The Detroit Lions
The mere fact they play in Detroit is creepy enough isn’t? I’ve never been there but I’ve talked to a few people who have (those that made out alive) and they were not too kind to the Motor City. This franchise was so bad it scared the greatest runner of all time, Barry Sanders, into early retirement. They also have the meanest current player in the NFL, Ndamukong Suh, who has been fined for illegal hits on various occasions and for the most part he has refused to apologize, instead receiving fines from the National Football League.
Finally, the Lions are scary because they’ve won just one playoff game since 1957.
The Oakland Raiders
Even the Pirate on the helmet strikes fear in very few these days. This once proud franchise was mis-manged by the very man who made them great, the late Al Davis. Coming into this season the Raiders were in a 37-91 stretch and have been known for grim draft busts (JaMarcus Russell). Raider Nation, those guys who dress like everyday is Halloween, has given up on this franchise. The Raiders finished dead last in NFL attendance in 2010. The Raiders also get poor marks for the city of Oakland. It’s not a good sign when the fan base is more ghoulish than the team.
The Los Angeles Clippers
It’s distressing when the other team in your home town, that plays the same sport, is soooo much better than you. The Lakers outclass the Clippers in pretty much every facet. You don’t have to go far to see why the Clippers are so dreadful. Look at the draft. They used a No. 1 overall pick on Michael Olowakandi, a No. 2 pick on Danny Ferry, a No. 3 pick on Darius Miles and a No. 4 pick on Shaun Livingston. It’s impossible to miss on that many #1 overall picks! It leads to missing the playoffs in 13 of 35 years.
The St. Louis Rams
There are weeks that I simply forget they are still in the NFL. The Rams have slowly degraded step-by-step since those glory days of the “Greatest Show On Turf” to the point where they really have nothing to hang their hats on anymore. They are just boring to watch and what makes it worst is that they have one the most hideous stadiums in the NFL. The fans look asleep most of the time because the Rams only have one player with any star power and that’s Sam Bradford, and he still has a lot to prove.
The Kansas City Royals
They have a very nice stadium but it only masks the underlying horror. The Royals have been flying under the radar as the epitome of the small market team. Why else have they be able to get away with not making the playoffs since 1985!! It’s because nobody cares. But it gets more freakish for this franchise. Kansas City has finished as high as second in the division standings only twice since 1985. Despite having a number of perennial All-Stars begin their careers in Kansas City-David Cone, Kevin Appier, Johnny Damon, Carlos Beltran and Jermaine Dye to name a few-the Royals consistently traded their best players to avoid paying them during their prime years.