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    What state has had the least pro sport sucess?

    In terms of pro sport achievements in the last 5 years, what state has been the poorest at fielding good teams? Off the top of my head it seems like the answer would be Washington. The Mariners haven't made the playoffs in almost 10 years. The Seahawks were decent 3-5 years ago, but have been pretty bad the last couple of years. The Sonics left town a couple of years ago. And on top of that Washington and WSU have combined for a 34-86 record in the last 5 years.


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    Re: What state has had the least pro sport sucess?

    If Missouri didn't have the Cardinals, they'd be number 1. The Rams, Chiefs and Royals have all stunk recently



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    Re: What state has had the least pro sport sucess?

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneu View Post
    In terms of pro sport achievements in the last 5 years, what state has been the poorest at fielding good teams? Off the top of my head it seems like the answer would be Washington. The Mariners haven't made the playoffs in almost 10 years. The Seahawks were decent 3-5 years ago, but have been pretty bad the last couple of years. The Sonics left town a couple of years ago. And on top of that Washington and WSU have combined for a 34-86 record in the last 5 years.
    Last 5 years means you have to include the Seahawks Super Bowl (played in 2006). I think this automatically disqualifies Seattle.

    BTW I'm a huge Mariners and Sonics fan.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyched View Post
    If Missouri didn't have the Cardinals, they'd be number 1. The Rams, Chiefs and Royals have all stunk recently
    Don't the Blues suck too? The same could probably be said of Ohio minus the Cavs.




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    Re: What state has had the least pro sport sucess?

    Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and New Hampshire.



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    Quote Originally Posted by BryceC View Post
    Don't the Blues suck too? The same could probably be said of Ohio minus the Cavs.
    Good thing the Reds just became good then. Plus they have tOSU, so they can manage



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    Re: What state has had the least pro sport sucess?

    Maryland (Ravens, Redskins, Orioles)



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    Re: What state has had the least pro sport sucess?

    I don't know about the last 5 years, and this is a city, not a state, but Cleveland gets my nod. The Indians, the Browns then to top it all off King James and the Cavs.



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    Re: What state has had the least pro sport sucess?

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and New Hampshire.
    Iowa?



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    Re: What state has had the least pro sport sucess?

    Iowa! Our pro teams suck!

    Then again... we don't have any. So there's that...



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    Re: What state has had the least pro sport sucess?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cy's Taxi View Post
    Iowa! Our pro teams suck!

    Then again... we don't have any. So there's that...
    Hey now, our semi-pro teams have had decent success(I-Cubs)



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    Re: What state has had the least pro sport sucess?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones33 View Post
    Iowa?
    I knew I was forgetting a state.



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    Re: What state has had the least pro sport sucess?

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    I knew I was forgetting a state.
    But we have the Cedar Rapids Kernels! I don't know much about the Iowa Cubs but the Kernels are pretty solid.



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    Re: What state has had the least pro sport sucess?

    I'm assuming that these states have to actually have professional sports in them. Also, do you have to have more than one? (i.e. Oregon only has the Trail Blazers, Oklahoma only has the Thunder.) So, with that being the case you have to go with Georgia. The Braves have been bad for about 5 years...obviously better this season...the Falcons have always been lackluster....and the Hawks have been in the playoffs but when they play the "good" competition in the East...they got worked. So Georgia could be a good candidate. Are the Thrashers good in Hockey? (I'm trying to do this without looking anything up.)

    New Jersey: Nets have been horrid. The Devils? Are they bad now? Or just not as good?


    Ohio would be in the mix only if Lebron wasn't with the Cavs all these past couple of years.....Browns suck, Indians suck, Reds are alright this year but have sucked for about 10 years, Bengals have recently started to get a bit better... and still, the Cavs choked in every playoffs they have been a part of.



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    Re: What state has had the least pro sport sucess?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyched View Post
    Hey now, our semi-pro teams have had decent success(I-Cubs)
    While the are currently in 1st, the last time they won anything was 1993.

    Barnstormers have never won anything.

    The Iowa Energy have never won anything.

    The Iowa Chops/Stars have never won anything.

    Granted all teams have made the playoffs somewhat recently.



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