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23rd Apr '17 2:15:59 AM mlsmithca
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* In the 2008/09 English League Two, AFC Bournemouth began with -17 points due to financial problems. They got promoted to League 1. They got better and better in League 1, before finally winning promotion in 2013 to the Championship. 7 years after their -17 point start, in the 2014/15 English Championship campaign, they clinched Premiership status for the first time in their 116-year history by winning the league. If you think seven years isn't really that long a time in sports years, keep in mind that teams in football typically stay right where they are for decades due to money awards per place in the final standings. Bournemouth was able to buck that trend and command their destiny.

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* In the 2008/09 English League Two, AFC Bournemouth began with -17 points due to financial problems. They got managed to avoid relegation despite this setback, and the following season were promoted to League 1. They got better and better in League 1, before finally winning promotion in 2013 to the Championship. 7 Seven years after their -17 point start, in the 2014/15 English Championship campaign, they clinched Premiership status for the first time in their 116-year history by winning the league. If you think seven years isn't really that long a time in sports years, keep in mind that teams in football typically stay right where they are for decades due to money awards per place in the final standings. Bournemouth was able to buck that trend and command their destiny.
23rd Apr '17 2:09:01 AM mlsmithca
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* UsefulNotes/TheFACup, the oldest and most prestigious association football knockout cup in England and Wales, has seen many awesome moments over the years, but in a special category are "[[DavidVersusGoliath giant killers]]", non-league clubs who have knocked out a top-flight club. [[note]]"Non-league" here means any club outside the Football League, which comprised a single division from 1888-92, two divisions from 1892-1920, three divisions in 1920-21, and four divisions from 1921 onward. "Top-flight" therefore refers to a club from the First Division before 1992, and the Premier League since 1992.[[/note]] Since World War I, this has happened just ten times:

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* UsefulNotes/TheFACup, the oldest and most prestigious association football knockout cup in England and Wales, has seen many awesome moments over the years, but in a special category are "[[DavidVersusGoliath giant killers]]", non-league clubs who have knocked out a top-flight club. [[note]]"Non-league" here means any club outside the Football League, which comprised a single division from 1888-92, two divisions from 1892-1920, three divisions in 1920-21, and four divisions from 1921 onward. "Top-flight" therefore refers to a club from the First Division before 1992, and the Premier League since 1992.[[/note]] Since World War I, this has happened just ten eleven times:



** On 18 February 2017, National League side Lincoln City (a former Football League side who had been relegated in 2011), having already beaten Championship sides Ipswich Town 1-0 in a replay in the Third Round and Brighton and Hove Albion 3-1 in the Fourth Round, became the first non-League side to reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup since Queens Park Rangers in 1914 with a 1-0 Fifth Round victory at Burnley, giving their hosts the unfortunate distinction of becoming the first top flight club since World War I to suffer two FA Cup defeats to non-League opposition; to compound their embarrassment, they had home advantage both times. Lincoln were finally defeated 5-0 by Arsenal in the quarter-finals.[[note]] The shocking nature of this result is enhanced by Lincoln City's own previous history of futility: in their 104 seasons in the Football League, they never once reached the top flight (a league record), their last season in the second tier was 1960-61, they made the fourth tier playoffs five seasons running from 2003-07 only to finish runners-up twice and losing semi-finalists three times, and they have been demoted from the Football League ''five times'' (another league record). They had also never previously reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.[[/note]]

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** On 18 February 2017, National League side Lincoln City (a former Football League side who had been relegated in 2011), having already beaten Championship sides Ipswich Town 1-0 in a replay in the Third Round and Brighton and Hove Albion 3-1 in the Fourth Round, became the first non-League side to reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup since Queens Park Rangers in 1914 with a 1-0 Fifth Round victory at Burnley, giving their hosts the unfortunate distinction of becoming the first top flight club since World War I to suffer two FA Cup defeats to non-League opposition; to compound their embarrassment, they had home advantage both times. Lincoln were finally defeated 5-0 by Arsenal in the quarter-finals.[[note]] The shocking nature of this result is enhanced by Lincoln City's own previous history of futility: in their 104 seasons in the Football League, they never once reached the top flight (a league record), their last season in the second tier was 1960-61, they made the fourth tier playoffs five seasons running from 2003-07 only to finish runners-up twice and losing semi-finalists three times, and they have been demoted from the Football League ''five times'' (another league record). They had also never previously reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup. They followed their FA Cup heroics in 2017 by winning promotion back to the League with two matches remaining in the season.[[/note]]
11th Mar '17 12:55:24 PM mlsmithca
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** On 18 February 2017, National League side Lincoln City (a former Football League side who had been relegated in 2011), having already beaten Championship sides Ipswich Town 1-0 in a replay in the Third Round and Brighton and Hove Albion 3-1 in the Fourth Round, became the first non-League side to reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup since Queens Park Rangers in 1914 with a 1-0 Fifth Round victory at Burnley, marking the second time that Burnley have lost at home to non-League opposition in the FA Cup while in the top flight.

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** On 18 February 2017, National League side Lincoln City (a former Football League side who had been relegated in 2011), having already beaten Championship sides Ipswich Town 1-0 in a replay in the Third Round and Brighton and Hove Albion 3-1 in the Fourth Round, became the first non-League side to reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup since Queens Park Rangers in 1914 with a 1-0 Fifth Round victory at Burnley, marking giving their hosts the second time that Burnley have lost at home unfortunate distinction of becoming the first top flight club since World War I to suffer two FA Cup defeats to non-League opposition opposition; to compound their embarrassment, they had home advantage both times. Lincoln were finally defeated 5-0 by Arsenal in the FA Cup while quarter-finals.[[note]] The shocking nature of this result is enhanced by Lincoln City's own previous history of futility: in their 104 seasons in the Football League, they never once reached the top flight.flight (a league record), their last season in the second tier was 1960-61, they made the fourth tier playoffs five seasons running from 2003-07 only to finish runners-up twice and losing semi-finalists three times, and they have been demoted from the Football League ''five times'' (another league record). They had also never previously reached the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.[[/note]]
26th Feb '17 5:28:58 PM mlsmithca
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** On 18 February 2017, National League side Lincoln City (a former Football League side who had been relegated in 2011), having already beaten Championship sides Ipswich Town 1-0 in a replay in the Third Round and Brighton and Hove Albion 3-1 in the Fourth Round, became the first non-League side to reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup since Queens Park Rangers in 1914 with a 1-0 Fifth Round victory at Burnley, marking the second time that Burnley have lost at home to non-League opposition in the FA Cup while in the top flight.
8th Feb '17 12:35:22 AM Knock29
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* The greatest winning streak in sports; in 1851, the schooner America won the "R.Y.S. Cup". It's known as America's Cup now, and the 1851 victory started the longest winning streak in sports, with the United States defending the cup successfully for one hundred and twenty nine YEARS.

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* The greatest winning streak in sports; in 1851, the schooner America won the "R.Y.S. Cup". It's known as America's Cup now, and the 1851 victory started the longest winning streak in sports, with the United States defending the cup successfully for one hundred and twenty nine thirty two YEARS.
6th Feb '17 2:15:04 PM YourKennection
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* Super Bowl LI: The New England Patriots shock the Atlanta Falcons, and the world, by overcoming a 25 point deficit (as far as midway through the third quarter, they were losing 28-3) to force the first ever overtime period in Super Bowl history. They would go on to win the game 34-28, giving Tom Brady and Bill Belichick their fifth Super Bowl victory, the most ever for any quarterback or head coach.

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* Super Bowl LI: The New England Patriots shock the Atlanta Falcons, and the world, by overcoming a 25 point deficit (as far as midway through the third quarter, they were losing 28-3) to force the first ever overtime period in Super Bowl history. They would go on to win the game 34-28, giving Tom Brady and Bill Belichick their fifth Super Bowl victory, the most ever for any quarterback or head coach.coach.
** Julian Edelman's miraculous catch has to be seen to be believed, catching a tipped Brady pass ''an inch from the ground'' and keeping the Pats' game-tying drive alive. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4SiUNdkIwzQ David Tyree, eat your heart out.]]
6th Feb '17 11:56:09 AM mlsmithca
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** And speaking of Robin Söderling, one must not forget his pulling off one of the biggest upsets in history at the 2009 French Open, handing Rafael Nadal the only loss he experienced at that tournament between 2005 and 2014, only weeks after Nadal has massacred him at another tournament, and even followed it up with a run to the final (in which Roger Federer made history, but Söderling the "yoker" still stole the victory ceremony). And as if that wasn't enough, the next year he came back and shocked Federer too.
** The 2017 Australian Open was awesome for two reasons. One, in an era where Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic are battling for the No. 1 ranking while simultaneously fighting off challengers like Milos Raonic and Stan Wawrinka, the final ended up being a Federer vs. Nadal matchup, which hasn't happened in a Grand Slam since 2011, and Federer ''won,'' which hasn't happened since 2007. It was a total blast from the past, a vintage match from the glory days of the Big Four era. And let's not forget that Federer is 35 and spent half of the previous season recovering from injuries and watching his ranking fall out of the top 10 for the first time since 2002.

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** And speaking of Robin Söderling, one must not forget his pulling he pulled off one of the biggest upsets in history at the 2009 French Open, handing Rafael Nadal the only loss he experienced at that tournament between 2005 and 2014, only weeks after Nadal has massacred him at another tournament, and even followed it up with a run to the final (in which Roger Federer made history, but Söderling the "yoker" still stole the victory ceremony). And as if that wasn't enough, the next year he came back and shocked Federer too.
** The 2017 Australian Open was awesome for two reasons. One, in Open. In an era where Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic are battling for the No. 1 ranking while simultaneously fighting off challengers like Milos Raonic and Stan Wawrinka, the final ended up being a Federer vs. Nadal matchup, which hasn't happened in a Grand Slam since 2011, and Federer ''won,'' which hasn't happened since 2007. It was a total blast from the past, a vintage match from the glory days of the Big Four era. And let's not forget that Federer is was 35 at the time and spent half of the previous season recovering from injuries and watching his ranking fall out of the top 10 for the first time since 2002.



* The holder of the 2016 world champion title in figure skating is a ''seventeen year old girl'' by the name of Evgenia Medvedeva. Medvedeva is also the world record holder for ladies short program score (79.21) '''AND''' free skate score (150.10).

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* The holder of the 2016 world champion title in figure skating is a ''seventeen year old girl'' by the name of Evgenia Medvedeva. Medvedeva is also the world record holder for ladies short program score (79.21) '''AND''' '''and''' free skate score (150.10).
6th Feb '17 9:50:23 AM Movienut376
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* The holder of the 2016 world champion title in figure skating is a ''seventeen year old girl'' by the name of Evgenia Medvedeva. Medvedeva is also the world record holder for ladies short program score (79.21) '''AND''' free skate score (150.10).

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* The holder of the 2016 world champion title in figure skating is a ''seventeen year old girl'' by the name of Evgenia Medvedeva. Medvedeva is also the world record holder for ladies short program score (79.21) '''AND''' free skate score (150.10).10).
* Super Bowl LI: The New England Patriots shock the Atlanta Falcons, and the world, by overcoming a 25 point deficit (as far as midway through the third quarter, they were losing 28-3) to force the first ever overtime period in Super Bowl history. They would go on to win the game 34-28, giving Tom Brady and Bill Belichick their fifth Super Bowl victory, the most ever for any quarterback or head coach.
30th Jan '17 12:49:05 PM CrimsonZephyr
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** The 2017 Australian Open was awesome for two reasons. One, in an era where Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic are battle for the No. 1 rank while simultaneously fighting off challengers like Milos Raonic and Stan Wawrinka, the final ended up being a Federer vs. Nadal matchup, which hasn't happened in a Grand Slam since 2011, and Federer ''won,'' which hasn't happened since 2007. It's a total blast from the past. And let's not forget that Federer is 35 and spent half of the previous season recovering from injuries and watching his ranking fall out of the top 10 for the first time since 2002.

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** The 2017 Australian Open was awesome for two reasons. One, in an era where Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic are battle battling for the No. 1 rank ranking while simultaneously fighting off challengers like Milos Raonic and Stan Wawrinka, the final ended up being a Federer vs. Nadal matchup, which hasn't happened in a Grand Slam since 2011, and Federer ''won,'' which hasn't happened since 2007. It's It was a total blast from the past.past, a vintage match from the glory days of the Big Four era. And let's not forget that Federer is 35 and spent half of the previous season recovering from injuries and watching his ranking fall out of the top 10 for the first time since 2002.
29th Jan '17 12:55:04 PM CrimsonZephyr
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** The 2017 Australian Open was awesome for two reasons. One, in an era where Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic are battle for the No. 1 rank while simultaneously fighting off challengers like Milos Raonic and Stan Wawrinka, the final ended up being a Federer vs. Nadal matchup, which hasn't happened in a Grand Slam since 2011, and Federer ''won,'' which hasn't happened since 2007. It's a total blast from the past. And let's not forget that Federer is 35 and spent half of the previous season recovering from injuries and watching his ranking fall out of the top 10 for the first time since 2002.
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