The 15 Most Disappointing Teams of 2013

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The Most Disappointing Teams of 2013

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Disappointment, it's something we're all familiar with. If you're a sports fan, odds are that you know all about disappointment. With at least 30 teams in most leagues, the chances of your team winning a championship simply aren't that great during any given year. But for a team to be disappointing, there first has to be some level of expectations.

Expectations will usually lead to disappointment in the word of sports. Obviously, there can only be one true winner and therefore, many fans are left with their heads hanging following the completion of a season. It's a very unsettling feeling to think that your team is finally ready to take the next step, only to watch them fall flat as the season winds on.

We've all been in a situation like that, but it's losing that makes the eventual climbing of the mountain even sweeter. Years and years of bitter defeat will really enhance a winning season once it finally happens. Can you imagine how awesome it will be for Chicago Cubs fans if they ever win the World Series. Cub fans won't know how to act or how to handle themselves.

But even the most elite franchises have rough years from time to time. You can buy wins in a lot of sports, but even with unlimited funds, some teams still fall flat and disappoint their fan bases. So it's with all that in mind that we'll take a look at the most disappointing sports teams of 2013. Some of these teams let a title slip away, others couldn't even make it to the postseason, but all of them ultimately failed on some level. Enjoy:

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Washington Redskins

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From the playoffs in 2012 to last place in the NFC East in 2013. The Redskins are a complete mess from top to bottom.

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Los Angeles Lakers

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Dwight Howard and an aging Steve Nash, they'll propel the Lakers to another championship, right ? Not so much.

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Atlanta Falcons

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Super Bowl or bust. That's what Roddy White said of the Falcons in 2013. What really happened? Last place in the NFC South.

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Houston Texans

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The Texans went from title contenders to contenders for the 1st overall pick in 2014. They also lost their head coach along the way this season.

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San Antonio Spurs

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The Spurs were one made free throw and one rebound away from winning the NBA Finals in 2013. They blew it.

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New York Knicks

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Some people thought the Knicks would actually be a legitimate threat in the Eastern Conference in 2013.

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USC Football

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Lane Kiffin didn't even make it to the halfway point in 2013 and now the Trojans are playing in the Las Vegas Bowl.

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Chicago Bulls

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The Bulls have spent more time waiting on Derrick Rose than on anything else over the last couple of years. 2013 was a lost year in Chicago.

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Kentucky Basketball

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From champions in 2012 to a first round NIT exit in 2013.

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LA Angels

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After spending a truckload of money in free agency before the 2013 season, the Angels didn't even sniff the playoffs.

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Georgia Football

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Georgia started the year strong but now Aaron Murray is on the sidelines with a torn ACL as the Bulldogs are getting set for a battle in the Gator Bowl.

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San Francisco Giants

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From Word Series champs in 2012, to failing to make it to the playoffs in 2013. That was the harsh reality for the Giants this season.

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Washington Nationals

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The Nationals shut down Stephen Strasburg in 2012 in hopes of making a run this year. Yeah, that didn't work out so well.

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Oregon Football

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The Ducks were in the national title picture for many weeks in 2013. Now, they're getting ready to duke it out with Texas in the Alamo Bowl.

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Toronto Blue Jays

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The Blue Jays were supposed to win the AL East this year. It turns out that they can't buy championships like the Red Sox can.


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