Biggest Upsets

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Spongeworthy Spongeworthy
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Biggest Upsets

ESPN just did a story about the biggest upsets:

1980 Olympic Ice Hockey - USA beats USSR
1990 Douglas KO's Tyson
1969 Namath makes good on boast over Colts
2008 Giants shock "perfect" Patriots

Here's mine:

1969 Mets beat mighty Orioles (who had four 20-game winning pitchers!)
1983 NC State Heart-Attack Wolf Pack nips Phi Slamma Jamma Houston Cougars
1985 Villanova edges Patrick Ewing's Georgetown

Can you think of any others?

Will we be able to look back at this year and talk about epic late season "upset" dumps?
"They don't think it be like it is, but it do." Oscar Gamble
Harvey Harvey
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Those two lists together are pretty hard to beat.  

69 Mets have got to be in there up against 4-20 game winners. To me that's more amazing than the Jets.

Not sure you can call it an upset in golf, and I'm definitely not a golf fan, but I saw about 30 seconds of the 1987 Masters... just one shot:


Larry Mize drains it to win the 1987 Masters
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JasonWx JasonWx
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the biggest upset in sport  was the US vs USSR..IMO hands down the best and most exciting game of any kind in my life time.. even better than the 6th game of the 86 series ..
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Spongeworthy wrote
Can you think of any others?
2/11/90 - Buster Douglas defeats Mike Tyson

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JasonWx wrote
IMO
the biggest upset in sport  was the US vs USSR..IMO hands down the best and most exciting game of any kind in my life time.. even better than the 6th game of the 86 series ..
I have to agree, nothing I've ever seen can even come close to this....bunch of college kids against pro's
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We do not speak of that game in my family.
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Hudsonhiker - should I assume you are talking about the 86 world series?

That was quite a game, although I'm not sure if it qualifies as a huge upset.

The iconic clip from the end of that game, is Ray Knight jumping high to land on home plate with a thud amidst a throng of Mets. But that wasn't the footage I like to remember - I was never a big Ray Knight fan.

On the other hand, Mookie Wilson is one of my favorite players of all time. And back in those days NBC did the series in style. Tons of camera isolating on everything.  The clip I love is Mookie beating it out down to first, actually rounding towards second (not smart with the winning run approaching the plate) and then flashing a HUGE Mookie smile and breaking for home when he realized Knight was going to cross the plate.
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Edminton Oliers beating the NY Islanders in the Stanley Cup??  I hated the Islanders (Rangers fan)
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Since we're in a skiing forum, how about Bill Johnson taking the gold in the downhill in the '84 Olympics!!!
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Franz Klammer beating Russi
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