The Greatest Comebacks in Sports History


Super Bowl LI is already being hailed by some as the greatest Super Bowl, ever. And it may be, a fourth quarter comeback, the first ever overtime during the SB, a legendary quarterback who brought his team back to life. These are the games and stories we live for, why we love the game, and why we tell about these games for years to come. Which is why we hold the following games dear to our heart:

The Boston Red Sox vs. New York Yankees, 2004

I remember it like it was yesterday, as a crushed Yankees fan I couldn’t watch but I couldn’t look away. The Boston Red Sox mounted one of the best, if not the best, comeback in history. At least in MLB history. The Sox were down 3 games to none and the Yanks were leading 4-3 in Game 4, with the legendary Mariano Rivera on the mound. Then the Sox sent it into extra innings, and eventually won 6-4 in the 12th. The Sox did the unthinkable, the only comeback from 3-0 in the league’s history and broke the curse, winning their first World Series in 86 years.