As we wind down 2008, it’s time for every sports site known to man to give out their year end awards. SI’s Extra Mustard is giving out their Clicksy Awards, Deadspin is giving out their SHOTY Award and that’s just to name a few. But here at No Guts, we want to pay homage to you, the sports fan! That’s right, we want to recognize 7 cities full of sports fans that have had a depressing, to say the least, 2008 and to let you know know that 2009 can only get better (hopefully). So without futher ado, here are the 7 most depressing places to be a sports fan in 2008.
What else can be said that hasn’t already been said. The Lions are staring down a 0-16 season, the Pistons are self destructing before every one’s eyes, and the Tigers are back to being the Tigers. The only glimmer of hope for Detroit fans is the Red Wings, as usual.
D.C. teams always have great expectations, only to let everyone down. 2008 was no different as the Redskins, Wizards, and Capitals all fell short of expectation. As for the Nationals, well this is the most exciting part of their games:
With only one team in the city(Jacksonville Jaguars), it’s tough to be a sports fan in Jacksonville. When that team sucks, it’s even tougher.
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Let’s face it, the Packers are Green Bay sports. As a matter of fact, the Packers are Wisconsin sports. And right now, the Packers suck. Was letting Farve go a bad decision after all?
This wouldn’t be a legitimate list without mentioning Chicago. The fans are pretty used to being depressed about their sports teams and 2008 wasn’t any different. The Cubs, White Sox, Bears, and Bulls all have dissapointed in 2008. And there’s no need to even bring up the Blackhawks.
So those are the cities that we want to recognize and encourage to stay faithful to their teams because 2009 is right around the corner. (Not sure if that will change anything) Any other cities suffering from a sports related depression?
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