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"Baby better come back maybe next week, 'Cause you see I'm on losing streak" Here are a few people who could identify with Mick Jagger's luckless protagonist. Some of the greatest losing streaks in sports and entertainment history.

A multiple-choice quiz by parrotman2006. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Time
4 mins
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Multiple Choice
Quiz #
382,376
Updated
Dec 03 21
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10
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Question 1 of 10
1. What Major League Baseball team had the longest losing streak during the 20th century?
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Question 2 of 10
2. Talk about rough beginnings! What member of the National Football League
started out with an amazing 26 straight losses?
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Question 3 of 10
3. What member team of the United States Hockey League had the inauspicious beginning of losing every single game during their first season?
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Question 4 of 10
4. What university, better known for brains than brawn, had an epic run of futility losing 207 straight basketball games over the course of 11 years?
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Question 5 of 10
5. What British football team spent almost an entire year on the wrong end of the scoreboard, losing 32 straight games during 2007 - 2008?
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Question 6 of 10
6. Which of these actors received eight Academy Award nominations, only to see somebody else walk away with a statue every time? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Which member of the cast of "Mad Men" was nominated EIGHT times before finally walking away with a statue?
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Question 8 of 10
8. No quiz on epic losing streaks would be complete without Susan Lucci, who lost a Daytime Emmy 18 times before finally winning in 1999. What show did she star on?
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Question 9 of 10
9. Harold Stassen set the record for futility in running for President, losing 12 times from 1944 to 2000. What state did Stassen serve as governor?
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Question 10 of 10
10. With a record of 6 to 13,000, what perpetual opponent of the Harlem Globetrotter merits its own wing in the losing streak hall of fame?
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1. What Major League Baseball team had the longest losing streak during the 20th century?

Answer: Philadelphia Phillies

While there were several longer streaks during the 19th century, the longest losing streak in the era of modern baseball belongs to the Phillies. The 23 game streak started with a loss to the San Francisco Giants on July 29, 1961 and didn't end until August 20.

The Baltimore Orioles came close in 1988, with a streak of 21 games between April 4 and April 29. The streak started with a 0-12 shutout against the Brewers.

The Philadelphia Athletics (today's Oakland A's) had two 20 game losing streaks. The first was in July 1916 and the second was in August 1943.

The Montreal Expos also had a 20 game streak in 1969. It started with a narrow 4-3 loss to the Houston Astros on May 13, and didn't end until they beat the LA Dodgers on June 8.

The longest losing streak in the 21st century up to the time this quiz was written belongs to the Kansas City Royals, who lost 19 games straight during the 2005 season.
2. Talk about rough beginnings! What member of the National Football League started out with an amazing 26 straight losses?

Answer: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had the literal definition of bad start, losing 26 straight games during their first two seasons. Their first victory was against the New Orleans Saints on December 11, 1977. It would take Tampa 26 years before they won the Superbowl.

The Chargers did extremely poorly during their 2000 season, with 11 straight losses before their only victory against the Kansas City Chiefs. Their final record: 1-15.

The 1980 New Orleans Saints were so bad they were nicknamed the "Aint's". Their only victory was a 21-20 win over the New York Jets on December 14. Their final record: also 1-15.

The Detroit Lions had an incredibly awful 2008 season, finishing zero and 16, and with three additional losses, 19 straight losses during 2008-2009.
3. What member team of the United States Hockey League had the inauspicious beginning of losing every single game during their first season?

Answer: Omaha Lancers

The Omaha Lancers lost 46 games and two overtime games for a complete blank during the 1986-1987 season. They did get better, eventually winning the Anderson Cup five times and the Clark Cup seven times. Many Lancer players have gone on to play in the NHL.

The Des Moines Buccaneers finished their first season in 1980 with a record of 23-25, second in their division.

The Lincoln Stars had a spectacular start, winning the championship their first time out, with a season record of 40-13 during 1996-1997.

The Sioux City Musketeers had a less impressive record of 16-26 during their rookie season in 1972-73.

The United States Hockey League (USHL) is the top junior (players 20 and under) hockey league in the United States. It is centered in the Midwest, and has been strictly amateur since 1980.
4. What university, better known for brains than brawn, had an epic run of futility losing 207 straight basketball games over the course of 11 years?

Answer: California Institute of Technology

The Caltech Beavers finally broke an 11 year losing streak by beating Bard College 81-52 in January 2007. This was minor compared to their conference losing streak of 310 games (26 years from 1985 to 2011) which finally ended when they beat Occidental College 46-45 on February 22, 2011.

The Beavers' quest for a win was so epic that it inspired a documentary called "Quantum Hoops" (2007), It was directed by Rick Greenwald, and narrated by "X-Files" star David Duchovny.

While MIT, Stanford and Yale University are hardly known as sports powerhouses, they all have basketball teams which win on a regular basis.
5. What British football team spent almost an entire year on the wrong end of the scoreboard, losing 32 straight games during 2007 - 2008?

Answer: Derby County

It was Derby County. Their losing streak began with a loss to Arsenal on September 22, 2007. They did not win again for almost a year, finally beating Sheffield United on September 13, 2008. Derby scored only eight points the whole year. Derby, founded in 1884, is one of the oldest teams in British football. They play at Pride Park stadium in Derby.

Sunderland did go 15 games during the 2002-2003 season without scoring a single point, one of the worst performances in UK soccer history.

Queens Park Rangers did have an abysmal start to 2015, losing 11 straight games, and finishing the season 8-6-24.

Manchester United, long regarded as one of the great football teams of Europe, did make history in 1930 with 12 straight losses to start their season. They finally beat Birmingham on November 1, 1930. It is a record that has stood for 85 years.
6. Which of these actors received eight Academy Award nominations, only to see somebody else walk away with a statue every time?

Answer: Peter O'Toole

Peter O'Toole shares the dubious distinction of eight nominations and zero wins. O'Toole was first nominated for his break-out performance in "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962). His last nomination came in 2007, for playing a dying actor in "Venus" (2006). O'Toole died in December 2013.

Richard Burton was nominated for the Academy Award seven times and never won. The first was for "My Cousin Rachel" (1952) and the last was for "Equus" (1982). Burton died in 1984.

Paul Newman was first nominated for an Academy Award in 1959, for playing Brick in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." It would take him six more times before he finally won for "The Color of Money" in 1986. Roles that Newman lost the Oscar for include "Cool Hand Luke" (1967), "Absence of Malice" (1982) and "The Verdict" (1983), Newman died in 2008.

Olivier had nine Academy Award nominations, and won for playing King Harry in "Henry V" (1944), His first nomination was for "Wuthering Heights" (1940) and his last was for "The Boys from Brazil" (1979). Widely regarded as England's greatest actor, Sir Laurence died in 1989.
7. Which member of the cast of "Mad Men" was nominated EIGHT times before finally walking away with a statue?

Answer: Jon Hamm

It was Jon Hamm (Don Draper), who was nominated eight times before winning in 2015, the final year of "Mad Men". Hamm lost to Bryan Cranston (Walter White, "Breaking Bad") in 2008, 2009 and 2010, Kyle Chandler (Eric Taylor, "Friday Night Lights" in 2011, Damian Lewis (Nicholas Brady, "Homeland") in 2012, Jeff Daniels (Will McAvoy, "The Newsroom") in 2013 and Cranston once again in 2014.

Elisabeth Moss (Peggy Olson) was nominated six times (2008, 2010, 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2015) and never won the Emmy for Best Supporting Actress.

Christina Hendricks (Joan Harris) was nominated six times as Supporting Actress (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015) and also never won.

Robert Morse (Bertram Cooper) was nominated as Best Guest Actor four times and never won (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014).

"Mad Men" was a drama on AMC which focused on an advertising agency in the 1960s. The protagonist was Don Draper, a brilliant yet morally flawed advertising genius. The show won three Golden Globes and four Emmy Awards for best drama series. It was nominated for a remarkable 116 Emmy Awards, many in acting and writing.
8. No quiz on epic losing streaks would be complete without Susan Lucci, who lost a Daytime Emmy 18 times before finally winning in 1999. What show did she star on?

Answer: All My Children

Susan Lucci played Erica Kane on "All My Children". She was first nominated in 1978, and was nominated almost every year between 1981 and 1999. She finally won on her nineteenth nomination.

Erika Kane was one of the most popular characters in the history of daytime television, and was also named as one of TV Guide's "60 Nastiest Villains." Lucci played the character from January 1970 to the show's cancellation in September, 2011.
9. Harold Stassen set the record for futility in running for President, losing 12 times from 1944 to 2000. What state did Stassen serve as governor?

Answer: Minnesota

Stassen was the 25th governor of the state of Minnesota, serving from January 1939 to April 1943. He left office to serve in the United States Navy during World War II.

Stassen made his first bid for the presidency in 1944, losing the Republican nomination to New York Governor Thomas Dewey. Stassen made a more serious bid against Dewey in 1948, defeating him in several primaries. Dewey and Stassen actually made history by participating in the first radio broadcast presidential candidate debate shortly before the Oregon primary in May 1948. Dewey defeated Stassen for the nomination at the convention in Philadelphia.

Stassen sought the Republican nomination ten more times - in 1952, 1964, 1968, 1976, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000. Stassen would eventually become synonymous with "perennial candidate." Stassen ran for governor of Pennsylvania in 1958, but lost to Arthur McGonigle in the primary.
10. With a record of 6 to 13,000, what perpetual opponent of the Harlem Globetrotter merits its own wing in the losing streak hall of fame?

Answer: Washington Generals

The Washington Generals were founded in 1952 by Red Klotz, and played against the Globetrotters until 1995. They almost always lost. The most famous Generals win was in Martin, Tennessee on January 5, 1971, when Klotz hit a last second shot to make the score 100-99. The win broke a 2495 game losing streak.

Kentucky Colonel is an honorific issued by the state of Kentucky since 1813. There has been an organization of Kentucky Colonels since 1932. The most famous Kentucky Colonel is probably chicken restauranteur Harland Sanders.

The New Jersey Generals played in the US Football League from 1983 to 1986. They actually had a winning record, 31-25.

The Washington Mystics play in the Women's NBA. Their opening season was remarkably awful, with a record of 3-27. They have generally been one of the worst teams in the WNBA.
Source: Author parrotman2006

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