The 20 Unluckiest Franchises in Sports

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The 20 Unluckiest Franchises in Sports
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For every dynasty that rules its respective league for years on end, there’s at least one franchise in the same sport that is equally inept. 

No franchise rules the sports landscape indefinitely—even the Boston Celtics and New York Yankees have their down years—but the most successful organizations in team sports always find a way to return to the mountain top.

And just as winning appears to be in the DNA of certain franchises, some teams are simply born to lose. Be it a history of heartbreaking playoff failures, cursed draft picks or any other combination of strange events, these teams just can’t seem to make it into the circle of champions.

Far from being poorly run, these 20 franchises are just plain unlucky win it comes to winning.

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