As the NFL regular season heads to its conclusion with the playoffs right around there corner I have been left sitting here reflecting on how shitty of a decade it was to be a Bills fans. We appeared in one playoff game, which happened way back in 2000 against the Tennessee Titans. This was the Music City Miracle game in which the Bills found a way to top the excruciating pain of losing 4 consecutive Super Bowls.
Through this decade Buffalo was quarterbacked by legends like Rob Johnson, J.P. Losman, Drew Bledsoe, Alex Van Pelt, Trent Edwards, Ryan Fitzpatrick and today Brian Brohm. Anytime the best quarterback on a list is Drew Bledsoe that's not a good sign. Along the way we endured inept management, penny pinching ownership, the insult of attempting to create a foothold in Toronto for an eventual move north of the border and watching a decade long descent into irrelevance.
I consider myself doubly cursed being a Knicks fan. Even when we were good in the 90's there happened to be this guy Michael Jordan that played for the Bulls that stopped us from ever winning anything. This decade our team's piss poor management has been the biggest obstacle. Pondering the depth of how unrewarding my fan experiences have been has led me to consider what other fan bases have demonstrated extraordinary devotion to their respective teams without any reward for their fandom. This isn't restricted to this decade, but an accumulation of horrific experiences.
Bengals fans feel free to join in on the general suckfest that has been your existence. Hopefully the Bengals can make a dream run through the playoffs this year and you'll escape from this list. The city of Cleveland is also welcome. Your presence is required after watching C.C. Sabathia and Cliff Lee pitch in this year's World Series. Then again Indians fans you've been here since the 1997 World Series. Two words: Jose Mesa. Browns fans, at least you beat us this year 6-3, so you have that going for you.
Cavaliers fans have been here a bit longer than the rest of Cleveland - ever since MJ hit that game-winner over Ehlo you have definitely carved out your own special niche. Please help me out by letting Lebron James come to New York.
Warriors fans must be included for being forced to watch Don Nelson destroying not just one, but two talented young Warriors teams, albeit over 15 years apart. Clippers fans, no explanation is needed. Everybody understands your failures which are even more glaring because of your status as the "other" team in L.A.
I don't know much about hockey, but I've got to give it up to Maple Leafs and Bruins fans. Anytime you can still maintain a faithful following after four decades without a championship, you've got my respect.
If I left your team off and you know how unrewarding it's been let me know in the comments.
Which fan base do you think tops this list?