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List of the worst, lamest fan disappointments from all sports in 2011. It's time to celebrate the least clutch moments, teams, games, players and events of 2011. We all remember the game-winners and epic runs, but now it's time to pay tribute to the top let-downs of the last year. It's the medias job to feed the excitement and fanaticism that comes with celebrating great sports moments, but often, our naivete gets the best of us and it blows up in everyone's face. It's not hard to think of examples: the Eagles assembling a "Dream Team" and then just painfully falling apart at the seams, for instance. The collapse of the Boston Red Socks making a run for the playoffs. Or the number one-seeded Spurs getting booted in the first round by a giant underdog team from Memphis. We love the hype, but then the time to step up comes around... and many teams and players come out looking like duds. Those are the moment's were trying to capture.

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Philadelphia Eagles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Biggest Sports Let-Downs of 2011
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Philadelphia Eagles


Spending big money in the off-season and then mathematically eliminating themselves form the playoffs in week 4.

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#6 on Sports Teams With The Most Fanatical Fans

#13 on The Greatest NFL Teams

#4 on The Best Current NFL Helmets

#10 on What Team Will Win Super Bowl 50?

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Indianapolis Colts is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Biggest Sports Let-Downs of 2011
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Indianapolis Colts


The true value of a backup quarterback will be determined by the asking price of Andrew Luck.

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#83 on The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

#16 on The Greatest NFL Teams

#24 on The Best Current NFL Helmets

#11 on What Team Will Win Super Bowl 50?

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DeSean Jackson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Biggest Sports Let-Downs of 2011
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DeSean Jackson


Demanding a new contract and holding out on an already shortened season really hurt his performance this year.

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#53 on The Greatest Washington Redskins of All Time

#10 on The Fastest NFL Players of All Time

#32 on Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?

#24 on The Best College Football Wide Receivers of All Time

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The lockout took longer than anticipates and cost us at least 16 games for the upcoming season. Not to mention the utter sell-out of the dunk contest.
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