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SouthSide_HitMen
10-27-2005, 04:58 PM
The last season each team won a Professional Championship:

MLB 1903 forward
NFL 1920 forward
NHL 1926 forward
NBA 1946 forward
AFL 1960 - 1965 (merged with the NFL in 1966)


2005 Chicago White Sox (MLB) :bandance:
2005 San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
2004 New England Patriots (NFL)
2004 Boston Red Sox (MLB)
2004 Detroit Pistons (NBA)
2004 Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
2003 Florida Marlins (MLB)
2003 New Jersey Devils (NHL)
2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL)
2002 Anaheim Angels (MLB)
2002 Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)
2002 Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
2001 Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB)
2001 Colorado Avalanche (NHL)
2000 Baltimore Ravens (NFL)
2000 New York Yankees (MLB)
1999 St. Louis Rams (NFL)
1999 Dallas Stars (NHL)
1998 Denver Broncos (NFL)
1998 Chicago Bulls (NBA)
1996 Green Bay Packers (NFL)
1995 Dallas Cowboys (NFL)
1995 Atlanta Braves (MLB)
1995 Houston Rockets (NBA)
1994 San Francisco 49ers (NFL)
1994 New York Rangers (NHL)
1993 Toronto Blue Jays (MLB)
1993 Montreal Canadians (NHL)
1992 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
1991 Washington Redskins (NFL)
1991 Minnesota Twins (MLB)
1990 New York Giants (NFL)
1990 Cincinnati Reds (MLB)
1990 Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
1989 Oakland Athletics (MLB)
1989 Calgary Flames (NHL)
1988 Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB)
1986 New York Mets (MLB)
1986 Boston Celtics (NBA)
1985 Chicago Bears (NFL)
1985 Kansas City Royals (MLB)
1984 Detroit Tigers (MLB).
1983 Los Angeles Raiders (NFL)
1983 Baltimore Orioles (MLB)
1983 Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
1983 New York Islanders (NHL)
1982 St. Louis Cardinals (MLB)
1980 Oakland Raiders (NFL)
1980 Philadelphia Phillies (MLB)
1979 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL)
1979 Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB)
1979 Seattle SuperSonics (NBA)
1978 Washington Bullets (NBA)
1977 Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)
1975 Golden State Warriors (NBA)
1975 Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
1973 Miami Dolphins (NFL)
1973 New York Knicks (NBA)
1972 Boston Bruins (NHL)
1971 Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
1970 Baltimore Colts (NFL)
1969 Kansas City Chiefs (NFL)
1968 New York Jets (NFL)
1967 Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
1965 Buffalo Bills (AFL)
1964 Cleveland Browns (NFL)
1963 San Diego Chargers (AFL)
1962 Dallas Texans (AFL)
1961 Houston Oilers (AFL)
1961 Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
1960 Philadelphia Eagles (NFL)
1958 St. Louis Hawks (NBA)
1957 Detroit Lions (NFL)
1957 Milwaukee Braves (MLB)
1956 Philadelphia Warriors (NBA)
1955 Brooklyn Dodgers (MLB)
1955 Syracuse Nationals (NBA)
1954 New York Giants (MLB)
1954 Minneapolis Lakers (NBA)
1951 Los Angeles Rams (NFL)
1951 Rochester Royals (NBA)
1948 Cleveland Indians (MLB)
1947 Chicago Cardinals (NFL)
1948 Baltimore Bullets (NBA)
1945 Cleveland Rams (NFL)
1935 Montreal Maroons (NHL)
1930 Philadelphia Athletics (MLB)
1928 Providence Steam Roller (NFL)
1927 Ottawa Senators (NHL)
1926 Frankford Yellow Jackets (NFL)
1924 Cleveland Bulldogs (NFL)
1924 Washington Senators (MLB)
1923 Canton Bulldogs (NFL)
1920 Akron Pros (NFL)
1914 Boston Braves (MLB)
1908 Chicago Cubs (MLB)

doublem23
10-27-2005, 04:59 PM
How about it. :cool:

Fuller_Schettman
10-27-2005, 05:41 PM
you should remove the Cleveland Rams (1945) and Los Angeles Rams (1951) from that list. The St. Louis Rams are the same franchise and they of coors won it all in 1999

Unregistered
10-27-2005, 05:44 PM
you should remove the Cleveland Rams (1945) and Los Angeles Rams (1951) from that list. The St. Louis Rams are the same franchise and they of coors won it all in 1999There seems to be a few teams on that list that no longer exist...

PaleHoseGeorge
10-27-2005, 05:46 PM
Gosh, if it wasn't for the Canton Bulldogs, Akron Pros, and Boston Braves, the Cubs would be down there all by themselves.

:cool:

Unregistered
10-27-2005, 05:54 PM
Gosh, if it wasn't for the Canton Bulldogs, Akron Pros, and Boston Braves, the Cubs would be down there all by themselves.

:cool:Well hell, George, if the White Sox can do it, I see big things for Akron next year!

(Now just replace the word "Akron" with any terrible sports team and thats what their fans are saying to themselves... :rolleyes:)

downstairs
10-27-2005, 06:01 PM
It would be nice if that list had franchises than are gone removed.... as well combine a franchise into one....

The Milwaukee Braves can't possibly win one...

PaleHoseGeorge
10-27-2005, 06:08 PM
It would be nice if that list had franchises than are gone removed.... as well combine a franchise into one....

The Milwaukee Braves can't possibly win one...

Actually that's what I like about this list. When a current team is listed behind a team that hasn't existed for 20 or 30 years (or in the Cubs' case, 50+ years) you know your team is really sucking bad.
:wink:

Note to Blackhawks fans: your team is below the official "Mendoza Line" for this list, the 1967 Toronto Maple Leafs. That's a franchise that hasn't been trying very hard for a very long time.

Chisox353014
10-27-2005, 06:09 PM
Gosh, if it wasn't for the Canton Bulldogs, Akron Pros, and Boston Braves, the Cubs would be down there all by themselves.

:cool:

I'm thinking the Akon Pros will move to the top of that list before the "Lovable" Losers do. :cool:

oldcomiskey
10-27-2005, 06:11 PM
you can also take out the chicago cardinals

PaleHoseGeorge
10-27-2005, 06:14 PM
you can also take out the chicago cardinals

It's a list of CHAMPION teams. The Cardinals won a championship in Chicago. That's why they're listed. The fact they're listed right next to the Cleveland Indians is not very flattering to the people still running/supporting the Tribe today. The Cardinals left Chicago in 1959.
:o:

PaleHoseGeorge
10-27-2005, 06:27 PM
Wow. I just realized the Cincinnati Royals never won an NBA championship. All those years with Oscar Robertson and they still came up empty.
:(:

It helps to put in perspective how hard it is to win even one championship and how precious it is to enjoy when your team finally pulls through.
:smile:

CHEESESOXER
10-27-2005, 06:31 PM
There seems to be a few teams on that list that no longer exist...

The cubs?:D:

Fuller_Schettman
10-27-2005, 06:42 PM
Wow. I just realized the Cincinnati Royals never won an NBA championship. All those years with Oscar Robertson and they still came up empty.
:(:

It helps to put in perspective how hard it is to win even one championship and how precious it is to enjoy when your team finally pulls through.
:smile:

Did the Royals move to Kansas City to become the Kansas City Kings (now Sacramento)??

Fuller_Schettman
10-27-2005, 06:44 PM
I found it:

Sacramento Kings, formerly known as: Rochester Royals (1945-57), Cincinnati Royals (1957-72), Kansas City-Omaha Kings (1972-75), Kansas City Kings (1975-85)

SouthSide_HitMen
10-27-2005, 06:55 PM
It's a list of CHAMPION teams. The Cardinals won a championship in Chicago. That's why they're listed. The fact they're listed right next to the Cleveland Indians is not very flattering to the people still running/supporting the Tribe today. The Cardinals left Chicago in 1959.
:o:

Thanks. If a team moved to another city both cities (i.e. The Brooklyn Dodgers and Los Angeles Dodgers) were listed separately. Each city fondly remembers their day in the sun and they shouldn't be cheated.

If a team changed it's nickname (i.e. The Chicago Bears won the 1921 NFL Championship as the Staleys) but continued to operate without folding or relocating (nickname change only) they were NOT listed separately.

PS - You can still find old timers on the South Side who were Chicago Cardinal fans who STILL hate the Bears.:smile:

PaleHoseGeorge
10-27-2005, 07:00 PM
Here's a clarification about the 1948 NBA champion Baltimore Bullets. This is a different franchise than the one currently known as the Washington Wizards, and formerly known as the Chicago Packers and Zephyrs (1962-63).

The champion Bullets went out of business after the 1954 season. The franchise from Chicago took their name when they moved to Baltimore in 1964, later moving to Washington.

The champion Bullets haven't been in existence for over 50 years but their last championship came the same year as the Cleveland Indians. Not good for Cleveland fans...
:cool:

SouthSide_HitMen
10-27-2005, 07:03 PM
It would be nice if that list had franchises than are gone removed.... as well combine a franchise into one....

The Milwaukee Braves can't possibly win one...

Neither can the Cubs but they remain on the list. :redneck

fusillirob1983
10-27-2005, 08:04 PM
PS - You can still find old timers on the South Side who were Chicago Cardinal fans who STILL hate the Bears.:smile:

I've worked with one, and he likes the Packers too.

Viva Medias B's
10-27-2005, 08:10 PM
It's a list of CHAMPION teams. The Cardinals won a championship in Chicago. That's why they're listed. The fact they're listed right next to the Cleveland Indians is not very flattering to the people still running/supporting the Tribe today. The Cardinals left Chicago in 1959.
:o:

And the Big Red still has not won a championship since that 1947 title. They have remained generally futile since their last decade in Chicago to St. Louis to Phoenix. The Bidwell family ranks right up there with the McCaskeys in terms of ineptitude.

SouthSide_HitMen
10-27-2005, 08:32 PM
And the Big Red still has not won a championship since that 1947 title. They have remained generally futile since their last decade in Chicago to St. Louis to Phoenix. The Bidwell family ranks right up there with the McCaskeys in terms of ineptitude.

I worked for Charlie Bidwell (and his son C III) at Sportsmans Park back when they used to have their own race track (before getting talked into that crappy Euro Car racing track) and they are very good people. I do admit there is something missing with Bill Bidwell who took over the Cardinals in the early 1970s. They were rarely a top team but had some good players and moments and of course their 1947 Championship over Philadelphia 28-21 which the South Side was very proud of (played on the frozen tundra of Comiskey Park!!!).

http://www.profootballhof.com/history/release.jsp?release_id=1701

nedlug
10-28-2005, 12:37 PM
Aren't the Montreal Maroons ('47) really the Montreal Canadiens? They won it all in '93.

SouthSide_HitMen
10-28-2005, 12:39 PM
Aren't the Montreal Maroons ('47) really the Montreal Canadiens? I find it hard to believe that Montreal hasn't won a championship in 60 years...

No. http://www.geocities.com/sharut/maroons.html

For 14 playing seasons, from 1924 to 1938, Montreal was rocked by a hockey explosion called the Montreal Maroons. Hyped as the anglo answer to the Canadians, the Maroons were a brash, brawling, swaggering lot who could be maddeningly inconsistant on the ice. But when the were good they were very, good, with 17 Hall of Famers, and 2 Stanley Cups to prove it. That explosiveness seemed a typical product of the booming '20s, but it came from a mix that had been brewing for over a century.

SouthSide_HitMen
11-01-2005, 02:15 AM
In MLB of the 97 possible defending champions repeating (101 seasons less three WS with no prior champion - 1903, 1905, 1994 and 1995), 21 or 21.65% have repeated.

This is true in our other professional sports:

NFL (& AFL pre Super Bowl) - 20 of 90 possible champions were repeat champions.

NHL - 24 of 77!!! (Only 1/2 during the "Original Six" years).

NBA - 20 of 58 possible repeats!!!

The reason so many clubs have repeated is the fact you had to be an excellent team, like the Chicago White Sox, to have won in the first place.

This is despite the fact that upwards of 32 teams battled for the championship (30 in MLB) yet the cream rises to the top and the cream, fellow White Sox fans, are the Chicago White Sox.

Think about that this offseason with visions of sugar plums dancing in your heads.

SouthSide_HitMen
02-08-2006, 12:00 AM
The last season each team won a Professional Championship:

MLB 1903 forward
NFL 1920 forward
NHL 1926 forward
NBA 1946 forward
AFL 1960 - 1965 (merged with the NFL in 1966)

2005 Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL) :bandance:
2005 Chicago White Sox (MLB) :bandance:
2005 San Antonio Spurs (NBA)
2004 New England Patriots (NFL)
2004 Boston Red Sox (MLB)
2004 Detroit Pistons (NBA)
2004 Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
2003 Florida Marlins (MLB)
2003 New Jersey Devils (NHL)
2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL)
2002 Anaheim Angels (MLB)
2002 Los Angeles Lakers (NBA)
2002 Detroit Red Wings (NHL)
2001 Arizona Diamondbacks (MLB)
2001 Colorado Avalanche (NHL)
2000 Baltimore Ravens (NFL)
2000 New York Yankees (MLB)
1999 St. Louis Rams (NFL)
1999 Dallas Stars (NHL)
1998 Denver Broncos (NFL)
1998 Chicago Bulls (NBA)
1996 Green Bay Packers (NFL)
1995 Dallas Cowboys (NFL)
1995 Atlanta Braves (MLB)
1995 Houston Rockets (NBA)
1994 San Francisco 49ers (NFL)
1994 New York Rangers (NHL)
1993 Toronto Blue Jays (MLB)
1993 Montreal Canadians (NHL)
1992 Pittsburgh Penguins (NHL)
1991 Washington Redskins (NFL)
1991 Minnesota Twins (MLB)
1990 New York Giants (NFL)
1990 Cincinnati Reds (MLB)
1990 Edmonton Oilers (NHL)
1989 Oakland Athletics (MLB)
1989 Calgary Flames (NHL)
1988 Los Angeles Dodgers (MLB)
1986 New York Mets (MLB)
1986 Boston Celtics (NBA)
1985 Chicago Bears (NFL)
1985 Kansas City Royals (MLB)
1984 Detroit Tigers (MLB).
1983 Los Angeles Raiders (NFL)
1983 Baltimore Orioles (MLB)
1983 Philadelphia 76ers (NBA)
1983 New York Islanders (NHL)
1982 St. Louis Cardinals (MLB)
1980 Oakland Raiders (NFL)
1980 Philadelphia Phillies (MLB)
1979 Pittsburgh Pirates (MLB)
1979 Seattle SuperSonics (NBA)
1978 Washington Bullets (NBA)
1977 Portland Trail Blazers (NBA)
1975 Golden State Warriors (NBA)
1975 Philadelphia Flyers (NHL)
1973 Miami Dolphins (NFL)
1973 New York Knicks (NBA)
1972 Boston Bruins (NHL)
1971 Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
1970 Baltimore Colts (NFL)
1969 Kansas City Chiefs (NFL)
1968 New York Jets (NFL)
1967 Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL)
1965 Buffalo Bills (AFL)
1964 Cleveland Browns (NFL)
1963 San Diego Chargers (AFL)
1962 Dallas Texans (AFL)
1961 Houston Oilers (AFL)
1961 Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
1960 Philadelphia Eagles (NFL)
1958 St. Louis Hawks (NBA)
1957 Detroit Lions (NFL)
1957 Milwaukee Braves (MLB)
1956 Philadelphia Warriors (NBA)
1955 Brooklyn Dodgers (MLB)
1955 Syracuse Nationals (NBA)
1954 New York Giants (MLB)
1954 Minneapolis Lakers (NBA)
1951 Los Angeles Rams (NFL)
1951 Rochester Royals (NBA)
1948 Cleveland Indians (MLB)
1947 Chicago Cardinals (NFL)
1948 Baltimore Bullets (NBA)
1945 Cleveland Rams (NFL)
1935 Montreal Maroons (NHL)
1930 Philadelphia Athletics (MLB)
1928 Providence Steam Roller (NFL)
1927 Ottawa Senators (NHL)
1926 Frankford Yellow Jackets (NFL)
1924 Cleveland Bulldogs (NFL)
1924 Washington Senators (MLB)
1923 Canton Bulldogs (NFL)
1920 Akron Pros (NFL)
1914 Boston Braves (MLB)
1908 Chicago Cubs (MLB)

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Hitmen77
02-08-2006, 07:50 AM
you can also take out the chicago cardinals

The Cardinals franchise last won the NFL championship when they were the Chicago Cardinals in 1947. So, they should stay on the list. This is different than the Rams and Braves, who have won championships in their new cities. (coincidentally, I just realized that all 3 teams I mentioned are teams that have moved twice).

Hitmen77
02-08-2006, 08:01 AM
PS - You can still find old timers on the South Side who were Chicago Cardinal fans who STILL hate the Bears.:smile:

That makes me wonder that if the Sox had moved out of town in the late 60s or mid 70s like they were threatening to do, would we all be fans of that awful north side team with talk of a few old timers on the south side who still hate the Cubs? SHUDDER!!!!
Even the thought of that makes me want to :puking:

GoSox2K3
02-08-2006, 08:07 AM
The last season each team won a Professional Championship:....

I think the list for Chicago teams alone is good:

2005 Chicago White Sox (MLB)
1998 Chicago Bulls (NBA)
1985 Chicago Bears (NFL)
1961 Chicago Blackhawks (NHL)
1947 Chicago Cardinals (NFL)
1908 Chicago Cubs (MLB)

I guess you could also add the Chicago Sting who won the NASL championship in 1981.

doublem23
02-08-2006, 08:07 AM
Even the thought of that makes me want to :puking:

No need to think about that. This picture should get your mind out of the gutter.

http://espn-att.starwave.com/media/mlb/2005/1026/photo/g_guillen_275.jpg

DenverSock
02-08-2006, 09:11 AM
you should remove the Cleveland Rams (1945) and Los Angeles Rams (1951) from that list. The St. Louis Rams are the same franchise and they of coors won it all in 1999

I think that was of Budweiser.

Ol' No. 2
02-08-2006, 09:14 AM
That makes me wonder that if the Sox had moved out of town in the late 60s or mid 70s like they were threatening to do, would we all be fans of that awful north side team with talk of a few old timers on the south side who still hate the Cubs? SHUDDER!!!!
Even the thought of that makes me want to :puking:If the Sox had moved, it's certain that MLB would have put another AL team in Chicago (if that makes you feel any better).

DenverSock
02-08-2006, 09:17 AM
If the Sox had moved, it's certain that MLB would have put another AL team in Chicago (if that makes you feel any better).

I'm not so sure about that. BTW, I don't believe the new team, had it existed would have the same connection to the fans as the Sox.

Milw
02-08-2006, 09:54 AM
1928 Providence Steam Roller (NFL)

That's a damn cool name.

johnr1note
02-08-2006, 11:08 AM
I'm not so sure about that. BTW, I don't believe the new team, had it existed would have the same connection to the fans as the Sox.

Perhaps, but had that team been won a world series soon after relocating here, it might have made a difference.

If you recall, when there were threats in the early 70s of shipping the Sox to Seattle to settle the lawsuit filed against the AL when the Pilots became the Brewers, there was a rumor circulating that Charlie Finley would have done everything in his power to move the A's into old Comiskey Park. While I shudder to think of not having the White Sox, considering an alternate reality, having Charlie O's A's as the southside, AL chicago team would have been most interesting.