What is the greatest comeback you have ever seen?

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  1. EJ Lambert profile image71
    EJ Lambertposted 10 years ago

    What is the greatest comeback you have ever seen?

    The word "comeback" gets tossed around most often in pro sports.  However, it is a word that applies to all walks of life.  Robert Downey Jr. and Martha Stewart can attest to that.  So what is the greatest comeback in your mind?


  2. connorj profile image72
    connorjposted 10 years ago


    This is highly debateable; however, I would have to conclude a Connor's Comeback if you will.
    I am mentioning Jimmy Connor's knack for coming back after being significantly behind another tennis player time-and-time again...

    1. EJ Lambert profile image71
      EJ Lambertposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I always love guys like that.  The real pests who lull you into a false sense of security and then catch you napping.

  3. Tyler Bracken profile image60
    Tyler Brackenposted 10 years ago
  4. Alphadogg16 profile image89
    Alphadogg16posted 10 years ago

    Good question EJ, off the top of my head, Peyton Manning has to be among the top, with a neck injury and sidelined for a year and coming back and playing the way he did, Benard Hopkins, after being incarcerated for 10 years, coming back and dominating boxing, Robert Downey actually made a couple of comebacks. lol. I guess Id give it to Adrian Peterson of the MInnesota Vikings, tearing both ligaments in his knee and coming back and just running over everyone for 2000 yards.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image71
      EJ Lambertposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      All terrific choices.  Peterson is the most amazing since he actually seemed to get better AFTER the injury.  I actually just learned about Hopkins.  Amazing story.  Good calls.

  5. Emmyboy profile image80
    Emmyboyposted 10 years ago

    For me, It happened way back in 2005 and it was the UEFA Champions league final match between Liverpool FC of England and AC Milan of Italy.

    It was a wonder because AC Milan quickly took the lead and gave Liverpool no chance of survival by scoring three goals in the first half.

    But such a comeback it was because not only did Liverpool equalize later in the second half, but the went further ahead to crown the glory by lifting the cup!

    Greatest comeback ever - for me!

    1. EJ Lambert profile image71
      EJ Lambertposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not a soccer fan but I know from experience overcoming a deficit of more than two goals is almost impossible.  Very impressive what Liverpool pulled off.

    2. barbat79 profile image63
      barbat79posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Wow  impressive!

  6. tonymead60 profile image87
    tonymead60posted 10 years ago

    when the then nameds Casius Clay beat Henry Cooper in the fifth round.
    It was cheating though, Clay's corner split his glove so as to give him time after Cooper had floored him in the forth round. So much for cheats never prosper.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image71
      EJ Lambertposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      The Raiders said it best during the '70s.  If you're not cheating, you're not trying.

  7. profile image0
    lesliebyarsposted 10 years ago

    George Foreman lost to Muhammad Ali and retired on 1977. Ten years later he returned to boxing and finally in 1994 at the age of 45 he knocked out Michael MOORER to become the oldest heavyweight champion in boxing history. Big George!

    1. EJ Lambert profile image71
      EJ Lambertposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Great pick.  I watched the story on this.  It was a true testament to the idea that the last thing to go in a boxer is his power.  George always had plenty of that.

  8. Man of Strength profile image74
    Man of Strengthposted 10 years ago

    Wow, this is a great question. I'm trying to think of a non sports comeback. As far as sports I'd say Adrian Peterson. After tearing his ACL, he came back and had one of the greatest seasons a running back ever had.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image71
      EJ Lambertposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      You're the second one to mention him.  Not surprising.  It was a feat fit for Superman.

  9. Thief12 profile image90
    Thief12posted 10 years ago

    The first thing that came to mind was "comeback" in a playoff series, and I don't think I've been more thrilled or shocked than I was with the Red Sox/Yankees series in 2004. Seeing that whole series, live, as it happened was something else. I just couldn't believe it. I don't think there's anything, sports-wise, that can compare.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image71
      EJ Lambertposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Without a doubt the best "team" comeback in sports history.  Just because of the nature of the rivalry.  Red Sox had never beat the Yanks when it counted for 86 years.  Then they put together two extra inning wins, get the Bloody Sock and pull away.

  10. Shinkicker profile image90
    Shinkickerposted 10 years ago

    John Travolta with 'Pulp Fiction' springs to mind. That catapulted him back into the Hollywood big time.

    How about Aerosmith in the late 1980's?

    1. EJ Lambert profile image71
      EJ Lambertposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Two excellent choices.  Some might say Travolta's comeback eclipses Downey Jr. because he was an afterthought for a long time before that movie came out.  Aerosmith has made comebacks a regular part of their greatness.

  11. Express10 profile image86
    Express10posted 10 years ago

    The greatest comeback as far as actors go is definitely Robert Downey, Jr.

    1. EJ Lambert profile image71
      EJ Lambertposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      That certainly is the popular choice.  Why wouldn't it be?  From rehab to Iron Man?  Awesome.


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