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Monday, May 31, 2010

Franchise Performance Pt. 2 (#91 - #120)

Recapping the groundrules of the study, we are ranking all sports city-team combinations for playoff performance since 1974 using a poker like system:
1) All teams chip in $10 at the beginning of the year
2) Winner takes 50%, Runner up 25%, Semifinalists 10%, remaining playoff teams split the last 5%
3) City/Team combinations are separate, the Charlotte Hornets are not associated with the New Orleans Hornets, etc.

Totals through the 2010 NBA/NHL Finals are included here (some money still to be earned by the final 4 franchises still playing).

Number 121-147 were revealed in part 1

The second batch (essentially the 60% - 80% percentile for worst franchises). In this batch, we tend to see franchises who have been around for 10-20 years with no titles, or teams that were around for all the years with a title or a handful of strong runs.












Rank

120
119
118
117
116
115
114
113
112
111
110
109
108
107
106
105
104
103
102
101
100
99
98
97
96
95
94
93
92
91

Winnings
-$168.48
-$168.33
-$167.67
-$166.50
-$162.00
-$160.00
-$158.17
-$143.88
-$142.33
-$141.19
-$139.00
-$138.71
-$136.13
-$136.08
-$131.71
-$125.00
-$123.04
-$119.35
-$112.50
-$112.27
-$111.54
-$108.00
-$107.75
-$106.96
-$103.75
-$99.75
-$98.75
-$92.75
-$91.79
-$88.75

Team
Saints
Nets
Oilers
Giants
Astros
Jets
Mavericks
Raptors
Cardinals
Bullets/Wizards
Indians
Knicks
Cardinals
Browns I
Hornets
White Sox
Coyotes
Sabres
Tigers
Pacers
Nordiques
Browns II
Buccaneers
Sharks
Predators
Colts
Thrashers
Panthers
Kings
Blue Jackets

City
NO
NEW
HOU
SF
HOU
WIN
DAL
TOR
STL
WAS
CLE
NYC
PHO
CLE
CHA
CHI
PHO
BUF
DET
IND
QBC
CLE
TAM
SJ
NSH
BAL
ATL
MIA
KC
COL

League
NFL
NBA
NFL
MLB
MLB
NHL
NBA
NBA
NFL
NBA
MLB
NBA
NFL
NFL
NBA
MLB
NHL
NHL
MLB
NBA
NHL
NFL
NFL
NHL
NHL
NFL
NHL
NHL
NBA
NHL

Titles
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0

Finals
1
2
0
2
1
0
1
0
0
3
2
2
1
0
0
1
0
2
2
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
1
0
0

Semis
2
2
2
3
4
0
3
0
0
3
4
5
1
3
0
3
0
6
3
6
2
0
3
2
0
0
0
1
1
0

Playoffs
7
16
10
6
9
11
16
5
3
18
7
20
3
8
7
5
6
27
3
18
9
1
10
13
5
3
1
3
5
1

Seasons
37
33
24
35
35
17
30
15
15
37
35
37
22
23
14
35
13
36
35
34
16
11
34
18
11
11
10
16
12
9
Discussion: New Orleans Saints bailed themselves out of the worst 1/5 with the big Super Bowl victory a few months ago. Houston and San Francisco (as cities) avoided the worst 1/5 but find themselves here. Only five teams have a title, it reads like a list of perpetual also-rans who triumphed in one season (Saints, Bullets, Tigers, White Sox, Buccaneers).

The break down of this set by league as:
NHL: 9 (teams before or after the 1990's relocation movement w/o a title)
NBA: 8
NFL: 8
MLB: 5

Cities with at least two teams and still with no appearances (all teams in the top 60%) are Boston, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia.

Each team is summarized below. A reminder, the years below are the year of the playoffs, so for NFL, 2010 is associated with the 2009 regular season. For best season, playoff performance is given precedence over regular season record.

Number: 120
Team: Saints
City: New Orleans
League: NFL
Years: 1974 – 2010 (37)
Playoffs: 7
Semifinals: 2
Finals: 1
Championships: 1
Best year: 2010 (13-3, won Super Bowl)
Worst year: 1981 (1-15)
Winnings: -$168.48

Number: 119
Team: Nets
City: Newark
League: NBA
Years: 1978 – 2010 (33)
Playoffs: 16
Semifinals: 2
Finals: 2
Championships: 0
Best year: 2002 (52-30, lost in NBA Finals)
Worst year: 2010 (12-70)
Winnings: -$168.33

Number: 118
Team: Oilers
City: Houston
League: NFL
Years: 1974 – 1997 (24)
Playoffs: 10
Semifinals: 2
Finals: 0
Championships: 0
Best year: 1980 (11-5, lost in AFC Championship game)
Worst years: 1984, 1995 (2-14)
Winnings: -$167.67

Number: 117
Team: Giants
City: San Francisco
League: MLB
Years: 1974 – 2009 (35)
Playoffs: 6
Semifinals: 3
Finals: 2
Championships: 0
Best year: 2002 (95-66-1, lost in World Series)
Worst year: 1985 (62-100)
Winnings: -$166.50

Number: 116
Team: Astros
City: Houston
League: MLB
Years: 1974 – 2009 (35)
Playoffs: 9
Semifinals: 4
Finals: 1
Championships: 0
Best year: 2005 (83-79-1, lost in World Series)
Worst year: 1975 (64-97-1)
Winnings: -$162.00

Number: 115
Team: Jets
City: Winnipeg
League: NHL
Years: 1980 – 1996 (17)
Playoffs: 11
Semifinals: 0
Finals: 0
Championships: 0
Best year: 1985 (43-27-10-0, lost in 2nd round of playoffs)
Worst year: 1981 (9-57-14)
Winnings: -$160.00

Number: 114
Team: Mavericks
City: Dallas
League: NBA
Years: 1981 – 2010 (30)
Playoffs: 16
Semifinals: 3
Finals: 1
Championships: 0
Best year: 2006 (60-22, lost in NBA Finals)
Worst year: 1993 (11-71)
Winnings: -$158.17

Number: 113
Team: Raptors
City: Toronto
League: NBA
Years: 1996 – 2010 (15)
Playoffs: 5
Semifinals: 0
Finals: 0
Championships: 0
Best year: 2001 (47-35, lost in 2nd round of playoffs)
Worst year: 1998 (16-66)
Winnings: -$143.88

Number: 112
Team: Cardinals
City: St. Louis
League: NFL
Years: 1974 – 1988 (15)
Playoffs: 3
Semifinals: 0
Finals: 0
Championships: 0
Best year: 1976 (11-3, lost in Division round of playoffs)
Worst year: 1987 (4-11-1)
Winnings: -$142.33

Number: 111
Team: Bullets/Wizards
City: Washington
League: NBA
Years: 1974 – 2010 (37)
Playoffs: 18
Semifinals: 3
Finals: 3
Championships: 1
Best year: 1978 (44-38, won NBA Championship)
Worst year: 2001, 2009 (19-63)
Winnings: -$141.19

Number: 110
Team: Indians
City: Cleveland
League: MLB
Years: 1974 – 2009 (35)
Playoffs: 7
Semifinals: 4
Finals: 2
Championships: 0
Best year: 1995 (100-44, lost in World Series)
Worst year: 1991 (57-105)
Winnings: -$139.00

Number: 109
Team: Knicks
City: New York City
League: NBA
Years: 1974 – 2010 (37)
Playoffs: 20
Semifinals: 5
Finals: 2
Championships: 0
Best year: 1994 (57-25, lost in NBA Finals)
Worst years: 1986, 2006, 2008 (23-59)
Winnings: -$138.71

Number: 108
Team: Cardinals
City: Phoenix
League: NFL
Years: 1989 – 2010 (22)
Playoffs: 3
Semifinals: 1
Finals: 1
Championships: 0
Best year: 2009 (9-7, lost in Super Bowl)
Worst year: 2001 (3-13)
Winnings: -$136.13

Number: 107
Team: Browns I
City: Cleveland
League: NFL
Years: 1974 – 1996 (23)
Playoffs: 8
Semifinals: 3
Finals: 0
Championships: 0
Best year: 1987 (12-4, lost in AFC Championship game)
Worst year: 1991 (3-13)
Winnings: -$136.08

Number: 106
Team: Hornets
City: Charlotte
League: NBA
Years: 1989 – 2002 (14)
Playoffs: 7
Semifinals: 0
Finals: 0
Championships: 0
Best year: 2001 (46-36, lost in 2nd round of playoffs)
Worst year: 1990 (19-63)
Winnings: -$131.71

Number: 105
Team: White Sox
City: Chicago
League: MLB
Years: 1974 – 2009 (35)
Playoffs: 5
Semifinals: 3
Finals: 1
Championships: 1
Best year: 2005 (99-63, won World Series)
Worst year: 1976 (64-97)
Winnings: -$125.00

Number: 104
Team: Coyotes
City: Phoenix
League: NHL
Years: 1997 – 2010 (13)
Playoffs: 6
Semifinals: 0
Finals: 0
Championships: 0
Best year: 2010 (50-25-0-7, lost in first round of playoffs)
Worst year: 2004 (22-36-18-6)
Winnings: -$123.04

Number: 103
Team: Sabres
City: Buffalo
League: NHL
Years: 1974 – 2010 (36)
Playoffs: 27
Semifinals: 6
Finals: 2
Championships: 0
Best year: 1975 (49-16-15-0, lost in Stanley Cup Finals)
Worst year: 1987 (28-44-8-0)
Winnings: -$119.35

Number: 102
Team: Tigers
City: Detroit
League: MLB
Years: 1974 – 2009 (35)
Playoffs: 3
Semifinals: 3
Finals: 2
Championships: 1
Best year: 1984 (104-58, won World Series)
Worst year: 2003 (43-119)
Winnings: -$112.50

Number: 101
Team: Pacers
City: Indianapolis
League: NBA
Years: 1977 – 2010 (34)
Playoffs: 18
Semifinals: 6
Finals: 1
Championships: 0
Best year: 2000 (56-26, lost in NBA Finals)
Worst year: 1983 (20-62)
Winnings: -$112.27

Number: 100
Team: Nordiques
City: Quebec
League: NHL
Years: 1980 – 1995 (16)
Playoffs: 9
Semifinals: 2
Finals: 0
Championships: 0
Best year: 1985 (41-30, lost in Conference finals)
Worst year: 1990 (12-61)
Winnings: -$111.54

Number: 99
Team: Browns II
City: Cleveland
League: NFL
Years: 2000 – 2010 (11)
Playoffs: 11
Semifinals: 1
Finals: 0
Championships: 0
Best year: 2002 (9-7, lost in Wild Card round of playoffs)
Worst year: 1999 (2-14)
Winnings: -$108.00

Number: 98
Team: Buccaneers
City: Tampa Bay
League: NFL
Years: 1977 – 2010 (34)
Playoffs: 10
Semifinals: 3
Finals: 1
Championships: 1
Best year: 2003 (12-4, won Super Bowl)
Worst year: 1977 (0-14)
Winnings: -$107.75

Number: 97
Team: Sharks
City: San Jose
League: NHL
Years: 1992 – 2010 (18)
Playoffs: 13
Semifinals: 2
Finals: 0
Championships: 0
Best year: 2010 (51-20-0-11, lost in Conference finals)
Worst year: 1993 (11-71-2-0)
Winnings: -$106.96

Number: 96
Team: Predators
City: Nashville
League: NHL
Years: 1999 – 2010 (11)
Playoffs: 5
Semifinals: 0
Finals: 0
Championships: 0
Best year: 2007 (51-23-0-8, lost in 1st round of playoffs)
Worst year: 1999 (28-47-7-0)
Winnings: -$103.75

Number: 95
Team: Colts
City: Baltimore
League: NFL
Years: 1974 – 1984 (11)
Playoffs: 11
Semifinals: 3
Finals: 0
Championships: 0
Best year: 1977 (11-3, lost in Division round of playoffs)
Worst year: 1983 (0-8-1)
Winnings: -$99.75

Number: 94
Team: Thrashers
City: Atlanta
League: NHL
Years: 2000 – 2010 (11)
Playoffs: 1
Semifinals: 0
Finals: 0
Championships: 0
Best year: 2007 (43-28-0-11, lost in first round of playoffs)
Worst year: 2000 (14-57-7-4)
Winnings: -$98.75

Number: 93
Team: Panthers
City: Miami
League: NHL
Years: 1994 – 2010 (16)
Playoffs: 3
Semifinals: 1
Finals: 1
Championships: 0
Best year: 1996 (41-31-10-0, lost in Stanley Cup Finals)
Worst year: 2002 (22-44-10-6)
Winnings: -$92.75

Number: 92
Team: Kings
City: Kansas City
League: NBA
Years: 1974 – 1985 (12)
Playoffs: 5
Semifinals: 1
Finals: 0
Championships: 0
Best year: 1981 (40-42, lost in Western Conference finals)
Worst year: 1982 (30-52)
Winnings: -$91.79

Number: 91
Team: Blue Jackets
City: Columbus
League: NHL
Years: 1974 – 2010 (37)
Playoffs: 9
Semifinals: 1
Finals: 0
Championships: 0
Best year: 2009 (41-31, lost in first round of playoffs)
Worst year: 2002 (22-47-8-5)
Winnings: -$88.75

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