1971 in sports

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EventPerson/TeamNotable
Ended Texas' 30-game winning streak in Cotton BowlSame two teams played in previous Cotton Bowl
Won Super Bowl VAvenged earlier Super Bowl loss
Lost Super Bowl VFirst of 8 Super Bowl appearances
Kicked game-winning field goal in Super Bowl VConverted from 32 yards with :05 left
Super Bowl V MVPOnly Super Bowl MVP from losing team
NFL #1 draft choiceDrafted by Patriots
Successfully defended heavyweight championshipWon 15-round unanimous decision
Lost bout to regain heavyweight titleRegained title in 1974
NCAA men's basketball championsFive in a row
NCAA men's basketball runners-upWon NCAA title in 1980s
NBA MVPFirst of five MVP awards
Won NBA championshipSecond team to sweep finals
Lost NBA championship seriesLast finals before moving in 1973
Won first two legs of horse racing's Triple CrownFinished 4th at Belmont
Won Stanley Cup First of six titles in the '70s
Lost Stanley Cup FinalLost Game 7 at home after home team won first 6
EventPerson/TeamNotable
Site of MLB All-Star GameLast All-Star Game at historic stadium
Hit home run off transformer in All-Star GameDock Ellis was pitcher
All-Star Game MVPAL won 6-4, only ASG win between 1963 and 1982
Hit 47 home runsHighest single season total of career
Chicago Cubs great who retired after '71 seasonMr. Cub played 18 seasons
American League MVPWent 24-8 for AL West champion A's
National League MVPHit .363 for Cardinals
World Series championFirst WS championship since 1960
World Series loserLost 2nd WS in 3 years
Won college football Game of the CenturyKey victory in 13-0 national championship season
Lost college football Game of the CenturyLost 35-31, finished #2
Heisman Trophy winnerAuburn QB
This bowl game debutedArizona State defeated Florida State 45-38
NFL MVPVikings Hall of Famer
Won longest NFL game on Christmas DayWon 27-24 in double overtime, game lasted 82:40
Lost longest NFL gameLast home playoff game until 1993

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