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battleknight24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:22 PM
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What are the WORST/MOST FORGETTABLE MOMENTS in sports history?
I'll pick just 2 for now:

I think Shaq is an awesome basketball player, but for me, I would have to say that some of the worst moments in sports (or sports related stuff) were...

-Shaq trying to act... over and over and over... not realizing that he can't act...

Honorable Mention- Shaq tries to rap.

Stick to playing ball... that's what you are good at...


Peace,


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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:24 PM
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1. my baseball career
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:24 PM
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3. That gave me a laugh (nt)
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battleknight24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:25 PM
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6. My basketball career... started and ended in the 7th Grade...
... it was a sad realization when I realized I could not play ball...
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:24 PM
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2. And work on those free throws, Shaq
it's an embarrassment to the sport every time he steps on the free throw line.

Big dork.
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:25 PM
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4. I'll play
The worst moment in sports history is when Dale Earnhardt got killed during the 2001 Daytona 500.

The most forgettable moment is just about any Super Bowl.
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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:25 PM
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5. Dream Team wins
USA! USA! >yawn< USA!...

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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:28 PM
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7. Steve Bartman
Cubs playoffs...eager fan...loss of momentum...having heavy police protection in Northfield weeks afterwards....

...after I paid 800 bucks for a ticket....
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:31 PM
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8. Ouch!
At you were at that game and the money that you spent. Hey, you saw a game that will forever be a part of baseball history.
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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 09:22 PM
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13. Yeah
But I'm 50, happend to have the money and be in town and have been a Cub's fan since I was 12.

Looosing hurts; It shouldn't have happened the way it did to perpuate yet another curse on the Cub tradition.

It sucks, I saw it and I don't want to remember "that" part of Baseball History.
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Kadie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:32 PM
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9. Tonya Harding
Worst!
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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:35 PM
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10. More futility...
Soccer games that end 0 - 0. Boy, what ws the point of that?

The WFL (I actually went to a WFL game - At least it was more entertaining than the XFL and even lasted longer).




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Donkeyboy75 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:06 PM
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16. There have been a lot of good 0-0 soccer games.
Scoring doesn't make the sport good.
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MikeG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:46 PM
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11. The 1972 US Olympic Basketball Team's loss to the Soviet Union.
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PittPoliSci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 03:01 AM
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18. nice mike lange quote! n/t
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Archae Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 09:06 PM
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12. My choices
Edited on Sat May-15-04 09:08 PM by Archae
Worst? Bobby Riggs Vs. Billy jean King.

That was overhyped farce at it's worst.

Most unforgettable?

"The Agony Of Defeat."

I'll never forget that ski jumper's wipeout.
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Marymarg Donating Member (773 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:00 PM
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14. Canary Kid
Wasn't that the name of the boxer who was beaten to death in the ring as the referee looked on. If I remember correctly, (that was a looonnnggg time ago), that debacle was the beginning of the end of regularly televised boxing.

He didn't actually die in the ring but was brain dead and really died only later without regaining consciousness. It was horrible.
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wyldwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:04 PM
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15. Track star Carl Lewis singing the national anthem at an NBA game
January 21, 1993 was the day Carl Lewis, perhaps the 20th century's most underrated athlete, treated a packed house in East Rutherford, N.J., to his rendition of the national anthem. It sounded like a cross between a woman giving birth and a mass slaughter of chickens.

http://www.paulkatcher.com/archives/000156.shtml

Audio:

http://members.bellatlantic.net/~vze2bh46/carllewis.mp3
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Kickin_Donkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 03:00 AM
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17. Maradona's "hand of god" goal ...
in the '86 World Cup and his ensuing bravado over it.
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theoceansnerves Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 03:10 AM
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19. roger clemens
throwing a broken bat at mike piazza and claiming it was a reflex and he was just tossing it aside.

mike tyson's ear bite.

a chargers playoff game a long time ago during their early 90s super bowl run where the fans of the opponents (losing) team began throwing ice balls at the players on the sidelines, which ended up injuring a coach.

jack mcdowell giving fans the finger.

i could probably get more random...
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PfNJ Donating Member (175 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 03:11 AM
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20. Mookie Wilson.....
Bucky Dent, Aaron Boone.....
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kodi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 04:20 AM
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21. ha, Roy Jones losing to Si-Hun Park 1988 Olympics, what a disgrace
worst robbery in sports history.

there is nothing that even comes close.

second worst moment...the sept collapse of the philadelphia phillies in 1964... 10 games to go, up 6 1/2 games, lose the pennant after losing 8 of last ten games.
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Awsi Dooger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 04:41 AM
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23. Absolutely correct, nothing remotely close
That fight is somewhat obscure, when Jones was a 19 year old amateur and virtually unknown. He had nowhere near the buildup of Sugar Ray Leonard heading into Montreal in '76, for example.

If more people knew about that fight, it would be a near unanimous choice in threads like this. I have it on tape and watch it whenever I need an overpowering laugh. It is literally like handing the Wimbledon championship to someone who just got beat 6-0, 6-0, 6-0 in the final.

I'm a Roy Jones Jr. fan who attended the fight tonight and am still a bit stunned. He had clearly slipped at 35, but I never expected a decisive KO, even to someone like Tarver with style, skills and physique that would always give Jones fits.

Taking that rematch made no sense. And it tarnishes Jones' career since he had never been beaten in the ring before tonight.
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Delano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-16-04 04:41 AM
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22. Oh! I know ! I Know!
Oh, wait... it was so bad I forgot!
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