Originally Posted by cumberlandreds
For me on a collegiate and professional level it was UK's loss to Georgetown in the 1984 Final Four. That was a great UK team that has become nearly forgotten because of the way they lost that game. UK lead GTown by about 5 points at halftime and all seemed OK. But whatever they did at halftime put the fire out of that team. They shot a nightmarish 3 for 33 in the 2nd half and that was that. Last seasons loss to WVU was a walk in the park compared to that one for me. Just a painful loss when you knew it may be a few more seasons before UK could be back to that level. In reality it turned out to be about 12 more years.
That's the first athletic contest I can actually remember watching. And the main reason I remember is that it was the first time I'd heard a number of bad words, courtesy of my dad, grandfather and uncle. I think my mom finally did get me out of the room.
UK-Duke 92, though macro makes a good point. That team may be the greatest "losers" of all time. The fact that it was Cawood's last game adds to the pain, however.
99 Reds-Mets, I too, did not want that season to end.
07 Vandy-Georgetown in the Sweet 16. Dude walked.
My alma mater's girls hoops team losing in the state finals last year. First time a team from our school had ever been to state. They were so good, too. Just not as good as the other girls. Still was hard to watch.