Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Some things never get old

Twenty-nine years ago Tuesday Kansas City Royals' third baseman George Brett hit a go-ahead two-run home run against New York Yankees' closer Goose Gossage. After examining his bat the umpires ruled Brett out because of excessive pine tar on his bat, and, well, I'll let the video speak for itself.

Watching Brett leap out of that dugout with that crazed look on his face is one of those things I'll never get sick of watching. Also on that list are:

Vince Carter hurdles Fredric Weis

There are so many amazing things in this video I don't know where to start. Vince Carter with hair. Vince Carter playing defense. Vin Baker on an Olympic team that won gold... Read that last one again. But by far the most amazing is the 6'6" Vince Carter leaping over the 7'2" Fredric Weis and throwing the ball through the hoop. Ridiculous.


Apparently the year 2000 was a banner one for a 14-year-old sports fan. Antonio Freeman's pinball catch in overtime to defeat the Vikings is unbelievable, but more memorable is the reaction of announcers Al Michaels, Dan Fouts and Dennis Miller. I still use "he did what?!" way more often than I should.

Tiger's Masterful chip

As a college freshman I rarely watched professional golf, but I decided to tune in for the end of the 2005 Masters. I remember watching the shot and thinking "Tiger, that isn't even close," but then the ball kept rolling... and rolling... and rolling. Then it stopped before deciding to take that last half roll and drop in the cup.

The Helmet Catch

 He catches the ball with his helmet. Enough said.

What about you, what sports moments can't you get enough of watching?


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