The Flyers’ elimination from the NHL playoffs was more than the end to a hockey season in Philadelphia—it was the 100th consecutive season to see one of the local teams came up short of a championship. “Fans have been conditioned for failure,” suggests Sports Illustrated, which chronicles the 100 worst moments in Philadelphia sports since the city last raised a banner in 1983.
Some of the highlights:
- The Phillies become the first professional team to reach the hallowed 10,000 loss mark.
- Charles Barkley is traded to Phoenix for 70 cents on the dollar. Sir Charles captured the MVP the following season in the desert.
- Philly loses the 2002 NFC Championship when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who’d never won a road playoff game, beat the host Eagles 27-10.