Thanks to Cleveland's first championship in 1964, the Cubs World Series Championship, and some decent teams in Toronto, a path has been cleared for the Twin Cities to become the most miserable major sports city on the continent...
the10and3.com - This year, the Twin Cities have the dubious distinction of being the most miserable among major sports cities (those with 3 or more teams), after teams from cities like Cleveland, Toronto and Houston broke major playoff droughts.
While this city’s franchises are not necessarily the worst in their respective leagues, they are not particularly good, either. The Vikings, Timberwolves and Twins suffered through another season without making the playoffs, while the Wild, who have shown flashes of brilliance in the past several years, are nevertheless not in the discussion for a potential Stanley Cup. Case in point: for much of this past season, the Wild were playing like the presumptive Presidents’ Trophy winners, but a late-season skid has their fans doubting whether they’ll even make it past the first round of the playoffs. Minnesotans have to be wondering: is this as good as it gets?
The10and3.com came out with their new rankings this year which is where the Twin Cities gets this title from. Thankfully we come in 3rd overall since the top 2 cities aren't considered "major market." Take a look at the ranking methodology, and full details here.
These are the top 5 most miserable sports cities in North America:
3. Minneapolis/St. Paul
4. Queens - Long Island