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Philly Sports Moment of The Year: Flyers' 3-0 Comeback
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01-02-2011, 01:19 PM
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There really isn't a fundamental difference... and the reason it is so rare is that you have to keep in mind that first and foremost you have to have the opportunity to come back from 3-0 down. Most of the time a competitive series never gets to 3-0 down, so most teams that might pull it off aren't in the position to pull it off in the first place. So that narrows the possibilities of seeing it considerably.
You then add in the fact that in a competitive series it's very tough to sweep your opponent. Sweeps generally don't happen by accident... even 4-1 series wins don't win by accident: one team is notably better than the other.
I think it's the more important moment in Philadelphia
sports, but pitching a no-no (regardless of situation) is incredibly rare... add in that it was in the playoffs, and you have a remarkable Philadelphia sports moment and an
performance that is probably unmatched in the history of the city's sports teams.
Jester, ... You are aware that the Perfect Game was earlier in the season that the playoff no hitter was actually one bad full count call away from the chance to be perfect... aren't you? (edit: didn't you mention Perfecto? ... I thought I saw that but it's not in my quote.)
... My point with the sweeps verses the 0-3 comeback four straight is that usually the team up four games to none is a better team... rarely does an inferior, or even an even team, go up four games to none... So coming back four games rather than taking four games from the outset is a matter of beating a team that just handed you your ass on a silver platter over three games... one at least on your home ice.
To me it is much more than merely four games in a row at any juncture... and that is taking into account that the opportunity is not as often, which to me goes prove the point that it is harder and more meaningful.
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