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as a sports fan, have you ever experienced a moment like the Minneapolis Miracle?

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Panthers Related:

I somewhat remember Burelien (sp?) sneak vs. Green Bay back in the day to win

X-Clown of course

Delhomme to Rosario in San Diego in '08

Cam to Ginn in '13 against New England (one of my favorites)

Seattle in '15 with Olsen's game-winning catch

 

Non-Panther related

Rivers' Shot against UNC (last game I attended as a student....I drank myself to sleep that night)

Marcus Paige's shot against Villanova (and the subsequent game winning 3 by Villanova)

Luke May against Kentucky

Lawson against FSU when he hit the half-court shot

Boise St. against Oklahoma

 

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All the above as far as football is concerned.  Music City Miracle, Staubach hail mary to D. Pearson.  X-Clown, Auburn's tip pass to keep National Championship hopes alive. And of course our own Jake to D. Rosario against SD. 

The "Miracle On Ice"  The Soviets hockey team was such a dominating and intimidating team.   The USA team was supposed to have no chance.   I remember watching that game on TV. Very special.  Still hear Al Michael's voice.   "Do you believe in Miracles".

Cal Ripken's record breaking game when he surpassed Lou Gehrig as the all time Iron Man.  He had home runs in both games. The one he tied and the one when he surpassed him.   And also has a Home Run in the All Star game that was in Baltimore. Was also MVP of that game. 

OMG, almost forget Michael Jordan's jump shot to beat Georgetown for Carolina's first NCAA title since the 1956 team.

And Lattenar turn around jump shot to beat Kentucky.

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4 hours ago, pantherfan1971 said:

NC State's national championship game with Jimmy V. against the five slama-jamma Houston team.   I was a kid at my aunt and uncle's house.   When the "pass" was caught and slammed home I ran all around their house looking like Jimmy V.  

This is pretty much my earliest sporting memory and I have never forgot it.   Every year during fundraising for the V.  foundation I always remember it. 

i was never much of a state fan, but that moment was absolutely magical, esp. Jimmy V running around looking for someone to hug. that was pretty much the first year i really got into watching the tournament and it got me hooked. couldn't ask for a better ending to it.

 

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This thread has turned from completely improbable happenings that won a game for your favorite team to cool moments in sports history, regardless of fandom. There are many great moments over the last half century, but being a fan of the actual team/competitor in an improbable play like the Minneapolis Miracle adds so much more. 

For me, I witnessed X—Clown from one of the top rows in the upper level at the Edward Jones Dome. Awesome to witness. 

On the other end of the spectrum, I witnessed Vinatieri’s SB XXXVIII winning kick from the corner end zone section at Reliant Stadium. These two were the only two I witnessed live in-person.

Taking it way back in Panthers history, Chad Cota’s interception against the Steelers to clinch the NFC West in 1996 is my first “improbable” Panthers outcome at the end of a game. 

As far as Bama goes, this past National Championship game was pretty improbable. I also suffered through the Kick Six during the 2013 season.

As weird as it may sound, I’m also a Cleveland Indians fan (married a girl from the Akron, OH, area). Game 7 of the 2016 World Series was a complete swing in both directions from being down by 5+ runs early to tying it up in the 8th to losing in extra innings. I also suffered through Edgar Renteria’s two outs in the bottom of the 10th RBI single to win Game 7 of the 1997 World Series against the Tribe. 

Great thread. Fun to think about all those times. 

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1 minute ago, Bama Panther said:

This thread has turned from completely improbable happenings that won a game for your favorite team to cool moments in sports history, regardless of fandom. There are many great moments over the last half century, but being a fan of the actual team/competitor in an improbable play like the Minneapolis Miracle adds so much more. 

For me, I witnessed X—Clown from one of the top rows in the upper level at the Edward Jones Dome. Awesome to witness. 

On the other end of the spectrum, I witnessed Vinatieri’s SB XXXVIII winning kick from the corner end zone section at Reliant Stadium. 

Taking it way back in Panthers history, Chad Cota’s interception against the Steelers to clinch the NFC West in 1996 is my first “improbable” Panthers outcome at the end of a game. 

As far as Bama goes, this past National Championship game was pretty improbable. I also suffered through the Kick Six during the 2013 season.

As weird as it may sound, I’m also a Cleveland Indians fan (married a girl from the Akron, OH, area). Game 7 of the 2016 World Series was a complete swing in both directions from being down by 5+ runs early to tying it up in the 8th to losing in extra innings. I also suffered through Edgar Renteria’s two outs in the bottom of the 10th RBI single to win Game 7 of the 1997 World Series against the Tribe. 

Great thread. Fun to think about all those times. 

Physically witnessing is tough.  Right place at the right time.  The only one I was phyically there for was the Chad Cota interception against the Steelers (in fact I was in the endzone seats damn near could have caught pass myself).  I truly thought the stadium was going to collapse because everyone was jumping up and down.  You could feel the vibration.  I have never heard crowd noise so loud. 

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6 minutes ago, DaveThePanther2008 said:

Physically witnessing is tough.  Right place at the right time.  The only one I was phyically there for was the Chad Cota interception against the Steelers (in fact I was in the endzone seats damn near could have caught pass myself).  I truly thought the stadium was going to collapse because everyone was jumping up and down.  You could feel the vibration.  I have never heard crowd noise so loud. 

I wasn’t at the Cota INT game. I was 17 and at my girlfriend’s house for lunch after church. Her dad and I were watching the game and went nuts when Cora intercepted that pass. I would have loved to have been at the stadium for that. 

I was at the stadium for the first game of the Cardiac Cats. The crowd was pretty intense at the end of that one as well. 

Really great memories, all of these things. 

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3 hours ago, top dawg said:

Damn.  I saw Nadia Comaneci's perfect 10 live also. 

Damn dude....you're old....

JK I remember watching that. 

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11 minutes ago, rayzor said:

i was never much of a state fan, but that moment was absolutely magical, esp. Jimmy V running around looking for someone to hug. that was pretty much the first year i really got into watching the tournament and it got me hooked. couldn't ask for a better ending to it.

 

Survive and Advance is also the best 30 for 30.  Absolutely epic.  Nothing will come close to that moment.

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5 hours ago, Montsta said:

When they blocked the PAT against Tampa back in the day was pretty god damn exciting and unexpected. 

I think that was the day the Cardiac Cats name came to be.  I was so pissed that they scored and we were going to lose that game.  

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I watched almost the whole game on TV at home up until MN got their last FG. Then I drove to my GF's house and sat in my car and listened on SIRIUS to NO get their go-ahead FG. Turned it off and went inside. Checked phone for some reason about 15 minutes later, saw the final score,  and did the biggest facepalm I've ever done in my life. I missed that poo.

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Haven't read through the entire thread, but for me it was 3 times very similar experiences, all 3 with a last second shot that ended up winning a national championship. 

1. UNC-Nova from 2 years ago. Paige hitting that double clutch 3, and 5 seconds later at the buzzer Nova hitting a dagger to win it. This one i was on the wrong end of it. In fact, about 8 months later I had completely forgotten the event, blocked it out of my mind. When my uncle asked me about UNC, I said "oh yeah, they were like, sweet 16 and out last year right?". And he politely reminded me of the heartbreaking loss.

2. UNC-Illinois from the title game back in 2005. Marvin Williams hits the go ahead bucket to essentially "walk off" with the title.

And finally,

3. UNC-Gonzaga just last year. I was actually on my honeymoon in Jamaica. My wife had gotten a little tipsy and sunburnt our 2nd day at the resort, and ended up taking a nap just around the start of the game. I was able to sit in the king sized bed, rum in hand, and watch the entire game while she slept peacefully next to me. It was one of the best moments of my life. And that final stretch of 30 seconds or so....block, bucket, block again, bucket again...to seal the win. It happened so fast, no timeouts, no clock stoppages, just straight runs of HUGE plays that hadn't happened all game, and a victory in a national championship game for my favorite college basketball team on my honeymoon where I could celebrate at the all inclusive resort the next day. 

 

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