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** West Bromwich Albion in 2004/05 not only became the first team since Sheffield United in 1990/91 to stay up after being bottom on Christmas, they also remain the only team in the Premier League era to be bottom both on Christmas and on the final day, and still survive. While they were never more than 5 points adrift of safety (which they were during Christmas and as late as March 18), they were still the first to break the curse. Going into the final day, none of the relegation places were decided in the closest relegation dogfight since ''1927/28''. West Brom were the only team from the bottom four to win, leapfrogging the other three teams and surviving with the lowest ever points tally (34) in the 3 points for a win era.

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** West Bromwich Albion in 2004/05 not only became the first team since Sheffield United in 1990/91 to stay up after being bottom on Christmas, they also remain the only team in the Premier League era to be bottom both on Christmas and on going into the final day, and still survive. While they were never more than 5 points adrift of safety (which they were during Christmas and as late as March 18), they were still the first to break the curse. Going into the final day, none of the relegation places were decided in the closest relegation dogfight since ''1927/28''. West Brom were the only team from the bottom four to win, leapfrogging the other three teams and surviving with the lowest ever points tally (34) in the 3 points for a win era.



** In the 2014/15 season, Leicester City began the month of April 2015 with 19 points from 29 games, and 7 points away from safety. They won 7 and drew 1 of their remaining 9 games, roaring back to take 14th in the table and ensured survival for the next season; prior to this no team with fewer than 20 points after 29 games survived (West Brom had 21 and Sunderland had 25 during their escapes). A few news sources also couldn't help noticing that Leicester's remarkable turnaround began right after the reburial of UsefulNotes/RichardIII at Leicester Cathedral. Incredibly, the team kept the momentum going and went on to surprise virtually everyone by winning the 2015/16 league title ahead of traditional powers Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, and Manchester United. It was one of the most dramatic [[DarkHorseVictory Dark Horse Victories]] in English sporting history. This is demonstrated by a strange statistic: Leicester City are the first team since Norwich in 1987-88 and 1988-89, and the first in the Premier League era to be bottom of the table one Christmas, and top of it the next.

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** In the 2014/15 season, Leicester City began the month of April 2015 with 19 points from 29 games, and 7 points away from safety. They won 7 and drew 1 of their remaining 9 games, roaring back to take 14th in the table and ensured ensure survival for the next season; prior to this no team with fewer than 20 points after 29 games survived (West Brom had 21 and Sunderland had 25 during their escapes). A few news sources also couldn't help noticing that Leicester's remarkable turnaround began right after the reburial of UsefulNotes/RichardIII at Leicester Cathedral. Incredibly, the team kept the momentum going and went on to surprise virtually everyone by winning the 2015/16 league title ahead of traditional powers Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, and Manchester United. It was one of the most dramatic [[DarkHorseVictory Dark Horse Victories]] in English sporting history. This is demonstrated by a strange statistic: Leicester City are the first team since Norwich in 1987-88 and 1988-89, and the first in the Premier League era to be bottom of the table one Christmas, and top of it the next.
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** West Bromwich Albion in 2004/05 not only became the first team since Sheffield United in 1990/91 to stay up after being bottom on Christmas, they also remain the only team in the Premier League era to be bottom both on Christmas and on the final day, and still survive. Going into the final day, none of the relegation places were decided in the closest relegation dogfight since ''1927/28''. West Brom were the only team from the bottom four to win their match, leapfrogging the other three teams and surviving with the lowest ever points tally (34) in the 3 points for a win era.

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** West Bromwich Albion in 2004/05 not only became the first team since Sheffield United in 1990/91 to stay up after being bottom on Christmas, they also remain the only team in the Premier League era to be bottom both on Christmas and on the final day, and still survive. While they were never more than 5 points adrift of safety (which they were during Christmas and as late as March 18), they were still the first to break the curse. Going into the final day, none of the relegation places were decided in the closest relegation dogfight since ''1927/28''. West Brom were the only team from the bottom four to win their match, win, leapfrogging the other three teams and surviving with the lowest ever points tally (34) in the 3 points for a win era.



** In the 2014/15 season, Leicester City began the month of April 2015 with 19 points from 29 games, and 7 points away from safety. They won 7 and drew 1 of their remaining 9 games, roaring back to take 14th in the table and ensured survival for the next season; prior to this no team with fewer than 20 points after 29 games survived (West Brom had 20 and Sunderland had 25 during their escapes). A few news sources also couldn't help noticing that Leicester's remarkable turnaround began right after the reburial of UsefulNotes/RichardIII at Leicester Cathedral. Incredibly, the team kept the momentum going and went on to surprise virtually everyone by winning the 2015/16 league title ahead of traditional powers Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, and Manchester United. It was one of the most dramatic [[DarkHorseVictory Dark Horse Victories]] in English sporting history. This is demonstrated by a strange statistic: Leicester City are the first team since Norwich in 1987-88 and 1988-89, and the first in the Premier League era to be bottom of the table one Christmas, and top of it the next.

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** In the 2014/15 season, Leicester City began the month of April 2015 with 19 points from 29 games, and 7 points away from safety. They won 7 and drew 1 of their remaining 9 games, roaring back to take 14th in the table and ensured survival for the next season; prior to this no team with fewer than 20 points after 29 games survived (West Brom had 20 21 and Sunderland had 25 during their escapes). A few news sources also couldn't help noticing that Leicester's remarkable turnaround began right after the reburial of UsefulNotes/RichardIII at Leicester Cathedral. Incredibly, the team kept the momentum going and went on to surprise virtually everyone by winning the 2015/16 league title ahead of traditional powers Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, and Manchester United. It was one of the most dramatic [[DarkHorseVictory Dark Horse Victories]] in English sporting history. This is demonstrated by a strange statistic: Leicester City are the first team since Norwich in 1987-88 and 1988-89, and the first in the Premier League era to be bottom of the table one Christmas, and top of it the next.
12th Jan '17 1:36:04 AM AhBengI
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* Teams escaping relegation in the EnglishPremierLeague:
** Sunderland in 2013/14 were bottom, 7 points from safety with 6 games to go. Gus Poyet commented that he needed a [[InvokedTrope miracle]] in order to survive. Well, there then followed a 2-2 draw with Man City, and then wins against Man Utd and Chelsea (at Stamford Bridge!). End result, 13 points scored in those 6 games! As a result, Sunderland stayed up, becoming only the second club to survive the 'Curse of Christmas', where a Premier League club that was bottom on Christmas would be relegated at the end of the season. Fittingly, the last team that lost against them during this streak was West Bromwich Albion, the first club to survive the curse. Poyet later remarked that he had "found his miracle."
** West Brom themselves not only became the first team since Sheffield United in 1990-91 to stay up after being bottom on Christmas, they also remain the only club in the Premier League era to be bottom both on Christmas and on the final day and still survive. Going into the final day of the 2004-05 season, none of the relegation places were decided in the closest relegation dogfight since ''1927-28''. West Brom were the only club from the bottom four to win their match, leapfrogging the other three teams and surviving with the lowest ever points tally (34) in the 3 points for a win era.
** In the 2014/15 season, Leicester City began the month of April 2015 with 19 points from 29 games, and 7 points away from safety. They won 7 and drew 1 of their remaining 9 games, roaring back to take 14th in the table and ensured survival for the next season; prior to this no team survived with fewer than 20 points after 29 games (West Brom had 20 and Sunderland had 25 during their escapes). A few news sources also couldn't help noticing that Leicester's remarkable turnaround began right after the reburial of UsefulNotes/RichardIII at Leicester Cathedral. Incredibly, the team kept the momentum going and went on to surprise virtually everyone by winning the 2015/16 league title ahead of traditional powers Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, and Manchester United. It was one of the most dramatic [[DarkHorseVictory Dark Horse Victories]] in English sporting history. This is demonstrated by a strange statistic: Leicester City are the first team since Norwich in 1987-88 and 1988-89, and the first in the Premier League era to be bottom of the table one Christmas, and top of it the next.

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* Teams escaping relegation in the EnglishPremierLeague:
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** West Bromwich Albion in 2004/05 not only became the first team since Sheffield United in 1990/91 to stay up after being bottom on Christmas, they also remain the only team in the Premier League era to be bottom both on Christmas and on the final day, and still survive. Going into the final day, none of the relegation places were decided in the closest relegation dogfight since ''1927/28''. West Brom were the only team from the bottom four to win their match, leapfrogging the other three teams and surviving with the lowest ever points tally (34) in the 3 points for a win era.
** Sunderland in 2013/14 were bottom, 7 points from safety with 6 games to go. Gus Poyet commented that he needed a [[InvokedTrope miracle]] in order to survive. Well, there then followed a 2-2 draw with Man City, and then wins against Man Utd and Chelsea (at Stamford Bridge!). End result, 13 points scored in those 6 games! As a result, Sunderland stayed up, becoming only the second club to survive the 'Curse of Christmas', where a Premier League club that was bottom on Christmas would be relegated at the end of the season. curse. Fittingly, the last team that lost against them during this streak was West Bromwich Albion, the first club to survive the curse.Brom. Poyet later remarked that he had "found his miracle."
** West Brom themselves not only became the first team since Sheffield United in 1990-91 to stay up after being bottom on Christmas, they also remain the only club in the Premier League era to be bottom both on Christmas and on the final day and still survive. Going into the final day of the 2004-05 season, none of the relegation places were decided in the closest relegation dogfight since ''1927-28''. West Brom were the only club from the bottom four to win their match, leapfrogging the other three teams and surviving with the lowest ever points tally (34) in the 3 points for a win era.
** In the 2014/15 season, Leicester City began the month of April 2015 with 19 points from 29 games, and 7 points away from safety. They won 7 and drew 1 of their remaining 9 games, roaring back to take 14th in the table and ensured survival for the next season; prior to this no team survived with fewer than 20 points after 29 games survived (West Brom had 20 and Sunderland had 25 during their escapes). A few news sources also couldn't help noticing that Leicester's remarkable turnaround began right after the reburial of UsefulNotes/RichardIII at Leicester Cathedral. Incredibly, the team kept the momentum going and went on to surprise virtually everyone by winning the 2015/16 league title ahead of traditional powers Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, and Manchester United. It was one of the most dramatic [[DarkHorseVictory Dark Horse Victories]] in English sporting history. This is demonstrated by a strange statistic: Leicester City are the first team since Norwich in 1987-88 and 1988-89, and the first in the Premier League era to be bottom of the table one Christmas, and top of it the next.
12th Jan '17 1:18:00 AM AhBengI
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** Sunderland in 2013/14 were bottom, 7 points from safety with 6 games to go. Gus Poyet commented that he needed a [[InvokedTrope miracle]] in order to survive. Well, there then followed a 2-2 draw with Man City, and then wins against Man Utd and Chelsea (at Stamford Bridge!). End result, 13 points scored in those 6 games! As a result, Sunderland stayed up, becoming only the second club to survive the 'Curse of Christmas'. Fittingly, the last team that lost against them during this streak was West Bromwich Albion, the only other team to survive having been bottom at Christmas. Poyet later remarked that he had "found his miracle."
** In the 2014/15 season, Leicester City began the month of April 2015 7 points away from safety with 8 games to be played. They won 7 and drew 1 of them, roaring back to take 14th in the table and ensured survival for the next season. A few news sources also couldn't help noticing that Leicester's remarkable turnaround began right after the reburial of UsefulNotes/RichardIII at Leicester Cathedral. Incredibly, the team kept the momentum going and went on to surprise virtually everyone by winning the 2015/16 league title ahead of traditional powers Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, and Manchester United. It was one of the most dramatic [[DarkHorseVictory Dark Horse Victories]] in English sporting history. This is demonstrated by a strange statistic: Leicester City are the only team to be bottom of the table one Christmas, and top of it the next.

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** Sunderland in 2013/14 were bottom, 7 points from safety with 6 games to go. Gus Poyet commented that he needed a [[InvokedTrope miracle]] in order to survive. Well, there then followed a 2-2 draw with Man City, and then wins against Man Utd and Chelsea (at Stamford Bridge!). End result, 13 points scored in those 6 games! As a result, Sunderland stayed up, becoming only the second club to survive the 'Curse of Christmas'. Christmas', where a Premier League club that was bottom on Christmas would be relegated at the end of the season. Fittingly, the last team that lost against them during this streak was West Bromwich Albion, the only other team first club to survive having been bottom at Christmas.the curse. Poyet later remarked that he had "found his miracle."
** West Brom themselves not only became the first team since Sheffield United in 1990-91 to stay up after being bottom on Christmas, they also remain the only club in the Premier League era to be bottom both on Christmas and on the final day and still survive. Going into the final day of the 2004-05 season, none of the relegation places were decided in the closest relegation dogfight since ''1927-28''. West Brom were the only club from the bottom four to win their match, leapfrogging the other three teams and surviving with the lowest ever points tally (34) in the 3 points for a win era.
** In the 2014/15 season, Leicester City began the month of April 2015 with 19 points from 29 games, and 7 points away from safety with 8 games to be played. safety. They won 7 and drew 1 of them, their remaining 9 games, roaring back to take 14th in the table and ensured survival for the next season.season; prior to this no team survived with fewer than 20 points after 29 games (West Brom had 20 and Sunderland had 25 during their escapes). A few news sources also couldn't help noticing that Leicester's remarkable turnaround began right after the reburial of UsefulNotes/RichardIII at Leicester Cathedral. Incredibly, the team kept the momentum going and went on to surprise virtually everyone by winning the 2015/16 league title ahead of traditional powers Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, and Manchester United. It was one of the most dramatic [[DarkHorseVictory Dark Horse Victories]] in English sporting history. This is demonstrated by a strange statistic: Leicester City are the only first team since Norwich in 1987-88 and 1988-89, and the first in the Premier League era to be bottom of the table one Christmas, and top of it the next.


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** In women's tennis, Serena Williams is well-known for this. The most impressive example probably being the match against Victoria Azarenka in the 2010 Australian Open quarter-final, where she went on to win having trailed 4-6, 0-4 at one point.
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** Other players known for this trope include Roger "Captain Comeback" Staubach, and especially [[TheAce Joe Montana]]. He may be just below Marino and Elway in the category, but he was definitely no stranger to comebacks, as he started out with some in his alma mater, Notre Dame. [[OhCrap Teams just knew that Montana would rally the 49ers to victory if you give him just enough time to get the winning score.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xyyp6okkFA Boy,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA47vcWAQno oh boy]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIz9E5IQKUE he did.]]

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** Other players known for this trope include Roger "Captain Comeback" Staubach, and especially [[TheAce Joe Montana]]. He may be just below Marino and Elway in the category, but he was definitely no stranger to comebacks, as he started out with some in his alma mater, Notre Dame. [[OhCrap Teams just knew that Montana would rally the 49ers to victory if you give him just enough time to get the winning score.]] [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xyyp6okkFA Boy,]] [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA47vcWAQno oh boy]], [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIz9E5IQKUE he did.]]



* The Monday Night Miracle. On October 23, 2000, fierce rivals New York Jets and Miami Dolphins played on Monday Night Football. At the end of the third quarter with the score 30–7 in Miami's favor, Jets broadcaster Howard David announced, "And with a whole quarter to go, this game is over." The Jets proceeded to stage a furious rally in the fourth quarter, scoring 23 unanswered points to tie the game at 30. The Dolphins went on to score again to go up 37. Improbably, the Jets tied it again with a touchdown pass caught by offensive tackle Jumbo Elliott, playing as a tackle-eligible. Jets kicker John Hall then won the game with a field goal in overtime to complete the miracle with a 40–37 victory. This was the second largest comeback in NFL history and was voted the greatest Monday Night Football game of all time.

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* The Monday Night Miracle. On October 23, 2000, fierce rivals New York Jets and Miami Dolphins played on Monday Night Football. At the end of the third quarter with the score 30–7 in Miami's favor, Jets broadcaster Howard David announced, "And with a whole quarter to go, this game is over." The Jets proceeded to stage a furious rally in the fourth quarter, scoring 23 unanswered points to tie the game at 30. The Dolphins went on to score again to go up 37.37–30. Improbably, the Jets tied it again with a touchdown pass caught by offensive tackle Jumbo Elliott, playing as a tackle-eligible. Jets kicker John Hall then won the game with a field goal in overtime to complete the miracle with a 40–37 victory. This was the second largest comeback in NFL history and was voted the greatest Monday Night Football game of all time.



* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prayer_at_Jordan–Hare Auburn 2013,]] facing heated rival Georgia at home, down 38–37 with less than a minute to play, quarterback Nick Marshall heaves up a Hail Mary throw to sprinting Tigers receiver Ricardo Lewis who couldn't see where the ball was, only for the ball to come within reach of two Bulldog defenders. Instead of knocking it down - what players are taught to do with Hail Marys - both Georgia players jump for the ball for a possible interception... only for each other to knock it up in the air. The ball literally floats over into Lewis' face, who reaches up for an easy catch without breaking stride as he [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkpDz8YyVD8 races into the end zone for the game-winning touchdown.]]
** [[UpToEleven Topped two weeks later]] with the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kick_Six 2013 Iron Bowl,]] one of college football's most storied rivalries as Alabama Crimson Tide came in undefeated, atop the BCS standings, expected to win out and play for a third straight BCS title game. The Tigers play their rivals close up into the 4th quarter, tying it up 28-all. Alabama gets the ball back with little time left, but gets the ball within questionable field goal range as time expires. However, refs note the Tide running back stepped out with 1 second left, so they put the second back up. Coach Nick Saban sends out the kicking unit - which for the night had missed three field goal tries - with a freshman kicker for one more try to win the game. Auburn does the math - the kick would be 57 yards and can possibly fall short - and sends out a return unit in case that happens. The kick does fall short, Auburn's return man Chris Davis is able to outrun Alabama's kicking unit, and the entire nation goes crazy as the "Kick Six" gives Auburn the win and the division title, and knocks hated rival Alabama out of the BCS title outright.

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* [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prayer_at_Jordan–Hare Auburn 2013,]] facing heated rival Georgia at home, down 38–37 with less than a minute to play, quarterback Nick Marshall heaves up a Hail Mary throw to sprinting Tigers receiver Ricardo Lewis Louis who couldn't see where the ball was, only for the ball to come within reach of two Bulldog defenders. Instead of knocking it down - what players are taught to do with Hail Marys - both Georgia players jump for the ball for a possible interception... only for each other to knock it up in the air. The ball literally floats over into Lewis' Louis' face, who reaches up for an easy catch without breaking stride as he [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkpDz8YyVD8 races into the end zone for the game-winning touchdown.]]
** [[UpToEleven Topped two weeks later]] with the [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kick_Six 2013 Iron Bowl,]] one of college football's most storied rivalries as Alabama Crimson Tide came in undefeated, atop the BCS standings, expected to win out and play for a third straight BCS title game. The Tigers play their rivals close up into the 4th quarter, tying it up 28-all. Alabama gets the ball back with little time left, but gets the ball within questionable field goal range as time expires. However, refs note the Tide running back stepped out with 1 second left, so they put the second back up. Coach Nick Saban sends out the kicking unit - which for the night had missed three field goal tries - with a freshman kicker for one more try to win the game. Auburn does the math - the kick would be 57 yards and can possibly fall short - and sends out a return unit in case that happens. The kick does fall short, Auburn's return man Chris Davis is able to outrun Alabama's kicking unit, and the entire nation goes crazy as the "Kick Six" gives Auburn the win and the division title, and knocks hated rival Alabama out of the BCS title outright.



* The 2014 Cleveland Browns vs Tennessee Titans game saw the record set for largest road game comeback: the Browns, losing 28–3 during the second quarter, went on to rally and score 26 unanswered points, winning 29–28.

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* The 2014 Cleveland Browns vs vs. Tennessee Titans game saw the record set for largest road game comeback: the Browns, losing 28–3 during the second quarter, went on to rally and score 26 unanswered points, winning 29–28.
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** Their game with the Teikoku Alexanders is probably the most ridiculous example. They end up having to score enough touchdowns to beat a difference of ''over 40 points'' with ''nine minutes left in the last quarter'', having ''not scored a single point for the whole game'' up to that point. Against [[OpposingSportsTeam a team composed of nearly all the best players recruited from high schools all across Japan]] that had won ''[[TheAce every single Christmas Bowl there had ever been]]'' [[TheAce for]] ''[[TheAce the last twenty years]]'', and who had ''[[CurbStompBattle never given up a single point against their opponents]]'' '''''[[UpToEleven in all that time.]]''''' [[spoiler: And they manage it, too. Then again, winning the Christmas Bowl for the protagonist team was the point of the whole series.]]

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** Their game with the Teikoku Alexanders is probably the most ridiculous example. They end up having to score enough touchdowns to beat a difference of ''over 40 points'' with ''nine minutes left in the last quarter'', having ''not scored a single point for the whole game'' up to that point. Against [[OpposingSportsTeam a team composed of nearly all the best players recruited from high schools all across Japan]] that had won ''[[TheAce every single Christmas Bowl there had ever been]]'' [[TheAce for]] ''[[TheAce been for the last twenty years]]'', and who had ''[[CurbStompBattle never given up a single point against their opponents]]'' '''''[[UpToEleven in all that time.]]''''' [[spoiler: And they manage it, too. Then again, winning the Christmas Bowl for the protagonist team was the point of the whole series.]]



** Other players known for this trope include Roger "Captain Comeback" Staubach, and especially [[TheAce Joe Montana]]. He may be just below Marino and Elway in the category, but he was definitely no stranger to comebacks, as he started out with some in his alma mater, Notre Dame. [[OhCrap Teams just knew that Montana would rally the 49ers to victory if you give him just enough time to get the winning score.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xyyp6okkFA&feature=related Boy,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA47vcWAQno oh boy]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIz9E5IQKUE he did.]]

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** Other players known for this trope include Roger "Captain Comeback" Staubach, and especially [[TheAce Joe Montana]]. He may be just below Marino and Elway in the category, but he was definitely no stranger to comebacks, as he started out with some in his alma mater, Notre Dame. [[OhCrap Teams just knew that Montana would rally the 49ers to victory if you give him just enough time to get the winning score.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xyyp6okkFA&feature=related com/watch?v=6xyyp6okkFA Boy,]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA47vcWAQno oh boy]], [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIz9E5IQKUE he did.]]



* During the 2006 NFL season, the Tennessee Titans were at their lowest point. Their record was 2–7, and by the end of the 3rd quarter against the NY Giants, they were down 21-0. All hope for a decent season (let alone a playoff appearance) seemed lost. But in the 4th quarter, the tide shift was so sudden, even the disenchanted fans were thrown back. By the last minute of regulation, The Titans scored three touchdowns total to tie the game. By the 0:30 mark, Adam "Pacman" Jones made an amazing interception to give the Titans possession again. Around the 0:07 mark, 61-yards away, the punter made a perfect kick across the field, and the ball ''barely'' crossed the field goal marker. Even [Titans coach] Jeff Fisher sounded surprised by the comeback during the post game interview. Even more amazingly, that game launched a second MiracleRally of its own, with the team winning FIVE more games, gaining them a positive win-loss record. Unfortunately, despite the results of various AFC centered games working in the Titans' favor for the wild card slot, the New England Patriots ended their playoffs chances early in game 16. Interestingly enough, the 2009 season hearkened back to that year. After a 0–6 deficit (with game six against the Patriots ending with a [[CurbStompBattle brutal 59–0 score]]), the Titans won the next five games straight, and ended their season at 8–8; ''just'' out of playoffs reach.

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* During the 2006 NFL season, the Tennessee Titans were at their lowest point. Their record was 2–7, and by the end of the 3rd quarter against the NY Giants, they were down 21-0. All hope for a decent season (let alone a playoff appearance) seemed lost. But in the 4th quarter, the tide shift was so sudden, even the disenchanted fans were thrown back. By the last minute of regulation, The Titans scored three touchdowns total to tie the game. By the 0:30 mark, Adam "Pacman" Jones made an amazing interception to give the Titans possession again. Around the 0:07 mark, 61-yards away, the punter made a perfect kick across the field, and the ball ''barely'' crossed the field goal marker. Even [Titans coach] Titans coach Jeff Fisher sounded surprised by the comeback during the post game interview. Even more amazingly, that game launched a second MiracleRally of its own, with the team winning FIVE more games, gaining them a positive win-loss record. Unfortunately, despite the results of various AFC centered games working in the Titans' favor for the wild card slot, the New England Patriots ended their playoffs chances early in game 16. Interestingly enough, the 2009 season hearkened back to that year. After a 0–6 deficit (with game six against the Patriots ending with a [[CurbStompBattle brutal 59–0 score]]), the Titans won the next five games straight, and ended their season at 8–8; ''just'' out of playoffs reach.



* "The Shot Heard 'Round The World" — the 1951 N.Y. Giants may have had the LONGEST MiracleRally in all of sports, lasting several weeks. They overcame a double-digit game lead by the Brooklyn Dodgers to pull into a tie when the season ended, then in the bottom of the 9th, in game three of a three game tiebreaker series, with a walk-off home run to win the pennant. Considered one of the most dramatic moments in all of Baseball history.
* The 1978 New York Yankees were at one point 14.5 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 remaining, 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 Shot The "Shot Heard 'Round The the World" — the 1951 N.Y. Giants may have had the LONGEST MiracleRally in all of sports, lasting several weeks. They overcame a double-digit game lead by the Brooklyn Dodgers to pull into a tie when the season ended, then in the bottom of the 9th, in game three of a three game tiebreaker series, with a walk-off home run to win the pennant. Considered one of the most dramatic moments in all of Baseball history.
* The 1978 New York Yankees were at one point 14.5 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 remaining, 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.



** On August 25th, 2011, the Cardinals were 10 and a half games back in the NL Wild Card race. In just a month's time, they managed to go 22-8 and, thanks to a 9-17 September collapse by the Atlanta Braves (and a good luck necklace given to manager Tony La Russa by Music/CarlosSantana), they drew even with [[DownToTheLastPlay one game to play]]. The Cards took care of business against the [[ButtMonkey Houston Astros]]. The Braves... squandered a 3–1 lead with the Phillies plugging single-run innings in the 7th, 9th, and 13th. Cards advance [[WhoNeedsOvertime without having to play an extra inning or game]]!

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** On August 25th, 2011, the Cardinals were 10 and a half games back in the NL Wild Card race. In just a month's time, they managed to go 22-8 and, thanks to a 9-17 September collapse by the Atlanta Braves (and a good luck necklace given to manager Tony La Russa by Music/CarlosSantana), they drew even with [[DownToTheLastPlay one game to play]]. The Cards took care of business against the [[ButtMonkey Houston Astros]]. The Braves... squandered a 3–1 lead with the Phillies plugging single-run innings in the 7th, 9th, and 13th. Cards advance [[WhoNeedsOvertime without having to play an needing extra inning innings or game]]!a tiebreaker]]!



*** 12:02 am Eastern in Baltimore: Robert Andino hits a game-winning single, and Orioles win 4–3; it's the backup shortstop's 7th RBI against Boston in the last eight days. The Red Sox now need Rays to lose to force an additional game for the American League wild card seed.

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*** 12:02 am Eastern in Baltimore: Robert Andino hits a game-winning single, and Orioles win 4–3; it's the backup shortstop's 7th RBI against Boston in the last eight days. The Red Sox now need Rays to lose to force an additional game for the American League wild card seed.



* Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. The Mets were down two runs with nobody on base and were just one out away from being eliminated. Three singles, a wild pitch, and an infamous error later, and the series was tied. Then they trailed 3–0 in Game 7 before rallying to win that one as well.

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* Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. The Mets were down two runs 5–3 with nobody on base and were just one out strike away from being eliminated.losing the series. Three singles, a wild pitch, and an infamous error later, and the series was tied. Then they trailed 3–0 in Game 7 before rallying to win that one as well.



*** After the teams split the next two games, Game 4 had the Royals doing more of their comeback magic. In the top of the eigth, with New York leading 3–2, Mets pitcher Tyler Clippard got the first out, then walked two straight batters to force manager Terry Collins to bring Familia in early. Eric Hosmer proceeded to hit a ground ball that was misplayed by Mets second basemen Daniel Murphy, which allowed the tying run to score. Mike Moustakas immediately followed with a single that scored another run to put Kansas City up 4–3, and then another run scored on a hit by Salvador Perez. The Royals held the Mets scoreless to win Game 4, putting them only one game away from taking the series. In Game 5, the Royals were held scoreless to a dominant performance from Mets pitcher Matt Harvey. In the top of the ninth, with the Mets up 2–0, Harvey argued with Terry Collins to be allowed to finish the game, despite that he had thrown over 100 pitches. Harvey then gave up a leadoff walk to Lorenzo Cain, who stole second, then scored on a double by Eric Hosmer. Jeurys Familia came in again, and retired Mike Moustakas on a groundout that advanced Hosmer to third. The next batter, Salvador Perez hit a ground ball to Mets third baseman David Wright, who threw to first to retire Perez. But Hosmer broke for home the minute Wright threw the ball, and scored on a throwing error from first baseman Lucas Duda. Sent into extra innings, the Royals held the Mets scoreless. In the top of the twelfth, Kansas City blew the game open with 5 runs to make it 7–2. The Royals held on to win Game 5, and their first World Series since 1985.

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*** After the teams split the next two games, Game 4 had the Royals doing more of their comeback magic. In the top of the eigth, with New York leading 3–2, Mets pitcher Tyler Clippard got the first out, then walked two straight batters to force manager Terry Collins to bring Familia in early. Eric Hosmer proceeded to hit a ground ball that was misplayed by Mets second basemen Daniel Murphy, which allowed the tying run to score. Mike Moustakas immediately followed with a single that scored another run to put Kansas City up 4–3, and then another run scored on a hit by Salvador Perez. The Royals held the Mets scoreless to win Game 4, putting them only one game away from taking the series. In Game 5, the Royals were held scoreless to a dominant performance from Mets pitcher Matt Harvey. In the top of the ninth, with the Mets up 2–0, Harvey argued with Terry Collins to be allowed to finish the game, despite that he had thrown over 100 pitches. Harvey then gave up a leadoff walk to Lorenzo Cain, who stole second, then scored on a double by Eric Hosmer. Jeurys Familia came in again, and retired Mike Moustakas on a groundout that advanced Hosmer to third. The next batter, Salvador Perez hit a ground ball to Mets third baseman David Wright, who threw to first to retire Perez. But Hosmer broke for home the minute Wright threw the ball, and scored on a throwing error from first baseman Lucas Duda. Sent into extra innings, the Royals held the Mets scoreless. In the top of the twelfth, Kansas City blew the game open with 5 runs to make it 7–2. The Royals held on to win won Game 5, and their first World Series since 1985.



* The NC State basketball team that won the 1983 NCAA men's championship was nicknamed "The Cardiac Pack" because they staged a miracle rally with a last second score almost ''every single game''. They won their nine tournament games by the following margins: 1, 7[[labelnote:*]]overtime[[/labelnote]], 3, 2[[labelnote:**]]double-overtime[[/labelnote]], 1, [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers 19]], 1, 7, and 2. That's an average margin of victory of less than five points.

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* The NC State basketball team that won the 1983 NCAA men's championship was nicknamed "The Cardiac Pack" because they staged a miracle rally with a last second score almost ''every single game''. They won their nine tournament games by the following margins: 1, 7[[labelnote:*]]overtime[[/labelnote]], 7[[note:]]overtime[[/note]], 3, 2[[labelnote:**]]double-overtime[[/labelnote]], 2[[note:]]double-overtime[[/note]], 1, [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers 19]], 1, 7, and 2. That's an average margin of victory of less than five points.
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Of course, this is a case of TruthInTelevision - several teams and individuals in the history of organized sports have, in fact, accomplished nearly impossible comebacks to win games no one thought they could possibly win anymore. The National Hockey League, for example, has seen at least five teams turn 5–0 scores against them into 6–5 victories - the Los Angeles Kings in 1982 against the Edmonton Oilers (the so-called "Miracle on Manchester"), the Colorado Avalanche against the Florida Panthers in 1999, the St. Louis Blues against the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2000, the Montreal Canadiens in 2008 against the New York Rangers, and the Chicago Blackhawks in 2009 against the Calgary Flames.

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Of course, this is a case of TruthInTelevision - several teams and individuals in the history of organized sports have, in fact, accomplished nearly impossible comebacks to win games no one thought they could possibly win anymore. The National Hockey League, for example, has seen at least five teams turn 5–0 scores against them into 6–5 victories - the Los Angeles Kings in 1982 against the Edmonton Oilers (the so-called "Miracle on Manchester"), the Colorado Avalanche against the Florida Panthers in 1999, 1999[[note]]In this case, Colorado won 7–5[[/note]], the St. Louis Blues against the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2000, the Montreal Canadiens in 2008 against the New York Rangers, and the Chicago Blackhawks in 2009 against the Calgary Flames.
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Of course, this is a case of TruthInTelevision - several teams and individuals in the history of organized sports have, in fact, accomplished nearly impossible comebacks to win games no one thought they could possibly win anymore. The National Hockey League, for example, has seen at least four teams turn 5–0 scores against them into 6–5 victories - the Los Angeles Kings in 1982 against the Edmonton Oilers (the so-called "Miracle on Manchester"), the St. Louis Blues against the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2000, the Montreal Canadiens in 2008 against the New York Rangers, and the Chicago Blackhawks in 2009 against the Calgary Flames.

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Of course, this is a case of TruthInTelevision - several teams and individuals in the history of organized sports have, in fact, accomplished nearly impossible comebacks to win games no one thought they could possibly win anymore. The National Hockey League, for example, has seen at least four five teams turn 5–0 scores against them into 6–5 victories - the Los Angeles Kings in 1982 against the Edmonton Oilers (the so-called "Miracle on Manchester"), the Colorado Avalanche against the Florida Panthers in 1999, the St. Louis Blues against the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2000, the Montreal Canadiens in 2008 against the New York Rangers, and the Chicago Blackhawks in 2009 against the Calgary Flames.



When the work does ''not'' involve sports, then this is the MisfitMobilizationMoment.

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When the work does ''not'' ''doesn't'' involve sports, then this is the MisfitMobilizationMoment.
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** On November 10, 1984, in his college years, he led Maryland over Miami 42–40 after being behind 31–0 at halftime.

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** On [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DJ4kJ1C1Oc November 10, 1984, 1984]], in his college years, he led Maryland over Miami 42–40 after being behind 31–0 at halftime.
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* Film/{{Rocky}} Balboa, several times across the series. (Though it's harder to determine whether someone is 'losing' or not in boxing then it is in other sports since there's no real scoring system - yes, the judges do keep score, but they don't determine anything unless no one wins straight out.)

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* Film/{{Rocky}} ''Film/{{Rocky}}'': Rocky Balboa, several times across the series. (Though it's harder to determine whether someone is 'losing' or not in boxing then it is in other sports since there's no real scoring system - yes, the judges do keep score, but they don't determine anything unless no one wins straight out.)
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