More of the best dubious sports streaks of all time

Fri, Oct 29
Kevin BurlesonDavid Sherman/NBAE/Getty ImagesKevin Burleson signs autographs for fans whose signatures may, in fact, be more valuable than his.

Here's the problem with celebrating human ineptitude: You can never rent a big enough ballroom.

Earlier this week, Page 2 offered our list of the most impressive least impressive streaks in sports history, such as the Pittsburgh Pirates' 18 consecutive losing seasons and Anna Kournikova never winning a WTA singles title.

Turns out we missed a few.

In the interest of additional snickering thorough journalism, we offer the following additions:

Takeo Spikes

Streak: In 13 NFL seasons, former Pro Bowl linebacker has never played for a winning team.

Fun fact: As Page 2 reader Jon Springer puts it, "[Philadelphia's] Andy Reid was the only coach to recognize the problem and dumped Spikes after going 8-8 one season -- surely they could have gone 9-7 without him."

Vincent Spadea

Streak: In 2000, American tennis player broke an eight-month, 21-match ATP losing streak, the longest in the Open era.

Fun fact: Claims to have later been offered a spot on "The Bachelor," which he turned down.

Kevin Burleson

Streak: Missed 35 consecutive shots from the floor during the 2005-06 NBA season.

Fun fact: Younger brother Nate plays for the Detroit Lions, which means futility-streak empathy is always a phone call away.

University of Toronto

Streak: Football team lost 49 games in a row from 2001-08, the longest streak in Canadian university history.

Fun fact: Team is nicknamed the "Varsity Blues," yet official website makes no mention of cheerleaders with whipped-cream bikinis.

Larry Hughes, Anthony Carter

Streak: NBA guards have both missed 28 3-point attempts in a row.

Fun fact: Ball did not spontaneously combust, "NBA Jam"-style, following streak-busting makes.

Chicago Cubs

Streak: The longest championship drought in North American professional sports history --102 years since the last World Series title.

Fun fact: Including the Cubs seems less obligatory than gratuitous.