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Bills rank number 5 out of 123 in Sports Misery Index

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And the Sabres ranked 8 out of 123.

 

http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/24367000/the-top-25-most-miserable-fan-bases-professional-sports

 

 

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5. Buffalo Bills, 22.69

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buf.png?w=110&h=110&transparent=trueThe fact that the Bills are this high despite making the playoffs last season shows just how miserable it has been in Buffalo. Before last season's wild-card loss to the Jaguars, the previous time the Bills had made the playoffs was 1999, and that was the longest drought in the NFL. What happened when the Bills made the playoffs in '99? A little trick play called the "Music City Miracle."

Buffalo has not won a playoff game since 1995, the fourth-longest such streak in the NFL. When the Bills did win playoff games in the early 1990s, they lost in the Super Bowl four consecutive years (including once on a last-second missed field goal) and saw a 30 for 30 piece crafted to account for that misery. And, oh yeah, they've had to watch the rival Patriots win constantly for nearly 20 years.

 

 

 

This ESPN index took all 123 pro sports franchises in the four major sports, and concluded which were the most miserable.

 

I am a little miffed. We are definitely no longer a miserable city since we had a dominant 2017 season and made the playoffs, almost beating the Jaguars, who alsmost beat the Patriots in the AFC Championship game. And there were many teams on the list who now have longer post-season droughts ranked below us. They also failed to give us credit for having Josh Allen, one of the top two or three players drafted this year, and who all agree will lead us to numerous playoff victories in the next 20 years.  And they failed to give us credit for a dominant 2004 season, where we finished just out of the playoffs at 9-7, but were ranked as one of the greatest teams of all time not to have made the playoffs after extensive statistical analyses.

 

They rip us apart for things that happened in the 90's, lol. ESPN is grasping for straws.

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19 minutes ago, RiotAct said:

sounds about right.

 

Yup. And on a related note, Buffalo has to be the most miserable sports city, right? Bills are #5 and Sabres are #8. 

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So something else we lost? Does this count towards the next misery ranking?

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