In sports, not everything is created equal. For those at the top: Life is good. The money is big, the talent is elite, the attendance is great and the championships are plentiful. It's good to be king.
But, unfortunately there is only so much room at the top for athletes, coaches, franchises and the like. Most of them are in a constant struggle to move up from the middle—or even up to the middle.
Then there are those who are fading away into complete irrelevancy. For players at the end of their career, there's really no coming back from this—so do the humane thing and retire with dignity and go away for awhile.
But for younger athletes, franchises and schools—relevancy may just be a season away. Unless you're a Pirates fan, sorry.
Here are the most 50 irrelevant in sports.