San Diego is the new home of sports futility
With the NBA’s Cavaliers stunning the Warriors on their own home floor with a surprising Game Seven win last night, it ended Cleveland’s 52-year title drought.
But the new civic leader in pro sports futility isn’t the same as the rest of the places near the top of that list.
According to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune, his town is now the city with the longest gulf between championships.
There have been 109 pro sports seasons since any of their teams won a title (52 for the Chargers, 47 for baseball’s Padres, six for the since-moved Clippers, and four of the since-moved Rockets).
Unlike Cleveland, which used to be good at things, San Diego has never enjoyed a pro sports title. Of course, San Diegans get to enjoy many other things, like, you know, perfect weather.
The next cities on the list of sports droughts can’t say that as Buffalo (103 seasons), Minneapolis (91) and Milwaukee (90, they don’t get credit for Green Bay) have to be cold and miserable instead of just miserable.
Of course, San Diego’s streak may soon fall to the Padres, as the Chargers have the option to move to Los Angeles if efforts for a new stadium fail, following the Clippers and the Rockets out of what is obviously a cursed town.