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Famous One Loss Greatness

So, we didn’t go undefeated.  Big deal.  It is nearly impossible to run the table in college basketball anymore.  I know it hurts to see the team lose, and, I can assure you, it hurts even worse when you don’t check for studs before taking your anger out on that wall.  Just put a proud smile on that face, some ice on that hand, and think about how great this season can still be.

Let’s look at the big picture here: this team is still capable of winning it all.  Some of the greatest championship teams in the history of sports were one loss teams.  They say a midseason slip-up is just what a team needs to be ready for the chase for glory in the postseason.

Take a look back at some famous one loss greatness:

1968 UCLA Bruins

— Loss: Houston Cougars

— Finished: 29-1, NCAA Championship

1974 NC State Wolfpack

— Loss: UCLA Bruins

— Finished: 30-1, NCAA Championship

1985 Chicago Bears

— Loss: Miami Dolphins

— Finished: 18-1, Super Bowl Champion

2008 Florida Gators

— Loss: Ole Miss Rebels

— Finished: 13-1, BCS National Champion

Lance Armstrong

— Loss: Right Testicle

— Finished: Tour de’ France Champion (7x)

Man o’ War

— Loss: Sanford Memorial Stakes

— Finished: 20-1 career racing record

2003 Harlem Globetrotters

— Loss: UTEP Miners (coached by Billy Gillispie)

— Finished: Whistling “Sweet Georgia Brown”

Pratyush Buddiga

— Loss: “succedaneum

— Finished: 2002 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion

The Little Giants

— Loss: Junior Floyd (QB)

— Finished: Urbana water tower changed to “Home of the O’Shea Brothers”

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2010 Kentucky Wildcats

Loss: South Carolina Gamecocks

— Finished: TBD

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR