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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 5:44 pm 
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Due to a post I was making in another thread I thought I'd form this thread.

This is for them moments that you look back on now and you're right back there. When you see it on TV your hairs stand again. You tense up even though you're aware of the result whilst watching the replay is it going to go wrong? Will Hamilton catch Glock? The desperation of the commentator leaves you unsure once again. I'll choose 3 moments. I'm a massive fan of a lot of sports and their are many others but these three have a truly special place in my heart and I don't want to take away from the moments you may put forward.

The obvious. Being the forum we're in. Being what happened yesterday. Being how it was last corner, last lap, last race of the season. Lewis Hamilton World Drivers Champion. The rain had come and everything was going wrong. Lewis was throwing it away. He could not let Vettel pass him. If he did it was over. But Vettel makes easy meat of Hamilton and Glock is lapping at a decent lap time. It was all over. Vettel was driving away from Lewis and Massa was champion. Eyes glued to the screen just hoping. Willing for something to happen. I'd opened and finished a beer over that last lap. Then the unthinkable. Glock struggling. Lewis passed him - and the celebrations began.

"And ugh is that Glock - is that Glock going slowly?" "It is" "That's Glock" "Oh my goodness me Hamiltons back in position again"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsLX2Uen2dc

Manchester United vs Aston Villa '09 - Being a United fan this is probably seen as an odd choice. So many moments that could be chosen from the '99 season. However this day was special. The title race was hotting up and there was very little in it. I had unexpectedly got hold of a ticket early that morning and decided to make the 5 hour journey to Manchester. United found themselves 2-1 down late on and it wasn't looking to be our day the wheels were falling off. We'd lost our previous two and it was going to be 3 in a row. On came the relatively unknown debutante a 17 yr old Macheda. With 10 minutes to go Ronaldo equalized. Still the draw wasn't enough for us it would leave us a point behind our greatest rivals with 8 to play. It's the 93rd minute the ball comes in to Macheda just inside the box. I was just preying he doesn't lose possession. He spins on the ball with an exquisite first touch takes on the shot and it goes top corner. I was directly behind the goal he'd scored in. We stood there for about 45 minutes after the match singing. The dream was alive. It felt like we'd won the league that day there and then!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WT8gIJ5_354

Federer vs Nadal - Wimbledon 2008 Final. Nadal defeated Federer 6–4, 6–4, 6–7(5–7), 6–7(8–10), 9–7 - At the time I wasn't a massive fan of either of these. I'd started the match wanting Nadal to win. By the 3rd set I had changed my mind. I wanted Federer to make a game of it. A boy did he. I remember watching this just in awe of what I was seeing. In my opinion the greatest game of Tennis i'd ever seen. Possibly the greatest game of Tennis to ever be played. I was living in Southfields at the time. So Wimbledon fever was always gripping. This was one of them rare chances to watch two of the greatest players of a sport both performing at their very peak. By the time this game finished I was tired!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1yfWb0-jqQ


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 6:15 pm 
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England vs Australia, 2005 Ashes at Edgbaston - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0_7hlakHt4

England 1-0 down in the series having not win it in 18 years, losing here would have pretty much been another guarenteed defeat. Having gotten into a winning position to level the series, there was the slow, gradually increasing horror of watching the game start to slip away as they couldn't remove the last partnership of tail enders after dropped catches, near misses etc. Cue Steve Harmison (and a wicket that shouldn't have been given ;) )

Also, Germany 1 England 5 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFNmwWQO1yg

Not so much for tension but like everyone else, I expected a defeat or at best a draw. At 1-0 down early on that was pretty much a certainty. Spent the last 20-30 mins of the game in a state of shock/hysteria, the atmosphere in the pub I saw it in and the change of emotions over 2 hours will probably never be topped as a sporting experience.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2014 9:33 pm 
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Suzuka 96 was the first F1 race I ever really watched or cared about. Murray Walker's commentary is something special for that moment.


Andy Murray Wimbledon 2012 and 2013. I'm not a big tennis fan but I'll watch most of Wimbledon just out of habit. His loss and heartfelt speech after 2012 was something pretty special I thought. 2013's victory and the 30 or so million UK viewers it had was also special. I watched it with my father. My mother watched it. My brother and his wife. My other brother. Every single person I know that I have ever discussed the event with watched it. It's pretty crazy that in the days of non-stop entertainment, hundreds of TV channels and countless online subscription services etc that you can get half a country watching an event.


For Brazil 2008, I remember being up on my feet for the last lap or two after Vettel took Hamilton and dropped him to 6th.

I'm an NFL fan, and so getting to see my team play, even "just" at Wembley was cool. Adrian Peterson's second touchdown of the night was about 79 yards. I was surrounded by a layer of Steelers fans but turning round after it I high fived a couple of Vikes fans a few rows back. I really, really enjoyed that evening. Atmosphere whole weekend was fantastic, I've never been at a sporting event that was such a party atmosphere.

All of those were with my father actually. In fairness, I think that might be because I started watching sports he liked partly as a means of having something in common. I used to have a fairly strained relationship with my father. I guess I still do but sports (and movies, music and all the other wonderful time-passing activities like it) have the ability to clear away all the bullshit that can get in the way and the sport becomes the focus. And sometimes the focus being elsewhere is all you need to relax a little.


I remember Scotland playing France in 2007 in Paris, with James McFadden scoring the only goal of the game. It's not the game I remember, but being out with a friend and a girl when both of us liked this girl. I really liked her. He really liked her. She made a move on me. I turned her down. Things got uncomfortable. We drifted apart. I really wish I'd gone home with her that night. I really liked this girl. And she had turned me down twice before this. I'm kinda bummed out now, I really liked this girl. Wow, bad memory but it was definitely emotion evoking. I think that is up there on my regret list. I really did like her a lot.



And Silverstone 2011 always comes into my head whenever I hear Country Grammar by Nelly. Not sure why it ended up as such, but that was the song of that trip for me.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:22 am 
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I tear up watching this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozzk3aNRoxU

So much love for the little guy and was honoured to be there to see his last international try, just a shame it couldn't be for the win.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:27 am 
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This is one of my favourite NFL moments (maybe not Mac's ;) ) just because of the emotional reaction of the commentator:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mL8S4G9zFK8

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:17 pm 
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Probably the most emotion evoking of them all J-Man. Negative emotions. Took me ages to recover.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:16 pm 
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TheOtherGuy wrote:
I tear up watching this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozzk3aNRoxU

So much love for the little guy and was honoured to be there to see his last international try, just a shame it couldn't be for the win.


Nah, Shane will never be any good as an international. Too small and a wild card :twisted:


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:33 pm 
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moby wrote:
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I tear up watching this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozzk3aNRoxU

So much love for the little guy and was honoured to be there to see his last international try, just a shame it couldn't be for the win.


Nah, Shane will never be any good as an international. Too small and a wild card :twisted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4MpaUdd2Ec

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:24 pm 
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OK, here's a few off the top of my head, that, for one reason or another, got the emotion going:

Liverpool vs AC Milan, Champions League Final

England Vs Australia - Ashes, Headingley 1981 ("Botham's Ashes", but big contributions from Bob Willis and Graham Dilley)

England win Rugby World Cup in Australia

Shane Warne's first delivery to Mike Gatting

Dennis Taylor beating Steve Davis in Snooker World Final (I don't even like snooker)

Beckham's last minute free kick vs Greece

Denver Broncos win Superbowl XXXll

"That" goal, (and celebration), Cantona against Sunderland (I'm a Liverpool fan, but class is class).

Warrington win Rugby League Challenge Cup in 2009 for first time in ages

Warrington Town football beat Exeter in FA Cup this year (100 places above them in the league!).

College Football - Kordell Stewart's Hail Mary pass vs Michigan.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 27, 2014 2:23 am 
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"That" goal, (and celebration), Cantona against Sunderland (I'm a Liverpool fan, but class is class).


I'm not a football fan, but I know the exact goal and celebration you mean. A special sporting moment.

Related, I remember a Nike or Adidas or similar advert that had Cantona (and others) playing against some demons... Gotta love modenr technology given I found it almost instantly.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiWNTrCSIQ4

Cantona saying "Au Revoir" then popping the collar made me at 8 years old think he was about the coolest guy ever.





I've always been a fan of Marcus Gronholm. I think I like him for the same reasons a lot of people on this forum really like Kimi. This video always makes me crack up.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAGbrM-MMRk
It's the hand signal he makes after he finishes.

Anyway, I've just watched a load of Marcus Gronholm clips on youtube. I should probably now go to bed, gotta be up in 5 hours.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 6:26 am 
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Two that spring to my mind immediately:

Desert Orchid winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup in 1989. The nations favuorite racehorse at the time contesting the blue riband event with the odds stacked against him.

Derek Redmond pulling up lame at the 1992 Olympic 400m semi finals. In fine form going into the Games and I felt he had a genuine chance agaist the US competitors. Watching him pull up was enough but seeing hid dad come to help him complete the circuit, and Derek almost break down there, was quite stirring.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:19 pm 
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Well, I'm still at work (geographically rather than mentally or physically) waiting for something to finish and I am hideously bored.

So as far as I can tell these are our choices so far: (I've just lumped all american football under NFL) And Rugby might be League or Union.

pubpokerplayer
F1 2008
Football 2009, 2012
Tennis 2008

medgar
Cricket 2005
Football 2001

mac_d
F1 1996, 2008
Tennis 2012,2013
Football 2007

TheOtherGuy
Rugby 2012 (According to Wikipedia)
A terrible NFL game and a terrible moment in the universe :-P 2003

Jman
football 2012

Argentum
Football 1996, 2001, 2005
Cricket 1981, 1993
Rugby 2003, 2009, 2014,
Snooker 1986
NFL 1994, 1998

tootsie323
horse racing 1989
Athletics 1992


So:
Athletics: 1
Cricket: 3
F1: 3
Football: 8
Horse Racing: 1
American Football: 3
Rugby: 4
Snooker: 1
Tennis: 3

Most popular decade (as in X0-X9 rather than any given 10 year period): 2000-2009 with 12 mentions. 2010-Present has 6 already. 90s have 6. 80s have 3. None previous to this.

Most popular year:
2012 - 4 mentions
2008 - 3
1996, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2009 - 2 mentions


Still another 25 mins before I can head home. At least this killed some time.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 29, 2014 1:07 am 
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No particular order

Snowbowl 2001 (NFL - AFC Playoff). Never was a game more over more times before we won it. It is notorious for other reasons, but for Pats fans on the day, it was an adrenaline rush like no other. FF anywhere to see the crazy snow. The end has the controversial 'Tuck Rule Call' that still rages today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7J5saVOhVrc

Superbowl 2007 (NFL Final). Devastation, dejection, quadruple face palm. Pats go 18-0 in regular season and through the playoffs. We get an "easy" team for the bowl - that barely made it. We have all the weapons, all the synergy - and all the championship shirts in boxes - waiting with the campaign. We are leading near the end - the "easy" team makes an impossible play and takes the lead - they win and Pats fan went into a hole for the whole the summer attempting to get over the most devastating loss in the history of the sport (at least from our point of view). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0o8XmdQ7Zjo

Kings 2014 Stanley Cup (NHL Final)- Crazy tense throughout! Tied 2/2 in overtime - there is no moment like it. Martinezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz scores the winning goal! Kings Win! Our part of the world went crazy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-KnXdCL0Ew

Brazil 2012 - Vettel facing backward on lap 1, driving backward, stops - out of the championship decider race on lap 1. Then he swung the machine around and hope surged. Everything that could go wrong did to keep the adrenaline pumping from start to end, until finally the finish to a most crazy finale! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qhb6RbGapmw


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"I'd like to go to the end"... "please continue"

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Got a few weird ones:

Egypt 2-0 Algeria in 2009 WCQ for 2010 World Cup. Egypt needing to win 3-0 to qualify for the world cup, 2-0 sends it to a tie-break game, 1-0 leaves them second in the group and only qualifying for the African Cup of Nations. They're playing at home, 75,000 fans and 94 minutes into the game, it's 1-0 and they are going home. In the 95th, they score a free header, and the place explodes. The home fans go insane, the Egypt bench goes crazy, and even Hosni Mubarak and his security detail have forgotten to be professional and are jumping and hugging each other.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3LmQb8_GPA


Ryan Giggs' goal at Villa Park vs Arsenal in 1999.
I'm always torn between loving the skill involved for that goal, and somehow willing him to shin it into the crowd, even though 15 years later it couldn't matter less.

Jamaica vs USA Mens 4x100m relay at London 2012
Both teams went under the old world record in that race, Jamaica averaged a 100m split of 9.2 seconds (Usain Bolt ran something stupid like 8.4), and both teams left everything on the track.

GB vs USA 4x100m Athens 2004.
Team GB's last sprint gold, we've got a solid team, USA have Maurice Greene and 3 other blokes. We're miles ahead when Mark Lewis-Francis picks up the baton, but Maurice Greene is closing massively. MLF wins it by the length of his face in the end.

Thierry Henry's comeback goal vs Leeds.

So much emotion on this one. We're struggling to beat a poor Leeds side, Henry's back on a short team deal, steps up to seal the win, celebrates like an Arsenal fan who's just scored in a cup final.


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"The miracle on ice" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BM7HCm8yGNk

Short version https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYscemhnf88

I have no particular interest in either Russia or USA but this gets me every time - even just now finding the clips to link to. I remember watching this live in 1980 and it's not the result or the celebrations, but the way the USSR players line up and look at the USA team with almost completely empty expressions.


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MrsM and I are both Rugby and F1 fans

Johnny Wilkinsons drop kick to win the RWC against Australia. It was one of those moves you could see unfolding from a good way off. So much riding on it and so little time to do it. MrsM doesn't really do the whole standing up and cheering the game on the TV thing but we were both doing it. I picked her up and twirled her around our front room as the final whistle went.

Kimi Riakkonens Win in Abu Dhabi 2012 for Lotus. Not especially exciting by F1 standards. A great if chaotic race and a win by my all time favourite driver. Stands out to me though because I was suffering quite badly with anxiety problems at the time. It's hard to describe but it was like a fun horror film. I really couldn't stand the excitement of the final few laps. I literally had a panic attack as a result of it. Seems bizarre when all is well with my mental health. But on the day sitting in a quite corner of the house after the race nearly hyperventillating with a pulse rate way up around 150 . MrsM comes to check on me berating herself for not turning the TV off when she saw what was happening. I told her afterwards it was totally worth it. :lol:


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The moment a billion people erupted in joy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s_rVxUY96E

Chelsea's Champions League winning campaign - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDEeXRipRWs

Iniesta's World Cup winning goal - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5yE9YWc9TU

Sachin Tendulkar's farewell speech - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfCBWUkWzXM

Alonso's win in Valencia in 2012 from 11th - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lwl4cDzdKDU

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MrsM and I are both Rugby and F1 fans

Johnny Wilkinsons drop kick to win the RWC against Australia. It was one of those moves you could see unfolding from a good way off. So much riding on it and so little time to do it. MrsM doesn't really do the whole standing up and cheering the game on the TV thing but we were both doing it. I picked her up and twirled her around our front room as the final whistle went.

As rugby kicks go, this one is my favourite ;) :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7YjAfBETjc

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And Solskjaer has won it!


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TheOtherGuy wrote:
MrMuttley wrote:
MrsM and I are both Rugby and F1 fans

Johnny Wilkinsons drop kick to win the RWC against Australia. It was one of those moves you could see unfolding from a good way off. So much riding on it and so little time to do it. MrsM doesn't really do the whole standing up and cheering the game on the TV thing but we were both doing it. I picked her up and twirled her around our front room as the final whistle went.

As rugby kicks go, this one is my favourite ;) :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7YjAfBETjc


If you are a Welsh rugby supporter, I would have thought Thorburns kick would rate above that one?


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:30 am 
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moby wrote:
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MrMuttley wrote:
MrsM and I are both Rugby and F1 fans

Johnny Wilkinsons drop kick to win the RWC against Australia. It was one of those moves you could see unfolding from a good way off. So much riding on it and so little time to do it. MrsM doesn't really do the whole standing up and cheering the game on the TV thing but we were both doing it. I picked her up and twirled her around our front room as the final whistle went.

As rugby kicks go, this one is my favourite ;) :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7YjAfBETjc


If you are a Welsh rugby supporter, I would have thought Thorburns kick would rate above that one?

Thorburn's is a better kick in that it took more skill to pull off but the one I mentioned is significant for me because;
1. It won us the game with a couple of minutes on the clock.
2. It was the first time we beat England since I started following Wales.
3. It kick-started a grand slam campaign.
4. I was there to see it.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 3:32 am 
The "Miracle On Ice" was something very special.

Boston finally winning the World Series in 2004 and finally removing the Curse of the Bambino

But for us Canadians, in 1972 there was a showdown between Canada and Russia over hockey supremacy, in the "Summit Series". It had everything, at the height of the cold war it was a battle for both hockey and cultural supremacy. The drama was unbelievable, it went down to the last game and the final minutes, Paul Henderson scored the winning goal. People still talk about the series and Paul to this day. Video box sets of this series are still considered great Christmas gifts.

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