The Larry Ellison-backed Oracle Team USA (which apparently has only one American sailor) overcame a 8-1 deficit — and some of their own cheating — to win the America’s Cup 9-8. Can you imagine choking a lead that big and having Larry Ellison be the backer of the team you choked to?
Slate: Team USA’s billionaire funded, cheat-tastic comeback reveals the awesome power of the inspirational sports narrative. It also got the song Sailing by Christopher Cross stuck in my head.

+ USA Today takes a shot at listing the ten greatest comebacks in sports history.