The 20 Most High-Powered Offenses in Sports History

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The 20 Most High-Powered Offenses in Sports History
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Offense sells tickets. That's the beginning of a famous quote attributed to high school basketball coach Dave Thorson.

While the rest of the quote goes on to say that defense wins championships, most fans don't attend games in hopes of watching a defensive struggle. Instead, they'd rather see the scoreboard light up with a lot of points.

In football, fans want to see their team throw the deep ball for an 80-yard touchdown strike. They don't want to see punt after punt as teams play a battle of field position.

It's all about the hat trick in hockey and partaking in the tradition of throwing your hat on the ice. As great as a nice save is from your goalie, there's nothing fun about a 1-0 game.

In baseball, nothing compares to a grand slam home run when your team is down. While attending a no-hitter or perfect game is something fans remember forever, how often does it happen?

Basketball fans love seeing a player drop 50 points. It's more exciting than watching star players struggle shooting the ball.

While defense is a key component in winning championships, no team can get to that point without putting some numbers on the board itself.

Here's a look at the 20 most high-powered offenses in the history of the four major sports in North America (with one notable exception).

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