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Cards WS win: The biggest postseason upset since Villanova?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by BYH, Oct 28, 2006.


Is the Cardinals World Series win the biggest postseason upset since Nova in 1985?

  1. Yes!

    4 vote(s)
  2. No!

    58 vote(s)
  1. I wouldn't call it an upset, because despite the patchwork pitching staff, the Cards still have a potent offense and some semblance of experience. The TigerCubs were in way over their heads after game 1 and were lucky to get a game in this series.
  2. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Well, that idiot selfish coach also took a couple of weeks off to, you know, bury his son.

    What the hell was he thinking? The PLAYOFFS were coming soon!!!
  3. broadway joe

    broadway joe Guest

    Come on, now. It may not have been a monumental upset, but it definitely was an upset. There were very few people picking the Cardinals when the Series started. If the Cardinals are so clearly better, why was everyone picking the Tigers in five a week ago?
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Well-Known Member

    End-of-thread material right there.
  5. jagtrader

    jagtrader Active Member

    People didn't pick the Cardinals because they have short attention spans. The Cards had four players -- Pujols, Edmonds, Rolen and Carpenter -- better than anyone on the Tigers' roster. Were they banged up? Sure. But they still had the talent.
  6. kingcreole

    kingcreole Active Member

    A few reasons why St. Louis winning the World Series isn't an "upset" of any sorts:

    1. Albert Pujols
    2. Jim Edmonds
    3. Scott Rolen

    Last I checked, those three guys were pretty good baseball players. And I hear that Pujols guy might be the best in the game. With players like that, how could it be an upset of any sorts, especially coming against a wild card?
  7. rgd

    rgd Guest

    Because they were too swayed by the ease with which the Tigers won the ALCS.
  8. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Nobody said Tigers weren't favored . . . they were 2-1 faves, going in.
  9. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Yes, but they entered the Super Bowl with a second-year QB who had made exactly three career pass attempts before the season began and was considered completely overmatched by the two-time MVP and Super Bowl winner across the field from him.

    The Pats had momentum, but in no way was this not a monumental upset (and probably the No. 2 upset in NFL history to the '69 Jets.)
  10. fever_dog

    fever_dog Active Member

    and it took the pats a COUPLE of near-miracles just to get past the raiders.
  11. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Miracles -- and braindamaged officiating.
  12. broadway joe

    broadway joe Guest

    For months, all you heard was how much better the AL was than the NL, how no one in the NL could possibly win the World Series. During the NLCS, all the talk was of the Tigers' great pitching, and how the Mets and Cardinals both sucked and would get their doors blown off by the Tigers. Now people on here are saying that they knew the Cardinals were really good all along and they're not surprised by the result. You've got to be kidding.
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