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With the Clippers coming back from a 27-point deficit to beat the Grizzlies on Sunday, we’re looking towards Game 3 and talking about comebacks. Since Sunday, Clippers tickets for tonight have decreased 20% in price on StubHub. So, if you’re looking to attend the game in Memphis tonight, now’s your chance.
If you’re like me, and literally have a countdown on your iPhone between the final game of the World Series and Opening Day, you likely appreciate the game of baseball. SI’s Tom Verducci summed it up pretty well when he compared Opening Day to game 162. Opening day is “warm and fuzzy. It is hopes and dreams and cotton candy.” But game 162, when it really counts, is “a risk-reward equation.” Our favorite comebacks are the bottom of the 9th with 2 outs, the game 162’s, the overtime, the real nail-biters, and they aren’t just baseball related… check ‘em out.
Rays defeat Yankees - Game 162 - At the end of the 2011 season when The Rays were losing 7-0 to the Yankees, they came back to win in a thrilling fashion. This, along with a Red Sox loss that same night, marked an epic September comeback to make the playoffs. Also in September, the Cardinals beat the Braves and came back to win the NL Wild Card.
Indians defeat Mariners - Sunday Night Baseball - August 5, 2011. The Mariners, who were dominant in 2001 tying a league record 116 wins on the season, were well on their way to another easy win with a 14-2 lead against the Indians. However, Cleveland would not be denied and came back from that 12-run deficit to win 15-14. It tied the record for the greatest MLB comeback in history.
Colts-Buccaneers - October 2003 – Monday Night Football. The Colts were losing big to the defending Super Bowl champion Buccaneers, 35-14 with 4 minutes left. Miraculously, Peyton Manning and the Colts scored 21 points to close out the game and eventually won in overtime.
Alabama – Auburn - November 2010. The currently undefeated Auburn Tigers were trailing 24-0 in the first half against their arch rival Alabama on the road. However, Cam Newton salvaged the season and led the Tigers on a furious comeback charge to escape Tuscaloosa with a win 28-27 and went on to win the National Championship.
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