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16th Jan '18 5:37:03 PM BattleMaster
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* In ''[[Music/WarrenZevon Hit Somebody (The Hockey Song)]]'', there's thirty seconds left in the game when the main character, Buddy, gets the puck and successfully shoots a goal. There's no indication given that it was game winning, but it's still important because it's Buddy's final game before retirement and he's dreamed of shooting a goal his entire career.
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15th Jan '18 10:47:26 AM Lirodon
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* That was ... until two weeks later at the Iron Bowl. Alabama had entered the season as two-time national champions, and were in their traditional form throughout. Going into the Iron Bowl, Alabama and Auburn were ranked at #1 and #4 in the nation respectively; for the first time ever, the winner of the game would clinch the SEC's west division and advance to the conference championship, and the game would likely have implications on who would receive a bid for the BCS Championship Game, too. Following an Auburn drive that scored a touchdown, tying the game at 28 with only 34 seconds left, Bama took over in their territory. Auburn stopped them from scoring and even forced a player out of bounds just as time expired, which stopped the clock. The play was reviewed, and one second was put back on the clock. Alabama attempted a 57-yard field goal. If it missed, the game would just go to overtime. Their starter had missed three earlier that game, so they put in the backup. He kicked the ball well, but it fell short, where Auburn returner Chris Davis waited. Davis then [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR7s2m5Z5GA returned it all the way back to Alabama's end zone for a touchdown]] to win the game 3428, in what would later be known as the "Kick Six". Auburn went on to win the SEC championship and advance to the BCS championship game, where they lost to Florida State.

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* That was ... until two weeks later at the Iron Bowl. Alabama had entered the season as two-time national champions, and were in their traditional form throughout. Going into the Iron Bowl, Alabama and Auburn were ranked at #1 and #4 in the nation respectively; for the first time ever, the winner of the game would clinch the SEC's west division and advance to the conference championship, and the game would likely have implications on who would receive a bid for the BCS Championship Game, too.championship. Following an Auburn drive that scored a touchdown, tying the game at 28 with only 34 seconds left, Bama took over in their territory. Auburn stopped them from scoring and even forced a player out of bounds just as time expired, which stopped the clock. The play was reviewed, and one second was put back on the clock. Alabama attempted a 57-yard field goal. If it missed, the game would just go to overtime. Their starter had missed three earlier that game, so they put in the backup. He kicked the ball well, but it fell short, where Auburn returner Chris Davis waited. Davis then [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR7s2m5Z5GA returned it all the way back to Alabama's end zone for a touchdown]] to win the game 3428, in what would later be known as the "Kick Six".
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Auburn went on to win the SEC championship and advance championship. Thanks to #10 Michigan State upsetting #2 Ohio State to take the Big Ten championship, Auburn got pushed up to #2 on the BCS championship game, rankings and played in the BCS Championship Game, where they lost to Florida State.
15th Jan '18 7:10:24 AM Rytex
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* In the 2017/18 NFL Playoffs Divisional Round, the Minnesota Vikings took on the New Orleans Saints. The Saints were ahead by one point with 10 seconds left, neither team had a timeout, and the Vikings were about thirty yards outside of field-goal range. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJzpoj_NxqQ Then this happened]].
14th Jan '18 10:22:00 AM Lirodon
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* In 2013, the Iron Bowl -- a traditional rivalry game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Auburn Tigers -- had major post-season implications. Alabama had entered the season as two-time national champions, while Auburn was coming off an embarrassing 3-9 season with no wins against SEC opponents (including a 49-0 CurbStompBattle in last year's Iron Bowl). Alabama was in their traditional form throughout the season, but Auburn was pulling off a series of major comeback wins; only two weeks ago, Auburn had stunned Georgia in their traditional rivalry game, when an Auburn Hail Mary was tipped by Georgia defensemen to score a game-winning touchdown in the final minute. Going into the Iron Bowl, the two teams were ranked at #1 and #4 in the nation respectively; for the first time ever, the winner of the game would clinch the SEC's west division and advance to the conference championship. Following an Auburn drive that scored a touchdown, tying the game at 28 with only 34 seconds left, Bama took over in their territory. Auburn stopped them from scoring and even forced a player out of bounds just as time expired, which stopped the clock. The play was reviewed, and one second was put back on the clock. Alabama attempted a 57-yard field goal. If it missed, the game would just go to overtime. Their starter had missed three earlier that game, so they put in the backup. He kicked the ball well, but it fell short, where Auburn returner Chris Davis waited. Davis then [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR7s2m5Z5GA returned it all the way back to Alabama's end zone for a touchdown]] to win the game 3428, in what would later be known as the "Kick Six". Auburn went on to win the SEC championship and advance to the BCS championship game, where they lost to Florida State.

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* In 2013, after an embarrassing 3-9 season last year (with no wins against SEC opponents, including a 49-0 CurbStompBattle at the Iron Bowl -- a traditional their traditional, season-ending cross-state rivalry game between with Alabama), the Alabama Crimson Tide and Auburn Tigers were experiencing a resurgence. One of their most notable comebacks came on November 16, 2013 -- had major post-season implications. hosting another traditional rival, the Georgia Bulldogs. In the final 40 seconds, Georgia was leading 38-37. But then, Auburn QB Nick Marshall threw a 73-yard Hail Mary, which got a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_8tl0Q2pQg lucky bounce]] off two Georgia defensemen into the hands of their wide receiver, who took it the rest of the way for a game-winning touchdown. The "Prayer at Jordan-Hare" was shaping up to be the most iconic moment of Auburn's 2013 season....
* That was ... until two weeks later at the Iron Bowl.
Alabama had entered the season as two-time national champions, while Auburn was coming off an embarrassing 3-9 season with no wins against SEC opponents (including a 49-0 CurbStompBattle in last year's Iron Bowl). Alabama was and were in their traditional form throughout the season, but Auburn was pulling off a series of major comeback wins; only two weeks ago, Auburn had stunned Georgia in their traditional rivalry game, when an Auburn Hail Mary was tipped by Georgia defensemen to score a game-winning touchdown in the final minute. throughout. Going into the Iron Bowl, the two teams Alabama and Auburn were ranked at #1 and #4 in the nation respectively; for the first time ever, the winner of the game would clinch the SEC's west division and advance to the conference championship.championship, and the game would likely have implications on who would receive a bid for the BCS Championship Game, too. Following an Auburn drive that scored a touchdown, tying the game at 28 with only 34 seconds left, Bama took over in their territory. Auburn stopped them from scoring and even forced a player out of bounds just as time expired, which stopped the clock. The play was reviewed, and one second was put back on the clock. Alabama attempted a 57-yard field goal. If it missed, the game would just go to overtime. Their starter had missed three earlier that game, so they put in the backup. He kicked the ball well, but it fell short, where Auburn returner Chris Davis waited. Davis then [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR7s2m5Z5GA returned it all the way back to Alabama's end zone for a touchdown]] to win the game 3428, in what would later be known as the "Kick Six". Auburn went on to win the SEC championship and advance to the BCS championship game, where they lost to Florida State.
9th Jan '18 10:59:52 PM Lirodon
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* In 2013, the Iron Bowl -- a traditional rivalry game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Auburn Tigers -- had major post-season implications. Alabama had entered the season as two-time national champions, while Auburn was coming off an embarrassing 3-9 season with no wins against SEC opponents (including a 49-0 CurbStompBattle in the Iron Bowl). Alabama was in their traditional form throughout the season, but Auburn was pulling off a series of major comeback wins, including their game against Georgia (where an Auburn Hail Mary was tipped by Georgia defensemen to score a key late-game touchdown). Going into the Iron Bowl, the two teams were ranked at #1 and #4 in the nation respectively; for the first time ever, the winner of the game would clinch the SEC's west division and advance to the conference championship. Following an Auburn drive that scored a touchdown, tying the game at 28 with only 34 seconds left, Bama took over in their territory. Auburn stopped them from scoring and even forced a player out of bounds just as time expired, which stopped the clock. The play was reviewed, and one second was put back on the clock. Alabama attempted a 57-yard field goal. If it missed, the game would just go to overtime. Their starter had missed three earlier that game, so they put in the backup. He kicked the ball well, but it fell short, where Auburn returner Chris Davis waited. Davis then [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR7s2m5Z5GA returned it all the way back to Alabama's end zone for a touchdown]] to win the game 3428, in what would later be known as the "Kick Six". Auburn went on to win the SEC championship and advance to the BCS championship game, where they lost to Florida State.

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* In 2013, the Iron Bowl -- a traditional rivalry game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Auburn Tigers -- had major post-season implications. Alabama had entered the season as two-time national champions, while Auburn was coming off an embarrassing 3-9 season with no wins against SEC opponents (including a 49-0 CurbStompBattle in the last year's Iron Bowl). Alabama was in their traditional form throughout the season, but Auburn was pulling off a series of major comeback wins, including their game against wins; only two weeks ago, Auburn had stunned Georgia (where in their traditional rivalry game, when an Auburn Hail Mary was tipped by Georgia defensemen to score a key late-game touchdown).game-winning touchdown in the final minute. Going into the Iron Bowl, the two teams were ranked at #1 and #4 in the nation respectively; for the first time ever, the winner of the game would clinch the SEC's west division and advance to the conference championship. Following an Auburn drive that scored a touchdown, tying the game at 28 with only 34 seconds left, Bama took over in their territory. Auburn stopped them from scoring and even forced a player out of bounds just as time expired, which stopped the clock. The play was reviewed, and one second was put back on the clock. Alabama attempted a 57-yard field goal. If it missed, the game would just go to overtime. Their starter had missed three earlier that game, so they put in the backup. He kicked the ball well, but it fell short, where Auburn returner Chris Davis waited. Davis then [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vR7s2m5Z5GA returned it all the way back to Alabama's end zone for a touchdown]] to win the game 3428, in what would later be known as the "Kick Six". Auburn went on to win the SEC championship and advance to the BCS championship game, where they lost to Florida State.
2nd Jan '18 8:08:25 PM randomguy5850
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* Another example in which the Buffalo Bills were a victim came near the end of the 1999 AFC wild-card game against the Tennessee Titans in what became known as the Music City Miracle. With seconds left, Steve Christie hit a 41-yard field goal to put Buffalo up 1615. Then came the kickoff, which was a squib kick first fielded by fullback Lorenzo Neal, who handed the ball to tight end Frank Wycheck. Wycheck then threw a controversial lateral to receiver Kevin Dyson, who took the ball 75 yards for a touchdown (which was confirmed after instant replay showed that Wycheck had not thrown an illegal forward pass), resulting in a 2216 win that led to the Titans march to SuperBowl XXXIV (as well as providing a measure of revenge for several older players who were members of the team when they were known as the Houston Oilers and lost the 1992 wild-card 4138 to Buffalo after leading '''''353'''''). The Bills did not appear in the postseason again until 2017, and with the [[UsefulNotes/MLBTeams Toronto Blue Jays]] making it to the [=ALCS=] in 2015, the Bills had [[MedalOfDishonor the longest current playoff drought of any team in the "big four" North American sports leagues]] until 2017.

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* Another example in which the Buffalo Bills were a victim came near the end of the 1999 AFC wild-card game against the Tennessee Titans in what became known as the Music City Miracle. With seconds left, Steve Christie hit a 41-yard field goal to put Buffalo up 1615. Then came the kickoff, which was a squib kick first fielded by fullback Lorenzo Neal, who handed the ball to tight end Frank Wycheck. Wycheck then threw a controversial lateral to receiver Kevin Dyson, who took the ball 75 yards for a touchdown (which was confirmed after instant replay showed that Wycheck had not thrown an illegal forward pass), resulting in a 2216 win that led to the Titans march to SuperBowl XXXIV (as well as providing a measure of revenge for several older players who were members of the team when they were known as the Houston Oilers and lost the 1992 wild-card 4138 to Buffalo after leading '''''353'''''). The Bills did not appear in the postseason again until 2017, and with the [[UsefulNotes/MLBTeams Toronto Blue Jays]] making it to the [=ALCS=] in 2015, the Bills had [[MedalOfDishonor the longest current active playoff drought of any team in the "big four" North American sports leagues]] until 2017.2017 (the Seattle Mariners now hold that record).
2nd Jan '18 8:05:44 PM randomguy5850
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* Another example in which the Buffalo Bills were a victim came near the end of the 1999 AFC wild-card game against the Tennessee Titans in what became known as the Music City Miracle. With seconds left, Steve Christie hit a 41-yard field goal to put Buffalo up 1615. Then came the kickoff, which was a squib kick first fielded by fullback Lorenzo Neal, who handed the ball to tight end Frank Wycheck. Wycheck then threw a controversial lateral to receiver Kevin Dyson, who took the ball 75 yards for a touchdown (which was confirmed after instant replay showed that Wycheck had not thrown an illegal forward pass), resulting in a 2216 win that led to the Titans march to SuperBowl XXXIV (as well as providing a measure of revenge for several older players who were members of the team when they were known as the Houston Oilers and lost the 1992 wild-card 4138 to Buffalo after leading '''''353'''''). The Bills have not appeared in the postseason since then, and with the [[UsefulNotes/MLBTeams Toronto Blue Jays]] making it to the [=ALCS=] in 2015, the Bills now have [[MedalOfDishonor the longest current playoff drought of any team in the "big four" North American sports leagues]].

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* Another example in which the Buffalo Bills were a victim came near the end of the 1999 AFC wild-card game against the Tennessee Titans in what became known as the Music City Miracle. With seconds left, Steve Christie hit a 41-yard field goal to put Buffalo up 1615. Then came the kickoff, which was a squib kick first fielded by fullback Lorenzo Neal, who handed the ball to tight end Frank Wycheck. Wycheck then threw a controversial lateral to receiver Kevin Dyson, who took the ball 75 yards for a touchdown (which was confirmed after instant replay showed that Wycheck had not thrown an illegal forward pass), resulting in a 2216 win that led to the Titans march to SuperBowl XXXIV (as well as providing a measure of revenge for several older players who were members of the team when they were known as the Houston Oilers and lost the 1992 wild-card 4138 to Buffalo after leading '''''353'''''). The Bills have did not appeared appear in the postseason since then, again until 2017, and with the [[UsefulNotes/MLBTeams Toronto Blue Jays]] making it to the [=ALCS=] in 2015, the Bills now have had [[MedalOfDishonor the longest current playoff drought of any team in the "big four" North American sports leagues]].leagues]] until 2017.
12th Dec '17 7:52:56 PM Lirodon
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* Boston University was playing against Miami (the one from Ohio, not Florida...)[[note]]The Ohio school gets its name from its location in the watershed of the Great Miami River, also locally called the Miami Valley.[[/note]] in the national championship game of the 2009 NCAA Frozen Four ice hockey tournament. BU had won every game so far that season and was doing flawlessly until that game, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-mBI7jEfVU when they were down 1-3 in the last period]]. They scored ''[[MiracleRally two goals in the last minute of the game]]'' and won the national championship in overtime.
12th Dec '17 7:50:03 PM Lirodon
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* In April 2009, Boston University's hockey team played against Miami (the one from Ohio, not Florida...)[[note]]The Ohio school gets its name from its location in the watershed of the Great Miami River, also locally called the Miami Valley.[[/note]] and were down 1-3 in the last period. Boston had won every game so far that season and was doing flawlessly until that game. They scored ''two goals in the last minute of the game'' and won in overtime.

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* In April 2009, Boston University's hockey team played University was playing against Miami (the one from Ohio, not Florida...)[[note]]The Ohio school gets its name from its location in the watershed of the Great Miami River, also locally called the Miami Valley.[[/note]] and were down 1-3 in the last period. Boston national championship game of the 2009 NCAA Frozen Four ice hockey tournament. BU had won every game so far that season and was doing flawlessly until that game. game, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-mBI7jEfVU when they were down 1-3 in the last period]]. They scored ''two ''[[MiracleRally two goals in the last minute of the game'' game]]'' and won the national championship in overtime.
12th Dec '17 7:58:49 AM Rytex
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* Super Bowl LI ([[TheOneWith The one where the Atlanta Falcons blew a 25-point lead]]) was the first Super Bowl to go into overtime, which meant that due to the NFL's OT rules, the game came down to the last play by default, with the final play in question being [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Axj4FVhkoL8 James White's 2 yard toss run.]] Averted within regulation, as New England scored the tying touchdown and 2-point conversion with 57 seconds, though they did attempt a fake-kneel sweep that ultimately failed just as time expired.
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