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Your worst days of your life as a sports fan

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As a A's-Phillies fan (Grandfather grew up rooting for the A's when they were in Philly, I just sort of took that mindset too), I've had my fair share of heartache.

Justin Verlander shutting out Oakland twice in Game 5 was a little rough, moreso in 2013 than in 2012, I have a bad feeling those two will meet up again this postseason...

Magglio Ordonez in 2006 was a little rough.

As for the Phils...

I thought the 2010 NLCS against the Giants was a well fought series, and while it was tough to see one of my former favorites, Pat Burrell, light it up against Roy Halladay, watching Ryan Howard take a strike 3 to end the series with the winning runs on base was heartbreaking. Though as the next few years passed my liking for the Giants has gone back up a little - I have a thing for the Bay Area I guess.

The 2011 NLDS was probably the worst, though. After such a dream season with 102 wins, the Phillies got rocked in 5 games by the Cardinals. Game 2, losing a 4-0 with Cliff Lee on the mound, gave me that gut-wrenching feeling that this wasn't going to be our season, and with Chris Carpenter throwing a shutout on Philly soil and Ryan Howard collapsing along the first base line in Game 5, it felt like a picture-perfect season was ripped from our grasp.

Also, Patrick Kane in Game 6. Yikes.

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May 26. 2013- Coppa Italia final. AS Roma vs. Lazio 0-1: For the first time, a Roman Derby would actually award something other than just bragging rights. What had been an awful season could have been salvaged by beating Lazio. To further raise the pressure, Roma released its new logo a few days before the derby. The game is a disaster, Roma loses, the fans revolt, and Roma fans have to endure a lifetime of Lazio fans taking the piss.

2009 Champions league Round of 16- Roma vs Arsenal 1-0 7-7 after penalties. Arsenal advances on aggregate. Rome was hosting the Champions League final that year, but while getting there was a pipe dream, the way they lost was heartbreaking. Roma had won its group, but they got Arsenal in the round of 16. After losing in London, Roma was absolutely wrecked by injuries when the return fixture came. However, they were leading Arsenal and put in a heroic performance. For most of the game, their centerback pairing was Riise-Diamoutene (an adapted right back and a player that had been playing not particularly well on a relegation team 2 moths before). Julio Baptista missed a sitter,and the ref didn't see a penalty for Roma that would have put Roma through. The match went to penalties, and it took 8 rounds until Arsenal won.

2007 Champions League Quarterfinals Manchester Utd-Roma 7-1: Absolutely nothing went right for Roma that night. I hate how everybody only remembers that game and acts like was a terrible team that had no shot against ManUtd, conveniently forgetting that Roma had beaten ManUtd in the first leg. Roma also had a psychological block with ManUtd after that, and they had 1 tie and 3 losses to them the year after that. If Roma would have had to face any other team in the quarterfinals in 2008, I'm fully confident they could have advanced to the semis.

2009-10 Serie A Roma-Sampdoria 1-2: Roma was top of the table and had just come off a thrilling come-from-behind victory in the derby. Everything looked set for Roma to win their first Scudetto in nearly a decade, but after leading in the first half, Pazzini scored twice to destroy any dreams of a scudetto. Then on the last day of the season, two Roma loanees put in heroic performances to try to not make Inter win, but in the end Inter won the game and the Scudetto

2013 Eastern Conference SemiFinals Knicks vs. Pacers: The first good Knicks team of my lifetime, and they forget how to shoot in the playoffs

2008 NY Giants: Plaxico Burress. That is all.

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The 2009 Confederations Cup final. I honestly can't even describe the feeling of crushing disappointment I felt that day.

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This was Bosnia getting knocked out of the World Cup, wasn't it.

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The 2000 ALCS was nerve-wracking for me, as a Mariners fan as well.

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2007 The Cowboys being upset by the Giants in the divisional playoffs after sweeping them in the regular season winning both games by double digits, of course we all kmow what happened after that the Giants wound up pulling off the biggest upset in Super Bowl history beating a Patriots team that came into the game undefeated

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February 28 2010: U.S. Hockey losing to Canada in the gold medal match in the Winter Games.

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February 28 2010: U.S. Hockey losing to Canada in the gold medal match in the Winter Games.

:flagcanada:

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Green Bay Packers

- Brett Favre's Retirement (Although in hindsight, that may have been a blessing)

- Fail mary

Milwaukee Brewers

-The last half of the 08/09 (Or was it 07/08) seasons when we collapsed (Thankfully the latter season we got the wildcard)

-Not resigning C.C. Sabathia

Virginia Tech

-Losing to USC in the season opener in 02/03 ish

-Losing the 14 Opener to Bama due to poor special teams

UW-Madison Badgers

-The MSU hail mary game in 2010(?), I swear we had an outside shot at the title that year given how we managed to chew up Indian and Northwestern (Scoring 70+ points both times), I still think we could have snuck in with one loss.

-Any of our recent Rose Bowls

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Also, on the theme of Virginia Tech, the 11/12 Sugar Bowl loss to Michigan was pretty unbearable.

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I'm only 16, so my sports memories don't go back that far, but as a Penn State fan I'd have to say that my worst sports moment was on November 8, 2008 when Penn State was upset by Iowa with a last second field goal, after some controversial calls. Penn State went on to solidly beat Indian and MSU, but went on to lose to USC in the Rose Bowl. That Iowa loss kept them out of the championship that year. That upset me. Also, being a 16 year old Penn State fan from Nebraska, everytime Nebraska beats Penn State in something, I receive a lot of crap for it.

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World Cup final 2006: I was only 4 when France won the World Cup in 1998, and watching footages of the insane joy of people in the streets had always frustrated me, how I wish I were 10 years older at that time to celebrate. Now you get how excited I was in 2006, finally I would be able to witness it. For those who don't know, Italy beat us in the penalty shootout. I cried my eyes out walking back home, seeing so many people in streets trying to hold their tears. Bad memory.

French league season 2007, late may: FC Nantes is one of the biggest clubs in France, having won the league 8 times (the record is 10 for Saint Etienne, to give you the picture) and also holding the record for most consecutive seasons in the top flight, with 44 years in a row. But in 2007, we were close to relegation, and it happened. We had won 3-1 against long time rival Bordeaux, but Nice's win put us officially in the second league for the first time in 44 years. That was really painful. That was the day that settled this mythic club's fall into hell.

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1979 - I cheered as my Orioles took a 3-1 Series lead over the Pittsburgh Pirates and then watched it all slip away as the O's scored only 2 runs in the final 3 games and lost the Series in 7 games.

March 29, 1984 - Bob Irsay packed up the Baltimore Colts and fled to Indianapolis in the middle of the night.

And pretty much every year since Peter Angelos bought the Orioles.

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In chronological order...

Kirk Gibson's Walk-Off in the 88 World Series

Jerome Brown's death

Game 7 of the 1994 Stanley Cup Finals

Owen Hart dying on May 23, 1999 (not a real sport, but Owen was my favorite wrestler and I had tickets to Kemper Arena for the PPV and didn't go because it was my Mother's birthday)

Eagles losing to St. Louis

Eagles losing to Tampa Bay

Eagles losing to Carolina

Eagles losing to New England

Eagles losing to Arizona

Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals

Oakland losing to Detroit in back to back years

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May 13, 2013

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The first, and so far only time I have ever cried after a sporting event.

My beloved Leafs, the laughingstock of the NHL, finally made the playoffs for the first time in nine seasons and really looked like they were about to upset one of their biggest rivals. Instead, they blew it in one of the worst playoff collapses in league history.

It didn't help that my dad's side of the family are huge Bruins fans and the fact that I'm sure we could've beaten the Rangers and advanced to the final four.

:(

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Yet another one to add: The way the 1995 Mariners Cinderella run ended @ the hands of the Cleveland Indians.

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TVIXX you are correctomundo

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2012 NFC Title Game. My Falcons were 10 yards away from a Super Bowl birth and I'm sure they'd beat the Ravens. The red didn't throw the flag and i was so mad. I thought that was our year.

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