May 14, 2021

The top 25 most miserable fan bases in professional sports (ESPN)


Another season ended, another first-time champion. The Washington Nationals went from never having won a postseason series in their time in the nation’s capital to being the first team in American professional sports history to win four road games in a championship series. Needless to say, the Nats are nowhere near this list. But plenty of MLB teams are after the conclusion of the 2019 season.

Washington’s championship caused one baseball team to rocket up this list, while another one cracked the top 25 for the first time since this list was originally released in September 2018. And with the NFL season winding down, the Buffalo Bills are primed to take a fall in the next update. How much of a fall remains to be seen, but their “lofty” position will change soon.

As for this update, here are the rankings — which include the four major U.S. pro leagues — broken out by sport: NFL| MLB | NBA | NHL.

Teams 26-123 are at the bottom of the article.

Positive points mean higher misery, while negative points mean less, just like golf. (Full explanation of the formula can be found in the box below.)


Read “The top 25 most miserable fan bases in professional sports” at ESPN