I didn't need to read on a cold, gloomy Monday morning.
 

GophersInIowa

Active member
We might as well embrace the ineptness.

If one of the four were to win a championship in the near future, which team would you want it to be? I think for me it would be the Twins.
 

Bad Gopher

A Loner, A Rebel
I knew someone would post this. It was tasteful to wait a until couple weeks after the clincher.

Just a reminder: in the other thread, I'd posted what the odds of this would be if the outcomes of games/seasons were completely randomized. Although I haven't figured an exact number, the odds are roughly 1 in 600 or so. Only one conclusion is possible: we're a bunch of losers.
 

tmvander

Member
And this is to just WENT to the championship? There would still be a game to play for any of them haha. Being a fan is exhausting.
 

GophersInIowa

Active member
I knew someone would post this. It was tasteful to wait a until couple weeks after the clincher.

Just a reminder: in the other thread, I'd posted what the odds of this would be if the outcomes of games/seasons were completely randomized. Although I haven't figured an exact number, the odds are roughly 1 in 600 or so. Only one conclusion is possible: we're a bunch of losers.
Yeah if everything was equal, one of the teams should go to a championship every 4 years and win it once every 8.
 

dpodoll68

Elite Poster
We might as well embrace the ineptness.

If one of the four were to win a championship in the near future, which team would you want it to be? I think for me it would be the Twins.
Thinking on it right now, February 5, I'd say the Timberwolves because the NBA Finals are in June and that would mean I'd only have to wait 4 months for this drought to be over. (Plus I don't particularly care about the Wild.)

But if I'm being honest, it's always the Vikings for me.
 

tmvander

Member
Who do we think is the closest? I mean Vikings but can they have that decent of a year again with the QB situation, a horrible schedule next year, and a defense that is only getting older? I say their window closes in 5 years.

The Twins? Can they really compete with the Yankees, Red Sox, etc. to get to a world series? Even with the young core of talent and work they've put in so far in the offseason I just don't know.

The Wild? They've already had their shots. Their team is getting older and stale. They need to mix things up in the next few years.

The T-wolves? Maybe the best chance of the 4 however they have a few juggernauts in the west to compete with. They cannot beat Golden State or Houston.
 

Bad Gopher

A Loner, A Rebel
Who do we think is the closest? I mean Vikings but can they have that decent of a year again with the QB situation, a horrible schedule next year, and a defense that is only getting older? I say their window closes in 5 years.

The Twins? Can they really compete with the Yankees, Red Sox, etc. to get to a world series? Even with the young core of talent and work they've put in so far in the offseason I just don't know.

The Wild? They've already had their shots. Their team is getting older and stale. They need to mix things up in the next few years.

The T-wolves? Maybe the best chance of the 4 however they have a few juggernauts in the west to compete with. They cannot beat Golden State or Houston.
The Wild and Wolves both feel like a lost cause.

If the Royals can do it, the Twins can do it. I like the new management team.

The Vikings might take a half step back next year with the first-place schedule, but they'll be holding the Lombardi trophy two years from now. Remember I said that.
 

cncmin

Active member
Yabut those poor Chicago fans. I mean Boston fans. I mean San Diego fans. I mean Cleveland fans. They all are so much worse off. I feel sorry for them.
 

Bad Gopher

A Loner, A Rebel
It would be great if the Twins could keep this baby from going triple figures. Although unlikely, it's at least within the realm of possibility, unlike with the Wild and Wolves.
 

Donovan

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If you consider all the metro areas that have at least 3 of the 4 major sports, the Twin Cities has the longest championship drought (Cleveland had the record until the Cavaliers won). Trivia question: who has the second longest draught?
 

BleedGopher

Administrator
If you consider all the metro areas that have at least 3 of the 4 major sports, the Twin Cities has the longest championship drought (Cleveland had the record until the Cavaliers won). Trivia question: who has the second longest draught?
Washington D.C.

Go Gophers!!
 

Donovan

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Didn't the Redskins win the Super Bowl in January 1992?
Correct. I listen to Tony Kornheiser's podcast, and he and their cast all live in DC and follow all their sports. For many years I've indulged in some schadenfruede listening to their shows after their teams fail in the playoffs. They complain to each other on the show how awful their city is for sports, just like we all do. The Capitals have had some bad chokes in the playoffs recently, and the day after shows were epic.
 

BleedGopher

Administrator
Correct. I listen to Tony Kornheiser's podcast, and he and their cast all live in DC and follow all their sports. For many years I've indulged in some schadenfruede listening to their shows after their teams fail in the playoffs. They complain to each other on the show how awful their city is for sports, just like we all do. The Capitals have had some bad chokes in the playoffs recently, and the day after shows were epic.
Misery loves company.

Go Gophers!!
 

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