- 7 1/2 point dog in college football.
- 14 1/2 point spreads or National Championship implications for bitter rivals.
- Must be an NFL playoff game with a double digit spread.
- NBA Basketball #7 seed over a #2 seed.
- "Little guy" over storied program.
Upsets do not exist in hockey in my opinion. Pucks bounce funny, things are random and clunky at times. You can outshot and outplay your opponents and still end up on the losing end. Sure this happens in other sports as well but none so frequently as hockey and I am including soccer here. Hockey good sport but I think this past NHL and NCAA seasons proved that "upsets" are far to common to be treated as such.
Soccer I generally believe the results are fair but shit happens here too and smash and grab victories can occur. Football is the purest of the major sports to determines a victor. If you compare yardage parity and 3rd down conversions you will generally find your winner. Fluky turnovers can occur to swing a result but its far more unlikely than in other sports. Basketball can be more easily corrupted by officiating but it also typically has a deserved winner.
As you can see I did a poor job of explaining my point and deviated from the premise. The overall point is that the word upset is thrown around all too much. Please do not fall into the hype created by ESPN, and take some measures yourself to determine an upset.