The 1976 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, arguably the worst team in NFL history, hold the dubious distinction of being the last team to go winless in a season (0-14). And each season, Lee Roy Selmon and members of that team get together to open a bottle of champagne when the final winless team finally crosses over to the winning side. Actually, this is unconfirmed, but they probably do. Gathering at Lee Roy Selmon's restaurant each Sunday during the football year.
That mark seemingly in danger every year, but this year seems especially perilous because there are two teams challenging the NFL's record of futility -- the St. Louis Football Team and the Dolphins. But which team has the best chance of actually making a run at the 1976 Buccaneers?
If both teams end up winless, they should hold a special game the weekend prior to the Super Bowl and call it the Imposs-i-Bowl and let the Dolphins and St. Louis battle it out for the first overall selection in the draft.
The case for St. Louis: At some point you have to ask yourself the question, which is more improbable: St. Louis loses another offensive lineman (Richie Incognito) or that an Olympic swimmer would drown in three feet of water? Well probably never know. St. Louis also lost running back Steven Jackson who is hurt with a back injury. And he probably won't be too anxious to get back on the field any time soon.
Potential trap game: Dec. 2 vs. Atlanta
The case for the Dolphins: Who could have seen this coming, seeing that Cam Cameron did such a great job as head coach at Indiana. And if that wasn't enough, the team almost got quarterback Trent Green killed, while Ronnie Brown is done for the season. And in a real committment to get the record, they traded their only other bankable offensive star -- receiver Chris Chambers -- to San Diego so he experience winning.
Potential trap game: Dec. 2 vs. Jets