Top 10 Most Cursed Sports TeamsThese teams have not had much success in the past, whether it might be countless playoff heartbreak, or just being plain bad.
As much as I hate the Cleveland Browns(I'm a Steelers fan), I do feel bad for them since they have had little to no bright moments since the 64 NFL Championship win over the Baltimore Colts. I would say that I wish they could get better but I can't because it would be a disgrace to wish your rival was better, but apart from that, I do feel bad for Cleveland.
They've had a lot of bad luck over the years but something tells me Baker will be different. He may finally give that team something to celebrate besides just a win.
Until this team wins the championship, the Browns will forever be haunted by words that hurt a lot to the Brwons fans: The Retirement (Jim Brown), Red Right 88, The Drive, The Fumble, Bottlegate and worst of all The Move.
Used to be a model franchise in NFL's early days. But since then, they have gone through numerous draft busts and starting QBs.
I feel like Detroit wouldn't be so bad if not for Bobby Layne cursing them after being traded to Pittsburgh(my favorite team). It's been almost 65 years since they have won a championship and in my opinion, it's all Bobby Layne's fault(this is only to be funny, I not blaming the former star). Plus only one playoff win in the last 65 years. This team needs to start rising just like Cincinnati did this year(despite the fact that I was completely against them winning Super Bowl 56).I may not be a fan of the Detroit Lions but I do feel bad for those who are fans. The worst of it all for this snakebit team was when 50 years ago when Chuck Hughes died on the field of a heart attack and clogged arteries. This team is nothing but despair, tragedy, sadness, and lost causes. I really do feel bad for all of Detroit even for going 0-16 in 2008 once also. I can go on and on about the worst things in Lions history of bad things that have happened but I think I've covered everything that is good ...more
In the past last few years sure we made two playoff appearance only to lose go figure it's the Lions, anyways since then we have lost big major pieces of our team like Ndamukong Suh, Calvin Johnson, & Stephen Tulloch in a way. Now entering this new season I am approaching it with an open mind as if I know what will happen no need to overreact the result will be the same to me and hope for better of this team. If I'm correct in the future, If Stafford incredibly under performs to his expectations this year combined with terrible coaching then they should be considered top 5, If not top 3 I have suffered with this team for quite a long time of losing seasons and typical results over and over.
Yes, you guys will say they are "too low". But they have been a little bit better recently, that doesn't save them from being on this list, though. Twice superstars have retired in their primes and are one of four teams not to have appeared in the Super Bowl.
Like the Browns, was once a model franchise. But they haven't won the cup since 1967 and since then have been a doormat of the NHL.
Another reason why I hate voting just to express my opinion. Also, change the name of this list to 'Most cursed North American sports teams' it would suit this list a lot better.
Yeah yeah they broke the curse but it still doesn't mean it didn't happen. 108 years is a long time
Hey the curse is finally over, so therefore they should be lower.
Yes they've been good and at times great BUT since 1973, never won the NBA Championship. Among the key curses we're signing Spencer Haywood, Bob McAdoo (even though he still had good seasons even in New York), Marvin Webster, The injury of Scoring sensation Bernard King in 1985, The Bulls of the late 1980s and into 1993, Larry Brown as head coach and even Lenny Wilkens as head coach, John Starks' awful 1994 nba finals Game 7 performance and finally Phil Jackson as General Manager.
Have they ever been good?
The perfect team to be cursed, here's a few reasons, the Broad Street Bullies beat the Sabres IN Buffalo in the 1975 Stanley Cup Finals, "No Goal" in the 1999 Stanley Cup Finals, the breakup of the French Connection, the tragic death of Tim Horton, the 1992-93 Canadiens in a 7-game heartbreak loss, the Non-Goal that counted in the Flyers ellimnating the Sabres in the 2000 playoffs, 6 head coaches since 2013, the firing of Ted Nolan despite being named the NHL Coach of the Year, and so on
A lot of you guys will be against me, but I decided the Rangers are haunted enough to deserve a spot on the list. Made it to two straight World Series, but lost them both, the latter in agonizing fashion.
I still can't believe they made it to the NFC Championship game four straight years in a row, yet made the SB only once, losing to New England. Their fans will tell you that as successful as they have been in the regular season, they are almost guaranteed to choke in the playoffs.
They won a super bowl!
Probably the 4th maybe 3rd most cursed team in the league after Detroit, Cincinnati, and then Cleveland. I mean cursed when I also mean playoff games. The Minnesota Vikings have 30 playoff loses which is the most ever in NFL history. They lost 4 Super Bowls in an 8 season span, First by being upset by Kansas City in 1969, being ran over by Larry Csonka and Miami in 1973, being ripped and torn apart by the Steel Curtin in 1974 and of course, being beat up by total dominance by both the offense and defense by Oakland in 1976 and since then, every time they have gone to the NFC Championship as resulted in everything going all wrong for them in the end. First Gary Anderson missing the field goal in 1998, Brett Favre throwing the ball when he should not have, and then succumbing to and underdog No. 1 seeded Philadelphia Eagles team lead by a backup quarterback. No matter what happens in the regular season, everything just goes all wrong for them in the Postseason.
Being a Vikings fan myself, it was very painful to put them on the list. They're probably the "best" team to be on the list, but they have been ripping fan's hearts out for years and years.
Not a Vikings fan but the 2017 postseason was a perfect example. They had a Minneapolis miracle against New Orleans and then they followed that game with an absolute meltdown against Philadelphia who won the super bowl
The team is usually consistently competitive but they can never reach that next step
Recently became good, but that doesn't erase their early years of being a doormat. They are one of three teams that have yet to make it to the Conference Finals
Chris Paul went to the rockets.
I see nothing wrong with this being here considering that they have lost the most Super Bowls in consecutive appearances as well as having the most super bowls lost along with Minnesota. I would like to see Josh Allen bring a championship to Buffalo in 2022 hopefully or at least some point in my life this great dual threat guy will be the guy to do it and make Buffalo proud and be able to break the curse once and for all
GO BILLS! (These are words coming from a Steelers fan. I only want the Bills to win one because I would like to see more teams have their chance unless it is AFC North rivals or New England or for the moment, Tampa Bay).
This one speaks for itself. Went to four straight SB's, lost them all. Only sports team that hasn't been to the playoffs in the century.
I'll admit it, I had a tough time deciding who should have taken #10, but the Sharks are one of those teams that will do really well in the regular season, only to choke in the playoffs.
They finally won the cup!
Washington Capitals--Sharks joined the NHL in 91, Caps have been breaking their fans hearts since 74
The Cleveland Baseball Club should win it all...but they ditched their good players. They should rename the team The Cleveland Naps next year because we'll be sleeping throughout their games until 2068!
They blew the World Series to the Cubs a few years ago. And being in Cleveland doesn't help.
They haven't won any championships since 1947.
After witnessing them blow a 28-3 lead in the super bowl I'd say it must have been a curse.