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Hornets’ Disgraceful Effort is the Second Worst in Sports History

Published by on April 28, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

It has been widely publicized today that last night's annihilation of the New Orleans Hornets by the Denver Nuggets is the worst loss in NBA history. It is certainly the largest margin of victory ever in the playoffs, and it is the worst loss for any NBA home team.

It made me think: Is this the worst loss ever in sports?

In looking back at some of the worst losses in history in terms of margin of victory, and there is one factor that stands out: All of these games happened a long, long time ago.

In 1963, the Ramblers of Loyola (Chicago) dismantled Tennessee Tech in the opening round of the NCAA basketball tournament by 69 points. It is the worst loss in tournament history, but clearly a mismatch. Theref...

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