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Old 07-08-2014, 06:22 PM   #1
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Shocking Results

So Brazil goes down to Ze Chermans 7-1 this morning

Is this the biggest WTF in sports lately?
Have you any other nominations?

Before this game, mine was watching Team NZ slowly lose the America's Cup from a seemingly impregnable lead...
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Old 07-08-2014, 06:27 PM   #2
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For me, one of the great joys of watching sports is to root for the underdog and to win. I reckon most of us can relate to that, since most of us go through life feeling like a bit of an underdog.
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Old 07-08-2014, 06:34 PM   #3
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So Brazil goes down to Ze Chermans 7-1 this morning

Is this the biggest WTF in sports lately?
Have you any other nominations?

Before this game, mine was watching Team NZ slowly lose the America's Cup from a seemingly impregnable lead...
I saw that in person, too. Still don't believe it.

For me, the biggest one lately is still the fact that Spain were so utterly twonked in Brazil. From World Champions to being the first one on the bus, on a team that packed with talent.

Closely followed by the English FA looking at THEIR performance and thinking "That Hodgson fella's the right man for the job, let's keep him on for the Euros!"

Closely followed (as a Liverpool fan) by Suarez biting someone. Again.
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Old 07-08-2014, 06:37 PM   #4
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For me, one of the great joys of watching sports is to root for the underdog and to win. I reckon most of us can relate to that, since most of us go through life feeling like a bit of an underdog.
I agree, and some of my best memories are pulling off unlikely victories in sports I've played. Last year we were bowled out in a 20 over cricket match for 68 runs by a bunch of young punks who couldn't help rubbing it in. Imagine their shock (and ours) when we had them at 2/2 after 3 overs and bowled them out for 37?

However in this instance I don't think it's exclusively the underdog (it certainly isn't in my two examples), just shocking results.

The All Blacks being beaten by France in the 99 World Cup is another scar on the national pysche in this country...
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Old 07-08-2014, 07:47 PM   #5
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I agree, and some of my best memories are pulling off unlikely victories in sports I've played. Last year we were bowled out in a 20 over cricket match for 68 runs by a bunch of young punks who couldn't help rubbing it in. Imagine their shock (and ours) when we had them at 2/2 after 3 overs and bowled them out for 37?

However in this instance I don't think it's exclusively the underdog (it certainly isn't in my two examples), just shocking results.

The All Blacks being beaten by France in the 99 World Cup is another scar on the national pysche in this country...
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Broncos getting their doors blown of by the Seahawks was shocking as well.

It was not even a game.
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In 1980 there was a hockey game in Lake Placid. I'm fuzzy on those details.
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