Top 50 Greatest Moments in Sports History (50 – 26)

I used to be bored and began considering of among the best moments within the historical past of sports activities during which I may bear in mind. I’m solely 23 so there are quite a few events I’ve absolutely missed or can’t bear in mind.

Given the content material of this publish, there’s going to be lots of disagreements in addition to a number of agreements right here and there. Simply bear in mind, that is my opinion and I’m sticking to it.

I’d additionally wish to level out that you could be discover fairly a number of baseball moments on right here. I’ve performed baseball all my life so I’m a bit biased in direction of the game.

That is half 1, and I ought to have half 2 up hopefully inside the subsequent day or so. Try 50 – 26 after the soar:

50.) Julius “Dr. J” Erving and nearly each dunk he had.

His dunk from the free throw line within the dunk contest, or his reverse dunk the place he mainly travels within the air for 5 seconds are 2 prime examples.

49.) Roger Federer wins his fifteenth Grand Slam title breaking Pete Sampras’s file of 14.

I preferred Pete extra as a tennis participant, and really feel he would win in the event that they each performed one another of their primes, however Roger is an effective man and it’s a must to give him his due.

48.) New England Patriots lose Tremendous Bowl XLII, ending their good season.

Not a lot else to say about this, apart from the very fact the Giants mainly dominated the whole sport.

47.) Michael Vick and the canine combating scandal.

He had an honest profession going, good sponsorships, and loads of cash. But he felt it was essential to have some pitbulls tear one another up. Good transfer Mike.

46.) OJ Simpson’s life usually.

Getting accused of murdering his spouse, working from the cops, robbing a retailer, and probably kidnapping somebody is simply an atypical day for OJ. I ponder what his weekends are like?

45.) The NBA Dream Crew of the 1992 Olympics.

I bear in mind when the NBA was watchable, and the gamers performed for the love of the sport reasonably than the cash. Michael Jordan, Larry Chicken, Charles Barkley, and Earvin “Magic” Johnson had been only a few of the gamers that made the sport nice again then.

44.) Rulon Gardner defeats the Russian, Alexandre Kareline.

Not many individuals thought this American wrestler may come near beating this seemingly invincible Russian, however low and behold the underdog strikes once more. We struck gold!

43.) Bob Knight and that mood we come to know and love.

Whether or not it was the a whole bunch of technical fouls, the chair toss throughout the ground, or busting up that TV, Bob Knight knew coach and entertain the gang. “All people hears, however few pay attention.” – Bob Knight

42.) Eight males out for the 1919 World Sequence.

Eight males conspiring with gamblers to deliberately throw the 1919 World Sequence appears past perception, and but (they had been discovered harmless, however details had been misplaced) it nonetheless occurred. A championship can be extra essential than cash, however I assume issues change when you see that inexperienced.

41.) Ohio State defeats Miami (FL) for the 2002 NCAA soccer Nationwide Championship.

I do know this isn’t one of many high 50 moments in sporting historical past, however I’m a Buckeye fan and it was an excellent double OT victory. In case you didn’t know, the Buckeyes completed 14-0 that season…BOOM!

40.) Mary Lou Retton’s good 10 on the vault.

Being 16 and understanding that you just want an ideal 10 on you subsequent vault to win the gold medal can take a toll on many people. Mary, alternatively, took to the stress and nailed her vault sending her to gold.

39.) Kordell Stewart’s hail mary cross to defeat #4 Michigan.

Not solely did he beat the crew I despise most, however he threw the ball about 73 yards within the air to attain the sport successful landing. Perhaps Kordell can inform this story to his grand-kids in the future, as a result of he positive as hell does not have many NFL tales to inform.

38.) Don Larson’s pitches an ideal sport in sport 5 of the 1956 World Sequence.

Not solely is an ideal sport extraordinarily onerous to perform, Don is the one participant within the historical past of baseball to throw an ideal sport in any World Sequence sport. His profession by no means mounted to a lot, however a minimum of he has one second to look again on.

37.) Franco Harris catches the deflected cross from Terry Bradshaw for the Immaculate Reception.

Many acknowledge this as one of many best performs in NFL historical past. I credit score it as on of the luckiest performs in NFL historical past, however to every his personal; it’s nonetheless a candy method to win an AFC divisional playoff sport.

36.) Tremendous Bowl I – Inexperienced Bay Packers vs. Kansas Metropolis Chiefs.

Though the sport was a bit one sided (Inexperienced Bay gained 35-10), this was nonetheless the beginning of one of the vital watched and celebrated video games of the yr for us at the moment. I normally simply look ahead to the commercials, and the sport is a bonus.

35.) Ron Artest and Stephen Jackson go MMA on the gang.

This was one of many craziest issues I’ve ever witnessed. Gamers combating gamers is smart, however combating individuals within the crowd (nonetheless within the stands thoughts you) is simply ludicrous. I’d have gladly paid cash to see this, and probably even be concerned. How about you?

34.) San Francisco 49ers’ Dwight Clark catches sport successful landing in again of endzone.

Regarded to as “The Catch,” Dwight Clark caught the successful landing reception to beat the Dallas Cowboys within the 1982 NFC Championship Recreation. He was the San Francisco deal with! Get it? Rice-A-Roni. I perceive for those who did not chuckle, you simply do not have a humorousness.

33.) Rocky Marciano retires from boxing in 1956 with an ideal 49-0 file as a heavyweight.

Out of his 49 wins, 43 had been by knockout. I do not learn about you, however that’s rattling spectacular in my ebook. After all I by no means obtained to see him struggle, however who cares, 49-0 is 49-0.

32.) Emmitt Smith breaks all-time speeding file.

He could not have at all times been the tallest, or the quickest, or the strongest (I’m paraphrasing Emmitt from the Little Giants moive), however he was good and ran 100% full go each time. I imagine Barry Sanders would maintain this file if he wouldn’t have went into early retirement, however my hat’s off to Emmitt for this feat.

31.) Texas defeats USC within the 2006 NCAA soccer Nationwide Championship sport.

The truth that no protection may cease the opposing groups offense, aside from Texas on that 4th down cease, this was simply an throughout nice sport. Texas was an enormous underdog, however Vince Younger stepped his sport up and got here by within the clutch. I’m a sucker for these underdog victories.

30.) Mike Tyson bites Evander Holyfield’s ear off.

Okay, he does not utterly chunk his ear off, nevertheless it was nonetheless a fairly grotesque nibble. The struggle was seeking to be epic, however Tyson simply couldn’t resist a tasty deal with.

29.) The Miami Dolphin’s go undefeated in 1972.

They completed what the Patriots couldn’t, perfection. Going undefeated in any skilled sport, in any day and age, is close to not possible and needs to be acknowledged by everybody. You recognize any gamers which can be nonetheless alive from this crew had been leaping for pleasure when New England misplaced. Great things!

28.) Larry Chicken vs. Earvin “Magic” Johnson.

Not solely did these two duke it out within the 1979 NCAA basketball championship sport, however additionally they confronted one another in three NBA title video games (84, 85, and 87). Chicken and Magic performed the sport with integrity and fervour, that is what I miss most in regards to the NBA.

27.) Mark McGwire breaks Roger Marris’s residence run file of 61.

Roger Marris went by a tricky time when he broke the Babe’s residence run file. Mark didn’t have it very tough, however I used to be glad to see the file damaged as a result of it sparked some extra curiosity in baseball once more (steroids apart). It is cliche, however information are supposed to be damaged.

26.) Terrorists murdering 11 Olympic athletes on the Munich Olympics.

There actually aren’t phrases that may describe the emotions and feelings individuals felt after this tragic incidence, however I assume it makes us stronger and recognize what we have now.

 

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