Monday, January 28, 2008

Greatest Sports Upsets, Part I

Sports upsets live vividly in our memories, taking us back to that day when we were stunned to see a mammoth underdog take out an unbeatable favorite. We wanted to provide you with a list of the ten greatest upsets in sports to show you that David has conquered Goliath on many occasions.

We are confident that on Super Bowl Sunday the NY Giants will provide New Yorkers with another great memory when they beat the New England Patriots.

10. N.C. State over Phi Slamma Jamma
Lorenzo Charles' putback of Dereck Whittenburg's short 30-foot desperation shot at the buzzer in the 1983 NCAA finals left N.C. State coach Jim Valvano running around like a maniac, looking for someone -- anyone -- to love.

9. Rulon Gardner beats the unbeatable
Three-time Olympic champion Alexander Karelin of Russia was unbeaten in international competition and had lost only once -- as a 19-year-old in the 1987 Soviet championships. Karelin was expected to wrestle his way through an unbeaten, unscored-upon tournament when the unknown American shocked him -- and the world -- to win Olympic gold in the Greco-Roman heavyweight division last September.

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