GQ Names 20 Worst Sports Franchises Of All Time


October Issue on Newsstands Now

GQ has revealed its list of  “The 20 Worst Sports Franchises of All Time” in its October 2013 issue, on newsstands now. For the list, GQ considered any and all professional sports franchises—currently active or not—and identifies the top twenty most inventively awful, disappointing, and frustrating teams in sports history. From the disgraceful Los Angeles Clippers (#4) to the self-destructive New York Jets (#6) to the historically helpless Philadelphia Phillies (#14), the teams on GQ’s list are ones that have caused or continue to cause their fans the most agony. Topping the list is every sports franchise based in Cleveland, a city which—between the Browns, the Indians, and the Cavaliers—”last celebrated a title four years before LeBron’s mother was born.”

Actor Jeff Bridges appears on the cover of GQ's October issue.  (PRNewsFoto/GQ)

Actor Jeff Bridges appears on the cover of GQ’s October issue. (PRNewsFoto/GQ

The “20 Worst Sports Franchises of All Time,” as selected by GQ, are:

1. Every Cleveland Sports Franchise

2. Detroit Lions

3. Chicago Cubs

4. Los Angeles Clippers

5. Charlotte Bobcats

6. New York Jets

7. Kansas City Royals

8. Providence Steam Rollers

9. Indianapolis Racers

10. Detroit Wheels

11. Phoenix Coyotes

12. New York Mets

13. Washington Federals

14. Philadelphia Phillies

15. Toronto Raptors

16. Toronto Maple Leafs

17. Buffalo Bills

18. Pittsburgh Pirates

19. Arizona Cardinals

20. St. Louis Blues

Read the full article and find out why each franchise made the list at