Longest Major League Post Season Droughts

Recently, the Buffalo Bills played their first post season game since six days after the Y2K. They did end up losing against Jacksonville Jaguars, but at least the fans got a taste of the sweet playoff life again.

And more importantly, they ended the longest post season drought in major league sports. Who stepped in and stole that title? Let’s find out:

T-10) Phoenix Suns (NBA), New York Jets (NFL), Chicago Bears (NFL)

Post season drought: 7 seasons.

Hmm… How to tie these three teams together?

There’s a sun behind those clouds.

9) Carolina Hurricanes (NHL)

Post season drought: 8 seasons.

The only hockey team on this list. That should mean it’s the only hockey team not worth talking about, right? Moving on.

8) Chicago White Sox (MLB)

Post season drought: 9 seasons.

They haven’t heard the terms ”Wild Card” or ”ALDS” since their most famous supporter, Barack Obama, was elected President of the United States.

Coincidence? Probably.

7) Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL)

Post season drought: 10 seasons.

Cute logo, though.

T-5) Sacramento Kings (NBA) and San Diego Padres (MLB)

Post season drought: 11 seasons.

Stick to surfing, Californians.

4) Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)

Post season drought: 13 seasons.

They have not won a title since Air Bud miraculously came back from the deserted island where Josh left him.

Wait, that’s not the same Timberwolves? Oh, well then we couldn’t care less.

3) Miami Marlins (MLB)

Post season drought: 14 seasons.

With that name you kind of deserve to have a drought that long, if not longer.

2) Cleveland Browns (NFL)

Post season drought: 15 seasons.

Jonny Football gave it a shot, but no one is gonna change the losing football culture in Cleveland.

But hey, at least LeBron came back.

1) Seattle Mariners (MLB)

Post season drought: 17 seasons.

If I had a trumpet I would play your fans a fanfare (yes, pun intended). Longest major league post season drought, congratulations.

Two years in a row (2000, 2001) the Mariners were eliminated by the New York Yankees in the ALCS. They haven’t been able to get back up on the horse since.

It’s a good thing the landscape in the Pacific Northwest is stunning, because it ain’t looking pretty on the field.

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