LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Washington, D.C. ranks as the ninth most miserable sports city in the United States according to a new list released by Forbes.
Sports fans in the nation’s capital haven’t been able to celebrate a championship in a major professional sport in more than two decades. The last team to take home a title was the Washington Redskins who defeated the Buffalo Bills to win the Super Bowl in 1992.
Since then, bupkis.
Nothing more from the Redskins, zilch from the Capitals, nada from the Wizards, and zippy from the Nationals in the past 21 years.
That’s not to say there haven’t been a sprinkling of great moments during that stretch, but a drought is a drought.
Ever optimistic, some fans say the current crop of young stars will yield a championship parade down Constitution Avenue in the near future.
The Redskins have been thrust back into the national spotlight with the arrival of Robert Griffin III and surprising record setter Alfred Morris.
The Wizards are hoping their future will be bright with John Wall, Bradley Beal and former Georgetown standout Otto Porter
The Capitals have a teenage phenom to complement Alex Ovechkin in Tom Wilson.
The Nationals, although severely under-performing this season, still have a rosy outlook for future seasons withpitching ace Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper.
It’s just a matter of turning that promise into fruition.
Cumulatively, there have been 239 seasons played by all major professional sports franchises to ever call Washington home. Just seven of those seasons ended with championships.
That averages to one parade every 34 years.
Even if this crop of youngsters doesn’t produce, it’s okay. Washington isn’t due to win another title until 2026.
Still, it could be worse. There are eight cities whose heartbreak tops the land of politics.
And if nothing else, just take comfort in the fact the District is not Seattle.
Top 10 Most Miserable Sports Cities
5. San Diego
7. Kansas City