- 02/02/2011, 03:26PM ET
G4P said 02/02, 03:26 PM
I had a TD like this a couple months ago, but it got deleted so I decided to start one today; The rules are simple, name the best sporting events you been to live starting from the 3rd best making your way to #1 each argument.
My Step-father makes a pretty penny, and I knew a guy who used to be my neigbor that sold season tickets for a pretty decent price. So, we split the costs and headed down to Heinz Field to catch our Stillers facing off against Baldymore on Monday night. We had joked on the way that the game would be a tight, down to the wire nail-biter..But we didn't expect a blowout....
Gonna keep this one short..good luck to the challenger!
Darth Maim said 02/02, 03:55 PM
OK, thanks for the help! Guess I'm not a techno-tard anymore.
I couldn't find a clip of the actual game, but my #3 selection is:
The Pittsburgh Maulers against the New Jersey Generals at Giants Stadium in 1984.
1) It featured two Heisman Trophy winners, Hershel Walker and Mike Rosier. Not sure how many times it happened in the USFL. (Flutie played with Walker, not against)
2) The game was won by the Generals 14-10. Home team won.
3) But what made it so memorable was the riot that broke out just before the game ended. The game had less than 2 minutes and all of the sudden all these yellow windbreakers came running out of every section of the stadium and were streaming into the lower levels. My buddy and I ran around the concourses and there was a rumble that was growing in intensity. When we arrived at the mob scene, the security guards had circled the wagons by a mens room. The crowd was chanting, "SECURITY SUCKS" over and over and the guards were reaching out, grabbing people and throwing them into the mens room where the rest of the security forces were hiding.....
G4P said 02/02, 05:35 PM
Sounds like a pretty fun experience..
What can I say, looking back at this game, I'd have to say Mellon Arena had never been louder. Hossa scored the game winning goal, and I swear to god grown men were crying around where I was sitting.
Obviously, after the NY scored the 2nd goal, the Igloo was DEAD quiet, I mean literally pin-drop silence. When OT came around, my nerves wouldn't quit, I just couldn't take it, So I jogged to the bathroom and took a quick ****, just as I sat down I notice Sid racing down the Ice, So I stand back up;Puck gets jostled a couple times, and ends up in the net from hossa's wrister..
Apparently I hadn't completely emptied the tank, because as I was leaving I noticed a couple Rangers fans giggling and looking at me funny...Embarrasing, yet the victory was even sweeter knowing those fan's were going home losers and wouldn't be watching anymore games in awhile...
Darth Maim said 02/02, 07:52 PM
All right, nice games you've attended. I'm jealous about the Rangers game. However my second choice is somewhat different. It was a championship match played on a warm, wet day in Upstate New York.
Date: June 18, 1989
Place: Oak Hill Country Club, East Course, Rochester (Pittsford), NY
Event: US Open Golf Championship
Curtis Strange, trailing by 3 strokes heading into the final round, shoots a cool 70 to beat the trio of Ian Woosnam, Mark McCumber, and Chip Beck by only one stroke.
1) It was Strange's second straight US Open victory in a row.
2) Joined Ben Hogan, Bobby Jones, John McDermott, and Willie Anderson as the only golfers to win the event in consecutive years.
3) I received the tickets last minute from my roommate who was a fire fighter. He ended up getting called in late Saturday night...he woke me up and gave me two tickets to the final round. Saw Jack Nicklaus, Payne Stewart, Nick Faldo, Seve Ballesteros, Tom Watson, Hale Irwin, John Daly, Greg Norman, and Bernhard Langer.
So far so good. Great TD idea.....!
G4P said 02/02, 09:13 PM
I got tickets to the Browns-Steelers Wild card game back in 02 through the same guy I got the MNF tix from. Anyways, Pittsburgh fell behind; and most felt the game was over, But I paid a heavy load for these tickets, and I wasn't about to default on them. I decided that the Stillers would somehow some way not lose to the hated Brownies. Minute after Minute, We started to gain some ground. Finally, Fu-amatu-mafala or however the hell' you spell his name pounded it in to take the lead.
That moment was probably the single greatest Steelers memory I have, even over Santonio's catch in the corner in Tampa. Hopefully more memories can be made this Sunday...
And, ever since Fu scored that TD, my Friend picked him for his fantasy team every year with his first pick, Hilarious!
Great TD Darth, I'm glad you made some honest picks!
Darth Maim said 02/03, 12:39 PM
Drum roll please...the Best Event I Have Ever Attended Live is....
Date: April 19, 1991
Place: The Convention Centre, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Event: WBA/WBC/IBF Heavyweight Championship of the World
"THE BATTLE OF THE AGES", Evander Holyfield (208 lbs.) vs. George Foreman (257 lbs.). a 12 round unanimous decision for Real Deal Holyfield. Evander hit and hit George for 9 rounds and then held him for the last few. But it was an almost unified championship boxing event.
So in my 3 choices, I have had the pleasure to enjoy in person:
1) 2 Heisman Trophy winners and a chance to watch the all-time professional single season rushing record holder during the season he broke the record (Herschel Walker, 2411 yards).
2) A chance to witness P.G.A. US Open history and view a number of all-time great golfers play a championship course (US Open has been played there 3 times) .
3) A Heavyweight Boxing Championship between two champions who bridged the gap from Muhammad Ali to Mike Tyson.
Nice TD G4P...best of luck in the future.....
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