Your worst day as a sports fan?

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Tue, Sep 12, 2023 9:47 AM

Well, yesterday was mine. It started out as the best but ended up the worst day of my sports-viewing life even with the win.

How about you?


BR1986FB Senior Member
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Tue, Sep 12, 2023 9:52 AM

When Art Modell stole the Browns from Cleveland and moved them to Baltimore. I've hated Baltimore AND Indianapolis since.

birddog23 Senior Member
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Tue, Sep 12, 2023 10:16 AM

Packers lost to Broncos in Super Bowl XXXII. 1998. I was 8 years old, but a die hard Favre and Packer lover. I legit remember crying in my room after the game. Probably one of the first sporting events I took really hard.

Two Michigan football losses really standout...the '15 bobbled punt fiasco against MSU. I honestly think that makes that years OSU/UM game a lot closer because of what would have been on the line. Also the 2016 game against OSU....another one that was so close and at that point it seemed like Michigan would never beat OSU.

Next would probably be the 2016 Indians world series. What a disaster that was, but so close to tasting a championship.

Another was probably JJ Redick's last game at Duke when they played like absolute trash and lost to LSU. I was a big time Redick guy for his 4 years at Duke (he played when I was 12-15 years old and I thought I was going to be the next great white basketball player/shooter). That Duke team was loaded that year and I think was the odds on favorite to win it all, although they would've had to go up against Florida in the final.


Fun times thinking back on my misery lol.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Tue, Sep 12, 2023 10:18 AM
posted by birddog23

Fun times thinking back on my misery lol.

Sorry, had to drag everyone down to my level this morning.

BR1986FB Senior Member
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Tue, Sep 12, 2023 10:30 AM
posted by justincredible

Sorry, had to drag everyone down to my level this morning.

We've all been there....Red Right 88, The Drive, The Fumble, The Shot, The Jose Mesa Meltdown, etc

Ironman92 Administrator
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Tue, Sep 12, 2023 10:37 AM

Magic Johnson HIV announcement/retirement….was my favorite player and not only was he not going to play anymore but assumed he was going to die as well.

That was probably the hardest day but things ended up ok 


Looking back and knowing what actually happened… Bo Jackson’s injury in the playoff game vs the Bengals. Didn’t know it was the end of Bo as we knew him. Got robbed of a decade more of “you had to see it to believe it” highlights

Arkansas beating Duke in 1994….shot clock expiring and big forward has ball 35 feet from basket and a quick pass and shot to hit a huge 3 late. That sucked. I loved those Duke teams and Nolan Richardson wasn’t my favorite.

AB was on a slower path to crazy but the Burfict hit seemed to accelerate the crazy.

Ironman92 Administrator
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Tue, Sep 12, 2023 10:37 AM

I know Azubuike’s lol

MontyBrunswick Senior Member
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Tue, Sep 12, 2023 10:39 AM

butler losing to duke in the 2010 championship was a tough one to swallow.


osu losing to clempsen in the 2019 game was also a tough one to swallow.



33,369 posts 132 reps Joined Nov 2009
Tue, Sep 12, 2023 10:57 AM

Man, you have had a great sporting life if that was the worst. 

  • Mesa
  • Game 7 Cubs (even though it was also one of the best)
  • The Red Sox 3-1, but I guess ultimately game 6 (game 7 was always a loss)
  • KD signing with Warriors
  • LeBron signing with Heat
  • Syracuse knocking off #1 Indiana in S16 (Hulls, Zeller, Oladipo, Watford)


I am too young to have distinct memories of the true Browns heartbreaks, and they havent been good enough to care that much since. 

Devils Advocate Brudda o da bomber
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Tue, Sep 12, 2023 11:13 AM

The day Pete Rose received his lifetime ban from baseball. It pissses me off to this day

brutus161 The Navy Guy
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Tue, Sep 12, 2023 11:29 AM

11/23/96

Ohio State lost The Game 9-13. It was the first season I knew Ohio State was the best team in the country. It was the first season I watched as an adult. I was stationed in Orlando and had to deal with the loss by myself. That day crushed me. 

Ironman92 Administrator
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Tue, Sep 12, 2023 11:31 AM
posted by Devils Advocate

The day Pete Rose received his lifetime ban from baseball. It pissses me off to this day

That was an HM for me along with Rod Woodson shredding his knee on a non contact play year the played the cowboys in the SB


BR1986FB Senior Member
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Tue, Sep 12, 2023 11:33 AM

Yeah, even as a Tribe fan I think the Pete Rose ban is bullshit. 

BRF Senior Member
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Tue, Sep 12, 2023 11:36 AM

I’m going to have to say…. Sitting in the Dog Pound for The Drive. 

(And the Karlis OT field goal was wide left)

Ironman92 Administrator
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Tue, Sep 12, 2023 11:41 AM

Things that didn’t bother me but had to destroy those fans

Villanova buzzer beater over UNC

The Shot

NC State crazy ending to beat Houston

The Fumble was brutal 

Hank Gathers

Lou Gehrig speech

Cardinals fans in 85 getting hosed in game 6 then losing to Royals


BR1986FB Senior Member
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Tue, Sep 12, 2023 11:44 AM
posted by Ironman92

Things that didn’t bother me but had to destroy those fans

Villanova buzzer beater over UNC

The Shot

NC State crazy ending to beat Houston

The Fumble was brutal 

Hank Gathers

Lou Gehrig speech

Cardinals fans in 85 getting hosed in game 6 then losing to Royals


I was SO pissed at that NC State over Houston game. Was all about Phi Slama Jama. Was also pissed when Ralph Sampson's Virginia got eliminated one year they were expected to win it. God that was when college hoops was fun.

Ironman92 Administrator
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Tue, Sep 12, 2023 11:50 AM
posted by BR1986FB

I was SO pissed at that NC State over Houston game. Was all about Phi Slama Jama. Was also pissed when Ralph Sampson's Virginia got eliminated one year they were expected to win it. God that was when college hoops was fun.

That game was my first NCAA basketball memory. Sampson was the huge name when I began watching. Sam Bowie, Melvin Turpin, Ewing, Olajuwan


BR1986FB Senior Member
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Tue, Sep 12, 2023 11:54 AM
posted by Ironman92

That game was my first NCAA basketball memory. Sampson was the huge name when I began watching. Sam Bowie, Melvin Turpin, Ewing, Olajuwan


I remember they were talking about Sampson and said he could do 1 arm dumbbell curls with a 90 lb dumbbell and I was like "no f#cking way....dude's arms look like string beans."

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Tue, Sep 12, 2023 12:06 PM
posted by BRF

I’m going to have to say…. Sitting in the Dog Pound for The Drive. 

(And the Karlis OT field goal was wide left)

I was there; you could have heard a pin drop walking out ........

BRF Senior Member
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Tue, Sep 12, 2023 12:32 PM
posted by QuakerOats

I was there; you could have heard a pin drop walking out ........

Yes…….I just remember hearing the Broncos team celebrating.


kizer permanente Senior Member
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Tue, Sep 12, 2023 12:43 PM

LeBron's Decision. My Facebook memories prove how irrational I was that day lol.

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