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The List: The worst of times

This is what happens when a perfect storms gathers over a city bringing sports fan misery for an entire year.

Updated: June 16, 2003, 12:19 PM ET
By Jeff Merron | Page 2 staff

Snow, sleet, hail, ice, floods, drought, famine, the early onset of winter. What follows are years when perfect storms gathered over select cities, bringing basketball and hockey misery in winter and spring, baseball suffering in summer, and football despair in fall. We chronicle the worst sports years cities ever had, not to mourn, but to celebrate the hardiness of the suffering fans.

As the late, beloved Angels owner Gene Autrey quipped in 1981, "Grantland Rice, the great sportswriter, ...

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