I you think soccer is the only sport where upsets and miracle stories happen, you should read about the Redskins. They got the whole package in 2007: death of a star player, last second losses, many injuries including their starter quarterback, personal problems for the coach, it goes on and on.
Still, they made a great run on the final 4 games and moved to the playoffs. Only the 4th team ever to go from 5-7 to 9-7 wildcard spot.
The part that impresses me the most is about Todd Collins. Here is a guy who hasn’t started a game in 10 years, and even before that was always considered a backup guy. Now in the middle of a great crisis he comes back and wins 4 games against 4 very good teams. You can see that he worked very hard during all this time, and never doubted that his chance would come up.
I can’t help but hope that the Skins go further, even if now they have to beat my new team, the Seahawks.
The Redskins are all about perseverance. I love it.