Tennis Hall of Famer Martina Navratilova once stated a cold, hard fact: "Whoever said, 'It's not whether you win or lose that counts,' probably lost."
In the spirit of unlovable losers (and there’s been plenty of them), teams in North American professional leagues have set all kinds of bad records — most losses in a season, worst winning percentage in a campaign, most consecutive losses, fewest points in season, fewest wins in a season, longest stretches of losses and more.
From the four major sports in the United States, to soccer ineptitude, and some alternate leagues, both men’s and women’s sports teams have suffered terrible results. Whether you remember them or not, Navratilova was right about this losing thing.
In most every game or match, someone wins and someone doesn’t. That’s the nature of sports and competition.
But some losers are worse than others.