It's All About Results: City of St. Louis Continues to Disappoint

Charlie WeinmanContributor IIIMarch 3, 2011

ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 09:  Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a solo homer in the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on September 9, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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When it comes to professional sports, it's all about final results. Since the St. Louis Cardinals won game four of the World Series in the fall of 2006, St. Louis sports fans have been unable to celebrate a championship, a playoff series win, and have even not been able to celebrate a single playoff win.

Let's now take a look at how the teams of the self-proclaimed "Best Sports Fans in America" have done since their last championship.

St. Louis Cardinals

Record from 2007-Present: 341-307

Division Championships: 1 (2009 NL Central Champs)

Postseason Appearances: 1 (2009)

Postseason Wins: 0

There is no doubt that the Cardinals are the city's most loved team. Since the Cardinals won their 10th World Championship, this team has been unable to even come close to winning another championship. The only playoff appearance this team has had since winning it all was against the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2009 and were quickly swept out of contention.

With Cy Young candidate pitchers in Chris Carpenter and Adam Wainwright, it's hard to believe this team only made the postseason once since their 2006 championship. Some say Albert Pujols is the greatest player in baseball. However, he has not been able to lead his team to a postseason victory in four seasons now. Will the 2011 campaign, their last with Pujols under contract, be different?

St. Louis Blues

Record from 2007-Present: 176-160-55

Division Championships: 0

Postseason Appearances: 1 (2009)

Postseason Wins: 0

The St. Louis Blues were once a team that fans everywhere could count on making the playoffs. From 1979 to 2004, the Blues made the postseason every single season—the third-longest streak in the NHL.

The St. Louis Blues were brought into the NHL in 1967. Since joining the league, Blues fans in St. Louis have still not been able to celebrate a Stanley Cup. Since the Cardinals won the World Series in 2006, the Blues have made the playoffs once. The Blues made an incredible second half run and made the playoffs in the 2008-2009 season.

In the first round of the playoffs the played the Vancouver Canucks and, just like the Cardinals, were swept away. The Blues came up short the next season and this year it is highly likely that they will be coming up short again. After another disappointing year, will next season finally be the year that Blues fans all over have been waiting for, a Stanley Cup?

St. Louis Rams

Record from 2007-Present: 13-51

Division Championships: 0

Postseason Appearances: 0

Postseason Wins: 0

After once being known as the "Greatest Show on Turf," the Rams have been nothing but a disappointment. After winning the Super Bowl in 2000 and then returning to the Super Bowl in 2003 and losing, the Rams have not had a winning season since.

After numerous high first-round picks and drafting players that were supposed to improve this St. Louis team, the Rams struck gold last season when drafting quarterback Sam Bradford. Bradford led the team to its best record since 2006 by going 7-9.

Even though last season was a huge improvement, it can still be considered a disappointment to St. Louis fans. The Rams had a shot at winning the NFC West by winning the last game of the season against the Seattle Seahawks. The Rams beat the Seahawks earlier in the year at home, but ended up being absolutely embarrassed on national television when the played in Seattle.

With Sam Bradford starting a quarterback in the future, the Rams look very promising to soon returning to being the "Greatest Show on Turf."

The city of St. Louis has a total of two playoff appearances since their last championship. Out of their seven playoff games played, they did not win a single one. St. Louis sports fans all hope they can stop being disappointed with their team's overall results soon. After the Blues underachieved this season, St. Louis's next shot is the upcoming Cardinals season.