At 1000 to 1 odds of winning, choking when the “game” is on the line.
When the contract was on the line for the next generation space launch vehicle, the first static rocket motor test to clinch the NASA contract was stopped at t-minus 20 seconds to test fire for hardware failure.
Similar experiences include: 2004 New York Yankees in the ALCS, 2008 New England Patriots perfect season, 1980 Russian Men’s Olympic Hockey team, Chris Webber 1993 NCAA finals, the Death Star . . . twice, Michael Vick
’s life, etc.