Top 5 Epic Sports Comebacks

Published on September 4th, 2014

The ‘comeback’ is the single greatest aspect of competition that most embodies the spirit of what makes sport extraordinary.

As children, most young athletes have, at some point, imagined themselves taking the 3-point shot with one second left to win the game, or hitting the walk-off home run in the World Series for their favorite ball club, or receiving the game winning touchdown at the end of the 4th quarter. Simply put, sport’s true poetry is achieved through the experience of the pinnacle of tension, challenge, perseverance, and – when achievement comes into play – victory.

Nothing more perfectly captures this essence than a comeback – an underdog or long-shot that comes out of nowhere and makes players, coaches and even spectators think the words, for a moment, “Yes I can”.

For being such a beautiful feature of athletics, comebacks occur with great frequency in most sports. We take a look at some of our favorite comebacks in sports – and No. 1 may not be one that you expected…

5) Notre Dame Vs USC, Nov. 30, 1974
4) Indiana Pacers Vs New York Knicks, May 7, 1995
3) Seattle Mariners Vs Cleveland Indians, Aug. 5, 2001
2) New York Yankees Vs Boston Red Sox, Oct. 2004
1) Emirates Team New Zealand Vs Oracle Team USA, Sept. 2013

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