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Madison Square Garden's 50 greatest moments -- I'm stumped

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Webster, Jan 18, 2007.

  1. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    I realize that this is very NYSJ, but the MSG Network has been running a series on the 50 greatest moments in Madison Square Garden's history. I stopped watching the show a while ago -- the direction is like NYPD Blue with epilepsy, but I've been following it on their website and they are getting down to the last five with a show this Saturday.

    I figure that the top 3 have to be: 1) Willis coming out of the tunnel and the Knicks winning game 7 in 1970; 2) Ali-Frazier I; and 3) The 1994 Rangers Stanley Cup (IMO, hockey is way over done on this list -- there really is minimal interest in the sport). So what are the other two events in the top 5?

    Here is a link to the moments listed so far -- http://msg50.com/moments.jsp?1169129519054

    Any thoughts?
  2. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    seems way too hockey-centric at the very top... and the blurb on Elvis doesn't give me the context that would explain his No. 1 position.
  3. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    MSG ranks Wrestlemania I only 29th? Hell, that should be top 15 -- look what it spawned...
  4. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Anything that's not Ali-Frazier #1 and Knicks 1970 Championship #2, is stupid and not worth reading the rest of the list.

    BTW, game 7 in 1970 was played on May 8. Game 6 of the 2006 Finals was played on June 20
  5. hockeybeat

    hockeybeat Guest

    Matteau...Matteau...Matteau has to be up there.
  6. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    That was no. 6 -- I thought that it might be a top 5 moment.

    I'm really stumped -- they have done all of the big concerts (MUSE, Bangladesh, post-9/11, Billy Joel's "record" run). I'm a big Springsteen fan, but there is no one show that stands out as that noteworthy.
  7. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member


    No Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka leap from the top of the cage onto Don "Magnificent" Muraco?

    One of the seminal moments in pro wrestling history.
  8. tommyp

    tommyp Member

    Sun Myung Moon's "blessing ceremony" in the early '80s?
  9. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    I though Snuka Superfly Death Leaped (Lept?) on to Bob Backlund?

    Didn't Hogan beat the Iron Sheik for the title at MSG?

    Duran over Davey Moore in June 1983 was a seminal later-year MSG boxing moment. Moore, a hometown kid from the Bronx, had no chance against Duran and his legion of followers who packed the place that night.

    And Ali's entrance, accompanied by an enormous chant of "Ali, Ali", was electrifying.
  10. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Any Springsteen concert at the Garden is better than any Rangers' game
  11. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

    Huggy -- you're right. He actually did it a few times, and Backlund was the first. His dive onto Muraco the next year was more publicized because of the intensity of their feud.

    And Hogan did beat The Iron Sheik for the then-WWF title. That was a noteworthy moment, too.
  12. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    My first thought top five moments outside the first three was Hogan over Sheik. The kickstart of the current wrestling era.
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