- 07/16/2013, 04:56PM ET
HighwayCrossingFrog said 07/16, 04:56 PM
1. Hulk hogan
He was a great champion..
Won a 4 peat!
Who doesn't want to win a 4 peat when you are 6 years old?
2. Ricky the dragon steamboat..
I started taking karate at age 5..
This guy was my idol..
3. Maradonna.. I was only 7..
And I didn't really follow sports at that age..
But I definitely heard about this guy..
Part of it was the hand of gawd..
Part of it was winning the World Cup all by himself..
4. Carl Lewis.. Getting the better of Ben Johnson..
I was only 8.. But I too remember this event..
5. 1990 England vs Cameroon World Cup quarterfinals
I was only 10..
And I knew we were running into the hot team..
Cameroon had just beaten a hot maradonna Argentina team..
But this was England's big chance..
It was one of the greatest World Cup matches of all time..
I remember practicing his serve..
As a righty, (he being a lefty)..
It felt soooooo weird..
7. The echoes of joe Montana..
Being born in late 79..
Yes I heard about what Montana was doing..
And I got to see amazing plays of Jerry rice running with the ball..
What are your earliest moments of professional sports?
TnerB57 said 07/17, 04:45 AM
Ok, I'm gonna start with my earliest memory of significance first, then in no particular order:
1. Lew Alcindor leading UCLA to the NCAA title. Not sure which of his three it was, but what jumped out at me was his father playing the trumpet up and down the aisles in the stands after the game. Everybody loved everyone!
2. Lakers 33-game winning streak. What a team! I was fortunate enough to be in attendance when they won their 21st in a row, setting the new NBA record. (Also saw Pistol Pete get his bell rung in that game)
3. Nolan Ryan's 383rd strikeout in 1973. (Homer alert! As if the top two didn't already give it away.)
4. Hank Aaron's 715th home run, 1974. Never forget the dude running onto the field to pat him on the back.
5. The Amazing Mets, 1969. Worst to First!
6. The Perfect Season. 1972 Miami Dolphins. May never be equaled.
7. O.J. Simpson, 1973. First NFL RB to gain 2000 yds in a season. A whopping 125 yds per game!
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