The worst sports years American cities have ever had   

Updated: December 21, 2007, 3:20 PM ET

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Hey Miami, think you're having the worst sports year ever? Maybe, maybe not. Check out these other disastrous years.


Cavaliers: 17-65 (tied for worst record in NBA)
Indians: 68-94 (4th in AL Central)
Browns: 5-11 (last in AFC North)

CHICAGO (2000)

Cubs: 65-97 (last in NL Central for second consecutive season)
Bears: 5-11 (last in NFC Central, fifth consecutive season with a losing record)
Blackhawks: 33-37-10-2 (3rd in Central division out of four teams; miss playoffs for third consecutive season following a 28-year streak of making the playoffs)
Bulls: 17-65 (last in Central; the worst record in the 34-year history of the team up to that point)
White Sox: 95-67 (1st in AL Central; most wins in American League; swept in the division series by the Mariners)

CHICAGO (1999)

Cubs: 67-95 (last in NL Central)
Bears: 6-10 (last in NFC Central)
Blackhawks: 29-41-12 (3rd in Central out of four teams)
Bulls: 13-37 (last in Central in lockout season; worst record in Eastern Conference)
White Sox: 75-86


Lakers: 33-49 (miss playoffs for first time since 1976)
Clippers: 27-55
Kings: 27-45-12 (after reaching Stanley Cup finals the year before)
Rams: 4-12 (left for St. Louis after season)
Raiders: 9-7 (missed playoffs, left for Oakland)
Dodgers: led NL West by 3.5 games … before strike ended season


Cavaliers: 33-49 (lost Mark Price to a season-ending injury in the first month)
Indians: 57-105 (franchise record for losses; the worst record in MLB by 8 games)
Browns: 6-10 (Bill Belichick's first year as head coach)


Warriors: 24-58 (tied for worst record in Western Conference)
Giants: 71-91 (4th in NL West)
49ers: 2-14 (tied for worst record in NFL)


Chiefs: 5-9 (for third straight season)
Kings (NBA): 31-51 (after going 44-38 in '74-75)
Scouts (NHL): 12-56-12 (second-worst record in NHL, then left for Colorado)
Royals: 90-72 (1st in AL West; lost ALCS to Yankees on Chris Chambliss' walk-off HR in fifth and deciding game)


Eagles: 2-11-1 (tied for second-worst record in NFL)
76ers: 30-52 (missed playoffs; went 9-73 the next year)
Flyers: 26-38-14 (eliminated from playoff contention on final day of season when they lost at Buffalo on a goal with just 4 seconds left (a tie would've gotten the Flyers in the playoffs)
Phillies: 59-97 (last in NL East, even with Steve Carlton going 27-10)

BUFFALO (1971)

Braves (NBA): 22-60 (second-worst team in NBA)
Sabres: 24-39-15
Bills: 1-13 (worst team in NFL)

SAN DIEGO (1970)

Rockets (NBA): 27-55 (worst team in NBA)
Padres: 63-99 (worst team in NL)
Chargers: 5-6-3 (first losing season since 1962)

NEW YORK (1965)

Mets: 50-112
Yankees: 77-85 (after making World Series in each of five previous seasons)
Knicks: 31-49 (missed playoffs)
Rangers: 20-38-12 (missed playoffs)
Jets: 5-8-1
Giants: 7-7


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