Sunday, February 2, 2014

Cities' World Championships As Of Super Bowl XLVIII


Congratulations to the Seattle Seahawks for winning their first World Championship, an absolutely dominant performance, 43-8 over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII in New Jersey.

Oddly, winning the 3rd World Championship in the history of Seattle sports doesn't move their home town up this list very much. It doesn't even move them ahead of Denver, which stays at 4 titles.

Ties are broken by more recent title.

1. New York (including New Jersey & Long Island), 56: 1905, 1921, 1922, 1933 and 1954 baseball Giants; 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers; 1923, 1927, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1941, 1943, 1947, 1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1962, 1977, 1978, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2009 Yankees; 1927, 1934, 1938, 1956, 1986, 1990, 2007 and 2011 football Giants; 1928, 1933, 1940 and 1994 Rangers; 1968 Jets; 1969 and 1986 Mets; 1970 and 1973 Knicks; 1980, 1981, 1982 and 1983 Islanders; 1995, 2000 and 2003 Devils. The Nets are the only one of the Tri-State Nine never to have won their current league.

2. Boston, 36: 1903, 1904, 1912, 1915, 1916, 1918, 2004, 2007 and 2013 Red Sox; 1914 Braves; 1929, 1939, 1941, 1970, 1972 and 2011 Bruins; 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1981, 1984, 1986 and 2008 Celtics; 2001, '03 and '04 Patriots.

3. Chicago, 26: 1906, 1917 and 2005 White Sox; 1907 and 1908 Cubs; 1921, 1932, 1933, 1940, 1941, 1943, 1946, 1963 and 1985 Bears; 1934, 1938, 1961, 2010 and 2013 Blackhawks; 1947 Cardinals; 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997 and 1998 Bulls.

4. Detroit, 22: 1935, 1945, 1968 and 1984 Tigers; 1935, 1952, 1953 and 1957 Lions; 1936, 1937, 1943, 1950, 1952, 1954, 1955, 1997, 1998, 2002 and 2008 Red Wings; 1989, 1990 and 2004 Pistons.

5. Los Angeles (including Anaheim), 21: 1951 Rams; 1959, 1963, 1965, 1981 and 1988 Dodgers; 2002 Angels; 1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2009 and 2010 Lakers; 1983 Raiders; 2007 Ducks; and 2012 Kings. The Clippers are the only L.A. team that has never won a title.

6. Philadelphia, 17: 1910, 1911, 1913, 1929 and 1930 Athletics; 1926 Yellow Jackets (early NFL); 1948, 1949 and 1960 Eagles; 1947 and 1956 Warriors; 1967 and 1983 76ers; 1974 and 1975 Flyers; 1980 and 2008 Phillies.

7. Milwaukee (including Green Bay), 15: 1929, 1930, 1931, 1936, 1939, 1944, 1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1996 and 2010 Packers; 1957 Braves; 1971 Bucks. The Brewers have never won a title.

8. San Francisco (including Oakland), 14: 1972, 1973, 1974 and 1989 Athletics; 1975 Warriors; 1976 and 1980 Raiders; 1981, 1984, 1988, 1989 and 1994 49ers; 2010 and 2012 Giants. The San Jose Sharks are the only Bay Area team that has never made a Finals.

9. Pittsburgh, 14: 1909, 1925, 1960, 1971 and 1979 Pirates; 1974, 1975, 1978, 1979, 2005 and 2008 Steelers; 1991, 1992 and 2009 Penguins.

10. St. Louis, 13: 1926, 1931, 1934, 1942, 1944, 1946, 1964, 1967, 1982, 2006 and 2011 Cardinals; 1958 Hawks; 1999 Rams. The Blues are the only St. Louis team that doesn't have a title.

11. Cleveland, 11: 1920 and 1948 Indians; 1920 Akron Pros (early NFL); 1922, 1923 and 1924 Canton Bulldogs (early NFL); 1945 Rams (moved to Los Angeles the next year); 1950, 1954, 1955 and 1964 Browns.  The Cavaliers have never won a title.

12. Baltimore, 9: 1948 Bullets; 1958, 1959 and 1970 Colts; 1966, 1970 and 1983 Orioles; 2000 and 2012 Ravens.

13. Miami, 7: 1972 and 1973 Dolphins; 1997 and 2003 Marlins; 2006, 2012 and 2013 Heat. The Florida Panthers are the only South Florida team that hasn't won a title.

14. Dallas, 7: 1971, 1977, 1992, 1993 and 1995 Cowboys; 1999 Stars; 2011 Mavericks. The Texas Rangers are the only Dallas-area team that hasn't won a title.

15. Washington, 7: 1924 Senators; 1937, 1942, 1982, 1987 and 1991 Redskins; 1978 Bullets (now Wizards). The Nationals and Capitals have never won titles -- or even, between them, a Finals game.

16. Minneapolis, 7: 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953 and 1954 Lakers; 1987 and 1991 Twins. The Twins are the only current Twin Cities team to have won a title.

17. Cincinnati, 5: 1919, 1940, 1975, 1976 and 1990 Reds. The Bengals have never won a title.

18. San Antonio, 4: 1999, 2003, 2005 and 2007 Spurs.

19. Denver, 4: 1996 and 2001 Avalanche; 1997 and 1998 Broncos.

20. Seattle, 3: 1917 Metropolitans (Stanley Cup), 1979 SuperSonics, 2013 Seahawks. Seattle can finally claim a title by a team that is actually still playing in their city.

21. Tampa Bay, 2: 2002 Buccaneers, 2004 Lightning.

22. Houston, 2: 1994 and 1995 Rockets.

23. Kansas City, 2: 1969 Chiefs; 1985 Royals.

24. New Orleans, 1: 2009 Saints.

25. Indianapolis, 1: 2006 Colts.

26. Carolina (Charlotte & Raleigh combined), 1: 2006 Hurricanes.

27. Phoenix, 1: 2001 Diamondbacks.

28. Atlanta, 1: 1995 Braves.

29. Portland, 1: 1977 Trail Blazers.

30. Buffalo, none: Closest call, if you don't count the 1964 and '65 Bills (as AFL Champs, didn't get to face '64 Browns or '65  Packers), was the 1990 Bills, losing a Super Bowl by 1 point.

31. Nashville, none: Closest call was the 1999 Titans, losing a Super Bowl by 7 points. This does not change if you count Memphis.

32. Salt Lake City, none: Closest call, if you don't count the 1971 Stars (as ABA Champs, didn't get to face Bucks), was the 1997 and 1998 Jazz, each losing the NBA Finals in 6 games.

33. San Diego, none: Closest call, if you don't count the 1963 Chargers (as AFL Champs, didn't get to face Bears), was the 1994 Chargers -- unless you think the 1984 Padres winning 1 World Series game is "closer to a title" than losing a Super Bowl by 23 points.

34. Oklahoma City, none: Closest call was the 2012 Thunder, winning a game in the NBA Finals.

35. Orlando, none: Closest call was the 2009 Magic -- unlike in 1995, they won a game in the NBA Finals.

36. Jacksonville, none: Closest call was the 1996 Jaguars, losing the AFC Championship Game by 14 points (and losing the 1999 edition by 19).

37. Sacramento, none: Closest call was the 2002 Kings, losing the NBA Western Conference Finals in 7 games in dubious circumstances.

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