The State Of The Football Union: Which State Has The Worst Football?

Dan BooneSenior Analyst IOctober 31, 2008

If a fan combined the Professional and College football teams of their state which would produced the most dire results? Which state has the bleakest, the most barren, the most boring football squads? Which states are football wastelands?


1] Ohio

Its almost not fair having the Cincinnati Bengals dragging a state down for decades. The Bungles are a constant laughingstock. The Cleveland Browns aren't that much better. Except for a few flashes they have been a disorganized, ball dropping, poor throwing, terrible time managing mess of a ball club this year.

The Ohio State Buckeyes have lost their last three big games, to LSU, USC, and Penn State but its Mid America Conference gang is really bad.

The Ohio Bob Cats, Miami of Ohio Red Hawks, the Kent State Golden Flashes, and the Toledo Rockets are 12-29.


2] Washington

The Washington Huskies are winless but some people think the Washington State Cougars are the worse team in PAC Ten history. We shall see which is worse on November 22 when they meet.

The Seattle Seahawks are sleeping Mike Holmgren last season away and they look like a franchise in decline.

3-19 losses for the big three of Washington State.


3] Michigan

The always dreadful Detroit Lions have dragged Michigan down for decades. And their roster and ownership hold little hope for a bright future.

When Rich Rodriguez took over the helm of the Michigan Wolverines the fans expected a few adjustment pains but not the worst season in Michigan's long stellar history.

At least the 7-2 Michigan State Spartans are rallying for the Great Lake State.


4] Missouri

The St Louis Rams are resurgent but they are still one of the worst teams in the league and need to restock their roster. And they might be doing that in Los Angeles.

The Kansas City Chiefs are franchise mired in decades of constant losing. Herm Edwards has stripped the team of talent while losing 14 of his last 15 games. The franchise player, RB Larry Johnson, hits women harder then he hits holes. Who would pay to see these guys?

The Missouri Tigers are bowl bound and a program on the upswing but they could not take the big step this year. The Tigers folded in their biggest games against the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma State Cowboys.


5] Indiana

The injured Indianapolis Colts look like a team whose best days have passed them by.

The Indiana Hoosiers are struggling through yet another poor Big Ten season. The Purdue Boilermakers players retired about three months before Coach Joe Tiller did.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are an average team with a lot of hype and below average talent, particularly on offense.

But cheers to the 8-0 Ball State Cardinals the best team in Indiana. May they bust the BCS bracket.