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Steve Garvey - Garvey's clutch, 9th inning, walk-off home run against the Chicago Cubs in game 4 of the 1984 NLCS was the beginning.  I can still see the short, stocky putz circling the bases with his stupid fist in the air.

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Leon Durham - The day following Garvey's shenanigans, the Cubs took a 3-2 lead into the bottom of the 7th inning of the series' decisive Game 5.  Durham pulls a "Buckner" (before a "Buckner" was even a "Buckner") and the Cubs lose the game and series.  Note:  Prior to taking the field in the 7th inning, Gatorade was spilled on Durham's glove, dubbing this "The Gatorade Glove Incident"

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Michael McCaskey - Don't even want to discuss this one.

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Doug Williams - This guy just HAD to have his one glorious season during Walter Payton's last run.  Doug Williams?  Really?  The Bears would've gone on to defeat Minnesota, and most-likely Denver in Super Bowl XXII.  Payton would've walked away a champion.  Thanks a lot, Doug.  Couldn't wait one more year, huh?

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Scotty Bowman - Whether it was coaching the Penguins or the Red  Wings, Bowman's teams were always a thorn in the side of the Blackhawks.  I guess that's why in 2008 the Hawks hired him.  He's still a jerk, though.



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John Starks - We have six rings, you have "The Dunk".  Whoopidee-doo!

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Hue Hollins - Called a foul on Scottie Pippen to set up three free-throws for Knicks guard Hubert Davis in Game 5 of the NBA Conference Semi-finals.  Davis drains all three free-throws and the Knicks win.  Had the Bulls won Game 5, they would've been headed home with a 3-2 series lead.  Instead, they won Game 6, but had to return to Madison Square Garden where the Knicks took Game 7 and the series.  Would've been interesting to see if Scottie could have led the Bulls to a Championship without Mike.

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Steve Bartman - I don't even think I have to explain this one. 

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Alex Gonzalez - Not invited to any Bartman family functions.

 

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