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Favorite Play in Sports

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Webster, Aug 14, 2014.

  1. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    Had a discussion yesterday with friends about the types of plays in sports which they enjoy the most. Not a specific event (like Kirk Gibson's HR) or even an athlete doing a signature move (Kareem's sky hook). Just the type of play which you like watching. Here was my top 4:

    -- Up and under in basketball
    -- Lateral after a completed pass in football
    -- Panenka in soccer (for those who don't know, that's a penalty kick which is chipped down the middle)
    -- Dummy in soccer

    Anyone else?
  2. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    When I was a student at UVA, they beat Georgia Tech on a late hook-and-ladder, and being in the stadium for that was just about the most batshit thing I've been a part of.
  3. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Inside the park homers can be good. although most come when an outfielder falls down or clocks himself into the wall.
  4. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    My first thought when I saw the title was a triple or inside-the-park home run in baseball.
  5. MTM

    MTM Well-Known Member

    -- Great throw from the outfield leading to a close play at home plate

    -- Kickoff or punt return for a touchdown
  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    ° guard penetration and finishing in the vein of Mo Cheeks (30-sec mark https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtFwEif9uvk) or Wade when he was at his best, even Iverson

    ° women's Olympic floor exercise

    ° 5 or more minutes of whistle-free hockey

    ° 2 outs in bottom-9 of a no-hitter (or perfect game)
  7. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    When an outside shooter of the Steph Curry variety gets hot and takes over a game for half a period or so is pretty memorable.
  8. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Free kick for a field goal taken after fair catching a punt.

    Kareem's skyhook

    Curling free kicks around the wall into the upper corner of the goal.

    GKs stopping PKs.

    Solo breakaways in cycling.
  9. albert77

    albert77 Well-Known Member

    In no particular order:

    Holing out a chip shot from a bunker.

    A 25-yard-plus rocket shot for a goal in soccer.

    A 4-6-3 double play.

    A successful Hail Mary pass.

    A 3-point barrage on consecutive possessions.
  10. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Kick returns for touchdowns. At least until the clipping flag gets thrown.
  11. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    The 50 Gut
  12. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member


    Meaning, fast-break slam dunks. This just happens to be my favorite.
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