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KingCanuck
01-20-2008, 08:21 PM
IMO, it has to be Buster Douglas knocking out Tyson in the 10th round...

Tyson was built up to be a unbeatable machine, and in that fight Douglas won or fought to a draw in every round except for the second to last...

And still while Buster was having his way with Tyson, everyone was expecting it to be any moment untill Tyson gets away a huge uppercut or a punch to end the fight.

Whats yours?

kooldude
01-20-2008, 08:25 PM
Buster Douglas, when he wasn't lazy and stupid, was great. It's up there in upsets.


I guess the biggest is the Yanks-Sox series in 2004.

Alec Trevelyan
01-20-2008, 08:25 PM
U of Michigan vs. App. state

Crest_Man
01-20-2008, 08:26 PM
giants v cowboys

El Gilbro
01-20-2008, 08:28 PM
U of Michigan vs. App. state
x2

and I'm a Wolverines fan. :(

Garnett
01-20-2008, 08:28 PM
Buster Douglass vs Tyson
Sox come back over Yanks in '04
Villinova over Georgetown in the 85 (i think) NCAA finals

Monty23
01-20-2008, 08:29 PM
Rulon Gardner's victory at the Sydney Olympics is the greatest upset in sports history. He had no team to rely on.

In the minds of everyone looking on, except maybe his family and coach, he had no hope of beating Karelin. He had no history of winning at that level of competition. Most impressive of all, though, is the "loser" in this upset. Karelin had been undefeated and unscored on in international competition for the decade preceding the Olympics. That's like the 1970s era Steel Curtain going the entire decade shutting out every opponent and winning 10 straight Super Bowls, or Pete Sampras winning 10 straight Grand Slams going 6-0, 6-0, 6-0 in every match

edit: wrestling btw

snakehips31
01-20-2008, 08:34 PM
USA over Russia in olympic hockey

snakehips31
01-20-2008, 08:35 PM
Buster Douglass vs Tyson
Sox come back over Yanks in '04
Villinova over Georgetown in the 85 (i think) NCAA finals

I wouldn't call the sox beating the yanks in '04 a huge upset. It was just one of the biggest chokes by a team ever.

Alec Trevelyan
01-20-2008, 08:37 PM
x2

and I'm a Wolverines fan. :(


I almost **** myself watching that game man! Even the announcers were like "WOW!"

leafs43
01-20-2008, 08:37 PM
Super Bowl III: Jets over Colts

hwpnow
01-20-2008, 08:37 PM
Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors
first round '07 playoffs

kethnaab
01-20-2008, 08:41 PM
Rulon Gardner's victory at the Sydney Olympics is the greatest upset in sports history. He had no team to rely on.

In the minds of everyone looking on, except maybe his family and coach, he had no hope of beating Karelin. He had no history of winning at that level of competition. Most impressive of all, though, is the "loser" in this upset. Karelin had been undefeated and unscored on in international competition for the decade preceding the Olympics. That's like the 1970s era Steel Curtain going the entire decade shutting out every opponent and winning 10 straight Super Bowls, or Pete Sampras winning 10 straight Grand Slams going 6-0, 6-0, 6-0 in every match

reps to you on recharge

there hasn't been anything close to this big of an upset.

jlick
01-20-2008, 08:42 PM
in two weeks when the giants beat the Pats :)

yeahitsgotahemi
01-20-2008, 08:43 PM
Senegal 1 vs France 0 (2002 World Cup)

kethnaab
01-20-2008, 08:43 PM
in two weeks when the giants beat the Pats :)

even if the Giants do win, it won't come close to matching Gardner winning over Karelin.

In order for it to match, NE would've needed to have won every game this year by a shutout, and then every other game, including the Super Bowl, by shutout, from 1998 until now.

El Gilbro
01-20-2008, 08:44 PM
The Mud Dawgs winning the Bourbon Bowl.

awesomebill61
01-20-2008, 09:01 PM
appalachian state over michigan

the radio call from that game sends chills down my spine...

heidt410
01-20-2008, 09:03 PM
Jets beating Colts in SB 3....

RickRoss
01-20-2008, 09:03 PM
Sox in '04 vs. Yankees

KingCanuck
01-20-2008, 09:33 PM
USA over Russia in olympic hockey

This is a nice one as well.

Clide Whit
01-20-2008, 09:48 PM
the most recent huge upset I could recall is The Greatest Show on Turf losing to a Pat's team coming off the "Tuck Rule" game.

That and Michigan and App. State, Golden State over Dallas was also huge.

Negatron617
01-20-2008, 09:56 PM
Patriots Haters are pretty Upset right now.....dont know how their upset ranks all time tho

BuildUpNow
01-20-2008, 10:00 PM
http://blog.pucp.edu.pe/media/540/20070518-JesseOwens%5B1%5D.jpg

kethnaab
01-20-2008, 10:03 PM
the most recent huge upset I could recall is The Greatest Show on Turf losing to a Pat's team coming off the "Tuck Rule" game.


that wasn't that huge of an upset. The Pats were the #2 seed in the AFC that year and the Rams weren't nearly as good as in 99

Dom_88
01-20-2008, 10:05 PM
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Clide Whit
01-20-2008, 10:06 PM
that wasn't that huge of an upset. The Pats were the #2 seed in the AFC that year and the Rams weren't nearly as good as in 99

I do recall them being 14-point underdogs at the time, which is pretty bad

kethnaab
01-20-2008, 10:07 PM
I do recall them being 14-point underdogs at the time, which is pretty bad

sure, but in comparison to some of the other upsets I don't think it compares.

Monty23
01-20-2008, 10:08 PM
I do recall them being 14-point underdogs at the time, which is pretty bad

Yes, because we never see 14 point underdogs winning.

We saw 15+ of those in college football this year alone.

kethnaab
01-20-2008, 10:20 PM
that's college FB. Upsets ALWAYS happen.

Super Bowl upsets are less frequent.

PowerBuilder08
01-20-2008, 10:24 PM
Sox vs. Yanks, '04

And I Hate baseball, but even I can admit that.

Monty23
01-20-2008, 10:25 PM
that's college FB. Upsets ALWAYS happen.

Super Bowl upsets are less frequent.


http://www.sportsfanmagazine.com/sfm/graphics/stories/superbowl_03.jpg

19 1/2 point spread if I'm not mistaken. ;-)

I do see your point, though.

ko5567
01-20-2008, 10:27 PM
http://espn.go.com/page2/s/list/topupsets/010525.html

PieceAMind
01-20-2008, 11:32 PM
IMO Jets over Colts SB 3.....if they didnt win...there would be NO AFC....so all u pat/steelers/jags/ etc fans need to appreciate that significance



Some other recent ones not said

George Mason over UCONN couple years back in NCAA tourny
Ohio St Over Miami.....National Championship few years back
Hasim Rahman over Lennox Lewis

Benji Snap
01-20-2008, 11:42 PM
Biggest Upset in Sports History?

The answer you are looking for happens to lie within your question.

I am serious... I wonder if anyone else can figure this out.

ZDub212
01-20-2008, 11:49 PM
http://blog.pucp.edu.pe/media/540/20070518-JesseOwens%5B1%5D.jpg

That and the Miracle On Ice.

kethnaab
01-21-2008, 12:04 AM
I don't think people realize what a huge upset Gardner pulled over Karelin.

Negatron617
01-21-2008, 12:09 AM
I don't think people realize what a huge upset Gardner pulled over Karelin.

from espn

Rulon Gardner's victory at the Sydney Olympics is the greatest upset in sports history. He had no team to rely on.

In the minds of everyone looking on, except maybe his family and coach, he had no hope of beating Karelin. He had no history of winning at that level of competition. Most impressive of all, though, is the "loser" in this upset. Karelin had been undefeated and unscored on in international competition for the decade preceding the Olympics. That's like the 1970s era Steel Curtain going the entire decade shutting out every opponent and winning 10 straight Super Bowls, or Pete Sampras winning 10 straight Grand Slams going 6-0, 6-0, 6-0 in every match.

HELIX35
01-21-2008, 12:53 AM
I don't think people realize what a huge upset Gardner pulled over Karelin.

Yup. The guy he was wrestling hadn't been scored on in a decade. Not just on a win streak, but not allowing a single point against him. The absolute definition of perfection.

From a personal standpoint I'd also say the miracle on ice because I'm a hockey fan, but even that can't compare to the opponent gardner upset.

kethnaab
01-21-2008, 01:55 AM
Yup. The guy he was wrestling hadn't been scored on in a decade. Not just on a win streak, but not allowing a single point against him. The absolute definition of perfection.

From a personal standpoint I'd also say the miracle on ice because I'm a hockey fan, but even that can't compare to the opponent gardner upset.


exactly.

PhoenixBuff
01-21-2008, 05:40 AM
Dallas Mavericks vs. Golden State Warriors
first round '07 playoffs

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l246/PhoenixBuff/mavsgs.jpg

IraHays
01-21-2008, 07:11 AM
U of Michigan vs. App. state

X10000

But the USA/Russia hockey match is right there.

Carpathia
01-21-2008, 07:23 AM
USA over Russia in olympic hockey

without a doubt this is #1

soxinseven
01-21-2008, 07:51 AM
USA 4
USSR 3

/thread

awesomebill61
01-21-2008, 08:56 AM
super bowl 3: jets were 22 point 'dogs
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Bowl_3

super bowl 36: pats were 14 point 'dogs
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Bowl_36

i really don't think any super bowl in modern day can be considered a HUGE upset though.... any team that is able to win the nfc or afc is at least decent

yanksbgood
01-21-2008, 09:03 AM
without a doubt this is #1
Yeah x2, USA had a bunch of college kids, Russia had pros that trained for years to play in olympics