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 Posted: Fri Jun 28th, 2013 01:05 am
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Andyo wrote: I'm with Claw on this one. I was 10 years old when the Braves left Milwaukee and was just getting in baseball. I started listening to the Cubs on the radio in 1966. They finished dead last but the next year shot up to third place. 1969 was a magical year...until mid-August. To this day I tell people my favorite team is the Cubs and my second favorite team is whoever is playing the Mets. All these many years later I still hate them.

I still hate the Mets too.



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 Posted: Fri Jun 28th, 2013 01:09 am
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To BBM and CTR,

In my mind the Sox vs Cubs argument is now a moot point. The Sox won the World Series. The Cubs in 2003 were well the Cubs.

Agree with both of you about the Bears vs Colts Super Bowl. It was a mismatch.



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Memphis losing to Kansas in the 2008 NCAA basketball championship game.



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srossi wrote:
Game 7, 2001 World Series was by far the worst. 



My brother and I watched that on TV together but him in Chicago and me in ATL. We were on the phone and he was few seconds ahead because of my DirecTv. Once Gonzalez hit that dribbler......fuck!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Another one for me is SB 35 when Kerry Collins, the gutless bastard, shit the bed after lighting up the Vikes for 41 points in about a half. That game sucked!



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carpetbeggar wrote: Here's what I wrote a few years ago when DFG started a thread asking your "Top 5 Disappointing Playoff or Tourney Losses by Teams For Which You Rooted"
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2.)Dallas Stars lose to The Edmonton Oilers in the first round of the NHL playoffs in 1997 in Game 7 when Todd Marchant scored in overtime on Andy Moog.



Coincidentally, this might be my favourite Sports moment of all time.



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In 1993 Joe Carter (Toronto) homering off of (Phils) Mitch Williams in game six of the World Series in what had been a "magical run" for the Phils after years of nothing.

2003 NFC championship game Eagles at home vs the Tampa Bay Bucs. Eagles had handled Tampa Bay easily during the regular season and prior season playoffs, etc. The Tampa Bay franchise was a legit 0 for 30-something in weather under 35 degrees and the Birds take the opening drive in for a touchdown. 7-0 and we were printing Super Bowl tickets already. Final was 27-10 Tampa Bay and it didn't stop there as the Raiders laid down for the Bucs two weeks later.

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beejmi wrote: In 1993 Joe Carter (Toronto) homering off of (Phils) Mitch Williams in game six of the World Series in what had been a "magical run" for the Phils after years of nothing.



This.....That 1993 is still my favorite Phillies team. That was just a very fun team to watch that year.



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QB #14 (whom I will not mention by name, he is not worthy of being mentioned by name), throwing not 1 but 2 interceptions right at Larry Brown of the Dallas Cowboys in Superbowl XXX.

Then the rat bastard ran to the Jets the next year, good riddance.
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2004 Final Four semis Duke vs U Conn

Emeka Okafore has 4 fouls called on him in the first 5 minutes of the game, plays the entire second half (with no fouls called on him yet 3 Duke players fouled out guarding him)?.................that one was fixed, I will go to my grave believing that, not just a few calls the whole game, that was fixed, rigged, whatever one wants to call it, nothing will ever convince me otherwise.
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1978 Duke vs Kentucky NCAA finals

The first time I ever really got into college basketball: I really thought they would pull it off.



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This one still hurts a bit.

Game 7 1992 NL Championship Series: Atlanta 3-2 Pittsburgh

That loss sent Pittsburgh into a 20 year tailspin of losing records. Let's hope this is the year the Bucs finally get above .500!

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BruiserBrodyMania wrote: As I've gotten older I find myself not caring like I did when I was young. The Bears loss to the Colts in SB XLI was disappointing, just not that big of a deal for some reason. I think it has to do with the ridiculous salaries and outrageous ticket prices that make it hard to go to games.

This is a good point - part of it is the perceived lack of hunger a player might have for a championship when they make $15 mil a year regardless. Sort of a nice cushion to the blow of losing.

Part is also growing up and older where sports is a diversion in life and takes a back seat for kids, work, the house, mortgage, bills  etc.

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Super Bowl XXXVII.  The only real Raiders team of my adult life, the one that was 'roided to the gills, had the greatest West Coast offense of all time with Gannon to Rice and Brown breaking several records and earning Gannon the NFL MVP...Charles Woodson was locking down one whole side of the field, Janikowski was the most accurate he had been up to that point in his career, Lechler was pinning every punt inside the 20.  That team was twice as good as the Buccaneers, but it was coached by a blithering idiot, and our massively huge and talented Center went off of his bipolar meds, got into a very dark place, and drank himself almost into a coma.  And still, going into the 4th quarter, a couple of bombs put us back into the game, only down two scores with about 9 mins to play.  Then Dexter Jackson picked off a couple and killed every chance I would have of seeing my Raiders win a Super Bowl since I was 12 years old.  That was a devastating loss...


...but my most devastating loss was the fucking Tuck Rule Game, where the Raiders got deep dicked by a biased officiating crew that historically called more penalties on the Raiders than any other team they worked against.  Woodson stripped that ball from Brady, Brady knew and knows it, and it meant nothing.  No disrespect to Brady, he would have still gone on to become as great as he is.  But that game should have been a loss.  My son was two years old, and walked in on me as I slammed the remote into the ground hard enough to break it into six pieces, and he ran away from me crying.  THAT is the loss of my adult life that just sticks in my ass to this day.



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Superstar wrote:
Super Bowl XXXVII.  The only real Raiders team of my adult life, the one that was 'roided to the gills, had the greatest West Coast offense of all time with Gannon to Rice and Brown breaking several records and earning Gannon the NFL MVP...Charles Woodson was locking down one whole side of the field, Janikowski was the most accurate he had been up to that point in his career, Lechler was pinning every punt inside the 20.  That team was twice as good as the Buccaneers, but it was coached by a blithering idiot, and our massively huge and talented Center went off of his bipolar meds, got into a very dark place, and drank himself almost into a coma.  And still, going into the 4th quarter, a couple of bombs put us back into the game, only down two scores with about 9 mins to play.  Then Dexter Jackson picked off a couple and killed every chance I would have of seeing my Raiders win a Super Bowl since I was 12 years old.  That was a devastating loss...


...but my most devastating loss was the fucking Tuck Rule Game, where the Raiders got deep dicked by a biased officiating crew that historically called more penalties on the Raiders than any other team they worked against.  Woodson stripped that ball from Brady, Brady knew and knows it, and it meant nothing.  No disrespect to Brady, he would have still gone on to become as great as he is.  But that game should have been a loss.  My son was two years old, and walked in on me as I slammed the remote into the ground hard enough to break it into six pieces, and he ran away from me crying.  THAT is the loss of my adult life that just sticks in my ass to this day.


The #1 most devestating loss for me was that Duke game, and #2 was the 1990 Nascar season when Mark Martin had the championship locked up but then Jack Roush decided to borrow a car from Robert Yates for the final race at Atlanta, not running his own equipment that got them there all season, and lost the title by only 26 points. I'm not even going to get into the BS penalty Nascar called on him earlier in the season that cost them 46 points, running at borrowed car in the final race of the season was a bonehead move by Jack and I worship Jack Roush, but man..:X

That said, the 2 games you just mentioned are in my top 5, although I'd flip that, the tuck-rule game to me is the most infuriating NFL game I've ever witnessed..SCREWED my Raiders...

FUCK the Patriots. Fuck em right in their ear..



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As a matter of interest, how many of you were present at the most devastating losses in person?



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I was at the White Sox losses to the Orioles at Comiskey Park in 1983.

Tito Landrum homered to kill us and Jerry Dybzynski was running the bases like an idiot.

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I am genuinely surprised I didn't mention this previously, but the Men's basketball gold medal game in the 1972 Olympics will always stick in my craw.  Even all these years later I get pissed just thinking about it.



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