Cleveland Cavaliers and the Worst Teams in Sports History

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Cleveland Cavaliers and the Worst Teams in Sports History
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Cleveland Cavaliers Headed Towards Historic Futility Mark

The Cleveland Cavaliers lost again last night to extend their streak to 22 games. One more and they tie the record set by the 1996 Vancouver Grizzlies. 

Regardless of whether or not they snap that streak, they still have 33 games left in the 2010-11 season to either crawl out of their hole or dig themselves deeper. 

If the 8-41 Cavs finish with single-digit wins they'll certainly become one of the worst teams in NBA history. But how about in sports history?

We'll have to wait until mid-April to know exactly where their spot is on this list. 

Here are the 25 worst teams in sports history....with two caveats.

First, college teams have to come from Division I and a major conference in their sport. (The 2007-08 New Jersey Institute of Technology Highlanders who finished the season 0-29 really shouldn't be on the same list as the 2008 Detroit Lions or the 1952 Pittsburgh Pirates).

And expansion teams, like that 1995-96 Vancouver Grizzlies team that the Cavs are chasing  (or running from), and the infamous 1962 New York Mets, don't count.

Teams that were just formed get a shed of sympathy, here. These 25 don't.

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