PLUS THREE FROM PATRICK

Minnesota sports dramas that were losses:

Oct. 14, 1965: L.A. Dodgers 2, Twins 0. Sandy Koufax pitched a three-hit shutout on two days' rest to win Game 7 of the World Series.

March 25, 1990: Georgia Tech 93, Gophers 91. Dennis Scott scored 40 for Tech, Willie Burton 35 for the underdog Gophers in an NCAA regional final.

Jan. 17, 1999: Atlanta 30, Vikings 27 (OT). The best football game played in the 32 years of the Metrodome: Tremendous effort, amazing tension, agonizing FG tries.