Shamrock321 From Ireland, joined May 2008, 1654 posts, RR: 1 Posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2503 times:
Hey everybody, was just wondering if you have attented a sporting event and witnessed something great?
I was at the 2006 German F1 grand prix, Michael Schumachers last home race and seem him win! I always remember it, it was my first grand prix and when he came out onto the track for the first time on Saturday I nearly cried, it was the first time to see my child hood hero doing what he did!
I seem the dramatic end to the 200* Belgian GP and last weekend I seen Lewis Hamilotn hit a wall on the last lap of the Italian GP! All 3 moments were ''electrifying''.
PacNWjet From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 980 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2497 times:
Well, as a Stanford grad, this falls more into the category of "infamous" sports moment than "greatest," but I was present (as a Stanford sophomore) at the 1982 Big Game at Berkeley between Stanford and Cal in which "The Play" occurred, i.e., the kick-off return by Cal at the end of the game. The Cal players executed a number of lateral passes and the last Cal player to take the ball ran through the Stanford Band which had run out onto the field as the clock ticked off the last seconds of the game. Of course, wise people know that one of the officials blew the play dead when one of the Cal player's knee hit the turf as the result of contact with a Stanford player, but history records the touchdown as good leading to Cal winning the game. I was at the game, and all I can say is we was robbed!
Pyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 4356 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2478 times:
I can't say I have seen too many sports events live, but one moment I do remember was when the new Sporting stadium was inaugurated in 2003. It was a friendly match against Manchester United, which Sporting ended up winning 3-1. I say it was a great moment because in that game Cristiano Ronaldo (who was still playing for Sporting at that time) so completely and utterly obliterated the Manchester United defense that on the aircraft, on the way back, the Man U players allegedly begged Alex Ferguson to buy Ronaldo (which he had been keeping an eye on for a while). 5 years and countless goals and assists later by Ronaldo, I guess it worked out for them.
Read this very carefully, I shall write this only once!
Jcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 37
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2421 times:
Game 4 of the 1996 World Series in Atlanta: Jim Leyritz hitting a three-run HR in the 8th. As a Yankees fan going ape-shit, I've never seen so many Braves fans want to hit a 13 year old. Geez, it's hard to think that was 13 years ago!
1996 Olympics: Donovan Bailey wins the 100m and breaks the world record. I'm not Canadian, but it was definitely unbelievable being three rows from the finish line and watching the celebration.
Super Bowl XXXVI: Adam Vinatieri nails the field goal on the last play of the game. I didn't really care for either team as a Giants fan. Definitely a cool moment though, especially since it was the first Super Bowl since 9/11.
Super Bowl XXXVIII: Seeing Janet Jackson's tit. My dad and I were sitting at the 50 yard line in the second row facing the stage. In the first row, there was some rap artist and his crew. When Justin Timberlake ripped off Janet Jackson's top, the rapper turned around to my father and I said, "Did you see that shit!" It was a surreal moment. Oh yeah, Adam Vinatieri...again... hit a field goal with four seconds left.
Jcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 37
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2411 times:
How could I have forgotten this?
In 1995 my family was in Atlanta looking at houses, I begged my dad to go see the IHL hockey game at The Omni. Of course, he took me, along with his Wall Street Journal so he could pay as little attention to the game as humanly possible. Sir Slap Shot was an inflatable mascot of the Atlanta Knights, and he had habit of running down the aisle behind the visitors bench and launching himself into the glass. Well, the Cincinnati Cyclones coach wasn't thrilled with this and jumped over the boards, and started pummeling the shit out of the mascot. As he was climbing back over the glass to the bench, my old man rolled up his Wall Street Journal and fired it right over the head of the coach. This caused the Cyclones bench to almost jump to their coach's defense, and almost climb over the glass. Oddly enough, we weren't ejected.
However, the next morning, my Dad was getting calls from co-workers saying, "Dude, were you at the Knights game?" Turns out the coach pummeling the mascot was all over Sportscenter and Headline News and you also caught a glimpse of my old man firing the Wall Street Journal at the coach (and me to the side).
Waterpolodan From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 1649 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2396 times:
Nothing too miraculous for me, I saw Jagr score a hat trick for the penguins against the panthers about 8 years ago or so, and I've also witnessed the first wins of Robert Kubica and Lewis Hamilton in Canada for the F1 race, along with a few epic Michael Schumacher wins, who was and is my favorite driver racing for my favorite team. The Kubica win was particularly interesting because I sit right where he'd had his insane 170mph accident in Montreal in 2007, which was a very frightening thing to see in person, everyone in my grandstand assumed he was badly injured if not dead yet he managed to escape with a mild concussion.
OHLHD From Finland, joined Dec 2004, 3962 posts, RR: 23
Reply 11, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2379 times:
There are really a lot, some big some rather small to the general public.
There is Mika Hakkinen winning his first F1 World Championship, Finland beating Sweden in 1995 at the WC Icehockey on swedish soil, Herman Maier´s crash in Nagano, Usain Bolt running the new WR´s, Rapid Vienna beating the HSV a few days ago 3:0, Germany winning the Basketball EC in the 90´s, Schalke loosing the German Bundesliga last minute
WESTERN737800 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 695 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2324 times:
A friend of mine on our high school basketball team (we were down by 2 with 2.1 seconds left)...hits a three with his eyes closed to win the game. Of course afterwords I was walking around telling everyone I tought him everything he knows.
My family knew some locals who were able to get us tickets the day before so it was a very last minute thing. When I went back to school on Monday morning everyone was talking about how amazing the game was, not many believed me when I said I was there.
One of the best for me was watching my brother win at the Henley Royal Regatta a few years ago (in addition to the National Schools Regatta a few weeks before) and a friend of the family captained the Cambridge rugby team in the Varsity match at Twickenham.
"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
ER757 From Cayman Islands, joined May 2005, 2824 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2298 times:
A few that stand out for me
Was watching from just behind the end zone at the Seahawks/Cowboys playoff game when Romo flubbed the snap on what would have been the game-winning field goal. The memory of all of us total strangers screaming, high-fiving and hugging each other was something I'll never forget.
At the 2001 All Star game, seeing Cal Ripkin hit a homer was just a story-book ending to a great career.
And best of all, was at Soldier Field in Chicago when Walter Payton passed Jim Brown for the career rushing title. Yeah, I know that Emmit Smith has since passed Sweetness, but I still consider him the best ever (ahh, but that's a debate for another thread)
Reddevl442 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2294 times:
2003 NBA Finals Game 6, Spurs beat Nets to clinch second NBA title.
2007 NBA Finals Game 7, Spurs beat Pistons to clinch third NBA title.
One that I missed out on was when Emmitt Smith became the all time NFL rushing leader.
The Cowboys played the Seahawks that day, and I had planned on making the trip, but other things got in the way. Would have been cool to be there, but I saw it on TV, and the Seahawks won the game anyway.
Signol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3079 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2286 times:
"Great" for the other team, but I as at the Rugby World Cup quarter final in Paris between England and South Africa. SA won by the boot of Jannie de Beer. Hardly real flowing rugby, but it's points that count, not tries
Ncfc99 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 875 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2276 times:
The year Norwich city made it to the play-offs, I went to see the home leg that we won 3-1. I also went away to Wolves with my farther in law, we were in the lower section of one of the side stands with opposition fans above us. I have never experienced such a hostile atmosphere in all my life. 0-0 at half time, then Wolves scored half way through the second half. The wolves fans notched up the atmosphere, and that was the longest 20 minutes of my life. Then the 4th official indicated 5 minutes of extra time from nowhere, and it just got worse. At the final whistle, the sense of relief was immense.
It was an amazing night, incredible atmosphere and a fantastic result. I aged 20 years in 20 minutes. Compared to that, the final was poor, and we lost.
Us330 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 4078 posts, RR: 13
Reply 20, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2246 times:
Quoting PacNWjet (Reply 1): I was at the game, and all I can say is we was robbed!
Hopefully you saved your ticket stub!
In my first two years of undergrad, I was lucky that both Harvard/Yale games were memorable (even if the blue lost both)
Freshman year, I witnessed the infamous "We Suck" card stunt--where a bunch of yale kids fooled some unsuspecting Harvard fans into raising various placards that spelled out "we suck." (They actually didn't--that year they beat us 35-3 and went undefeated) www.harvardsucks.org has the video
My sophomore year was the longest game in ivy league history. We hadn't beaten Harvard in five years (the longest streak ever at the time), and were up 21-7 midway through the third quarter at home. Still being naive to the nature of Yale football (which could give oklahoma a run for its money in choking in big games) I actually thought the streak would be over. Harvard mounted a comeback, and the game ended tied at 24-24. With daylight rapidly fading and the shadows of the yale bowl stands nearly encompassing the entire field (and no lights at the Yale Bowl to facilitate a night game), a sloppy, three-ot period ended with Harvard's running back punching it in, and beating us.
Pyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 4356 posts, RR: 30
Reply 21, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2230 times:
I once saw an 8-year old kid burn an ant-hill down with a magnifying glass. It was pretty sweet to see all the ants running around on fire in a pointless battle against death. Two of the ants made it out alive, though, which made it very sporting.
Read this very carefully, I shall write this only once!
RGElectra80 From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 428 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2218 times:
Quoting Reddevl442 (Reply 16): 2007 NBA Finals Game 7, Spurs beat Pistons to clinch third NBA title.
2005 What kind of Spurs fans are you??? Spurs swept the Cavs in 2007.
I guess the greatest moment in sports I ever witnessed was probably Univ. of Texas pitcher Adrian Alaniz's no-hitter against Oklahoma in 2005. I'm not really a Texas fan, but I think to say that you saw a no-hitter, in general, is pretty cool. Seeing a walk-off homer earlier this year was pretty cool too.
Another one was when I was at a Avalanche @ Blackhawks game in 2004 where the Hawks jumped to like a 4-1 or 4-2 lead in the 3rd, Colorado tied it and I think Forsberg scored in OT to win. It was just a regular season game but cool nonetheless.
Maverick623 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 5982 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2204 times:
I went to the ASU-LSU football game in November 2005.
For those who may not remember, it was LSU's first game after Hurricane Katrina.
Yes, LSU came from behind to win the game.
But the greatest moment is when, after the final whistle blew, the sold out crowd of 90% Sun Devil fans (myself included) gave them a 5 minute standing ovation. After witnessing some of the worst human behaviors possible for the previous 4 years, it restored a lot of my shattered hope in humanity.
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