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8th Apr '16 9:19:58 PM nombretomado
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* Steve Urkel, ''FamilyMatters'', basketball game
* ''HeyArnold!'':

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* %%* Steve Urkel, ''FamilyMatters'', ''Series/FamilyMatters'', basketball game
* ''HeyArnold!'':''WesternAnimation/HeyArnold'':
6th Feb '16 11:00:04 AM nombretomado
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* AustralianRulesFootball: In the 1970 VFL Grand Final, with Carlton 44 points down at half time, coach Ron Barassi brought Ted Hopkins on, who proceeded to rip Collingwood to shreds. Afterwards, Hopkins realised he could never do anything to top his achievements in that game, and retired.

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* AustralianRulesFootball: UsefulNotes/AustralianRulesFootball: In the 1970 VFL Grand Final, with Carlton 44 points down at half time, coach Ron Barassi brought Ted Hopkins on, who proceeded to rip Collingwood to shreds. Afterwards, Hopkins realised he could never do anything to top his achievements in that game, and retired.
2nd Jan '16 4:25:05 PM lorgskyegon
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** Similarly, Aaron Rodgers played very little in the three seasons he spent as Favre's backup. During his first season as starter, and despite a losing record, he passed for over 4,000 yards. He would go on to win the Superbowl two seasons later and have perhaps the greatest season for any quarterback a year after that.
27th Nov '15 2:09:17 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Rudy}}'' is an interesting example. The titular underdog begs to play in the big game so he can prove to his family that he's on the team. His never-give up attitude having been such an inspiration to the team, they go out of their way to get a large enough lead so that he can make the final play without any risk. And then Rudy gets the sack anyway.
* ''{{Eyeshield 21}}''. Panther (and the entire NASA Aliens) kneels in front of Coach Apollo, asking to play for the first time. Panther is let in, and ultimately finishes off the Devil Bats. Apollo's own NFL days are a subversion - his coach never gave him the chance.

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* ''{{Rudy}}'' ''Film/{{Rudy}}'' is an interesting example. The titular underdog begs to play in the big game so he can prove to his family that he's on the team. His never-give up attitude having been such an inspiration to the team, they go out of their way to get a large enough lead so that he can make the final play without any risk. And then Rudy gets the sack anyway.
* ''{{Eyeshield ''Manga/{{Eyeshield 21}}''. Panther (and the entire NASA Aliens) kneels in front of Coach Apollo, asking to play for the first time. Panther is let in, and ultimately finishes off the Devil Bats. Apollo's own NFL days are a subversion - his coach never gave him the chance.
22nd Nov '15 10:57:49 AM nombretomado
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* [[{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]] is an avid baseball player, but he can't seem to do anything right, not even hold a 50 run lead with one out left when Peppermint Patty puts him in after he's sold some peanuts. (Once again, the keyword is "somehow": We cut from Patty getting hit by Charlie's 2nd pitch, to her waking up in bed and finding out from Marcie that their losing streak is still intact.)
* In ''{{Foxtrot}}'' Peter begs the coach to put him in, but he's a genuinely terrible player who spends more time practicing theatrics then actually practicing.

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* [[{{Peanuts}} [[ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}} Charlie Brown]] is an avid baseball player, but he can't seem to do anything right, not even hold a 50 run lead with one out left when Peppermint Patty puts him in after he's sold some peanuts. (Once again, the keyword is "somehow": We cut from Patty getting hit by Charlie's 2nd pitch, to her waking up in bed and finding out from Marcie that their losing streak is still intact.)
* In ''{{Foxtrot}}'' ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' Peter begs the coach to put him in, but he's a genuinely terrible player who spends more time practicing theatrics then actually practicing.
22nd Nov '15 10:57:37 AM nombretomado
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* Peter from FoxTrot did this also, after spending the previous 3 strips trying to convince the coach to put him in, then figuring out the best way to stand in the batter's box. He actually receives a concussion afterwards.

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* Peter from FoxTrot ''ComicStrip/FoxTrot'' did this also, after spending the previous 3 strips trying to convince the coach to put him in, then figuring out the best way to stand in the batter's box. He actually receives a concussion afterwards.
19th Nov '15 4:36:54 PM nombretomado
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* Phil Deville, ''AllGrownUp!'', "The Big Score" (everyone loves his sister Lil since they've started winning games [to the point of Phil being totally ignored and Lil quitting the team in spite over that], but in a key game, she makes a charge for goal, and actually passes to Phil, and he actually scores the winner)
* In an episode of ''TheSimpsons'', Homer is sent in by Mr. Burns to pinch hit for All-Star ringer Darryl Strawberry (the only one out of the 9 ringers he's hired to actually make it to the game) in the final inning of the tied championship game with bases loaded - ''regardless'' of the fact that Strawberry has hit nine homeruns, because Homer is a right-handed batter and the pitcher left-handed. According to Mr. Burns, "it's called playing the percentages, it's what smart managers do to win ballgames"; the joke, however, is that Mr. Burns is using a real baseball strategy despite the fact that Strawberry is so obviously superior to everyone else. Mr. Burns then proceeds to confuse Homer with a series of bizarre coaching signals; while Homer stares in blank confusion, he's hit by a pitch and walks (or rather, is carried) in the winning run.

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* Phil Deville, ''AllGrownUp!'', ''WesternAnimation/AllGrownUp'', "The Big Score" (everyone loves his sister Lil since they've started winning games [to the point of Phil being totally ignored and Lil quitting the team in spite over that], but in a key game, she makes a charge for goal, and actually passes to Phil, and he actually scores the winner)
* In an episode of ''TheSimpsons'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', Homer is sent in by Mr. Burns to pinch hit for All-Star ringer Darryl Strawberry (the only one out of the 9 ringers he's hired to actually make it to the game) in the final inning of the tied championship game with bases loaded - ''regardless'' of the fact that Strawberry has hit nine homeruns, because Homer is a right-handed batter and the pitcher left-handed. According to Mr. Burns, "it's called playing the percentages, it's what smart managers do to win ballgames"; the joke, however, is that Mr. Burns is using a real baseball strategy despite the fact that Strawberry is so obviously superior to everyone else. Mr. Burns then proceeds to confuse Homer with a series of bizarre coaching signals; while Homer stares in blank confusion, he's hit by a pitch and walks (or rather, is carried) in the winning run.
2nd Nov '15 11:43:47 AM StFan
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* Homer isn't the only person to walk in the win on an HBP: an episode of the obscure sitcom ''TheCrew'' (about stewardesses) did just that as well.

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* Homer isn't the only person to walk in the win on an HBP: an episode of the obscure sitcom ''TheCrew'' ''The Crew'' (about stewardesses) did just that as well.
17th Oct '15 7:50:56 PM nombretomado
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* The cute little rabbit in the PorkyPig cartoon "Porky's Building" (1937, Tashlin) wants to be put in to show what he can do as Porky races a bully adversary in construction of a building. Porky keeps saying no, but when he sees the bully using a rapid-fire brick-laying device, he gives in and sends in the rabbit. With his ears alone, the little bunny defeats the machine (which self-destructed after getting lodged in reverse) and finishes the building.

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* The cute little rabbit in the PorkyPig WesternAnimation/PorkyPig cartoon "Porky's Building" (1937, Tashlin) wants to be put in to show what he can do as Porky races a bully adversary in construction of a building. Porky keeps saying no, but when he sees the bully using a rapid-fire brick-laying device, he gives in and sends in the rabbit. With his ears alone, the little bunny defeats the machine (which self-destructed after getting lodged in reverse) and finishes the building.
11th Oct '15 1:25:05 PM gallium
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* The UrExample (barring any RealLife examples) is the 1925 silent movie ''Film/TheFreshman'', starring HaroldLloyd.

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* The UrExample (barring any RealLife examples) is the 1925 silent movie ''Film/TheFreshman'', starring HaroldLloyd.Creator/HaroldLloyd, in which Harold is finally inserted into the climactic football game because his coach doesn't have any other players.
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