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Sports Images Of The Century
Posted on 02/17/2012 6:58:55 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. This video is basically 7 minutes of chills. Memories of events you may witnessed, clips of events you only heard people mention.
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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Sports
Thank you for the post, that was excellent.
posted on 02/17/2012 7:10:44 PM PST
(The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
Enjoyed that a lot. Thanx.
posted on 02/17/2012 7:15:57 PM PST
(Expel the Occupy White House squatters !!!)
posted on 02/17/2012 7:17:27 PM PST
My two all-time sports moments are both on this video:
Miracle on Ice
Kirk Gibson's homer
Honorable mention goes to Steve Yzerman's goal from center ice against the Blues
I totally agree on Gibson’s homer. In my humble opinion it was the most amazing event in the history of sports.
posted on 02/17/2012 7:56:58 PM PST
(Buffalo, Detroit (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
Thanks for the great link. Lots of amazing sports memories there.
Mario Lemieux's game-winning goal in Canada's 6-5 win over the USSR in the 1987 Canada Cup final was an amazing moment that didn't get as much attention down here in the U.S. as it did up there.
posted on 02/17/2012 8:25:11 PM PST
by Alberta's Child
("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
To: killermosquito; All
posted on 02/17/2012 8:47:32 PM PST
(Be Prepared for what's coming AFTER America....)
That was a delight. Thanks for posting. :)
One of my fave still images from sports...
I understand this to be the story behind the image: 04 Feb 1957, The Bronx, New York City, New York State, USA --- Original caption: Mickey Mantle, the big gun of the New York Yankees, is getting some jubilation out of his system by batting snowballs at Yankee Stadium. Mickey's jubilation came form signing his 1957 contract with the Yankees for approximately $60,000. Whitey Ford was pitching the snowballs to his good friend, Mantle.
posted on 02/17/2012 9:03:53 PM PST
(Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
Glad they had Johnny U and the REAL Colts 2x, and a Secretariat clip (at least for horse-racing generally, if not specifically for Sec’s sake).
posted on 02/17/2012 9:09:21 PM PST
by the OlLine Rebel
(Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
A little too fast for these old, slow eyes (and slower brain), but the pause button came in handy.
I’m amazed at how many faces and events I recognized.
posted on 02/17/2012 9:32:24 PM PST
I totally agree on Gibsons homer. In my humble opinion it was the most amazing event in the history of sports.
I know, it was one of those rare moments where you are stunned when it happens ... totally unexpected. The shocked look on Dennis Eckersley's face said it all.
Oh man. Some of those I'll never forget. Larry Bird's steal of the Isiah Thomas pass to Laimbeer brought a little kid to tears. The Yzerman Goal (With Mickey Redmond's "60 footer! Bingo!" call), Colorado beating the Wolverines. :), George Brett Pine Tar, Barry Sanders, "The band is on the field", Time out Webber, Flutie to Phelan, and of course the Gibson homer. But THIS is my favorite Kirk Gibson homer. And there it goes!
88 wasn't the first time Gibson hit the super clutch homer.
posted on 02/17/2012 10:36:15 PM PST
by Darren McCarty
(Rick Santorum in the primary)
posted on 02/18/2012 4:07:42 AM PST
(The end of America, as founded, began when the first Career Politician was elected...)
I had goosebumps the entire time
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