America’s Cup In Photos: Oracle Team USA Makes Dramatic Comeback

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Oracle Team USA wasn’t supposed to win America’s Cup today. The team fell behind 8-1 but before the cup sailed out of reach the team staged what USA Today called “the greatest comeback in America’s Cup history.”

Skipper Jimmy Spithill led the Oracle Team to eight consecutive victories to capture the America’s Cup 9-8.

Spithil said: “Oh man, oh man, What a race! … It was a fantastic race. We wouldn’t have had it any other way. To come from behind, these guys just showed so much heart.”

If you don’t know much about sailing and are having a hard time comprehending Oracle Team USA’s accomplishment today, here’s a passage from CBS: “In sailing terms, it was the equivalent of the Boston Red Sox sweeping the final four games of the 2004 ALCS over the New York Yankees, the only 3-0 comeback in major league history. It’s also comparable to the Philadelphia Flyers overcoming a 0-3 deficit to beat the Boston Bruins in the 2010 NHL playoffs.”

The team almost immediately broke out the champagne with billionaire Oracle owner Larry Ellison aboard the AC72 class of yacht.

Were you impressed with Oracle Team USA’s comeback? How about their sportsmanship.

Here are some more congratulatory messages and photos from the America’s Cup.

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