Greatest chokes in sports history?

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    Bayer Leverkusen failing to win the championship by losing against a bunch of cripples via own goal!
     
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    1964 phillies
    1978 red sox
    1970-71 bruins
    1986 red sox
    2007 patriots
    2004 yankees
     
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    2004 Yankees, ALCS comes to mind.

    The Mets entire 2007 regular season.

    "Lefty" at the U.S. Open in 2006.

    And of course Bill Buckner and the '86 Red Sox.

    Patriots in the SB in 2007.
     
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    Yeah I'd say 04 Yanks was the biggest.

    A personal one for me is SB XXXIX, considering the Eagles FINALLY got to the show and couldn't hang in there for the last couple minutes and get the job done.
     
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    I'm not sure I consider the Yankee's loss in the 2004 ALCS a choke, technically speaking.

    I definitely do not consider the Patriots sb loss to the Giants a choke. The Giants were the better team, all game long. They were even the better team in the regular season finale.

    Anybody for the Soviet olympic hockey team that lost to the US in the semis in 1980?
     
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    wut? no comments about bayer leverkusen? outrageous.
     
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    Don't forget Dan O'Brien failing to qualify for the olympic decathalon in 1992, when he was a favorite to win the Gold. Made to look even more like a serious choke when he did win the Gold in 1996.
     
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    and then there is Ryan Leaf's entire NFL career.

    How funny is it that there were sports columnists in Indiana that criticized the Colts decision to draft Peyton Manning instead of Ryan Leaf?
     
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    Why not on BOTH of those?

    Yanks up 3-0 and blow the next 4 straight. That set a brand new precedent.

    And the Pats win every single game during the season with the chance to overtake the Dolphins for the 'perfect' distinction, and let Eli drive the field and win the game in the final minute? That's not a choke?
     

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