Markets That Have Never Seen a Championship Victory
1991. That's a few moons ago. It's also the last time a Minnesota team from the four major sports won a league championship.
If only the WNBA was considered a "major sport", because if it was the Minnesota championship drought wouldn't be nearly as bad. I still count it, Lynx!
The Twins - technically - have three World Series championships as a franchise (the first was in 1924 as the Washington Senators). The Vikings have been the bridesmaid (but never the bride) four times, while the North Stars made (but lost) the Stanley Cup finals twice. The Timberwolves got to the NBA Western Conference Finals once, but couldn't overcome the
referees Lakers to move onto the Finals.
In case you didn't know why a team in Los Angeles is called the Lakers, they were once the Minneapolis Lakers (after being the Detroit Gems). They won the 1948 National Basketball League championship.
We're taking the scenic route here, but my point is: it could be worse. We could be as bad as these cities that have NEVER won the big one.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Salt Lake City, Utah
Two NBA Finals appearances by the Orlando Magic resulted in two NBA Finals losses.
Doesn't that make you feel better? No? Me, neither.
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