Top 5 Most Heartbreaking Losses In New York Mets 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.

Ah. The New York Mets. So much history. So much drama. So much heartbreak. Sure there was the Miracle Mets of 1969, coming out of nowhere to win the World Series. Sure there was the bad boy Mets team of 1986 that brought so much pain to the cities of Houston and Boston. But the Mets have had their share of agony and despair. They’ve had some awful teams, most notably in 1962 and 1993. They’ve been a frequent target of the New York tabloids. They have celebrity fans such as Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Stewart and Don Cheadle. They’ve also had their heartbreaking moments. Here are five of them. Continue reading

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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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