Seven different cities saw their teams play in a championship game or series for one of the four major pro sports leagues in 2013—Baltimore, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Miami, San Antonio, and St. Louis. And of course, in addition to those cities, a bunch of others saw their teams have excellent regular seasons or surprising playoff runs—places like Oakland (despite the Raiders), Seattle (despite the Mariners), or Indianapolis.
Those were the places where it was good to be a sports fan this year. Unfortunately, as always, there were also places where sports fans were absolutely tortured in 2013 with dismal seasons, epic collapses, idiotic trades, embarrassing scandals, or some combination of the above. And these sad places are what we’re going to focus on today.
If you happen to live in one of these places…sorry in advance for rubbing it in.