Wednesday, January 05, 2011


This is one of the most loosely defined BBS Awards. It can go to a player, a coach, a team. It can go to a game, or just one play. It's awarded to the biggest "snatch defeat from the jaws of victory" person/event of the year. But it can also be given to someone or something that just didn't live up to expectations. Here are the nominees...

Patriots playoff loss to Ravens
Red Sox bullpen
Bruins blow 3-0 lead to Philly
Celtics can't finish off Lakers

And the winner is...

The Bruins blowing a 3-0 series lead to the Flyers.

Bruins fans have endured pain, but this was unprecedented. After roaring to a 3-0 series lead over the Flyers, the Bruins became only the 3rd NHL team, and 4th in all sports, to blow such a lead. Not only that, but they were up 3 goals to none in Game 7. And the game-winning goal came on a power play, which was awarded because the Bruins had too many men on the ice. This collapse redefined choking.

That's all I have to say about that.

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