It seems some elite athletes are just snake-bitten.
dominating their leagues throughout their careers, some can't
catch a break when it comes to winning a league title.
Such legends as Dan Marino, Karl Malone, Ted Williams and Marcel Dionne never tasted championship champagne.
Here's five of the top active long-time stars still searching for their first victory parade.
dynamic receiver has led the NFL in touchdown receptions five out of
his 12 seasons in the league but is still seeking his first Super Bowl
ring. Moss looked like he'd nab the elusive championship in 2007-08
when he and the Patriots were undefeated in the regular season, but New
England lost the Super Bowl to the Giants.
Ken Griffey, Jr.
Griffey's numbers have certainly gone down later in his career, he will
still go down in history as one of baseball's best home run hitters.
Yet, he hasn't even come close to winning a World Series championship
during his lengthy career. In fact, Griffey's teams have only won one
playoff series during his 22 years in the Majors. Spending eight-plus
years in Cincinnati certainly didn't help his cause.
Sharks forward is perennially one of the top scorers in the NHL during
the regular season, but that success does not carry into the playoffs.
Thornton, who has averaged more than a point per game in his career,
has notched only 57 points in 83 career postseason contests. Thornton's
teams have never advanced past the second round of the playoffs.
a five-time Pro Bowler and former MVP, and leads all active NFLers in
rushing yards and touchdowns. Despite those stellar career numbers, he
hasn't been able to lead the Chargers to the Super Bowl. Tomlinson has
averaged a yard less per carry during his seven postseason contests
than he has during his regular-season career.
Mavericks are the only team in NBA history to win 50-plus games in 10
consecutive years and not win a championship during that time. But
don't point the finger at Disco Dirk. He averages more than 25 points a
game in his playoff career, including 27 points a game in 2006 when the
Mavs lost the NBA Final in six games to the Heat. Perhaps Nowitzki, a
potential free agent this summer, needs to leave Dallas to secure his
Which other active stars seem like they will never win a league championship?