History ButtMonkey / Sports

20th Jan '17 11:07:45 AM Gsueagle31049
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** The Falcons have been, for most of their existence, a mediocre team at best to a bad team at worst. It took the team over ''4 decades'' to attain its first consecutive winning seasons. However, under Arthur Blank's ownership, the Falcons' fortunes started to improve. From 2008 to 2012, under general manager Thomas Dimitroff, head coach Mike Smith and quarterback Matt Ryan, the Falcons were one of the NFL's more solid teams; however, they suffered from a bad case of EveryYearTheyFizzleOut, going 1-4 in the playoffs in that period. Since their 2012 NFC Championship loss, the Falcons have seemingly entered another DorkAge. 2014 was an off year for the ''entire'' NFC South with all four teams finishing the season with a losing record and many sportwriters labeled the 2014 NFC South as "the worst division in pro football", but the Falcons followed up with an inexplicably bad 2015, going 8-8 for the year after starting 5-0.
** The Braves have fluctuated between very good and very bad teams throughout their long history in Boston, Milwaukee, and Atlanta. In their first 25 seasons in Atlanta, the Braves suffered through several losing seasons with only a few glimpses of success. Ted Turner bought the team during their post-Hank Aaron DorkAge in order to keep the team in Atlanta and to keep one of his programming staples on his then-fledgling superstation [[Creator/{{TBS}} WTCG]]; Turner also bought the NBA's Hawks for the same reasons. In his early years of ownership, Turner was a very hands-on owner and would often stage outlandish promotions to spur attendance. Also, Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium's turf was considered the worst in the majors, being maintained by the city's street crew until the late 1980s. During the 1990s, the Braves became [[TookALevelInBadass one of the more dominant teams]] in baseball, winning 14 consecutive divisional championships[[note]]discounting the strike-shortened 1994 season, where they were 2nd in the NL East, but 1st in the NL Wild Card before the work stoppage[[/note]]; however, the team won it all only once in 1995.

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** The Falcons have been, for most of their existence, a mediocre team at best to a bad team at worst. It took the team over ''4 decades'' to attain its their first consecutive winning seasons. However, under Arthur Blank's ownership, the Falcons' fortunes started to improve. From 2008 to 2012, under general manager Thomas Dimitroff, head coach Mike Smith and quarterback Matt Ryan, the Falcons were one of the NFL's more solid teams; however, they suffered from a bad case of EveryYearTheyFizzleOut, going 1-4 in the playoffs in that period. Since their 2012 NFC Championship loss, the Falcons have seemingly entered another DorkAge. 2014 was an off year for the ''entire'' NFC South with all four teams finishing the season with a losing record and many sportwriters labeled the 2014 NFC South as "the worst division in pro football", but the Falcons followed up with an inexplicably bad 2015, going 8-8 for the year after starting 5-0.
** The Braves have fluctuated between very good and very bad teams throughout their long history in Boston, Milwaukee, and Atlanta. In their first 25 seasons in Atlanta, the Braves suffered through several losing seasons with only a few glimpses of success. Ted Turner bought the team during their post-Hank Aaron DorkAge in order to keep the team in Atlanta and to keep one of his programming staples on his then-fledgling superstation [[Creator/{{TBS}} WTCG]]; Turner also bought the NBA's Hawks for the same reasons. In his early years of ownership, Turner was a very hands-on owner and would often stage outlandish promotions to spur attendance. Also, Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium's turf was considered the worst in the majors, being maintained by the city's street crew until the late 1980s. During the 1990s, the Braves became [[TookALevelInBadass one of the more dominant teams]] in baseball, winning 14 consecutive divisional championships[[note]]discounting the strike-shortened 1994 season, where they were 2nd in the NL East, but 1st in the NL Wild Card before the work stoppage[[/note]]; however, the team won it all only once in 1995.
** Part of the reason that both the Falcons and Braves were Butt Monkeys for the better part of their first three decades in Atlanta was divisional alignment. Both teams were placed in their respective conference's West Division, despite Atlanta being an East Coast city, due to more established and financially powerful owners wanting a more lucrative schedule for their teams. The Braves were finally placed in the NL East with the 1994 MLB realignment, while the Falcons got a more favorable divisional alignment with the creation of the NFC South in 2002.
19th Jan '17 2:47:00 PM Laevatein
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* The Essendon Bombers of the 1970s were just awful, until Kevin Sheedy took over as coach in 1981 and lead them to four premierships. Since then, however, they've copped a lot of flak over the years, especially in the aftermath of the 2013 supplements scandal.
* The Melbourne Demons are the oldest professional team in any football code, dating back to 1859. They won a premiership in 1964 before sacking Norm Smith as coach, leading Smith to curse the team. From that point on, up until the late 1980s, they faltered, and even then still have yet to win another premiership.

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* The Essendon Bombers of the 1970s were just awful, awful (and the [[WTHCostumingDepartment fashion disaster]] that was their red shorts didn't help matters), until Kevin Sheedy took over as coach in 1981 1981, replaced the red shorts with black ones, and lead led them to four premierships. Since then, however, they've copped a lot of flak over the years, especially in the aftermath of the 2013 supplements scandal.
* The Fremantle Dockers have been in the league since 1995, have never won a premiership, and usually finish in the bottom half of the ladder. Their original club colors (purple, red, white and green) are probably the most mocked in league history.
* The Melbourne Demons are the oldest professional team in any football code, dating back to 1859. They won a premiership in 1964 before sacking Norm Smith as coach, leading Smith to curse the team. From that point on, up until the late 1980s, they faltered, and even then still have yet to win another premiership. Also the victim of another 70s fashion disaster, switching their strip from navy blue to royal blue.
16th Jan '17 12:15:07 AM Gsueagle31049
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*** Since the Chargers' move to Los Angeles, the team has become the biggest joke in the NFL. The team was [[http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/18459733/chargers-new-la-based-mark-already-mocked-social-media ridiculed for its new alternative logo]], which looked like a cross between the LA Dodgers' and the Tampa Bay Lightning's logos. Before moving into the new Inglewood stadium for 2019, the Chargers will play in the MLS-specific [=StubHub=] Center, making it the smallest post-merger era stadium in the NFL. With the Rams' tepid reception in their first year back in Los Angeles, the Chargers' viability as the market's second team is put into serious doubt; even non-Chargers fans are questioning the move.

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*** Since the Chargers' move to Los Angeles, the team has become the biggest joke in the NFL. The team was [[http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/18459733/chargers-new-la-based-mark-already-mocked-social-media ridiculed for its new now-quickly abandoned alternative logo]], which looked like a cross between the LA Dodgers' and the Tampa Bay Lightning's logos. Before moving into the new Inglewood stadium for 2019, the Chargers will play in the MLS-specific [=StubHub=] Center, making it the smallest post-merger era stadium in the NFL. With the Rams' tepid reception in their first year back in Los Angeles, the Chargers' viability as the market's second team is put into serious doubt; even non-Chargers fans are questioning ''Clippers fans'' were [[http://ftw.usatoday.com/2017/01/lakers-clippers-fans-booed-chargers-logo-los-angeles-welcome booing the move.Chargers' logo when it was shown on the Staples Center's videoboard]].



* UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}}. The Maple Leafs kept out of the playoffs for 7 seasons after the 2004 NHL lockout (and have the longest current Stanley Cup drought of any team), the Blue Jays are [[SoOkayItsAverage forever 81-81]] and [[AlwaysABiggerFish dwarfed by the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees]] in the AL East (they had no playoff appearances between the World Series titles in 1992-3 and an AL East title in 2015), and as for the Toronto Raptors, before a surprisingly deep run all the way to the 2016 Conference Finals, had long stretches of being TheChewToy along with a meager 7 postseasons in 20 years (with just one round won in that period!). Add Toronto FC taking 9 seasons to qualify for the MLS playoffs (it was the only team, not counting the expansion ones that joined that season, not to hit the postseason; up until then it had won the Canadian Championship, which is only contested by 3 to 5 participants; and said first playoff ended in a [[CurbStompBattle 0-3 beating]]), and only the UsefulNotes/CanadianFootballLeague has seen Toronto winning something in the last 20 years. However, the Argonauts suffer from the worst attendance in the CFL in recent years; not even a move from the cavernous Rogers Centre to the smaller BMO Field is helping. Also hurting the Argos' attendance is the recent improvement of play by Toronto's non-NHL teams.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Toronto}}. The Maple Leafs kept out of the playoffs for 7 seasons after the 2004 NHL lockout (and have the longest current Stanley Cup drought of any team), the Blue Jays are [[SoOkayItsAverage forever 81-81]] and [[AlwaysABiggerFish dwarfed by the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees]] in the AL East (they had no playoff appearances between the World Series titles in 1992-3 and an AL East title in 2015), and as for the Toronto Raptors, before a surprisingly deep run all the way to the 2016 Conference Finals, had long stretches of being TheChewToy along with a meager 7 postseasons in 20 years (with just one round won in that period!). Add Toronto FC taking 9 seasons to qualify for the MLS playoffs (it was the only team, not counting the expansion ones that joined that season, not to hit the postseason; up until then it had won the Canadian Championship, which is only contested by 3 to 5 participants; and said first playoff ended in a [[CurbStompBattle 0-3 beating]]), and only the UsefulNotes/CanadianFootballLeague has seen Toronto winning something in the last 20 years. However, the Argonauts suffer from the worst attendance in the CFL in recent years; not even a move from the cavernous Rogers Centre to the smaller BMO Field is helping. Also hurting the Argos' attendance is the recent improvement of play by Toronto's non-NHL teams.
15th Jan '17 8:26:06 PM Yalsaris63
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** In Chicago, while the Cubs are better known the White Sox, both teams are roughly on equal footing as Butt Monkeys.

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** In Chicago, while the Cubs are better known than the White Sox, both teams are roughly on equal footing as Butt Monkeys.
15th Jan '17 2:08:56 PM Gsueagle31049
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*** Since the Chargers' move to Los Angeles, the team has become the biggest joke in the NFL. The team is being [[http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/18459733/chargers-new-la-based-mark-already-mocked-social-media ridiculed for its new alternative logo]], which looks like a cross between the LA Dodgers' and the Tampa Bay Lightning's logos. Before moving into the new Rams stadium for 2019, the Chargers will play in the MLS-specific [=StubHub=] Center, making it the smallest post-merger era stadium in the NFL. With the Rams' tepid reception in their first year back in Los Angeles, the Chargers' viability as the market's second team is put into serious doubt; even non-Chargers fans are questioning the move.

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*** Since the Chargers' move to Los Angeles, the team has become the biggest joke in the NFL. The team is being was [[http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/18459733/chargers-new-la-based-mark-already-mocked-social-media ridiculed for its new alternative logo]], which looks looked like a cross between the LA Dodgers' and the Tampa Bay Lightning's logos. Before moving into the new Rams Inglewood stadium for 2019, the Chargers will play in the MLS-specific [=StubHub=] Center, making it the smallest post-merger era stadium in the NFL. With the Rams' tepid reception in their first year back in Los Angeles, the Chargers' viability as the market's second team is put into serious doubt; even non-Chargers fans are questioning the move.
14th Jan '17 2:36:59 PM Gsueagle31049
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** In Los Angeles, the Chargers to the Rams, the Angels to the Dodgers (despite the fact that the Angels are the most recent of the two to win a World Series), the Clippers to the Lakers, the Ducks to the Kings, and Chivas USA to the Galaxy.

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** In Los Angeles, the Chargers to the Rams, the Angels to the Dodgers (despite the fact that the Angels are the most more recent of the two to win a World Series), the Clippers to the Lakers, the Ducks to the Kings, and the now-defunct Chivas USA to the Galaxy.Galaxy.
** In Chicago, while the Cubs are better known the White Sox, both teams are roughly on equal footing as Butt Monkeys.
14th Jan '17 12:04:38 AM Yalsaris63
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** Las Vegas' economy is largely dependent on tourism and gaming; many of Las Vegas' hospitality and entertainment employees work night and weekend shifts, which would potentially result in low attendance figures for recurring sporting events. Any pro team would also have to compete with the numerous entertainment options along the Vegas strip. Legalized sports betting in Nevada is especially contentious among the major leagues, particularly the NFL, who flat out refuses to allow even tourism ads during the UsefulNotes/SuperBowl.

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** Las Vegas' economy is largely dependent on tourism and gaming; gambling; many of Las Vegas' hospitality and entertainment employees work night and weekend shifts, which would potentially result in low attendance figures for recurring sporting events. Any pro team would also have to compete with the numerous entertainment options along the Vegas strip. Legalized sports betting in Nevada is especially contentious among the major leagues, particularly the NFL, who flat out refuses to allow even tourism ads during the UsefulNotes/SuperBowl.
14th Jan '17 12:03:21 AM Yalsaris63
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* UsefulNotes/{{Miami}}. The residents of the South Florida metropolitan area are infamous for their embarrassing indifference to their teams, only being attracted to "big name" star players and showing up when their teams win games consistently rather than showing actual dedication to their teams regardless of win-loss records. Another major reason is that [[http://www.complex.com/sports/2016/07/miami-is-a-trash-sports-city the city itself has so many attractions outside of sports (such as the bustling nightlife, the beaches, etc.) that it's hard to even build up an actual dedicated fanbase for its pro teams]]. While the NBA's Heat has been a dominant team of late, the other three franchises are not so lucky, and two of them are often considered TheChewToy of their respective leagues.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Miami}}. The residents of the South Florida metropolitan area are infamous for their embarrassing indifference to their teams, only being attracted to "big name" star players and showing up when their teams win games consistently rather than showing actual dedication to their teams regardless of win-loss records. Another major reason is that [[http://www.complex.com/sports/2016/07/miami-is-a-trash-sports-city the city itself has so many attractions outside of sports (such as the bustling nightlife, the beaches, etc.) that it's hard to even build up an actual dedicated fanbase for its pro teams]].teams, making it the East Coast equivalent of Las Vegas only without the gambling trappings]]. While the NBA's Heat has been a dominant team of late, the other three franchises are not so lucky, and two of them are often considered TheChewToy of their respective leagues.
13th Jan '17 11:55:20 PM Yalsaris63
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* UsefulNotes/{{Miami}}. The residents of the South Florida metropolitan area are infamous for their embarrassing indifference to their teams, only being attracted to "big name" star players and showing up when their teams win games consistently rather than showing actual dedication to their teams. Another major reason is that [[http://www.complex.com/sports/2016/07/miami-is-a-trash-sports-city the city itself has so many attractions outside of sports (such as the bustling nightlife, the beaches, etc.) that it's hard to even build up an actual dedicated fanbase for its pro teams]]. While the NBA's Heat has been a dominant team of late, the other three franchises are not so lucky, and two of them are often considered TheChewToy of their respective leagues.

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* UsefulNotes/{{Miami}}. The residents of the South Florida metropolitan area are infamous for their embarrassing indifference to their teams, only being attracted to "big name" star players and showing up when their teams win games consistently rather than showing actual dedication to their teams.teams regardless of win-loss records. Another major reason is that [[http://www.complex.com/sports/2016/07/miami-is-a-trash-sports-city the city itself has so many attractions outside of sports (such as the bustling nightlife, the beaches, etc.) that it's hard to even build up an actual dedicated fanbase for its pro teams]]. While the NBA's Heat has been a dominant team of late, the other three franchises are not so lucky, and two of them are often considered TheChewToy of their respective leagues.
13th Jan '17 5:51:24 PM Gsueagle31049
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*** Since the Chargers' move to Los Angeles, the team has become the biggest joke in the NFL. The team is being [[http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/18459733/chargers-new-la-based-mark-already-mocked-social-media ridiculed for its new alternative logo]], which looks a cross between the LA Dodgers' and the Tampa Bay Lightning's logos. Before moving into the new Rams stadium for 2019, the Chargers will play in the MLS-specific [=StubHub=] Center, making it the smallest post-merger era stadium in the NFL.

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*** Since the Chargers' move to Los Angeles, the team has become the biggest joke in the NFL. The team is being [[http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/18459733/chargers-new-la-based-mark-already-mocked-social-media ridiculed for its new alternative logo]], which looks like a cross between the LA Dodgers' and the Tampa Bay Lightning's logos. Before moving into the new Rams stadium for 2019, the Chargers will play in the MLS-specific [=StubHub=] Center, making it the smallest post-merger era stadium in the NFL. With the Rams' tepid reception in their first year back in Los Angeles, the Chargers' viability as the market's second team is put into serious doubt; even non-Chargers fans are questioning the move.
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