Was 2016 the Greatest Year Ever in USA Sports Since 1900?

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    The Cleveland Cavaliers come back from a 3-1 deficit against the Golden State juggernaut. The first such NBA Finals comeback in history.

    The Chicago Cubs come back twice with 3-1 deficits against the LA Dodgers and Cleveland Indians to win their first World Series since 1908.

    The Clemson Tigers roar back and beat the supposedly unbeatable Alabama Crimson Tide for the National Title, 35-31 in a thrilling comeback.

    And finally, the New England Patriots come back from a 28-3 deficit with less than 18 minutes to play and win Super Bowl 51 against all odds.

    Can this year ever be topped, GT?
     
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    July 2016. I landed the floating green at Coeur d' Alene.

    That clinches it.
     
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    Let's not forget about the Ford GT's victorious return to Le Mans on the 50th anniversary of their podium sweep.
     
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    Being from GA, decidedly not. Just more of the same....
     
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    Did the USA Olympic hockey team beat the unbeatable Russians? No? Then it's not the greatest year ever.

    John
     
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    W.T.Sherman ruined us all, in December, 1864!

    That ryhmes!
     
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    One game! In Hocky! A Canadian game! Forgetaboutit, John!
    And that was not even for the gold!
     
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    1969:

    NY Jets beat Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III

    NY Knicks beat Baltimore Bullets in NBA Championship

    NY Mets beat Baltimore Orioles in World Series

    No joy other than in NY.
     
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    69 is joyful for other reasons.
     
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    Not bad. But Jets over Colts is from the 1968 season and Knicks from 1970 season. We must be exact here!
     
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    I'm an Indians & Browns fan, so no, 2016 wasn't the greatest for me. (Disclaimer: not a Cavs fan)
     
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    The Poet mind runs in one direction. Not all bad, remembering Ipanema in the 1990's!:supergrin:
     
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    Like the winners or not, the fact that either the historically mighty had fallen, and downtrodden rose up, is what made 2016 great. If the Falcons had done it, the table would have been run,
     
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    Being a little more exact (due to Google not my fading memory), the Knicks season was the 69-70 season. ;-)