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How do teams break a title drought?

Panthers seek first championship; Flames, Oilers, Rangers go for first in 27+ years

This article was updated on May 17, 2022.

In 2016, fans of the Cleveland Indians brought goats to their stadium before the first World Series game in hopes of continuing the Cubs’ “Curse of the Billy Goat.” It almost worked, but not quite. Now, the Indians/Guardians have the second longest title drought among the four major pro sports. [Photo by Erik Drost/Flickr/Creative Commons]

When in the midst of a major pro sports record 108-year championship drought, the Chicago Cubs and fans tried all kinds of remedies.




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