But hey, at least there's a new stadium that will prevent fans from melting in the oppressive Texas summer heat. But neither of those are why the O's have jumped into the top 10. Yikes. Mounted police and the fire brigade were also attacked. SHARE. When all was said and done, 39 people got arrested, and the White Sox were forced to forfeit the game. In March, Greek soccer fans attacked players, unleashed firebombs and prompted police to deploy tear gas to restore order. ; 1895. Having to endure 223 losses the past two seasons is more than enough misery for a fan base to endure. They'll likely be the least miserable, non-Patriots team in the AFC East. Why? The Washington Nationals went from never having won a postseason series in their time in the nation's capital to being the first team in American professional sports history to win four road games in a championship series. The confrontation started when Domi started spraying the taunting fan with a water bottle over the penalty box glass. User Lists: 0 #1 omega_king13. 0 of 30. Madison Square Garden isn't close to the excitement level of the Knicks' last title in 1973 -- or even where it was when the Knicks were contenders in the 1990s. With star player Kemba Walker now in Boston, there isn't much hope for a sudden resurgence. What happened: A riot followed an Egyptian Premier League soccer match and left 74 people dead and more than 500 injured. While the success of the Patriots hasn't helped, being unable to come close to replacing the production of Marino is the primary reason the Dolphins have gone from a consistent playoff team in the 20th century to a trainwreck in the 21st. The longer a team goes without a title, the bigger that bonus. Bottom line: Fans were fit to be tied when the Scottish Cup final between the Rangers and Celtic ended in a 1-1 tie — a replay of a 2-2 tie with the teams a week earlier. As a result, arrogant bandwagon fans are no rare sight. After being served 10-cent beers all night, Indians fans streaked across the field, a woman flashed her breasts in the on-deck circle, and things spiraled out of control in the ninth inning as fans fought players and objects flew from every direction, forcing Cleveland to forfeit. As for Kinlaw's collegiate head coach, Muschamp had been at the helm in South Carolina since 2016. What happened: James Miller and his motorized paraglider swooped into the outdoor ring where Evander Holyfield and Riddick Bowe were clashing for the heavyweight championship of the world. In its annual Ultimate Standings report, ESPN The Magazine rated Toronto as the single worst sports city in North America. To make matters worse, the vomit was self-induced, and it was the daughter of a cop. That’s all nonsense, but athletes get caught up in it too. What happened: During a melee involving fans and players, St. Louis Blues coach Al Arbour was clubbed on the head and received 10 stitches, player John Arbour (no relation) was also hit in the head and needed 40 stitches, and both men were arrested along with Blues players Floyd Thomson and Phil Roberto. 2. What happened: Boston Celtics fans poured onto the court, and one attacked a referee, during the team’s triple-overtime win over the Phoenix Suns in Game 5 of the NBA Finals at the Garden. But those four second-round defeats would seem like gold to the contemporary Hornets fan, as the Charlotte franchise has mostly seen misery since it was rebooted as the Bobcats in 2004 and renamed the Hornets in 2014. Buffalo Bills, 27.24. The Angels have missed the playoffs five seasons in a row and nine out of the past 10. The Rangers debuted on this list in September and moved up after another unsuccessful season in which they not only finished below .500, but had to watch the cross-state rival Astros make another long playoff run. It all started with a friendly wager and an opportunity to win a 10 pound sterling. Sports Lists The 30 Absolute Worst Fans in Sports History Ed Novelo Correspondent III August 24, 2011 Comments. Movement: Up 1 The Padres fell a bit, putting the Bills in the runner-up spot for the first time. The five primary factors in the Fan Misery Index formula: 1. "On my soul." The 20 Worst Sports Franchises of All Time For some sports fans, losing is poetry. Where have U.S. sports fans suffered the most misery? But even removing the Astros from the equation, being a Rangers fan isn't fun. But the referees ruled that there were still 2 seconds left on the clock, sparking fury on the part of fans, including one who assaulted referee Richie Powers. Bottom line: When you basically give away beers to fans of a bad team, it’s a good bet that something bad will happen. (Note: Sports fans can be annoying. Just when they think it can’t get worse, it does. A season with high expectations, at least relative to normal Padres expectations, ended in a familiar way, as San Diego finished with a losing record for the ninth season in a row and in last place in the NL West for the third time in four years. Bottom line: Monica Seles' career was forever changed when a fan plunged a knife between her shoulder blades during a changeover in the match. Rival comparison: Having your team stink and break your heart is bad enough, but having the fans of the teams you hate celebrating championships and playoff wins is salt in the wound. What happened: With the Cubs on the verge of clinching their first World Series trip since 1945, fan Steve Bartman reached over the railing and interfered with Cubs outfielder Moises Alou as he tried to catch a foul ball. What happened: Tennis star Monica Seles was stabbed by a crazed fan during a match at the 1993 WTA Hamburg tournament. Fans hurled insults and debris at Bartman, requiring security to escort him from the stadium, and six police cars were reportedly summoned to protect his home. They also haven't won a playoff game since 1994 and, once again, feel far away from breaking both of their futility streaks.Defeat and disappointment have been a staple for the Panthers for 23 years and counting. They just do, OK! With Artest lying on the scorer’s table after the fight was broken up, a fan threw a drink at him, prompting Artest to charge into the stands. (Note: Sports fans can be annoying. What Happened: The Stanford band and other spectators poured onto the field thinking the "Big Game" between Cal and Stanford was over. What happened: The Pistons' second consecutive NBA championship sparked riots and looting that left eight people dead, at least 124 hospitalized and 170 placed under arrest. Obviously, Florida has a fairly new and transient population. It wasn’t the last time the Dawg Pound let their animal instincts take over. Venue: U.S. Cellular Field, Chicago, Illinois. The emperor ultimately put down the rebellion, leaving an estimated 30,000 people dead. See in Philly the word classy means cheering when opposing players are injured and intentionally vomiting on children. The Worst Fans in Sports. The Los Angeles Chargers get to own San Diego's misery because (a) L.A. and San Diego are quite close and (b) I'm pretty sure most of the Chargers' fans still live in San Diego. Los Angeles Lakers. Watching the rival Heat, who joined the NBA the same year as the Hornets, win three titles since 2006 is also a sore spot for Charlotte fans. Whether it's blowing a big lead, losing a Game 7, losing at the last second or simply losing a title game, it's OK to be miserable. TWEET. Brett Hull might have been in the crease illegally, but Sabres fans would probably take losing Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final over what has happened since. Followers. Royals players quickly intervened but not before Gamboa suffered hearing damage. Somewhere in the middle feels about right. How much of a fall remains to be seen, but their "lofty" position will change soon. Name a trigger for misery and a Kings fan can relate, even if you ignore the fact that the franchise hasn't won a championship since moving to Sacramento in 1985. 14. The notoriety Helms achieved for the incident haunted him the rest of his life. And it doesn't look like a second win is coming anytime soon. 8: Two Seconds From Championship Meldrick Taylor (R) looked so dazed and bloody in the 12th round that the referee ended the fight early, which meant a win for opponent Julio Cesar Chavez. And speaking of the Lakers, Kings fans have had to watch Lakers fans celebrate five championships since 2000 and had to stomach watching Warriors fans celebrate their recent three-championship dynasty. The second was getting to enjoy Fernando Tatis Jr. before he got injured. "It's a rotten shame," Sen. Hubert Humphrey said after the game as he consoled Terzian. 12. South Florida is nice in the winter, but imagine how much better it'd be if the local hockey team wasn't so miserable. "I did not want them to be able to desecrate an American flag that some of my buddies lost their lives for, representing the rights and freedoms that you and I enjoy," he told Vice Sports. But any Jets fan who was expecting such a move should have known better, as this year was another awful one for New York. 10 times Philadelphia fans were truly the worst As Villanova celebrates their National Championship win tonight, the sports fans of Philadelphia will be some wild ones to keep an eye out for. They fill stadiums and arenas with energy and sometimes even impact the outcome of games. It's also stuck in a competitive AL West. Venue: Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, California. By the end of the races on this day, the angry crowd had put partisan rooting interests aside and united in chants against the emperor. But it gets worse. Playoff wins: Great, you're in the playoffs, but what's the point if you don't do anything once you're there? Bottom line: Rick Monday, a former Marine Corps reserve, got a standing ovation when he saved the flag from being torched after a father and his 11-year-old son doused it with lighter fluid and tried to ignite it with a match in the bottom of the fourth inning of a game. However, if your most recent championship was 25-plus years ago, it's almost as if you've never won at all. Not surprisingly, the Ligues have had more run-ins with the law in the years since. Sports. "Gamecock fans (are) the worst," Kinlaw tweeted. In the fleeting moment in which the Kings were really good, they lost to the Lakers in the 2002 Western Conference Finals after some controversial officiating in Game 6 (the name Tim Donaghy ring a bell?) But that certainly doesn't mean that things are going well in Gotham. Wiki Points. James Miller ignited chaos and bedlam when he crashed into the arena during the seventh round of Evander Holyfield and Riddick Bowe's rematch. 0. While that made for some ugly and terrible football this season, you can't blame Miami for venturing outside the box, as its track the past two decades has been one of despair and sullenness. The T-Wolves have fallen slightly since making their debut in September, but there are plenty of reasons for their fans to be glum. Unfortunately for Chicago fans, this is a common feeling. All glory hunters, don't get behind their team at all, which is one of the worst things a "fan" can do. What happened: Fan violence forced the cancellation of a soccer match between Greek football powers Panathinaikos and Olympiakos. Depending on who you ask, America's pastime baseball is one of the worst offenders in terms of being boring. The worst behaved fans in England and Wales. Twitter. Playoff berths: How are you going to win a championship if you don't make the playoffs? Stuff that happened last season is factored more than stuff that happened two to five years ago, which means more than stuff six to 10 years ago, which means more than stuff 11 to 20 years ago, which means more than ... you get the picture. If that wasn't enough, the Mariners also own the longest playoff drought in professional sports, having not made the postseason since 2001. Boston spent many years playing second fiddle to New York when it came to sports. What happened: A revolt against Emperor Justinian I broke out during the popular chariot races, eventually leading to weeklong riots that resulted in thousands dead and half of the city of Constantinople being burned. Just imagine how bad it'd be for Angels fans if the Dodgers won the World Series. What happened: Widespread riots broke out after the Detroit Tigers won the World Series over the San Diego Padres, leaving one person dead and dozens injured. Boston Red Sox Fans hold signs during the sixth inning of a baseball game between the Boston Red Sox and the Houston Astros. But, the good news about having a terrible team in your city, ticket prices are incredibly reasonable. Sports, in general, come with a lot of superstitions. What happened: Two fans joined Hank Aaron in rounding the bases after he broke Babe Ruth’s career home run record. 05/13/2010 10:22 am ET Updated May 25, 2011 Last night the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Utah Jazz 111-96 to complete a four game sweep in the second round of the NBA Playoffs. Positive points mean higher misery, while negative points mean less, just like golf. Around halftime the game was close and there was a heated scuffle between groups of fans. Sports fans like to talk about Good Sports Towns and Bad Sports Towns on the Internet. Unlikely being in the cozy confines of the team's home stadium, you are no longer in the majority among supporters, thereby forging an even deeper bond as one of the minority of fans to be showing your support for the visitors. The results can range from the bizarre to the farcical to the tragic. They also have the worst fan banter in the English Premier League. (Full explanation of the formula can be found in the box below.). So if anyone was going to end up on the wrong Santa list at a sporting event, it only made sense that it would happen in the "City of Brotherly Love.". Despite being around for the entirety of the World Series era, the Pale Hose have only made the playoffs nine times in 116 seasons and have missed the postseason 11 years in a row. These are the most infamous fan incidents in sports history. The most annoying fan bases in sports Chris Mueller 3/26/2020. The worst fans in sports come in all types but most anyone, besides those living in this worst sports fan city, would agree that Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is home to the most horrible fans around. Stampedes and cases of supporters being crushed have also been all too common. Bottom line: This game is best remembered for Roger Staubach’s game-winning "Hail Mary" pass to Drew Pearson in the closing seconds. They then attacked the palace, sparking riots that lasted for days and threatened Justinian’s rule. Ever since the Mike Ditka/Super Bowl Shuffle era officially ended in the early 1990s, the Bears have only made the playoffs six times. Eagles fans are the absolute worst, and here are 9 times they proved it From snowballs at Santa to assaults and batteries, there's no shortage of craziness in Philly By Kevin Skiver Stampedes and cases of supporters being crushed have also been all too common. Buffalo has been toward the bottom of the NHL for much of the 20 years since that Cup loss, as the Sabres haven't made the playoffs since the 2011 season (the longest streak in the league) and haven't won a playoff series since 2007. The Raiders actually made a step up this season, staying in the playoff race for a while thanks to a young roster filled with several exciting young talents and a bevy of future draft picks. Reviews: 0. The 30 Absolute Worst Fans in Sports History. 2. There is only one now, and it resides in the Pacific Northwest. While all sports fans can be considered annoying by fans of other teams, Boston sports fans take annoying to a new level. Share this article 105 shares share tweet text email link Nate Scott. A sports riot is a riot that occurs during or after sporting events. Heartbreaks: It's one thing to lose -- it's another to get your heart ripped out of your chest "Temple of Doom" style. 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