Has D.C. Gone the Longest of All Cities with Four Major Sports to Not Win a Title?

Justin Sullivan

A detailed look at all the U.S. cities with four major sports and the most recent year that city got to party in the streets. Amazingly, Washington is not the worst city with its' 21 year drought....but barely.

A common topic I like to bounce around with friends is what D.C. team is most likely to win a championship next for this starved city. D.C. sports fans have not celebrated for 22 years....that is absurdly a long time to not get lucky with at least ONE roster. Hell, even the Marlins and Diamondbacks have us beat!

I try not to get depressed that my entire 20s and now 30s have gone empty with the chance to celebrate on Pennsylvania Avenue flask in hand. I was on F Street enjoying the scene for the Caps 2001 Stanley Cup home series, which of course lasted 20 minutes since they got swept by the Red Wings. Fun Times. I have not given up hope, but it made me think:

Of all the cities with four major sports....has D.C. gone the longest without a championship?

To my surprise, D.C. has not....but barely. Washington's last title of course was the Redskins in 1992. Minnesota's last title was the Twins in 1991. Otherwise....the rest of the pack start at 2001....almost a full decade later of title runs. Ugh.

Who would have thought in 2011 that the Redskins and Nationals would be our greatest hope? While neither teams looks solid to win titles this year (reverse jinx), I'm just hoping that if we go another 20 years like this, I'm still able to control my drool enough for my grandchildren to wheel me to a perched window overlooking Pennsylvania Ave....flask in hand feeding tube.

Oh, and to make things slightly weirder, the Twins last championship in 1991 was with D.C.'s former baseball team, the Washington Senators. I guess even when we move cities we still stink.

City

4 teams since

NFL

MLB

NBA

NHL


Last Title

Boston

1960

Patriots

Red Sox

Celtics

Bruins

Bruins: 2011
Celtics: 2008
Red Sox: 2007
Pats: 2004

Chicago

1966

Bears

Cubs
White Sox

Bulls

Blackhawks

Blackhawks: 2013, 2013

Dallas

1993

Cowboys

Rangers

Mavericks

Stars

Mavs: 2011

Denver

1995

Broncos

Rockies

Nuggets

Avalanche

Avs: 2001

Detroit

1957

Lions

Tigers

Pistons

Red Wings

Wings: 2008
Pistons: 2004

Miami,

1993

Dolphins

Marlins

Heat

Panthers

Heat: 2012,2013
Marlins: 2003

Minneapolis

2000

Vikings

Twins

Timberwolves

Wild

Twins: 1991

New York City

Giants

Mets

Knicks

Rangers

Giants: 2007, 2011

NJ/NY

Jets

Yankees

Nets

Devils
Islanders

NYY: 2009
Devils: 2003

Philadelphia

1967

Eagles

Phillies

76ers

Flyers

Phillies: 20008

Phoenix,

1998

Cardinals

Diamondbacks

Suns

Coyotes

DBacks: 2001

San Francisco

1991

49ers (SF)
Raiders (OAK)

Giants (SF)
Athletics (OAK)

Warriors (OAK)

Sharks (San Jose)

Giants: 2012, 2010

Washington,

2005

Redskins

Nationals

Wizards

Capitals

Redskins: 1992
Nats: -
Bullets: 1978
Caps: -

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