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Biggest Upset You Ever Saw In A Sporting Match  
User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4307 posts, RR: 11
Posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2062 times:

Preferably games you saw in person or on television (or even heard on the radio or the web), of any sport. If it's an unusual or regional sport a brief explanation as to why it is considered such an upset would help.

For me, I still think of the Honduras 2 - 0 Brazil in the 2001 Copa America football quarterfinals. I mean no one on this planet expected that and I don't think I need to explain why.

I remember the United States beating Argentina 3-0 in 1995, which was considered a national catastrophe....But most in Argentina didn't have a clue how much the United States had been improving in "soccer". Conversely, Argentina beat the United States in the 2002 Basketball world championships, and for the first time ever a pro-NBA player Team USA was beaten, at home no less, which stunned people mostly because they did not know how good Argentina really had become in the sport.

Anyways, what else?

ps- I forgot the infamous Colombia 5 - 0 Argentina in Buenos Aires in 1991, the worst defeat in the history of Argentine football. That was a world shocker.

[Edited 2007-05-20 01:13:53]


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User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2053 times:

For me it's probably when Rochdale beat Coventry 2-0 a few years ago. That day was insane.


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User currently offlineCO777ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2037 times:

University of Texas (Longhorns) beat the USC (Trojans) in the 2005 Rose Bowl. I guess it wasn't a huge upset, but USC was projected to win by atleast 10!

User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2035 times:

Boise State knocking off Oklahoma in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl was a huge upset, because of the way Boise State won.
For me, the 2003 World Series with the Marlins beating the Yankees was huge too. Didn't see that one coming at all. I was stunned by that.
George Mason's run through the NCAAs last year was big too.

-Copa


User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2028 times:

Greece winning Euro2004 in General was shit and very much an upset, and indeed upsetting.


YOWza



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User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2025 times:

One more, not sure how I spazzed this one.

2007 NBA Playoffs, Warriors beat the Mavs in 6 games.

That was one of, if not the biggest upset in NBA Playoff History.

-Copa


User currently offlinePAHS200 From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 513 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2016 times:

I was not even alive at the time but I think one of the biggest upsets ever was the 1930 World Cup when Uruguay beat Argentina 4-2.

for more information

http://www.soccerhall.org/history/World_Cup_History.htm


User currently offlineGunships From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 574 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2008 times:

Quoting Copaair737 (Reply 3):
Boise State knocking off Oklahoma in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl

The greatest football game, collegiate or professional, that I've ever seen.

I live next to Boise and was naturally biased, but I thought the best thing BSU could do would be to lose with some respect. I was just hoping they could put up a fight, and I think a lot of people around here felt the same. Man, were we in for a surprise...

BSU has been living for a long time with the reputation that they couldn't hang with the big dogs. Not only did they hang, they looked good doing it.

Finished off a perfect, unbeaten season.

Looking forward to next season. Go Broncos!


User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2004 times:

Quoting Gunships (Reply 7):

I live next to Boise and was naturally biased, but I thought the best thing BSU could do would be to lose with some respect. I was just hoping they could put up a fight, and I think a lot of people around here felt the same. Man, were we in for a surprise...

A group of us were up in Boise at the MPC Computers Bowl with Miami vs. Nevada (Miami won  Smile ) and some Boise State fans invited us to their house to watch the game.

All I could say was Wow. I expected Boise to maybe put up a fight, but they just came out swinging. And when Zabransky threw that INT, I thought it was over. Boy was I wrong.

One helluva game.

-Copa


User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1999 times:

In Person? In the early 90's watched Bowling Green beat the snot out of #4 ranked Michigan State in college basketball. They just killed them. MSU did make it to the Sweet 16 that year.

Biggest upset ever seen on TV? No doubt, the 1980 United States upest of the Soviet Union in the Olympic Hockey Semi-Finals. Still, in my mind, the greatest sports' upset of all-time.


User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1993 times:

Quoting Gunships (Reply 7):

The greatest football game, collegiate or professional, that I've ever seen.

The greatest football game? Please. Try the 2003 Ohio State at Miami Fiesta Bowl. Then we can talk greatest football games.



The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1991 times:

Quoting Evan767 (Reply 10):
Quoting Gunships (Reply 7):

The greatest football game, collegiate or professional, that I've ever seen.

The greatest football game? Please. Try the 2003 Ohio State at Miami Fiesta Bowl. Then we can talk greatest football games.

Maybe because the stakes were higher, but all the Buckeye-haters out there will fry you for that one.

For sheer drama, I think that Boise State-Oklahoma was the greatest finish I've ever seen. Honorable mentions to the OSU-Miami game, the Texas win over USC in the Rose Bowl, and the USC win over Notre Dame two years ago.

And for great games, which this thread is really not about, how 'bout the famous Cal-Stanford game in '82?


User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4762 posts, RR: 30
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1991 times:

Quoting Derico (Thread starter):
Anyways, what else?

When Trinidad & Tobago beat Mexico (2-1 I think) for the last game of the 2006 World Cup qualifiers. Everyone was expecting Mexico to win... and if they had at least tied, we could have classified instead of Trinidad!  hissyfit 



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User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1986 times:

Quoting Evan767 (Reply 10):

The greatest football game? Please. Try the 2003 Ohio State at Miami Fiesta Bowl. Then we can talk greatest football games.

You can thank Terry Porter for that win.
Worst. Call. Ever.

-Copa


User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1984 times:

Quoting Copaair737 (Reply 13):
You can thank Terry Porter for that win.
Worst. Call. Ever.

To quote White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen: "Pssst. Please".


User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1982 times:

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 14):
To quote White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen: "Pssst. Please".

Worst part of that whole game though was when Will Smith broke Willis McHeisman's leg and then got up and made the throat slash gesture while standing over him.
Classy bunch those suckeye players are.
Larry Coker is every bit as responsible though. That game should have never been so close as to hinge on a shit call like it did.
Glad Larry finally got kicked to the curb. He did less with more than anyone I've ever seen.

-Copa


User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1978 times:

Quoting Copaair737 (Reply 15):
Larry Coker is every bit as responsible though. That game should have never been so close as to hinge on a shit call like it did.

Sure. Typical crybaby whining over Miami losing that game. I see the Buckeyes get no credit from you, for physically beating the crap out of the Hurricans the whole game. The Buckeyes were takent too lightly by the 'Canes, who thought they could bully the Bucks as they had every other team that year, but the Bucks were physically superior to the 'Canes that night. It is a credit to the 'Canes that they were still in the game, to be honest, after the physical pounding they took.

Call or no call, the Bucks deserved that win. Miami had another chance to take the game further, and came up short. Such is life.


User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1975 times:

Let's put it this way. The Suckeyes didn't win that game, Miami lost it.
Of course they took them lightly, such was the course for Miami under the Coker Country Club Regime.
What's Mo Clarett doing these days anyway? busting rocks at the state pen?

And in 2009 or 2010, when Miami heads up to Horsecrap Stadium, I can't wait to see the Cheateyes get curb stomped. I'll be at the game.

-Copa


User currently offlineGunships From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 574 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1972 times:

Quoting Copaair737 (Reply 8):
I thought it was over.

I thought it was over about 25 times that night.

Quoting Evan767 (Reply 10):
The greatest football game?

The greatest game I've ever seen.

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 11):
For sheer drama

Just like Copa said earlier, the final outcome wasn't as shocking as the way they got there.



User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7305 posts, RR: 85
Reply 19, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1968 times:
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I was very young. Watched the Houston Oilers blow a 35 point lead to the Buffalo Bills in the AFC championship game.

There was one bad call that should have gone Houston's way with Don Beebe runing out of bounds first, then back in play to catch a touchdown.

IMHO, if you blow a that big of a lead, you don't deserve to win.  no 


User currently offlineFalcon84 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1958 times:

Quoting Copaair737 (Reply 17):
What's Mo Clarett doing these days anyway? busting rocks at the state pen?

So? What's that got to do what went on that night? Nothing? Clarrett was huge in that game. I could go on about how many former Miami players ended up on a police blotter, but what would that prove? Nothing.

Buckeyes earned that win. They out-hustled Miami; they out-physicaled them. They outcoached them. It was a great game. Buckeyes won. Amazing, years later, you're still pissed about it.


User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1958 times:

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 20):

Buckeyes earned that win. They out-hustled Miami; they out-physicaled them. They outcoached them. It was a great game. Buckeyes won. Amazing, years later, you're still pissed about it.

In the end, maybe it's not worth it. It was a shitty call, but in the past 25 years, Miami has 5 Natl. Titles. How many does OSU have??
Can't wait for the Miami-tOSU game though. Going to be a curb-stomping by Miami.

-Copa


User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1952 times:

Quoting Copaair737 (Reply 17):
Let's put it this way. The Suckeyes didn't win that game, Miami lost it.

Keep on crying....

Quoting Copaair737 (Reply 17):
What's Mo Clarett doing these days anyway? busting rocks at the state pen?

Uhmm, what does that have to do with the game? At the time of the game, he was amazing, and isn't that what we are talking about? You better watch out when he gets outta prison....



The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
User currently offlineCopaair737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1951 times:

Quoting Evan767 (Reply 22):
Keep on crying....

So are you a suckeye fan too?

-copa


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 24, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1948 times:

Quoting Gunships (Reply 7):
The greatest football game, collegiate or professional, that I've ever seen.

Agreed...BSU-OU was one for the history books...I remember watching it, and it was around 1 AM east coast time when all the crazy plays began towards the end of regulation...it was hard for me to resist yelling (and thus waking up others in the house) in shock and surprise as BSU pulled out one trick after another to beat the Sooners...

As for games in person...I was at the game in Jacksonville about 4 years ago where the Jaguars were playing the Saints, and the Saints were down by 7 at the end of the game, and their last ditch effort to score as time ran out resulted in a Cal-Stanford like series of laterals that ended up with the Saints scoring a touchdown to come within 1...then, unbelievably, John Carney shanked the extra point and missed it, costing the Saints the chance to take it into overtime...

[Edited 2007-05-20 03:56:01]


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25 Falcon84 : And the Buckeyes didn't make the call, did they? So, why are you bitter at them? Would you have preferred that they had said "Oh, gee, that was a bad
26 Copaair737 : 5 Natl titles in the past 25 years to 1? for the Suckeyes. That's enough to alleviate any animosity I suppose. -Copa
27 Falcon84 : I guess you can't grow up. Amazing.
28 Evan767 : COOL thanks for that totally random information.
29 LTU932 : We agree. Signed, Portugal A few big upsets I consider one of the greatest was, for example, when Argentina lost 1:0 against Cameroon in the inaugura
30 Post contains images Falcon84 : Soccer doesn't count. Signed, The U.S.
31 LTBEWR : Like many Americans of a certain age, the 1980 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey win of the USA team vs. the USSR team is regarded as the greatest sports ups
32 Dc9northwest : To get this back on topic... There was this match in October 2000 between two Romanian First Division teams (football). The home team, Dinamo Buchares
33 Seb146 : In person: when the Spokane Chiefs beat the Portland Winterhawks 9-1 in Portland this past February. The Hawks fans started cheering the Cheifs last t
34 CasInterest : 1997 FSU VS UF College Football, Flordia which had lost 3 games in the season already,. took top ranked FSU down in the swamp, in very close game punc
35 Copaair737 : Joe Carter, not Vince Carter. Vince Carter plays basketball for the NJ Nets.
36 Post contains images Saxdiva : UCLA 13 USC 9 Still makes me smile when I think of how the stadium erupted on Eric Mc Neal's interception....
37 Post contains images Duff44 : Some of the ones I remember: - Patriots 20, Rams 17, Super Bowl XXXVI - Red Sox coming back from a 3-0 deficit to win the best-of-seven series in the
38 ZKSUJ : For me it felt the worst in 1999, when the NZ All Blacks lost the Rugby World Cup Semi Final to France
39 MD-90 : In person? When Ron Zook got Croomed and MSU beat Florida in 2004. Florida, ranked 20th or 21st or so, was dominated the entire game.
40 Post contains images Bwest : The match that nearly gave me a heart attack was not even a very important one. It was a "friendly" soccer game between Belgium and Holland, must be a
41 Post contains images Femme : 1988 FA Cup Final - Liverpool were defeated 1 -0 by Wimbledon, Lawrie Sanchez scoring the only goal 1970's When non-league Hereford Town knocked the m
42 VHVXB : hmm will it happen again???
43 Post contains images Pyrex : Unfortunately true. How can anyone forget the Champion's League Final between Bayern Munich and Manchester United a few years ago? Bayern was up 1-0
44 Post contains images Vikkyvik : The absolute best comeback I have ever seen. 4 games in a row, with two of those games going to many extra innings (with one ending up at 5 hours, 49
45 Post contains images Confuscius : I didn't see it but read about it. I was only an infant then. Androcles survives Circus Maximus.
46 Post contains images BristolFlyer : That was amazing, and I am by no means a Man U fan. The Bayern fans were gutted. England 5 Germany 1 was a pretty big upset as well. Not for us Engli
47 Post contains links Dan2002 : Not exactly an upset per se, but I think it's fitting. http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=240831110
48 AirTran737 : Rocky Balboa earning a draw with Apollo Creed. Seriously though, 1995 Stanley Cup Finals, New Jersey Devils swept the Detroit Red Wings. The Wings wer
49 Post contains images Longhornmaniac : Laughable. No game has been more hyped, lived up and exceeded said hype, and had more on the line than the 2006 Rose Bowl between Texas and USC. (Jus
50 Checkraiser : Biggest one I actually saw was when the Falcons beat the Packers at a snowy Lambeau in a wildcard game a few years ago.
51 Gunships : Cameron, I really respect your opinion, but I have a problem with this argument. For years, the knock on BSU was that they couldn't play with the big
52 Post contains images Longhornmaniac : A valid point. I was actually just getting in on the argument that the 2003 Fiesta Bowl was the best college football GAME. Of course, I disagree wit
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