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Poll: What's the Worst Defeat Suffered by a Baltimore Sports Team?

After the Ravens loss to the New England Patriots on Sunday, Patch wants to know where our readers rank it in terms of all time hardest losses.

Sunday's loss in the AFC Championship game stung. But where does it rank on the all time list of defeats?

AnnKangarouse January 24, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Certainly, the biggest deafeat of all..... when the Mayflower moving van snuck outta town in the middle of the night in a snowstorm...
Brad Gerick January 24, 2012 at 06:31 PM
I think the 1996 ALCS was worse than '97. No way the O's would have beat the Yankees. But Albert Belle taking Armando Benitez deep at Camden Yards ruined their best shot to reach the World Series in my lifetime.
Adam Bednar (Editor) January 24, 2012 at 06:41 PM
I'm with Brad on this one. My blood still boils when the name Jeffery Maier is mentioned.
Tyler Waldman January 24, 2012 at 07:03 PM
Same here. I would argue it's a curse. Instead of a billy goat or Babe Ruth, we have a kid and his glove.
Sean Tully January 25, 2012 at 01:30 AM
Jets beating Colts. It is one for the history books.
towsontc January 28, 2012 at 04:57 AM
Long before the kick that could have led to another Super Bowl appearance in 2012, there was "The Kick" that cost the 1965 Baltimore Colts the chance to win the World Championship. "The Baltimore Colts finished the National Football League's 1965 season with a record of 10 wins, 3 losses, and 1 tie, tied for first in the Western Conference with the Green Bay Packers. Although the Packers won both regular season games over the Colts, no tiebreaking system was in place in 1965 and a playoff game between the two was required to determine who would play the Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Browns for the NFL title." The game was played in Green Bay. John Unitas was sidelined with a leg injury, Gary Cuozzo was out with a separated shoulder and Tom Matte needed to read plays from his wristband. Matte was the third string quarterback who led the Colts to a 10-7 lead with less than two minutes on the clock. The Packer kicker Don Chandler would line a kick from the 22-yard line to try to tie the game and send it into overtime. An injured Bart Starr took the snap and placed the ball for the field-goal attempt that could tie the game. Chandler knew he missed but Jim Tunney called it good. The Packers went on to win the game and then beat the Cleveland Browns to win the 1965 World Championship.
towsontc January 28, 2012 at 05:01 AM
1966 The following season, the NFL raised the uprights on the goal posts from 20 feet to 30 feet . The Packers, led by Vince Lombardi, continued their winning streak to win it all in the 1966 inaugural Super Bowl. They won again in 1967 Super Bowl II before the Colts appeared in their loss to the Jets in Super Bowl III. http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1996-11-03/sports/1996308165_1_colts-packers-gary-cuozzo

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