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Most miserable sports cities

Cleveland has come out with its list of the 10 most miserable sports cities. Basically, it took playoff losses/heartbreak, championship droughts and even losing a franchise, shook it all up in a bag and then dumped it out. Seattle topped the list, followed by Atlanta, Phoenix, Buffalo, San Diego, Cleveland, Washington, D.C., Kansas City, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Houston. You can read's take by clicking here.

Hard to argue, but here's how I would rank the top three right at this moment.

1. Cleveland: The whole city might go on suicide watch if the Cavaliers lose tonight to the Celtics and LeBron James puts a "for sale'' sign on his front lawn. Seems like speculation is growing that James is going to leave the Cavs for New York or Chicago, meaning the Cavs might never win a championship. Then again, the way LeBron played in Game 5 against Boston, you get the feeling they aren't close to winning one even with LeBron. The Browns and Indians continue to be awful.

2. Pittsburgh: My, how things have changed in the Steel City. A year ago, this was the City of Champions with the Steelers winning the Super Bowl and the Penguins winning the Stanley Cup. But then the Steelers missed the playoffs and Ben Roethlisberger became a nominee for Creep of the Year. The Penguins were stunned in Game 7 at home by the eighth-seeded Canadiens on Wednesday night. Well, at least the Pirates ... uh, nevermind.

3. Miami: The Marlins are in last place. The Dolphins and Panthers missed the playoffs. When your best team (the Heat) gets knocked out of the playoffs in five games, you're miserable.

[Last modified: Monday, June 14, 2010 2:44pm]


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