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Luke Warm
09-14-2012, 06:11 PM
Which ones stick out for you?

Mike Tyson vs James "Buster" Douglas
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2QahU2kqR9c/TgC4dt7nmmI/AAAAAAAACbE/Y9O0zQVgM90/s1600/tyson+douglas.jpg

Georges St. Pierre vs Matt Serra I
http://images.mma-core.com/images/fighters/full/Matt_Serra_1000518.jpg

The Miracle
http://www.soundonsight.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Miracle-on-Ice.jpg

Superbowl XLII
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_ZzSeX2ctOaA/R6c0HGsocEI/AAAAAAAABSE/psjkgKhYYX0/s400/chokepats18-1.jpg
http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0812/most.stressful.moments.2008/images/david-tyree(strohmeyer).jpg

pr_capone
09-14-2012, 06:16 PM
Puerto Rico v Team USA 2004 Athens Olympics

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Luke Warm
09-14-2012, 06:21 PM
Puerto Rico v Team USA 2004 Athens Olympics

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How do you make the whole video box appear like that?

KC Tattoo
09-14-2012, 06:22 PM
How do you make the whole video box appear like that?

PM Bob Dole, he will tell you the secret. Were suppose to keep it hush.

pr_capone
09-14-2012, 06:23 PM
How do you make the whole video box appear like that?

when on youtube, there is a button below the vid that says share. when you click on it, another button that says embed becomes available. click it, then copy paste its content onto the board.

Baconeater
09-14-2012, 06:25 PM
How do you make the whole video box appear like that?
First of all, you have to not be a fucking retard. That's likely going to be a problem for you.

KC Tattoo
09-14-2012, 06:26 PM
when on youtube, there is a button below the vid that says share. when you click on it, another button that says embed becomes available. click it, then copy paste its content onto the board.

He is lieing PM Bob Dole for the truth.

Luke Warm
09-14-2012, 06:33 PM
First of all, you have to not be a ****ing retard. That's likely going to be a problem for you.

You have a small dick, don't you? I think thats why you and Phobia can't get off my huge tube steak. Fag.

Luke Warm
09-14-2012, 06:34 PM
He is lieing PM Bob Dole for the truth.

Go blow him.

Luke Warm
09-14-2012, 06:35 PM
when on youtube, there is a button below the vid that says share. when you click on it, another button that says embed becomes available. click it, then copy paste its content onto the board.

Cool thanks.

scho63
09-14-2012, 06:42 PM
Which ones stick out for you?

The Miracle
http://www.soundonsight.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Miracle-on-Ice.jpg

Mike Tyson vs James "Buster" Douglas
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-2QahU2kqR9c/TgC4dt7nmmI/AAAAAAAACbE/Y9O0zQVgM90/s1600/tyson+douglas.jpg



These two by a wide margin. The "Miracle on Ice" had it all; underrated sports team, America vs Russia, underdogs that no one believed in, Olympic venue.

Buster Douglas because we all thought he was only there as a punching bag for Tyson

Luke Warm
09-14-2012, 06:47 PM
These two by a wide margin. The "Miracle on Ice" had it all; underrated sports team, America vs Russia, underdogs that no one believed in, Olympic venue.

Buster Douglas because we all thought he was only there as a punching bag for Tyson

Yea and he was a 40-1 underdog. For me, this is thee biggest upset ever. That's what Tyson gets for undertraining and underestimating. And getting rid of Kevin Rooney didn't help him. He became easier to hit post-Rooney.

stonedstooge
09-14-2012, 06:52 PM
Had to be the Tyson/Douglas fight. Tyson was not only beating opponents but terrorizing them in the ring. I remember the school I worked at had a dance the night of the fight, so I taped it off the tv. I got home at around 2:30 am and rewound and played the tape, having no idea who won or lost. I ended up watching it twice before I believed what I saw had happened. Buster dismantled the dude, in his prime, that had been untouchable up to that point

Jewish Rabbi
09-14-2012, 06:58 PM
UNI over Kansas.

pr_capone
09-14-2012, 06:59 PM
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pr_capone
09-14-2012, 07:00 PM
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/7Cl1oRBbOXI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

SCTrojan
09-14-2012, 07:37 PM
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Chaminade beating Virginia in basketball back in 1982 when Ralph Sampson was playing. It was close to Christmas at one of those Maui Classic tournaments and I remember one headline read, "Yes, Virginia, There Is a Chaminade."

Mr_Tomahawk
09-14-2012, 07:45 PM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-n-2_ggwx4R4/Tu8lNrLLoGI/AAAAAAAAbRM/Wo3MAVP5koU/s1600/Rodgers.jpg

notorious
09-14-2012, 07:46 PM
Duke vs. UNLV 1991.

Gadzooks
09-14-2012, 08:13 PM
1985 ALCS.
It was a fix, plain and simple.
There were way too many questionable calls that went the Royals way.
It was a huge upset against a vastly superior team.

Guru
09-14-2012, 08:18 PM
royals 1985

lcarus
09-14-2012, 08:21 PM
I don't find the first Patriots/Giants SB that shocking. Yes NE was 19-0 up until that game, but NYG winning didn't surprise me TOO much. I was definitely more shocked at Norfolk St beating Mizzou, but if we get into March Madness this thread could go on for a while.

cdcox
09-14-2012, 08:21 PM
NC State over Phi Slamma Jamma.

Saulbadguy
09-14-2012, 08:24 PM
Chaminade over UVA

Rain Man
09-14-2012, 08:25 PM
It really takes this many posts to mention the following? Tsk, tsk.

http://www.thepracticalnerd.com/wp-content/uploads//2011/02/joe_namath_sbiii.jpg

JASONSAUTO
09-14-2012, 08:27 PM
I'm surprised with the way this place had been lately the first post wasn't "any chiefs victory"
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Luke Warm
09-14-2012, 08:29 PM
It really takes this many posts to mention the following? Tsk, tsk.

http://www.thepracticalnerd.com/wp-content/uploads//2011/02/joe_namath_sbiii.jpg

Good point.

pr_capone
09-14-2012, 08:31 PM
It really takes this many posts to mention the following? Tsk, tsk.

http://www.thepracticalnerd.com/wp-content/uploads//2011/02/joe_namath_sbiii.jpg

To be fair... my mother was 6 years old when this happened so it wasn't going to be the first thing to pop into my mind. :D

tk13
09-14-2012, 08:51 PM
It's funny because the movie inspired by this game is actually on TV right now.

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Baconeater
09-14-2012, 09:03 PM
You have a small dick, don't you? I think thats why you and Phobia can't get off my huge tube steak. pillowbiter.
That time your mom found someone willing to reproduce with her...that was a major upset right there.

Luke Warm
09-14-2012, 09:06 PM
That time your mom found someone willing to reproduce with her...that was a major upset right there.

"Your mom".....ROFL. You know someone has NOTHING else witty to say when they resort to the ol' mom jokes. I remember elementary school lol. I'm sure you do too. Its when your peepee stopped growing.

Baconeater
09-14-2012, 09:12 PM
Your mom jokes are actually quite popular here.

lewdog
09-14-2012, 09:15 PM
"Your mom".....ROFL. You know someone has NOTHING else witty to say when they resort to the ol' mom jokes. I remember elementary school lol. I'm sure you do too. Its when your peepee stopped growing.

Dude, you said peepee.

:facepalm:

Luke Warm
09-14-2012, 09:17 PM
Your mom jokes are actually quite popular here.

Doesn't surprise me, tiny. Like I said, there are alot of LAMEASSES here. But there's alot of cool cats too so it balances out. Well the side with me is lower because my enormous johnson weighs it down.

Baconeater
09-14-2012, 09:19 PM
Doesn't surprise me, tiny. Like I said, there are alot of LAMEASSES here. But there's alot of cool cats too so it balances out. Well the side with me is lower because my enormous johnson weighs it down.
That's not what your mom told me.

Luke Warm
09-14-2012, 09:19 PM
Dude, you said peepee.

:facepalm:

And?

I was referencing the SMALL dick he probably has. How about weewee?

lewdog
09-14-2012, 09:21 PM
ROFL at your sig!

Luke Warm
09-14-2012, 09:21 PM
That's not what your mom told me.

Wanna know what yours told me?

Nothing. Her mouth was full of Luke Warm manmeat.

Rain Man
09-14-2012, 09:22 PM
To be fair... my mother was 6 years old when this happened so it wasn't going to be the first thing to pop into my mind. :D

Wait a minute. I was five when this happened. I sure hope your mother had you when she was 12.

Baconeater
09-14-2012, 09:22 PM
Wanna know what yours told me?

Nothing. Her mouth was full of Luke Warm manmeat.
You have serious issues if you were getting with my mom.

Luke Warm
09-14-2012, 09:23 PM
You have serious issues if you were getting with my mom.

Fat ugly bitches need love too :thumb:

qabbaan
09-14-2012, 09:24 PM
The US beating England in soccer in the 60s?

Baconeater
09-14-2012, 09:25 PM
The US beating England in soccer in the 60s?
LMAO No one remembers soccer. No one even watches it in the first place.

lewdog
09-14-2012, 09:29 PM
The US beating England in soccer in the 60s?

|Zazh| Mult found!!!

Luke Warm
09-14-2012, 09:30 PM
LMAO No one remembers soccer. No one even watches it in the first place.

Um I actually watched it on my laptop that I laid on your moms back while I doggy shish kabobbed her into a screaming orgasmic euphoria.

rico
09-14-2012, 09:52 PM
http://www.techniverse.net/2011cardinals.png

pr_capone
09-14-2012, 09:54 PM
Wait a minute. I was five when this happened. I sure hope your mother had you when she was 12.

16

rockymtnchief
09-14-2012, 09:58 PM
The Miracle.

College kids beating the Soviet All Star team that NHL teams couldn't beat.

Rain Man
09-14-2012, 10:05 PM
16

That makes me feel a little better.

pr_capone
09-14-2012, 10:07 PM
That makes me feel a little better.

are you my real daddy?

Discuss Thrower
09-14-2012, 11:11 PM
Um I actually watched it on my laptop that I laid on your moms back while I doggy shish kabobbed her into a screaming orgasmic euphoria.

Jesus fucking descriptive Christ..

Luke Warm
09-14-2012, 11:19 PM
Jesus ****ing descriptive Christ..

Yea and i didn't even need the inception method.

Demonpenz
09-14-2012, 11:34 PM
Colts beating the Chiefs at home with harbaugh

BillSelfsTrophycase
09-14-2012, 11:48 PM
royals 1985


Denkinger

/cardinalfan

Guru
09-15-2012, 12:26 AM
Denkinger

/cardinalfan

Game 7 /royalsfan

|Zach|
09-15-2012, 12:32 AM
The US beating England in soccer in the 60s?

Possibly yes. The tournament was small but hell...they made it real far. Right before a dark period of never qualifying until the 90s

|Zach|
09-15-2012, 12:35 AM
These two games always come to mind.

http://ww3.hdnux.com/photos/06/21/34/1644334/5/628x471.jpg

http://info.detnews.com/pix/sports/2007/um/09012007UMvAPPST/2007-0901-jg-UMvAppSt-0864.jpg

Frazod
09-15-2012, 11:27 AM
Game 7 /royalsfan

Current world champs/ACTUAL cardsfan

Simplicity
09-15-2012, 11:57 AM
The fact that UFC was even a ****ing option disappoints me... UFC is for homo sexuals. The homo sexuals who talk about sticking their "long johnson" into another's mom on the internet. I remember when I was 4.
BACK ON SUBJECT
http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2012/0316/ncb_g_norf_mizz_b9_600.jpg

http://www2.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Penn+State+v+Iowa+DQ2xPeV6lIOl.jpg

Being a Iowa fan I picked this one. Daniel Murray kicking the game winning field goal for unranked Hawks agaisnt #3 Penn State.

Bwana
09-15-2012, 12:00 PM
The Miracle.

College kids beating the Soviet All Star team that NHL teams couldn't beat.

Exactly :thumb:

Nzoner
09-15-2012, 12:07 PM
I was on my honeymoon and called my bookie back home and bet the Dolphins,he told me I was the ONLY bet that night on the phins.

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Rausch
09-15-2012, 12:10 PM
Ali vs. Foreman.

No way any legit sports writer would disagree.

It would be like putting a 37 year old Joe Montana vs. Ray Lewis.

And Ray sacks joe 8 times and in the 4th quarter Joe throws 3 TD's and wins...

McWickedson
09-15-2012, 12:16 PM
Tyson / Douglas

1980 Olympics

Super Bowl 42

Super Bowl 36

1990 World Series

Rausch
09-15-2012, 12:18 PM
Due to the fact EVERYONE was glued to the screen and the impact it had on sports AND world politics the Miracle would be no 1 for me.

Plus I was both alive and old enough to remember it...

LTL
09-15-2012, 12:25 PM
Lot of great ones on a national level, but 3 stick out to me on a personal level.

1981 NCAA tournament, K-State beat I believe the #1 team Oregen State.

2003 Big 12 Championship, K-State beating the piss out of what was thought to be the unbeatable Sooners

Memorable, but sorta like a kick to the nuts, 1998 Big 12 championship game.

Rausch
09-15-2012, 12:28 PM
Lot of great ones on a national level, but 3 stick out to me on a personal level.

1981 NCAA tournament, K-State beat I believe the #1 team Oregen State.

2003 Big 12 Championship, K-State beating the piss out of what was thought to be the unbeatable Sooners

Memorable, but sorta like a kick to the nuts, 1998 Big 12 championship game.

So of all the sporting events of all time THESE you would consider the biggest upsets EVER?

Ace Gunner
09-15-2012, 12:31 PM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-n-2_ggwx4R4/Tu8lNrLLoGI/AAAAAAAAbRM/Wo3MAVP5koU/s1600/Rodgers.jpg

why did it take eighteen posts before this was brought to the thread. That team was current champ and like 13 - 0 when this upset occurred.

Oh, that's right -- Romeo did it:deevee:

Ace Gunner
09-15-2012, 12:34 PM
I was on my honeymoon and called my bookie back home and bet the Dolphins,he told me I was the ONLY bet that night on the phins.

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I remember that game. The pass that popped off a helmet to Clayton was hilarious.

Rausch
09-15-2012, 12:37 PM
why did it take eighteen posts before this was brought to the thread. That team was current champ and like 13 - 0 when this upset occurred.

Oh, that's right -- Romeo did it:deevee:

Keep hating the guy who's actually been a part of a SB team. Or Keep loving that guy clinging off his dad's jock while pissing off every single talent he's had.

Chiefs scored 24 last week.

Steelers managed 19 with all an all pro QB and WR.

Why?

Just. Just stop and think...

|Zach|
09-15-2012, 12:38 PM
why did it take eighteen posts before this was brought to the thread. That team was current champ and like 13 - 0 when this upset occurred.

Oh, that's right -- Romeo did it:deevee:

The line between winning and losing in the NFL is quite small.

I think in todays NFL you couldn't really call any sort of win one of the most memorable upsets in sports history. The teams are relatively evenly matched each year from the top of the league to the bottom compared to other levels or sports.

Even the Giants Patriots game...sure it was an upset but...I don't know thats just the NFL the Giants are good.

Rausch
09-15-2012, 12:42 PM
The line between winning and losing in the NFL is quite small.

I think in todays NFL you couldn't really call any sort of win one of the most memorable upsets in sports history. The teams are relatively evenly matched each year from the top of the league to the bottom compared to other levels or sports.

Even the Giants Patriots game...sure it was an upset but...I don't know thats just the NFL the Giants are good.

I'd consider the 1st Giants vs Pats win the greatest NFL upset ever.

I don't know how you couldn't.

|Zach|
09-15-2012, 12:44 PM
I'd consider the 1st Giants vs Pats win the greatest NFL upset ever.

I don't know how you couldn't.

Yea, I would agree with that. My thoughts are more so than an NFL upset can't really compare to a big upset in NCAA football or basketball or some international type sports. I know very little of the fighting sports they don't rate with me.

LTL
09-15-2012, 12:51 PM
So of all the sporting events of all time THESE you would consider the biggest upsets EVER?

Their are bigger ones I know, but for me these were big.

Rausch
09-15-2012, 12:53 PM
Yea, I would agree with that. My thoughts are more so than an NFL upset can't really compare to a big upset in NCAA football or basketball or some international type sports. I know very little of the fighting sports they don't rate with me.

Boxing (currently) is dead. In my whole life the last 4 years are the the only time I couldn't identify 4 belt holders.

MMA can't have upsets because it IS upsets. The average MMA fighter has a shorter career than the average NFL HB.

Since Alexi Lalas went white collar and shaved I've been on strike. Fight the power you angry attacking ginger, FIGHT THE POWER!:cuss:

So the question becomes: what is the new dominant sport of the international community?

I want to know because I want to dominate it....

|Zach|
09-15-2012, 12:55 PM
Boxing (currently) is dead. In my whole life the last 4 years are the the only time I couldn't identify 4 belt holders.

MMA can't have upsets because it IS upsets. The average MMA fighter has a shorter career than the average NFL HB.

Since Alexi Lalas went white collar and shaved I've been on strike. Fight the power you angry attacking ginger, FIGHT THE POWER!:cuss:

So the question becomes: what is the new dominant sport of the international community?

I want to know because I want to dominate it....

Boxing has felt like a sham as long as I have been alive. MMA UFC stuff is interesting. If it is on TV and there is nothing else I am interested in I will watch it. Those guys are warriors but the product inst always what it could be. Not the only sport with that problem obviously.

I would say the new dominant sport of the international community is the old sport dominant sport of the international community.

Though it seems like basketball is gaining in popularity internationally.

LTL
09-15-2012, 12:57 PM
So of all the sporting events of all time THESE you would consider the biggest upsets EVER?
I know their are greater upsets of all time won't argue that but I also said these were more personal to me as well.

Rausch
09-15-2012, 12:58 PM
I would say the new dominant sport of the international community is the old sport dominant sport of the international community.

...

http://images.sodahead.com/profiles/0/0/2/3/7/4/9/1/9/Whut-41968234328.jpeg

|Zach|
09-15-2012, 12:58 PM
...

http://images.sodahead.com/profiles/0/0/2/3/7/4/9/1/9/Whut-41968234328.jpeg

Soccer.

Maybe I misunderstood your question.

Rausch
09-15-2012, 01:00 PM
I know their are greater upsets of all time won't argue that but I also said these were more personal to me as well.

Well, the question was "most memorable" and not all time or best ever...

Rausch
09-15-2012, 01:01 PM
Soccer.

I figured you were going there.

You didn't mention the US beating Brazil.

Which you should.

Because that was huge.

And we only do it every....oh..........hell..........looking through pages of google here......

|Zach|
09-15-2012, 01:05 PM
I figured you were going there.

You didn't mention the US beating Brazil.

Which you should.

Because that was huge.

And we only do it every....oh..........hell..........looking through pages of google here......

It was...I always get crap for over posting about soccer. Haha.

Though I would say an even bigger upset was beating Spain in the confederations cup in 2009.

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Rausch
09-15-2012, 01:15 PM
It was...I always get crap for over posting about soccer. Haha.

Though I would say an even bigger upset was beating Spain in the confederations cup in 2009.


You'd be wrong.

Brazil?

FUCKING BRAZIL?

What else could we do?

Beat Germany as well?

It'd be like beating the classic Packers and 49'ers...

qabbaan
09-15-2012, 01:40 PM
Yea, I would agree with that. My thoughts are more so than an NFL upset can't really compare to a big upset in NCAA football or basketball or some international type sports. I know very little of the fighting sports they don't rate with me.

Agree completely, the NFL is really 'any given Sunday.' the middle third of the league is pretty much even and the top isn't too far ahead of them.

With the Giants and Patriots, people confuse a great game that ends in an upset as a great upset. The Giants were the NFC champion, they didn't suck. They weren't 14 point dogs. The best team lost to the second best team, that really isn't that shocking.

qabbaan
09-15-2012, 01:43 PM
You'd be wrong.

Brazil?

****ING BRAZIL?

What else could we do?

Beat Germany as well?

It'd be like beating the classic Packers and 49'ers...

Spain is the world's top side now. Brazil and Germany a good of course but I don't think Spain has many/any peers at the moment.

Luke Warm
09-15-2012, 01:48 PM
Ali vs. Foreman.

No way any legit sports writer would disagree.

It would be like putting a 37 year old Joe Montana vs. Ray Lewis.

And Ray sacks joe 8 times and in the 4th quarter Joe throws 3 TD's and wins...

Rope-a-dope...classic. good call here.

This is another I couldn't believe when it happened:
http://ringtalk.com/wordpress/http://ringtalk.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/jones-knocked-out.jpg

Sorter
09-15-2012, 03:25 PM
.

MMA can't have upsets because it IS upsets..

Wut?

Baby Lee
09-15-2012, 03:40 PM
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Love that one b/c my great aunt has been a DIE HARD UL-M fan for eons.

Baby Lee
09-15-2012, 03:51 PM
Spain is the world's top side now. Brazil and Germany a good of course but I don't think Spain has many/any peers at the moment.

What do you [or |Zach], or well anyone] think of the effect of Spain's STYLE of dominance?

I really, really enjoy watching their interchangeability and their unwavering passing competence, but am still wistful thinking of the beautiful game of Brazil or the flash of the game with more individual offensive superstars.

For those less acquainted, Spain is straight crushing folks with a keep away style of play. They don't so much as stutter passes, let alone fumble them, so the game is this precision procession of crisp passes as they patiently wait for an offensive opening. Once they score, they are nearly impregnable on defense.

At times it looks like the Globetrotters working 'the weave' against the Generals on offense, then the Rodman era Pistons on D.

milkman
09-15-2012, 08:34 PM
It really takes this many posts to mention the following? Tsk, tsk.

http://www.thepracticalnerd.com/wp-content/uploads//2011/02/joe_namath_sbiii.jpg

Seriously.

This is probably the most significant upset in sports history.

milkman
09-15-2012, 08:41 PM
are you my real daddy?

Don't you kids know the answer to this question is always "the milkman"?

|Zach|
09-15-2012, 10:59 PM
You'd be wrong.

Brazil?

****ING BRAZIL?

What else could we do?

Beat Germany as well?

It'd be like beating the classic Packers and 49'ers...

Brazil is amazing...a top team in the world but Spain's recent dominance is simply stunning. Right now Spain can look at Brazil and with a straight face say "get on my level".

|Zach|
09-15-2012, 11:00 PM
Agree completely, the NFL is really 'any given Sunday.' the middle third of the league is pretty much even and the top isn't too far ahead of them.

With the Giants and Patriots, people confuse a great game that ends in an upset as a great upset. The Giants were the NFC champion, they didn't suck. They weren't 14 point dogs. The best team lost to the second best team, that really isn't that shocking.

Totally agree with all of this. There are not stunning upsets in the NFL. There are just really great games and that was one of them.

Baby Lee
09-15-2012, 11:02 PM
Brazil is amazing...a top team in the world but Spain's recent dominance is simply stunning. Right now Spain can look at Brazil and with a straight face say "get on my level".

Totally agree with all of this. There are not stunning upsets in the NFL. There are just really great games and that was one of them.

What do you [or |Zach], or well anyone] think of the effect of Spain's STYLE of dominance?

I really, really enjoy watching their interchangeability and their unwavering passing competence, but am still wistful thinking of the beautiful game of Brazil or the flash of the game with more individual offensive superstars.

For those less acquainted, Spain is straight crushing folks with a keep away style of play. They don't so much as stutter passes, let alone fumble them, so the game is this precision procession of crisp passes as they patiently wait for an offensive opening. Once they score, they are nearly impregnable on defense.

At times it looks like the Globetrotters working 'the weave' against the Generals on offense, then the Rodman era Pistons on D.

[cough]

|Zach|
09-15-2012, 11:08 PM
[cough]

I get the idea of wanting the best of the best to play a certain whimsical style of the soccer you want to see at the top. They don't quite have that but they are amazing...and they are positive...and they do spread the ball the around.

I love that they play the game in good faith because if a negative style team were to have that kind of success it would be a crying shame. Watching Oranje in that WC Final was embarrassing.

I am much more well versed in our domestic league and the ins and outs of the MLS not that I don't follow international soccer closely.

With Spain its like...they are always where they need to be to pounce as soon as you give them that chance. They force you to make so many decisions...more than you would like and when you make the wrong one they smoke you.

I feel like Brazil has played some pretty uninspiring ball not really in the mold of their past but they are still damn good. WCQ is going its not gonna be long till the tourney starts again.

rtmike
09-16-2012, 04:19 AM
To me it was every year the Chiefs had home field advantage, 1st round bye & the 1st game was lost. I think there were a couple times in the last 3 decades?

Joe Cool getting his bell rung in that CG.

I'm sure there's other ones' that are more important to casual fans' but these are the only ones I remember without putting a lot of thought into it.

BillSelfsTrophycase
09-16-2012, 04:53 AM
1991 Chiefs Buffalo MNF has to be close


Okoye and Harvey Williams go for 100+

Mojo Jojo
09-16-2012, 06:55 AM
1969 Mets...no way they should have won.

|Zach|
09-16-2012, 09:51 AM
1991 Chiefs Buffalo MNF has to be close


Okoye and Harvey Williams go for 100+

I guess I don't at all understand the criteria some of you are using. How could that be considered a huge upset?

Going into that game BUF was 5-1 but KC was 4-2.

To finish the season BUF was 13-3 KC was 10-6.

Two good teams...where is the upset?

Spongeblack Bobtard
09-16-2012, 10:14 AM
I know most of you aren't soccer fans but, the 1992 European Cup had the greatest upset of all time. The European cup is second to the world cup as far as soccer events go so it's a bigtime tournament.

In 1992 Denmark failed to qualify for the tournament. The Soviet Union collapsed and could not field a team so Denmark was first in line to take their place. Denmark's second best player's son was in the hospital with leukemia. The dude scored like 7 goals in the tournament and Denmark won the whole thing and they weren't even supposed to be there!

It was amazing... There should be a movie...