General What's the worst (or greatest, depending on perspective) choke act you've seen in sports?

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John Lee Pettimore

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Pretty simple question.

For me, there are two greatest chokes which brought me immense joy.

First, South Africa choked against Australia in the 1999 Cricket World Cup semi-final. One of the greatest finishes to any sporting event.

View: https://youtu.be/f7BNvHI-7BE




I don't know if the Falcons against the Pats counts as a choke, or if Brady just went super saiyan on them and there was nothing they could do.

Plenty of great chokes in sporting history. What was the most devastating for you, and the most satisfying?

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Conor Vs khabib.

Shogun Vs Jones

Psg other year Vs Barcelona.
 

John Lee Pettimore

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Conor Vs khabib.

Shogun Vs Jones
Neither of those are choke jobs. Jones and Khabib are just plain much, much better than Shogun and Conor.

If you want an MMA guy who routinely chokes for real, look at Cerrone getting wiped out in 1 minute in all of his biggest fights. 👍

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1966 US Open

Arnold Palmer had a 7 stroke lead at the turn but let Billy Casper catch him to force an 18 hole playoff.

I remember it like it was yesterday.
 

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Neither of those are choke jobs. Jones and Khabib are just plain much, much better than Shogun and Conor.

If you want an MMA guy who routinely chokes for real, look at Cerrone getting wiped out in 1 minute in all of his biggest fights. 👍

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That's a fair point. He does choke in the biggest moments.
 

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1966 US Open

Arnold Palmer had a 7 stroke lead with 9 left to play and let Billy Casper catch him to force an 18 hole playoff.

I remember it like it was yesterday.
Tennis doesn't count
 

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1993
Bills/Oilers AFC Wild Card

Oilers were up 35-3 at half and lost 41-38.
 

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1986 World Series

Buckner having that ball go right through the wickets. Brutal.

All the same - I think Mookie would have been safe at 1st
 

John Lee Pettimore

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1993
Bills/Oilers AFC Wild Card

Oilers were up 35-3 at half and lost 41-38.
Not trashing that call, but it just shows how unreal the Pats-Falcons Superbowl was.

Apparently this guy likes to motivate stragglers in the Boston Marathon by hanging out at around the 20 mile mark: :smile:



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Chris Weber calling for a TO in the '93 Championship.


Hahahahaa
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Brett Hart losing to yokuzuna at summer slam 93
I still cant believe Booker T let the heavyweight championship slip away from him at Wrestlemania 19! He knew Flair is the dirtiest player in the game, and he was in control of the match the whole time. Why the hell did he lose focus and let Flair fuck up his knee with a sneak attack? That cost him the championship right there, he had one hand on the belt FFS!

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Jones was the betting favorite going into that fight. It wasn't a choke job, Shogun just wasn't as good.
He got his ass kicked in the most one sided championship ship beatdown I recall seeing. Jones biggest win up to then was Ryan Vader
 

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That's not what a "choke' is in sports.
Yea it is. He was subdued and floundered in the headlights. Hes supposed to be champion, ex pride champion, just smoked machida for the belt, then got utterly trounced.
 

John Lee Pettimore

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He got his ass kicked in the most one sided championship ship beatdown I recall seeing. Jones biggest win up to then was Ryan Vader
That doesn't mean that he wasn't miles better than Shogun. He was. That wasn't a fight that Shogun lost that he should have won. He just got run over by a generational talent who wasn't intimidated by him even a little bit, and who genuinely didn't give a fuck about respecting his aura or accomplishments. Shogun could have fought his best fight that night, and still gotten his ass kicked from one side of the Octagon to the other.

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Yea it is. He was subdued and floundered in the headlights. Hes supposed to be champion, ex pride champion, just smoked machida for the belt, then got utterly trounced.
He didn't "flounder in the headlights".

He had his head nearly knocked into the stands by a flying knee that landed flush 5 seconds into the fight, and then he spent the rest of the time getting his ass handed to him by a far more talented, well-rounded and athletic fighter.

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Brazil losing 1x7 to Germany in the WC semifinal at home (maybe not a choke per se);

Bayern allowing two goals in extra time to Man Utd in the 99 CL final (lost 1x2);

River Plate allowing two goals in ~4 minutes to Flamengo in the 2019 Libertadores final (lost 1x2);

Yankees in 2004? Texas Rangers in 2011? Tragic Johnson in 84? JR Smith in whatever year he grabbed a rebound and paced backwards by mistake?
 

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I agree with ya. I just know it triggers Rambo and he'll read my posts and get all mad