No. 5: San Diego

Teams: Chargers, Padres, Rockets, Clippers

Championship Round Record: 1-6

Semi-Final Round Record: 3-3

Total Seasons/Championships: 107/1

Last Title: 1963

Chargers lost their only Super Bowl (1995), the Padres their only two World Series (1984 and 1998). Meantime, two professional basketball franchises have come and gone.



No. 4: Buffalo

Teams: Bills, Sabres, Braves

Championship Round Record: 2-6

Semi-Final Round Record: 6-6

Total Seasons/Championships: 103/2

Last Title: 1965

We all know the Bills are 0-4 in Super Bowls. But don’t forget the Sabres, who have competed in 29 Stanley Cup playoffs, including six semifinals, without a Cup.



No. 3: Phoenix

Teams: Cardinals, Suns, Diamondbacks, Coyotes

Championship Round Record: 1-3

Semi-Final Round Record: 4-9

Total Seasons/Championships: 101/1

Last Title: 2001

The Suns have reached the NBA western conference finals nine times without a championship.



No. 2: Atlanta

Teams: Falcons, Braves, Hawks, Flames, Thrashers

Championship Round Record: 1-5

Semi-Final Round Record: 6-10

Total Seasons/Championships: 159/1

Last Title: 1995

Oh, those Braves. Always near the top of the standings, but only hoisting the World Series trophy once at the end during a run of 14 straight division titles from 1991 to 2005. Meantime, the city’s two NHL franchises now play where people care about hockey, in Calgary and Winnipeg.



No. 1: Seattle

Teams (past and present): Seahawks, Mariners, Pilots, Sonics

Championship Round Record: 1-3

Semi-Final Round Record: 4-7

Total Seasons/Championships: 115/1

Last Title: 1979

Let us count the ways to misery: the Sonics are now one of the NBA’s elite teams – in Oklahoma City. A push to get basketball back via Sacramento didn’t make it. The 116-win Mariners of 2001 couldn’t finish the job. And a controversial call in the 2005 Super Bowl helped ensure a Seahawks loss to Pittsburgh.