Minnesota Vikings 2011 record: 3-13, last in the NFC North.
Minnesota Wild 2011-2012 record: 35-36-11, 4th in the Northwest Division.
Minnesota Timberwolves 2011-2012 record: 26-40, last in the Northwest Division.
Minnesota Twins 2012 record: 22-34, last in the AL Central Division.
It is a tough time to be a fan of any of Minnesota's professional sports franchises at this point and time.
Fans cling to the hope of a brighter future and the promise of young players who may one day turn these respective teams around, but the present needs more than a little lipstick to make any of these teams look pretty.
Talk of trades, hirings, firings and signings dominate Internet chatter about our four pro sports teams: no one is irreplaceable, well except for that darling Spanish point guard and his friend Kevin (give it time, we will turn on them too!).
At this point and time the Minnesota Lynx is the most successful team in town and looks to be for the foreseeable future, whether anyone really cares or not.
Even though it seems like the Minnesota sports scene has hit rock bottom, I am here to tell each and every one of you to to cheer up because things could be one hell of a lot worse.
Sure the Twins, Wild, Timberwolves and Vikings are all in the cellar, but the cellar seems like a great place to be compared to the heartache and agony that have previously befallen our teams.
While there are moments we all will treasure from all four of our favorite clubs, there is an equally long list of tragedies and misfortune that no true fan will ever forget.
So the next time you are sitting down to tune in to another Twins blowout loss or Timberwolves blown lead, just be thankful that at this point we all kind of expect those things to happen and these losses won't leave you in a funk for the next few weeks.
I have compiled a list of what I think are the ten most disappointing moments in Minnesota professional sports history.
This list covers pro sports from the Lakers to the present day disasters. While I am not old enough to have lived through the grief of all of these calamities, it almost feels like I was there when I listen to my dad tell me every excruciating detail of past failures.
Everyone take a deep breath, get your tissues handy and curl yourself into the fetal position—it's time to relive the ten most disappointing moments in Minnesota professional sports history.