Top 5 Most Heartbreaking Losses In Notre Dame Football History

There’s a tendency to focus on the winners in sport. With good reason. Winners bask in the glory and adulation of fans and media. But in sport, there are always two sides. With winners, there are losers. Every team has lost a big game at some point. Sometimes it’s a matter of the opponent being better. But there are some losses that are so painful, they crush the soul of the players, coaches and supporters. This series of articles focuses on the deep pain of sport. Bring tissues if your team is featured.

There is a mystique about Notre Dame football that divides the fans. Some are passionate and ardent supporters, who cling to traditions such as the gold helmets, the touchdown Jesus mural and remaining an independent school, refusing to join a conference. (They are an ACC school in most sports.) Continue reading

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Top 5 Most Heartbreaking Losses In Houston Astros History

There’s a tendency to focus on the winners in sport. With good reason. Winners bask in the glory and adulation of fans and media. But in sport, there are always two sides. With winners, there are losers. Every team has lost a big game at some point. Sometimes it’s a matter of the opponent being better. But there are some losses that are so painful, they crush the soul of the players, coaches and supporters. This series of articles focuses on the deep pain of sport. Bring tissues if your team is featured.

The Houston Astros finally broke the glass ceiling in 2017, winning the World Series for the first time in franchise history. But the road to that championship was long and at times painful. Continue reading

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Top 5 Most Heartbreaking Losses In Oakland Athletics History

There’s a tendency to focus on the winners in sport. With good reason. Winners bask in the glory and adulation of fans and media. But in sport, there are always two sides. With winners, there are losers. Every team has lost a big game at some point. Sometimes it’s a matter of the opponent being better. But there are some losses that are so painful, they crush the soul of the players, coaches and supporters. This series of articles focuses on the deep pain of sport. Bring tissues if your team is featured.

The Oakland Athletics have been one of the more colourful franchises in baseball history. From Charlie Finley’s battling A’s that won three straight World Series titles in the 1970s to the Bash Brothers in the late 1980s to the Moneyball teams that Billy Beane built in the early 2000s, the A’s have been a vital part of baseball history. Continue reading

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