Top 10 Worst Collapses in Sports History

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    00:31 #10: 2016 Golden State Warriors
    01:28 #9: John McEnroe at the 1984 French Open
    02:23 #8: 2013 Toronto Maple Leafs
    03:15 #7: 1993 Houston Oilers
    04:16 #6: 1986 Boston Red Sox
    05:22 #5: Roberto Baggio’s Missed Penalty at the 1994 FIFA World Cup
    06:10 #4: Jean Van de Velde at the 1999 British Open
    07:07 #3, #2 & #1???

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  •  2 years ago +36

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  • Quole
    Quole  yesterday

    The 2010 Bruins collapse was worse than the Leafs' collapse. The Bruins are one of the only teams to ever lose after being up 3-0 in a series and not only that but they lost game 7 after being up 3-0 too. Also where is the game 6 Rangers/Cardinals on here?

  • Anarchy Clan
    Anarchy Clan  4 days ago

    Who else thought this meant falling?

  • Cal Crappie
    Cal Crappie  5 days ago

    The puck took a crazy bounce on that poor Dallas guy. Can't say I've ever seen one do that.

  • Andreas Kroon
    Andreas Kroon  14 days ago

    Top 10 Worst Collapses in AMERICAN Sports History
    So, I fixed it for you...

  • jair best
    jair best  21 days ago

    the Redsox 2004 come from behind over the Cubs Bartman incident.

  • sportsygirl8
    sportsygirl8  28 days ago

    The Boston Red Sox ended up winning the World Series that year as well. I was wondering if The Pittsburgh Pirates would have made the list for their 2012 collapse, but that was the whole 2nd half of the season when that happened compared to these where they were important games where the certain team collapsed. With the Pirates they were in first place going into the All Star Game, but from the first game back from All Star Game they started loosing a lot of games which they went from 1st place to last place in 2 months.

  • T Lynn
    T Lynn  1 months ago

    If the Cubs Steve Bartman incident isnt the #1 then your list is shit....

  • shlobs422
    shlobs422  1 months ago

    Falcons collapse is by far the biggest collapse. Biggest collapse. Biggest Stage. Biggest odds against failure.

  • CasualGameFreak
    CasualGameFreak  1 months ago +4

    A few suggestions for a Part 2:
    --The 2019 Tampa Bay Lightning (Utterly dominated the league in the regular season and won the Presidents' Trophy by a landslide, tying the NHL record for most wins in the regular season in the process. In the playoffs? Swept in the first round by the Columbus Blue Jackets, who hadn't won a playoff series in their existence up to that point.)
    --The 2019 Vegas Golden Knights (Had a 3-1 series lead against the San Jose Sharks. Blew that lead. Particularly, in Game 6 at home, let in a shorthanded goal in double overtime, and then in Game 7, they blew a 3-0 lead by letting in four goals in four minutes. For those that claim the refs were responsible, refer to both Game 6 and the very soft goal they let in to end Game 7's overtime.)
    --The 2014 San Jose Sharks (For fairness's sake. Reverse swept by the Los Angeles Kings, a major rival, who for extra pain went on to win the Stanley Cup for the second time in three years.)
    --The 2016 Atlanta Falcons (They're already on the Honorable Mentions in this video. Blew a 28-3 lead in the Super Bowl.)
    --The 2003 Minnesota Vikings (Won their first six games to get a very hot start. Proceeded to lose seven of their last ten, including blowing an 11-point lead to the 3-12 Arizona Cardinals to knock them out of the playoffs.)
    --Ajax Amsterdam in the 2019 UEFA Champions League semifinal (Had a 3-0 aggregate lead going into the second half of the second game, only to allow a hat trick to Lucas Moura to lose to Tottenham Hotspur on away goals.)
    --The 2011 Texas Rangers (Were twice one strike away from defeating the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series. Both times they allowed a hit that tied the game. Then they allowed a walk-off home run to David Freese to force Game 7, and then they lost Game 7 as well to lose the series.)

    Just a few ideas.

  • bigdawg1181
    bigdawg1181  1 months ago +1

    We finally forgave Bartman in 2016.

  • A/N Gaming
    A/N Gaming  1 months ago


  • Michael Z
    Michael Z  1 months ago

    Biggest choke in sports history... peyton "dufus ass" manning throwing 55 touchdown passes in a season then only managing to put up 8 points on the scoreboard in a super bowl... just saying

  • Mohammad Farzand
    Mohammad Farzand  1 months ago +2

    Sports history?? More like america sports history

  • PRYVTgomerPYLE
    PRYVTgomerPYLE  1 months ago

    Man... Fuck this list. Both the 2013 Leafs and 86 Red Sox pain me to watch... Yeah, I am salty! 🤦‍♂️😂🤣

  • Young ihyg
    Young ihyg  1 months ago

    How are the Falcons in the Super Bowl an honorable mention?

  • GiftDestruction
    GiftDestruction  1 months ago

    Who is thumbing up these bad lists? Bots?

  • mikelob6707
    mikelob6707  2 months ago

    Wow I still hate Patrick Roy

  • Dhruva Naidu
    Dhruva Naidu  2 months ago

    2011 red sox september collapse?

  • Allan Caesar
    Allan Caesar  2 months ago

    How is Germany beating Brazil 7-1 not on here? In fact its a running joke in the video game Rocket League. If you are up by 7 goals and the opponent hasn't scored any yet. You let them score for free so its 7-1. We call it a Bra71l or BRA71L in Rocket League.