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Mount Rushmore of Crushing Losses in Georgia Sports History
Falcons 2017 Super Bowl would be Washington for me as the greatest crushing loss. This was difficult as this years Natty felt the same or maybe worse. But, although I was 5, I do have some memories of the 1980 UGA team and National Championship win. The Falcons still have yet to pull off the big win. Also, I was at the game last year and after a great weekend, the come from ahead loss kind of erased that. I'm putting this year's loss to Bama as my Jefferson. This might change somewhat after time heals the wounds (if it does at all), but winning the Rose Bowl and especially the SEC championship could eventually let the 2012 SEC championship replace this loss in my mind. The 2012 SEC Championship against Bama still stings greatly and is my Lincoln. I was also at this game, and I can never appreciate the fact that I was there due to the loss and manner of losing. After leading for the majority of the game, to lose with the clock running after a tipped ball and so close to scoring for the win, this was heartbreaking. If UGA wins they play an overrated Notre Dame for the Natty and almost certainly wins. Instead, UGA doesn't even get to play in Sugar Bowl and instead play Nebraska in the ugh Capital One Bowl. They win the bowl game, but I have no memories of the win because of the loss to Bama.
Finally, Teddy is my 1991 Atlanta Braves. This one flips with the 96' Braves from time to time for some of the same reasons this year's Natty loss for Dawgs might flip in the future. 91' was an amazing year for a team that wasn't supposed to get to the WS. But the long 7 games with its ups and downs left me crushed with the eventual loss. Some sting was erased in 95' but man, the Braves should have won at least 1 more in the 90s. 92' World Series was also tough, and 96' had an even better team than the 95 World Champion Braves, but today, 91 is on the mountainside.
So, there they are. Would you agree with my picks, some of my picks, or have a whole different 4 losses in Georgia sports? What are your Mount Rushmore of Crushing Losses in Georgia Sports History?