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PostSubject: The Levels Of Losing - Bill Simmons   The Levels Of Losing - Bill Simmons Icon_minitimeFri Feb 05, 2010 4:22 pm

This is a great article by ESPN' columnist Bill Simmons about the 15 most tortured teams in the US. He used six criteria when coming up with the list.

1. You need at least a 35-year drought without a title.

2. That 35-year rule doesn't apply to relocation's.

3. During that 35-plus years without a title, it's not enough to lose. You need to have your guts wrenched a few times.

4. Only teams in cold-weather cities are eligible for Level 1 unless the situation is so cruel/unusual/unforgiving that it's practically unprecedented.

5. You need to be just pessimistic enough to keep your guard up for a sucker punch but just optimistic enough to keep lowering your guard at the worst possible time.

6. Outsiders need to instinctively empathize during a Level 1 take down.

Give it a view. Great read.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/100129&sportCat=nfl

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PostSubject: Re: The Levels Of Losing - Bill Simmons   The Levels Of Losing - Bill Simmons Icon_minitimeFri Feb 05, 2010 4:28 pm

He's definitely got the Cubs right at number one, you simply can't go past them. The Boston Red Sox probably would have been number two if they didn't win that World Series in 03'.

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Haha thats a great read. Cubs Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: The Levels Of Losing - Bill Simmons   The Levels Of Losing - Bill Simmons Icon_minitimeSun Feb 07, 2010 7:55 am

a_F_c wrote:
Haha thats a great read. Cubs Laughing

Yeah Bill Simmons is a quality writer.
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