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Worst Run PRO Sports Franchise

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Firstime Caller, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Gotta be somebody in the NFL (Detroit, maybe?) because the NFL system is the most loser-friendly. You get instant help from draft picks (baseball draft, even at the top, is more of a crapshoot), there's a salary cap, and they do their best to adjust schedules (not as easy as it was) so you play other bottom feeders.
  2. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    The Knicks are the quick easy answer, because they have sucked for the last few years.
    But the Wirtz family has a HISTORY of this. 1954. Fifty two years of being a cheap ass group. No home games on TV (Get away with that in New York for the Knicks). Trashed a winning team, raised prices.
    As a franchise, they've won three titles as an original member -- a record surpassed by only the Philadelphia Phillies. One title in 68 years and that was 45 years ago.
    Sorry, NYSportsJournalists.com members. It's theHawks and the Worst family. bar none. It's like the Cleveland Indians under Rachel Phelps --- without the legs, but definitely with the boobs.
  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    It's really a cultural choce here between the two franchises that've received the most nominations. The Knicks suck in a flashy, in-your-face kind of way. Their disasters have a bad wreck on the other side of the interstate attraction. Who's not going to slow down to stare at the hi-jinks between Isiah and his backcourt next season?
    The Blackhawks suck with a hard-working, lunch pai brand of incompetence fitting for the city of the big shoulders. As the comments on thiis thread indicate, the Hawks set out each October to grind every bit of pleasure out of the NHL season for their fans, and through whatever the fuckup equivalent of mucking in the corners is, they do just that, all the while staying under the nation's radar. Bad teams, after all, get almost as much attention as good ones.
    So which one earns the crown? It's a hard choice, but then I realized the very last time I gave one thought to the Chicago Blackhawks was when I first saw "Wayne's World" in a cineplex. Give my vote to them.
  4. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Cardinals? They'll be a playoff team next year. Clippers? Not anymore. Royals? Yes, but even Glass was smart enough to realize Baird had to go. Moore will eventually turn things around.

    When it comes to the not caring about winning and sheer ineptitude (from the F.O. to the scouting dept. to the manager), the Pirates have no peer.
  5. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Can I offer another New Orleans team?

    The Hornets are apparently trying to stiff Oklahoma City out of a couple million the team owes the city.


    In the grand ecosystem of life, George Shinn and Tom Benson fall under the slime oozed out by snails.
  6. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Arizona Cardinals
    NY Rangers
    US Olympic Basketball Team
  7. ThomsonONE

    ThomsonONE Member

    Yeah, but remember the Peterborough game.
  8. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    And that's why they absolutely belong on this list. To have the resources they have year in and year out yet still get pimp-slapped every single fucking year by teams who have significantly less to work with in their own fucking division makes them one of the worst run franchises in sports.

    And fuck business plans. It's about winning. They don't because they've got no fucking clue.
  9. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    What about it?

    It was Jackie St. Pierre who had the keg sent in. All McGrath did was get dressed up in chick's clothes and a zebra-skin jock strap.
  10. HoopsMcCann

    HoopsMcCann Active Member

    my feelings on david glass have been very clear here, but even with that, gotta go with the blackhawks
  11. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Just about all of the historically pathetic franchises have been touched upon, and rightly so.
    But for current, up-to-the-minute complete incompetence, you need know only two names: James Dolan and Isiah Thomas. They are, at the moment, without peers.
  12. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Bill Wirtz and Bob Pulford have been sucking balls for five decades. That trumps any current inepitude, no matter how glaring.
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