Heartbroken: 10 Great Sports Stories That Could Have Been

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Remember when Boise St. was supposed to sneak into the national championship game and overthrow the bowl establishment, breaking through the glass ceiling and restoring our faith in the human spirit. That magical dream season came to a screeching halt when two field goal kicks sailed outside of the uprights, ending Boise’s chances at a national championship. America wept.

But heartbreak and sports go together like Kevin Garnett and cancer jokes. Here’s a list of 10 other unforgettable seasons that ended just short of completing their respective Cinderella stories.

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