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Re: Greatest sports event/game of all-time!!!
« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2021, 03:36:36 PM »
My counselors vs. staff game in camp yesterday. My head counselor even said it was the greatest game of all time. I'm sure my totty agrees also.
Finally I understand something of these sports threads :)

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Re: Greatest sports event/game of all-time!!!
« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2021, 04:35:49 PM »
There are def some intercamp staff games that belong in this thread

CTV vs Manavu - although in retrospect, I wouldn't have been so hard on the snobs from manavu if I knew what was going on there.

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Re: Greatest sports event/game of all-time!!!
« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2021, 04:52:52 PM »
This is so subjective, and a lot of good examples - (including USA vs Russia in Lake Placid).


In baseball - 1986 NLCS and WS Game 6's. NLCS Game Six was crazy - with the mets winning in the 16th inning. (The mets of that team have often said that they would have lost a game 7 to Mike Scott). Obviously the Bill Buckner story - when I talk to most people about it, they don't realize that the game was already tied at that point, and that the Red Sox blew a 5-3 lead with two outs in the ninth. That game was also on simchas torah during hakafos, and our shul closed the street down for dancing outside. But no one was dancing, the policeman in his little scooter had the radio on, and we were all crowded around to hear the game.

In hockey - the Easter Epic - Game 7 of the first round between the Isles and Caps which ended almost 9 minutes into the 4th Overtime (so they literally played more than two whole games).

As a Giants Fan - my favorite superbowl was the 2008 win over Brady and the Pats - including the David Tyree "Helmet catch"

Obviously, these make me a bit of a homer, but I would say the best game in recent memory where I wasn't a fan of either team - was Game 7 of the 2016 World Series between the Cubs and the Indians. The Rajai Davis Heroics (especially the homer off of chapman), the rain delay, I stayed up for all of it, even though it ended after midnight on the east coast. (Sorry for the outcome Dan).


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Re: Greatest sports event/game of all-time!!!
« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2021, 04:54:48 PM »
The presidential elections of 2016 and 2020... 
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Re: Greatest sports event/game of all-time!!!
« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2021, 05:00:28 PM »
That game was also on simchas torah during hakafos, and our shul closed the street down for dancing outside. But no one was dancing, the policeman in his little scooter had the radio on, and we were all crowded around to hear the game.
Between shabbos and yom tov (opening day/postseason), being a baseball fan is legit sacrifice.

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Re: Greatest sports event/game of all-time!!!
« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2021, 05:00:53 PM »
The presidential elections of 2016 and 2020...
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Re: Greatest sports event/game of all-time!!!
« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2021, 05:05:37 PM »
Between shabbos and yom tov (opening day/postseason), being a baseball fan is legit sacrifice.
Need a new thread for biggest game that you couldn’t watch due to shabbos and yt, and how you got updated

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Re: Greatest sports event/game of all-time!!!
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2021, 05:21:49 PM »
Finally I understand something of these sports threads :)
That most are clueless?
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Re: Greatest sports event/game of all-time!!!
« Reply #28 on: August 04, 2021, 05:22:36 PM »
Need a new thread for biggest game that you couldn’t watch due to shabbos and yt, and how you got updated

Rugby world cup final in South Africa in 1995. They made a movie about the tournament because it was such a huge game for the country. I found out south africa won from all the honking, cheering, and bedlam on the streets.
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Re: Greatest sports event/game of all-time!!!
« Reply #29 on: August 04, 2021, 05:25:01 PM »
Best game: England vs New Zealand world cup cricket final, 2019.

Absolute worst game ever, South Africa vs Australia, world cup cricket semi final 1999.
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Re: Greatest sports event/game of all-time!!!
« Reply #30 on: August 04, 2021, 05:25:14 PM »
Rugby world cup final in South Africa in 1995. They made a movie about the tournament because it was such a huge game for the country. I found out south africa won from all the honking, cheering, and bedlam on the streets.
Invictus - it was a good movie. Wonder how accurate it was. Did you see it?
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Re: Greatest sports event/game of all-time!!!
« Reply #31 on: August 04, 2021, 05:28:27 PM »
Obviously, these make me a bit of a homer, but I would say the best game in recent memory where I wasn't a fan of either team - was Game 7 of the 2016 World Series between the Cubs and the Indians. The Rajai Davis Heroics (especially the homer off of chapman), the rain delay, I stayed up for all of it, even though it ended after midnight on the east coast. (Sorry for the outcome Dan).
Despite the outcome, it really was one for the ages.
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Re: Greatest sports event/game of all-time!!!
« Reply #32 on: August 04, 2021, 05:31:02 PM »
What's cricket? What's rugby?  :P
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Re: Greatest sports event/game of all-time!!!
« Reply #33 on: August 04, 2021, 05:31:35 PM »
Need a new thread for biggest game that you couldn’t watch due to shabbos and yt, and how you got updated
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Re: Greatest sports event/game of all-time!!!
« Reply #34 on: August 04, 2021, 05:32:10 PM »
Despite the outcome, it really was one for the ages.
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Re: Greatest sports event/game of all-time!!!
« Reply #35 on: August 04, 2021, 05:34:49 PM »
Not a sporting event, but an event that had a comparable anticipation level - and I learned the result on Shabbos by waking up and seeing that my fan was still spinning. Y2K.
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Re: Greatest sports event/game of all-time!!!
« Reply #36 on: August 04, 2021, 05:35:30 PM »
Invictus - it was a good movie. Wonder how accurate it was. Did you see it?

Yes, the general story is true, rugby was a white sport and Mandela used sports to try unite a country that was very much on edge. You can see real clips of the white fans in the stands singing the new anthem and singing a Zulu song before the game, and black fans celebrating even though they'd never followed rugby before. I was only 10 years old, but it was quite remarkable.

The captain's answer after the game, "we didn't have 65000 South Africans, we had 43 million South Africans" still gives me chills to this day.
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Re: Greatest sports event/game of all-time!!!
« Reply #37 on: August 04, 2021, 08:00:48 PM »
Yes, the general story is true, rugby was a white sport and Mandela used sports to try unite a country that was very much on edge.
If only that would work in america
 these days, the left is trying to use sports to divide

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Re: Greatest sports event/game of all-time!!!
« Reply #38 on: August 04, 2021, 08:42:25 PM »
CTV vs Manavu - although in retrospect, I wouldn't have been so hard on the snobs from manavu if I knew what was going on there.
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