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12-27-2009, 12:19 PM
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Semi-OT: Daily News: "Decade's 10 best moments in Big Apple sports"

Rangers don't make the list.

At first thought, I didn't really expect them to make the list, considering the local media's traditional refusal to acknowledge the Rangers and the fact that the Rangers didn't really accomplish much.

...But here was the Number 10 moment: "Tiger Woods wins Bethpage (2002)" Are you kidding me? Number 6 7 was pretty questionable as well (see full list below).

Perhaps our 2005-06 season should've made the list, for returning to the playoffs and/or for Jagr breaking our single-season goal and points records.

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10. Tiger Woods wins Bethpage (2002)
9. Devils win Stanley Cup (2003)
8. Derek Jeter's flip play (2001)
7. Jason Kidd transforms Nets (2002, 2003)
6. World Series miracles (2001)
5. Mike Piazza's home run after 9/11 (2001)
4. Aaron 'Bleepin' Boone (2003)
3. New Stadium, same champs (2009)
2. Yanks win Subway World Series (2000)
1. Giants stun Pats in Super Bowl XLII (2008)


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Rangers don't make the list.

At first thought, I didn't really expect them to make the list, considering the local media's traditional refusal to acknowledge the Rangers and the fact that the Rangers didn't really accomplish much.

...But here was the Number 10 moment: "Tiger Woods wins Bethpage (2002)" Are you kidding me? Number 6 was pretty questionable as well (see full list below).

Perhaps our 2005-06 season should've made the list, for returning to the playoffs and/or for Jagr breaking our single-season goal and points records.

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05-06 isnt really a "moment" is it? More like a whole season, one that ended quite poorly might I add.

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#6 questionable?

Arguably two of the greatest moments in World Series history, reminding all of America that ghosts are real and they live in the Bronx, and you call that questionable?

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#6 questionable?

Arguably two of the greatest moments in World Series history, reminding all of America that ghosts are real and they live in the Bronx, and you call that questionable?
I meant #7, Jason Kidd & the Nets.


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05-06 isnt really a "moment" is it? More like a whole season, one that ended quite poorly might I add.
I hear you. But this isn't really a "moment" either: "Jason Kidd transforms Nets."


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I hear you. But this isn't really a "moment" either: "Jason Kidd transforms Nets."
Thats true, but they went to back to back NBA finals.

Rangers never got to their conference finals.

What an unspectacular decade.

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Thats true, but they went to back to back NBA finals.

Rangers never got to their conference finals.

What an unspectacular decade.
Yeah. Hey, at least we didn't make the Decade's 10 worst moments in Big Apple sports ...

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Rangers don't make the list.

At first thought, I didn't really expect them to make the list, considering the local media's traditional refusal to acknowledge the Rangers and the fact that the Rangers didn't really accomplish much.

...But here was the Number 10 moment: "Tiger Woods wins Bethpage (2002)" Are you kidding me? Number 6 7 was pretty questionable as well (see full list below).

Perhaps our 2005-06 season should've made the list, for returning to the playoffs and/or for Jagr breaking our single-season goal and points records.

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and what Ranger moment would you incclude?

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Eh, more impressed with the "10 Worst Teams of the Decade" by the Post:

http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/more_...qtsK7GKYGHVpjM

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10. 2003-04 Blueshirts
9. 2008-09 Isles
8. 2005-06 Knicks
7. 2007 Jets
6. 2000-01 Fishsticks
5. 2003 Giants
4. 2004 Mets
3. 2003 Mets
2. 2007-08 Knicks
1. Surprise, surprise...this years' Mets

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and what Ranger moment would you incclude?
I mentioned that in my post.

You could make a case for "Jagr revives Rangers."

As someone has already said, its not really a "moment," but neither is "Jason Kidd transforms Nets."

And you could debate how significant that actually is... but isn't it a more memorable Big Apple sports moment than Tiger freaking Woods at Bethpage?


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I mentioned that in my post.

You could make a case for "Jagr revives Rangers."

As someone has already said, its not really a "moment," but neither is "Jason Kidd transforms Nets."

And you could debate how significant that actually is... but isn't it a more memorable Big Apple sports moment than Tiger freaking Woods at Bethpage?
Definitely should be on the list. After seven years of no playoff hockey at the Garden, nearly a decade, I don't think people realized how big of a deal it was for the Rangers to be back in the playoff picture. Even with Jagr, people were saying the Rangers were going to be the worst team in the NHL. They shocked everyone. In my opinion someone should take notice to that.

It's just writers not putting much stock in hockey (as usual). But somehow, Tiger Woods winning Bethpage is one of the biggest moments of the decade? As a NY fan I don't really think so but that is just me.

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I mentioned that in my post.

You could make a case for "Jagr revives Rangers."

As someone has already said, its not really a "moment," but neither is "Jason Kidd transforms Nets."

And you could debate how significant that actually is... but isn't it a more memorable Big Apple sports moment than Tiger freaking Woods at Bethpage?
Abso-freaking-lutely not. You may not care about golf, but the greatest golfer of all time winning the U.S. Open the first time that it was ever played on a public course is absolutely worthy.

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love the giants but I think the Piazza HR should be number 1 just because of when it was hit and how big it was to the city right after 9/11. Other than that Tiger should be on the list as well, that was a huge win for him.

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Abso-freaking-lutely not. You may not care about golf, but the greatest golfer of all time winning the U.S. Open the first time that it was ever played on a public course is absolutely worthy.
plus a lot of people have played bethpage black making it extra cool!

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This was not a very good decade for the Rangers, and considering how hockey is far from the most popular sport in this city, it's not surprising that they didn't make the list.

All 10 moments on the list, except for Piazza's 9/11 home run, involve teams/players that either won a championship this decade or made it to the championship game. The Rangers haven't come close to sniffing such success in the 2000's so it's understandable why they were left off.

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Abso-freaking-lutely not. You may not care about golf, but the greatest golfer of all time winning the U.S. Open the first time that it was ever played on a public course is absolutely worthy.
I'm not trying to be sarcastic, I'm honestly asking... why is this significant?

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I'm not trying to be sarcastic, I'm honestly asking... why is this significant?
Well, the US Open is "our" big major tournament...It's the USGA championship, has a dynamite field, and is traditionally played on extremely difficult courses. And for the first time, "our" championship was played on a public course, a course that anyone and everyone could conceivably play--it's a course I've played myself! That in and of itself was a huge moment for golf. That particular Open in 2002 set all sorts of attendance records, had incredible fan support and an atmosphere unlike anything golf had seen, really. It was just such an incredible event in the golf world.

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Well, the US Open is "our" big major tournament...It's the USGA championship, has a dynamite field, and is traditionally played on extremely difficult courses. And for the first time, "our" championship was played on a public course, a course that anyone and everyone could conceivably play--it's a course I've played myself! That in and of itself was a huge moment for golf. That particular Open in 2002 set all sorts of attendance records, had incredible fan support and an atmosphere unlike anything golf had seen, really. It was just such an incredible event in the golf world.
ive only got on the black course once and of course i only get 4 holes in before ridiculous thunderstorms came rolling in. flooded the greens and the bunkers in minutes, cloud to ground lightening on the course haha. gotta get on this summer!

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ive only got on the black course once and of course i only get 4 holes in before ridiculous thunderstorms came rolling in. flooded the greens and the bunkers in minutes, cloud to ground lightening on the course haha. gotta get on this summer!
Playing the Black Course is so worth it. The thing kicked my ass all sorts of ways, but it just felt so awesome being out there on one of the hardest (and most beautiful) courses in the country. We also did a walk-up and had to do the sleeping-in-the-car-overnight thing. I only knew one of the guys I was with but it was just awesome, I wouldn't have done it any other way. Male bonding at its finest.

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Playing the Black Course is so worth it. The thing kicked my ass all sorts of ways, but it just felt so awesome being out there on one of the hardest (and most beautiful) courses in the country. We also did a walk-up and had to do the sleeping-in-the-car-overnight thing. I only knew one of the guys I was with but it was just awesome, I wouldn't have done it any other way. Male bonding at its finest.
i just showed up at 3pm and waited for twilight rates. got a 4pm tee time or so. plenty of day light and i usually like playin in the evening more anyways.

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Well, the US Open is "our" big major tournament...It's the USGA championship, has a dynamite field, and is traditionally played on extremely difficult courses. And for the first time, "our" championship was played on a public course, a course that anyone and everyone could conceivably play--it's a course I've played myself! That in and of itself was a huge moment for golf...
I still don't get why that is so significant. But I don't really have a frame of reference, because golf doesn't mean anything to me.

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My decade moment is Superbowl XLII.

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I still don't get why that is so significant. But I don't really have a frame of reference, because golf doesn't mean anything to me.
Fair enough.

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Playing the Black Course is so worth it. The thing kicked my ass all sorts of ways, but it just felt so awesome being out there on one of the hardest (and most beautiful) courses in the country. We also did a walk-up and had to do the sleeping-in-the-car-overnight thing. I only knew one of the guys I was with but it was just awesome, I wouldn't have done it any other way. Male bonding at its finest.
I hear ya.

I played the Black Course about 4 times, including once a couple of days after the 2002 US Open.

I shot 87 that day with a 41 on the back and it was probably the best I ever played in my life.

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