Forbes ranked the country’s 10 most miserable sports cities, and decided that Washington belonged at No. 9. They went far into the city’s sports history in the four major sports, and came up with this justification:
Teams: Redskins, Senators l, Senators II, Nationals, Wizards, Capitals
Championship Round Record: 7-11
Semi-Final Round Record: 10-2
Total Seasons/Championships: 239/7
Last Title: 1992
Some nice history from the Redskins. Otherwise, a slew of postseason ousters with only two other titles in 1924 and 1978.
Forbes used only championships as a barometer for misery, and I suppose if a title is all you want as a sports fan, then it’s a fair assessment. Perhaps “least successful” might be a better way to describe the list.
But you guys would know best. Are you miserable?
TWEET OF THE NIGHT
Such a bro.
— Bryce Harper (@Bharper3407) August 2, 2013
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT
John Wall, on his $80 million contract:
“I’ll never let money change me. I’m already motivated. But this is motivation to another level. The only thing you can do is win now. If you’re not winning what’s the point of getting the contract? You’re still going to get your money but you’re not going to have no fun. It’s no point in having it and not being happy.”
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Leonard Hankerson and Niles Paul with a little fan.
VIDEO OF THE DAY
At least she didn’t touch the Capri Sun.
WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
Nats at Brewers, 8 p.m. on MASN2. All TV/Radio listings here.
SONG OF THE DAY
I’m not ashamed to admit that “Blurred Lines” is my summer jam. Here’s Jimmy Fallon, Robin Thicke and the Roots playing it on children’s instruments.