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Old 12-28-02, 12:08 PM
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What one(or more)moments in sports history put a tear in your eye ?

The first that comes to mind for me was the closing of Memorial Stadium in Baltimore after the Orioles final game there.All the older players coming out and taking there positions-never seen anything like it(some teams have copied it and have failed).Another that comes to mind was the closing of the Montreal Forum after the Canadiens final game there.A true sports dynasty.One other time-in my younger yrs-when the Vikings lost to the 49ers in the playoffs on Xmas day 1971.The purple people eaters weren't up to the task that day(only if they had a QB at the time).Can't remember a team that went with 3 starting QBs-Bobby Lee ,Gary Cuozzo and Norm Snead.
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1980 Olympic Hockey Game.
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Re: What one(or more)moments in sports history put a tear in your eye ?

Originally posted by dvd-4-life
The first that comes to mind for me was the closing of Memorial Stadium in
Both times the stadium was shut down (O's and Ravens) are tear jerkers. Just like you said about the old O's players, the same thing happened when the Ravens played their last game there and all the old Colts took the field. To think of how many great players played in that stadium and how many memories I have there is incredible. The stadium wasn't really too nice but the atmosphere and fans were second to none.

I also agree with the USA/USSR hockey game. That one gets me every time.
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When Cal Ripken Jr. broke Lou Gehrig's record for most consecutive games played

When the Twins won the '91 World Series
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1980 USA Hockey

Cal Ripken

Lou Gehrig's speech....gets me every single time. The greatest man to ever play sports cut down and crippled by illness. God...

That high school kid this year that scored 61 points in a game after his grandfather passed away at the age of 61. he had a chance to hit 62 on a free throw. He threw the shot about five feet below the rim, then went over to the sideline and collapsed in tears in his father's arms.

The entire first season for Jackie Robinson.

The Valvano speech.

Babe Ruth day....and the immortal photograph that accompanies it.

Mohammad Ali lighting the torch.

Mark McGwire's home run (the moment it happened)

Texas Tech vs. Texas 2002

Kirk Gibson's home run

Prairie View A&M ending their losing streak.

Jesse Owens' Olympics
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1980 Olympic hockey win

I think without doubt one of the great emotional moments I've ever seen was USA winning the Gold Medal for hockey in 1980.

Consider the circumstances surrounding the victory:

1. American spirits were in the dumper with a poor economy and Americans being held hostage in Iran.

2. American summer Olympic athletes were facing the prospect of not going to the Summer Olympics in Moscow.

3. The American team--essentially a team of collegians--were facing a Soviet team that was full of NHL-quality players.

Small wonder why when the Americans went on that amazing run and beat the Soviets to get into the final and beat the Finns to win the Gold Medal there was a huge outpouring of emotionalism; that's where the chant U.S.A! U.S.A! started.
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Originally posted by Three Day Delay

That high school kid this year that scored 61 points in a game after his grandfather passed away at the age of 61. he had a chance to hit 62 on a free throw. He threw the shot about five feet below the rim, then went over to the sideline and collapsed in tears in his father's arms.
*sob* That was beautiful. I saw that on SportsCenter I think it was and it ended up that his grandfather was murdered by 5 kids younger than, I think his name is Chris. Very sad.
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Re: What one(or more)moments in sports history put a tear in your eye ?

Originally posted by dvd-4-life
The first that comes to mind for me was the closing of Memorial Stadium in Baltimore after the Orioles final game there..

I was there for it and it tops my list as well (I'll never forget Flanny recording the final [visitor] out). Cal breaking Gehrig's record and the '80 Olympic Hockey upset are also near the top.
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I forgot one.

I was on my way to work when my girlfriend called me. Joe Dimaggio had just died.

I had to pull my car over.

It was as if I had heard that Superman had died.
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1980 Olympic Hockey team gold medal

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Canucks winning game 7 in round one of the 1994 playoff run in double OT (against the Flames) after comming back from being down 3-1 in the series.

On the flip side of that coin is the Canucks loosing game 7 to the NYR for the stanley cup finals after also comming back from being down 3 games to 1 in the series.
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I think it was the '96 Olympics when the sprinter pulled a hamstring and his father helped him to the finish line.
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the 97 cup win for the Wings - their first in 40 years. Watching Stevie finally lifting the cup with that missing front tooth was utterly priceless and brought a few tears on.....one of the greatest players who has spent his entire career with the same team finally had his day and it was glorious. And it didn't hurt that i was in the UP at the time and thus got to see it on CBC instead of espn....even better.
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Originally posted by brizz
the 97 cup win for the Wings - their first in 40 years. Watching Stevie finally lifting the cup with that missing front tooth was utterly priceless and brought a few tears on.....one of the greatest players who has spent his entire career with the same team finally had his day and it was glorious. And it didn't hurt that i was in the UP at the time and thus got to see it on CBC instead of espn....even better.
This was exactly what I was going to post. Then the nexy year when they had Vlad wheelchaired around the rink with the cup in his lap. That was another tearjerker to see.
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When the Vikes lost that Championship game against the Falcons a few years ago. I was laughing so hard, I had tears running down my face.
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