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As sports fanatics, we've all endured the agony of defeat(unless you're a bandwagon jumper).  I'm a firm believer that experiencing the bad with the good is what makes sports great.  Sure, it would be nice to win titles every year, but can you truly appreciate your squad if you've never dealt with the bad times? 

I'm a huge Cubs fan.  Been going to Wrigley since I can remember(25+ years).  As a Cubs fan, I've always hoped for the best, but expected the worse.  It's a disease I tell ya!  Against my better judgement, I watched "Catching Hell" last night.  The entire Bartman ordeal conjures up wicked bad memories.  I recall partying on Waveland Ave during Game 6 and just knowing it was FINALLY our year.  No way we could blow that game - not even the Cubs.  Then the "foul ball" happened.  I won't go into detail as to what transpired afterwards, but I've never experienced something so bizarre is my life.  The air got sucked out of the Northside that night faster than Usain Bolt running a 40 yard dash.  It's was completely and utterly crazy.  Without a doubt, that is my most painful sports memory. 

I'll end by admitting I initially blamed Bartman.  It was hard not to and unless you were there, I don't think you can fully understand.  Looking back, I'm not proud of it.  It was immature and the easy way out.  As Cubs fans we always look to place blame somewhere.  Bartman did what any other fan would of done and his life was ruined because of it.  Meanwhile, Moises "Piss Hands" Alou, Mark Prior, and Alex Gonzalez don't get any of the blame.  They should have because....well nevermind.  I'm getting heated just thinking about it and it's too early for that.

So what is your most painful sports memory? 
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#11 | 1120 days ago

 Stanley Cup Finals---------It was 1993, and the Kings were in the Finals for the first time EVER. They won the first game in Montreal     4-1. Game two came and the Kings were leading, and then Marty went on the ice, Montreal called a time out, accused Marty for having an illegal curved stick-----it was measured, he went to the box with not much time left in the game. Montreal pulls Roy and scores........thus beginning Roy's continued success in OT and the end of my hopes and dreams. But wait.....it wasn't over. Oh no. The next two games end up going to OT.....even double OT, and then GAme 4..............the wink, I will never forget. It was over for sure after this wink. 

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#1 | 1120 days ago

(Edited by alainpeartree)

OK CHI_TOWN,,, I see you calling me out  ( Band wagon), will not apologize for rot rooting for losers!!!!! but back to the poll I have several painful sports memories including one of my own

1- 76ers vs Celtcis 1981- Eastern Finals- Sexers blow a 3-1 lead with game 5 in Philly
2 - Yankees vs Redsox 2006 - AL Pennant- Yankees up 3-1 and lose 4 straight- RedSox win 8 straight games and the curse is broken
3- Pepsi ProAm Invitational- 1979 - coming down court on a 3-2 fast break - I fake left go right spin left and my leg stiffens coming out of the spin- knee buckles- body crumbles- shattered patella- there goes scholarships!!!!!

GO RAIDERS

 

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#2 | 1120 days ago

For me it was when Kurt Warner single-handedly blew Super Bowl 43 for the Cards with that direct interception to James Harrison  at the end zone with 15 seconds remaining before the half. They had the chance of taking the lead, but instead Pittsburgh made the score 17-7. The Steelers deserved the win and most fans I know in Phoenix were optimistic that our team won the NFC against all odds.



My pregame prediction: Fitz will stick Pitt's blitzes with 3 sixes. (didn't happen though)
#3 | 1120 days ago

(Edited by kobe_lova)
I'm a Hawks and Falcons fan (and once upon a time Braves fan)..... I'd be here all day trying to type all of that.







#4 | 1120 days ago

alainpeartree wrote:

OK CHI_TOWN,,, I see you calling me out  ( Band wagon), will not apologize for rot rooting for losers!!!!! but back to the poll I have several painful sports memories including one of my own

1- 76ers vs Celtcis 1981- Eastern Finals- Sexers blow a 3-1 lead with game 5 in Philly
2 - Yankees vs Redsox 2006 - AL Pennant- Yankees up 3-1 and lose 4 straight- RedSox win 8 straight games and the curse is broken
3- Pepsi ProAm Invitational- 1979 - coming down court on a 3-2 fast break - I fake left go right spin left and my leg stiffens coming out of the spin- knee buckles- body crumbles- shattered patella- there goes scholarships!!!!!

GO RAIDERS

 

Haha, I wasn't calling you out, just bandwagon jumpers in general.  I do admit to calling you out in another thread, though.  

Funny story.  I've got a buddy that jumps bandwagons quite often.  He was a Reds fan, but became a Giants fan last season as he lives in the Bay Area.  Anyways, he texted me last night to tell me he's now a Cubs fan after watching "Catching Hell" last night.  Not sure how that works considering the Cubs ineptitude, but whatever.  One more person to be miserable with me so I'm all for it.   
#5 | 1120 days ago

jswol54 wrote:
Haha, I wasn't calling you out, just bandwagon jumpers in general.  I do admit to calling you out in another thread, though.  

Funny story.  I've got a buddy that jumps bandwagons quite often.  He was a Reds fan, but became a Giants fan last season as he lives in the Bay Area.  Anyways, he texted me last night to tell me he's now a Cubs fan after watching "Catching Hell" last night.  Not sure how that works considering the Cubs ineptitude, but whatever.  One more person to be miserable with me so I'm all for it.   
just messing with you J- that's we do! ,,,,,GO RAIDERS
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#6 | 1120 days ago

1996 World Cup Semi-final against Sri Lanka. This match was organised in the Eden gardens Kolkata the Mecca of Indian Cricket which holds around 100 K spectators. The performance of the team was so woeful that the spectators burned the seats in protest and the match had to be abandoned with Sri Lanka winning by default.
#7 | 1120 days ago
18packabs (+)

Bill Buckner.....that's all.
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#8 | 1120 days ago

i'm a houston sports fan, so i could be at this a while. losing 100 games in a single season is pretty damn rough though.

i cried when tom watson choked in the 2009 open championship.
#9 | 1120 days ago

alainpeartree wrote:
just messing with you J- that's we do! ,,,,,GO RAIDERS
Janet is going to be furious that you called me "J"

On another note, I love how Boston fans(on another board) are giving me sh*t this morning about how we mistreated Bartman.  The irony is astounding because Bill Buckner was their scapegoat for over two decades.  
#10 | 1120 days ago

alainpeartree wrote:

OK CHI_TOWN,,, I see you calling me out  ( Band wagon), will not apologize for rot rooting for losers!!!!! but back to the poll I have several painful sports memories including one of my own

1- 76ers vs Celtcis 1981- Eastern Finals- Sexers blow a 3-1 lead with game 5 in Philly
2 - Yankees vs Redsox 2006 - AL Pennant- Yankees up 3-1 and lose 4 straight- RedSox win 8 straight games and the curse is broken
3- Pepsi ProAm Invitational- 1979 - coming down court on a 3-2 fast break - I fake left go right spin left and my leg stiffens coming out of the spin- knee buckles- body crumbles- shattered patella- there goes scholarships!!!!!

GO RAIDERS

 

How many can we mention!!

1. The next season 1982,Sixers beat Celtics at the Garden,Game 7 ECF - I was 17, at that time I was certain Celtics were going to repeat.
 That was a heartbreaker for the Green Team. Also losing to Lakers in 1985,1987 and 2010.
2. Of course 1978 Red Sox,during that September massacre at Fenway -- I believe the outside temp. dropped 20 degrees.
1986 Red Sox were one whiff away;  - Carter,Mitchell,Knight, WP, slow roller to BB - Still hurts when I see that replay.
3 SB 42 NYG17 NE14.

      
#11 | 1120 days ago

 Stanley Cup Finals---------It was 1993, and the Kings were in the Finals for the first time EVER. They won the first game in Montreal     4-1. Game two came and the Kings were leading, and then Marty went on the ice, Montreal called a time out, accused Marty for having an illegal curved stick-----it was measured, he went to the box with not much time left in the game. Montreal pulls Roy and scores........thus beginning Roy's continued success in OT and the end of my hopes and dreams. But wait.....it wasn't over. Oh no. The next two games end up going to OT.....even double OT, and then GAme 4..............the wink, I will never forget. It was over for sure after this wink. 

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#12 | 1120 days ago




Being a Saints , Ragin Cajuns, and Braves fan pretty much says it all !   Can't really type out that many years of low moments although im glad to say the few high moments have made it worth it all
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#13 | 1120 days ago

hclcdestin wrote:
How many can we mention!!

1. The next season 1982,Sixers beat Celtics at the Garden,Game 7 ECF - I was 17, at that time I was certain Celtics were going to repeat.
 That was a heartbreaker for the Green Team. Also losing to Lakers in 1985,1987 and 2010.
2. Of course 1978 Red Sox,during that September massacre at Fenway -- I believe the outside temp. dropped 20 degrees.
1986 Red Sox were one whiff away;  - Carter,Mitchell,Knight, WP, slow roller to BB - Still hurts when I see that replay.
3 SB 42 NYG17 NE14.

      
Unfortunately back then for me- everything was JULIUS ERVING!!!! - - - 1986- NY is still celebrating the 1986 Bad boy Mets- they kicked azz from beginning to end and hada swagger all of professional sports hated - GO RAIDERS!!!
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#14 | 1120 days ago

kteacher wrote:
 Stanley Cup Finals---------It was 1993, and the Kings were in the Finals for the first time EVER. They won the first game in Montreal     4-1. Game two came and the Kings were leading, and then Marty went on the ice, Montreal called a time out, accused Marty for having an illegal curved stick-----it was measured, he went to the box with not much time left in the game. Montreal pulls Roy and scores........thus beginning Roy's continued success in OT and the end of my hopes and dreams. But wait.....it wasn't over. Oh no. The next two games end up going to OT.....even double OT, and then GAme 4..............the wink, I will never forget. It was over for sure after this wink. 

Thewink_new_crop_340x234
F**k patrick roy!!

Picture it:
Sept. 24th, 1994 Michigan Stadium

Colorado is down by 5, six seconds left. Kordell Stewart lauches a pass from his 27 yard line, it comes down in the arms of Michael Westbrook...Touchdown Colorado!! Mich. 26 Colorado 27.....I still won't watch that play whenever it comes on t.v


Also the whole Detroit Lions 2008 season
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#15 | 1120 days ago

1978 - OU/Nebraska game. Billy Sims  fumbled at the three yard line trying to get that extra yard. Nebraska wins and costs OU a shot at the national championship. Of course we get revenge in the 1979 Orange Bowl as the Orange Bowl committee decides a rematch would be the most appealing game they could come up with.  The video of Dr. Tom's face when he found out who he would be playing is priceless.

2005 - OU/USC Orange Bowl. OU got the worst ass kicking i can remember. The Sooners were supposed to be unstoppable and rolled into the Orange Bowl the favorite. 60 minutes and 55 points later.......

#16 | 1120 days ago

jswol54 wrote:
Janet is going to be furious that you called me "J"

On another note, I love how Boston fans(on another board) are giving me sh*t this morning about how we mistreated Bartman.  The irony is astounding because Bill Buckner was their scapegoat for over two decades.  
I was JUST about to call him out on that.

But I do agree with him on the Yanks losing the '06 ALCS after being up 3 games to 1.  Ugh.
#17 | 1120 days ago

i just remembered SBXX - Chicago Bears mauled the NE Patriots 46-10, all I could ponder was Patriots set Super Bowl record for most point allowed,absolute worst performance.
Tony Eason NE QB was 0 for 6, Bears nearly stripped him naked.Craig James 5rushes1yard.
Motley Crew 'Home Sweet Home'never sounded so good.
*** President Obama invited the(25th anniversary) 1986 Bears to the White House, October 7,2011(might be off one or 2 days).***
#18 | 1120 days ago

1995 collapse of the California Angels
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#19 | 1120 days ago

hclcdestin wrote:
i just remembered SBXX - Chicago Bears mauled the NE Patriots 46-10, all I could ponder was Patriots set Super Bowl record for most point allowed,absolute worst performance.
Tony Eason NE QB was 0 for 6, Bears nearly stripped him naked.Craig James 5rushes1yard.
Motley Crew 'Home Sweet Home'never sounded so good.
*** President Obama invited the(25th anniversary) 1986 Bears to the White House, October 7,2011(might be off one or 2 days).***
Eason is the only QB in Super Bowl history to not complete at least one pass, the one thing that helped his rating, is he didn't throw any interceptions. Lucky thing they at least had Ironman Steve Grogan as a backup, though it didn't help any, even with Irving Fryar for a receiver. Ironic how Walter Payton didn't have any TD's but the Refrigerator did.
#20 | 1120 days ago

This whole White Sox season has been a painful memory.
#21 | 1120 days ago

kteacher wrote:
 Stanley Cup Finals---------It was 1993, and the Kings were in the Finals for the first time EVER. They won the first game in Montreal     4-1. Game two came and the Kings were leading, and then Marty went on the ice, Montreal called a time out, accused Marty for having an illegal curved stick-----it was measured, he went to the box with not much time left in the game. Montreal pulls Roy and scores........thus beginning Roy's continued success in OT and the end of my hopes and dreams. But wait.....it wasn't over. Oh no. The next two games end up going to OT.....even double OT, and then GAme 4..............the wink, I will never forget. It was over for sure after this wink. 

Thewink_new_crop_340x234
Rick "Effing!" Monday, '81 NLCS... we're even.
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#22 | 1120 days ago

woody050681 wrote:
F**k patrick roy!!

Picture it:
Sept. 24th, 1994 Michigan Stadium

Colorado is down by 5, six seconds left. Kordell Stewart lauches a pass from his 27 yard line, it comes down in the arms of Michael Westbrook...Touchdown Colorado!! Mich. 26 Colorado 27.....I still won't watch that play whenever it comes on t.v


Also the whole Detroit Lions 2008 season
My buddy KB (Kenny Brown) was on that CO team. His memory of that game is slightly different.
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#23 | 1120 days ago

2009 SCF. If we wouldn't have over compensated and scrambled because time was running out we would have scored and won the game...
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#24 | 1120 days ago

marcus_nyce wrote:
My buddy KB (Kenny Brown) was on that CO team. His memory of that game is slightly different.
Does he have any Rae Carruth stories?
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#25 | 1120 days ago

woody050681 wrote:
F**k patrick roy!!

Picture it:
Sept. 24th, 1994 Michigan Stadium

Colorado is down by 5, six seconds left. Kordell Stewart lauches a pass from his 27 yard line, it comes down in the arms of Michael Westbrook...Touchdown Colorado!! Mich. 26 Colorado 27.....I still won't watch that play whenever it comes on t.v


Also the whole Detroit Lions 2008 season
One of my most favorite sports moments.. ever.. Kordel, before his love of trannies, was awesome

And speaking of Patrick Roy, probably the most awful sports memory would be May 31, 2002.. Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals.. Roy gives up 4 first period goals on the way to a 7-0 loss to the F***ing Red Wings

Also throw in the Broncos losses in Super Bowls XXI, XXII, and XXIV and the Rockies getting swept in the '07 World Series
#26 | 1120 days ago

davonthedl wrote:
1995 collapse of the California Angels
Good call.  I heard on the radio the other day they had a 99.9% chance of making the playoffs as of August 12th that year.  Crazy they blew it. 
#27 | 1120 days ago

(Edited by ML31)
1993.  The last true pennant race.  Giants have a 9 1/2 game lead at the end of August.  The division is theirs for the taking.  They assemble the best team they have had since perhaps 1962.  Solid defense.  Great hitting.  Two stud starters and a fantastic pen.  How could they lose?  Well, they blow that lead in September.  Losing 8 in a row at one point.  They even fell to 3 games BEHIND the Braves.  They did fight back to tie them but lost on the last game of the season.  102 wins was not enough.  Horrible gut wrenching collapse.  Possible the worst moment for Giants fans since the team arrived in 1958.
#28 | 1120 days ago

1986. Univerisity of Houston. Phi Slamma Jamma, NC State. Jim Valvano.  NCAA Basketball Final. 03.left on the clock. Lorenzo Charles follow-up dunk to end it. 
#29 | 1120 days ago

The_Real_Stoney wrote:
One of my most favorite sports moments.. ever.. Kordel, before his love of trannies, was awesome

And speaking of Patrick Roy, probably the most awful sports memory would be May 31, 2002.. Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals.. Roy gives up 4 first period goals on the way to a 7-0 loss to the F***ing Red Wings

Also throw in the Broncos losses in Super Bowls XXI, XXII, and XXIV and the Rockies getting swept in the '07 World Series
Come on Stoney that was one of roy's greatest moments, along with his famous Statue of Liberty play in game 6 Epic
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#30 | 1120 days ago

The day Dale E died in his race car at Daytona.
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#31 | 1120 days ago

(Edited by Eric_)
  • Super Bowl XXXII: Packers lose a chance at a repeat title at the hands of John friggin' Elway (and Terrell Davis)
  • Jeffrey Maier, the 1997 ALCS, and basically everything else that's happened since for the Orioles
  • The open wheel split in 1995, and IndyCar's long slow decline ever since
#32 | 1120 days ago

Just remembered- the first overtime NCAA Basketball Finals- Seton Hall vs Michigan - 3OT and Rumeal Robinson sinks 2 freee throws after shooting 51% for the year. We still tease John Morton & Darryl Walker for letting Glen Rice embarass them. For those who doont know  4 of that starting five from Seton Hall came form The Bronx & Brooklyn- GO RAIDERS!!!!!
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#33 | 1120 days ago

I don't want to answer (besides, it's too obvious - as a Seahawks fan). I'm just here to read everyone else's. 
#34 | 1120 days ago

Watching the  WNBA,  Watching Olympic Curling
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#35 | 1120 days ago

Jess wrote:
I don't want to answer (besides, it's too obvious - as a Seahawks fan). I'm just here to read everyone else's. 
it wasn't this was it?

#36 | 1120 days ago

I have two that I can't shake:
1) January 1982 - Dwight Clark making "The Catch" against the Cowboys in the NFC Championship game. I feel like the future of both franchises would have been different if that pass had fallen incomplete.
2) June 1987 - Magic Johnson hits that crappy baby hook to beat the Celtics in Game 6 of the Finals. Again, it altered what could have been for the Celtics in the following years.

Since seeing both of these the first time, I have successfully averted my eyes on every occasion that they have been repeated - comercials, highlights, anniversaries, etc. Without exception, I have never seen these plays since seeing them live.
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#37 | 1120 days ago

(Edited by Joe_L)
I'm a Pirates fan, I have 18 years of pent up s**t.

And, Super Bowl XXX. Watching Neil O'Donnell play for the Cowboys pi**ed me off. Don't get me wrong I couldn't stand the guy. I just wish Dallas would have got him at the start of the season, not the last game of the season.
#38 | 1120 days ago

alainpeartree wrote:
Just remembered- the first overtime NCAA Basketball Finals- Seton Hall vs Michigan - 3OT and Rumeal Robinson sinks 2 freee throws after shooting 51% for the year. We still tease John Morton & Darryl Walker for letting Glen Rice embarass them. For those who doont know  4 of that starting five from Seton Hall came form The Bronx & Brooklyn- GO RAIDERS!!!!!
Chicago basketball >>>>>> NYC basketball

Fact. 
#39 | 1120 days ago

marcus_nyce wrote:
Rick "Effing!" Monday, '81 NLCS... we're even.
I was 5.

NOW. .....we are even.
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#40 | 1120 days ago

HULL_17 wrote:
2009 SCF. If we wouldn't have over compensated and scrambled because time was running out we would have scored and won the game...
Do Red Wings fans even remember when their team was horrible?
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#41 | 1120 days ago

jswol54 wrote:
Chicago basketball >>>>>> NYC basketball

Fact. 
you sure you want  to go there Chi-Town???? GO RAIDERS!!!!
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#42 | 1120 days ago

kteacher wrote:
Do Red Wings fans even remember when their team was horrible?
I don't. But that's mainly because we didn't get satellite t.v till 1993-94ish and at that time hockey was never on regular t.v. I discovered them on PASS which is Foxsports Detroit now and lucky me they've been good since I started watching them. I must be their lucky jinja

But us Detroit fans have had our fair share of bad teams: The 2003 Detroit Tigers lost an A.L record 119 games and we all know what the 2008 Detroit Lions did or should I say didn't do. The Wings have been the one constant in Detroit for a long time and that is in HUGE part to Mike Ilitch the pwner ( I meant to say "owner" but pwner looks and sounds cooler) and Ken Holland who is the best G.M in sports IMO. But like all dynasties their reign will end and there will be another magnanimously hated NHL team.
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#43 | 1120 days ago

woody050681 wrote:
Does he have any Rae Carruth stories?
Actually we do, (lol... but not)

Obviously this is in a drawer now instead of my wall. KB lived with kordel and westbrook (at different times) and said westbrook was easily the craziest person he has ever known.
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#44 | 1120 days ago

Somehow I forgot the last three Capitals postseasons. There'd be more than that if I were old enough.
#45 | 1120 days ago

janet011685 wrote:
I was JUST about to call him out on that.

But I do agree with him on the Yanks losing the '06 ALCS after being up 3 games to 1.  Ugh.
For a couple of Yankee "fans", I'm surprised how much you guys are upset about the 2006 ALCS. Being it was Oakland vs. Detroit and everything...

Think you guys are looking for 2004, and it started being up 3-0, not 3-1.

rolling eyes
#46 | 1120 days ago

Chief_aka_James wrote:
For a couple of Yankee "fans", I'm surprised how much you guys are upset about the 2006 ALCS. Being it was Oakland vs. Detroit and everything...

Think you guys are looking for 2004, and it started being up 3-0, not 3-1.

rolling eyes
Gotta rub that in huh?
#47 | 1120 days ago

(Edited by bayareabeast21)
 2002 World Series, Game 6. Dusty Baker pulls Russ Ortiz early with the Giants up 5-0 and gives him the gameball.

Then, "They put a picture of the rally monkey up on the scoreboard and this place just went berserk".

Felix Rodriguez, Tim Worrell, then Rob Nen come in and take turns getting shelled. Nen tried so hard to slam the door he threw his arm out and never pitched again.

If I ever cross paths with the rally monkey, its on like donkey kong.


#48 | 1120 days ago

originalcrash78 wrote:
Gotta rub that in huh?
For a franchise like the Yankees, I don't think it's even fair to have a "painful sports memory". But that's just me.
#49 | 1120 days ago

May 1999, Daniel Snyder purchased the Washington Redskins
#50 | 1119 days ago

alainpeartree wrote:
you sure you want  to go there Chi-Town???? GO RAIDERS!!!!
Absolutely.  I'd put our stars up against anyone.  One thing is for certain, Chicago and NYC produces more NBA talent than any other cities.  Chicago definitely trumps NYC in the NBA, though, thus giving us the edge. 
#51 | 1119 days ago

jswol54 wrote:
Absolutely.  I'd put our stars up against anyone.  One thing is for certain, Chicago and NYC produces more NBA talent than any other cities.  Chicago definitely trumps NYC in the NBA, though, thus giving us the edge. 
You would be surprised how many are originally from NY- that are in the NBA- but let's talk HALL OF FAMERS- we can have this debate till the end of time and the result will be the same- NY plays the best ball in the NATION!!!!- how many elite programs you know DONT have at least 2-3 kids on their  roster from NYC? - - - - GO RAIDERS!
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#52 | 1119 days ago

alainpeartree wrote:
You would be surprised how many are originally from NY- that are in the NBA- but let's talk HALL OF FAMERS- we can have this debate till the end of time and the result will be the same- NY plays the best ball in the NATION!!!!- how many elite programs you know DONT have at least 2-3 kids on their  roster from NYC? - - - - GO RAIDERS!
UNC
MSU
Duke
Kansas
Kentucky

I could keep going, but I think you get the point.  By the way, 3 of those 5 schools have players from Chicago.  And I'd hope NYC has more HOF players than anyone else.  The population of New York is nearly twice as large as Chicago.  Per capita, Chicago sh*ts on any other city as far as producing bball players.  Not only that, we have two of the top 5 players in the NBA right now in Rose and Wade. 
#53 | 1119 days ago

jswol54 wrote:
UNC
MSU
Duke
Kansas
Kentucky

I could keep going, but I think you get the point.  By the way, 3 of those 5 schools have players from Chicago.  And I'd hope NYC has more HOF players than anyone else.  The population of New York is nearly twice as large as Chicago.  Per capita, Chicago sh*ts on any other city as far as producing bball players.  Not only that, we have two of the top 5 players in the NBA right now in Rose and Wade. 
But the GREATEST and the  ALL- TIME SCORER come from NY - Alcindor and Jordan - - -- GO RAIDERS ( grrrr Cali )
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#54 | 1119 days ago

alainpeartree wrote:
But the GREATEST and the  ALL- TIME SCORER come from NY - Alcindor and Jordan - - -- GO RAIDERS ( grrrr Cali )
MJ moved from NYC when he was a toddler.  You can claim him, but he honed his skills in Wilmington, NC. 

You didn't touch the other part of my argument.  Wonder why? 
#55 | 1119 days ago

What about NY being larger than Chicago????? Let's stick to the main 4 boroughs of NYC (Bronx, Brooklyn, Harlem and Queens). Those 4 boroughs are not 1/2 the size of Chicago and  produce about the same amount of ball players- where you think your boy Earl Mangault comes from? - - - - GO RAIDERS!!!
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#56 | 1119 days ago

Are y'all have some sort of Chicago vs New York battle?  Just....No.
#57 | 1119 days ago

Ashlie- everybody has issues with NYC when it comes to basketball- they all k now - NY PLAYS THE BEST BALL IN THE NATION - GO RAIDERS
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#58 | 1119 days ago

alainpeartree wrote:
Ashlie- everybody has issues with NYC when it comes to basketball- they all k now - NY PLAYS THE BEST BALL IN THE NATION - GO RAIDERS
stop yelling. ugh. and no everyone doesn't, but most new yorkers are arrogant without good reason, for just about everything. either way.. okay.
#59 | 1119 days ago

(Edited by icfeet)
kteacher wrote:
Do Red Wings fans even remember when their team was horrible?
I remember when the Red Wings were horrible....

I've got a few....
1.  Super Bowl 36...Rams vs. CHEATRIOTS...Vinatieri kicks game winning field goal and there are STILL 2 seconds on the clock when ball crosses crossbar...they just let the clock run...
2.  ALCS collapse of the Yankees in 2004 (not '06, as was stated earlier)..Game 7 was the worst.  My grandmother (R.I.P.) was so upset that I couldn't even talk to her about it in the last 6 weeks of her life
3.  2003 Divisional round playoffs in the NFL...Rams vs. Panthers...double overtime.  Jason Sehorn missing a tackle that led to Carolina's touchdown and ended the Rams season....Rams were moving the ball and had Marshall Marshall Marshall Faulk, but Mike Martz got conservative and settled for a field goal...if the Rams had won and gone to the NFC CHampionship game, I would have been there

There are some more, but those hurt the most....
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#60 | 1119 days ago

icfeet wrote:
I remember when the Red Wings were horrible....

I've got a few....
1.  Super Bowl 36...Rams vs. CHEATRIOTS...Vinatieri kicks game winning field goal and there are STILL 2 seconds on the clock when ball crosses crossbar...they just let the clock run...
2.  ALCS collapse of the Yankees in 2004 (not '06, as was stated earlier)..Game 7 was the worst.  My grandmother (R.I.P.) was so upset that I couldn't even talk to her about it in the last 6 weeks of her life
3.  2003 Divisional round playoffs in the NFL...Rams vs. Panthers...double overtime.  Jason Sehorn missing a tackle that led to Carolina's touchdown and ended the Rams season....Rams were moving the ball and had Marshall Marshall Marshall Faulk, but Mike Martz got conservative and settled for a field goal...if the Rams had won and gone to the NFC CHampionship game, I would have been there

There are some more, but those hurt the most....
 But you aren't a Red Wings fan..............you are a RAngers and Kings fan. 
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#61 | 1119 days ago

kteacher wrote:
 But you aren't a Red Wings fan..............you are a RAngers and Kings fan. 
You're right...I can remember when the GREAT TEAM, the RANGERS, would feast on the Red WIngs back in the 70's and 80's...
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#62 | 1119 days ago

(Edited by HouTxFan)
 
"The Houston Oilers led the Buffalo Bills 35-3 with 13:15 to go in the third quarter in the 1992 AFC Wild Card game. Witness the heroics of backup quarterback Frank Reich who led the Bills back, bit by bit, to the game's thrilling conclusion. It was the single greatest comeback in NFL® history - perhaps the greatest game ever played. And now, for the first time, the original network broadcast is yours."  

Some day...I hope to recover from this......but I'm not sure that it's possible.

[Edit:  Since the Houston Oilers, that I knew and loved, were destroyed by that @$$h)l& Bud Adams...well, there is just no way to ever recover.]
 
#63 | 1118 days ago

The 1993 NCAA Frozen Four-College Hockey National Championship

Lake Superior State Lakers (1992 NCAA Champs) vs. Maine Blackbears (one loss the entire 92-93 season)

Lakers were down 2-1 in the first period, but dominated the second to take a 4-2 lead into the final stanza. The Blackbears switched goalies, and the Lakers soon found themselves down 5-4. The Lakers seemed to have tied the score late, but the refs thought the shot hit the crossbar and waived it off. Replays showed it clearly in the net, but there was no replay allowed in college hockey back then. Lakers lose NCAA Title game to Maine 5-4.

Maine would be found to have some ineligible players on that team, but they were not stripped of the championship. The only sanction by the NCAA was they couln't play in the 1994 post-season. The Lakers would make it three trips to the finals in a row, this time beating Boston U. 9-1 for it's fifth National Championship.
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#64 | 1118 days ago
BDV4U (+)


1985 World Series, Game 6. Simply named, "The Call". Todd Worrell with ball in glove, foot on bag, prior to Ortiz crossing First, yet Don Dinkinger called the Kansas City runner safe! Cardinals went from World Champions to falling completely apart in that 9th Inning (and blown out in Game 7) and giving the Royals their only title.
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#65 | 1118 days ago

alainpeartree wrote:
What about NY being larger than Chicago????? Let's stick to the main 4 boroughs of NYC (Bronx, Brooklyn, Harlem and Queens). Those 4 boroughs are not 1/2 the size of Chicago and  produce about the same amount of ball players- where you think your boy Earl Mangault comes from? - - - - GO RAIDERS!!!
Since when is Harlem one of the Five Boroughs?  And Earl Magault never played a second in the NBA so what are we talking about, street legends?  If so, I cite Billy " The Kid" Harris.  Greatest street baller this planet has ever known.  

All I'm saying is that in basketball cities like Chicago and NYC, having a larger population is going to increase the odds of producing players.  It's a numbers game and the sheer size of NYC gives them the edge in that respect.  That's not to say it's the sole reason so many greats come out of New York, just one of many factors. 
#66 | 1118 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
stop yelling. ugh. and no everyone doesn't, but most new yorkers are arrogant without good reason, for just about everything. either way.. okay.
I think your confusing arrogance with confidence cuz it would break my heart for you to think moi is arrogant? -- ---go raiders!
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#67 | 1118 days ago

jswol54 wrote:
Since when is Harlem one of the Five Boroughs?  And Earl Magault never played a second in the NBA so what are we talking about, street legends?  If so, I cite Billy " The Kid" Harris.  Greatest street baller this planet has ever known.  

All I'm saying is that in basketball cities like Chicago and NYC, having a larger population is going to increase the odds of producing players.  It's a numbers game and the sheer size of NYC gives them the edge in that respect.  That's not to say it's the sole reason so many greats come out of New York, just one of many factors. 
NY geaography lesson - Harlem is  in Manhattan= Manhattan is one of  the 5 boroughs that make up NYC - GO RAIDERS!!!!
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#68 | 1118 days ago

alainpeartree wrote:
I think your confusing arrogance with confidence cuz it would break my heart for you to think moi is arrogant? -- ---go raiders!
I'm not confusing anything. Arrogant is what I meant. Confidence is sexy, illogical arrogance is not. But, I've told you I'm not really a fan of most New Yorkers before, so this shouldn't surprise you.
#69 | 1118 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
I'm not confusing anything. Arrogant is what I meant. Confidence is sexy, illogical arrogance is not. But, I've told you I'm not really a fan of most New Yorkers before, so this shouldn't surprise you.
tsk tsk tsk - so your going to judge a person just because of where they originate from? go raiders
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#70 | 1118 days ago

alainpeartree wrote:
tsk tsk tsk - so your going to judge a person just because of where they originate from? go raiders
No, I judged a group of people based on personal experience and overall performances. I also said "most" not all.
#71 | 1118 days ago

1) 1985 World Series - Don Denkinger blows the call in game 6 and the Cards never can recover

2) 2004 World Series - Possibly Tony LaRussa's best Cardinal team runs into a Red Sox club that seemed destined to win it all

3) Big Red leave St. Louis for Phoenix

4) Rams 2007-2009 seasons - Team goes 6-42 and football comes thisclose to dying once again in St. Louis

5) 1999-2000 NHL playoffs - St. Louis Blues are the top seed in the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in franchise history only to lose to the #8 seeded Sharks in the first round

6) 2005 NCAA men's basketball title game - Illini can't overcome the refs and fall just short against North Carolina, finishing the season 37-2.  To this day, IMO, that is the best team to never win a championship.

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#72 | 1118 days ago

alainpeartree wrote:
NY geaography lesson - Harlem is  in Manhattan= Manhattan is one of  the 5 boroughs that make up NYC - GO RAIDERS!!!!
Harlem is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan.  Harlem is the borough, Manhattan is.  Harlem is simply a neighborhood.  If we're gonna call Harlem a borough, we'd also have to call every other neighborhood in Manhattan a borough as well.....and that just doesn't make any sense. 


Chicago....schooling NYC once again. 
#73 | 1118 days ago

jswol54 wrote:
Harlem is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan.  Harlem is the borough, Manhattan is.  Harlem is simply a neighborhood.  If we're gonna call Harlem a borough, we'd also have to call every other neighborhood in Manhattan a borough as well.....and that just doesn't make any sense. 


Chicago....schooling NYC once again. 
Please dont think your schooling me about where I was BORN and RAISED. To answer this correctly would be very unpolitically INCORECT-  Mr CHITOWN - - - - GO RAIDERS!!!!
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#74 | 1118 days ago

alainpeartree wrote:
Please dont think your schooling me about where I was BORN and RAISED. To answer this correctly would be very unpolitically INCORECT-  Mr CHITOWN - - - - GO RAIDERS!!!!
Hey man, I don't make the rules.  The Five Boroughs are Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, and Staten Island.  You don't even have to be a New Yorker to know that, just have some sense of geography. 

This guy agrees with me. 

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Is_Harlem_one_of_the_boroughs_of_New_York_City

So does Encyclopedia Britannica.

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/255384/Harlem
#75 | 1118 days ago

I want to edit so many things...I can't even come back here.
#76 | 1118 days ago
BDV4U (+)

jswol54 wrote:
Hey man, I don't make the rules.  The Five Boroughs are Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, and Staten Island.  You don't even have to be a New Yorker to know that, just have some sense of geography. 

This guy agrees with me. 

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Is_Harlem_one_of_the_boroughs_of_New_York_City


So does Encyclopedia Britannica.

http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/255384/Harlem
I thought EVERYONE knew that! LOL
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#77 | 1118 days ago

Stii cant answer this politically correctly without violating the COC and its anybody's perogative to come and go as they please- CARRY OM- GO RAIDERS!!!!!
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#78 | 1118 days ago
BDV4U (+)

Scott wrote:

1) 1985 World Series - Don Denkinger blows the call in game 6 and the Cards never can recover

2) 2004 World Series - Possibly Tony LaRussa's best Cardinal team runs into a Red Sox club that seemed destined to win it all

3) Big Red leave St. Louis for Phoenix

4) Rams 2007-2009 seasons - Team goes 6-42 and football comes thisclose to dying once again in St. Louis

5) 1999-2000 NHL playoffs - St. Louis Blues are the top seed in the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in franchise history only to lose to the #8 seeded Sharks in the first round

6) 2005 NCAA men's basketball title game - Illini can't overcome the refs and fall just short against North Carolina, finishing the season 37-2.  To this day, IMO, that is the best team to never win a championship.

You obviously were too young to remember. We not only put our collective boots in Bidwell's @$$, but helped him pack! St. Louis was more upset over losing the Stallions expansion team to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Imagine our fate if that had taken place?

The 1969-70 that lost to Boston (Bobby F'ing Orr) and the 1980-81 team that finished 2nd overall (different playoff format, where they seeded the entire league, not divisions or conferences) were also heart-wrenching.
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#79 | 1118 days ago

alainpeartree wrote:
Stii cant answer this politically correctly without violating the COC and its anybody's perogative to come and go as they please- CARRY OM- GO RAIDERS!!!!!
 You mad about something?
#80 | 1117 days ago

kobe_lova wrote:
 You mad about something?
none the least Ash- - - go raiders
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#81 | 1055 days ago

Joe mentioned what's now 19 years of agony as a Pirates fan.  What he failed to mention is the disaster that started this mess, game 7 of the 1992 NLCS.  I still hate the Bravos for that night.  People always blame Barry Bonds for not throwing out Sid Bream at the plate, which won the NLCS for the Braves.  However, everyone fails to remember that if this man

correctly fields a routine ground ball earlier in the inning, instead of channeling his inner bill Buckner, the man who knocked in Sid Bream never even comes to the plate!  The Pirates go on to the World Series instead and who knows what would've happened.  They certainly wouldn't have blown up the team as badly as they did, and there's no question in my mind the team would've never been losing for this long.
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#82 | 1054 days ago

The day that Sean Taylor was shot and killed. I remember being at work when i found out and had to go to the bathroom to hide that i was crying. It still makes me mad when I think about it.
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#83 | 1054 days ago

Well, since this thread got bumped back up, add Dan Wheldon's death to my list.
#84 | 1053 days ago
my_sideproject (+)

 Yeah, every Sunday when I have to see Jerry Jones ugly mug plastered on the screen, which constantly reminds me why one of the greatest franchise teams in any sport is so consistently average...
#85 | 1053 days ago
BDV4U (+)

my_sideproject wrote:
 Yeah, every Sunday when I have to see Jerry Jones ugly mug plastered on the screen, which constantly reminds me why one of the greatest franchise teams in any sport is so consistently average...
Karma's a b!+ch
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#86 | 1052 days ago
Nick__ (+)

Every single CUBS game for the past 103 yrs!
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#87 | 1052 days ago
BDV4U (+)

Nick__ wrote:
Every single CUBS game for the past 103 yrs!
Hey, Santo finally got in the Hall - cheer up!
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#88 | 1052 days ago

1. Being a Saints fan before they even made the playoffs in 1988. That meant 20 years and only one 500 year,..... that was horrible enough.
2. When the New Orleans Jazz moved to Utah.
3. When Archie Manning was traded in 1982.
4. When the Browns moved to Baltimore in 1995.

There are many more.
#89 | 1051 days ago

BDV4U wrote:
Hey, Santo finally got in the Hall - cheer up!
Yeah, a year too late.  So are you going to be a Cards or Reds fan in 2012? 
#90 | 1051 days ago
BDV4U (+)

jswol54 wrote:
Yeah, a year too late.  So are you going to be a Cards or Reds fan in 2012? 
I'm an StL lifer! I only put up with the Reds because my kid likes them and they give thousands of dollars to the baseball organization I ran/will probably end up running again, so I put up with them out of courtesy.
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#91 | 1051 days ago

(Edited by RichyMcWiggleSr)
I'm torn between Worthlessburger and Manning's sister the Manning sisters.

*fixed*
#92 | 955 days ago

2006 NLCS Game 7. Mets have all the momentum and all the karma going for them and yet they still manage to come up short as Carlos Beltran looks at strike 3. Cardinals go on to win the WS, Mets start their slow slide into oblivion.

Runners-up: Losing the 2000 WS to the Damn Yankees and Luis Castillo dropping that #%$&ing ninth inning pop fly in 2011, also against the Yankees.
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#93 | 955 days ago

#94 | 955 days ago



I'm pissed angry
#95 | 954 days ago

Like they have always said, and will continue to - "It is humans who judge humans, and humans make mistakes - hurt they may many, but we have to be sporting to take in into our stride.  Sporting is a vast term - its curtains on many a good sayings and adages - but these errors are the biggest thing sports give the world to think and write about.  They keep many busy.  So the more the merrier."

"Shouldn't there be some AWARD for it?"
#96 | 954 days ago

Shouldn't it be plural?  One memory won't suffice!!!!!!  Bad things are always aplenty!  Good minds are needed to see them!  And we all have the good minds - I am sure!!!!!
#97 | 954 days ago

my most painful memory was when Isiah thomas became the knicks CEO/MANAGER/COACH
#98 | 896 days ago

The Wakka Man wrote:
2006 NLCS Game 7. Mets have all the momentum and all the karma going for them and yet they still manage to come up short as Carlos Beltran looks at strike 3. Cardinals go on to win the WS, Mets start their slow slide into oblivion.

Runners-up: Losing the 2000 WS to the Damn Yankees and Luis Castillo dropping that #%$&ing ninth inning pop fly in 2011, also against the Yankees.
Filthy curveball from Adam Wainwright.

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