8 of the biggest sports fails of all time (VIDEO)
It had to have been a horrible feeling. A mistake costs your team at chance at the World Cup. England’s Laura Bassett scored on her own goal in the 2015 World Cup women’s semi-final. It happened during a 1–1 tie with Japan and the winner going to the finals. Bassett inadvertently out the ball in her own net trying to clear the ball. It was in stoppage time and led to a 2–1 loss.
It was one of those sports moments that happen in a blink of an eye, but haunt players for the rest of their careers. Just so Laura doesn’t feel so bad, here are some other sports fails go remember.
Minnesota Vikings’ Jim Marshall recovers a fumble… and runs the wrong way.
Michigan’s Chris Webber attempts to call timeout in the NCAA Championship game with 11 seconds left and a two-point margin between the teams. There weren’t any time outs left, which led to a technical foul and a North Carolina win.
In Super Bowl XXVII, the Dallas Cowboys were ahead 52–17 when the Bills replacement Quarter Back Frank Reich fumbles the football. Leon Lett of the Cowboys recovers the ball, runs to the 5 yard line, lowers the ball, and Don Beebe of the Bills smacked it out of his hand before he got to the end zone. A celebration just a little too early.
Canadian Football League — Hamilton returner Chris Williams returns a missed field goal 117 yards but celebrates too early and gets tackled at the 1 yard line instead of scoring a touchdown.
Buffalo Bills kicker Scott Norwood missed a field goal that would have won the first ever SuperBowl for his team.
NBA’s Hornets defend the wrong basket, letting Kobe Bryant and the Lakers win.
And a huge snafy between the Philadelphia 76ers, the Minnesota Timberwolves, and the refs. Both teams shoot on the wrong basket.
Did we miss any? Add yours to the comments below.
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