We just witnessed the greatest 24 months in sports championship history

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If it seems like all major sports championships are dramatic or historic these days, it is because that has become the norm.

On Monday night, Alabama completed an improbable comeback with a backup quarterback to force overtime and beat Georgia to win the college football national championship. That was just the latest incredible championship-winning event among major North American sports in the last 24 months.Advertisement

In fact, of the biggest sports - NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, college football, college basketball - only two or three of the championship events in the past two years were not dramatic or historic.

We had overtimes, dramatic endings, blown leads, unforeseen heroes, the end of epic championship droughts, and some of the biggest comebacks in sports history featuring athletes who will go down as some of the greatest ever.

Here is a look back at the past 24 months in sports championships and why they stand up to any 2-year span in North American sports history.
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