Skip to comments.Sports Images Of The Century
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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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
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.
Thanks for posting that. I’d forgotten how well done that was and how many memories it stirred for me.
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?
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.
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.
I thought I caught a glimpse of OJ. Sad,really. He was my favorite when I was a kid.
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
I was going to gripe if they didn’t include “the pass” by Doug Flutie at Boston college, but they did.
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.
Why pass through your site when this is already on You Tube?
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.
cubs hat $15.00,
kick ass seats at playoff game $759.99,
being the biggest dumbass fan of all time, priceless
Secretariat’s 31-length win in the 1973 Belmont.
I understand that you had to go to LSU, but the Saints won the 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.
Very interesting, but I could have done without the mid-70s Aerosmith.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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