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BFTB After Dark: Are we really the most tortured fan base in the country?

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After Dark is a place for the BFTB community to come together and talk about anything and everything.

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Bill Barnwell invents a new statistical measure to prove what we all already know. San Diego is now the most miserable fan base in the United States.

Sports Misery Index - Cleveland passes crown of most tortured fans to San Diego - Bill Barnwell
San Diego fans have suffered for 53 years while barely sniffing a title; there are grandfathers who have spent their entire lives in San Diego rooting for local teams without ever feeling for a moment like they're close to winning a championship. That's every bit as depressing as it must have been for Cleveland fans during their dry spell, and with the late-'80s Browns, the mid-'90s Indians and the two eras of LeBron, you can argue that they had much better teams and players to support.

This is an open thread so if you'd rather discuss something less depressing, feel free.