Root for the Phillies? Robert's Sports Misery Index, Second Edition
Written by Robert Niles
Off topic, I know, but if you are looking for a team to root for in the World Series, I'm gonna suggest that you pull for the Phillies.Tweet
My Sports Misery Index, of course. In a post last fall, I created a "misery index" for U.S. cities with teams in one of the "big four" major league sports - the NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball. Each city got a point for a season played by its teams in each league since the city's last championship in any. (Cities with two teams in one league do not get double credit.)
I've updated the standings with the 2008 NFL, NBA and NHL results (though not yet the 2008 MLB losers):
So, if you want to spare a city further misery, ya gotta pull for the Phillies, since Philadelphia comes in a horrific number two on the list. The Tampa Bay, Florida area comes in just 26th.
I know we've got a lot of Central Florida theme park fans on the site, but, folks, ya gotta cut the folks from Philly some slack here, don't ya?
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