No one wants be last—it stinks. Being last in line is the worst. Being the last guy picked for a game of pick-up basketball (or any other sport) is humiliating. The examples are, of course, plentiful; and exceptions are few and far between.
In fact, the only circumstance that makes being last a true win...is when you're the last man standing.
While, most of the MLB, NHL, NBA and NFL teams are vying to be that last man standing, some are just hoping to avoid the label "bottom dweller."
Across all four leagues, there are a few all too familiar barrel scrapers, a handful of franchises which love to flirt with total futility and a precious group of newcomers still in too far a state of shock to realize the ship is sinking.
Some are new and temporary players in the world of suck, while others seem to be permanent fixtures.