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UFownstSECsince1950
Florida Fan
Member since Dec 2009
29989 posts

Where does the Spurs game 6 meltdown rank in all-time chokejobs?

It has gotta be #1 all-time chokejob in all sports, right?

I know it won't get the publicity as others have, but it's a much bigger deal than Bartman, Buckner, etc

20 secs to go, up 5, they are wheeling out the Larry O'Brien trophy and Stern is making his way towards the court. Spurs win that scenario 97 out of 100 times, and they fricked it up the worst way possible.


oleyeller
Tennessee Fan
Down South
Member since Oct 2012
15104 posts

re: Where does the Spurs game 6 meltdown rank in all-time chokejobs?
its big! will always be rememberd as the headband game!


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D011ahbi11
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Jun 2007
7747 posts

re: Where does the Spurs game 6 meltdown rank in all-time chokejobs?
Yea, it's up there.


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AZTiger7072
LSU Fan
Tucson
Member since Oct 2011
1233 posts

re: Where does the Spurs game 6 meltdown rank in all-time chokejobs?
Yankees blowing a 3-0 lead??


Crow Pie
New Orleans Saints Fan
I'm not afraid of fear....
Member since Feb 2010
11035 posts

re: Where does the Spurs game 6 meltdown rank in all-time chokejobs?
I thought they had it. Yet, once again the fat lady may warm up, but until she actually sings......


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Bunk Moreland
Michigan Fan
Detroit, MI.
Member since Dec 2010
9379 posts

re: Where does the Spurs game 6 meltdown rank in all-time chokejobs?
It kind of balances out. They got lucky when Sheed didn't close out on Big Shot Bob and that basically became a determining factor of what happened in '05, though that did go 7 games.

Isiah throwing the ball to Larry Bird was bad, but that was in an ECF. C-Webb's melt is overrated since there was no guarantee Michigan would win even without the frickup. Sactown against the Lakers was ugly, but that took a whole quarter I think.
This post was edited on 6/21 at 9:04 am


craigbiggio
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2009
14786 posts

re: Where does the Spurs game 6 meltdown rank in all-time chokejobs?
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Yankees blowing a 3-0 lead??


Came to post this.


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Powerman
LSU Fan
Corpus Christi, TX
Member since Jan 2004
121836 posts

re: Where does the Spurs game 6 meltdown rank in all-time chokejobs?
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It has gotta be #1 all-time chokejob in all sports, right?

Not even close

I'd say the Oiler's playoff loss to the Bills would dwarf this one in choke magnitude.


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oleyeller
Tennessee Fan
Down South
Member since Oct 2012
15104 posts

re: Where does the Spurs game 6 meltdown rank in all-time chokejobs?
i also think of reggie miller hitting all those 3s with so little time left


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UFownstSECsince1950
Florida Fan
Member since Dec 2009
29989 posts

re: Where does the Spurs game 6 meltdown rank in all-time chokejobs?
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Yankees blowing a 3-0 lead??
yeah, this too


Even though coming back 0-3 had never been done before, the Spurs were much closer to winning the championship than the Yanks were. 20 seconds, just don't frick up.....


rollthatback
Tulane Fan
Member since Jun 2008
2845 posts

re: Where does the Spurs game 6 meltdown rank in all-time chokejobs?
Rangers choke was equivalent or worse IMO


The Easter Bunny
Georgia Tech Fan
Member since Jan 2005
42638 posts

re: Where does the Spurs game 6 meltdown rank in all-time chokejobs?
jean van de velde


Tiger n Miami AU83
Auburn Fan
Miami
Member since Oct 2007
39097 posts

re: Where does the Spurs game 6 meltdown rank in all-time chokejobs?
I am not sure it was a choke at all.

A 63% free throw shooter makes 1/2. Expected.

The Heat get two offensive rebounds on 3's. That is not unexpected either as long shots are the most difficult to block out on. Even if Duncan is in the game, good chance the ball doesn't come right to him off the miss.

Not sure I see where the Spurs really "choked".


SDVTiger
Arizona State Fan
Cabo San Lucas
Member since Nov 2011
5570 posts

re: Where does the Spurs game 6 meltdown rank in all-time chokejobs?
quote:

Yankees blowing 3-0 lead


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craigbiggio
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2009
14786 posts

re: Where does the Spurs game 6 meltdown rank in all-time chokejobs?
I'd say Iron Bowl 2010 was a pretty marvelous choke job as well.


AlexLSU
LSU Fan
Member since Jan 2005
24746 posts

re: Where does the Spurs game 6 meltdown rank in all-time chokejobs?
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They got lucky when Sheed didn't close out on Big Shot Bob and that basically became a determining factor of what happened in '05, though that did go 7 games.


Man that was a bad series at times. Two great defensive teams, but it seemed like most of the games were blowouts. I loved watching that Detroit team play, even though they embarrassed L.A. in the 04 Finals.


craigbiggio
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2009
14786 posts

re: Where does the Spurs game 6 meltdown rank in all-time chokejobs?
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Man that was a bad series at times. Two great defensive teams, but it seemed like most of the games were blowouts


Shit, you could probably say that about this year's finals


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HsvBama
Alabama Fan
Huntsville
Member since May 2013
146 posts

re: Where does the Spurs game 6 meltdown rank in all-time chokejobs?
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Not sure I see where the Spurs really "choked".


I'm with Tiger on this one. To me a chokejob is where they do something stupid to lose. To me, the Heat just made plays at the end.


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HsvBama
Alabama Fan
Huntsville
Member since May 2013
146 posts

re: Where does the Spurs game 6 meltdown rank in all-time chokejobs?
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I'd say Iron Bowl 2010 was a pretty marvelous choke job as well.


Choke job or did Auburn make the plays?

I don't think LSU choked against Bama last year...I think Bama made the play at the end.


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UFownstSECsince1950
Florida Fan
Member since Dec 2009
29989 posts

re: Where does the Spurs game 6 meltdown rank in all-time chokejobs?
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Not sure I see where the Spurs really "choked".
you're right, up 5 with 20secs isn't choking



all you have to do is foul, and you win

or

Hit a FT, and you win

or

Grab a rebound, and you win


Spurs choked horribly to give that game & the championship away. Only thing that remotely compares is the yankees blowing the 3-0 lead.....unless someone else can nominate something bigger w/ more importance.


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