The Most Crushing Losses in Sports History

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The Most Crushing Losses in Sports History
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What is a crushing loss?

A crushing loss is a loss in which the losing team is not only at the wrong end of the final score but also goes on to be on the wrong end of history.  Did the franchise move away shortly after?  Was it the team's last, best chance at a title?  Did they snatch defeat from the jaws of victory?

That is how you know a loss was crushing.

Of course, sometimes simply losing by a ton of points is good enough, too.

Let's have a look at 25 of the most crushing losses in sports history.

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