Quiz: The World's Worst Losing Streaks in Sports Quiz
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The World's Worst Losing Streaks in Sports Quiz
By: Staff
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About This Quiz

As basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar once said, “you can’t win unless you learn how to lose.” Unfortunately, some teams and individual athletes are better at the latter. For example, 2018 was a big year for the Cleveland Browns, not because they had a winning record or made it to the playoffs or anything like that, but because they finally cracked a 635-day losing streak with an actual, honest-to-goodness win (not a tie). The long-suffering people of Cleveland were treated to free beer, courtesy of Bud Light, and hot-off-the-draft quarterback Baker Mayfield proved he’s probably worth his hefty paycheck, after all. Ironically, the Browns’ impressively bad run isn’t even the longest in NFL history, but more about that in the quiz...

For every sad, sad losing streak there’s blessedly a winning streak to lift our spirits. Although he certainly lost a few matches during the time frame, men’s tennis great Roger Federer currently holds the record for most consecutive weeks (237) at number one in the ATP world tour ranking list, with 310 weeks in the top spot throughout his career. Perhaps he took a tip or two from the Miami Hurricanes men’s tennis teams of 1957 to 1964, which enjoyed 137 consecutive wins, a record that has yet to be toppled!

The truth is, few athletes are able to avoid the dreaded winning drought, it’s just that some of them do it more spectacularly than others. And as much as everyone loves to set a record, they’d prefer it not be a record for losing. Take our quiz to see how much you know about some of the worst losing streaks in sports.

 

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What team lost four consecutive Super Bowls in the '90s?
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What team did NOT beat the Buffalo Bills in the Super Bowl between 1990 and 1994?
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What Division I college basketball team failed to win a single game in 2011?
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How many games did the Cleveland Cavaliers lose in a row after LeBron James left in 2010?
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What baseball team lost 23 games in a row in 1963?
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What team holds the record for most consecutive MLB losses?
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What year did the Washington Capitals start their (terrible) inaugural season?
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What NHL team lost 17 games in a row to tie the Capitals' losing record?
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How many games did the Tampa Bay Buccaneers win during the 1976 season?
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What team did the Bucs finally beat in 1977 to end their losing streak?
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Who did the 76ers finally beat to end a 28-game losing streak in 2015?
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What is the record for second-longest losing streak in the NBA?
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What team beat Kansas City to end a 16-game losing streak in 2014?
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What team did unlucky pitcher Anthony Young play for in the mid-'90s?
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What sport did J.D. McDuffie fail to score a win in for almost three decades?
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The Chicago Cubs won the 2016 World Series. Before that, when was the last time they won a World Series?
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What animal was often blamed for the Cubs' World Series drought?
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True or false: Sianis made it a point to retract the curse in 1970.
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What is the record for most consecutive losses in Division I women's basketball?
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What WNBA team holds the record for most consecutive losses?
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How many games did the Prairie View A&M Panthers lose to set the record for the longest losing streak in Football Championship Subdivision history?
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How many points did the Prairie View A&M Panthers score during the entire 1991 season?
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What is the record for consecutive games lost in the Football Bowl Subdivision?
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What sport did Reggie Strickland often lose?
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What sport did the Caltech Beavers set a record 207 game losing streak in starting in 1985?
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What college holds the record for consecutive losses in both tennis and lacrosse?
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What team holds the NFL record for most consecutive playoff losses?
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What NHL team posted 38 straight road losses from 1992-93?
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What sport dealt Vince Spadea 21 straight losses starting in 1999?
30 of 30
What is the NBA record for most losing seasons in a row?
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