The Top 10 Biggest Sports #Fails of All Time
For athletes on the world stage, nothing is worse than choking under pressure. Here are the 10 most memorable transgressors
- By Jim Morrison
- Smithsonian.com, June 28, 2012
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The plot: The Oilers, considered the best team in the league, led the Buffalo Bills 35-3 early in the third quarter. "The lights are on here at Rich Stadium, they've been on since this morning, you could pretty much turn them out on the Bills right now," a Houston radio announcer said.
The choke:Bills kicker Steve Christie recovered his own onside kick after a touchdown run by Kenneth Davis, and the Bills scored four plays later to make it 35-17 with half the third quarter left. Backup quarterback Frank Reich threw four touchdown passes in the second half, but it was Christie's field goal in overtime, after an interception, that sent the Bills to their third consecutive Super Bowl (all losses). The win is the largest comeback in NFL history.