10 Biggest Collapses in Dallas Sports History

Jordan Spieth
Jordan Spieth
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Jordan Spieth will be back. The Dallas-bred golfer has one multiple majors and recovered nicely after botching the end of the 2014 Masters, so it stands to reason he'll recover from his complete and utter disaster in Augusta this year, blowing a five-stroke lead on the final nine holes. Spieth's falling apart, for a fan base as damaged as Dallas', was bound to stir thoughts of previous pain. Rather than avoiding it, the Observer decided to indulge in some emotional masochism and look at the 10 biggest collapses in Dallas sports history.

10. Same Song, Different Verse — This one would be much higher on the list if the series had turned out differently. After slaying some playoff demons and winning the franchise's first ever postseason series against the Tampa Bay Rays, the Rangers led the Yankees 5-0 heading into the seventh inning of the first game of the American League Championship series thanks in large part to a three-run first inning home run by Josh Hamilton off CC Sabathia. The Yankees got one in seventh and five in an eighth inning highlighted by a brutal Michael Young misplay at third base and won 6-5, extending the Yankees playoff win streak against the Rangers to 10. The Rangers went on the win four of the next five to advance to their first World Series, though, so this one doesn't sting too bad. 

9. The Stars Punt Game 6 to the Ducks

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