Top 10 Most Thrilling Sports Finishes
The Miracle on Ice - In 1980, the United States Olympic hockey team defeated the heavily favored Soviet team in the semifinals, a game that has been referred to as one of the greatest upsets in sports history. The game ended with a score of 4-3 in favor of the US, and the team went on to win the gold medal.
The "Greatest Game Ever Played" - The 1958 NFL Championship game between the Baltimore Colts and the New York Giants is widely considered to be the greatest game in NFL history. The game ended in a 23-17 overtime victory for the Colts, and is credited with helping to popularize the sport of football.
The "Drive" - In the 1986 AFC Championship game, the Denver Broncos were trailing the Cleveland Browns by a score of 20-13 with less than five minutes remaining in the game. Quarterback John Elway led his team on a 98-yard drive, culminating in a touchdown and a game-tying two-point conversion, to force overtime. The Broncos went on to win the game in overtime and advance to the Super Bowl.
The "Comeback" - In Super Bowl LI, the New England Patriots were trailing the Atlanta Falcons 28-3 in the third quarter. The Patriots went on to score 25 unanswered points, including a game-tying touchdown in the final minute of regulation and a game-winning touchdown in overtime, to win the game 34-28.
The "Game 6" - In the 1986 World Series, the Boston Red Sox were one strike away from losing the series to the New York Mets. However, the Red Sox rallied to score two runs in the tenth inning to force a Game 7, which they went on to win.
The "Miracle in Michigan" - In the 2013 Big Ten Championship game, the Michigan Wolverines scored a touchdown with no time remaining on the clock, to defeat the Ohio State Buckeyes and earn a spot in the Rose Bowl.
The "Miracle at the Meadowlands" - In 1978, the New York Giants were leading the Philadelphia Eagles 17-12 with less than a minute remaining in the game. The Eagles fumbled the ball, and Giants defensive back Herman Edwards picked it up and ran it back for a touchdown, giving the Eagles an improbable victory.
The "Miracle in Miami" - In the 2000 Orange Bowl, the Michigan Wolverines were trailing the Alabama Crimson Tide by a score of 35-34 with seconds remaining in the game. Michigan kicker Tom Brady made a game-winning field goal as time expired to give the Wolverines a 37-35 victory.
The "Miracle at the Maracanã" - In the 1950 FIFA World Cup Final, Uruguay defeated Brazil in front of a home crowd of over 200,000 at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro. The game ended with a score of 2-1, and is considered one of the biggest upsets in World Cup history.
The "Miracle on Grass" - In the 1954 FIFA World Cup, Hungary was considered the best team in the world and was heavily favored to win the tournament. In the final match, West Germany defeated Hungary 3-2 in a major upset, and it was called the "Miracle on Grass"
These are the top 10 most thrilling sports finishes in the history of sports. These games were not only thrilling to watch, but also had a significant impact on the sports world and will be remembered for many years to come.