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Are These Leads Insurmountable? Comebacks Impossible?


by Jacob Bawolek

From the NBA Finals to the US Open even to the World Cup, all you can see is major gaps between contenders.  Spurs 3-1, Martin Kaymer 8 strokes ahead of opponents, and Brazil having a two goal lead for a little while.  Can anyone mount a comeback?

It might not be particularly appealing to fans, but dominant performances are present in numerous important events in the sports world.

At this point, it is possible that every one of the leading competitors in all the famous competitions (World Cup, NBA Finals, US Open) will become champs with no challenge.  The Spurs need just one win in three games while Martin Kaymer could almost blindfold himself for the rest of the tournament.

What would need to happen to prevent a not-so-exciting finish?

Anyone in the US Open is just hoping for some divine intervention to deplete Kaymer's success.  Meanwhile, the Miami Heat needs to see some substantial change in effort, teamwork, execution, focus, mindset...the list goes on.  If anyone is going to take down the Brazilians in their group...good luck.

None of these competitors have shown any promising signs-yet-of turning their wounded ship around, making it even more likely that fans will see three sweeps over the next few days of famous events.

Unfortunately these occasional blowouts are a natural part of sports, but the timing couldn't be worse.  Fans, media, competitors, nearly everyone in the sports community is hoping for a miracle.

Can it happen?