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30th Sep '17 7:33:50 PM Rytex
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* Division II Lone Star Conference Football Championship. West Texas A&M is up 4838 with 2:55 left in the game. Midwestern State scores a touchdown in 49 seconds to make the score 4845. They kick it onside, but West Texas recovers it. However, MSU has a time out to burn, so WTAMU tries to push, but they are forced to punt. The punt snap is over the head of the punter, and MSU return it for a touchdown with 55 seconds left, and it's now 5248. A field goal will do nothing; WTAMU '''must''' score a touchdown. WTAMU takes it to the 28 yard line. The first pass is deflected, the second play, the quarterback is sacked, the third pass is intercepted with 8 seconds left, and a knee is taken to seal the victory.

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* Division II Lone Star Conference Football Championship.Championship 2012 Edition. West Texas A&M is up 4838 with 2:55 left in the game. Midwestern State scores a touchdown in 49 seconds to make the score 4845. They kick it onside, but West Texas recovers it. However, MSU has a time out to burn, so WTAMU tries to push, but they are forced to punt. The punt snap is over the head of the punter, and MSU return it for a touchdown with 55 seconds left, and it's now 5248. A field goal will do nothing; WTAMU '''must''' score a touchdown. WTAMU takes it to the 28 yard line. The first pass is deflected, the second play, the quarterback is sacked, the third pass is intercepted with 8 seconds left, and a knee is taken to seal the victory.
30th Sep '17 6:28:01 PM nombretomado
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* Teams escaping relegation in the EnglishPremierLeague sometimes pull one off. In particular, pulling this off having been bottom on Christmas is termed 'The Great Escape', having survived the 'Curse of Christmas' where where a Premier League club that was bottom on Christmas would be relegated at the end of the season:

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* Teams escaping relegation in the EnglishPremierLeague UsefulNotes/EnglishPremierLeague sometimes pull one off. In particular, pulling this off having been bottom on Christmas is termed 'The Great Escape', having survived the 'Curse of Christmas' where where a Premier League club that was bottom on Christmas would be relegated at the end of the season:
10th Jul '17 4:23:46 AM Laevatein
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** The emergence of Afghanistan as a cricketing nation surely qualifies. In 2008, they were in Division 5 of the World Cricket League, and fought their way up the ranks to compete in the qualifier for the 2011 World Cup. They didn't make it then, but they did gane ODI status in 2013, and qualified for the next World Cup in 2015.

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** The emergence of Afghanistan as a cricketing nation surely qualifies. In 2008, they were in Division 5 of the World Cricket League, and fought their way up the ranks to compete in the qualifier for the 2011 World Cup. They didn't make it then, but they did gane gain ODI status in 2013, and qualified for the next World Cup in 2015.2015. In 2017, they were granted Test Match status, qualifying for the highest level of the game in less than a decade.
3rd Jul '17 1:29:13 AM deadbotuliza
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* In Italy's Serie A for the first time in its history in 2016-17, Crotone, from Calabria, were in the bottom 3 from the 2nd round of the season to the last - they earned only 2 points from their first 10 games, and at the 29th game, they had only 3 wins and 14 points. However, their last 9 games saw 6 wins and 2 draws, and a last-game win over Lazio was accompanied by Empoli losing their final game to already-relegated Palermo. Their manager Davide Nicola cycled the length of Italy to celebrate, and in tribute to his teenage son, who was killed in an accident when cycling 3 years earlier.

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* In Italy's Serie A for the first time in its history in 2016-17, Crotone, from Calabria, were in the bottom 3 from the 2nd round of the season to the last - they earned only 2 points from their first 10 games, and at the 29th game, they had only 3 wins and 14 points. However, their last 9 games saw 6 wins and 2 draws, and a last-game win over Lazio was accompanied by Empoli losing their final game to already-relegated Palermo.Palermo, allowing Crotone to overtake them at the last and leave the bottom 3 for the first time since the opening game. Their manager Davide Nicola cycled the length of Italy to celebrate, and in tribute to his teenage son, who was killed in an accident when cycling 3 years earlier.
2nd Jul '17 4:37:17 AM deadbotuliza
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* In Italy's Serie A for the first time in its history in 2016-17, Crotone, from Calabria, were in the bottom 3 from the 2nd round of the season to the last - they earned only 2 points from their first 10 games, and at the 29th game, they had only 3 wins and 14 points. However, their last 9 games saw 6 wins and 2 draws, and a last-game win over Lazio was accompanied by Empoli losing their final game to already-relegated Palermo. Their manager Davide Nicola cycled the length of Italy to celebrate, and in tribute to his teenage son, who was killed in a motorcycling accident.

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* In Italy's Serie A for the first time in its history in 2016-17, Crotone, from Calabria, were in the bottom 3 from the 2nd round of the season to the last - they earned only 2 points from their first 10 games, and at the 29th game, they had only 3 wins and 14 points. However, their last 9 games saw 6 wins and 2 draws, and a last-game win over Lazio was accompanied by Empoli losing their final game to already-relegated Palermo. Their manager Davide Nicola cycled the length of Italy to celebrate, and in tribute to his teenage son, who was killed in a motorcycling accident.
an accident when cycling 3 years earlier.
2nd Jul '17 4:35:17 AM deadbotuliza
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* In Italy's Serie A for the first time in its history in 2016-17, Crotone, from Calabria, were in the bottom 3 from the 2nd round of the season to the last - they earned only 2 points from their first 10 games, and at the 29th game, they had only 3 wins and 14 points. However, their last 9 games saw 6 wins and 2 draws, and a last-game win over Lazio was accompanied by Empoli losing their final game to already-relegated Palermo. Their manager Davide Nicola cycled the length of Italy to celebrate, and in tribute to his teenage son, who was killed in a motorcycling accident.
29th Jun '17 6:27:10 PM kquinn0830
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* Super Bowl LI: Halfway through the third quarter, everything looked to be going perfectly for the Atlanta Falcons, who were up 28-3 against the New England Patriots. However, the Falcons had only scored twice on standard possessions, with the other two coming off turnovers, one of which was a pick-six[[note]]an interception immediately run back for a touchdown[[/note]], and their defense had been on the field for an incredibly long time, and it began to show (they ended up playing ''93'' defensive snaps, 99 when you count the six which were replayed because of penalties, which is the equivalent of a game and a half's worth of snaps). They were forced to abandon the man-to-man coverage that had been working so well, and adopt the much less effective zone defense, which the Patriots immediately took advantage of, and began moving the ball almost at will, further exhausting the Falcons defense. They scored 31 unanswered points, including two touchdowns with a two-point conversion[[note]]The overall success rate of a two-point conversion attempt is only 50-55%[[/note]]. While the Falcons had a few chances to put the game away, they were unable to do so, most especially toward the end of the fourth quarter, with only a little over three minutes left, when they were at the Patriots twenty yard line. Instead of running three times and kicking a field goal, putting them up by two scores, they attempted to pass after a 1-yard loss on a first-down run, and quarterback Matt Ryan was sacked for a huge 12-yard loss, compounded by a holding penalty on the next play that moved them back another 10 yards, putting them at about the 50-yard line and thoroughly out of field goal range, with no choice but to punt after their final pass attempt fell incomplete. New England tied the score, won the coin toss in overtime, and drove for a sudden-death touchdown to seal the comeback, 34-28.

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* Super Bowl LI: Halfway through the third quarter, everything looked to be going perfectly for the Atlanta Falcons, who were up 28-3 against the New England Patriots. However, the Falcons had only scored twice on standard possessions, with the other two coming off turnovers, one of which was a pick-six[[note]]an interception immediately run back for a touchdown[[/note]], and their defense had been on the field for an incredibly long time, and it began to show (they ended up playing ''93'' defensive snaps, 99 when you count the six which were replayed because of penalties, which is the equivalent of a game and a half's worth of snaps). They were forced to abandon the man-to-man coverage that had been working so well, and adopt the much less effective zone defense, which the Patriots immediately took advantage of, and began moving the ball almost at will, further exhausting the Falcons defense. Meanwhile, Falcons offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan made the bizarre decision to not stick to run plays during the Falcons' offensive possessions and burn the remaining game time, but instead try passing the ball, which resulted in several incompletions that stopped the clock and gave the Patriots ample time to stage a comeback. They scored 31 unanswered points, including two touchdowns with a two-point conversion[[note]]The overall success rate of a two-point conversion attempt is only 50-55%[[/note]]. While the Falcons had a few chances to put the game away, they were unable to do so, most especially toward the end of the fourth quarter, with only a little over three minutes left, when they were at the Patriots twenty yard line. Instead of running three times and kicking a field goal, putting them up by two scores, they attempted to pass after a 1-yard loss on a first-down run, and quarterback Matt Ryan was sacked for a huge 12-yard loss, compounded by a holding penalty on the next play that moved them back another 10 yards, putting them at about the 50-yard line and thoroughly out of field goal range, with no choice but to punt after their final pass attempt fell incomplete. New England tied the score, won the coin toss in overtime, and drove for a sudden-death touchdown to seal the comeback, 34-28.
20th May '17 9:38:42 AM Gimere
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** The 2013 season was similar. The Red Sox were last in the American League at the beginning of the season. But then, a terrorist bombing occurred during the Boston Marat4hon, killing three people and maiming dozens. The Sox were instrumental in helping the city rally together, and Boston not only won the World Series (strangely enough, against the St. Louis Cardinals yet ''again''), but it was their first World Series clincher on home turf at Fenway Park since 1918.

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** The 2013 season was similar. The Red Sox were last in the American League at the beginning of the season. But then, a terrorist bombing occurred during the Boston Marat4hon, Marathon, killing three people and maiming dozens. The Sox were instrumental in helping the city rally together, and Boston not only won the World Series (strangely enough, against the St. Louis Cardinals yet ''again''), but it was their first World Series clincher on home turf at Fenway Park since 1918.
8th May '17 3:23:46 PM bt8257
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* The 1978 New York Yankees were at one point 14½ games behind Boston and in fourth place in the division. They then went to take a lead in the division, but Boston didn't just go away. Holding a one-game lead with eight games left, the Yankees proceeded to win their next seven games. The Red Sox won all eight, forcing a tie on the final day of the season. The one-game playoff that followed was representative of the season as a whole, with the Red Sox taking an early lead, the Yankees bouncing back late, and the Red Sox making a rally of their own but falling just short.

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* The 1978 New York Yankees were at one point 14½ games behind Boston and in fourth place in the division. They then went to take a lead in the division, but Boston didn't just go away. Holding a one-game lead with eight seven games left, the Yankees proceeded to win their next seven games. go 61. The Red Sox won all eight, seven, forcing a tie on the final day of the season. The one-game playoff that followed was representative of the season as a whole, with the Red Sox taking an early lead, the Yankees bouncing back late, and the Red Sox making a rally of their own but falling just short.
8th May '17 3:17:23 PM bt8257
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** The 2013 season was similar. The Red Sox were last in the American League at the beginning of the season. But then, a terrorist bombing occurred during the Boston Marathon, killing three people and maiming dozens. The Sox were instrumental in helping the city rally together, and Boston not only won the World Series (strangely enough, against the St. Louis Cardinals yet ''again''), but it was their first World Series clincher on home turf at Fenway Park since 1918.
* The "Shot Heard 'Round the World" the 1951 N.Y. Giants may have had the LONGEST MiracleRally in all of sports, lasting several weeks. On August 11 they were 13½ games back of the Brooklyn Dodgers. They then won 16 straight games from August 12 to August 27, cutting their deficit to just six games. By September 20, it was just four½ games. Over the season's last 10 days, they won all of their last seven games to pull into a tie when the season ended, while the Dodgers lost six of their last ten games over the same point. Then, in the bottom of the 9th, in the last game of a three game tiebreaker series, Bobby Thomson hits a walk-off home run to win the pennant. Considered one of the most dramatic moments in all of Baseball history.

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** The 2013 season was similar. The Red Sox were last in the American League at the beginning of the season. But then, a terrorist bombing occurred during the Boston Marathon, Marat4hon, killing three people and maiming dozens. The Sox were instrumental in helping the city rally together, and Boston not only won the World Series (strangely enough, against the St. Louis Cardinals yet ''again''), but it was their first World Series clincher on home turf at Fenway Park since 1918.
* The "Shot Heard 'Round the World" the 1951 N.Y. Giants may have had the LONGEST MiracleRally in all of sports, lasting several weeks. On August 11 they were 13½ games back of the Brooklyn Dodgers. They then won 16 straight games from August 12 to August 27, cutting their deficit to just six games. By September 20, it was just four½ games. Over the season's last 10 days, they won all of their last seven games to pull into a tie when the season ended, while the Dodgers lost six of their last ten games over the same point. Then, in the bottom of the 9th, in the last game of a three game tiebreaker series, Bobby Thomson hits a walk-off home run to win the pennant. Considered one of the most dramatic moments in all of Baseball history.
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