1971: The Miami Dolphins are defeated in the Super Bowl when head coach Don Shula decides against experience and starts 10-year-old quarterback Dan Marino
1979: Charger quarterback Dan Fouts is intercepted five times by the Oilers in a divisional playoff loss, which Fouts later ascribes to rookie safety Vernon Perry looking just like the guy he buys cocaine from
1991: In the most famous choke in NFL history, Scott Norwood is inexplicably unable to propel an irregularly shaped object through two raised posts 141 feet away using only his foot.
2000: Kevin Dyson chokes away the Titans’ chance at a Super Bowl title by not having arms one yard longer
2005: Legendary Chiefs coach Hank Stram dies at the age of 82 while trying to eat half a steak in one bite
2007: The Dallas Mavericks’ stunning loss to the Golden State Warriors notable enough to mandate inclusion on all “worst choke” lists regardless of sport
2007: Daryl Strawberry succumbs to the immense pressure of Super Bowl XLI and is only able to lead the Colts to a 12-point victory