Biggest 180s in Sports History

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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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft
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Scott McLaughlin
January 28, 2019 - 1:35 pm
Twenty-five years ago, on Jan. 21, 1994, New England Patriots history changed forever. That was the day Robert Kraft bought the team for which he’d been a season ticket-holder since 1971, ensuring the Patriots would remain in Foxboro after years of uncertainty and rumors of relocation. The road to...
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Scott McLaughlin
December 17, 2018 - 1:30 pm
Thirty-four years before the Dolphins’ incredible walk-off touchdown against the Patriots last week, there was a different Miracle in Miami, and that one went in the Boston team’s favor. On Nov. 23, 1984, the No. 10 Boston College Eagles and No. 12 Miami Hurricanes engaged in an epic shootout in...
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Scott McLaughlin
December 03, 2018 - 3:46 pm
The Boston University Terriers were considered the favorites to win college hockey’s national championship throughout the 2008-09 season. They led the country in scoring. They were third in defense. They had a great mix of veteran leaders like Hobey Baker Award winner Matt Gilroy, Brian Strait,...
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Scott McLaughlin
November 19, 2018 - 2:57 pm
Long before the Patriots gave us 28-3, there was 35-3. During the wild card round of the 1992 AFC playoffs, the Houston Oilers appeared to be cruising to an easy win over the higher-seeded Buffalo Bills. Warren Moon had thrown four first-half touchdown passes to give the Oilers a 28-3 halftime lead...
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Aaron Halford
November 05, 2018 - 2:53 pm
Despite playing for the small-market Indiana Pacers, Reggie Miller was not one to shy away from the big stage and bright lights of Madison Square Garden. Down six points in Game 1 of the 1995 Eastern Conference semifinals with less than 20 seconds left, Miller pulled off the impossible, scoring 8...
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Scott McLaughlin
October 22, 2018 - 1:59 pm
I guess we’re just in the mood for postseason grand slams. Our last entry in the Biggest 180s in Sports History series took a look at David Ortiz’s grand slam in Game 2 of the 2013 ALCS. Then in Game 3 of this year’s ALCS, Jackie Bradley Jr. launched a grand slam that helped give the Red Sox a 2-1...
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