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07-22-2011, 07:45 AM
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Favorite Sports Moments All Time

It can be all Flyers if you like, but I am curious the moments that others have that stand the test of time. Not sure about the rest of you, but some sports moments are so strong for me that I remember where I was, who was with me....I can close my eyes and remember it plain as day. And after this off-season, I tend to find myself looking "back" instead of "forward"

1. Joe Carter walk off home run to win the World Series
2. Lemieux-Gretzky breakaway goal in the 1987 Canada Cup
3. Keith Primeau overtime winner against the Penguins
4. Ron Hextall versus Chris Chelios/Conn Smyth
5. Mike Richards "the shift"
6. Sidney Crosby golden goal to win the gold for Canada.
7. Donovan Bailey Olympic Gold sprint
8. Eric Lindros is traded to the Philadelphia Flyers
9. Lupol OT winner game 7 against the Caps
10. Gagne goal to complete "the comeback" against the Bruins.

What you got?

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Being in attendance for the phillies winning the world series was probably my favorite

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Flyers are a separate list, otherwise:
1. U.S. Olympic Hockey Team, 1980
2. Three Reds' World Series wins.
3. In attendance at the "instant classic" Arguello-Pryor boxing match at the Orange Bowl. Called by many one of the greatest matches ever.
4. A few horse races led by Unbridled's Kentucky Derby and Breeders' Cup wins.

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My personal is scoring the winning try against the local rivals in a game that we were never meant to win. That was something special to me, and something that i keep getting asked about to this day.

My favourite professional sporting moments are

Wide to West - St helens are losing the game down by a try against Bradford. The final whistle goes, but the game doesn't stop unless there's a tackle or a stoppage of play, the saints keep the ball alive for seemily endless amount of time, then go on to score probably the greatest try ever scored in rugby league history. I was there!



Secondly there was this . England are leading Wales 31-25. It's in the last 3 minutes of the game. Wales were easily the poorer side, and were awful throughout the entire 90's. But this happened, in Englands home turf. I was in tears watching this. Absolutly awesome!


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1. Luis Gonzalez' hit that went over Jeter's head in the 2001 World Series down in the 9th inning against Mariano Rivera
2. Phillies winning in 2008 (in attendance)
3. Halladay's no hitter and perfect game. (In attendance for both)
4. Rams winning Super Bowl in 1999.
5. Cliff Lee returning to Philadelphia.

Didn't feel like doing a Flyers list.

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1994 was a good year. First we had this



and then in the summer



Sweden took bronze in the US 94 World Cup, this is the quarter final against Rumania where our best midfielder (Jonas Thern) was missing, Stefan Schwartz got a red card and ran off the pitch to get the game going as quickly as possible when we needed a goal and Thomas Ravelli (the goalie) had absolutely crazy eyes.

My personal experience though is from this race



I finished the ****ing thing after a ****** winter with practically no training due to foot surgery and rainy weather. My technique in cross country skiing isn't something to brag about, so I got through the 90 km. pretty much on strength only. I've never been so tired as I was that evening.

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07-22-2011, 09:22 AM
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Proof?

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Being in attendance for the phillies winning the world series was probably my favorite
Can you prove that, buddy? Got a ticket stub or some photos of you in the stands?
I am sure by now over 100,00 people claim they "were there" when the Phils won.
I'm just skeptical.

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Jamie Moyer diving towards first in the World Series.

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1. Luis Gonzalez' hit that went over Jeter's head in the 2001 World Series down in the 9th inning against Mariano Rivera
2. Phillies winning in 2008 (in attendance)
3. Halladay's no hitter and perfect game. (In attendance for both)
4. Rams winning Super Bowl in 1999.
5. Cliff Lee returning to Philadelphia.

Didn't feel like doing a Flyers list.
You went to Florida for the game?

My favorite sports moment has to be the Phils winning the series in 2008. But in addition to that:




I was always a big Flyers fan, but that run made me a true diehard. Watching that makes me miss Gags. Him and Dawkins leaving Philly were probably the two biggest gutpunches I've felt as a fan.



And the Matt Stairs HR against the Dodgers in 08.

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1. Joe Carter walk off home run to win the World Series
Dddouche.

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Usa, Usa!

Jessie Owens winning the gold medal in 1936. F-you Hitler!

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SPAM this for flaming

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Dddouche.

So you have to be a Phillies fan to post on this thread?

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1. Joe Carter walk off home run to win the World Series
Nice!

For me, there is one:

Bobby Clarke's OT goal vs. Boston in the SCF. Biggest goal in franchise history. Broke Bobby Orr's spirit.

I'll never forget Clarke's head disappearing into his shirt as he jumps!

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You went to Florida for the game?
Yes sir I was in Florida for that game, some luck that was haha. Honestly didn't realize he had a perfect game until the 7th inning because I was watching the Flyers on my phone. Sat first row above the Phillies dugout. I still wonder how many people can actually say that they were at both the no hitter and the perfect game.

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Jessie Owens winning the gold medal in 1936. F-you Hitler!
What the hell?

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In no particular order:

-Miracle on Ice
-Barrera vs Morales (A friend and I enjoy re-watching this fight and scoring it. Each time, our results are completely different from last time. It's an incredibly even match, and both fighters are relentless)
-Halladay's no hitter and perfect game
- The Hamm brothers' Olympic performance.
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....huh. I had a longer mental list while I thought about this driving to work, but I guess the truck tire blowing out in front of me made me lose it.

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Since I was in Ohio for the entire Phillies World Series run, this takes the cake for me.



WARNING: turn volume down.

Best playoff atmosphere I've ever been a part of.

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Let's see, I'm going to go with moments I have actually seen and remember.

(In no order)
  • Phillies winning the WS in 2008
  • The 2004 run the Flyers went on
  • The 2010 run of the Flyers
  • Women's World Cup of Soccer in 99 and this year's as well
  • Miracle on Ice although I was only 4 then.
  • The Giants beating the Patriots in the SB, so wanted NE to lose.

That's all I can think of at the moment.

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  • Canadiens - Red Army game New Year's Eve 1975.
  • Gagné goal to take the lead in Game 7 against Bruins
  • Watching The Shift with Canadiens fans
  • Gold medal game for Team Canada at Vancouver 2010 ... despite who scored
  • Expos - Braves in August 1994: I was among 45,000 fans watching the two teams fight for first place. On a late-inning, run-scoring single by the Expos, the crowd seemed to jump to their feet as one as Marquis Grissom rounded third, and when he scored ahead of the throw, the eruption of cheering was so loud, I felt it through my feet. The night before that, Curtis Pride (a legally deaf platoon player) brought in a couple of runs with a pinch-hit single. He described after the game being able to "hear" the crowd noise, it being so loud.
  • Montreal Alouettes (CFL) win the Grey Cup 28-27 despite not having a lead for the entire 60-minute game. There was a flag on the last play of the game, so the Alouettes kicker retried the field goal and made it.

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Nice!

For me, there is one:

Bobby Clarke's OT goal vs. Boston in the SCF. Biggest goal in franchise history. Broke Bobby Orr's spirit.

I'll never forget Clarke's head disappearing into his shirt as he jumps!
Larry44

As I have stated before. That too is my all time biggest thrill. We jumped up to, and I do not know how many bottles of Molson's we knocked over

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1976 Flyers vs. the Red Army team. This is what made me a lifelong Flyers fan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1Uby5SvHdI

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One of my favorite moments:

2005 UEFA Champions League Final - Liverpool FC vs. AC Milan

Liverpool FC beats AC Milan 3-2 in a penalty shoot out to win the Champions League after coming from three goals down at half-time.




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1) Joe Carter's homerun
2) Big Mac/Sosa homerun duel (has since lost it's luster, but at the time was riveting)
3) Gretzky to Lemieux
4) Crosby's Golden Goal
5) Pisani's game 6 shorthanded OT winner
6) Seeing Bourque lift the cup

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[LIST][*]Watching The Shift with Canadiens fans
Sorry, what is "the shift"?

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Sorry, what is "the shift"?


This!

edit: yeah, I went absolutely wild when that puck went in the net.

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