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Beloved teams that fell short

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Aug 2, 2013.

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  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    It seems like there are several of these in Chicago:

    The 1969 Cubs.
    The 1977 White Sox.
    The 1983 White Sox.
    The 1984 Cubs.

    The '77 White Sox team is an odd one, because that team didn't even win its division, and was constituted mostly of one-year rentals. But people still love the "South Side Hitmen."

    I'm sure there are others like this - teams that are more beloved in their cities or on their campuses than teams that accomplished more. I guess I've included division winners on the list, so that would seem to be the cut-off. Conference or league champions need not apply.
  2. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    2001 Yankees
  3. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Team Cranberryâ„¢ in Summer Sheep.
  4. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    1983 Cornhuskers

    I think the best college team of my lifetime is the 1995 Huskers, but the 1983 team was close. It seems almost unimaginable that that team lost to Miami, even if Miami was playing a home game in the bowl.
  5. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    Not a Nebraska fan, but the '95 team was very VERY good.
  6. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    1976-77-78 Royals

    2004 Auburn
  7. printit

    printit Member

    91-92 University of Kentucky men's basketball team.
  8. Chef2

    Chef2 Well-Known Member

    '80 Royals.
  9. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    '64 Phillies, and what a fall short that was!!!
  10. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Browns 86-89
  11. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    '93 Kings. If the Habs don't McSorley their way to the OT win in Game 2, Kings go home up 2-0 and ...
  12. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    For this kid it's easy:

    1985 Blue Jays

    2008-09 Brampton Battalion (CC: JR, HC)

    2002 Miami Hurricanes (pass interference my fucking ass)
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