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Old 10-12-02, 05:23 PM
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Whats the most bitter lost suffered by one of your favorite sports teams?

I go back to 1975 when Drew Pearson pushed off illegally and caught the winning TD pass in the playoffs against my beloved MN. Vikings.John Facenda mentions on the 75 Cowboys highlight film that the Cowboys deserved to win cuz they outplayed the Vikings.Fine-sure-whatever.
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Blazers vs. Lakers, Game 7 2000 Western Finals
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Clippers beating the lakers... talk about ouch.
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January 17, 1999. The worst day of my sports life. I still can't get over it.
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Jets beating the (Baltimore) Colts in the Superbowl. I'm not a fan of the Indy Colts. Anyway I hate seeing these highlights even though it happened a year before I was born.
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Denver losing to San Fran in 1989. I was the only Broncos fan in my school, and I was convinced that this was the year. We got routed, and to make matters worse, my little brother is a huge San Fran backer.
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As a Bronco fan I want to say the SB against SF like Quake, but I'll I'll go with the Kirk Gibson homerun of Eck in the 88 World Series.
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New England Pats beating the Raiders last year in the snowbound AFC Championship game.

I still smart about that bad call.
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11/20/1993 - Notre Dame vs. Boston College. Posting one of the most incredible comebacks in sports history, the Irish capped 3 touchdowns and some 2 point conversions late in the 4th quarter to take a 1 point lead with a minute to play. After dropping a gimme interception to win the game, they allowed BC to get into field goal position. The loss would have been meaningless, except pollsters were all over Bowden's cock that year doing anything to get him a national championship, so they lofted F$U above the Irish despite the Irish beating them just the week before and not playing an easy ACC schedule. Combine that with crybabies from Nebraska and West Virginia whining that they went undefeated (WV only played 4 teams with 4+ wins and was in the Big East when Miami sucked [and lost their bowl game by a few thousand points] - Nebraska only played 4 teams above .500), and Notre Dame was shut out of the national championship even though they had the same record AND beat the team it was gift-wrapped and handed to.

Yeah, you could say I'm still bitter about that loss. My hatred for F$U, WV, and Nebraska just grows stronger each year.

A close second is Leibrandt's pitch to Kirby Puckett in Game 6 of the 1991 World Series.

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Vikings losing 41-0 to the NY Giants in the 2000 playoffs, I thought that could be thier year
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• Quoth Tsar Chasm •
New England Pats beating the Raiders last year in the snowbound AFC Championship game.



That day will always be one of the most painful for me. Not only were the Raiders robbed and then failed to play defense after the call, but that game drew viewership from every single human on the East Coast destroying ratings for the new Babylon 5 series (Left Coast ratings after the game was over were nearly triple) and giving USA2 the excuse they needed to bury the show.

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Celtics over Lakers in seven in 1984 NBA Finals. Followed closely by Celtics over Lakers in seven in 1969 and Celtics over Lakers in seven in 1962.
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As a Celtic fan, I'll choose a different "loss". Len Bias's death.
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Originally posted by Quake1028
Denver losing to San Fran in 1989. I was the only Broncos fan in my school, and I was convinced that this was the year. We got routed, and to make matters worse, my little brother is a huge San Fran backer.
Yup, that was truly nightmarish. That was a horrible experience, and the aftermath was just as bad. The late '80s were not kind to the Broncos...
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Originally posted by LurkerDan
As a Celtic fan, I'll choose a different "loss". Len Bias's death.
Being a Terps fan this one hurt me too.
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12/21/96 I-AA Championship
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A young freshman punk catches nine passes for 220 yards and four touchdowns to destroy my Montana Grizzlies.


Raiders-Pats blizzard bowl last year is right up there.
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My beloved Boilers have lost the ability to win a game on the road to save their lives, and I'm very bitter about it.
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Nets getting swept.
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Hey wait a minute it should be and
I am after all from northern Ohio. Where to begin.

The Drive
The Fumble (I had Super Bowl tickets lined up )

The Shot (Jordan burying the Cavs in the playoffs)

Ohio state losing to UM to ruin chance of National Title game
Ohio state losing to Mich State while ranked #1 spoiling another chance to play for the title

But the number one crushing defeat for me would have to be Game 7 of the 1997 World Series. Jose Mesa, that stupid ****

Better question for me is when hasnt this happened.
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"It's a line drive to Buckner..."
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• Quoth Doc Moonlight •
"It's a line drive to Buckner..."



I was wondering how long it would go before someone got around to that.

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May 21, 1986: The Los Angeles Lakers' bid to repeat as NBA Champions came to a sudden end as Houston's Ralph Sampson sank a twisting jumper at the buzzer to beat the Lakers in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals, 114-112.

I'll never forget Cooper on the dropping to the floor in shock.
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Capitals dropping 4 straight, after being up 3 game to the Pens....sigh...
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