Iconic Sport Moments in the 21st century

edited August 16 in General

So yesterday, while watching this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlmxHvOWKB0 (side note, I remember actually watching this when it initially aired on December 31st, 1999) it got me thinking about how if they updated or did something like this for all of the 2000's, what would be the plays or clips that they would have to include.  So, I'll pose this to the baldmove community, what are the iconic sports moments of the 21st century?  Without trying to be biased to any particular teams or players, here's what I've come up with so far:

MLB

  • Red Sox winning in 2004
  • White sox winning in 2005
  • Cubs winning in 2016
  • Bonds becomes HR king
  • Maybe something with Mike Trout

NBA

  • LeBron's block
  • Possibly as well, Kyrie hitting the 3 to clinch the title for Cleveland
  • Miami signs Wade/Bosh/LeBron and their celebration
  • Kawhi's shot to beat Philly (and maybe this represents Toronto winning it's 1st NBA championship)
  • Would need something with Steph Curry, probably making an insane long distance 3 pointer or a montage of him doing that
  • Kobe, maybe flashing him getting 81 against Toronto
  • Maybe something with either Dirk or KG winning a championship
  • Something with Duncan and the Spurs

NHL

  • Ray Bourque raises the Stanley Cup
  • Something with Crosby and Ovechkin winning championships
  • Blues win the Cup for 1st time

NFL

  • Brady/Patriots winning (probably the shot of their first win with Brady having his hands on his head)
  • Malcolm Butler's interception in the superbowl?
  • Tyree's helmet catch
  • Santonio Holmes catch in the superbowl
  • Beckham's catch against Dallas
  • Philly special

Soccer

  • Women's US team winning something

(i'm not a big soccer follower, so can't really speak to these moments)

Tennis

  • Combination of Nadal/Federer/Djokovic
  • Serena Williams

UFC

  • McGregor or Brock Lesnar maybe

(once again, don't really follow UFC)

Boxing

  • Floyd

(once again, don't really follow boxing)

College Football

  • Rose Bowl- Texas vs. USC, Vince Young
  • Nick Saban (with how successful he's been)

(once again, don't really follow college football that closely)

College Basketball

  • #1 Virginia loses to a 16th seed, coupled with Virginia winning the next year

(once again, don't really follow college basketball close enough)

Olympics

(I'm sure there are plenty of moments, but I rarely pay attention here)

Golf/NASCAR

(really don't follow to know of any iconic moments, especially since Tiger was already shown in the 1990s for Golf)

I'm sure i'm missing plenty of moments from sports, so hopefully others will chime in.  The point was mostly to have a list of the iconic plays and not just "hey, my team has a good player or won their X amount of championship, they should be included".  Looking for more like legendary players or a moment that is still talked about or remembered by everyone that watched it or went viral.

HatorianChinaski

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  • Game 6 of the 2011 World Series: prior to (and since) this game, in the history of the World Series, only once has a team been down to their last strike and come back to win it all. In this game, it happened twice (in the 9th and10th innings). Then, the hometown boy hits a walk off home run in the 11th.
    Hatorian
  • A few off the top of my head…

    NHL

    Alec Martinez of the Kings scoring in double OT to win the Cup

    Olympics

    Sydney Crosby’s OT goal in 2010 to win the gold medal

    Michael Phelps

    Usain Bolt

    NBA

    Vince Carter’s slam dunk contest performance

    MLB

    Jose Batista’s home run bat throw

    Soccer

    The Messi vs Ronaldo rivalry

    2005 Champions League Final, Liverpool comeback over AC Milan

    2006 World Cup Final Italy vs France – the Zidane headbutt

    Mario Gotze scoring in extra time for Germany vs Argentina in the 2014 World Cup final

    Misc.

    Usain Bolt 9.58 hundred meter world record

    Hatorian
  • HatorianHatorian Dagobah
    edited August 16
    This is with a Chicago lense but also considering other great moments 

    MLB

    Bartman
    piazzas 911 homerun
    Cubs winning the World Series for Sure
    then the Red Sox coming back from 3-0
    paul konerkos grand slam
    st Louis comeback 

    NFL

    devin Hester returning the Super Bowl opening kickoff for a TD. Never been done before or after the 28-3 comeback by the Pats
    The helmet catch 
    Harrison’s 99 yard INT TD
    Titans 1 yard short
    Crown their ass! Speech 
    Butlers INT not running with Lynch
    becham catch

     NHL

    the blackhawks dynasty and first SC in 50 years
    the invisible goal by Kane
    the Vegas knights run 

    golf

    tigers comeback and win

    Olympics

    the USA dominance
    michael phelps

    NCAA football

    texas vs USC
    the kick six
    clowney’s hit
    the knee wasn’t down

    NCAA basketball

    stephen curry Davidson 
    The 16 seed

    NBA

    Malice in the palace
    lebrons 3-1 comeback
    iversons game
    detroit winning 
    kawhis game 7 winner
    lavine vs Gordon dunk contest

    gymnastics

    Simon Biles 

    Nascar

    death of earnhard Sr

    Misc

    the minor league manager with the grenade tirade
    Tour de France steroid scandal 
    mlb steroid scandal 


    Chinaski
  • NoelNoel Dallas, TX
    Game 6 of the 2011 World Series: prior to (and since) this game, in the history of the World Series, only once has a team been down to their last strike and come back to win it all. In this game, it happened twice (in the 9th and10th innings). Then, the hometown boy hits a walk off home run in the 11th.
    CretanBull said: 

    MLB

    Jose Batista’s home run bat throw

    These never happened #fakenews
    CretanBullJoshuaHeterChinaski
  • fidozfidoz Houston
    Olympics
    Michael Phelps
  • Hatorian said:


    NBA

    Malice in the palace



    Forgot about that one.  This for sure would make the list, even if clearly it's not the NBA's finest moment.
  • In the NFL the Minneapolis miracle sticks out for me, love watching YouTube reactions from Viking fans
  • adobo1148 said:
    In the NFL the Minneapolis miracle sticks out for me, love watching YouTube reactions from Viking fans

    @hatorian mentioned The Kick Six... this is by far my favorite reaction video of all time...

    https://youtu.be/ZM8y3bbtbyg
  • adobo1148 said:
    In the NFL the Minneapolis miracle sticks out for me, love watching YouTube reactions from Viking fans

    @hatorian mentioned The Kick Six... this is by far my favorite reaction video of all time...

    https://youtu.be/ZM8y3bbtbyg
    That was great, these reaction videos for miracle wins is a YouTube treasure. On the flip side i dont like watching the reactions to the losing. Its like watching torture porn. How can somebody even think to record that?
    JoshuaHeter
  • https://youtu.be/vphf7owGC0U

    Bill Burr’s reaction to the Minneapolis miracle while he’s recording his podcast. Love how the Boston accent comes out, and he’s not even a Vikings fan
    JoshuaHeter

  • That was great, these reaction videos for miracle wins is a YouTube treasure. On the flip side i dont like watching the reactions to the losing. Its like watching torture porn. How can somebody even think to record that?
    Agreed. I’m a die hard Cardinals fan, but even I could appreciate (and maybe tear up at) the videos of all Cubs fans in 2016.
  • Noel said:
    Game 6 of the 2011 World Series: prior to (and since) this game, in the history of the World Series, only once has a team been down to their last strike and come back to win it all. In this game, it happened twice (in the 9th and10th innings). Then, the hometown boy hits a walk off home run in the 11th.
    CretanBull said: 

    MLB

    Jose Batista’s home run bat throw

    These never happened #fakenews
    FWIW, whenever the Rangers are in the World Series next (so long as they aren’t playing the Cardinals), I’ll be rooting for them.

    Call it... winner’s guilt.
    Noel
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    edited August 18
    youtube is being dumb, but when Marshawn went Beast Mode vs the Saints was fun to watch.

    editX1000: guess you gotta go to the site to see, but it's a doozy.


    HatorianNoel
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    others that come to mind that have or have not been mentioned:

    Mavs beating the Heat
    Pistons beating the Lakers
    Boston coming back from 0-3 to beat the Yankees
    A's winning 20 in a row
    Pats going 16-0 then getting Eli Manning'd
    and this post game interview (RIP Denny Green):


    Noel
  • adobo1148 said:
    In the NFL the Minneapolis miracle sticks out for me, love watching YouTube reactions from Viking fans

    @hatorian mentioned The Kick Six... this is by far my favorite reaction video of all time...

    https://youtu.be/ZM8y3bbtbyg

  • Ohio State Buckeyes winning the first NCAA college football national championship by way of a the playoff system. With a 3 string QB!!
    majjam0770
  • NoelNoel Dallas, TX
    Chinaski said:
    others that come to mind that have or have not been mentioned:

    Mavs beating the Heat
    Pistons beating the Lakers
    Boston coming back from 0-3 to beat the Yankees
    A's winning 20 in a row
    Pats going 16-0 then getting Eli Manning'd
    and this post game interview (RIP Denny Green):


    I’m trying to think of other memorable times where coaches went off on the media

    -Jim Mora “playoffs?!”
    -Herm Edwards “You play to win the game!”
    -Mike Gundy “I’m a man, I’m 40!”

    Player moments that come to mind
    -A.I. “Practice?!”
    -T.O. “That’s my quarterback”
    -Bryce Harper “Clown question bro”
    Chinaski
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    edited August 18
    13 in 33

    Also when Randy Johnson exploded a bird.
    Chinaski
  • 2016 March Madness Villanova beating UNC in the final with the buzzer beater three
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    cdrive said:
    Also when Randy Johnson exploded a bird.
    oh man.. i forgot about that! that poor dove never stood a chance at the 10 second mark!


    cdrive
  • Chinaski said:
    cdrive said:
    Also when Randy Johnson exploded a bird.
    oh man.. i forgot about that! that poor dove never stood a chance at the 10 second mark!


    I don’t remember that but that was insane 
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