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Zamoro10



Great call on Serna.






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xenythx
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My nominee: Tom Osborne in the 1983's Orange Bowl/NC game Nebraska vs. Miami








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Kafka
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"You fight to win the war, not a battle"































I just made that up

I don't know why I posted a picture of Patton







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Rather than some anonymous pitcher? YES! Of course I would. People will always remember Haddix and Gallaraga despite the fact that neither were star players. Len Barker threw a perfect game. And while that's cool for Len Barker, I had to look it up on wikipedia. I only have the vaguest recollections of him. Tom Browning threw one, and he was a nice pitcher, but he's been largely forgotten.

Totally agree. No one will know who Philip Humber is in a few years.

Also, I disagree about Merkle's Boner being a huge screw-up. The clubhouse in the first Polo Grounds was beyond centerfield. After games, the fans always rushed the field, so Merkle and the other Giants had the force of habit to sprint to the clubhouse immediately when the game ended to avoid being swarmed by spectators. Merkle saw the winning run step on the plate, and then he went straight for the clubhouse. Did he frick up? Yeah, but I think he gets a little too much blame for it.

You should read some of the accounts of The Glory of their Times for firsthand tales by some of the players. Very interesting read regardless.






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WITNESS23
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Blown perfect game call

Fab Five time out with no TO's left






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You should read some of the accounts of The Glory of their Times for firsthand tales by some of the players. Very interesting read regardless.


every sports fan should read it






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Baloo has probably read it, and I figured you would have as well being such a history buff. Maybe some of the players are being soft because they are giving interviews, but none of his teammates blame Merkle at all.





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tigerpimpbot
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The Soviet hockey team losing to the U.S. in the 1980 Winter Games in Lake Placid.





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TigerintheNO
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Also, I disagree about Merkle's Boner being a huge screw-up. The clubhouse in the first Polo Grounds was beyond centerfield. After games, the fans always rushed the field, so Merkle and the other Giants had the force of habit to sprint to the clubhouse immediately when the game ended to avoid being swarmed by spectators. Merkle saw the winning run step on the plate, and then he went straight for the clubhouse.



Every high school player would knows you have to touch 2nd base, the Merkle was in the show.






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The Soviet hockey team losing to the U.S. in the 1980 Winter Games in Lake Placid.

Don't you believe in miracles?






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tigerpimpbot
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Don't you believe in miracles?





Yes. Point taken.






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htran90
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The D won the 1st Bama game.



special teams won it too






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craigbiggio
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Jefferson won us 1st Alabama game.


And unfortunately it wound up being an empty achievement. We gave Bama an extra bye week by beating them (not implying it made a difference on 1/9).

All OSU has to do was beat fricking Iowa State






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I would also submit LSU leapfrogging Georgia to play in the 2007 MNC game and USC not playing in the 2003 game

2 tainted titles




This post was edited on 2/18 at 9:10 pm


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re: Biggest screwup in sports history? (Posted on 2/18/13 at 6:28 p.m. to xenythx) "You fight to win the war, not a battle" I just made that up I don't know why I posted a picture of Patton






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tigerpimpbot
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Zadane headbutt in the world cup.





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Tiger1242
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Zadane headbutt in the world cup.

That belongs in the athletes who ruined their reputation thread






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pvilleguru
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That belongs in the athletes who ruined their reputation thread
Still counts in this thread. The game went into PKs. He definitely could have helped win he World Cup.






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Baloo
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Also, I disagree about Merkle's Boner being a huge screw-up.

Actually, I agree. They never enforced that rule and picked an odd time to start. It was a head's up play by Evers, who knew the rulebook. It's losing on a technicality.

It was really just an excuse to say Merkle's Boner.






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