- 12/24/2010, 01:48AM ET
BigRed19 said 12/24, 01:48 AM
1. Minnesota Vikings: 0-4 in Super Bowls, excruciating losses in the biggest on contests, always getting so close and falling at the finish line ('98, '09, '69, '75).
2. Cleveland Browns: The Drive, The Fumble, and to top it off losing their franchise to Baltimore.
3. Buffalo Bills: 4 consecutive Super Bowl losses, the Music City Miracle, Wide Right, Thomas forgetting his helmet.
4. Detroit Lions: 0-16, one playoff win since 1957.
6. Philadelphia Eagles: 5 NFC Titles in 8 years and all they have to show for it is an 0-1 Super Bowl record.
7. New Orleans Saints: Yeah the Saints nabbed a Super Bowl, but let's not forget the 'Aints.
8. Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans: A yard of a Lombardi, Renfro's no TD vs. Pittsburgh, leaving Houston, collapse against the Bills in '93.
9. Kansas City Chiefs: Despite early success, the Chiefs experienced a drought until the 1990s, when KC experienced heartbreak after heartbreak.
10. New York Jets: After one of the greatest upsets of all time, the Jets have suffered through Marino's fake spike, Mark Gastineau's late hit, Doug Bryant's miss vs Pittsburgh, Bill Belichick leaves the Jets for the Pats.
Confucius. Trout said 12/24, 02:19 AM
Here are my changes.
Replace the Jets with the Chargers and the Saints with the Bengals.
Speaking as a fan, sometimes it feels like going through open heart surgery without anesthetic. You have the:
-81 AFC Championship game being played in record low temperatures
-getting blown out by the 9ers in their only super bowl
-Kaeding's gaffs (GW FG miss in '04 post-season, 3 misses against the Jets in a 3 point game, and a miss against the Pats that would've sent the game to overtime)
-Marlon McCree's fumbling after making the GW INT against the Pats.
- Philip Rivers, LT, and Antonio gates all having significant injuries heading into the 07 AFC Championship game.
-And of course, you have the drafting of Ryan Leaf.....
-Greg Cook's injury
-2 Super Bowl losses against Bill Walsh, a former Bengal assistant and cantidate for their HC job.
- The 90's.......
- Carson Palmer's injury, Oh what could've been.
BigRed19 said 12/24, 12:22 PM
The Chargers have had some difficult moments, but who would you replace them with? I know that not having a Super Bowl may trump those teams that do have one, but snakebitten just doesn't mean not having a Super Bowl.
Since you didn't mention which teams you would replace them with, I'll assume its the final two teams on the list. I'll start with
Joe Namath probably made a deal with Satan right before Super Bowl III that let NYJ win pull off the upset and the Jets would win anything for the rest of Namath's life. The Jets have experienced heartbreak after heartbreak.
The Jets have experienced fiascos with head coaches. Lou Holtz, Walt Michaels, Al Groh, Pete Carroll (there are plenty more) and all these coaches got crunched under the New York pressure. Not to mention BB leaving the Jets after being the coach for 32 minutes and moving on to be the best coach of our era for their division rivals.
The Jets have been begging for a good coach to lead them to a Super Bowl, but the Jets haven't even sniffed a Lombardi trophy. Its been 40 years.
The Jets go before SD or the Bengals.
More to come
Confucius. Trout said 12/24, 08:42 PM
"Since you didn't mention which teams you would replace them with, I'll assume its the final two teams on the list."
Read the argument closely, like the second line of the TD.........
So you have some bad coaches and bad teams, is that all it takes to be snake-bitten? Nope.
Try having 2 of the greatest offensive minds of all time, Sid Gillman and Don Coryell, and not having a NFL Championship. At least Jet fans will always have Super Bowl 3, the most important game in pro-football history, what do the Chargers have? Nothing but disappointment.
Have the Jets ever had a moment like the drafting of Ryan Leaf? Drafting a guy #2 over-all that was supposed to save your franchise, and instead made them even worse?
You say "Doug Brien missed a kick", Nate Kaeding has single handedly prevented the Chargers from winning the Superbowl. 2004, 2006, 2007, and 2009, all those teams had a shot at winning it all, and all lost because Nate Kaeding SUCKS. If the Chargers had a guy like Vinatieri, they might've been the team of the decade.
The Jets history may not be sparkling, but it's definitely not as unlucky as the Chargers'.
BigRed19 said 12/24, 09:43 PM
Sorry must have skipped that part. My bad.
In a way, winning the Super Bowl has made it all that worse for NYJ. The Jets have had to wait for over 40 years to have that feeling again, while they had to sit and watch in state rivals go to a combined 8 Super Bowls.
As for the Saints, I know that a Super Bowl win has many thinking that they dont deserve to be on this list, but let's not forget the 'Aints.
No winning season in their first TWENTY years.
Ditka trades his entire draft for Ricky Williams.
The bags on their heads
The Saints were so bad for so long, and no matter how hard they tried they always found a way to dig a deeper hole (barring recent events). The 'Aints need to be on this list for being such a large part of being bad in the NFL.
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