Comeback

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For other uses, see Comeback (disambiguation).

A comeback refers to the return of a person of public interest after a long-term hiatus or when an entity recovers from a large deficit to achieve victory. The term is predominantly used in politics, sports and music. In the case of a band, the term reunion is used.

Well-known comebacks include the 1999 UEFA Champions League Final and 2005 UEFA Champions League Final, those of boxer Muhammad Ali after a three-year break from 1967 until 1970, and singer Yusuf Islam, who found earlier success as Cat Stevens and was not active from 1978 until 1995. Another widely regarded comeback is that of rapper Kanye West after the release of his album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. In the NBA, the Utah Jazz achieved a 36-point comeback over the Denver Nuggets in 1996.

Playoff series comebacks[edit]

In the major North American professional team sports that use a best-of-7 series for playoff games (Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, and the National Basketball Association), there have been five instances in which teams have comeback to win the series after losing the first three games.:[1]

World Series comebacks[edit]

Abuse of use[edit]

  • Korean Pop PR companies regularly abuse the term each time a group releases a new album, often with only a few months separating the "Comeback" from the previous album.

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