Biggest 180s

Bobby Orr
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Scott McLaughlin
November 18, 2019 - 3:16 pm
Bobby Orr's arrival in Boston in 1966 would change the Bruins, the city's hockey scene, and the NHL forever.
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Krystle Boyajian
September 03, 2018 - 9:30 am
The Patriots’ final game at Foxboro Stadium turned out to be a crazy one, and one that helped launch the Patriots dynasty thanks in part to a 180-degree turn that took place in the fourth quarter. With snow swirling and piling up on the field, the Patriots’ divisional round game against the Raiders...
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Krystle Boyajian
August 13, 2018 - 1:25 pm
Nearly 20 years ago, in late 1998, Patriots owner Robert Kraft was talking with the state of Connecticut about moving the Patriots to downtown Hartford. But less than a year later, after it seemed the deal had already been finalized, the Patriots did a 180 on Connecticut and stayed in Massachusetts...
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Krystle Boyajian
June 18, 2018 - 11:14 am
At the end of the 1999 British Open at Carnoustie, Jean van de Velde had practically guaranteed the first win by a Frenchman since 1907. On the last hole Van de Velde led the tournament, only needing to make a 6 on a par-4 hole to secure the win. Van de Velde had played this hole three times prior...
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Michael Lowther
May 28, 2018 - 10:45 am
When a team gains a 3-1 series lead in the NBA Finals, they have every reason to be confident. I mean, no team in the history of the NBA Finals ever blew a 3-1 series lead, right? That would be correct, until the 2016 NBA Finals, when the Cleveland Cavaliers came back from a 3-1 deficit to defeat...
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Michael Lowther
May 07, 2018 - 11:55 am
Before the 2011 Major League Baseball season started, many people saw the Boston Red Sox as a possible World Series favorite. With a roster that featured names such as David Ortiz, Jacoby Ellsbury, Adrian Gonzalez, Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis, Carl Crawford, Jon Lester, Clay Buchholz, Josh...
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Michael Lowther
April 23, 2018 - 4:33 pm
At the conclusion of the 2006-07 season, the Boston Celtics stood in second to last place, in front of only the Memphis Grizzlies. Their 24-68 record was the Celtics’ second-worst in franchise history and it had been 21 years since the Celtics had made an NBA Finals appearance. The lure of Boston...
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Michael Lowther
April 09, 2018 - 11:34 am
For most franchises, finishing last in your division typically hints at a multiyear rebuild with hopes of contending years down the road. At the end of the 2012 season, the Red Sox sat in last place of the AL East with a 69-93 record, 26 games back of the Yankees. Yet, a rebuild was not on their...
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Michael Lowther
March 19, 2018 - 12:09 pm
In 2008, the Celtics and Lakers faced off for the 11th time in the NBA Finals, and the first since 1987. Heading into Game 4, the Celtics were looking to extend their series lead to 3-1. They got off to a slow start, while the Lakers came out firing from all over the floor. At the end of the first...
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Michael Lowther
March 05, 2018 - 10:31 am
The 2013 Bruins made an exciting run to the Stanley Cup Final (where they ultimately fell to the Chicago Blackhawks in six games), but that run almost ended in Game 7 of the first round. Down 4-1 on home ice almost halfway through the third period, the Bruins needed a miracle against the Toronto...
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