Biggest 180s in Sports History

Alex Pietrangelo
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Sam Cohn
July 08, 2019 - 11:00 am
In January, the St. Louis Blues held a record of 17-20-4 at the exact halfway point in the season. The Blues were also in last place in the NHL. With a very slim chance of even making the playoffs, and in pure hockey fashion, the Blues didn’t just give up to tank for the first overall pick. Mike...
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Kyrie Irving
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Sam Cohn
June 17, 2019 - 2:27 pm
Coming into the 2018-2019 NBA season, the Boston Celtics were the favorites to win the East in the post-LeBron James era with a deep rotation and well-respected head coach. So how did they fall so far short of those expectations? Just one year ago, two detrimental injuries to Kyrie Irving and...
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Mike Cratty
May 02, 2019 - 2:50 pm
After an incredible regular season, things went sour for the Tampa Bay Lightning come playoff time. Their 62 wins tied the 1995-96 Red Wings for the most in a single season in NHL regular season history, and their 128 points were four shy of the 1976-77 Montreal Canadiens’ record 132 points. The...
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Mike Cratty
April 30, 2019 - 3:01 pm
A huge storyline to come out of this year’s epic March Madness was how the University of Virginia’s men's team totally flipped the script. In 2018, Virginia (31-3) held the number one seed in the South region of the bracket. To the surprise of many, they got smoked by number 16 seed UMBC by 20...
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Tiger Woods
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Mike Cratty
April 22, 2019 - 3:14 pm
For years, it looked like Tiger Woods would never win another major. But last week he completed a remarkable 180 and won the Masters, his first major championship since 2008. In the years leading up to Tiger’s latest Masters victory, his life saw great turbulence with an infidelity scandal, divorce...
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Boston Red Sox pitcher Ryan Brasier
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Mike Cratty
April 08, 2019 - 3:56 pm
Ryan Brasier’s baseball career has been a crazy journey. This journey includes parts of 10 seasons in the minor leagues, a season in Japan, and time in Mexico. Originally drafted in the sixth round of the 2007 MLB Amateur Draft by the Los Angeles Angels, he didn’t see his first MLB action in LA...
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Patriots coach Bill Belichick
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Mike Cratty
March 18, 2019 - 4:04 pm
Before Bill Belichick won six Super Bowls with the Patriots, he appeared to be in line to become head coach of the rival New York Jets. Belichick was actually named head coach of the Jets for the first time in 1997 while the Jets were working to finalize Bill Parcells' move from New England to New...
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Anthony Rizzo
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Mike Cratty
March 04, 2019 - 12:43 pm
If there’s anything you remember from the 2016 MLB season, it could be the rampant discussion of whether it was finally going to be the year that the Chicago Cubs broke their longstanding World Series drought. Before winning that season, their last title came 108 years ago in 1908. Their roster...
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Boston Red Sox pitcher David Price
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Mike Cratty
February 18, 2019 - 10:00 am
One of the biggest Red Sox storylines going into the 2018 postseason was the concern about David Price, and for good reason. Expectations should be high for a pitcher making $217 million over the course of his current deal with the Red Sox, but the veteran pitcher's postseason numbers before the...
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