The 10 Most Successful Expansion Teams in Sports of the Past 25 Years

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The 10 Most Successful Expansion Teams in Sports of the Past 25 Years
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As a Cleveland sports fan, I can tell you that life following my teams hasn't exactly been easy.

That's usually the case when no franchise has won a pro title since the Browns in 1964 and has constantly been on the wrong side of things in pretty much every big game since.

One way to forget about all the heartbreak of the past 50 years though? Jumping on a different team.

I'd never do it, but with expansion teams popping up every so often, it gives fans a chance to reevaluate their love for one team.

Over the past 25 years, some expansion teams have found it difficult to build a franchise, while others have been able to see both instant and continued success, and these are the 10 best to do it.

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