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The Worst And Best Pro And Personal Sports Moment  
User currently offlineTrijetFan1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 7
Posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1548 times:
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Personal-
Best- Winning a cross country race vs. 110 other runners in the eigthth grade
or first ever home run
Worst- getting lost on a cross country race when inm third place, ended up getting something like 4th to last

Pro-
Best- Indians 12-run comeback vs. Seattle in 2001, Indians 1995, 1999, 2001-present seasons
Worst- 1995 and 1997 world series


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User currently offlineGoCOgo From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 701 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1545 times:

Not much of an athlete, but my best and worst pro and college sports memories.

Best
Ohio State wins national championship in 3-OT
Ohio State beats Michigan to go to the Fiesta Bowl
Indians beat Yankees 22-0 at Yankee Stadium
The improbable 1995 Indians season.
KJ catches a Hail Mary to give the new Browns their first win.

Worst:
The Drive
The Fumble
Model announces he's moving the Browns
1997 World Series, Game 7



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User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7187 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1535 times:

Best:
1997 World Series Game 7.
2003 World Series Game 6.
2001 Rose Bowl.
Shaq is coming to Miami.
2004 World Series Game 4
2004 ALCS Game 7.
Best for me personal: Not sure, um, get back to that one. I have played alot of sports. I guess I will just put high school sports but only been playing high school for two years now.
Worst:
1998 NBA First round playoff game MIA-NYC Game 5
2002 College Football National Championship.
really not sure about any others. Dont remember the bad things much.

GoCOgo: Looks like we have a few in common  Smile except we saw them a little bit different.

[Edited 2005-03-31 05:48:54]


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User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1530 times:

Professional:

Best is between 2: the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey gold medal, and the L.A. Dodgers 1988 World Series title.

Worst is either the Dodgers '77 or '78 Series loss to the Yankees (the one where Reggie Jackson stuck his butt in the way of a thrown ball and got away with it).

Not an athlete myself, so no comment on the personal end of it.

Tom at MSY



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User currently offlineUsairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1530 times:

Best:
1982 National Championship (UNC)
1990 Braves vs Pirates (sent the Braves to the Series)
1993 National Championship (UNC)
1995 World Series (Braves beat Cleveland in 6)
1998 Final Four run (UNC)
2001 Final four run (UNC)
2004 ALCS (the whole series was amazing)
2004 World Series (4 game sweep of St Louis for Boston)
2004 NFL playoffs and Super Bowl (my Panthers made their dream run to the Super Bowl, which was amazing to watch)

Worst:
1996-present (Braves in the postseason)
2002 basketball season (UNC went *sigh* 8-20) never gonna happen again!
2000 NCAA Tournament (UNC)
2004 Super Bowl (Panthers lost on the last play)


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1524 times:

Best pro: Umm...lots of things
Worst pro sports moment: 3 years of NFC championship losses in a row

Best personal sports moment: Storming the field here at CU this season after big wins vs. archrival CSU @home and a last-second win vs. KSU...also being on TV 3 times this season during basketball games with signs....in actual sports that I participated in, I'd say it would be my 3-3 record as a varsity wrestler in 7th grade for my middle school wrestling team...that was the only interscholastic sport I did through my secondary school years...

Worst personal sports moment: Kind of asinine, but in 9th or 10th grade, we were playing soccer in gym class, I was the goalie, and we used cones to demarcate the goals, so there was no crossbar...needless to say, the other goalie was a real athlete, played all sorts of sports, and when he made a save, he absolutely clobbered the ball all the way downfield (it wasn't a regulation length soccer field but it was still one hell of a kick)...I completely misjudged it, so it bounced a few feet in front of me, then way over my head for a goal...I argued to the gym teacher that the ball had bounced at least 12-13 feet above the ground when it crossed the goal line(which it had) which was higher than a soccer crossbar, but to no avail...*sigh*

Greg



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User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3625 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1510 times:

I used to play my ass off in tennis until I was in the finals of a tournament and then intentionally lose the match 6-0 6-0.

It was awesome, though my dad was pissed. I think I did it about three times before they let me quit, because I hated it.


User currently offlineSonOfACaptain From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1747 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1506 times:

My personal best is when I was playing 1st base and I dove for the ball. The ball poped out of my glove, but for some reason I saw the ball in slow motion and I caught it with my bare hand. I have had more exciting moments but that slow motion thing was the most memorable out of them all.

-SOAC



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User currently offlineMxCtrlr From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 2485 posts, RR: 35
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1499 times:

Best Professional: 1972 Miami Dolphins go 17-0 in a single season!
Worst Professional: 2004-05 Miami Dolphins can fight their way out of a paper bag!

Best Personal: Coaching my son's youth soccer team and watching him score his first goal (after playing with that team for 3 years) during a crucial Judge's Cup match! (The look on his face, after staring at the ball hitting the back of the goal net, when he finally realized it went in, was PRICELESS!) Oh yeah, that team became the Silver Medalists that year - They were an awesome team to coach!

MxCtrlr  bouncy 



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User currently offlineAAFLT1871 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2333 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1493 times:

Best Pro Moment

Cal Ripken breaking Lou Gehrigs streak of consecutive games played
or
Lavar Arrington knocking Troy Aikman out of football with a vicious hit in Dallas


Worst Pro Moment

Joe Theismann's leg getting snapped like a toothpick on Monday Night Football by L.T

Len Bias getting drafted #1 to the Celtics, only to overdose on cocaine before ever playing one game.



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User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7209 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1485 times:

Worst sporting moment was that terrible day that cost Ayrton Senna and another driver their lives.

Best was Schumacher & Ferrari winning the championships in the recent past. And of course the Cricket series that has had the Australians whitewash the Black Caps in last 6 weeks - top notch cricket.


User currently offlinePhxairfan From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 811 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1480 times:

Professional:
Best:
Arizona Diamondbacks World Series.
LSU's Sugar Bowl Win for the National Championship.
LSU's 2003 victory of Georgia.
LSU's 2004 victory over Oregon State. My voice was gone after that game and I had to sit and collect my strength for 10 mins after that one before I could get up and leave.
Phoenix Suns 1994 Western Conference Championship.

Worst:
Phoenix Suns 1994 NBA Finals Loss.
Dallas Starts Derian Hatcher breaking Jeremy Roenicks jaw right before the playoffs. Thug should have been benched for the rest of the season, but only got 7 games. Also without Roenick, the Coyotes lost their closest attempt at wining a playoff series.
Ohio State's victory over ASU in the 1997 Rose Bowl. Still hate roid monkey David Boston, and this is where my hatred for their football program began. Basketball program under Thad Matta is a different story.

Personal:
Best:
3 Straight Arizona High School Hockey Association State Championships. Most Specifically my 2nd one during my Jr. year when we beat a team from Flagstaff 3-2 who had beat us 9-2 a few weeks prior.

Worst:
The one hockey game I ever skated out as a player instead of a goalie. Our team had 7 skaters including me, and after we won the other team decided to start an all out brawl. 6 of us against 14, we did pretty good considering the difference in numbers.


User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1474 times:

Personal: Everytime i shine on the football field... Too many to count.  Wink Big grin

Pro: Man Utd winning the Champions League in stoppage time in 1999,

Thom@s



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User currently offlineWunalaYann From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2839 posts, RR: 25
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1469 times:

Best :
1) 1999 Rugby World Cup Semifinal NZ vs France.
2) Terry O'Reilly and the Big Bad Bruins charging the stands at MSG.
3) David Trézéguet's goal in Amsterdam, Euro 2000.

Worst :
1) Chris Waddle missing his penalty kick in '90 Soccer World Cup.
2) 1995 Rugby World Cup Final.
3) 1995 Rugby World Cup Semifinal (France vs South Africa).


User currently offlineAGC525 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 989 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1456 times:

Personally: several shutouts as goalie for my high school hockey team

Pro: Franco Harris and the immaculate reception!!! GO STEELERS!



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User currently offlineTrijetFan1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1442 times:
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Add "the drive" to pro. worst for the cleveland browns


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User currently offlineClrd2go From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1433 times:

Worst Game 6 1986 World Series
Best Game 4 and 7 of 2004 ALCS
Game 4 1004 World Series
Game 7 1999 ALCS with Pedro Martinez in relief.


Jim



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User currently offlineTrijetFan1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1431 times:
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Quoting Clrd2go (Reply 16):
Game 4 1004 World Series

huh? didnt know baseball was that old?



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User currently offlineTriStarEnvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1419 times:

Best Pro: Tampa Bay Lightning win the Stanley Cup
Worst Pro: 1973 Indy 500

Best Personal: Making a touchdown in a frat football game (I'm NOT an athlete, and was amazed to find I had the ball and ran like hell)
Worst Personal: Getting turned around in a basketball game, and scoring in the wrong hoop. (THIS is WHY I'm not an athlete!!!)



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User currently offlineAllstarflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1402 times:

Quoting TrijetFan1 (Reply 17):
Quoting Clrd2go (Reply 16):
Game 4 1004 World Series

huh? didnt know baseball was that old?



Quoting TriStarEnvy (Reply 18):
Best Personal: Making a touchdown in a frat football game (I'm NOT an athlete, and was amazed to find I had the ball and ran like hell)
Worst Personal: Getting turned around in a basketball game, and scoring in the wrong hoop. (THIS is WHY I'm not an athlete!!!)

Hilarious, both of you, especially TriStar.  rotfl 

Best personal -
-Running 5 miles for the 1st time 3 weeks ago
-Getting a hat trick + 1 in a soccer regional playoff my senior year of HS

Worst personal -
-Whenever I let my two left feet or misguided zealousness embarrass me on the basketball court. Or when someone would burn me on defense. That was rare.
-Getting clobbered with goals when I was goalie, in college or HS

Best pro-
-John Paxson hits the 3 against Phoenix
-Duke shocks UNLV in the '91 National Semifinals
-Miami beats OU in the '87 National Championship
-Da Bears win the SuperBowl
-Illinois shocks Arizona in OT
-"The Giants win the pennant, The Giants win the pennant" - well I wasn't around for that one  biggrin 
-France beats Brazil in the '98 World Cup
-Watching a triple play when Montreal had to play the Marlins last year at Comiskey (US Cellular) in Chicago during the hurricanes.
-Simon, Bibby and Dickerson of Arizona take down three #1 seeds (especially UNC and Kentucky in the Final Four) en route to my vote for most exciting championship ever in 1997
-Boston beats the Yanks, 2004
-Bulls beat the bad boys, 1991

Worst pro-
-NLCS, Game 6, 2003
-UConn over Duke for the title, 1999
-Sean Higgins hits the bucket of his life, National Semis, 1989, against Illinois
-Illinois loses to Ohio State, last game, this year
-Arkansas beats Duke for the title, 1994
-UNLV, same thing, 1990
-The Cubs, since I was born, and prior
-The Bears, post-Halas (outside of '85)
-Jerry Krause saying championships are won in the front office, thus pushing Michael, Phil and Scottie out the door

-R


User currently offlineYokohama1970 From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 199 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1391 times:

Best
2004 ALCS Boston Red Sox beat NY Yankees 4-3 to advance to the 2004 World
Series.

2003
World Series Florida Marlins beat NY Yankees 4-2 to win the 2003 World Series.

Worst
2003 ALCS Game 7 friggin' Aaron Boone!




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User currently offlineCactusA319 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2918 posts, RR: 25
Reply 21, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1385 times:

Best Pro Moments:

-All 6 Chicago Bulls championships, but in particular the first vs. the Lakers, the third vs. Phoenix with the last second Paxson 3, and the final one against Utah with MJ's last second jumper for the win.
-The Bears winning the Super Bowl in '85
-The 2004 ALCS and World Series. It was awesome to see the Red Sox finally come through.
-The Patriots first Super Bowl win over St. Louis. I was in a house full of Ram fans watching that game, their expression at the end was priceless!
-Not pro, but Illinois beating Arizona in OT (I was there!) in the '05 tourney
-Watching McGwire and Sammy break the home run record (kind of tainted now though).

Worst
-Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS, otherwise known as the Bartman Game. Unfortunately I was there for that one too.


User currently offlineDL021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1380 times:

Best

My little league team scored 19 points in a losing effort in an exhibition game (we were both league champs from different parts of ATL) against the unbeaten Forest Park Lightinings, who had not had that many points scored on the during the entire seasons...oh and they outweighed us by 30 lbs as it turns out some parent/coach misled our coaches about the weight classes. We lost like 30 -19 but we hammered their asses.

I ran the 2 mile run in 12:45....not very fast for my unit, but my personal best.

Aarons 715th Homerun...I saw it on television that day.

Atlanta beat Minnesota in the NFC championship game.....hell of a game.

Atlanta wins the World Series.

The Polish fencer runs the Soviet through under his armpit on a parry during the 1980 Summer Olympics, I saw it on TV. This was during a period of serious Polish upheaval and Solidarinose was on everyones mind. It seemed like karma.

Thrilla in Manila and the Rumble in the Jungle. Saw them both at the ATL Civic Center on closed circuit.

Foreman vs. Douglas.....still had the hammer.

Braves win NLCS with Bream and Cabrera and the rest....I was up in the nosebleeds of Atlanta Fulton County Stadium (site of the original Piedmont Hospital where my father was born somewhere around third base) sitting with my best friend.


Worst....

Every world series except for the 1995 series.

Ali vs. Cobb

Ali vs. Spinks

Bonds took the single season HR crown under dubious circumstances

The 1998 Super Bowl.....we got distracted by our idiot cornerback who couldn't resist going for a $25 BJ and getting arrested (other players went too) and caused serious discord right before the biggest game of their lives. We should have worn those guys out.



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