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Biggest robberies in sports history

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MileHigh, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

    Nothing can/should/will top the 1972 Olympic men's basketball final.

    But the Jim Joyce call tonight was out and out robbery.

    What else ranks up there?
  2. mb

    mb Active Member

    Robbery, to me, makes it sound like it was done on purpose. So 72 would count. As for worst calls/noncalls, just off the top of my head:

    Jeter HR that the kid caught
    Hand of God
  3. mb

    mb Active Member

    Roy Jones Jr. in the Olympics
  4. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Biggest assfuck in the history of sports. By a country mile.
  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Pernell Whitaker's "draw" with Julio Cesar Chavez in 1993 in San Antonio is up there. Whitaker kicked his ass all over the ring. A judge sitting next to me from one of the earlier fights said "this isn't even close. This is a complete asskicking."
  6. mb

    mb Active Member

    Shit. Forgot about Sweetpea. Hampton Roads hometown fail.
  7. OnTheRiver

    OnTheRiver Active Member

    Of course, boxing deserves an entire wing of the Sports Robbery Hall of Fame.
  8. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    The Jays losing a triple play in the 1992 World Series.

    Yeah, they still won the series, but......it should have been called what it was - the second triple play in WS history.

    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  9. cougargirl

    cougargirl Active Member

    Brett Hull's GWG - foot in the paint - Game 6, 1999 Stanley Cup Finals.
  10. Smash Williams

    Smash Williams Well-Known Member

    Technically legal per the rules.

    ETA: Hull was allowed to be in the crease because he had possession of the puck. Rebounds off the goalie do not constitute a change in possession (it's why rebounds don't get the play blown dead on a delayed penalty). He shot the puck, Hasek saved it and the rebound went back to Hull. Hull then left the crease, kicked the puck from his skate to his stick, put his foot back in the crease and shot it. That's legal, even per those rules, because that entire sequence is one possession by Hull.
  11. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Good call, cougargirl. I remember Don Cherry's rant all through that season that it was a stupid rule and what if a call had to be made on it that decided the Stanley Cup? As usual, Grapes was right.
  12. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Legal now.

    At the time, it was a no-goal if even part of the skate was in the paint, IIRC.
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