Last won either a Playoff game (NFL), a Wild-Card Play-in Game (MLB), or a Playoff series (MLB, NBA or NFL) in calendar year 2013: Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Tampa Bay Rays, Pittsburgh Pirates; Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs, Indiana Pacers, Memphis Grizzlies, Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Golden State Warriors, Oklahoma City Thunder; Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins, Pittsburgh Penguins, Los Angeles Kings, New York Rangers, Detroit Red Wings, San Jose Sharks, Ottawa Senators; Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers, New England Patriots, Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, Houston Texans, Seattle Seahawks.
2012: San Francisco Giants, New York Yankees, Baltimore Orioles; Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers; New Jersey Devils, Phoenix Coyotes (now “Arizona Coyotes”), Washington Capitals, Philadelphia Flyers, St. Louis Blues, Nashville Predators; New York Giants, Denver Broncos, New Orleans Saints.
2011: Texas Rangers, Milwaukee Brewers; Dallas Mavericks, Atlanta Hawks; Vancouver Canucks, Tampa Bay Lightning, Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Bears, New York Jets.
2010: Philadelphia Phillies; Orlando Magic, Phoenix Suns, Cleveland Cavaliers, Utah Jazz; Montreal Canadiens; Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys.
2009: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim; Denver Nuggets, Houston Rockets; Carolina Hurricanes; Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers.
2008: New Orleans Hornets (now Pelicans); Dallas Stars, Colorado Avalanche; Jacksonville Jaguars.
2007: Colorado Rockies, Cleveland Indians, Arizona Diamondbacks; New Jersey Nets (now Brooklyn Nets); Anaheim Ducks, Buffalo Sabres.
2006: New York Mets, Oakland Athletics; Edmonton Oilers; Washington Redskins.
2005: Chicago White Sox, Houston Astros; Washington Wizards; St. Louis Rams.
2004: Minnesota Timberwolves, Sacramento Kings; Calgary Flames; Carolina Panthers, Tennessee Titans.
2003: Florida Marlins (now Miami Marlins), Chicago Cubs; Minnesota Wild; Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Oakland Raiders.
2002: Minnesota Twins; Toronto Maple Leafs.
2001: Seattle Mariners, Atlanta Braves; Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors; Miami Dolphins.
2000: Portland Trail Blazers.
1998: San Diego Padres.
1996: Florida Panthers; Buffalo Bills.
1995: Cincinnati Reds; Cleveland Browns.
1994: Kansas City Chiefs.
1993: Toronto Blue Jays; New York Islanders. The Islanders have easily the longest drought in the New York Tri-State Area.
1991: Detroit Lions.
1990: Cincinnati Bengals.
1987: Winnipeg Jets. This franchise has since won a Playoff series as the Phoenix Coyotes. The new Jets, formerly the Atlanta Thrashers, have never won a Playoff series.
1985: Kansas City Royals. They got close this time, and haven’t officially been eliminated yet, but they’re 3 games out of the 2nd AL Wild Card slot with 6 games to go. They haven’t made the Playoffs since the Reagan years, since portable phones were the size of a tape dispenser, since a desktop computer took up the entire top of your desk, since people were actually devoid enough of taste to listen to Duran Duran.
1981: Montreal Expos, now the Washington Nationals.
Never: Charlotte Hornets (formerly Bobcats); Columbus Blue Jackets.