The combination of '07 and '08 was pretty bad, you must admit.
I'll admit that '07 was a ridiculously bad choke. I don't feel the same way everyone else does for '08. If you can find me a Mets fan who thought 3.5 games was going to hold up with that Mets bullpen then you're a miracle worker because no "rational" Met fan thought it would.
Therefore, despite what ESPN feeds everyone...it wasn't a choke. It was a blown lead at worst. And, no I don't think it's semantics. To be honest, I don't even view it as a blown lead because the bullpen was so bad...everyone knew it meant nothing, in fact, I believe the lead was completely gone 4 days later.