New York Sports Suck
When you combine the winning percentages of all the New York-area sports teams -- meaning the Yankees, Mets, Knicks, Nets, Giants, Jets, Rangers, Islanders and Devils -- you get this number:
That's the average winning percentage of New York sports teams for their respective 2014-15 seasons, which does not include the second-halves of last year's NHL and NBA seasons. Of the nine major franchises, only the Rangers and Islanders are currently in a position to make the playoffs, though the Rangers have the lowest point total currently meeting the NHL's screwy playoff criteria (they're third in the Metropolitan Division with 26 points).
Here are some more horrible facts that'll make you drop your knish down a subway grate...
- Two teams (the 2014 Yankees and 2014-15 Islanders) have managed to crack .500.
- There are four teams with sub .400 winning percentages.
- The Knicks, Nets, Giants and Jets have fewer wins (15) than the Islanders (17).
- The 2013-14 Rangers won just one fewer playoff game (13) than the Knicks, Nets, Giants, Jets, Yankees and Mets have won in the last two seasons, combined (14).
- The lowest payroll in the New York-area (Islanders, $63 million) currently has a .708 winning percentage. That's the 21st lowest payroll in the NHL.
- The Knicks and Nets have the two highest payrolls in the NBA -- a combined $182 million -- yielding a winning percentage of .311. The two lowest payrolls in the league, excluding Philadelphia, have a combined payroll of $60 million less and a winning percentage of .462.
- The Giants and Jets have won exactly two games since the summer officially ended.
- Only the Rangers and Islanders have outscored their opponents in 2014.
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