Eight straight

oracle logoHow often in sports do you see a comeback of eight straight wins to take a championship?

Oracle Team USA polished one off Wednesday in the 34th America’s Cup on San Francisco Bay. Announcers said that kind of comeback hadn’t happened before “in sports.”

Great sailing, Oracle. I’m still getting my head around it, but I am in awe of the mental discipline alone needed to win eight straight and overcome an 8-1 deficit.

Congratulations Larry Ellison, Jimmy Spithill, Ben Ainslee, Tom Slingsby and the rest of the crew.

Free pictures hard to come by, so here’s sfgate.com from the San Francisco Chronicle . And here’s the New York Times.

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