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November 16, 2015

Philadelphia has the worst sports teams in North America

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Cheer up, Chip. You lead the franchise in Philly with the best winning percentage.

The Philadelphia Phillies are an abomination that won't be good for a long time, the Sixers are in year three of tank mode, the Flyers are a disappointment, and the Eagles just lost... at home... to one of the worst teams in the NFL. None of the four Philly teams have a winning record, and two of them are arguably the worst teams in their respective sports.

Of the cities with at least three franchises in the four major sports, Philadelphia has the worst teams in North America.

We took the winning percentages of the current or most recent seasons for each cities' sports franchises, and averaged them out. Here were our findings among the cities with at least three franchises. Philadelphia is the worst, and it's not even close.

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If you add in the lesser cities, it becomes far more likely that some random city with just one or two franchises will be lower than the average of four teams. And yet, Philadelphia still is nearly last.

City Average 
San Antonio 0.778 
 Charlotte0.750 
 Montreal0.722 
 Cincinnati0.698 
 Green Bay0.667 
 Boston/NE0.634 
 Oakland0.621 
 Oklahoma City0.600 
 Pittsburgh0.598 
 Phoenix0.588 
 Newark, NJ0.588 
 Atlanta0.583 
 Minneapolis0.579 
 St. Louis0.569 
 Chicago0.550 
 Washington DC0.536 
 Dallas0.536 
 San Jose0.529 
 Denver0.528 
 Indianapolis0.522 
 Kansas City0.515 
 Buffalo0.514 
 Cleveland0.501 
 Salt Lake City0.500 
 New York0.499 
 Toronto0.496 
 Miami0.490 
 Ottawa0.471 
 Milwaukee0.460 
 Seattle0.457 
 Orlando0.455 
 Memphis0.455 
 Tampa Bay0.453 
 Los Angles / Anaheim0.450 
 Winnipeg0.444 
 Houston0.435 
 San Francisco0.426 
 Nashville0.424 
 Detroit0.413 
 Vancouver0.389 
 Portland0.364 
 Sacramento0.364 
 Baltimore0.361 
 Raleigh0.353 
 San Diego0.340 
 Jacksonville0.333 
 Columbus0.333 
 Edmonton0.333 
 Calgary0.316 
 Philadelphia0.297 
 New Orleans0.250 


Take that, New Orleans!


*Asterisk denotes cities with multiple teams in one sport, which we averaged together.

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