The Ten Worst Moves by a Sports Franchise

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The Ten Worst Moves by a Sports Franchise

With the recent talk about the possibility of the Jacksonville Jaguars finding a home in Los Angeles, or the Phoenix Coyotes being allowed to move anywhere, it seems fitting to look at past moves, and how they affected the cities involved.

Most of the time when a sports franchise moves, it moves for the ultimate good of the club or the league. With no moves, we would still have the Fort Wayne Pistons or the Syracuse Nationals trying to survive as NBA franchises.

However, “ultimate good” doesn’t go along way in explaining things to a heartbroken fan who is left staring blankly at an empty stadium on the way home from work every day.

Of all of the moves in sports history, some have been more painful than others, and for a variety of reasons.

Some were ridiculously unfair to fans who had been supportive of the product. Some led to legal battles that set powerful precedents. Some owners seem to use the process only for their individual publicity and attention.

With all of these factors being considered, here is a look at the worst moves of North American sports franchises in the last century.

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