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I've just watched this for the nth time and it still makes my pulse race.
by City's even more impressive comback against the mighty Gillingham at Wembley.
He'd not been counting or something.
He's a client of the company I work for and has visited our office. He was withing holepunch throwing distance, but I wanted to keep my job.
every time I watch those goals.
For me it was either James Harrison's pick 6 or Santanio Holmes' TD grab in Superbowl XVIII
twice....in the same meet.
It was preeeetty good.
i'd like to nominate the time Prince Naseem came into the ring on a flying carpet.
Not really that exciting, but it coincided perfectly with me finding out that my then girlfriend wasn't pregnant after all so I'll always remember it fondly.
You massive prick.
My favourite wrasslin' moment and I can't even remember the year :(
Remember watching it live thinking 'This is our generation's JFK assasination'
I just watched it again.
double Rock Bottom on Triple H and Shane-o Mac!
Son of a bitch!
that was such a good match!
Genuinely emotional moment, like it was the perfect climax to his journey.
lindsey jacobellis does a trick going over the last jump, lands badly, gets overtaken by tanya frieden. mainly exciting for excitable commentary screaming "FRIEDEN! FRIEDEN!"
also, Redgrave's last Olympic gold, when they JUST squeaked it, GB winning relay gold in the Olympics when Lewis-Francis JUST held off Maurice Greene
one of the only times we've managed to get the baton all the way round, too.
nothing better than beating the yanks, eh
it was amazing.
It was actually a while later I even learned there'd been two more scores (I thought we'd just clung onto the 17-14 lead).
Mine is the whole of the 2009 Lions tour to South Africa. Don't think my pulse dropped below 100 at any point in all three Tests. Couldn't choose a moment.
After we'd lost the series, I was so devastated that the 3rd test was almost a non event
Second half of the first and the whole of the second, then. And "devastated" is the only word. Still am, tbh.
I'd also probably mention Ashton's try vs Australia as well, but it'd get DiS' Celtic mafia all riled up.
Ashton is a cunt of the highest order, but that try was magic
And don't even get me started on Burger. What is it with touch judges seeing something, flagging it to the ref (correct procedure, great it's allowed to be done) then bottling saying 'That was a red'
Or the foot in touch 3rd try?
IT WAS 1 MILLION PER CENT IN TOUCH
the first time I
- watched a national sporting event at a party
- drank tennents from a stolen can round the back of a garage
- saw a skull and brain when a little girl had her face ripped open when someone hit her over the face with a 3 iron in the garden.
But seriously; probably Super Bowl XLIII
Surely Flintoff over in the 3rd test?
the Flintoff over is fantastic, but going from joy to despair and then to unbridled ecstasy over the course of an afternoon shits all 6 (7?) balls
That was pretty special as well
the exact moment of that series, take your pick.
The previous day I had flown back from holiday, got a free upgrade on the flight on the way back home. Woke up the next morning, and watched the morning's play in my pyjamas. Got steadily closer to the TV over the session, so by the last over I was pretty much nose to nose with the screen. Massive scenes when we got the last wicket.
Watching their lead get eroded on the final leg and just making it
honestly don't think i've ever been more excited by anything else i've ever seen in sport or on television.
the biggest pop in the history of sport, surely?
but both were great. love the way both were introduced.
This is my Proustian madeleine.
I only ask because although it may be visually quite boring watching Anderson and Panesar's stand at Cardiff nearly killed me.
Possibly the best kind! Trying to explain why nothing happening for 30 minutes is brilliant to someone who doesn't love cricket is impossible.
I mean England did well in 05 and it was definitely exciting, but if McGrath doesn't injure himself fucking arsing about then Australia probably wins 5-0.
But that partnership in 09, which snatched victory (of a sort) from the jaws of defeat set England up for the whole series. Causes Pricky to spit the dummy (again!) and just seemed to give England a morale boost, while at the same time sapping Australia's.
At Royal Rumble it was a street fight. The Hell in a Cell was at No Way Out.
Can we stop being wrong about wrestling in 2000 please?
radicalz 'invading' wwe
usain bolt's 100
the play-off involving Tom Watson and Stewart Cink (and the preceeding holes)
wide to west: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjhE7DOvD-c
saints getting a taste of their own medicine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PC8zBF-hzfo
and that Saints try is astonishing.
but that champions league game between arsenal and chelsea a few years ago where walcott scored in the closing moments of the game only for chelsea to go straight up the other end and score again had me praying, cheering, rolling on the floor, head-in-hands 2mm from the tv kneeling and weeping pretty much all at the same time.
and wasn't it a Walcott assist rather than a goal
from out of nowhere, this had me literally standing up and pointing at the TV with my mouth open, with no-one else in the room. Warning: more NFL!
but it didn't mean anything, it didn't mean any titles or going to the superbowl or what have you
I think the fact that nothing much was on the line was what made it all the more exciting. Nothing was going on, didn't really care what happened, then he did that. Hard to explain really, but I genuinely stood up so it sticks in the mind.
The thread title is "Sporting moments" isn't it?
It wasn't a normal day. Heskey scored, FFS.
What a great day that was
he used to play sunday league in them, they were fucking enormous
But Ireland vs Wales 2009, Grand Slam on the line, ROG steps up and nails a drop goal. That must be it. History in the making. But Ireland went for the DG 30 seconds too early. Wales build field position from the kick off, and Paddy Wallace moronically concedes a penalty. Ireland doing something stupid to throw away a slam yet again.
I was slumped in my seat in the pub dejected. I just about held my dignity during Vincent Clerc's last gasp try in 2007, but this would full on break me. Stephen Jones steps up
Henson was on the pitch, was definitely in his range
At the time I thought it the greatest try of all time, but watching it back Henson's positioning Bowe's try was abject. I've only ever played about 20 minutes at full back and even I know you do the opposite of what he did. Out of position I know, but he had a poor game. I also remember Mike Phillips almost on a one man mission to end the Slam attempt. At his very peak that day - but for our defence he would've scored a hatful
As a pre tournament bet came home to roost
Absolutely fucking nailbiting 90 minutes, ended with everyone in the pub thinking that Forest were through on away goals. Went to the bar to get another drink and calm my nerves, got a text from my mate saying 'what the fuck?!?', turned round to see them kicking off again. That match broke me.
but it was pretty great. Mainly the couple of seconds of anticipation when it's laid off before he hits it.
Pint glasses were smashed from people knocking tables over celebrating
Rocket Ronnie's finest 1/12 of an hour! c'mon!
as exciting as snooker has ever or will ever be.
incredible moment (and I was a Sonics fan back then)
this is the one where MJ returned to win his 4th title after taking two years out (to play baseball) when his dad died. He went on to win the next 2 in a row.
followed closely by Solskjaer's winner and Sidney Crosby's gold medal winning OT goal for Canada at the last Olympics.
Sylvester Stallone singlehandedly ending the cold war in Rockey IV is up there as well.
especially when you're a kid
it is the most excited i'd seen a pub in a long time
a) it capped a brilliant individual performance
b) he'd put every single attempt of the day into the wall so it had that element of surprise
a) he missed about 300 free kicks that day
b) he missed about 300 free kicks that day
*yes I know they won Euro 2004, but still.
Shane-o Mac was nuts
after all, it did result in us running straight out of the front door, into the park and all doing the klinsmann dive onto the grass.
shame she's been so annoying ever since
Did I say that one of my friends had the final move made into a flick-book?
Well not just for that, but that was the cherry
De Boer...Bergkamp...Dennis Bergkamp...DENNIS BERGKAMP
united CL 1999
liverpool winning uefa cup
germany 1 england 5
beckham's free kick against greece
here is the 5live commentary from united's 2 goals in cl final 1999
i was 10 years old and i'd listened to the 5live coverage of the final league game AND the FA cup game. good times.
twelve years old, my first ever season ticket, and a playoff semi final first leg which i will never forget!
scoring a last minute winner for Wycombe Wanderers in an FA Cup quarter final against Leicester City.
I know no-one gives a shit about Ipswich, but at the time I don't think the 11-year old me could see anything being better than that hat-trick. I know it's not a moment as such but the drama of the whole game was perfect. It looked like we were heading for defeat until Magilton scored the third goal of his hat-trick in the 90th minute. He'd missed a penalty earlier as well which only added to the drama. We won after two goals in extra time that his hat-trick triggered. It was his only career hat-trick as well, and saw us through the to final that we then won to achieve promotion to the Premier League. Ipswich had failed in the playoffs for the previous three years, and we'd lost to Bolton in the semi-final the year before, so it all added to it. Amazing day.
fucking Barry Knight, the absolute cunt. Hope the money you paid him off with was worth it.
Jim Magilton was playing for Oxford when I first started watching them. He was just so artful. Lot of love for that man.
Joe Carter's walk-off three-run homer in game six. MAGICAL.
"Touch 'em all, Joe. You'll nev hit a bigger home run in your life."
Still gives me goosebumps to this day. On a better day it'll make me shed a tear.
Depends on if your a fan of either team tho of course.
GOOOOOOL DI GROSSSO
there's so much i love about this goal.
The Del second one a minute later was superb too. Cannavaro inteception near the halfway lane (what was he even doing there?!) and then Gilardino's little reverse pass to Del Piero.
Such a good game.
Del pieros' finish amazing
Iniesta vs Chelsea was the most exhilarating moment in the history of sports entertainment
So change exhilarating to 'fucking soul destroying' and you'd be correct.
for anyone not supporting Chelsea and you'd be correct.
There must have been a slight part of you that wanted us to win that game though, after the terrible refereeing, although I'm not holding out on you admitting it.
The thought of a Man Utd v Chelsea final for the second year in a row was too hideous to contemplate.
Just has to be.
Tiger Woods chip shot on the 16th, Masters 2005.
what a match.
was more exciting
THERE WILL BE A RUN-OUT
"Ridiculous running with two balls to go!"
Do you believe in miracles?!
It's the stiff arm where he literally throws the other guy 2 metres backwards which does it. Greatest stiff arm ever.
Apologies if someone posted this a youtube link (don't have time to look at youtube links with no accompanying comments) but I was expecting that Michael Thomas goal that won the Div 1 season with the last kick of the game would be number 1.
Is this regarded by fans as something incredibly exciting, or is it something that really wasn't as exciting as it's legacy should suggest? Or is it just there aren't any fans here, or nobody is old enough to remember it.
NB I guess the fact I can't remember if he played for Liverpool or Arsenal probably proves something here.
I'm biased as an Arsenal fan, but the fact the league title was won in the last minute of the last game of the season (on goals scored!) is something pretty special. For all their efforts, Sky haven't had a moment to match it in terms of the league title still.
Kabir Ali's interesting interpretation of death bowling: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ol8PzKY-ykc
Final round of the fight, Froch had been losing throughout and needed the knockout to win, in Taylors backyard. Hearing the crowd when Taylor wobbles and seeing Froch's face just go "Fuck it" and go all out. Still gets the blood pumping
Never seen that before, gave me goosebumps even though I knew the end result. Outstanding.
the entire fight's on youtube. How neither of them went down is beyond me. They just stood there not bothering to defend and throwing bombs at each other
Hamilton takes the championship on the last corner. http://youtu.be/4skpTTSHWF4
1:37 when Massa's family realise they've just lost the championship is remarkable.
best bit about that video is when the ferrari mechanic headbuts a pane of glass in anger
followed closely by Iniesta's goal against Holland in the world cup.
However, as a neutral definitely ivanisevic finally winning wimbledon- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lU3phxHEWdU
After the Aussies had levelled the Lions 2001 test series 1-1. LOved all the aussies when Rafter lost
How many times does Ivanisevic double fault?
I don't even like Liverpool that much but it was a MAGIC EUROPEAN NIGHT etc
If Watson had won a couple of years back, that would've killed this thread dead
is the only time I have been in a room of about 5 or 6 sports fans literally jumping into the air with excitement (myself included)
The comeback to 6-6 was enough. The fact Adams then won was immaterial.
by my house mate having gone to the bookies before the game to lay £10 on Mikkel Beck to score the first goal at 12-1. His reaction was hilarious, proper tantrum, tearing up the betting slip