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The most epic and probably the most patriotic upset ever. May I also mention that this happened during the Cold War.
miracle on ice!!!! the 2nd biggest upset is Habs over Washington Capitals round 1 2010 stanley cup playoffs, wow ridiculous
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Back in 1990 would of ranked No 2, but seeing Tyson after...
No team has ever come back in the ALCS after trailing by three games. The fact that this is considered the "greatest rivalry in all of sports" by many should only magnify the emotion that was felt after this comeback.
maybe not an upset but one of the best come backs (or worst chokes) in sports!
This should be ranked higher because the Red Sox didn't have any superstars like the Yankees did. Ortiz didn't emerge as a superstar yet and no one really stood out in that lineup maybe except for Manny. Boston did have good pitching though like Pedro and Foulke. The Yankees on the otherhand had great players like Jeter, A-Rod, Rivera, and Posada. I think almost anyone even Red Sox nation doubted the Sox after being killed in the first 3 games especially in Game 3.
Dallas was favorite to win the whole thing that year.
This was a game that redefinied the term "cinderella."
Patriots were a wild card team I believe? They didn't destroy anyone that season. They just won when they had to.
Start of a dynasty for the Pats.
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New AFL league champs stun established NFL champs. This was the game that started the mergers of the two leagues
This one should be #3 or 4 easily. Nobody predicted it would be close much less a "pass" that was slammed home at the buzzer to win.
Valvano beats Phi Slamma Jamma. What a game.
Kurt Gibson walk off HR and A's were never the same.
Because when the that final whistle from that game got blown, almost the entire nation went out their doors and started partying and celebrating, no other sport upset can ever match this! EVER!
It was my 33rd birthday that day and I told everyone at the party I would run down the street in my birthday suit if the Broncos won! OMG! It was a brisk 18 degrees out by that time of the night! bRRRRR! Go Giants!
the trick play that defeated a powerhouse
stunning upset followed by real tragedy
41 point underdog Stanford upsets USC and shocks the nation
This was a much bigger upset than the App St / Michigan game! Stanford was ranked over 100 at the time they played! App St is a perennial powerhouse in football.
This is definitely a top ten nominee. Not even Stanford believed it after it was already over.
It should be #3 after ASU vs. Michigan. Daly was the last alternate added. He never played a practice round. He just "gripped it and ripped it" for four great rounds, shocking the golf world along the way.
Only time a 16 seed has beat a 1 seed, and Stanford had home court advantage!
amazing upset. They made a movie. It's really good.
Are you kidding me, best basketball upset of all time, like the Emancipation Proclamation of basketball! Definitely put Rupp in his place!
No other small college basketball team will win the National Championship!
pitt keeps wv out of title game
jim mcmahon throwing the last hail mary to win it with 3 seconds left!
UCLA kept USC out of BCS title game
Barry breen kicked the winning point what a heartbreak
1950, Brazil host nation, Maracanà stadium built for the ocasion (capacity: 200.000), Uruguay won 2-1. "Never 200.000 people made a silence so big" - Uruguayan Journalist
come on who can't see this as a upset that can never been broken just tied.
What a field goal! 47 yards, very disappointing for every Packer fan and every Packer player. But hopefully Favre won't retire!
Oh please drivein101. The Soviet Union beat the US and you know it. 51-50 was the true final score.
True final score: USA 50, USSR 49 -- Political final score: USA 50, USSR 51
Gators surprise the Nation by defeating the heavily favored Buckeyes for the National title 41-14
they don't call them the "miracle mets" for nothing!
Supposed dream team of Gary Payton, Karl Malone, Shaq and Kobe. Nearly swept if not for game 2 buzzer tying shot by Kobe. End up losing 4 games to 1.
Knicks eight seeded team defeated number one seeded heat team in the first round and then later on went to the nba finals.
NCAA Men's Basketball - Virginia had the best player in the country, 7'4" Ralph Sampson and the #1 ranking, and were beat by a Div. 2 (then NAIA) Chaminade.
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