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Old 10-31-2013, 09:24   #1
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Sports wins based on tragedies?

Putting flame suit on, but it's kinda ironic that these all happened, or was it by design to help those grieving feel good or to take mind off current situation?

I'm not saying sports are rigged around tragedies, but good for thought:
9/11 the patriots win Super Bowl
Katrina then the Saints win
Tornados in Tuscaloosa and they win championship
Bombing in Boston and they win last night for the first time at home in 95 years, not to mention they were in last place finishing last season. I'm sure there are more, but those are off the top.

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Old 10-31-2013, 09:28   #2
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Putting flame suit on, but it's kinda ironic that these all happened, or was it by design to help those grieving feel good or to take mind off current situation?

I'm not saying sports are rigged around tragedies, but good for thought:
9/11 the patriots win Super Bowl
Katrina then the Saints win
Tornados in Tuscaloosa and they win championship
Bombing in Boston and they win last night for the first time at home in 95 years, not to mention they were in last place finishing last season. I'm sure there are more, but those are off the top.

If you know any others please post
The Yankees went to the World Series in 2001. They lost, but anyway.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the first race at Daytona after his dad died there (that freaking car was amazing). DEI teammate Steve Park won the first race after Earnhardt died (at Rockingham I think). Jeff Gordon had a jack screw that wouldn't stay in place or something (I would not guarantee he didn't just back off a little).

Three races later, Kevin Harvick wins the race at Atlanta in Earnhardt's old car.

I would not consider Boston's win that suspicious based on worst-to-first performance. Baseball's rules pretty much allow you to swap out your entire team every year if you want.

I'm waiting for the same 25-man roster to win several series in a row, playing for a different team each year.
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:30   #3
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The Yankees went to the World Series in 2001. They lost, but anyway.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the first race at Daytona after his dad died there (that freaking car was amazing).

I would not consider Boston's win that suspicious based on worst-to-first performance. Baseball's rules pretty much allow you to swap out your entire team every year if you want.

I'm waiting for the same 25-man roster to win several series in a row, playing for a different team each year.
I know baseball is different, but it just seems weird to me, tragedy in city and you win. Maybe it is my crazy mind.
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I was at that race that Jr. won in 2001. It was clearly fixed. They put out a caution every time he needed one and the other drivers let up towards the end.
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the ole "Phantom Caution", Im hoping we can get a good list
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Oh trust me, I've been thinking about it for about 5 months.

But the D-backs beat NYY in 2001. That would have been a fitting win for the Yanks. I think it's just a coinkidink.
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Old 10-31-2013, 10:31   #7
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9/11 the patriots win Super Bowl
Katrina then the Saints win
Tornados in Tuscaloosa and they win championship
Patriots post-9/11 win:
They played in the super bowl IN THE SAME STADIUM only 5 years earlier. It was the second of 6 Patriots SB appearances during this run. Coincidence or good team?

Saints:
Drew Brees was the #1 free agent at the time. Came to N.O. The saints went deep into the playoffs after Katrina, but did not win the SB until almost 5 years after the storm. Coincidence or good team?

Alabama:
Nick Saban won 2 national titles at LSU and now Alabama is a powerhouse.
Coincidence or good coach?

I still have not seen a black helicopter.

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Patriots post-9/11 win:
They played in the super bowl IN THE SAME STADIUM only 5 years earlier. It was the second of 6 Patriots SB appearances during this run. Coincidence or good team?

Saints:
Drew Brees was the #1 free agent at the time. Came to N.O. The saints went deep into the playoffs after Katrina, but did not win the SB until almost 5 years after the storm. Coincidence or good team?

Alabama:
Nick Saban won 2 national titles at LSU and now Alabama is a powerhouse.
Coincidence or good coach?

I still have not seen a black helicopter.
I to have though about all that, but it's easier to rig a sport than Mother Nature or a lunatic. I see your point, but you can not discredit mine as nonsense

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http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1996_World_Series

Atl was in the World Series, but did not win. This is the year of the Olympic bombings. I'm saying it is weird not fact, and guess what neither or us will ever know the truth.
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Usually the way it works is if I like a team, they lose.

Teams pay me big money not to like them.

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I was at that race that Jr. won in 2001. It was clearly fixed. They put out a caution every time he needed one and the other drivers let up towards the end.
Perhaps. I remember the race. Things could have happened (don't remember the caution deal) but honestly, those DEI/RAD restrictor-plate cars were so fast that I don't think it would have mattered, plus they worked well together in drafting. I think DEI/RAD cars won every plate race for two years in a row, or came close.
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Alabama
Patriots
Saints

All are prime contenders in their league many years after "their" tragedy. Is this a years-long conspiracy involving how many players? Hundreds? And no one has blabbed?

Then they would be doing a better job at keeping secrets than people entrusted with our national secrets.

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http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1996_World_Series

Atl was in the World Series, but did not win. This is the year of the Olympic bombings. I'm saying it is weird not fact, and guess what neither or us will ever know the truth.
Even without the Olympic Park bombing, those whole Olympics were a tragedy for Atlanta and Georgia.
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Even without the Olympic Park bombing, those whole Olympics were a tragedy for Atlanta and Georgia.
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Alabama
Patriots
Saints

All are prime contenders in their league many years after "their" tragedy. Is this a years-long conspiracy involving how many players? Hundreds? And no one has blabbed?

Then they would be doing a better job at keeping secrets than people entrusted with our national secrets.
I agree and saw this side of the argument before I posted the original thread, but it just had me wondering.
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I was at that race that Jr. won in 2001. It was clearly fixed. They put out a caution every time he needed one and the other drivers let up towards the end.
I agree. Those 2 cars were horrible in the Daytona 500 and there's no way they could have finished that well in the Pepsi 400.
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http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1996_World_Series

Atl was in the World Series, but did not win. This is the year of the Olympic bombings. I'm saying it is weird not fact, and guess what neither or us will ever know the truth.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1995_World_Series

They were in the 1995 World Series too. They KNEW ahead of time!

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1995_World_Series

No series in 1994, and they didn't make it in 1993 but...

Holy crap! They knew in 1992!

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1992_World_Series

How deep does this conspiracy go?!?

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991_World_Series

And here's another one.

Oakland won in 1989...there was a pretty massive earthquake not far from there during the World Series. San Francisco obviously let them win.
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[Sarcasm]I agree. Those 2 cars were horrible in the Daytona 500 and there's no way they could have finished that well in the Pepsi 400.[/sarcasm]
Fixed it for you.
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http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1995_World_Series

They were in the 1995 World Series too. They KNEW ahead of time!

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1995_World_Series

No series in 1994, and they didn't make it in 1993 but...

Holy crap! They knew in 1992!

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1992_World_Series

How deep does this conspiracy go?!?

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991_World_Series

And here's another one.

Oakland won in 1989...there was a pretty massive earthquake not far from there during the World Series. San Francisco obviously let them win.
Didn't that world series hit San Francisco? (I guess it would have to since SF and Oakland are, what, 10 miles apart on the Golden Gate Bridge?
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http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1995_World_Series

They were in the 1995 World Series too. They KNEW ahead of time!

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1995_World_Series

No series in 1994, and they didn't make it in 1993 but...

Holy crap! They knew in 1992!

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1992_World_Series

How deep does this conspiracy go?!?

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991_World_Series

And here's another one.

Oakland won in 1989...there was a pretty massive earthquake not far from there during the World Series. San Francisco obviously let them win.
It was to make us think, not for wise arse comments, but o well. You must think everything is on the up and up, you will figure it out one day.
-smh, the world is not good and is full of lies and that's just the tip of the iceberg.

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And because there is no way sports could ever be rigged, or elections for that matter.....
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Perhaps. I remember the race. Things could have happened (don't remember the caution deal) but honestly, those DEI/RAD restrictor-plate cars were so fast that I don't think it would have mattered, plus they worked well together in drafting. I think DEI/RAD cars won every plate race for two years in a row, or came close.

Jr. was all alone at the end but managed to pass right by the pack that was drafting. Pretty unlikely. I'd like to say that I don't have a problem with nascar staging a good story like that.

I think they found a way to win at restrictor plate races that didn't totally break the rules, but nascar figured out what they were doing and put a stop to it.
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And because there is no way sports could ever be rigged, or elections for that matter.....

You know too much...

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Putting flame suit on, but it's kinda ironic that these all happened, or was it by design to help those grieving feel good or to take mind off current situation?

I'm not saying sports are rigged around tragedies, but good for thought:
9/11 the patriots win Super Bowl
Katrina then the Saints win
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Bombing in Boston and they win last night for the first time at home in 95 years, not to mention they were in last place finishing last season. I'm sure there are more, but those are off the top.

If you know any others please post
Japan's women's soccer team won the world cup after the tsunami.

The South Central Louisiana State University Mud Dogs won the Bourbon Bowl after their star player's mama's sudden illness and miraculous recovery.
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