Biggest 180s in Sports History

Steve Grogan
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Scott McLaughlin
December 16, 2019 - 2:32 pm
The Patriots showed some promise in their early years as a franchise, as they posted a winning record in five of their first seven seasons from 1960-66 and reached the AFL Championship Game in 1963 (which they lost to the San Diego Chargers). But then they started to slide in the late '60s and into...
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Jerry York
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Scott McLaughlin
December 02, 2019 - 4:38 pm
For much of the 1980s and into the ‘90s, Boston College hockey was in a pretty good place. Under legendary coach Len Ceglarski, the Eagles finished first in the Hockey East standings six times from 1985-1991 and won the league tournament in 1987 and 1990. They reached the NCAA tournament in seven...
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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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Washington Nationals
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Scott McLaughlin
November 04, 2019 - 3:33 pm
After starting the season 19-31, the Washington Nationals turned things around and won the franchise's first World Series.
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2013 Auburn Tigers
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Scott McLaughlin
October 21, 2019 - 12:05 pm
In 2012, just two years after winning the national championship, the Auburn Tigers football program suffered its worst season in 60 years, going 3-9 overall and 0-8 in the SEC, resulting in head coach Gene Chizik being fired after the season. But in 2013, in its first season under new head coach...
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1969 New York Mets
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Scott McLaughlin
October 07, 2019 - 2:32 pm
For their first seven years as a franchise, the New York Mets were the laughingstock of baseball. From 1962-1968, they never finished better than ninth in the National League… out of 10 teams. But in 1969, the team that became known as the "Amazin' Mets" completed one of the biggest 180s in sports...
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Tom Brady, Peyton Manning
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Scott McLaughlin
September 16, 2019 - 3:00 pm
Perhaps the most memorable regular-season entry in the Tom Brady-Peyton Manning rivalry came on Nov. 24, 2013 at Gillette Stadium. The first half was actually quite forgettable for Patriots fans, as Manning and the Broncos stormed out to a 17-0 lead in the first quarter, thanks in large part to the...
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LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony
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Sam Cohn
September 03, 2019 - 4:13 pm
The 2004 Olympics were a disappointment, a humiliation, and most importantly a wakeup call for the USA Basketball program.
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Sam Cohn
August 08, 2019 - 1:05 pm
It was never a major concern in 2018 of who was on the mound for the Boston Red Sox . Each guy that donned a Sox uniform and stared down an opposing batter gave fans a lot more hope than stress. Just one year later, the defending World Series Champs can’t start games, can’t close games, and can’t...
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Sam Cohn
July 24, 2019 - 11:48 am
Patrick Ewing, Walt Frazier, Earl Monroe, Willis Reed, and Charles Oakley are all names synonymous with the greatness of the New York Knicks. They’re some of the best to ever play in the Mecca of basketball -- Madison Square Garden. The Knicks are a big market team atop a city overflowing with...
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