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Updated Mar 2, 2012 - 11:38 am

Phoenix listed among most miserable sports cities

The Suns are looking at their third trip to the lottery in four seasons.

The Cardinals have gone a couple years without a playoff spot, with Valley fans excited over an 8-8 season.

And sure, the Diamondbacks won the NL West last season and the Coyotes are looking at their third consecutive playoff appearance, but not long ago they were two of the worst teams in their respective sports.

Perhaps that's why Forbes ranked Phoenix as the third-most miserable sports city in America.

Teams: Diamondbacks, Cardinals, Suns, Coyotes
Championship Round Record: 1-3
Semifinal Round Record: 4-9
Total Seasons/Championships: 95/1
Last title: 2001
The Suns lost both of their NBA Finals appearances, not to mention another seven losses in the Western Conference Finals.

Ahead of Phoenix are the cities of Atlanta, who watched its hockey team bolt for Winnipeg and its baseball team lose a playoff spot on the season's final day, and Seattle, which has a bad baseball team, mediocre football team and the knowledge that one of the best teams in the NBA, the Oklahoma City Thunder, used to call the Emerald City home.

That's gotta sting a bit.

On the bright side, things are mostly looking up here in the Valley. The D-backs are expected to contend for a World Series spot this season, the Coyotes are playing great hockey and the Cardinals seem to be on the verge of getting back into the playoff picture.

Now if we could just do something about those Suns...


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