America's most miserable sports cities

Dick Van Arsdale #5 of the Phoenix Suns shoots against Paul Silas #35 of the Boston Celtics during a game in the 1976 NBA Finals at the Boston Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Boston Celtics defeated the Phoenix Suns 4-2 and won the the 1976 NBA Championship. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 1976 NBAE (Photo by Dick Raphael/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Sports misery isn't all about futility. Sometimes it's about leading your fans to the cusp of a title only to let them down in the end. It's happened the most in these 10 cities over the years. Only major U.S. sports towns — those with at least 75 cumulative NFL, MLB, NBA and NHL seasons — are eligible.

(List, captions, and stats courtesy of Forbes. View the entire list on

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