03/02/2011 10:23 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Denver Called 9th Most Miserable Sports City By Forbes

Following a year in which Carmelo Anthony spurned the Nuggets in favor of the bright lights of New York, and Josh McDaniels turned the Broncos into doormats, the last thing Colorado sports fans need is piling on.

But that's exactly what Forbes did this week when the magazine unveiled its list of the country's "Most Miserable Sports Cities."

Forbes calculated its rankings by assigning points for each time a team has lost in the postseason, assigning extra "misery points" to losses that occurred in later rounds of the playoffs. Forbes also weighed the number of years since each city's last title, and the ratio of each city's cumulative seasons to championships won

By those standards, Denver was determined to be the 9th most miserable sports city in America.

Forbes wrote the following of the Denver sports scene:

A lot of bridesmaid history in the Mile High City--the Broncos lost six times in the AFC title game or Super Bowl, the Rockies lost their only World Series appearance, and Nuggets teams featuring the likes of David Thompson, Dan Issel, Alex English, Dikembe Mutombo and Carmelo Anthony made the playoffs 30 times in 43 years with no rings.

According to Forbes, Seattle is the most miserable sports city in America, followed by Atlanta and Phoenix.