The definitive dozen

  • Updated: June 16, 2012 - 6:26 PM

THE DEFINITIVE DOZEN

There are 12 markets in the U.S. that have all four major sports. How does the Twin Cities rank? On the bottom when it comes to playoff appearances since 2010, the last time a local team (the Twins) made the postseason. And of the 12 markets, only Washington and the Twin Cities have failed to win a championship in any of the four sports since 2000. The drought for both markets goes back to 1991, when the Twins won the World Series. A few months later the Redskins won the Super Bowl in the Metrodome.

BOSTON

Teams: Red Sox (MLB), Bruins (NHL), Celtics (NBA), Patriots (NFL)

Playoff appearances since 2000: 32. Since 2010: 8.

Championships since 2000: 7. Red Sox in 2004 and 2007, Bruins in 2011, Celtics in 2008, Patriots in 2001, 2003, 2004.

CHICAGO

Teams: White Sox and Cubs (MLB), Blackhawks (NHL), Bulls (NBA), Bears (NFL)

Playoff appearances since 2000: 21. Since 2010: 7.

Championships since 2000: 2. Blackhawks in 2010, White Sox in 2005.

DALLAS

Teams: Rangers (MLB), Stars (NHL), Mavericks (NBA), Cowboys (NFL)

Playoff appearances since 2000: 24. Since 2010: 5.

Championships since 2000: 1. Mavericks in 2011.

DENVER

Teams: Rockies (MLB), Avalanche (NHL), Nuggets (NBA), Broncos (NFL)

Playoff appearances since 2000: 23. Since 2010: 5.

Championships since 2000: 1. Avalanche in 2001.

DETROIT

Teams: Tigers (MLB), Red Wings (NHL), Pistons (NBA), Lions (NFL)

Playoff appearances since 2000: 24. Since 2010: 5.

Championships since 2000: 3. Red Wings in 2008 and 2002, Pistons in 2004.

MIAMI

Teams: Marlins (MLB), Panthers (NHL), Heat (NBA), Dolphins (NFL)

Playoff appearances since 2000: 16. Since 2010: 4.

Championships since 2000: 2. Marlins in 2003, Heat in 2006.

NEW YORK/ NEW JERSEY

Teams: Yankees and Mets (MLB); Rangers, Islanders and Devils (NHL); Knicks and Nets (NBA); Giants and Jets (NFL)

Playoff appearances since 2000: 59. Since 2010: 10.

Championships since 2000: 5. Yankees in 2000, Devils in 2000 and 2003, Giants in 2007 and 2011.

PHILADELPHIA

Teams: Phillies (MLB), Flyers (NHL), 76ers (NBA), Eagles (NFL)

Playoff appearances since 2000: 28. Since 2010: 8.

Championships since 2000: 1. Phillies in 2008.

PHOENIX

Teams: Diamondbacks (MLB), Coyotes (NHL), Suns (NBA), Cardinals (NFL)

Playoff appearances since 2000: 19. Since 2010: 5

Championships since 2000: 1. Diamondbacks in 2001.

SAN FRANCISCO/ BAY AREA

Teams: Giants and A's (MLB), Sharks (NHL), Warriors (NBA), 49ers and Raiders (NFL)

Playoff appearances since 2000: 27. Since 2010: 5.

Championships since 2000: 1. Giants in 2010.

WASHINGTON

Teams: Nationals (MLB, since 2005), Capitals (NHL), Wizards (NBA), Redskins (NFL)

Playoff appearances since 2000: 14. Since 2010: 3.

Championships since 2000: 0.

TWIN CITIES

Teams: Twins (MLB), Wild (NHL), Timberwolves (NBA), Vikings (NFL)

Playoff appearances since 2000: 18. Since 2010: 1

Championships since 2000: 0.

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Cincinnati - WP: A. Simon 4 FINAL
Chicago Cubs - LP: J. Samardzija 1
St. Louis - LP: M. Wacha 1 FINAL
Washington - WP: G. Gonzalez 3
Milwaukee - WP: K. Lohse 5 FINAL
Pittsburgh - LP: C. Morton 3
Toronto - WP: S. Delabar 3 FINAL
Cleveland - LP: M. Rzepczynski 2
LA Angels - WP: J. Weaver 11 FINAL
Detroit - LP: D. Smyly 6
Atlanta - WP: A. Harang 6 FINAL
NY Mets - LP: J. Niese 0
Baltimore - WP: C. Tillman 8 FINAL
Boston - LP: J. Lackey 4
NY Yankees - LP: A. Warren 5 FINAL
Tampa Bay - WP: J. McGee 11
Seattle - LP: Y. Medina 4 FINAL
Miami - WP: S. Cishek 8
Chicago WSox - LP: F. Paulino 0 FINAL
Texas - WP: M. Perez 12
Minnesota - LP: R. Nolasco 0 FINAL
Kansas City - WP: J. Vargas 5
Philadelphia - LP: J. Pettibone 1 FINAL
Colorado - WP: T. Chatwood 12
Houston - LP: J. Cosart 3 FINAL
Oakland - WP: S. Gray 11
San Francisco - LP: M. Cain 1 FINAL
San Diego - WP: T. Ross 2
Arizona - WP: J. Thatcher 4 FINAL
Los Angeles - LP: C. Perez 2
Montreal 4 FINAL
Tampa Bay 1
Detroit 1 FINAL
Boston 0
Dallas 2 FINAL
Anaheim 3
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Date/Opponent Time W L Score
2013 preseason     
Aug 9 - vs. Houston 7 pmX27-13
Aug 16 - at Buffalo 6 pmX20-16
Aug 25 - at San Francisco 7 pmX34-14
Aug 29 - vs. Tennessee 7 pmX24-23
2013 regular season     
Sep 8 - at Detroit NoonX34-24
Sep 15 - at Chicago NoonX31-30
Sep 22 - vs. Cleveland NoonX31-27
Sep 29 - vs. Pittsburgh (in London) NoonX34-27
Oct 6 - Bye
Oct 13 - vs. Carolina NoonX35-10
Oct 21 - at. NY Giants 7:40 pmX23-7
Oct 27 - vs. Green Bay 7:30 pmX44-31
Nov 3 - at Dallas NoonX27-23
Nov 7 - vs. Washington 7:25 pmX34-27
Nov 17 - at Seattle 3:25 pmX41-20
Nov. 24 - at Green Bay Noon26-26
Dec 1 - vs. Chicago NoonX23-20
Dec 8 - at Baltimore NoonX29-26
Dec 15 - vs. Philadelphia NoonX48-30
Dec 22 - at Cincinnati NoonX42-14
Dec 29 - vs. Detroit NoonX14-13

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