2016 the Greatest year in Sports ever?

Started by Jakey, Jan 5, 2017, in Sports Add to Reading List

  1. Jakey
    Posts: 11,059
    Likes: 28,885
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Location: STRAYA

    Jakey

    I Feel Kinda Free

    Jan 5, 2017
    So many unbelievable moments in sports we witnessed this year. Now I'm only 21 and aware that professional sport has been around a lot longer than I have but this has probably got to be the biggest year in sports in terms of upsets and record breaking moments I've ever seen.

    I'll post some of the biggest stories that I've followed, feel free to input on other moments i've missed.

    NBA
    [​IMG]
    Cleveland Cavaliers

    What an unbelievable finals series, they were down 3-1 against GSW who just achieved the greatest regular season record of all time and were starting to be looked at as one of the greatest teams of all time. But LeBron happened, no way he was going to accept another finals loss and pulled of a near impossible comeback. It all came down to the dying seconds were LeBron from outta nowhere blocked Iguodala which lead to Kyrie knocking down a clutch 3. What an upset.

    MLB
    [​IMG]
    Chicago Cubs

    Honestly, I don't know much about Baseball and really dont have much to say about this, except for this is Bill Murray's team, but it's been 108 years since their last world series, such a long drought for a big team.

    UFC
    [​IMG]
    Conor McGregor

    Could he be bigger than the UFC? I mean damn this guy has turned into a megastar. In 2016 he became the first UFC fighter to hold two belts to his name being the Lightweight and Featherweight champion. Unfortunately doesn't have the featherweight due to inactivity but it was still an amazing achievement, but can he try to do it again?

    AFL
    [​IMG]
    Western Bulldogs

    Had to add an Australian sport into this post because it deserves its spot. It's considered extremely unlikely to make the Grand Final finishing outside the top 4. After finishing the 2016 season in 7th position, the Bulldogs managed to defeat last years runners up, then last years champions, then GWS in a last second nail biter to defeat the Sydney Swans in the Grand Final, they were the true underdogs all the way through yet still managed to hold the trophy at the end.

    Premier League
    [​IMG]
    Leicester City

    Wow....... just wow....... Could this be the biggest underdog victory of all time? I mean cmon at the start of the season sports betting companies had this team with a 5000/1 chance of winning the Premier League. In a sport where the is no salary cap and money wins everything, this small club did the unimaginable. You could say the the big clubs struggled with inconsistency but that doesnt take anything away from their achievements. Bow down Leicester. JAMIE VARDY IS HAVING A PARTY.
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2017
    Mar 21, 2019
  2. Nori
    Posts: 8,507
    Likes: 37,081
    Joined: Mar 19, 2015
    Location: The Pink

    Nori

    ☺ Deadpool is my deformed bousin☺

    Jan 5, 2017
    eSpors was lit too even though Optic lost COD Champs. We'll get em next year Scump :wow2:
     
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2017
    Mar 21, 2019
  3. mow
    Posts: 8,928
    Likes: 15,537
    Joined: Mar 31, 2015
    Location: Finland

    mow

    Red Panda Nation

    Jan 5, 2017
    u watch only cod?
     
    #3
    2
    Ordinary Joel and Nori like this.
    2
    Ordinary Joel and Nori like this.
    Mar 21, 2019
  4. SHUDEYE
    Posts: 14,762
    Likes: 24,204
    Joined: Mar 16, 2015

    SHUDEYE

    Kerser is the sickest.

    Jan 5, 2017
    It's definitely in the conversation. I think it probably is. In regards to fairytales etc. I don't think many other years would come close.
     
    #4
    1
    Ordinary Joel likes this.
    1
    Ordinary Joel likes this.
    Mar 21, 2019
  5. Nori
    Posts: 8,507
    Likes: 37,081
    Joined: Mar 19, 2015
    Location: The Pink

    Nori

    ☺ Deadpool is my deformed bousin☺

    Jan 5, 2017
    I keep up with Overwatch and a little CSGO here and there :3
     
    #5
    2
    Ordinary Joel and mow like this.
    2
    Ordinary Joel and mow like this.
    Mar 21, 2019
  6. mow
    Posts: 8,928
    Likes: 15,537
    Joined: Mar 31, 2015
    Location: Finland

    mow

    Red Panda Nation

    Jan 5, 2017
    def a fun year for csgo
    dam at leaving out the objectively best esport tho, dota 2
     
    #6
    2
    Ordinary Joel and Nori like this.
    2
    Ordinary Joel and Nori like this.
    Mar 21, 2019
  7. SHUDEYE
    Posts: 14,762
    Likes: 24,204
    Joined: Mar 16, 2015

    SHUDEYE

    Kerser is the sickest.

    Jan 5, 2017
    If we're talking objectively though 2010 is due to the Collingwood premiership.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    #7
    1
    Jakey likes this.
    1
    Jakey likes this.
    Mar 21, 2019
  8. Nori
    Posts: 8,507
    Likes: 37,081
    Joined: Mar 19, 2015
    Location: The Pink

    Nori

    ☺ Deadpool is my deformed bousin☺

    Jan 5, 2017
    only have a laptop so never got to play since i don't think it has the power to run it but always hear good things about it, i always get confused when i watch gameplay of it on YouTube though lol
     
    #8
    3
    Groovy Tony, mow and Ordinary Joel like this.
    3
    Groovy Tony, mow and Ordinary Joel like this.
    Mar 21, 2019
  9. Ordinary Joel
    Posts: 27,184
    Likes: 65,598
    Joined: Mar 23, 2015
    Location: South Australia

    Ordinary Joel

    Found a new way to flow

    Jan 5, 2017
    2016 really was the year of the underdog.

    :wow2:
     
    Mar 21, 2019
  10. Jakey
    Posts: 11,059
    Likes: 28,885
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Location: STRAYA

    Jakey

    I Feel Kinda Free

    Jan 5, 2017
    We can even add some brilliant individual performances by Klay, Westbrook, Davis and Harden so far in the NBA and Chelsea's 13 game winning streak.
     
    #10
    3
    Groovy Tony, Ordinary Joel and Nori like this.
    3
    Groovy Tony, Ordinary Joel and Nori like this.
    Mar 21, 2019
  11. Jakey
    Posts: 11,059
    Likes: 28,885
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Location: STRAYA

    Jakey

    I Feel Kinda Free

    Jan 5, 2017
    Also this is now an eSports discussion thread.
     
    #11
    2
    Ordinary Joel and Nori like this.
    2
    Ordinary Joel and Nori like this.
    Mar 21, 2019
  12. TommyGun
    Posts: 570
    Likes: 467
    Joined: Feb 15, 2011
    Location: OZ

    Jan 5, 2017
    Yeah definitley a great year for upsets, a few betting agencies putting up what odds you would have got if you backed all the eventual champs of each code i.e premier league, nba, nfl, afl, uero 2016, mlb e.t.c and the odds were rediculous.
     
    #12
    2
    Groovy Tony and Ordinary Joel like this.
    2
    Groovy Tony and Ordinary Joel like this.
    Mar 21, 2019
  13. Kon
    Posts: 15,159
    Likes: 24,679
    Joined: Feb 15, 2011

    Kon

    Jan 5, 2017
    No cuz Kobe retired. *cries uncontrollably*

    Naw but seriously I see your point, I personally wouldn't call it the greatest cuz I feel that comes down to opinion, but I wouldn't hesitate to call it the biggest. There were certainly some huge sports moments that we weren't sure we'd ever see, historic year for sure.

    I do feel people slightly overrate the NBA finals though, I mean I don't think any of the games were close until game 7. Then the last few minutes of game 7, neither team could hit a shot, I think both teams missed like their last 5 shots each other than Kyries which was basically the game winner. Obviously Cleveland finally getting one was a big deal though.
     
    Mar 21, 2019
  14. Ordinary Joel
    Posts: 27,184
    Likes: 65,598
    Joined: Mar 23, 2015
    Location: South Australia

    Ordinary Joel

    Found a new way to flow

    Jan 5, 2017
    Gonna need to wash out my eyes. Seeing Collingwood on top disgusts me. :scust:
     
    #14
    3
    Gae4Swae, Jakey and SHUDEYE like this.
    3
    Gae4Swae, Jakey and SHUDEYE like this.
    Mar 21, 2019
  15. Jakey
    Posts: 11,059
    Likes: 28,885
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Location: STRAYA

    Jakey

    I Feel Kinda Free

    Jan 5, 2017
    But at least Kobe went out with a bang. One of the best games I'd seen all year and would definitely contribute to this thread :mjcry:

    The Cavs finals was still great. But for those who don't follow Soccer, the Leicester City story is what carries this thread.
     
    #15
    3
    Gae4Swae, Ordinary Joel and Kon like this.
    3
    Gae4Swae, Ordinary Joel and Kon like this.
    Mar 21, 2019
  16. SHUDEYE
    Posts: 14,762
    Likes: 24,204
    Joined: Mar 16, 2015

    SHUDEYE

    Kerser is the sickest.

    Jan 5, 2017
    :hoplease: imagine not goin for collingwood
     
    #16
    1
    Ordinary Joel likes this.
    1
    Ordinary Joel likes this.
    Mar 21, 2019
  17. Ordinary Joel
    Posts: 27,184
    Likes: 65,598
    Joined: Mar 23, 2015
    Location: South Australia

    Ordinary Joel

    Found a new way to flow

    Jan 5, 2017
    Can you imagine a world where there was no Collingwood?

    [​IMG]

    :rejoice:
     
    Mar 21, 2019
  18. Fitzy
    Posts: 4,447
    Likes: 6,458
    Joined: Sep 8, 2015

    Fitzy

    6

    Jan 5, 2017
    Well, the NFL was shit last year, but if we're talking about the 2016-2017 season, then sure, as long as Goodell hands Brady the Lombardi trophy.
     
    #18
    0 0
    Mar 21, 2019
  19. Simon023
    Posts: 1,664
    Likes: 2,532
    Joined: Nov 3, 2016

    Jan 5, 2017
    I'm saying yes because the Cavs championship made me wash away all the Darius Miles, Ricky Davis days, etc.

    Can't ever forget the famous quote, think it was from Miles....

    "I thought LeBron was here to help me score more."
     
    #19
    1
    Ordinary Joel likes this.
    1
    Ordinary Joel likes this.
    Mar 21, 2019
  20. Smitty
    Posts: 854
    Likes: 920
    Joined: Nov 24, 2014
    Location: Chicago

    Jan 5, 2017
    Now he's broke
     
    #20
    2
    Ordinary Joel and Simon023 like this.
    2
    Ordinary Joel and Simon023 like this.
    Mar 21, 2019