December 8, 1940
Chicago Bears 73, Washington Redskins 0
On this day, the George Halas and the Chicago Bears avenged a 7-3 regular season loss to the Washington Redskins with a 73-0 ass whooping after Redskin owner George Preston Marshall had called the Bears “a team of cry-babies”.
So many footballs were kicked into the stands after touchdowns that officials asked Halas to run or pass for the PAT on the last two TDs
Other Championship Blowouts
There have been plenty of blowouts in the World Series but few in Game 7’s. In 1985, Brett Motley’s home run opened up the floodgates, as the Royals won 11-0 behind MVP Brett Saberhagen’s complete game shutout.
In the second biggest NBA finals blowout and the biggest in a clinching game, the Boston Celtics spanked their rival by 39 points to win the 2008 NBA crown.
A much anticipated 1988 heavyweight boxing match between WBA, WBC and IBF Champ Mike Tyson (34–0/30 KO) and Ring Magazine Champ Michael Spinks (31–0/21 KO), with a record $68 million purse (2015 dollars) lasted just 91 seconds – including a 10-count to Spinks prior to the knockout.
In 1991, the Pittsburgh Penguins clinched their first Stanley Cup with an 8-0 win over the Minnesota North Stars in Game 6.
Secretariat won the triple crown by setting a course record at the Belmont Stakes winning by 31-lengths. His time and margin are records still today.
While it was only a semifinal match, Germany’s 7-1 humiliation of host country Brazil was the largest margin for a semifinal game and shocked the world.
Nineteen year-old Stefi Graff, won the French Open final 6-0, 6-0 in 32 minutes en route to a Grand Slam.