Greatest Sporting Event

Discussion in 'Sports' started by wooly, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. wooly

    wooly I am the woolrus

    What do you think is the greatest sporting event/moment of all time?

    Things to consider: Spectacle, atmosphere, importance, influence or just a personal favourite!

    I'd have to say that... The 'Fight of The Century' - Ali vs Frazier at Madison Square Garden is was the greatest sporting event of all time. I don't think there's ever been such anticipation for a match, or so much personal rivalry between participants and the social aspects of the match really did divide the whole country.
     

  2. wolfheart

    wolfheart Registered Member

    I would say the either your choice or the Rumble in the Jungle.

    Ali fought a beast of a man in the shape of Foreman,Ali at at that point had only been beaten by two men Frazier and Norton,yet the young foreman had beaten both of these fighters in two rounds with his devastating power.

    Ali showed his true worth in that fight not just as a boxer but as intelligent fighter,leaning on the ropes saving his energy while Foreman punched himself out out looking that one punch knockout,the Rope a Dope was born.

    The entire boxing world thought that Ali did not have a chance against the younger stronger foreman,and Ali shocked them all by taking the title.
    I would have to say it is one of my personal favourite moments in boxing.
     
  3. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    Wow, that's hard to say because there's been so many great events in the history of sports.

    Here's a few that I enjoy

    Jesse Owens sticks it to Hitler in the 1936 Nazi Olympics.
    Don Larsen perfect game in 1956 World Series
    Ali vs Frazier " Fight of the Century"
    1958 NFL Championship game Baltimore Colts vs New York Giants

    That's all for now, more to come later.
     
  4. padd

    padd Registered Member

    World Cup 2006
    2002 Olympic Hockey Tournament
     
  5. MAgnum9987

    MAgnum9987 Do What Thou Wilt

    1927 US Open, Brit Varden VS Ouilmette, deffinately the greatest game ever played. Very important game. Under dog Oiulmette, risen as a lower middle class boy, but rose through the ranks of Golf in but one game, and he takes on Veteran Henry Varden, and defeats him by one stroke. Its a classical and ultimate story of the underdog.
     
  6. micfranklin

    micfranklin Eviscerator

    2008 Olympic Games
    "Black Power" fist at the 1968 Olympic games
    1958 NFL Championship aka. Greatest Game Ever
    2000 Super Bowl
    2007 Super Bowl
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2009
  7. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    World Cup 1998 :madame:

    Actually every World Cup (football aka soccer) is such a spectacular sporting event. No wonder it's widely watched around the world. I'm already excited for the next one, WC 2010.
     

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