View Full Version : The worst conference in the history of sports?

05-24-2002, 12:22 PM
What is the worst conference in the history of pro sports (nfl, nhl, mlb, nba).

The two that come to mind the quickest are:
The AFC (NFL) from the early to mid 80's to the mid to late 90's.
The Eastern Conference (NBA): Currently an assortment of absolutely pathetic to decent basketball teams.

any other suggestions?

05-24-2002, 12:32 PM
Current NHL Eastern Conference.

05-24-2002, 12:36 PM
Yeah, but I was kinda thinking over at least a 3 year time span

05-24-2002, 03:20 PM
Ya know, the AFC, in my mind, was never that bad. I think overall AFC v. NFC records bear that out. The problem was two-fold. First, the dominant team in the league was from the same conference for the better part of fifteen years: 49'ers; Giants; Redskins; Cowboys; Greenbay. Just clearly dominant teams. Second, for whatever reason, the AFC championship game frequently resulted in the lesser team winning. Undeserving San Diego got to the Superbowl in 1995. A couple of those Bills teams shouldn't have gone.

Regardless, the NFC always had the best coaches during that span for whatever reason.

05-24-2002, 03:49 PM
Maybe the AFC wasn't that bad but to lose that many super bowls in a row has to rank the AFC during that stretch as one of the worst performing conferences ever.

05-24-2002, 10:29 PM
The NFC West all those years the 49ers were the only team that was any good. The Saints, Falcons, etc all sucked terribly.

05-25-2002, 11:32 PM
Worst conference, the nfc west isn't a conference

05-26-2002, 12:57 AM
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