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Almost Immortal

They were perfect & until one shocking loss redefined their legacies.

Updated: January 27, 2008, 6:02 PM ET
By Eric Neel | ESPN.com

The Patriots look so good right now, so much better than everyone else, that it's hard to imagine them losing. Their perfect season feels inevitable.

That's the way it always looks, just before it doesn't ...

ZEN AND THE ART OF PERFECTION Ken Levine/Getty ImagesIf point guard Greg Anthony had not fouled out, UNLV might've gone down as the best team ever.

On Saturday, March 30, 1991, the 34-0 UNLV Runnin' Rebels lost 79-77 to the Duke Blue Devils in the semifinals ...

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