sometimes sports bring us incredible moments we will remember forever other times we see things we wish we could forget before we begin if you're a sports fan check out the lineup a hockey trivia game show with a WatchMojo twist welcome to watchmojo.com and today we're counting down our picks for the top ten sports fails for this list we're looking at the biggest fails or collapses in both individual and team sports number 10 the 2016 Golden State Warriors the Golden State Warriors entered the 2015-16 season as the defending champions and went on to have the best season in NBA history finishing with a record of 73 and 9 and breaking the 1995-96 Bulls record for most wins in the regular season they returned to the finals to face the Cleveland Cavaliers for a second straight year and appeared set to complete one of the greatest seasons in the history of sports when they jumped out to a three to one series lead the Cavaliers recovered however and forced a game seven where LeBron James made a huge block in the final two minutes to help Cleveland complete the comeback and thoroughly embarrass Golden State number nine John McEnroe at the 1984 French Open can raw is at the peak of his game he's unbeaten the last 42 matches things couldn't have been better for John McEnroe when he entered the French Open final in 1984 he hadn't lost a match all year and looked nearly unbeatable as he jumped out to a quick two sets to nothing lead over Yvan Lendl however an ill-advised outburst directed at a cameraman marked the beginning of the end for McEnroe as Lendl came storming back and won the next three sets to take home the trophy while Lendl's resolve played a large role in the comeback most people credit McEnroe's ridiculous outburst as the catalyst for his collapse and for John McEnroe at once again an American leaves empty from Terrace number eight the 2013 Toronto Maple Leafs Leafs fans flooded the streets of Toronto as their team jumped out to a 4-1 lead in the third period of Game seven against the Bruins in the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs the Leafs had been down in the series three to one but rallied and only needed to survive ten minutes to clinch the victory the Bruins scored three straight goals however including two in the final two minutes of the game to send it into overtime Boston then scored six minutes into overtime to win the game and the series as a result Toronto became the first team to lose a game 7 after leading by three goals in the third period [Applause] number seven the 1993 Houston Oilers down four years in what remains the largest comeback in league history the Oilers somehow managed to blow a 32 point lead over the Buffalo Bills in the wild-card round of the 1993 NFL playoffs the Bills entered the second half down by 25 and the game appeared to be over when Bubba McDowell returned an interception 58 yards to increase Houston's lead to 32 early in the third the Bills managed to score another 35 points and would eventually win the game in overtime 41 to 38 all without star quarterback Jim Kelly who missed the game due to injury in Houston this infamous game is known as the choke everywhere else it's called the comeback [Applause] record-setter number six the 1986 Boston Red Sox the focus wasn't so much on the fact that Red Sox lost that game it was I lost as surprising as it may seem to fans of the team today the Red Sox went a very very long time without winning a World Series back in 1986 they were looking to break a 68 year drought and appeared set to do so as they led the New York Mets five to three and needed only one out to clinch the victory the Mets remarkably were able to tie the game at 5:00 when Mookie Wilson hit a slow grounder up the first base line Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner somehow let the ball roll through his legs allowing the Mets to score the winning run the Mets would win Game seven and take home the series and Buckner's name became synonymous with sports fails number five Roberto Baggio missed penalty at the 1994 FIFA World Cup Roberto Baggio had a pretty remarkable World Cup tournament in 1994 scoring five goals four of which came during Italy's quarter-final and semi-final matches however he's remembered most for his worst moment of the tournament Italy and Brazil remains scoreless after regular and extra time sending the match to a penalty shootout with Brazil leading 3 to 2 Italy sent Biagio up to keep his team alive unlike the earlier games however Biagio failed to deliver sending the ball flying over the net and sealing Brazil's fourth World Cup victory number four Jean Van de Velde at the 1999 British Open I think really if anybody needs an advisor he does at this at this moment sport of golf has seen its fair share of epic collapses over the years like that time Greg Norman blew a six-shot lead in the final round of the 1996 Masters but that was nothing compared to john van de velde at the British Open in 1999 van de velde held a three-stroke lead going into the final hole of the tournament he made a series of bad shots and decisions however and wound up taking a triple bogey on the hole he eventually lost in a playoff completing perhaps the worst choke in golf history in fact some have even coined the term pulling of Van de Velde when a golfer chokes away a lead no this vide is beyond the judge now he's done Gaga because this is this is quite I've never seen anything like it before and to attempt to hit the ball out of there is pure madness number three Patrick Stefan's failed breakaway the the puck bounced as he was about to shoot it in the net a first round pick by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft Patrick Steffen never quite lived up to the hype and is regarded by many as one of the biggest draft busts in NHL history in this moment may in fact sum up his career with just seconds remaining in the game stefan skated towards the empty net with the puck but somehow mishandled it failing to score even worse while falling he knocked the puck back to the Edmonton player who was able to move down the ice and ultimately set up a tying goal following this iconic fail Stephan played in just 13 more games scoring only two points number two the 2004 New York Yankees Roberts will come to the plate Williams sometimes it's a good thing to be the first team to ever do something in this case it's the exact opposite as the Yankees became the first team in MLB history to lose a series after leading three games to none the Bronx Bombers certainly lived up to their name in the first three games of the series pounding their rivals the Boston Red Sox with a total of 32 runs scored the Red Sox remarkably escaped elimination in Game four after trailing in the bottom of the ninth and reeled off three more wins to complete their epic comeback and the Yankees epic fail [Applause] before we unveil our number one pick here are some honorable mentions straight points [Applause] number one the 2003 Chicago Cubs which aim to give you a chewy get a chance to win world title since this day 1908 the Cubs appeared poised to return to the World Series for the first time since 1945 as they led the Florida Marlins three to two in the series and three to nothing in the game heading into the eighth inning then in an instant everything changed a fan named Steve Bartman reached for a foul ball and prevented the Cubs left fielder from making a play on it the Cubs then suffered a meltdown of epic proportions the Marlins proceeded to score eight runs in the inning and would come from behind again in Game seven to win 9 to 6 knocking Chicago out of the playoffs and the story turned basically from Cubs going to the World Series to this one guy blew it for us even though the pitchers gave up you know eight runs do you agree with our picks check out these other great clips from WatchMojo and subscribe for new videos every day

Top 10 Worst Collapses in Sports History
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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=UQSC255K-pc
    Ishockey playoff Game 7 semifinale

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    You guys need to do the 10 Biggest Douchebags In Sports History and put John McEnroe at the top of the list.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    #1 is not bigger then #2. The same thing happened to the red Sox in 2003

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    I watched #2 10 times

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    How is the 2017 falcons not on the list??? They collapsed majorly

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    Might want to add LSU basketball blowing a 30+-point lead in the 2nd Half against Kentucky.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    2010 bruins should be on here

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    This list is weak. What about the 2011 Texas Rangers losing to the Saint Louis Cardinals? That embarrassing collapse wasn't even mentioned.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    2018-19 Tampa Bay Lightning has left the chat

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    I think the Yankees '04 collapse outranks the Cubs debacle in 2003.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    Just now add Las Vegas Golden Knights to the list. Blew a 3-0 lead in the 3rd Period with four unanswered goals from San Jose on power plays and the 3-1 series lead, especially back to back over time defeats!!!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    Fucking cunt cub fan. They should have ridiculed him to the point of death.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    Complete BS…Red Sox had to win 4 straight so Yankees failed or Atlanta Falcons vs NE Patriots…Bartman? touching a ball in one game is the best…I smell CHi Cub fans at this website. laughable

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    2018-2019 Lightning may need to be added to this list.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    Blindly throwing the puck back like that when your entire team is pushing forward is WAY WORSE than mishandling in front of an empty net like that

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    How is a 4 game collapse not as bad as a 2 game collapse

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    I don't think Van de velte should count. He played way over his level.

    Let's say that the ending wasn't that dramatic and fucky and he ended up second. Well, he was considered 80th best golfer in the world at his best, it would have been "and a surprisingly good performance from Van de Velte!"

    By comparison the 80th best player in the NHL might be Ryan Dzingel. If he does a hat trick in the Stanley Cup before doing many bad plays, well the average sais he overplayed. The 80th best racing driver might be in gte or something.
    Etc.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    93 Oilers number 7 on this list they should be at least 2 3 or 1 as a Bills fan this was a great game Frank Reich got a coaching job because of this game

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    I was expecting the Falcons to be #1. They're only an honorable mention!?!?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    Cub fans crack me up. How does a dropped foul ball become an excuse to give up 8 runs? Anywhere else it is just strike 2.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    My dad and Grandpa were huge red Sox fans and my grandpa died a month before the 2004 world series

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    Don't show us the Patriots. Fucking hell.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    I substitute #3 with LA Kings 6 – Edmonton Oilers 5 in OT when the Oilers were up 5-0 going into the 3rd….

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    UNI ‘s choke against Texas A&M in the 2016 NCAA Tournament must be the biggest blown lead per time (20+ seconds) in a basketball game as the 11-seed led the 3-seed by 12 points with only 34 seconds remaining in their second-round game. A win would have advanced the Panthers to the Sweet 16 for the second time in the school’s history.

    Instead, they went minus 0.35 pts/sec in those final 34, turning the ball over 4 times and allowing 14 Aggie points in just 32 seconds (0.44 pts/sec). This resulted in an OT victory for the Aggies and what I consider to be the biggest (single-game) choke in basketball history. The Panthers have not returned to the dance since.

    Can anyone think of a worse one?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    This is more individual but, Karius during 2018 champions league final

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    You forgot the 2007 New England patriots

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    Buckner then came to KC and did a fine job at first base for us. Thanks Boston!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    Where is PSG Barça? 4-0 down then Barça comes back 6-1

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    Di baggio was hardly a collapse, just a missed pen

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    Why does no one blame Calvin Schiraldi? He blew game six and seven!! Leave Buckner alone.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    Uhhh… 2007 patriots?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    I was at that Oilers game. Most of the fans got up and started leaving when Stefan had that breakaway lol

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    04' Yankees should be #1. Collapsing in a SINGLE game is believable because it is difficult to get your winning mind set back in an hour. When you collapse and lose DAY after DAY after DAY after DAY, that is a true, epic collapse.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    where was Brazil vs Germany in the 2014 World Cup?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    Boston Bruins could have had another one on this list after they blew a 3 games to 0 series lead and a 3-0 score in game 7 to Philadelphia in 2010. It was only the 3rd or 4th time in NHL history that had been done certainly makes it note worthy.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    cubs lose after being up 3 games to 1 is WORSE than the yankees losing after being up 3 games to 0?

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    Flyers lose first three games then they fall behind 3-0 in game seven and comeback to win!!! But Stepan missing a breakaway is #3. WTF??? That's ridiculous!

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    1-7 brazil vs germany world cup 2014?????

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    And Boston up 5-1 against Montreal in 1971, and lose 7-5. Research, people.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    Ever collapse in a any sport is bad

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    But then where was the music city miracle…..

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    2002 SF Giants up 3-2 against the Angels in the World Series and up 5-0 in the bottom of the seventh inning. 9 outs away.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    Northern Iowa against Texas A&M in the NCAA tournament a few years back deserves a least an honorable mention. How UNI lost that game is beyond me.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    Worst collapses in sports history? Bullshit. Maybe the worst in the last 30 years. What about the 1942 Detroit red Wings? Up 3 games to 0 on the Toronto Maple Leafs in the Stanley Cup final, only to lose 4 straight. Still the only team in NHL history to do so. If you go further back, I’m sure you can find even more examples.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 3:33 am
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    The Yankee Boston series should have been# 1

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