3 Other awful finals

UConn coach Jim Calhoun looks on during Monday night's title game.

1 Super Bowl XXXV: Blowout in Tampa

There were plenty of crummy Super Bowls to pick from, but the Ravens’ 34-7 shellacking of the Giants in 2001 stands out.

Why?

Two names:?Trent Dilfer and Kerry Collins, the starting quarterbacks. That’s fine in Week 4 of the preseason. That’s not fine in the biggest game of the year.

Not shockingly, the teams didn’t produce much on the field. The Ravens took a 17-0 lead, and even a kick return TD by Ron Dixon in the third couldn’t spark the Giants.

By then, most fans had tuned out.

2 2010 World Series: We want East Coast!

This couldn’t have turned out a whole lot worse for Major League Baseball. The Yankees and Phillies made the LCS, and each managed to lose.

Instead of East Coast bias, we got boredom out west.

The Giants blew out the other team nobody cared about in Games 1 and 2. Game 3 was a two-run Rangers victory, but they’d taken a 4-0 lead, and simply hung on. San Francisco dominated Game 4.

The only game really worth watching was the decider. We’re guessing you skipped it, too.

3 2005 Orange Bowl: It never happened

Maybe it’s for the best that, thanks to Reggie Bush, USC’s 55-19 win over Oklahoma in what served as the 2004 BCS title game never actually happened.

How could a game hyped like this one — Heisman winners on both sides, Bush vs. Adrian Peterson — turn so bad? Oklahoma took a 7-0 lead in the early going, but four straight Trojans touchdowns basically ended it by the middle of the second quarter.

The second half of this clash of unbeaten titans was a sleepwalk.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Brooklyn man charged in roommate's stabbing death

A Brooklyn man accused of violently stabbing his roommate to death on Monday is in police custody and faces murder charges.

International

Dinosaurs could have survived asteroid strike

It turns out there is a good and a bad time for the planet to be hit by a meteor, and dinosaurs were just unlucky.…

National

OkCupid admits to Facebook-style experimenting on customers

By Sarah McBrideSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - OkCupid, a top U.S. matchmaking website, intentionally mismatched users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive Corp service said on…

Local

MTA fares still increasing 4 percent in newly…

The agency said the 4 percent increases, previously announced in December, will remain steady even as the MTA deals with increasing labor costs.

Movies

Interview: Brendan Gleeson on the way 'Calvary' depicts…

Brendan Gleeson talks about how his new film "Calvary" began over drinks and how his character here is the opposite of the lead in "The Guard."

Movies

'Get on Up' producer Mick Jagger on the…

Mick Jagger, a producer on the James Brown biopic "Get on Up," talks about the time had to tell the singer some bad news and his favorite JB record.

Television

'Glee' star Lea Michele to appear on 'Sons…

"Glee" star Lea Michele has been confirmed as a guest star in the final season of "Sons of Anarchy."

Television

TV watch list, Monday, July 28: 'The Bachelorette'…

See Andi Dorfman make her big choice on tonight's 'Bachelorette' finale.

MLB

Angelo Cataldi: Ryan Howard deserves better from Phillies

Just last week, Ryan Howard endured the embarrassment of a benching that was inevitable, and yet still shocking.

NFL

Larry Donnell has inside track in Giants tight…

Little-known Larry Donnell of Grambling State currently has the inside track, as the second-year player has received the bulk of the first-team reps.

NFL

Computer to Jets: Start Michael Vick over Geno…

Jets general manager John Idzik says the choice of who starts between second-year quarterback Geno Smith and veteran Michael Vick will be a “Jets decision.”

MLB

Yankees looking to trade for Josh Willingham: Report

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Sunday the Yankees are interested in Twins outfielder Josh Willingham.

Travel

Glasgow: Hey, hey, the gangs aren't here

This European city has done a good job getting rid of its more violent residents and revitalizing with artists.

Education

Babson College tops list of best colleges for…

Money magazine has just released its inaugural list of "The Best Colleges for Your Money" -- and the answers have surprised many. Babson College, which…

Education

NYC teens learn how to develop apps during…

Through a program sponsored by CampInteractive, the high schoolers designed their own community-focused apps.

Tech

The Ministry of Silly Walks app is both…

Monty Python have dug into their back catalogue for cash-ins once more, but with the Ministry of Silly Walks app, they've made something that's fun too.