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Well...If This Isn't Depressing, I'm Not Really Sure What Is

"Dynasty" and "Houston" are rarely mentioned in the same sentence. Well, unless you throw in the words "possible" or "could have been."

Sure, the Rockets were close with T-Mac and Yao, and yeah, the late 90s 'Stros teams were great. But Houston has never really dominated a sport, at least not long enough to avoid this list. 

Forbes recently ranked the most miserable sports cities, and yours truly made the list. At No. 6. However, the list fails to include collegiate sports, so the historical success of both U of H and Rice went unrecognized. Neither was the MLS recognized, or the WNBA...where Houston boasts a back-to-back-to-back-to-back champion. 

Regardless, Houston ranked just above San Diego, Buffalo, Phoenix, Atlanta and Seattle. More unsettling facts after the jump...

Please ignore the fact that our fortune won't change any time soon.

The Astros need to focus on getting sold, the Rockets need to focus on finding a star, and the Texans, well, let's see if they can finally make the playoffs. 

Forbes also took a shot at the Rockets rings. They basically labeled the Rockets rings with an asterisk, stating Jordan's hiatus. Though I disagree with this assessment, they have a valid point. 

Forbes compared the 'Stros to the NBA's version of the Suns. Both have had respectable histories; lots of winning teams and many playoff appearances, but both organizations lack the trophy that really matters. 

No matter how you look at it, Houston has had 134 seasons among the three major sports, yet only four championships. Our championship record is 4-4, and our semifinal record is 5-8. 

I don't like it, but facts are facts. And we deserve to be on this list. 

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