The Most Daring Decisions in Sports History

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The Most Daring Decisions in Sports History
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Colin Kaepernick leads the 49ers into Super Bowl XLVII

Success in sports is often dictated by repetition, routine and predictability, but it is the boldest, most daring decisions that make legends. The most significant moments in sports history were born from a coach, player or league’s decision to buck tradition and roll the dice for the chance at a big payoff.

These gambles don’t always pay off, but when they do the results are spectacular—or in some cases disastrous.

From individual play calls to decisions that dictated the future of sports, here are the 20 most daring decisions in sports history.

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