History CurbStompBattle / RealLife

31st Aug '17 12:48:59 PM WillBGood
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* The 1916 football game between Cumberland College and Georgia Tech (then known as the Engineers) remains the most lopsided win in American football to this very day. The final score was 2220, Georgia Tech.
** Cumberland had discontinued its football program before the season began. However, Georgia Tech coach John Heisman insisted that both schools follow their scheduling agreement, which would have required Cumberland to pay $3,000 if its team didn't show up. The student manager threw together a roster of his fraternity brothers in order to avoid the penalty. Heisman may have been out for revenge because Cumberland had curb-stomped Tech 220 in a baseball game earlier that year, allegedly with the help of professional players posing as students.
* UsefulNotes/HorseRacing gives us plenty of examples:
** Probably the most famous is the 1973 Belmont Stakes, which Secretariat won by a devastating 31 lengths. He ran a mile and a half in 2:24, and no horse has gotten below 2:25 since. His win margin was also the greatest in American horse racing history.
** ... until 2014, when a horse named Feodor won an marathon allowance race at Mountaineer Park in West Virginia by ''49 and 3/4 lengths''.
** An occasionally-overlooked example is the 1943 Triple Crown winner, Count Fleet. He won the Kentucky Derby by three lengths, the Preakness by eight lengths, took a little side excursion to win the Withers Stakes, and then he ''crushed'' the Belmont by twenty-five lengths. Only Secretariat has ever exceeded his Belmont win margin. Interestingly, Count Fleet died in 1973, having lived just long enough at [[BadassGrandpa 33 years old]] to see Secretariat break his record.
** Then, of course, there is [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Man O' War]], who once defeated a horse named Hoodwinked by 100 lengths... but Hoodwinked was a last-minute joke entry because no one wanted to face Man O' War. Big Red was well-known for dishing out these.
* In 1998 at the QuakeDelica tournament, Thresh (considered at that time to be the best Quake player) fought against Billox on q2dm1. It was Thresh's Quake 2 deathmatch debut and he just ''completely'' mopped the floor with his opponent. The match can be seen [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyX1Cc6Ejjk here]] and [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoG4ljh9XDY here.]] The final result: [[spoiler:Thresh beat Billox 56 to -1.]]
* At the fighting game tournament EVO (year 2002), USA (Whose team consisted of Alex Valle, Justin Wong, Mike Watson, JR Rodriguez and Gee-O) went head to head against Japan's best players (Nuki, KSK, Chiikyuu, Mester and Tokido) in a 5vs5 StreetFighter 3:Third Strike battle. The final score was 22-3 in Japan's favor.
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30th Aug '17 12:13:47 PM MBG
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** The entire Russo-Japanese War was a series of curb stomp battles with varying victors, but no battle was more completely one-sided than this one, made all the worse by the fact that the Russian armada had sailed ''almost all the way around the eastern hemisphere'' only to be so thoroughly destroyed. The once-proud Russian navy was wiped out, not to return again until the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, while the previously dismissed, resource-poor tiny island nation of Japan was left with no real naval rival in the Pacific for 36 years, when it made the strategic mistake of repeating another such feat against "a nation of shopkeepers" across the ocean.

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** The entire Russo-Japanese War was a series of curb stomp battles with varying victors, but no battle was more completely one-sided than this one, made all the worse by the fact that the Russian armada had sailed ''almost all the way around the eastern hemisphere'' only to be so thoroughly destroyed. Even the story about how the fleet got there was [[https://imgur.com/a/zscZi a legendary humiliation]]; the ships were on dodgy ground even before their crews spent two months stuck on the shores of Madagascar in summer. The once-proud Russian navy was wiped out, not to return again until the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, while the previously dismissed, resource-poor tiny island nation of Japan was left with no real naval rival in the Pacific for 36 years, when it made the strategic mistake of repeating another such feat against "a nation of shopkeepers" across the ocean.
30th Aug '17 11:54:07 AM MBG
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** To be less fair to the Iraqis, their military was also notorious for its poor quality. For whatever reason, their troops on basically every level had almost no personal initiative unless ordered and seemed almost incapable of adjusting to new parameters. There are reports of artillery divisions spending hours shooting at empty fields after the enemy had moved on, tanks refusing to maneuver in favor of parking and blasting away the moment a target prevented itself, and planes ignoring viable bombing targets on the way to their objectives. The Iraqi generals basically micromanaged their armies on every level to try to avert these issues, but even that only got them so far. The main reason Iraq was so notorious was because its army was large and well-equipped; it had previously been bullying much weaker powers, and even then, it often took far greater losses than it should have (particularly the Iran-Iraq War, where massive armored divisions took heavy losses against civilians with Molotov cocktails). More than a few military analysts pointed out that, despite the Iran-Iraq War being mostly fought with modern weaponry, the actual tactics on display seemed more on the level of World War I.
29th Aug '17 5:06:37 PM Malady
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** Then comes the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Chaeronea_(338_BC) Battle of Chaeronea]], where the Macedonians led by King Philip II and with the help of his son, an upstart named [[AlexanderTheGreat Alexander]], completed his conquest of most of Greece. In particular, the lauded Theban Sacred Band this time was on the receiving end. Based on later excavations, at least 250 of the band of 300 fell in the battle. Most of the rest that weren't killed were captured, effectively removing any remaining ability for Greece to fight back.

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** Then comes the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Chaeronea_(338_BC) Battle of Chaeronea]], where the Macedonians led by King Philip II and with the help of his son, an upstart named [[AlexanderTheGreat Alexander]], [[UsefulNotes/{{Alexander|TheGreat}}, completed his conquest of most of Greece. In particular, the lauded Theban Sacred Band this time was on the receiving end. Based on later excavations, at least 250 of the band of 300 fell in the battle. Most of the rest that weren't killed were captured, effectively removing any remaining ability for Greece to fight back.
22nd Aug '17 8:26:36 PM randomtroper89
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* When the controversial Westboro Baptist Church became known for its picketing of funerals and other events that labeled it a hate group, their protest events - which they always announced in advance, likely hoping someone would oppose them in a way they could take legal advantage of - started to be met by counter-protests consisting of hundreds or even ''thousands'' of students, activists, or even convention attendees, many of them trying their hardest to display the absurdity of the WBC's views with their own protest. Facing such overwhelming numbers on a regular basis (the WBC's group usually consisted of no more than twenty) their protests nowadays rarely last more than ten minutes if they show up at all.
** They ''did'' show up in Moore, Oklahoma on the one-year anniversary of a deadly tornado, hoping the inclement weather would keep counter protests away. [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/07/westboro-baptist-church-moore-oklahoma_n_5104904.html They were wrong.]]

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* When In 1964, UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson beat Barry Goldwater by winning 44 out of 50 States in the controversial Westboro Baptist Church became known for its picketing presidential election.
* In 1936, UsefulNotes/{{Franklin D Roosevelt}} won ''46 out
of funerals 48'' (at the time) States in the presidential election. Fast forward about 40 years and other events that labeled it a hate group, their protest events - which they always announced in advance, likely hoping someone would oppose them ''beats'' this - UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, who wins 49 states... and loses Minnesota (Walter Mondale's home state) by only 4,000 votes.
* UsefulNotes/{{George H W Bush}} didn't do too badly himself
in a way they could take legal advantage of - started his first election in 1988, beating Michael Dukakis 40 states to be met by counter-protests consisting of hundreds or even ''thousands'' of students, activists, or even convention attendees, many of them trying their hardest to display 10.
* UsefulNotes/{{Richard Nixon}} won all but
the absurdity District of Columbia and Massachusetts when he was re-elected in 1972. Of course, it eventually turned out that he had [[ScandalGate cheated]].
* In 1804, UsefulNotes/{{Thomas Jefferson}} won 15
of the WBC's views with their own protest. Facing such overwhelming numbers on a regular basis (the WBC's group usually consisted of no more than twenty) their protests nowadays rarely last more than ten minutes if they show up at all.
** They ''did'' show up
then 17 states in Moore, Oklahoma on the one-year anniversary Presidential election.
* In 2003, California governor Gray Davis was recalled by 55.39%. In a state as Democrat-friendly as California, that takes a special kind
of a deadly tornado, hoping the inclement weather would keep counter protests away. [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/07/westboro-baptist-church-moore-oklahoma_n_5104904.html They were wrong.]]talent. He was replaced by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
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* OutlawCouple Bonnie and Clyde were taken out in one of these. A posse took a few [[MoreDakka automatic weapons]], and simply pulled the triggers until the couple stopped moving. It should be noted that Bonnie and Clyde had killed at least nine police officers, several civilians, and left many more for dead during their crime spree, mostly [[ForTheEvulz for the pure hell of it]]. Not to mention Clyde was savvy enough to insist on heavy weaponry and little Bonnie was known to [[SmallGirlBigGun hip-shoot a BAR]], which is powerful enough to shoot through a car. By the time the outlaws were gunned down, the cops were tired of playing fair.
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* UsefulNotes/HorseRacing gives us plenty of examples:
** Probably the most famous is the 1973 Belmont Stakes, which Secretariat won by a devastating 31 lengths. He ran a mile and a half in 2:24, and no horse has gotten below 2:25 since. His win margin was also the greatest in American horse racing history.
** ... until 2014, when a horse named Feodor won an marathon allowance race at Mountaineer Park in West Virginia by ''49 and 3/4 lengths''.
** An occasionally-overlooked example is the 1943 Triple Crown winner, Count Fleet. He won the Kentucky Derby by three lengths, the Preakness by eight lengths, took a little side excursion to win the Withers Stakes, and then he ''crushed'' the Belmont by twenty-five lengths. Only Secretariat has ever exceeded his Belmont win margin. Interestingly, Count Fleet died in 1973, having lived just long enough at [[BadassGrandpa 33 years old]] to see Secretariat break his record.
** Then, of course, there is [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Man O' War]], who once defeated a horse named Hoodwinked by 100 lengths... but Hoodwinked was a last-minute joke entry because no one wanted to face Man O' War. Big Red was well-known for dishing out these.



%%* Don't bully Zangief, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAuwOEwJ2UQ&feature=player_embedded he'll kick your ass]].

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* When the controversial Westboro Baptist Church became known for its picketing of funerals and other events that labeled it a hate group, their protest events - which they always announced in advance, likely hoping someone would oppose them in a way they could take legal advantage of - started to be met by counter-protests consisting of hundreds or even ''thousands'' of students, activists, or even convention attendees, many of them trying their hardest to display the absurdity of the WBC's views with their own protest. Facing such overwhelming numbers on a regular basis (the WBC's group usually consisted of no more than twenty) their protests nowadays rarely last more than ten minutes if they show up at all.
** They ''did'' show up in Moore, Oklahoma on the one-year anniversary of a deadly tornado, hoping the inclement weather would keep counter protests away. [[http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/07/westboro-baptist-church-moore-oklahoma_n_5104904.html They were wrong.]]



* In 1964, UsefulNotes/LyndonJohnson beat Barry Goldwater by winning 44 out of 50 States in the presidential election.
* In 1936, UsefulNotes/{{Franklin D Roosevelt}} won ''46 out of 48'' (at the time) States in the presidential election. Fast forward about 40 years and someone ''beats'' this - UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan, who wins 49 states... and loses Minnesota (Walter Mondale's home state) by only 4,000 votes.
* UsefulNotes/{{George H W Bush}} didn't do too badly himself in his first election in 1988, beating Michael Dukakis 40 states to 10.
* UsefulNotes/{{Richard Nixon}} won all but the District of Columbia and Massachusetts when he was re-elected in 1972. Of course, it eventually turned out that he had [[ScandalGate cheated]].
* In 1804, UsefulNotes/{{Thomas Jefferson}} won 15 of the then 17 states in the Presidential election.
* In 2003, California governor Gray Davis was recalled by 55.39%. In a state as Democrat-friendly as California, that takes a special kind of talent. He was replaced by Arnold Schwarzenegger.
* UsefulNotes/HorseRacing gives us plenty of examples:
** Probably the most famous is the 1973 Belmont Stakes, which Secretariat won by a devastating 31 lengths. He ran a mile and a half in 2:24, and no horse has gotten below 2:25 since. His win margin was also the greatest in American horse racing history.
** ... until 2014, when a horse named Feodor won an marathon allowance race at Mountaineer Park in West Virginia by ''49 and 3/4 lengths''.
** An occasionally-overlooked example is the 1943 Triple Crown winner, Count Fleet. He won the Kentucky Derby by three lengths, the Preakness by eight lengths, took a little side excursion to win the Withers Stakes, and then he ''crushed'' the Belmont by twenty-five lengths. Only Secretariat has ever exceeded his Belmont win margin. Interestingly, Count Fleet died in 1973, having lived just long enough at [[BadassGrandpa 33 years old]] to see Secretariat break his record.
** Then, of course, there is [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Man O' War]], who once defeated a horse named Hoodwinked by 100 lengths... but Hoodwinked was a last-minute joke entry because no one wanted to face Man O' War. Big Red was well-known for dishing out these.
* OutlawCouple Bonnie and Clyde were taken out in one of these. A posse took a few [[MoreDakka automatic weapons]], and simply pulled the triggers until the couple stopped moving. It should be noted that Bonnie and Clyde had killed at least nine police officers, several civilians, and left many more for dead during their crime spree, mostly [[ForTheEvulz for the pure hell of it]]. Not to mention Clyde was savvy enough to insist on heavy weaponry and little Bonnie was known to [[SmallGirlBigGun hip-shoot a BAR]], which is powerful enough to shoot through a car. By the time the outlaws were gunned down, the cops were tired of playing fair.


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%%* Don't bully Zangief, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAuwOEwJ2UQ&feature=player_embedded he'll kick your ass]].
16th Aug '17 2:45:40 AM zydiig
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* During WWII in France, there was [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Dragoon Operation Dragoon]], launched mainly by the American forces. It ended with 140,000 German soldiers either dead or captured (this was especially crippling because Germany was running out of professional soldiers), and 20,000 wounded. American losses; 2,000 killed or captured, 7,000 wounded. Their French allies suffered about 10,000 killed, wounded, or captured, for a total of 19,000 allied casualties and 160,000 German ones.

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* During WWII in France, there was [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Dragoon Operation Dragoon]], launched mainly by the American forces. It ended with 140,000 German soldiers either dead or captured (this was especially crippling because Germany was running out of professional soldiers), and 20,000 wounded. American losses; losses: 2,000 killed or captured, 7,000 wounded. Their French allies suffered about 10,000 killed, wounded, or captured, for a total of 19,000 allied casualties and 160,000 German ones.
31st Jul '17 8:28:40 PM Ohio9
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* Perhaps the most lopsided battle of the American Civil War was the Second Battle of Fort Wagner on July 18, 1863. Despite a huge numerical advantage (5,000 troops and 6 warships vs 1,800 defenders in the fort), the Union's second attempt to take Fort Wagner near Charlston Harbor in 1863 was one of the most disastrous defeats of the war. The Union Army was repulsed with massive losses, taking 1,515 casualties and inflicting only 174. After this, the Union gave up trying to take the fort by direct assault, and eventually forced the Confederates to abandon it after a long siege.
22nd Jul '17 1:46:47 AM Nepeta
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* The [[UsefulNotes/ArabIsraeliConflict Six Day War]] was a Curb Stomp ''War''. During the tense buildup to the war, the Syrians and Egyptians were spouting rhetoric like "We will drive them into the sea," and (at one particularly tense moment) "[[HomeByChristmas This time next week]], [[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs we will be having lunch in Tel Aviv]]." The Israelis launched a dawn sneak attack on the Arab air forces while their pilots were all at breakfast, virtually obliterating them. Without air support, the Arabs stood no chance against the Israeli ground strike, and surrendered within [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin six days]].

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* The [[UsefulNotes/ArabIsraeliConflict Six Day War]] was a Curb Stomp ''War''. During the tense buildup to the war, the Syrians and Egyptians were spouting rhetoric like "We will drive them into the sea," and (at ([[CasualDangerDialogue at one particularly tense moment) moment]]) "[[HomeByChristmas This time next week]], [[AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs we will be having lunch in Tel Aviv]]." The Israelis launched a dawn sneak attack on the Arab air forces while their pilots were all at breakfast, virtually obliterating them. Without air support, the Arabs stood no chance against the Israeli ground strike, and surrendered within [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin six days]].
8th Jul '17 9:30:36 AM nombretomado
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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Peking_%281900%29 Battle Of Peking]] during the Boxer Rebellion saw 18,000 Eight-Nation Alliance soldiers fighting over 80,000 Qing Empire and Righteous Harmony Society fighters. As TheOtherWiki describes it, "the assault on Peking had taken on the character of a race to see which national army achieved the glory of relieving the Legations". By the end of the day, 54 Alliance soldiers were killed. The majority of these were Russians, of which around 28 died. That number also includes about seven Americans, and one British soldier. Who died of sunstroke. The Chinese forces meanwhile...well, the casualties aren't really well known, but it is somewhere between "heavy" and "in the hundreds". All this without [[Videogame/BioShockInfinite the help of a flying city full of ultranational racists]].

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* The [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Peking_%281900%29 Battle Of Peking]] during the Boxer Rebellion saw 18,000 Eight-Nation Alliance soldiers fighting over 80,000 Qing Empire and Righteous Harmony Society fighters. As TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki describes it, "the assault on Peking had taken on the character of a race to see which national army achieved the glory of relieving the Legations". By the end of the day, 54 Alliance soldiers were killed. The majority of these were Russians, of which around 28 died. That number also includes about seven Americans, and one British soldier. Who died of sunstroke. The Chinese forces meanwhile...well, the casualties aren't really well known, but it is somewhere between "heavy" and "in the hundreds". All this without [[Videogame/BioShockInfinite the help of a flying city full of ultranational racists]].
6th Jun '17 4:54:45 PM costanton11
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* UsefulNotes/{{George H W Bush}} didn't do too badly himself in his first election, beating Michael Dukakis 40 states to 10.

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* UsefulNotes/{{George H W Bush}} didn't do too badly himself in his first election, election in 1988, beating Michael Dukakis 40 states to 10.


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* In 1804, UsefulNotes/{{Thomas Jefferson}} won 15 of the then 17 states in the Presidential election.
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