It was either 2006 or 2007, Christmas Eve - Bengals vs. Broncos.
The Bengals needed one win to make the playoffs, and they had marched down the field to score a touchdown that would tie the game, pending the PAT. Brad St. Louis promptly blew the snap and The Bengals missed the playoffs, on a missed extra point.
Probably not the most painful loss of my life but certainly worth mentioning. That one stung for quite a while.
Of course the help they would have needed came later in the day.(It involved the 49ers winning I think.)
When people say that I donít know what Iím talking about when it comes to sports or writing, I think: Man, you should see me in the rest of my life.
"I saw Wedding Crashers accidentally. I bought a ticket for Grizzly Man and went into the wrong theater. After an hour, I figured I was in the wrong theater, but I kept waiting. Thatís the thing about bear attacks. They come when you least expect it."-Dwight K. Schrute
1. Carson Palmer's knee going boom. I literally didn't watch any of the game after that play and its still the worst game I have ever watched.
2. Kenyon Martin's leg going boom. I didn't watch this game either as it happened while I was in 10th grade. I remember hearing about it in the hallway on my way to English and just losing it. The best player in the country just went down on the best team in the country a week before the tournament. Then the committee goes out and gives us a #2 seed. Thanks guys.
3. Al Leiter.
4. Ohio State vs Miami - BCS Title game - And not for the reason that you would think. I am a huge Buckeye fan. My friends girlfriend had a few of us over that night to watch the game. Since it went to overtime, it lasted longer than expected and her parents kicked us out because it was 'too late'. I had to listen to the final few plays by Miami on the radio as we went 65 down a 35 trying to get to a TV.
5. I don't remember the exact game, or who the Reds were even playing.... but they won 15-2 and there were TWO brawls in the game. Why was it disappointing? I had tickets. My friend talked me into going out with him that afternoon and he promised he would get me back in time for the game. As we got back to the parking lot in Florence, Kentucky he went to start his car and it didn't start. Dead battery. We got a jump from a guy and drove through the parking lot. As we stopped at a stop sign in the parking lot, the car died. Wound up calling someone to come down there. My friends went to the store to get a battery. Came back, wrong battery. Had to go back again. By the time we got back to my house, it was already past 8. I didn't make it to the game. I still get angry over missing that game.
All Cincinnati basketball related:
West Virginia - half court in the tourney.
UCLA double overtime.
Syracuse in the BE tournament a few years ago.
Last edited by dougdirt; 10-14-2010 at 06:33 PM.
Mine all revolve around the Reds.
October 4th, 1999
May 12th, 2002
May 20th, 2010
July 9th, 2010
October 8th, 2010
I miss Adam Dunn.
We still haven't won a MAC Championship to this day. We do, however, have a good shot at it this year.
I used to rag on him relentlessly about Nebraska; saying things like the Husker players thought the "N" on their helmets stood for "Nowledge"... When I was potty training my young son, I even taught him to say "See you in Lincoln!" every time he flushed the toilet.
Anyway, after watching my team get eviscerated for 60 minutes that night, I came away with a new found respect for Nebraska football fans. I have watched SEC college football games consistently for more than 30+ years. Husker fans travel better than any program I have ever witnessed before.
"Booing on opening day is like telling grandma her house smells like old lady."--WOY
As a Falcons fan, this was brutal. Especially when the safety trying to catch Rod Smith had a specific reason why he may have been a step slower that day.
YouTube - JOHN ELWAY TO ROD SMITH TD BRONCOS VS. FALCONS SUPERBOWL