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    112. Arizona Cardinals



    Why?...Like the Saints but have a longer history of crappy football, first being a second banana to the Bears in Chicago, then second banana in St. Louis to the baseball Cardinals, then to Phoenix where they still suck. But it is a dry suck.

    The Good....One Super Bowl Appearance in a close game against the Steelers and one NFL Championship in 1947. Currently the longest championship drought in professional sports.

    The Bad....Currently the longest championship drought in sports.

    The Ugly....Continuously owned by the Bidwell Family whose decades of stinginess have led to poor play.

    Where they play? University of Phoenix Stadium, where all season ticket holder have online degrees in something that they cannot use in the workforce.

    Owner: Bill Bidwell is 86 years old, so his son Michael is calling the shots

    Coach: Bruce Arians who seems to have a beret fetish.

    Top Current Players: Larry Fitzgerald….poor Larry Fitzgerald

    Hall of Famers....Dick “Night Train” Lane, Dan Dierdorf, Jackie Smith, Aeneas Williams
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    111. Charlotte Hornets





    a.k.a Charlotte Bobcats

    Why?...This will sound confusing but this will include the original Charlotte Hornets up until their move to New Orleans. Along with the birth of the Charlotte Bobcats and renaming of the Hornets in 2014.

    The Good....Made it out of the first round four times but not since 2002

    The Bad....Those expansion years were bad, both the Hornets and the Bobcats. Just 7 wins in the strike shortened 2012 season.

    The Ugly....You had the draft rights to Kobe Bryant and traded it for Vlade Divac. First franchise to move because the fans found out that the owner is a rapist.

    Where they play? Spectrum Center, Just like the company, the Hornets are capable of several outages for long periods of time. The NBA nixed the idea of letting the Hornets show to play around 2 to 6 pm.

    Owner: Michael Jordan, you might have heard of the guy.

    Coach: Steve Clifford, not as notable as the owner, not to be confused with a big red dog.

    Top Current Players: Kemba Walker, Dwight Howard (how he’s here now?)

    Hall of Famers....Robert Parish had a late dinner here, Alonzo Mourning had an early breakfast here.
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    110. Minnesota Twins

    a.k.a Washington Senators (version 1)

    Why?...While the Twins occasionally will have a stinker of a season, they had a lot more when they were the Senators before moving to Minnesota in 1961.

    The Good....3 World Series Titles, including 1987 and 1991

    The Bad.... Washington D.C. fans had a saying “First in War, First in Peace, Last in the American League”.

    The Ugly... “I'll tell you why we came to Minnesota. It was when we found out you only had 15,000 blacks here. Black people don't go to ballgames, but they'll fill up a rassling ring and put up such a chant it'll scare you to death. We came here because you've got good, hardworking white people here."[ -Calvin Griffith, team owner on why he moved the team from Washington to Minnesota.

    Where they play? Target Field, I’ve seen it, it’s a cute lil ballpark, I’m not going to knock it.

    Owner: Jim Pohlad son of Carl Pohlad who bought the Twins in 1984 from the Griffith Family

    Manager: Paul Molitor, a Hall of Famer, 7x All Star, 4x Silver Slugger. Currently in his third year

    Top Current Players: Ervin Santana, Joe Mauer, Brian Dozier
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    111. Charlotte Hornets





    a.k.a Charlotte Bobcats

    Why?...This will sound confusing but this will include the original Charlotte Hornets up until their move to New Orleans. Along with the birth of the Charlotte Bobcats and renaming of the Hornets in 2014.
    If we're including the original Hornets(which seems weird, especially since the Pelicans haven't cracked the list yet), then as a '90s kid, I'd be remiss if I didn't add that the Hornets were the team of the '90s. I didn't own a Hornets Starter jacket, but probably would have if I had had more control of discretionary income(I think I had to settle for a hat instead). Those things were ubiquitous. Growing up in southeastern Michigan, it was probably a 60/30/10 split between the Hornets/Bulls/Pistons. That was probably what led to the Pistons disastrous teal phase.
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    I had a hornets starter. I was the first in my school. It was awesome.

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    109. Brooklyn Nets

    a.k.a New Jersey Nets, New York Nets (1978 season only)

    Why?...What do you get when your team’s greatest player played his entire NBA Career somewhere else?

    The Good....Jason Kidd DUI’ed the Nets to two Eastern Conference Championships in 2002 & 2003.

    The Bad....Usually follow an occasional winning season with a decade of incompetence.

    The Ugly...Desperate trying to be on par with the crosstown Knicks and failing is a lot like being a parasite on top of a turd.

    Where they play? Barclays Arena, because those private arenas being built via eminent domain are always popular with the local crowd.

    Owner: Mikhail Prokhorov, who I believe made his money into hacking into your checking account.

    Manager: Kenny Atkinson, it appears he played mostly in Europe as a player, in his second year of coaching. I automatically assumed it was Kenny Anderson, the former Seton Hall star.

    Top Current Players: Jeremy Lin (who you won’t see this season), Timofey Mozgov (sure why not)

    Hall of Famers....Julius Erving (who played his entire career with the 76ers), several Nets hall of famers had cups of coffee with the Nets but no one would spend their career there. One exception would be Drazen Petrovic who was an all-star but died in a car crash in 1993
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    So the ABA never existed?

    Kep (probably) and I have fond memories of Billy "The Whopper" Paultz and Wendall Ladner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    So the ABA never existed?

    Kep (probably) and I have fond memories of Billy "The Whopper" Paultz and Wendall Ladner.
    If I count the ABA, should I count the USFL as well? Imagine doing a post about the Kentucky Colonels or The Spirits of St. Louis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CommAvHusky View Post
    If I count the ABA, should I count the USFL as well? Imagine doing a post about the Kentucky Colonels or The Spirits of St. Louis.
    I just peeked in here, but is the WHL in the mix? Or AFL (Arena)? For the latter, some guy named Kurt Warner (Iowa Barnstormers) led the hapless Rams to a title.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joecct View Post
    So the ABA never existed?

    Kep (probably) and I have fond memories of Billy "The Whopper" Paultz and Wendall Ladner.
    I grew up watching the Nets in the ABA with many games in Nassau Coliseum (I was too young when they played in the Commack Arena, near where I lived, but I did see the Long Island Ducks in that place). Of course, Ladner's story ended in a tragic, tragic way.

    Don't forget Rick Barry and of course their best player who played his entire NBA career somewhere else. Watching in person Erving sail from the foul line to lay down a dunk was out of this world.
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    No XFL?

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    108. Tampa Bay Buccaneers


    Why?...0-26! The Bucs lost its first 26 games before winning its first ever game in their second season. . A multitude of ineptness for most of their history.

    The Good....They won Super Bowl XXXVII by scoring 48 points. Somehow was one game away from the Super Bowl in their fourth season.

    The Bad..... 12 straight double digit loss seasons in the 1980s & 1990s. Lost its first 20 games where the gametime temperature was below 40 degrees.

    The Ugly...The Bucs made Creamsicle a thing. The unis look like something out of the XFL.

    Where they play? Raymond Jaymes Stadium. A publicly financed stadium with a big pirate ship. Often called “Ray-Jay” or the “New Sombrero” (the Sombrero was the nickname for the old Tampa Stadium).

    Owner: The Glazer Family, bought the team from original owner Hugh Culverhouse after his passing in 1995. Once the sale was finalized the Glazers declared Tampa Stadium to be inadequate and held the city hostage to build him a new stadium in order to keep the Bucs in Tampa. The Glazers are more known internationally for owning English Premier League powerhouse, Manchester United.

    Coach: Dirk Koetter, the shelf life of a Bucs coach is two years, this is Koetter’s second season.

    Top Current Players: Jameis Winston when he’s not stealing crab legs. Mike Evans is a top notch Wide Receiver. Doug Martin, I hear he’s good, sure.

    Hall of Famers…Lee Roy Selmon, Derrick Brooks, Warren Sapp
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    Ah the Glazer Family, had the opportunity to buy the Tampa Bay Mutiny, an MLS team literally in their own stadium, and passed so they could buy Manchester United. The ultimate definition of Glory Hunters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CommAvHusky View Post
    If I count the ABA, should I count the USFL as well? Imagine doing a post about the Kentucky Colonels or The Spirits of St. Louis.
    The Spirits should be ranked #1 for generating $800 million while not existing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spartanforlife4 View Post
    The Spirits should be ranked #1 for generating $800 million while not existing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    Ah the Glazer Family, had the opportunity to buy the Tampa Bay Mutiny, an MLS team literally in their own stadium, and passed so they could buy Manchester United. The ultimate definition of Glory Hunters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    Ah the Glazer Family, had the opportunity to buy the Tampa Bay Mutiny, an MLS team literally in their own stadium, and passed so they could buy Manchester United. The ultimate definition of Glory Hunters.
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    why go out for hamburger when I can have steak every night?


    Because the hamburger supports local farmers while the steak is just a flashy, foreign show of money.

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    why go out for hamburger when i can have alpo every night?


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