- 05/28/2012, 02:06PM ET
HighwayCrossingFrog said 05/28, 02:06 PM
1. Jesse owens beating hitlers master race..
2. Jackie robinson beating the colour barrier in baseball..
3. An israel and palestine plus india and pakistan plus croatian and serbian..
playing doubles tennis together..
a tradition of people hating each other, coming together for a common goal..
4. Iraq getting to the semis of olympic soccer..
and turning around saying they hate bush..
5. 1972 munich olympics..
terrorists killing a bunch of israeli team mates..
sometimes political can be ugly too..
6. After 9/11, baseball stopped for a couple of days..
when it returned, it was as big as it ever had been..
we told the arabs, you will not ruin our lifestyle..
then new york made a fine run to the WS..
7. Osama bin ladden gettin killed..
and philie fans chanting usa..
8. Martina navartalova becomin a gay champion
9. A greek guy doing 3 marathons, with an arrow in his stomache..
a legend being born..
10. Usa beating ussr in hockey..
eXistenZ said 05/28, 07:34 PM
1. Jessie Owens
2. Louis vs Schmeling
Even President Roosevelt was in Louis's corner. What is even more amazing was the friendship Schmeling and Louis had after their years away from the ring.
3. Munich Massacre - 1972
A senseless act of violence left 11 people killed and introduced another form of terror to the World.
4. Black Power Salute/Human Rights Salute
"If I win, I am American, not a black American. But if I did something bad, then they would say I am a Negro..." Tommie Smith
5. Jackie Robinson
6. 1980 Summer Olympics boycott
The Boycott by the Free Nations lead to the Communist Bloc boycotting the next S. Olympics.
7. 1980 USA wins over Russia
A team of amateurs winning over a Soviet team that had just beat an NHL All-Star team, almost makes up for the 1980 S. Olympics boycott.
8. Ali refusing to fight in Vietnam. America still has left the question open, Draft Dodger or Anti-war Hero.
9. Super Bowl XXV
America stood tall and delivered to the World another fine SB during the 1st Gulf War.
10. The Hand of God by Maradona
This was sweet revenge for the Falklands War defeat. Some say it was divine intervention, majority knows better.
HighwayCrossingFrog said 05/29, 06:56 AM
i prefer mine ha ha..
Both lists go to show you that sports are a huge deal for society..
we often come together and bond through sports..
the greeks hoped that conflict could be avoided through sports..
a gay man coming out of the closet..
a female golfer winning a pga event..
serena williams kickin a males booty in the olympic mixed doubles,
(that is such a cool event, mixed doubles actually means something now)..
eXistenZ said 05/29, 10:20 PM
You have some errors on your list.
Martina Navratilova was not the 1st Gay Champion in Pro Tennis to come out, that distinction goes to Billie Jean King. BJK, who was married to a man before admitting to be a Lesbian, was outed by a jilted ex-lover. So when Navratilova decided to come out, the thunder was already taken away BJK.
SB XXV was played during the height of the 1st Gulf War. Playing the game helped symbolize many things, and both teams that participated were clad in Red-White-Blue uniforms gave a Patriotic unity throughout our Nation. Add to the mix Whitney Houston's rendition of the National Anthem, America got a boost of confidence and helped bring the Nation together during this time of conflict. This helped prepare America for how it should deal with Professional Sports post a 911 tragedy.
The Munich Massacre of 72 should be ranked higher than the Iraq Soccer team and your pick of playing Doubles tennis. A tragic event passed by a Iraq soccer team and Doubles Tennis is what I would consider an error. And you don't have the controversial decision made by Ali nor the Boycotting of the S. Olympics which ruined the chances of a generation of Athletes.
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