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Kansas City Makes List of Most Frustrated Sports Cities

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Per Fox Sports comes a list of the most frustrated sports cities in America (Photo from Modean). Kansas City chimes in at no. 9:

With an assist from umpire Don Denkinger, the Royals rallied to upset Cardinals in the 1985 World Series. But that was the last gasp from the great George Brett Era; the Royals haven't been back to the playoffs since.

The Chiefs haven't won the big prize since the 1969 season, the Scouts were just a blip on the NHL radar screen and the Kings left town just before the NBA went big. Now the city has a sparkling new downtown arena awaiting new tenants.

RECURRING NIGHTMARES: Jan Stenerud's playoff disaster against the Dolphins; Elvis Grbac getting the playoff call over Rich Gannon; the Kemper Arena roof collapse; the Royals' cocaine era; Dick Howser's fatal illness, Bo Jackson's hip injury; Derrick Thomas' fatal car wreck.

DEPARTURES: Athletics, Scouts, Kings, Otis Birdsong, Hank Stram, Bret Saberhagen, Rich Gannon, Johnny Damon, Jermaine Dye, Carlos Beltran, Marty Schottenheimer, Dick Vermeil.

I would throw Lin Eliot's kick in there with Recurring Nightmares. Buffalo is number one on the list and Cleveland is number two. (Shudder) I just thought of living in either Buffalo or Cleveland. Now that I think about it, I've never even been to either of those places. Still, I will hold my prejudice until real life experience intervenes.