Active Sports Droughts

Spring is here, that season of hope as baseball begins anew and basketball and hockey begin their long playoff runs.  Nonetheless, even with the Cubs winning the World Series there are a number of franchises with very long droughts.

We’ve provided a summary below of championship, conference titles and playoff appearance droughts along with a list of the 36 franchises who are experiencing multi-generational droughts – i.e., forty or more years.

 Droughts  Title  Conference  Playoffs
 MLB  5753472014[1]

68

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48

 1305[1]

15

 NBA  24040432017[1]

65

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65

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12

 NFL  

69

 17013982017[1]

59

 n0fd1z6xmhigb0eej3323ebwq[1]

17

 NHL  187[1]

48

 2887612017[1]

48

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7

Longest Championship Droughts

 Team  Sport  Years  Comment
NFL

 69

Won 1947 NFL Title

(Chicago Cardinals)

 5753472014[1]  MLB

 68

Won 1948 World Series
 24040432017[1]  NBA

65

 Won NBA Title in 1951

(Rochester Royals)

NFL

59

Won NFL Title in 1957
 22091682016[1]   NBA

58

 Won NBA Title in 1958

(St. Louis Hawks)

 ajfeh4oqeealq37er15r3673h[1]  MLB

58

 Never won
NFL

56

Never won

(Won NFL Title in 1969 but lost
Super Bowl)

NFL

56

Won NFL Title in 1960
 492995032000[1]  MLB

55

 Never won
NFL

55

Won AFL Title in 1961
(Houston Oilers)
NFL

53

Won AFL Title
in 1963
(San Diego Chargers)
NFL

51

 Never won
NFL

51

Won AFL Title in 1965
NFL

49

Never won
NFL

49

Won NFL Title in 1964
(No team from 1996-98)
 ophgazfdzfdkeugut9bdw3iyz[1]  MLB

48

 Never won
v7tehkwthrwefgounvi7znf5k[1] NFL

48

Won Super Bowl 1968
 23843702014[1]  NBA

48

 Never won
 187[1]  NHL

48

  Never won
 7343442015[1]  MLB

48

   Never won
 2887612017[1]  NHL

48

  Won Stanley Cup in 1967
 rcehah9k0kekjkgzm077fflws[1]  MLB

48

   Never won
 857[1]  NFL

47

 Won Super Bowl
1969
 23654622016[1]  NBA

46

 Never won
 i40oxcdbo7xtfamqqhqachoyo[1]  NHL

45

 Never won
 22582752016[1]  NBA

45

 Won NBA Title in 1971
 tlxz9higxwygaehl0j5h[1]  NHL

45

  Never won
 15041052013[1]  NFL

43

 Won Super Bowl in 1973
 2nn48xofg0hms8k326cqdmuis[1]  NBA

43

Won NBA Title in 1973
 23467492017[1]  NBA

42

 Never won
 llrs2zxi127vkqgcsvfb[1]   NHL

41

  Never won
 hsuff5m3dgiv20kovde422r1f[1]  NBA

40

  Never won
 xeti0fjbyzmcffue57vz5o1gl[1].gif  NBA

40

  Never won
 3083[1]   NBA

40

   Never won
 161[1]  NHL

40

Won Stanley Cup in 1975
 1305[1]  MLB

40

 Never won
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