TCU looks to join list of biggest upsets in sports history
At Texas Christian University, your chance to make history is just around the corner.
The No. 3 Horned Frogs will face the No. 1 Georgia Bulldogs. CFP National Championship Game It’s Monday, but I have many other plans. TCU from topping defending champion.
If TCU upset Georgia for the title, it would go down as one of the biggest upsets in sports history. Not only was he recognized for one national championship (1938) in the history of the programme, but also for entering the pre-season at odds of 1000/1. Westgate Las Vegas Superbook.
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So while TCU owns the No. 3 seed after a stellar season and enjoys a lot of respect, few saw this matchup take place in August.
can Sonny Dykes, Max Duggan and Co. will lead TCU to glory? If so, they’ll be in on these moments (in no particular order) as the biggest upsets in sports history:
Team USA Defeats USSR in “Miracle on Ice” – 1980
The “Miracle on Ice” was Team USA’s sensational win over the Soviet Union at the 1980 Winter Olympics in New York.
The Soviet Union entered the game as four-time defending gold medalists and were the big favorites, but lost 4-3 to the USA, the youngest and only four experienced players in the tournament.
Trailing 3-2 going into the third period, goals from Mark Johnson and captain Mike Erzione lifted the Stars and Stripes to a 4-3 lead with 10 minutes remaining.
Team USA held on, beating Finland 4-2 to make a late comeback in the gold medal game, but it was the victory over the Soviet Union that really picked up the momentum.
Buster Douglas Ends Mike Tyson’s Undefeated Record – 1990
“Tyson is back!” – 3 infamous sayings that wound up on the wrong side of history.
That was Mike Tyson’s bill in 1990 when he played Buster Douglas. HBO analysts Larry Merchant and Jim Lampley said:Disappear for 90 secondsIn favor of Tyson – but that was far from the case.
Douglas, who had a draw record of 29-4-1, led Tyson, who was 37-0 at the time, to the 10th round and eventually won by knockout. The official scorecard for the nine rounds was 87–86 for Tyson, 86–86 for Douglas, and 88–83.
The win is widely considered the greatest upset in boxing history, so it definitely deserves the cut.
New York Giants beat New England Patriots’ perfect record in Super Bowl XLII
of new england patriots He finished the 2007 regular season with a perfect 16-0 record. They then marched to Super Bowl 42, hoping to participate in his 1972. miami dolphins As the only team in the league to finish the campaign undefeated.
until they meet new york giants in Glendale, Arizona.
Eli Manning and Co. went 10-6 after the regular season and hoped to become the first NFC Wildcard seed to win a Super Bowl. It took them until the last minute of regulation to do just that.
Along with David Tyree’s infamous helmet catch, Manning delivered when the Giants needed him most. With just 35 seconds left in the fourth quarter, Manning scored for a 13-yard touchdown. finished at 2:07.
Tom Brady lost New England’s clean record for not having one of his classic late comebacks.
Leicester City win the English Premier League – 2015/16
If TCU’s 1000/1 odds are puzzling enough, Leicester City’s 5000/1 The chances of winning the English Premier League in 2015-16 are on another level.
The Foxes earned promotion from the 2014-15 EFL Championship to the EPL and took advantage of a late run thanks to manager Nigel Pearson switching to a back three defense to finish 14th. Prior to that, they were in the relegation zone for more than half the season and were bottom of the table for 17 straight games.
The controversial Pearson was sacked after the season and Leicester appointed Italian Claudio Ranieri, who coached Chelsea from 2000 to 2004, as his replacement. Thanks to his improvisational counter-attacking play and ability to adapt quickly after setbacks, Fox achieved his record of 23-12-3, putting him 10 points ahead of second-placed Arsenal. They won the title with 81 points.
As in the previous example, it’s one thing to upset 1 game, but 38 game upsets may not be something we’ll see again in a very long time.
Saudi Arabia to shock Lionel Messi, Argentina at 2022 World Cup
I can’t help but believe that this wasn’t the biggest upset in World Cup history. It didn’t matter that Argentina eventually won the tournament hosted by Qatar, but Saudi Arabia shocked the planet with her 2-1 upset win in the Group C opener.
Lionel Messi gave La Albiceleste an early lead thanks to a penalty, but two second-half goals from Saleh Al-Shehri and Salem Al-Dawsari gave the Green Falcons a surprising three points and the Saudis won the match the following day. Got a holiday. go back home.
Saudi Arabia’s victory marked the start of a World Cup full of upsets left and right, but none sent shockwaves like this one.