Author Topic: My Boston based, “Heartbreaking Sports Losses of The Past 20 Years” Top 10 List  (Read 854 times)

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Offline triboy16f

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2010 Celtics and 2013 Bruins all time hall of shame/choke jobs

2010 Celts were well under control at home and then in the 4th...  I was like "this isn't real life"

2013 Bruins up 3-0 ....  in a blink of an eye series tied 3-3.   7th game, Bruins score the first 3-0.  Then Flyers storm back to win 4-3 (how fitting).  One of the biggest choke jobs in history of sports.   I almost burnt my jersey

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1. 2007 Patriots
2. 2010 Celtics
3. 2011 Patriots
4. 2012 Celtics
5. 2013 Bruins
6. 2015 Patriots
7. 2017 Patriots
8. 2018 Celtics

Offline liam

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Worst losses in Celtics history are Len Bias 1986 and Reggie Lewis 1993.

Offline Neurotic Guy

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Trigger warning please ;)

I’m not as into baseball and ice hockey, so I have a few local sport references on there. But your NBA and NFL heartbreaks are legit


I am exactly the same about baseball and hockey.   Agree with OP on the order of the only losses on the last 20 years that I thought were "heartbreaking":

2010 Celtics and 2007 Pats equally heartbreaking

2011 Pats


Lots of others were disappointing (including the 2017 Pats, the 2018 and 2012 Celtics) but nothing else was really heartbreaking for me -- probably all the way back to the 1987 Celtics.   

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Trigger warning please ;)

I’m not as into baseball and ice hockey, so I have a few local sport references on there. But your NBA and NFL heartbreaks are legit


I am exactly the same about baseball and hockey.   Agree with OP on the order of the only losses on the last 20 years that I thought were "heartbreaking":

2010 Celtics and 2007 Pats equally heartbreaking

2011 Pats


Lots of others were disappointing (including the 2017 Pats, the 2018 and 2012 Celtics) but nothing else was really heartbreaking for me -- probably all the way back to the 1987 Celtics.
Man, those '10 C's and '07 Pats are still nightmare fuel.

I think the 2010 Celtics is probably my worst. Couldn't bring myself to be interested in basketball for a while after that

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2007 Patriots was brutal. 18-0 and then the G-Men broke our hearts.

Still feels awful to think about their D-Line just hitting/sacking Brady almost every play it seems.

I was only 8-9 years old at the time, and actually had tears in my eyes that night and was really sad. What could have been if we'd gone perfect that year...  :'(

And now it's like you have PTSD when you think of the Giants in the playoffs LOL.
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Offline GreenFaith1819

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Worst losses in Celtics history are Len Bias 1986 and Reggie Lewis 1993.

I think the basketball gods are smiling on us with Jaylen Brown (Reggie) and Jayson Tatum (Bias) in Green.

Seeing those two perform this season is starting to take the sting out, some.

These two could very well be bedrocks of the next 2-3 titles in Boston.
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Worst losses in Celtics history are Len Bias 1986 and Reggie Lewis 1993.

I think the basketball gods are smiling on us with Jaylen Brown (Reggie) and Jayson Tatum (Bias) in Green.

Seeing those two perform this season is starting to take the sting out, some.

These two could very well be bedrocks of the next 2-3 titles in Boston.

It feels that way!

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Some that hurt real bad in my lifetime

1975 Sox
1976 Pats
1978 Sox
1987 Celtics
2003 Sox
2007 Pats
2010 Celtics
2011 Pats
2013 Bruins
2017 Pats
2018 Celtics

But thats offset by
1976 Celtics
1981 Celtics
1984 Celtics
1986 Celtics
2001 Pats
2003 Pats
2004 Pats
2004 Sox
2007 Sox
2008 Celtics
2011 Bruins
2013 Sox
2015 Pats
2017 Pats

So its all good

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I cannot rank any of the Celtics losses higher than the Patriots/Brady big losses.

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1) 2010 Celtics
2) 1973 Celtics
3) 1987 Celtics - Game 4 & McHale's fumbled free-throw rebound
4) 1975 Celtics
5) 2011 Celtics - after stupid trade that cost a Banner
6) Len Bias
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Offline JSD

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5) 2011 Celtics - after stupid trade that cost a Banner

Of course Jeff Green shows up meaningfully, for the first time in his career, against us in the 2018 ECF... Ugh...

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5) 2011 Celtics - after stupid trade that cost a Banner

Of course Jeff Green shows up meaningfully, for the first time in his career, against us in the 2018 ECF... Ugh...
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Offline TheisTheisBaby

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2010 Celtics by far.  This one was not just heartbreaking but it p---ed all of us off because of the way it was stolen from us by the refs.