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5 Greatest Comebacks in Sports History

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These are the stories that make sports special.

The heart, grit, determination that it takes to crawl out of a hole to amount a comeback represents winners at their finest. These are the moments that define true champions: the moments kids pretend to have when they shoot hoops at night under the court lights before dinner and the moments that inspire us to dream big even when all odds are against us.

 

Without further ado, here are the 5 greatest comebacks in the history of sports.

 

 

Duke Blue Devils: 2001 NCAA Basketball Final Four

 

Duke trailed Maryland going into halftime by 22 points. They were out classed and out of breath. Led by Jay Williams, Duke began to itch back into the game in the 2nd half. Later on, in the last minute of the game, Jay Williams & Duke scored 10 points in 54 seconds to end regulation and force OT. This moment would soon be called the “Miracle Minute.” Duke won this game in Overtime and went on to win the National title against Arizona in the Next Round.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9_pPqWfI84&t=301s

 

 

Buffalo Bills: 1993 NFL Wild Card

 

 

The Bills looked like they had absolutely no chance. They were losing 3-35 against the Houston Oilers with a backup QB, Frank Reich. The Bills just lost the super bowl the year before appeared inevitably helpless. Yet, the backup QB and the Bills managed to keep fighting on their home field to win this game 41-38 while Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly was out.

 

 

 

New England Patriots: Super Bowl LI

 

This is the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history. Despite their winning history, everyone counted out the Patriots when they trailed the Falcons 3-28 in the 3rd quarter. The Falcons defense was ferocious and Matt Ryan couldn’t miss a target. Even looking back it’s so hard to believe the Patriots were able to slowly slip back in this game and score a touchdown in last minute to force OT and win the Super Bowl. Brady did it again…

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gY8exXZgyqc

Boston Red Sox: 2004 ALCS

 

As a Yankee Fan, I hate to write this, but the Red Sox didn’t leave me much of a choice. Down 0-3 in the 7 game series against the reigning AL Champion New York Yankees, the Red Sox were suppose to end their ’04 season heading into the new year still desperate to shake the Curse of the Bambino. No team has ever come back from being down 0-3 in baseball. Facing elimination in Game 4, a number of unbelievable plays late in the ballgame led up to David Ortiz hitting a Homerun that gave the Red Sox the win in extra innings. It was history after that; the Red Sox would beat the Yankees in the ALCS, and then beat the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series to finally break the curse.


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fW3tX-UinQ

 

 

Cleveland Cavaliers: 2016 NBA Finals

 

Possibly the greatest thing to have ever be witnessed in Sports, LeBron James led the first comeback down 0-3 in an NBA Finals, and did so against the defending Champion Golden State Warriors. LeBron James risked his legacy when he left Dwyane Wade & Miami in pursuit to bring his home town an NBA title for the first time in Franchise history. Once LeBron and the Cavaliers were down 0-3 against Golden State, it felt LeBron might never win a Championship outside of Miami. MVP Stephen Curry and the Warriors just broke the regular season record for most wins, finishing the year 73-9 and were deemed unstoppable at this point in the Finals. Miraculously; LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, and the Cavaliers were able to will themselves one game at a time and tied up the series 3-3 heading to Golden State for Game 7. In the Final game of the series, LeBron had triple double with 27pts 11rbs 11asts and a chase down block prior to Kyrie’s game winning 3 to win the game, bringing home Cleveland a Professional Sports Championship for the first time since 1964.

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgVOgGLtPtc

 

 

 

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Top 20 Greatest Sports Movies of All-Time

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Sports movies are the perfect personification of everything that we love about sports. They give the audience the same thrilling emotion that goes into the competition of sports, but with a dash of movie magic.

Stories of perseverance such Rudy or Rocky teach you to never give you up. While movies like Replacements and Bad News Bears show how any group of misfits can come together as a team to overcome all odds.

Now before we get into this list one thing needs to be made clear, there is spoilers that lie ahead as we look back at the Best Sports Movies of all-time. 

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Top 10 Air Jordans Of All Time And Their Original Commercials

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Air Jordans are one of the most premier if not the most premier sneaker brand of all time.  The prestige, the notoriety, the history, it’s beyond any other sneaker on the planet.  The Air Jordan, originally designed exclusively for the GOAT Michael Jordan, in the early part of 1984, was released to the public later that same year.  The shoe has since become the most successful sneaker brand — working to lead the pack with every release.  It’s at the forefront of all other sneaker brands, beaming as the success model many aspire to.

 

Sports Illustrated recently ranked all 33 Air Jordan sneakers.  We exported the top ten and brought them here for you to judge. Plus, we added their original classic commercials.  Did they get it right?

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