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In the annals of defeat, the Pirates hold the dubious distinction of being the only franchise in North America’s four major professional leagues to endure 20 consecutive losing seasons; a streak that’s about to end. (AP)

GALLERY: Perennial Losers in Sports History

In the annals of defeat, the Pirates hold the dubious distinction of being the only franchise in North America’s four major professional leagues to endure 20 consecutive losing seasons; a streak that’s about to end. (AP)
GALLERY: Perennial Losers in Sports History

Fans in Philadelphia were not in good spirits on Monday after the Eagles lost to the Panthers, dropping their record to a disappointing 3-8. Is it time for Andy Reid to go? These fans think so. (Elsa/Getty Images)

GALLERY: The Eagles vs. Philadelphia Fans

Fans in Philadelphia were not in good spirits on Monday after the Eagles lost to the Panthers, dropping their record to a disappointing 3-8. Is it time for Andy Reid to go? These fans think so. (Elsa/Getty Images)
GALLERY: The Eagles vs. Philadelphia Fans

It’s not everyday a fan can show school spirit through his back hair, but that’s just what this Appalachian State fan did during the Mountaineers 35-23 victory over Elon on Saturday. (David Scearce/Icon SMI)

GALLERY: College Football Superfans - Week 5

It’s not everyday a fan can show school spirit through his back hair, but that’s just what this Appalachian State fan did during the Mountaineers 35-23 victory over Elon on Saturday. (David Scearce/Icon SMI) GALLERY: College Football Superfans - Week 5

These Thunder fans, who clearly take fashion advice from Russell Westbrook, pose for a photo before Tuesday’s game against the Heat in Miami. Unfortunately for these fans, things didn’t work out for Oklahoma City. LeBron James scored 26 points to go along with 12 assists and 9 rebounds as the Heat took a 3-1 series lead with a 104-98 victory. Miami will try and close out the series in front of its home crowd on Thursday. (Ray Amati/NBAE via Getty Images)

ROSENBERG: LeBron does it all in Heat victory
THOMSEN: LeBron fights cramps to beat Thunder
GALLERY: SI’s Best Photos From Game 4
GALLERY: Russell Westbrook: Fashion Icon

These Thunder fans, who clearly take fashion advice from Russell Westbrook, pose for a photo before Tuesday’s game against the Heat in Miami. Unfortunately for these fans, things didn’t work out for Oklahoma City. LeBron James scored 26 points to go along with 12 assists and 9 rebounds as the Heat took a 3-1 series lead with a 104-98 victory. Miami will try and close out the series in front of its home crowd on Thursday. (Ray Amati/NBAE via Getty Images)
ROSENBERG: LeBron does it all in Heat victoryTHOMSEN: LeBron fights cramps to beat ThunderGALLERY: SI’s Best Photos From Game 4GALLERY: Russell Westbrook: Fashion Icon

Cardinals fans camp out for tickets before the 1964 World Series against the Yankees. St. Louis was expected to plummet this season without Albert Pujols but the Cardinals are 27-22, second place in the NL Central. (Marvin E. Newman/SI)

POWER RANKINGS: Find out where the Cardinals rank
GALLERY: Classic Photos of the St. Louis Cardinals

Cardinals fans camp out for tickets before the 1964 World Series against the Yankees. St. Louis was expected to plummet this season without Albert Pujols but the Cardinals are 27-22, second place in the NL Central. (Marvin E. Newman/SI)
POWER RANKINGS: Find out where the Cardinals rankGALLERY: Classic Photos of the St. Louis Cardinals

A disgruntled Islanders fan wears a paper bag over their head during the end of the 2009-10 season. Two years later and two missed playoffs, Islanders fans are still miserable. (AP)

GALLERY: Fans With Paper Bags Over Their Heads

A disgruntled Islanders fan wears a paper bag over their head during the end of the 2009-10 season. Two years later and two missed playoffs, Islanders fans are still miserable. (AP)
GALLERY: Fans With Paper Bags Over Their Heads

Florida State fans cheer on their Seminoles during the 1981 Orange Bowl against Oklahoma. Click the link below for more photos of sports fans in the 1980s. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

GALLERY: Sports Fans In The ’80s

Florida State fans cheer on their Seminoles during the 1981 Orange Bowl against Oklahoma. Click the link below for more photos of sports fans in the 1980s. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
GALLERY: Sports Fans In The ’80s

Philadelphia fans cheer on the Eagles from a local watering hole during Super Bowl XV in Jan. 1981. As football fans pile into Indianapolis for Sunday’s game, here’s a gallery of Super Bowl Fans Through The Years. (Andy Hayt/SI)

GALLERY: Super Bowl Fans Through The  Years
KING: My prediction for Super Bowl XLVI
VIDEO: Pats expect to thrive | The Super Hype

Philadelphia fans cheer on the Eagles from a local watering hole during Super Bowl XV in Jan. 1981. As football fans pile into Indianapolis for Sunday’s game, here’s a gallery of Super Bowl Fans Through The Years. (Andy Hayt/SI)
GALLERY: Super Bowl Fans Through The  YearsKING: My prediction for Super Bowl XLVIVIDEO: Pats expect to thrive | The Super Hype