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Personalities who make sports moments bigger

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Batman, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    While watching the Rangers-Yankees game earlier tonight, the announcers did a booth interview with Nolan Ryan. They got around to talking about his beatdown of Robin Ventura, and it struck me that that moment probably would not have remained so vivid in the public's mind for this long if it had been anyone other than a 40-something Ryan doing the pummeling. If it had been just some random pitcher, it's probably just another baseball brawl.

    So what other sports moments live on that way just because of the people involved? What 500-foot home runs are remembered better because Mickey Mantle or Reggie Jackson hit it? What touchdown runs would just be another score if it hadn't been for Bo Jackson (his 90-yard TD run up the tunnel on MNF comes to mind) making it?
  2. SportySpice

    SportySpice Member

    Bucky Dent's homer (or Ozzie Smith's in the NLCS for the same reason)
  3. The funny thing about Nolan Ryan is he usually avoids talking about that game. As far as I know, he still refuses to sign the famous picture of him lighting into Ventura.
  4. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    That's because the guy is 100 percent class. Which is why I'm about to name my son Nolan. :)
  5. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Nolan Babar? The only way it could be worse for him is if you named him Arnold.
  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Magic Johnson in more times I could put down here.
  7. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Holy shit, she went for it? :eek:

    Your wife kicks ass. Except for marrying you, of course!! [/rimshot] :D
  8. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Oh, great. Chipper Weaver. That's all we need.
  9. zebracoy

    zebracoy Guest

    But Mike, what are you naming your kids? ;D
  10. ArnoldBabar

    ArnoldBabar Active Member

    Kleenex and Jergens. :D
  11. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    nah, he'll name them topanga and screech.
  12. mike311gd

    mike311gd Active Member

    Oh, that cackling you heard was mine.

    Welcome to my list of People to Kill:

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