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Sports Images Of The Century
http://www.angelfire.com/ak2/intelligencerreport/sports.html ^

Posted on 12/01/2011 8:14:43 PM PST by navysealdad

At the end of 1999 ESPN ran this breathtaking montage of some of histories' most famous sports happenings and personalities. There are few things better in life than sports highlights set to music, and this is the best of the bunch.

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1 posted on 12/01/2011 8:14:48 PM PST by navysealdad
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To: navysealdad

All in all, great compilation of great moments in sports. Con to me is NO Drew Brees winning Super Bowl. Also too much Ali. Fraiser was the better of the two except when he fought Foreman. JMO


2 posted on 12/01/2011 8:30:18 PM PST by VicVega (Geaux LSU, Geaux Saints)
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To: VicVega

Given that they’d have been predicting the future at that point it’s understandable that they left out the Saints winning the Super Bowl.


3 posted on 12/01/2011 8:37:36 PM PST by hometoroost (Frodo lives!)
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To: navysealdad

Thanks for posting that. I’d forgotten how well done that was and how many memories it stirred for me.


4 posted on 12/01/2011 8:38:25 PM PST by hometoroost (Frodo lives!)
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To: navysealdad

Nice except the background music

Single Women by Aerosmith? What do aging single women dreaming about being young & beautiful again have to do with sports?


5 posted on 12/01/2011 8:39:22 PM PST by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: hometoroost

It was up to 1999, but I always have to plug for the Saints.

Too quick of a clip of Barry Sanders too. Good class act he was on the field.


6 posted on 12/01/2011 8:40:24 PM PST by VicVega (Geaux LSU, Geaux Saints)
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To: navysealdad

I taped this when it first ran on ESPN. Hard to believe over a decade has passed since then...except for the fact that it is nearly impossible to find a VCR to watch a videotape anymore. Well put together and still gives me chills to see all those thrills of victory and agonies of defeat.


7 posted on 12/01/2011 8:43:06 PM PST by drjimmy
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To: navysealdad

I thought I caught a glimpse of OJ. Sad,really. He was my favorite when I was a kid.


8 posted on 12/01/2011 8:47:50 PM PST by logitech
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To: navysealdad
I was just thinking as I was getting close to the end of viewing it that they couldn't possibly put together a collection like this without Bobby Orr's horizontal overtime goal... and there it was about the 3rd from the end.

Perhaps the most memorable moment that was not included unless I missed it....the 1972 Montreal Olympics when Shun Fujimoto of Japan severely broke his knee during a floor exercise. Then he went on to score 9.5 on the pommel and in the final event scored 9.7 on the rings with the finale being a triple somersault dismount from 8 feet up…. He was able to stand just long enough after landing for the judges to count it before he collapsed. With that performance the Japanese wont the gold over the Russians by 4/10 of a point. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq-C5-vIim8

9 posted on 12/01/2011 8:52:09 PM PST by hecticskeptic
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To: VicVega
If they ever update it post-1999:


10 posted on 12/01/2011 8:52:37 PM PST by Libertarian444
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To: navysealdad

I was going to gripe if they didn’t include “the pass” by Doug Flutie at Boston college, but they did.


11 posted on 12/01/2011 8:54:32 PM PST by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: navysealdad

Great video. But it’s missing a few iconic images:

1. Nolan Ryan beating the crap out of Robin Ventura.

2. Joe Theisman breaking his leg.

3. The “Agony of Defeat” skier from ABC Wide World of Sports.


12 posted on 12/01/2011 8:56:05 PM PST by Huntress ("Politicians exploit economic illiteracy." --Walter Williams)
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To: navysealdad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=W0sZ_oPBFr8

Why pass through your site when this is already on You Tube?


13 posted on 12/01/2011 8:58:01 PM PST by TankerKC (Welcome to the age of "I Meant to Do That" Diplomacy)
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To: navysealdad
A [not so sports] moment when I wish I was a fly-on-the-wall to see it in person.


14 posted on 12/01/2011 8:58:34 PM PST by Daffynition ( *Socialism, has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore it*)
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To: Daffynition


15 posted on 12/01/2011 9:07:23 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: navysealdad

I noticed the video included The Play—when the Cal Commies had to run through the Stanford band to score the winning touchdown and win the 1982 Big Game.


16 posted on 12/01/2011 9:15:02 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: JoeProBono

cubs hat $15.00,

kick ass seats at playoff game $759.99,

being the biggest dumbass fan of all time, priceless

17 posted on 12/01/2011 9:23:05 PM PST by Daffynition ( *Socialism, has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore it*)
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To: navysealdad

OZZIE!

18 posted on 12/01/2011 9:41:02 PM PST by Dogbert41 (Israel is real:))
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To: navysealdad

Secretariat’s 31-length win in the 1973 Belmont.


19 posted on 12/01/2011 9:43:21 PM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Dogbert41
The best catches in Football and Baseball history


20 posted on 12/01/2011 9:44:31 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: dfwgator

Nice!


21 posted on 12/01/2011 10:06:46 PM PST by Dogbert41 (Israel is real:))
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To: navysealdad
Barry Krauss, The Goal Line Stop in the Sugar Bowl.

ROLL TIDE! Stop The 'Nittaly' Lion.

22 posted on 12/01/2011 10:12:58 PM PST by MHGinTN (Some, believing they cannot be deceived, it's impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: VicVega

I understand that you had to go to LSU, but the Saints won the Super Bowl in the 21st century.


23 posted on 12/01/2011 10:26:47 PM PST by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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To: trumandogz
"Super Bowl in the 21st century."

Thanks for pointing out the obvious.

Of course the year 1999 in bold was a dead give away.

It was a Saint plug.

But thanks again because it gives me another opportunity to write- GEAUX SAINTS, GEAUX LSU.

24 posted on 12/01/2011 10:57:47 PM PST by VicVega (GEAUX SAINTS, GEAUX LSU.)
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To: navysealdad

Very interesting, but I could have done without the mid-70s Aerosmith.


25 posted on 12/01/2011 11:13:33 PM PST by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Huntress
Nolan Ryan beating the crap out of Robin Ventura.

Even as good as the Rangers have been over the past few couple of years, that's still the indelible image of I have of our hometown team. That set the table for a good decade in Dallas area sports, with the Cowboys winning three Super Bowls and the Stars capping off the century with the Stanley Cup.

Being originally from Pittsburgh (and well old enough to remember virtually every play of the 1960 World Series), my personal favorite moment of the presentation is at 3:48 when Maz is heading for home in game 7 to beat the dreaded and feared Yankees.

26 posted on 12/01/2011 11:18:14 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: navysealdad

marker


27 posted on 12/01/2011 11:26:29 PM PST by JDoutrider
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To: VicVega

As an Uptown kid, I’m with you on the Saints and LSU.

It would be great for them to both win championships this year.


28 posted on 12/01/2011 11:39:26 PM PST by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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To: trumandogz

LSU has a great chance. Great D and a very good offense. Saints have a great offense with Drew Brees. I question the defense as I always have. Except when the dome patrol was alive and kicking.


29 posted on 12/01/2011 11:49:51 PM PST by VicVega (GEAUX SAINTS, GEAUX LSU.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Awesome! Secretariat was pulling away at the finish line.

Gretzky’s 50 goals in 39 games awesome, too. As was his 92 goals in one season.


30 posted on 12/02/2011 5:59:21 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: VicVega

Agree on Barry Sanders - I could watch clips of him and Walter Payton all day long. I don’t think the Steelers of the ‘70’s got as much attention as they deserved but I’m biased.


31 posted on 12/02/2011 6:09:05 AM PST by hometoroost (Frodo lives!)
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To: NTHockey
I am currently using a hotel computer, otherwise, I would have posted the image during the stretch run. Just a phenomenal accomplishment.
32 posted on 12/02/2011 6:34:18 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: re_nortex

33 posted on 12/02/2011 11:25:51 AM PST by Huntress ("Politicians exploit economic illiteracy." --Walter Williams)
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