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    What is or are the greatest sports comeback ????teams or single ?????

    WHAT IS OR ARE THE GREATEST SPORTS COMEBACK ????TEAMS OR SINGLE ,Professional or amateur ?
    That you have personally witness ??
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    Feb 19, 2008 - Montreal Canadiens vs. NY Rangers.

    I was sitting in the Molson Ex Section up in the nose bleeds (I think I still have the ticket stub somewhere). Habs were down 5-0 to start the third. Habs first goal with 11:33 left in the third and they tied it up 4:32. Overtime solved nothing, they won it 6-5 in the shootout.

    At least half of the Bell centre was empty, people having left early thinking the Habs would lose. I have never left a game early and glad of it, this game just proves why you shouldn't.

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    October 17, 2004 American League Championship Series

    2004 ALCS Boston Red Sox down 3 games to 0 to the New York Yankees and trailing in the bottom of the 9th 4-3. Tie it in the 9th, win it in the 12th on a Big Papi homerun and also win the next 3 games to advance to the World Series and eventually become champs.
    Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson in Pulp Fiction) English, motherfu*ker, do you speak it?

    Typical Yankee fan in the Merb Sports Section!! Bwwaahh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Special K View Post
    October 17, 2004 American League Championship Series

    2004 ALCS Boston Red Sox down 3 games to 0 to the New York Yankees and trailing in the bottom of the 9th 4-3. Tie it in the 9th, win it in the 12th on a Big Papi homerun and also win the next 3 games to advance to the World Series and eventually become champs.
    Was waiting for this one !!! A first 0-3 comeback in Major league baseball, in a span of over a century !
    Great moment in Sports history comebacks !!!
    Thanks for the post
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    Actually that is way off. NESN compiled a list of the top 10 comebacks in baseball history- this was NESN, the site that reports on the Red Sox - and they listed the top 2 comebacks of all time were the 1978 Yankees erasing a 14 game deficit (#2) and the 1951 Giants erasing a 10 game deficit in 43 games (#1), both teams then having to win short playoff series to win the pennant, although the Yankees had to do it on the road:

    http://media.nesn.com/2011/04/top-10...ton-braves/10/

    The Giants' comeback was slightly more dramatic due to a walkoff homer, which is probably why they got #1, but I actually watched the 1978 Yankees and attended games that season and it was the greatest comeback not only in baseball history but professional sports history, when you consider what that team went through with a Manager fired at midseason, half the team on the DL in the 1st half, extreme controversy after extreme controversy from which the team got a reprieve when the NY press went on strike during the second half of the season, and then they came from behind in all of their playoff series to win the World Series despite their All Star Second Baseman Willie Randolph being inured and unavailable. Through it all Ron Guidry went 25-3 with an ERA of 1.74, the lowest ERA by a lefty since the DH came in the AL if I am not mistaken (I think Pedro Martinez was the only other guy with an ERA that low in the DH era).

    The team that the Red Sox had that year which the Yankees overtook was the best offensive team 1-9 that the Red Sox ever had including their championship teams. The Yankees pitching was slightly better which is why they were able to win it.

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    George Foreman over Michael Moorer - heavyweights.

    Joe Louis over Billy Conn - heavyweights (although Conn was a light-heavyweight).

    Archie Moore over Yvon Durelle (lght-heavyweights).

    Boston Bruins over Toronto Maple Leafs, game 7, first round of playoffs, 2013.

    Habs over Bruins, early 70s, courtesy of Don Cherry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EagerBeaver View Post
    Actually that is way off. NESN compiled a list of the top 10 comebacks in baseball history- this was NESN, the site that reports on the Red Sox - and they listed the top 2 comebacks of all time were the 1978 Yankees erasing a 14 game deficit (#2) and the 1951 Giants erasing a 10 game deficit in 43 games (#1), both teams then having to win short playoff series to win the pennant, although the Yankees had to do it on the road:

    http://media.nesn.com/2011/04/top-10...ton-braves/10/

    The Giants' comeback was slightly more dramatic due to a walkoff homer, which is probably why they got #1, but I actually watched the 1978 Yankees and attended games that season and it was the greatest comeback not only in baseball history but professional sports history, when you consider what that team went through with a Manager fired at midseason, half the team on the DL in the 1st half, extreme controversy after extreme controversy from which the team got a reprieve when the NY press went on strike during the second half of the season, and then they came from behind in all of their playoff series to win the World Series despite their All Star Second Baseman Willie Randolph being inured and unavailable. Through it all Ron Guidry went 25-3 with an ERA of 1.74, the lowest ERA by a lefty since the DH came in the AL if I am not mistaken (I think Pedro Martinez was the only other guy with an ERA that low in the DH era).
    I must say you know your baseball regular season stats !
    Great comeback by the Yankees !
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    they listed the top 2 comebacks of all time were the 1978 Yankees erasing a 14 game deficit
    Have you witnessed it ?I did what pretty exciting ,I must say !
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    Through it all Ron Guidry went 25-3 with an ERA of 1.74, the lowest ERA by aa lefty since the DH came in the AL
    Ron Guidry was actually the Cy Young American League recipient that year http://baseballhall.org/news/voting-...ghtning-strike!
    Thanks for your post, of sports great comebacks
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    Quote Originally Posted by BookerL View Post
    Ron Guidry was actually the Cy Young American League recipient that year http://baseballhall.org/news/voting-...ghtning-strike!
    He actually should have won MVP as well but the award went to Jim Rice of the Red Sox. The Yankees needed every one of Guidry's 25 wins to get into the postseason including the last one which was against the Red Sox in the AL East one game playoff at Fenway Park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joelcairo View Post

    Habs over Bruins, early 70s, courtesy of Don Cherry.
    On a goal of Guy Lafleur tying the game in the last moment, on a whipping slap shot that Gilles Gilbert wasn't able to handle sending the game into overtime !
    Exciting moments !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by EagerBeaver View Post
    He actually should have won MVP as well but the award went to Jim Rice of the Red Sox. The Yankees needed every one of Guidry's 25 wins to get into the postseason including the last one which was against the Red Sox in the AL East one game playoff at Fenway Park.
    Yeah ,great sports moments very exciting a Great come back story !
    Thanks for the memories !!!
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    Detroit Tigers down 3-1 in the 68' World Series to the St Louis Cards

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/po.../1968_WS.shtml

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    For a single game - The Miracle on Manchester http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miracle_on_Manchester

    For a team: 2004 ALCS (Red Sox comeback 0-3)

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1dR1pkCGY80

    Jean van de Velde golf collapse 1999 Open at Carnoustie

    This was less a comeback win by Paul Lawrie but more of a classic collapse. I remember staying home to watch this and I remember sitting there sick watching a guy that I have never heard of blow a once in a lifetime opportunity because he refused to play the safe way with a 7 shot lead.

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    van de Velde took reckless chances at the 1999 British Open. There was no reason for him to have lost, except that he made very bad decisions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joelcairo View Post
    Billy Conn - heavyweights (although Conn was a light-heavyweight).
    My dads claim to kind of fame. While my dad was in prisoner of war camp ( he was German ) Billy Conn ( American ) was a soldier in the same camp, it was somewhere between the Lewis fights.
    My dad was a boxer when he was younger and he had a chance to fight Billy in a sparing match ( dad lost ). The prisoners and guards had the fights weekly when possible.
    Sorry had to post in memory of my father.
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