Most memorable sports event?

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Re: Most memorable sports event?

Post by Andrew Fryer » Thu Jun 15, 2017 3:58 pm

The other day 5 of us watched the movie of the Jamaican Bobsled team. I was surprised that I was the only one who had watched them on telly in the 1988 winter olympics. None of my friends knew it was a true story.
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Re: Most memorable sports event?

Post by beanctr » Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:17 pm

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Post by Peter Lovett » Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:54 pm

To add another one to my list, and again on television, the 1983 America's Cup, race 7. I had met John Bertrand, the Australia skipper, years before this race and then again in 2009 when I was privileged to fly him and his wife on a scenic trip over Lake Eyre and he remembered me. I got to ask him about those last 2 legs where Australia 2 came from behind on the downwind leg and then hold off Liberty to windward to win the series and end the longest unbeaten run in sports history. I cannot begin to describe what Australia was like on that day, it was like nothing I had experienced before or since.
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Post by razz » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:14 pm

While growing up in Pittsburgh, PA in the 1960's, I watched Roberto Clemente perform, with ease, regularly, what most people would think impossible.

The single moment that comes to mind is the scene of Frank Shorter breezing his into the Munich stadium to capture his gold metal. I also remember imposter trying to steal that moment.

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Post by ddray » Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:39 pm

Game 7, 2016 World Series. Cubs (the CUBS!!) win.
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Post by Wesjr1 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:20 pm

ChristianK wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:14 pm
USA vs Russia hockey, Lake Placid Olympics.
[/quote]Oops, forgot about that one. Make that number one on my list as well. And I'm not even a hockey fan.

Me too. I lived in California at the time and the game was broadcast live on TV at 3:00 (or 4) AM local time. I got up to watch it.
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Re: Most memorable sports event?

Post by Dirck Nagy » Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:06 pm

Hermann Maier's crash in the Downhill at the 1998 Nagano Olympics. (He went on to win the Super-G and the Giant Slalom a few days later.)
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Re: Most memorable sports event?

Post by Laudiesdad69 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:02 am

The 1989 earthquake during the world series. We were in the barracks watching the game when the TV screen went to snow. I joked "we are probably going to have an earthquake"... then the building moved back and forth.

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Re: Most memorable sports event?

Post by Jim Davidson » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:08 am

I'm not even big on football, but I'd have to say this last Superbowl.
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Re: Most memorable sports event?

Post by Rick Hutt » Mon Jul 03, 2017 3:17 pm

Well as a long-suffering Chicago Cubs fan, the last World Series!

And as far as the USA-USSR hockey goes, remember the 1960 American squad also beat the Soviets at Squaw Valley, I actually was there to see it.
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Re: Most memorable sports event?

Post by poc600 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:47 pm

Everton coming back from 0-2 down at half time to win the FA Cup in 1966 3-2. I was only 7 years old. Especially rememeber the Everton fan who ran on the pitch to celebrate the third goal, a policeman grabbed the back of his coat and he slipped his arms out leaving the policeman lying on the turf with the coat in his hands. So funny to see it happen

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