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Greatest Moment in (sports team's) history

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by DanOregon, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Kind of a spin-off on the home run thread. Figure some are pretty easy.

    49ers - The Catch
    Packers - The Ice Bowl
    Dolphins - Perfect Season
    Blue Jays - Carter's Homer
    Pirates - Maz's Homer

    But it gets tougher.
    Yankees? Larsen? Reggie?
    Detroit Red Wings?

    Browns? Right before The Drive? The Fumble?
  2. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Browns: I'd say Lou Groza kicking the GW field goal in the 1950 NFL championship. Or the shutout of the Baltimore Colts in 1955.

    Colts: The greatest game ever played
    Redskins: Riggo shaking off the Dolphins' safety
    Tampa Bay Rays: Clinching game 7 of the ALCS in 2008
  3. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Dodgers, despite the successes of the team built around infielders Cey, Lopes, Russell and Garvey, it has to be the Kirk Gibson homer where he "cocks the gun" or does whatever he's doing as he heads to second following the towering 1988 World Series homer versus Oakland.

    EDIT: I just read the homer thread and Gibson's mentioned all over that one.
    I say that's the top moment in Dodger history.
  4. Gator

    Gator Well-Known Member

    New England Patriots: The Tuck Rule.
  5. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    That highlight never ever gets old to me.

    I was only 4 when that happened, though, so I don't remember it happening live. The one I remember -- and the greatest moment for me as a Redskins fan -- was the Super Bowl win against the Broncos. I was 9 and my late uncle taped it for me. Before I dumped all my old VHS tapes a few years ago, I'm guessing I watched that tape maybe 500 times.
  6. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Saints: Tracy Porter's take-it-to-the-house pickoff of Peyton Manning that sort of "sealed" the Super Bowl.
  7. franticscribe

    franticscribe Well-Known Member

    Pacers: Reggie scores 8 points in 8.9 seconds
    Colts: Marlin Jackson's interception of Tom Brady in the 2006 AFC Championship
    Carolina Hurricanes: Justin Williams goal late in Game 7 of the 2006 finals.
  8. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    Pirates: Maz's homer.
    Steelers: Holmes' catch. (I know I'm supposed to say Immaculate Reception, but I don't believe that game "changed the tide." That group was going to be great whether or not it won that one playoff game).
    Penguins: Fleury's leaping save against Detroit's final shot.

    Am least confident on the Penguins' one.
    Any Pens fans want to correct me?
  9. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Celtics: Game 7 of the 1969 Finals at the Forum when Bill Russell said before the game, "Those fucking balloons aren't coming down."
  10. mb

    mb Active Member

    I'm not sure it can be anything other than winning the first Cup. The only thing I might buy would be winning the Crosby draft lottery. Because before that, it looked like the end of the line for them in Pittsburgh.
  11. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Mets: Final game of 1969 World Series (Mookie's grounder to Buckner a close second)
    Jets: Matt Snell's touchdown run.
    Giants: Lots of great moments, but I'd say Manning to Tyree
    Eagles: Bednarik's tackle of Taylor in the 1960 title game.
    Knicks: Willis Reed walks out onto the floor.
    Rangers: Mark Messier hoists the Cup.
    Yankees: So many to choose from, so I'll say Larsen's perfect game.
  12. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Mizzou: Kansas loses to Bucknell in NCAA Tournament. ;)
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