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Missing out on a 'Miracle'

Jeff Merron has a hunch that even the most devoted of sports fans who stick out every game have been burned by fate at one time or another.

Updated: October 29, 2002, 3:54 PM ET
By Jeff Merron | Special to Page 2

I didn't watch the Eagles play the Giants last night, for two reasons: (1) As the dad of a toddler who seems to enjoy waking up in the middle of the night, I try to catch a few good hours of Zs when I can; and (2) whenever the Giants and Eagles do battle, I am reminded of the one that got away.

You might remember it, too. The Miracle in the Meadowlands.

I first heard about the astounding combination of stupidity and inept play on the radio.

Driving away from Giants Stadium.

Clutching ...

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