What’s the Worst Sports Season You’ve Ever Had to Endure?
These are tough times for Giants fans. In fact this 0-6 start is the worst for the team since 1976.
I remember 1976 like it was yesterday. I was a teenager who had never seen his beloved Giants so much as go to the playoffs. Granted they were 9-5 in 1970 only to get blown out by the Rams 31-3 in the final game. They were also 8-6 in 1972 after trading quarterback Fran Tarkenton.
I was fortunate or unfortunate enough to be at the Giants first win in 1976. They beat the Washington Redskins 12-9 11 days before Thanksgiving. No one wanted to change the redskins name then but we had plenty of names for the Giants. Norm Snead went 3 for 14 passing. Snead, who led them to the 8-6 record in 1972 was brought back to replace Craig Morton, who was so disgusted, he once gave the finger to the fans during a game. (Good Times) The next year, Morton would lead the Denver Broncos to the Super Bowl against a Dallas team he took there in 1971.
As fans of both the New York and Philadelphia teams, we’ve put up with a lot of bad seasons. The Knicks of 2007-8 finished 23-59, the year before the Flyers finished 22-48-12. The Nets finished 2009-10 at 12-70. You may have heard your parents or grandparents talk of the 1962 Mets were 40-162.
Who’ll ever forget the 1995 New York Jets who were 1-15 under Rich Kotite? Or when the New York Giants finished 1-12-1 in 1966? The 1972-73 Islanders finished 12-60-6 and meanwhile in Philadelphia that same year, the Sixers would go 9-73. Let’s not forget the New Jersey Institute of Technology basketball team of 2007-08 which finished 0-29!
Losing takes a psychological toll on the fans. We lose sleep, our mood changes, the week just goes so much better when you team wins. Of all the years you followed sports, what’s the worst season you’ve ever had to endure? Leave your comments below.