Part of my day here at Pregame is spent reviewing and reading all the various content portals and forums around the web. This does not just include industry type web sites, but also general sports related portals. I was reading an interesting question asked on a fantasy football forum where the board was in a heated debate about the "greatest victory in sports". Obviously, the USA Hockey win over the Soviet Union was the first thing that popped into my head. Essentially, this would be like our original Dream Team (Bird, Magic, Jordan, etc) losing in the Olympics. Once my brain agreed this was #1, I started going over various other "great" wins in sports:
Buster Douglas beating Mike Tyson. Up until this point, Mike was a monster. Whether it was Frank Bruno or Little Mac, he was just killing people. The odds on this fight were thru the roof. I still remember flicking back and forth between the fight and the NBA Slam Dunk Championship because I figured the fight would be lame anyway. So, all of a sudden we flick back and see Mike laying flat on his ass. Tyson would never be the same after this fight. It was so bad for Mike after this, the WWE (WWF at the time), pulled Tyson from the PPV and replaced him with Buster.
Rulon Gardner (spelling?) beating that Russian Monster a few years back in the Olympics. Honestly, if it was not wrestling, could probably top the "Miracle on Ice". The Russian was not only undefeated for 10 years, but was NEVER scored on. NEVER. Not one point. For 10 years. You know how sick that is? That is like a team in football going undefeated for a season and not giving up any TDs. Actually, it might even be more impressive than that.
There are obviously TONS more (IE Greece over Portugual in 04 Euros considering they were a 100-1 to win it all), but I am interested to hear what everyone else has to say. This could be an upset (Duke over UNLV) or just a damn impressive feat (IE, Red Sox coming back after being down 3-0 to win the World Series).
So I will hand the mike over to the next person........