Greatest Moments in Sports History

The Top Ten

1 USA Hockey Defeats Soviets 1980

The best moment to ever happen in American Sports, if not International Sports, history!

The movie miracle is probably a crappy ass movie. They should make a movie about the '72 summit series or Sidney Crosby's golden goal in 2010. Tell me how many of you care about hockey again? Oh yeah that's right hockey is not a priority down there. For most people in the USA it is just a flip on the screen and on the very back of the sports section. The USA was not at a standstill like Canada was in '72 and 2010.

Well then how come Canada couldn't beat the Russians in the late 70's and early 80's? The Miracle on Ice is #1 around the world because you had a team of college students going up against veterans who won gold in every Olympics since 1960 and defeated every opposition, including the NHL. 1972's Summit Series moment is the best in Canada. But perhaps not internationally. - BUETBU91

Best sporting moment ever for sure, especially because it was going on during the Cold War.

"Do you believe in miracles? YES! Unbelievable! "

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2 Muhammad Ali def George Foreman

Muhammad Ali was past his prime. Everybody knew that, and he was already beaten by Joe Frasier. People thought his boxing career was over. But George Foreman. He was a beast. He was huge and could knock people out faster than Mike Tyson. He had whooped Joe Frasier and Ken Norton, two of the best boxers ever. But Ali had a plan. He knew if he stood his ground Foreman would get tired. And holy crap did he ever.

There's a clip of Foreman shooting out 4 punches a second, Ali on the ropes one foot away from him. Ali was dogging every punch. Near the end of the 8th round, Foreman was off balance. Ali took the chance and sprang off the ropes, punching Foreman on the head rapidly. Finally, with a hard punch to the jaw, Foreman was down, for the first time in his life. The Greatest Moment in Sports History.

3 Michael Jordan's "The Shot"

Michael is the goat

4 South Sydney Rabbitohs Break Their 43-year Premiership Drought
5 Jesse Owens Debunks the Aryan Myth
6 Cubs overcome 3-1 deficit to win 2016 World Series and end 108 year drought

One of greatest comebacks in MLB history.

7 Red Sox overcome 3-0 deficit in 2004 ALCS to beat rival Yankees
8 Roger Bannister Finally Breaks the "Barrier"
9 Bill Mazeroski hits a walk-off home run in Game 7 of the 1960 World Series to defeat the Yankees
10 Leicester City wins the Premier League

Leicester win the EPL and it's only 11th in this list? This is exactly why the world perceive most Americans to have low IQ and are ignorant about the rest of the world.

How isn't this higher? Proves that just a bunch of americans are on here

5000-1 Odds...equivalent to D-League team coming into the NBA and going 72-9 and sweeping the playoffs

The Contenders

11 Dwight Clark's "The Catch"
12 Cavaliers overcome 3-1 deficit to win 2016 NBA Finals and end Cleveland's championship drought
13 Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard 'round the World"
14 Italy Wins the 1938 World Cup

Before the World Cup Mussolini told the Italian soccer team this: "WIN OR DIE." Uruguay and Italy were up against each other in the finals and Italy won 4-2. 11 lives were saved just from a soccer game.

If a team got a death threat from one of the worst people ever and yet they found out a way to win this is truly the greatest moment in sports history. - Chezlovakia

15 Australia Defeat USA In the 4x100m Freestyle Relay

After 36 years, Australia solidified their gold medal after setting a world record in the men's 4x100m freestyle relay during the Sydney Summer Olympics in 2000. Ian Thorpe had been trailing USA's Gary Hall, coming into the final 50 metres, but recovered and won against USA, while setting a new world record of 3:13.67. - Sxerks

16 Larry Bird And Magic Johnson Retire

The greatest basketballer of all time and his greatest rival retire. You just can't beat that - Grizleybear

17 Brazil wins Olympic Gold in soccer on a PK from Neymar
18 Red Sox Win World Series

The comeback after being down 0-3 to the Yankees was EPIC! No team was stopping them after that - VADERtheIMPALER


19 Derek Redmond Finishes the 400m - 1992
20 Villanova wins 2016 National Championship on 3-point buzzer beater

Never been so excited about sports in my life.

21 Jackie Robinson Breaks the Color Barrier
22 Tiger Wins For His Dad

Tiger's father passed away and Tiger was crushed. That didn't stop him from winning. He won his 12th major in 2006. It was te only game he won without his dad.

23 Giants Stun Pats In the Super Bowl

The Pats are going to finish 19-0... WAIT A MINUTE! The Giants won the Super Bowl 17-14. For everybody that said the Patriots were going to win, I told you they would lose. GO GIANTS!

greatest game I have ever watched... go giants - jwileson

24 2007 New England Patriots Go 16-0

I'm not a fan of the Patriots, but I think this is the best team the NFL has ever seen. right now there going to the superbowl at 18-0. but I think they can beat New York.
- GuitarFreeeK

25 New South Wales Break Their 8-year Series Drought Against Queensland

After eight years of Queensland domination, the New South Wales finally broke the drought after winning the State of Origin series 2-1 in 2014. The first two games were dominated by New South Wales, having won the games at 12-8, and 6-4 respectively. Queensland later won the final game at home, 32-8, but the shield had already been transported south to New South Wales. - Sxerks

26 Peyton Wins the Super Bowl

FINALLY! Peyton got the monkey off of his back.

Now finally! Reporters will shut up!

27 Michael Phelps Wins 8 Gold
28 Tyson Knocked Out by Buster Douglas

Buster Douglas, a 40-1 underdog stuns Mike Tyson and the boxing world by taking the heavy weight championship in Japan.

29 Secretariat wins the Triple Crown
30 Abdul-Jabaar Breaks The Scoring Record
31 Texas Western Beats Kentucky in the 1966 College Championship Game
32 Usain Bolt Breaks Michael Johnson's Record

he can be even faster and he knows it

33 Sachin Tendulkar Scoring 100th International 100 Including One 200*
34 Stefon Diggs Miracle Touchdown - 2018


35 Miracle Mets Win It All
36 Podsednik Walk Off Homer in World Series

Hadn't hit 1 homer all year and decided to start in the bottom of the 9th to win it for the White Sox!

37 Chamberlain gets 100 Points in One Game
38 Johnny Wilkinson Wins The Rugby World Cup
39 Galatasaray Defeats Real Madrid For the Super Cup.

The only cup that Real Madrid does not have in their collection is the super cup.

40 Appalachian State Defeats Michigan In the Big House
41 Aaron Beats Ruth's Record
42 Bonds Beats Aaron's Record
43 Dolphins Cap Off Perfect Season
44 Kirby's Catch in the '91 Series
45 Chicago Bears Beat New England Patriots To A Pulp In Superbowl XX

Unreal Defense, and the fridge TD was hilarious!

46 When The Curse Of The Bambino Lifted
47 Rumble In The Jungle
48 Manchester United Win The Treble
49 Bobby Jones Wins The Grand Slam
50 Willie Mays Makes Over-the Shoulder Catch In World Series
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Top Remixes

1. Muhammad Ali def George Foreman
2. Michael Jordan's "The Shot"
3. South Sydney Rabbitohs Break Their 43-year Premiership Drought
1. USA Hockey Defeats Soviets 1980
2. Jesse Owens Debunks the Aryan Myth
3. Red Sox overcome 3-0 deficit in 2004 ALCS to beat rival Yankees


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