LeBron James and Johnny Manziel couldn't save Cleveland after all

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It is bad news for the city of Atlanta as has released their list of the 10 most miserable sporting cities.

Atlanta comes out on top with their Falcons, Braves and Hawks being unable to reward their fans with any measurable success.

Despite two of those teams being out of season right now, the Atlanta Braves are currently mounting a challenge in MLB to make it to the post-season once again.

However many fans expect them to produce a performance similar to that of last years where they took the National League East but lost to the LA Dodgers in the first round of the play-offs.

How to make the list

For your city to make it onto forbes 'prestigious' list there are a few different factors considered.

First of all, you must live in a city where the sports teams have culminated a joint total of over 75 years in major sports leagues (NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB)

They are also measured in the 'letdown factor' by looking at how many times their teams have made it to the post-season and at what stage they were eliminated.

Added points for an extensive championship drought and of course losing a sport to a different city which can be quite demoralising.

So basically, the Seattle Seahawks heroics in February at Super Bowl XLVIII saved their city from appearing on the list as the final rule is, no city who have won a championship in the last five years can be counted.

A look at the rest of the list

It could possibly have been the most talked about cities this summer, but Cleveland, Ohio ranks in third in the list.

LeBron James may have returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers while Johnny Manziel may have been drafted to the Browns, but it hasn't helped Cleveland be considered miserable.

They appear unlikely to be in next years list, particularly because of the Cavaliers championship chances but needless to say, the signings of this summer may feel as good as a championship for the people of Cleveland.

Phoenix, San Diego, Buffalo, Houston, Denver, Kansas City, Minneapolis and Philadelphia all round off the list.

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