Championship Fatigue

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It seems that in all professional sports, namely the NBA, it’s the same teams winning championships over and over again.

This has been probably one of the worst playoff years for the NBA. Think about it, when the playoffs started, everyone knew it was going to be Cleveland and Golden State in the finals. Hell, they only lost 1 game combined en route to their third straight finals appearance. Boring.

It’s not just the NBA either. The NFL was boring. Everyone knew Tom Brady was going to be the ultimate troll by winning the Super Bowl after serving a bogus suspension because of a ridiculous witch hunt. Everyone loved watching the inevitability of the Cowboys turmoil. Boring.

The College Football Playoff was boring, but at least provided a decent championship game (lol at Alabama). March Madness was a bust with relatively no large upsets.

I looked up all of the championship teams from all 4 major professional sports (NBA, NFL, MLB, and NHL) and sorted the list by (1) which teams won a championship, (2) how many times the same team won multiple championships.

I took this information referenced it with (1) how many championships have happened since 1980, (2) how many teams are in a each sport, (3) how many different teams have won a Championship, (4) how many times the same teams have won championships, and (5) sum of championships by multiple champions. The results are as follows:

NBA – 1980-2017
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Possible Championships – 38
Teams in NBA – 30
Different Champions since 1980 – 11/30 (36.67%)
Champions to repeat since 1980
– 8/30 (26.67%)

35 of 38 (92.11%) NBA Finals have been won by the teams above since 1980

 

NFL – 1980-2017
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Possible Championships – 38
Teams in NFL – 32
Different Champions since 1980 – 16/32 (50%)
Champions to repeat since 1980
 – 10/32 (31.25%)

32 of 38 (84.21%) Super Bowls have been won by the teams above since 1980

 

<b>MLB</b> – 1980-2016
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Possible Championships – 37
Teams in MLB – 30
Different Champions since 1980 – 19/30 (63.33%)
Champions to repeat since 1980
 – 11/30 (36.67%)

28 of 37 (75.68%) World Series have been won by the teams above since 1980

 

NHL – 1980-2016
Possible Championships – 37
Number of Teams – 30
Number of Different Champions – 16
Number of Multiple Champions – 9
Sum of Multiple Championships – 29

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Possible Championships – 37
Teams in NHL – 30
Different Champions since 1980 – 16/30 (53.33%)
Champions to repeat since 1980
 – 9/30 (30%)

29 of 37 (78.38%) Stanley Cups have been won by the teams above since 1980