Forbes just published an article listing what they believe to be the Ten Most Miserable Sports Cities. They based these rankings on different numbers and ratios with pretty much a blatant disregard for these actual misery of the fans in these cities. Evidence supporting this fact being the Atlanta is number 1, with Cleveland and Philadelphia being 8 and 9. Here are my top 5.
1. Cleveland – The Indians were a joke before the Carlos Baerga era, and the constant highlight of MJ’s jumpshot over Craig Ehlo does not help. Not to mention a football team that left and was re-created, while continuing to make fans feel like Tim Couch(pussy who cries) on a daily basis.
2. Philadelphia – When a city is ready to boo Santa Claus, then you know there are some mental issues. Probably the most annoying of all fans, with their constant Eagles chants, while also being the most likely to go home and put on lipstick like Steve Buscemi in Billy Madison and contemplate their “People to Kill” list, #1 – Joe Carter.
3. Boston – Sure this city has been on fire since 2001, but it really does not make any difference for the fans. They’ll still be the first one’s to bitch about officiating or make themselves feel like the victim. It’s kind of like a city full of ex-girlfriends, or more accurately, a city full of Livia Sopranos.
4. Buffalo – Four Superbowl losses on Madden would make me want to kill myself, let alone in real-life. Also, arguably their biggest star was Orenthal James himself. Maybe O.J. could help out Buffalonians, if you know what I mean, when the Bills leave for an actual city(Toronto) in the near future.
5. Twin Cities (Minneapolis, St. Paul) – First of all, there is an identity crisis, which can’t help, kind of like having gay parents, you’re already at a disadvantage. The persona of over-acheiving before under-acheiving has definitely taken its toll, and Gary Anderson‘s Norwood in 1998 doesn’t help. To tell you the truth, they probably would have been higher on the list if it wasn’t for Gordon Bombay and the Mighty Ducks.