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The greatest comeback in sports?

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Poll: What is the greatest comeback in sports?

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2004 World Series
 
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2016 NBA finals
 
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2017 Super Bowl
 
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Others (specify)
 
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The greatest comeback in sports?

Which one of these do you consider to be the greatest come-back in sports?

-Boston Red Sox coming back from 3-0 in 2004 to win their first World Series in 86 years

-Cleveland Cavaliers beating the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA finals, after being down 3-1 in the series and having to come from behind in game 7 as well.

-The historic Super Bowl we witnessed last week, where I won't even have to go into details.
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I forgot to mention the 2005 Champions League final where Liverpool was down
0-3 and scored 3 goals in the second half and force ET and then won it in SO. One of the greatest comeback stories in soccer.
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Liverpool down 3 - 0 and won the Champions League title.
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No love for the Leafs? Down 3 - 0 in the Stanley Cup finals to Detroit and managed to win the cup.
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Woodbridge905 wrote: Which one of these do you consider to be the greatest come-back in sports?

-Boston Red Sox coming back from 3-0 in 2004 to win their first World Series in 86 years

-Cleveland Cavaliers beating the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 NBA finals, after being down 3-1 in the series and having to come from behind in game 7 as well.

-The historic Super Bowl we witnessed last week, where I won't even have to go into details.
Boston came back from 0-3 against the Yankees in the ALCS, not the World series (which was a sweep).


My vote goes to the 2017 Super Bowl. The reason being, the odds of a comeback was roughly <1% for most of the game. It pretty much stayed that way until the 4th quarter. In comparison a 0-3 comeback when the teams are considered equal strength is 6.25%. A team that is a typical underdog (let's say 40% chance of winning a game), the chances of coming back from 0-3 is 2.6%.
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The Comeback was an NFL playoff game between the Buffalo Bills and the Houston Oilers played on January 3, 1993. It featured the Bills recovering from a 32-point deficit to win in overtime, 41–38, and as of February 2017 it remains the largest comeback in NFL history.
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Evil Baby wrote: No love for the Leafs? Down 3 - 0 in the Stanley Cup finals to Detroit and managed to win the cup.
This gets my vote.
I'd also say 2012 Bruins coming back from 4-1 in game 7 to win in OT against the Leafs. But that would be the WORST comback for a Leafs fan like me. :(
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sharpshooter88 wrote: This gets my vote.
I'd also say 2012 Bruins coming back from 4-1 in game 7 to win in OT against the Leafs. But that would be the WORST comback for a Leafs fan like me. :(
It's actually 2013, but yes.... Neutral Face
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I say... 2016 NBA finals. Basketball/NBA especially... Has always been a sport where you pretty much know who the winner is. The nature of the game doesn't allow for many Cinderella stories or amazing "wtf... I didn't see that coming" type of wins.
I think they won it all because of the determination and sheer will of LeBron James... coupled with his unusual athleticism. Where as... Golden state had a pretty good team. But their #1 was a person of sheer will and determination. Curry is an amazing player. His athleticism is good for what he is.. a professional athlete. But I see him more of a person who just has an insane amount of skill and finesse.
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Meh, definitely NOT this yr's SB. It's more a massive self-implosion instead of a 'comeback'. Brain fart after brain fart, the Falcons gifted even the chance for a coming back. What a joke. They should perform seppuku, dunno how they can take waking up every morning.
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There you have if, we may have witnessed the greatest comeback, at least in soccer!

What a comeback by Barcelona!!!! Needing to win by 5 goals at least, they win 6-1 , with 3 goals coming after 90th minute or so...
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Woodbridge905 wrote: There you have if, we may have witnessed the greatest comeback, at least in soccer!

What a comeback by Barcelona!!!! Needing to win by 5 goals at least, they win 6-1 , with 3 goals coming after 90th minute or so...
Now my vote for greatest come back. What a game. Not a supporter of Barca (wanted PSG to go through), but have to give it to them.
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sharpshooter88 wrote: This gets my vote.
I'd also say 2012 Bruins coming back from 4-1 in game 7 to win in OT against the Leafs. But that would be the WORST comback for a Leafs fan like me. :(
That would be in 2013 but yes as a great as it was it would rate as the worst comeback for me. Up to now every 4-1 leads gives me bad memories.
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Woodbridge905 wrote: There you have if, we may have witnessed the greatest comeback, at least in soccer!

What a comeback by Barcelona!!!! Needing to win by 5 goals at least, they win 6-1 , with 3 goals coming after 90th minute or so...
This is exactly the greatest comeback. /thread

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