Last night was bad. Really bad.
A lot of people are throwing around the phrase “worst call ever” in regards to the Seattle Seahawks’ tainted victory over the Green Bay Packers. In the interest of accuracy and curtailing hyperbole, here are a few other atrocious calls in sports history.
Prepare to be amazed – and disgusted.
Soviets get extra time to beat U.S. in Olympic Basketball final, 1972
Blow factor: 9. Considering the political implications, this was a biggie. Doug Collins never recovered.
Jim Joyce robs Armando Galarraga of perfect game, 2010
Blow Factor: 8. The subsequent sportsmanship displayed by the Detroit Tigers pitcher softened this a little. Plus, Joyce went on to save a woman’s life. That’s got to count for something.
Colorado gets fifth down to beat Missouri, 1990
Blow factor: 5. Allowed the Buffs to win the national title, but, hey, counting is hard!
Don Denkinger’s World Series gaffe, 1985
Blow factor: 10. Was the damn World Series. Doesn’t get any bigger than that.