Amazing Run of Championships

I watched yesterday's Super Bowl in its entirety and it eerily reflected the recent US presidential election. It appeared as if the good guys would win easy until a historical reversal awarded the crown to the other guys. At one point in the third quarter I considered bailing on the game because I didn't think there was a chance of New England coming back.

I'm glad I stuck with it, because it was the greatest Super Bowl comeback ever and the first time the game went to overtime. I still can't believe what I saw. What a game!

It got me thinking of how amazing championship games have been lately. With the exception of the Stanley Cup final, won by Pittsburgh in six games, it's been one epic game after another.

2016 MLS Cup
Admittedly, I was only watching because TFC was in the final, but it couldn't have been closer. Seattle won in penalty kicks.

2016 Grey Cup
It was the only CFL game I watched in 2016 and it was a dandy. Again, decided in overtime, with a thrilling comeback by Calgary who ended up losing to Ottawa.

2016 World Series
One for the ages, with the Cubs coming back from a 3-1 game deficit to win game seven in extra innings. I'm still blown away by this game seven.

2016 NBA Championship
Another one for the ages, with LeBron James carrying the Cavs to victory late in game seven. The Cavs were down 3 games to 1 to the Warriors before the magic happened. I'm still blown away by this game seven.

If you're keeping score, we have epic conclusions to the last Super Bowl, Grey Cup, World Series and NBA Championship. Even if you have no horses in these races, it's been a constant reminder of why sports fans love sports.


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Gregor

The NCAA men's final between Villanova and N Carolina ended on a last minute basket. Thrilling as hell.

It's like someone is fixing these.

February 6, 2017 @ 3:53 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@Gregor

Right! I had forgotten that one.

February 6, 2017 @ 3:55 PM

James Edgar

The F1 Championship came down to the last race too.

Although even a diehard fan like me will readily admit that the fact it was down to the team mates from the dominant team of the last 3 years somewhat lessons the drama.

New technical regulations and a few driver shake ups (like the champions surprise retirement ) will hopefully give a better season. Not to mention the new owners who seem so far to actually get "It"

MotoGP has also had a bit of a shake up rider wise and that will hopefully make it a little more dramatic this year.
2015 WAS dramatic both off and on track , Off track drama is not the drama I want of course hopefully it will be all on track this year.
Realistically Honda,Yamaha,Suzuki and Ducati all have riders and bike capable of winning this year. a change from the Yamaha and Honda dominance of the last decade.
still Go Rossi! Or if not Go ZUK!

February 7, 2017 @ 11:48 AM

The Voice of Reason

@Mike

What about Leicester City. The most unlikely upset of all time in recorded sports history.

February 7, 2017 @ 1:57 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

@The Voice of Reason

You left my comfort zone with that one, but let's add it to the list!

February 7, 2017 @ 3:03 PM

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