Was a student manager for the high school basketball team. Our team was up 2 points with the ball and less than 2 seconds left on the clock. All we had to do was in bound it and the game was over. Coach decided to have the guy throw it hail mary style down the end of the court and once it was touched the game should be over…Ball got thrown in, then got hit to a player on the other team, he snagged it quickly and heaved a 2/3rd court shot….it went in. Lost by 1.
Reminds me of this….
18's personal "Not the Top 10"
The off season bites !!
It's not a rivalry .............. it's a wreckoning.
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Leave it to the Cincinnati Bengals to ruin an athletic phemonemnom. Saw that game, on TV, where're he had his hip dislocated...... Never the same, after that.
"You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, & in the manner in which you live.
So, live. Live. Fight like hell. And when you get too tired to fight then lay down and rest and let somebody else fight for you. "
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Not to toot my own horn but I dropped 40 in a varsity game, as a freshman, off the bench.
Play on! That is noteworthy! Well done!
on a screen..
"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.
Get well soon Mrs.Naut 6-0 > 3-6.
That was pretty awesome!
In Utah, we refer to that as the"push-off game."
I don't DV. Most people don't deserve it, and the ones who do probably enjoy it.
That was '98...
You're right. As a Jazz fan, I've tried to forget both of those games.
The hungover game?
I was at homer baileys 2nd no hitter, going into the 9th my aunt finally realized what was going on and felt the need to tell everyone she got to "do you guys realize..." before myself, my buddy and uncle all told her to politely shut up!
Dayman fighter of the Nightman, champion of the Sun!
Homer owes you that game ball.
"Antonio Williams is to Ezekiel Elliott as Kareem Walker is to Derrick Green." - DJ Byrnes
Part of a back to back WPHL Hockey Championship in the 90's
I watched a team rally around a seldom used third string quarterback to win a B1G championship, beat a #1 ranked SEC team and shutdown a Heisman winning quarterback in consecutive games to win an improbable NC....seriously - it happened.
For the win.
Yup. Storybook. We'll never see anything like it again in our lives.
watching lebron take over against the pistons game 5
I remember watching Kirk Gibson homer on one leg in the World Series for the Dodgers.
Priority #1: Beat Michigan
Rare moment when both the tv call and radio calls were classics. I love Vin Scully but for this one I choose the Jack Buck version.
Yeah, I agree. "I don't believe what I just saw!" Classic.
He still calls games alone. What a voice. I love the guy.
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Kid was getting sacked and tossed the ball over his head for a touchdown on 4th and 5 at the goal line against my team senior year. Made number 2 on sportcenter. Still makes me sick.
I watched Al Bundy score six touchdowns in a HS football game.
Marcus Hall-----double bird in the Big Outhouse. Saw it live.
Mayweather vs. Pacquiao. The pre-fight hype, of course; not the actual fight.
Down goes Oklahoma! Boise State. The whole game, really.
All 3 plays, the hook n ladder, the rb pass, Statue of Liberty! Amazing game, especially vs a fresh AP
The Miracle on Ice. And I'm not much of a hockey fan.
Sooner or later it all gets real.
A good friend of mine was at the game - too bad he didn't remember it as he was plastered. Were you there?
Do you believe in miracles!?! YES!! Love the movie with Kurt Russell they did on it
Earle for MOD in 16', it'll be the last best thing to ever happen to him.
Absolute favorite sports moment. Period.
No way that ever gets taken over in my mind as the number one on my list
Completely agree, I was surprised how well Disney did on it.
Absolutely amazing memory! Thanks for the reminder!
The Miracle On Ice...wasn't there, and didn't see it on TV, but I was in the old basketball gym in Edgerton Ohio that Friday night, watching my old high school, the Tinora Rams, battle the Bulldogs in a Green Meadows conference game. At the end of the 3rd, or beginning of the 4th quarter, the announcer, during a time out, turned the mic on, and with some excitement in his voice, announced the final score of the hockey game. There was a split second of silence, then the gymnasium erupted into a crescendo of noise and cheering that I have never before witnessed in any sporting event I have ever attended....If there were 900 people in the gym that night, I would bet money that 600 of them had never watched or witnessed a hockey game in their lives, but it was one of the most incredible experiences in my life...I still get goose bumps thinking about it...
I think that what that moment signified, or rather the back-story behind it will wind up being a significant dividing line between the generations. Growing up in the shadow of the mushroom cloud is something that I share in common with with my parents that my kids thankfully have no concept of. Yeah, I know the missiles are still around, and that the world isn't a happy shiny place, but the reality of the cold war Sword of Damocles is something that shaped my the childhoods of two + generations in a way that it thankfully doesn't today.
Nailed it Wargor...I can recall my Sister crying before bed one night, and Mom asking why, and she was all upset about hearing Nikita Kruschev's (sp) repeating the line, We Will Bury You...As a ten year old, she took that comment at face value...Russia was not to be trusted in any manner...I was only 7..8?, when the Cuban Missile crisis occurred, could you imagine that scenario playing out in today's world ?
I just finished my student teaching at Tinora last year! One of my favorite sports moments was watching my students win the state baseball championship in June at Huntington Park.
AWESOME, JRC1591 !! I believe that was their 1st state title in anything..
This was the first thing that came to mind for me. The entire country was watching, hockey fan or not. I guess you had to know what the mood of the country was like back then.
Cie Grant off the outside, Dorsey drops back, Grant grabs and twirls Dorsey, heaves the ball for the end zone it's dropped!!! Buckeyes win, Buckeyes win!!
Probably the best thing I've seen in person. Germaine to Boston was probably second on the list.
i was at the thanksgiving day game chiefs vs lions when marcus allen got the TD record at the time.
i played HS basketball against a kid who ended up at Temple. He would wear ankle weights in the first half, and take them off in the 2nd. pretty crazy. during our pregame lockerroom speech, coach said this guys range starts when he crosses half court. 1st possession, he takes 2 or 3 steps past half court and nails a 3.
saw barry sanders huge thanksgiving day game against the bears. I think he had about 160yds and 3TDs on like 15 carries. They had a 400yd passer, a 100yd rusher, and 3 100yd receivers in game (Moore, Perriman, Morton).
witnessed 2 holes in one (mine and a buddy of mine who is terrible at golf).
You're too stupid to have a good time. -Dalton
In person would have to be Ted Ginn Jr running go routes vs Iowa .It was amazing to watch in person and not on TV how fast he was .
Watching at my great aunt's house. She had no clue why I was acting so crazy.
"The magic word's rock n' roll, Man!"
For a high school game I saw a local(to me) team Norwayne vs Kenton when they had Maty Mauk win a state ship a few years back. Norwayne QB threw for a ton of yards, was their primary runner(pound it out style, think Tebow), and played Middle Linebacker. Anyways, they led most of the game and then Maty Mauk brought Kenton back with like 28 4th quarter points. Both teams exchanged 3-4 TD's combined and Norwayne won on a hail mary more or less with little time left.
Pro wise it was Lebron vs Detroit. 28 out of 29. College wise, it was legit the last 3 games of this year. But mostly against Wisky. I can't imagine betting a quality team in an championship game by 60.
“Don’t fear criticism. The stands are full of critics. They play no ball. They fight no fights. They make no mistakes because they attempt nothing. Down on the field are the doers, they make mistakes because they attempt many things.”
I was at the B1G championship this year watching 12 gauge to Devin smith. Once the second bomb to was scored, I was kind of bummed I wasn't watching on TV because I knew Gus Johnson was probably going wild. The dvr version didn't disappoint.
I was also at the duke / butler national championship behind the basket for Gordon's half court shot that almost went in.
The "Eddie" chant kept breaking out and he came into the northwest corner of the shoe (mostly students) then and acknowledged our efforts.
PG <3 PG
It didn't lead to a victory, but watching Byron Leftwich being carried down the field by two linemen still gives me chills...
Best event I've been to was the Sugar Bowl vs Bama this year. Nobody gave us a fighting chance to beat the best team in the country. Our seats were surrounded by Bama fans and they loved to talk crap before the game and when they were up 21-6. But piece by piece the rest of the game was perfection. Notably with Evan Spencer to Mike Thomas and Zeke 85 yards through the heart of the south. That victory was simply amazing and shut those stupid Bama fans up.
"Anything easy ain't worth a damn." - Woody Hayes
How late did you stay at the stadium to celebrate?????
September 1st, 2007, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Appalachian St-34 Michigan-32
"I quit school in elementary because of recess... too many games"
Most memorable in person: Front row seats behind the O's dugout at The Jake on Sept. 8, 1995.
Indians clinched their first championship of any kind in 41 years.
I was at that game too! My parents used to be in a season ticket pool and we chose that game because we knew it would be right around when Cal broke The Streak. I think it ended up being a game or 2 after. I was 15 and I remember my dad almost being in tears when Thome caught the pop up that ended the game. He was 5 yrs old in 1954, the last time they won their division. He must have reminded is of that 10 more times that night! They played Zeppelin "Been a Long Time (Since I Rock n Rolled)" right after the game. It was amazing!
I saw Ryan Day hang 62 on Michigan...His hair was perfect.
Go Buckeyes Beat Michigan
Mine would be seeing The Game, in the Shoe in 2012. Putting the finishing touches on an undefeated season, and seeing it with my kids, was a momentous event for us.
Mine too. I stormed the field with everyone too. I even helped one of the fat Superfans over the railing onto the field. I think it was Big Nut but am not sure. It happened so fast and I about blew out my back.
"The future is bright at Ohio State."
"Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one's life for one's friends"
You should file for disability...
That way I could become a full time OSU Superfan.....
Germaine to Boston. I was sitting in the end zone just above where Boston caught the ball. Not really a super feat but that's the most exciting finish to a game that I've ever witnessed in person.
Nah...that was super!
Jimmy Chitwood scratches the coach's play, sinks South Bend Central, and made me a better person.
Seen Alan Hornyak of Bellaire St. John's score 86 points in a high school basketball game against Tiltonsville Warren Consolidated and Hornyak's team LOST 110-99 in overtime. Total disbelief.
Saban on a cart eating cold pizza
Anybody in the Prog to see Kluber's 18 Ks tonight?
I'm a streetwalkin' cheetah with a hubcap diamond star halo. I fought the law, I know it's over, and I wanna be sedated.
Kluber performance tonight
Look closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you will actually see.
I remember Connor Halliday playing a game with a lacerated liver. Don't remember when or whom it was against, but I heard it and was highly impressed.
Tom Brady lost to John Cooper. Never forget.
I was here, watching my Blackhawks lose:
TBDSNITL: The best damn screen name in the land!
I'm not finished! Before we let you leave, your commander must cross that field, present himself before this army, put his head between his legs, and kiss his own arse.
EDIT: Thought this was supposed to be about games witnessed in person (as in, at the stadium, person). Didn't realize it included TV.
In that case, Ohio State's two most recent national championships.
I was at this game. I was in the upper deck by the victory bell when Rolle got into the end zone. It was right below me and I had a perfect view of this play. Pryor had a couple bad last series in this game, especially on that 89 yard pick 6 for a TD by Navy.
I watched Ben Roethlisberger throw a 70 yard Hail Mary in 2001 at Miami to beat Akron (over 65 yards in the air).
All 3 Micky Ward vs Artoro Gattie fights.
If you will it dude, it is no dream
Was present (and cold) to see The Cleveland Browns beat The New England Patriots in a playoff game at Municipal Stadium, in 1994.
think about that.......
The Browns win a Playoff Game
the Browns hosted a Playoff Game
Bill Belicheck was the Browns Coach
Historic for sure......over 20 years ago, smh.
Len Barker's perfect game in Cleveland Municipal Stadium in May of 1981 ... still have the ticket stubs for proof as there are about 200k people who will tell you they were among the 7000 or so in attendance. I had no idea why everyone was cheering after every out (from about the 4th inning on) ... to the 8 year old me the game was pretty boring and bringing my glove had totally been a waste. It wasn't until after the game that it was explained to be by my dad what I'd just seen. It was years before I realized what a special accomplishment it was or how unique it was to have been there.
Heroic? Would be pretty hard to unseat a 3rd string QB leading his team to a NC.
Didn't attend all the games, but I was there for the Michigan game when it all started, and still had my blind faith that we would still win the title. The friends I attended the game with was looking at me like I was an idiot.
'06 in the Shoe. Play action to Ginn.
I'm on the visitor side and start to follow Beanie into the line and think, "No, Troy just put the ball in his pocket." I start looking for the receiver and my brother starts jumping on me yelling, "He's got Teddy! He's got Teddy!!!!!"
You've got to kick at the darkness till it bleeds daylight.
I was at the blue jackets playoff game last year when we came back from down 3 goals to win in overtime. Absolutely incredible. I've been to a lot of Ohio State games (and care about the Buckeyes much more than I do the Blue Jackets) but that game is my favorite sporting event I've ever been to.
This was a good one too.
86 Masters. I wasn't there but watched it on TV. Jack is the man.
I was at the game Michael Jordan hit the buzzer beater to beat the Cavs in the regular season. Not the more famous playoff game shot.
I was an assistant soccer coach at Olentangy Liberty. In the state semi-finals against Beavercreek, we went to a penalty shootout and went through 14 rounds of kicks. We won 14-13 to move onto the state championship and it was probably the most nervous I've ever been watching a sporting event
I was at the Richfield Colesium when Jordan scored 69 points. That was pretty memorable for me since I stood and clapped after every bucket as a young one.
"They're gonna have skill at the skilled positions where guys have great skill sets." - Brady Hoke
I was at that game too. My father shared a 2 seat season ticket package with a group of 3 of his buddies. Unfortunately, he didn't get that game so instead of the decent lower bowl seats we had for the 10 season ticket games, we were 3 rows from the top.
I vividly remember a group of people sitting in the top row who had made up their own rap song about MJ and sang it numerous times. The beat and chant or "Jordan blah blah blah blah, Jordan" still sticks in my head. I also remember a real homely looking guy up there wearing women's pro-wings shoes. Shoes be damned, he's not gonna miss seeing Jordan when he comes to town, I remember thinking to myself.
MJ had a monster game with like 20 boards 6 assists and 5 steals on top of the 69 points. I believe 3 Cavs starters fouled out that night and MJ was one foul away from fouling out himself.
Hard to say, but Kluber's outing 2 nights ago at the Jake was as dominating for an individual as I've seen in person. 1 hit, 18 K's/0 BB's in 8 innings? lol? No hitter into the 7th.
I wasn't there, but for shear heroics, Carlton Fisk's home run to win the 1975 World Series for Boston.
That was Game 6.
Reds won it in 7.
At last, someone has been paying attention, thank you Onion.
I do know the Reds won that Series, but how many people would be surprised to learn that? It took the Sox another 29 years to finally break the Curse of Ruth, and during that time the very Northeast-centric Big Sports Media replayed Fisk's homer over and over again, as Boston fans had not much else to talk about during those years.
Has there ever been a moment in the history of sports that was so celebrated and yet so meaningless?
BTW, if I was Uncle Fester (you know, that guy who bought the LA Clippers for Two Billion Dollars), I would have my team watch the seventh game of that '75 Series before Sunday's game in Houston. The Reds were behind late, and on the road, but never panicked and came back to win it. (Their bushwacking of the Yankees the following October has been similarly forgotten by ESPN and its ilk.)
Greatest team to ever play the game.
I absolutely despised Fisk for that...almost put him on the list of most hated athletes on the other forum for this one moment.
Fisk was just doing his job. My gripe is with the media, both print and television. It's no coincidence that ESPN is halfway between Boston and New York, of all places, and it still seems like they broadcast every game the Yankees and Red Sox play, regardless of the standings. They're on the schedule just about every other week, am I right?
Not saying there is never any mention of the Big Red Machine, but considering how talented they were, it's not much. Of course, a lot of that is due to anti-Pete Rose sentiment, and make no mistake there was plenty of that around long before he got into trouble with Giamatti. BTW, anyone care to guess where ole Bart was from?
I never knew until you asked...things that make you go, "hmmmm!"
I was at Pete Rose's #4192. Dad had guessed at the beginning of the year when he would be close and got tickets for every game that week. Not the biggest Pete fan in the world but it is cool to say I saw a record that won't be broken for decades...if ever.
Also at Johnny Bench's last game....they grooved him one and he hit a 2 run homer. The place went insane.
Every OSU vs. scUM game I have ever been to. The good guys have won each of the 8 or so I've been to. The greatest one was 2002 for pure buttock clenching heroics. Last year's moment was when Zeke broke the 44 yarder on 4th and 1. Just brilliant
I have two I'll never forget. I was at the OSU - skunkweasel game in 1969. Enough said about that one. I also saw Tiger Wood's hole in one in his first tournament as a pro at the Greater Milwaukee Open in 1997, 14th hole at Brown Deer Golf Course.
13 years old got to see this:
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State Championship in soccer (as player)
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-2015 CFP National Championship
-Landon Donovan goal vs. Algeria in the 2010 World Cup
-Watching my high school win the 2006 football state championship 36-35 in 2OT behind a 47 carry 236 yard 5 TD performance by Bo Delande.
Reggie Miller's 8 Points in 9 Seconds to beat the Knicks in the playoffs. Clutch.
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Seeing Vince Carter play tonight and doing so well for so long was cool...next best player to Jordan I've ever seen!
Carter in the 2000 dunk tournament was WOW, even my mom whose not a big sports fan especially bball was like, WOW
Kenny Guiton vs. Purdue. The place was even louder with all the 20000 fair weather fans gone.
I was there at the Richfield Coliseum in 1989. Game 5 of the NBA playoffs. This one guy made this floating shot a free throw line. That guy was Michael Jordan, and it was the shot! I was in 6th grade.
it was the most unbelievable feeling. I can't do it justice with words. Ehlo just made a reverse layup off an in bounds play and that place exploded with noise. That building was large and it was so loud. Then the shot, it was so quiet. To go from that high to that low in seconds was just amazing and so painful. I was fighting back puking. Literally. And afterwards walking the concorse looking at the faces off the people is something I'll never forget. The pain and sadness. And it was so silent. It looked like everyone was zombies. I knew it was historic, but it's a feeling I've never forgotten, I close my eyes and can picture everything.
I was at "The Drive" and I share the exact same sentiment with you.
The only time I had tears rolling down my face at a sports event.
Like endlessly getting kicked in the sack. It's just a feeling that I didn't know existed in humans.
Like endlessly getting kicked in the sack.
That the best description I have ever heard about that game - well done.
Ah, man. That kills the mood.
Just like being in the 'Shoe to see Tai Streets run to the end zone. The postgame was quietest I've ever witnessed 95,000 people. That hurt. OSU would have been National Champs.
That's why I never take the game lightly, never get sick of beating Michigan and never feel bad for them.
Holy Buckeye- I was on the sideline, with my brother. Mike Jenkins caught that pass and I was right there. I have a picture that shows me in the background. I will never forget that moment for as long as I live.
That is so cool - one you can share for many years.
I got 3: Nugent FG vs Marshall. Barclay FG vs Iowa.
The last was when Jon Diebler came to my school and dropped 77 points. A guy from our team hit 52 or so. We were down by 3 in the last seconds of regulation when an eventual D3 All American in football made a trey to send it into OT. Place was absolutely nuts. We ended up losing in 2OT but that night will never be forgotten.
Brett Favre going for 399 yds and 4 Tds the day after his father passed
I was fortunate enough to have an Uncle who had seats to the Bulls vs Lakers NBA Championship game and I was about a dozen rows back when Jordan went up, switched the ball to his left hand and flipped it up and in. It was as if he was driving right at us. Such an awesome play to see in person.
1. 2015 National Championship Game- OSU over Oregon
2. 2003 ALCS Game 7 - Aaron Boone game - Yanks vs Red Sox
3. 2001 World Series - Yanks vs Diamondbacks -Games 4 and 5 (extra innings both nights, game tying HR in bottom of 9th each night; walk off HR game 4; walk off RBI single game 5)
4. 2000 World Series - Game 1 - Yanks vs Mets - subway series extra innings win for Yankees
5. 1992 World Series- Game 2 - Reds vs A's - extra inning win for Reds
6. 1991 Final Four Semi finals - Hoosierdome - Duke upsets UNLV (Kansas beats NC in the opener)
7. OSU v Michigan 1974 - Michigan misses game winning FG in last minute (OSU 12 UM 10)
8. OSU v Illinois 1984 - Keith Byars goes crazy, Cris Carter makes amazing catches and the Bucks win after starting off in a big hole
9. OSU v Oklahoma 1977 - Good guys lose but maybe best college football game I've ever seen
10. OSU v Iowa 1985 - OSU upsets No. 1 Iowa
If you're going through Hell, keep going!
Ram Vela's sack against ND. Sent the game into OT. Navy finally defeated ND in OT snapping a 44 year losing streak to the Irish dating back to Roger Staubach. Never thought I would see Navy beat them in my lifetime.
I don't know why the other thread was shut down. The OP was asking for the best play (pass, catch, basehit, INT, basket, etc....), not necessarily the best moment (NCG, superbowl, world series, etc ....). Hodge's pick is solid, since I was at that Wisconsin game with my brother ( Halloween IRRC) in that corner of the endzone, lower C deck. It took FOREVER for the ball to get there. But for #1, I was lucky to see Pete Rose get hit #4192.
Oh, you all told some fine stories....national championships and Olympics..
But let me tell you about some true heroics. There we were in the finals, and against the stacked athletic lineup of Homeroom 7. No one gave us, Homeroom 13 a chance. It was a tight battle, as we traded blows. One by one, they fell. The crowd was going insane. Then it was down to the two best athletes vs me. Yes, this is what 8th grade Pleasant View Middle School was all about, the War to Win in the greatest dodgeball game of all time.
The crowd screamed it was over, there I stood, alone, and without a single ball on my side. The Homerun 7 golden boys came forward to the line, preparing to repeatedly gun me down. Ha, you're done 298! They lined up the balls and prepared for the onslaught.
Katie Welch sat on the edge of the bleachers. I saw her whisper, you can do it! I stepped forward away from the gym's yellow concrete walls. I'm ready golden boys, I'm ready. And then they struck. A double throw, I ducked to the left as both balls screamed past my head, hit the block wall and bounced back to them. They came up for their second throw laughing, you're gonna die 298. I glanced over at Katie. The first ball came, but instead of ducking I dove for the ball, swooping down and tucked it in as as I rolled to the ground. Then I swung around in one rotating motion and flung the ball back.
They stood there speechless. Yes, I hit the second golden boy square in the gut. Pained and humiliated as he helplessly watched the bounce away. It was over.
Homeroom 13, victors forever. And I will never forget the hug Katie gave me after the game.
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