Play Fantasy Use your Fantasy skills to win Cash Prizes. Join or start a league today. Play Now
Blog Entry

Greatest Sports moments in history. ELITE 8

Posted on: July 23, 2009 8:01 am
 
Well fans we are now down to the ELITE 8 . I have to tell you the voting was close this week on more than one and I had to use the tie breaker on two of the final 16. Now we have 8 left and the seeding is still the same, however, next week we will have 2 wildcards in the mix. The four with the highest vote totals will go on to the FINAL FOUR. As always I thank you for taking part in my little poll. See you in the FINAL FOUR .

1) The Miracle on Ice
VS
10) Kirk Gibson pinch hit HR

2) Ali/Frazier title fight
VS
7) Henry Aaron hits 715

3) Lou Gehrig's farewll speech
VS
6) The Hailmary Doug Flutie

4) Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain scoring 100
VS
5) The Play Cal/Stanford and the LATERALS

Tie Breaker is a good one this week.
Broadway Joe's guarantee VS  Roger Staubach and the original HAILMARY

See you in the FINAL FOUR
Comments

Since: Feb 24, 2008
Posted on: July 26, 2009 5:32 pm
 

Greatest Sports moments in history. ELITE 8

1) The Miracle on Ice  --  Best ever. No doubt
VS
10) Kirk Gibson pinch hit HR

2) Ali/Frazier title fight --  Not much of a home run guy
VS
7) Henry Aaron hits 715

3) Lou Gehrig's farewll speech --  Still moving, and I hate the Yankees
VS
6) The Hailmary Doug Flutie

4) Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain scoring 100  --  I still think one of the runners was down, but oh well.
VS
5) The Play Cal/Stanford and the LATERALS

Tie Breaker is a good one this week.
Broadway Joe's guarantee VS  Roger Staubach and the original HAILMARY   --  Huge underdogs, bold statement



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: July 26, 2009 2:51 pm
 

Greatest Sports moments in history. ELITE 8

Rule you got it, perfection. Well maybe not who you voted for but you voted right. HA HA



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2009 1:13 pm
 

Greatest Sports moments in history. ELITE 8

The Miracle on Ice
VS
10) Kirk Gibson pinch hit HR

2) Ali/Frazier title fight
VS
7) Henry Aaron hits 715

3) Lou Gehrig's farewll speech
VS
6) The Hailmary Doug Flutie

4) Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain scoring 100
VS
5) The Play Cal/Stanford and the LATERALS

Tie Breaker is a good one this week.
Broadway Joe's guarantee VS  Roger Staubach and the original HAILMARY


okay think Igot it right



Since: Nov 12, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2009 1:11 pm
 

Greatest Sports moments in history. ELITE 8

I am confused again lol



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: July 26, 2009 1:07 pm
 

Greatest Sports moments in history. ELITE 8

M56, thanks again for being here through all the rounds as well as to the rest of the folks. Very good turn out for this one.



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: July 26, 2009 1:06 pm
 

Greatest Sports moments in history. ELITE 8

Vespula, all votes are counted for you and thank you so much for the comments. See you next round.



Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: July 26, 2009 12:06 pm
 

Greatest Sports moments in history. ELITE 8


1) The Miracle on Ice
VS
10) Kirk Gibson pinch hit HR

2) Ali/Frazier title fight
VS
7) Henry Aaron hits 715

3) Lou Gehrig's farewll speech
VS
6) The Hailmary Doug Flutie

4) Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain scoring 100
VS
5) The Play Cal/Stanford and the LATERALS

Tie Breaker is a good one this week.
Broadway Joe's guarantee VS  Roger Staubach and the original HAILMARY

These were all tough choices.
Easiest pick for me is Broadway Joe.



Since: May 4, 2009
Posted on: July 26, 2009 12:02 pm
 

Greatest Sports moments in history. ELITE 8

Thanks again for going to all this work, iwok, and we'll all be looking forward to the outcome of all this in the Final Four and the Championship game.
These were easier for me in general than the previous ones, but maybe it just shows what I was most interested in or what appeals on an emotional level.
I will go with:

1) The Miracle on Ice because of the total effect it had nationally and internationally in sports

7) Henry Aaron hits 715.  As I said before, I was watching it on TV when it happened and still have an audio recording I made of it then.

3) Lou Gehrig's farewell speech. It not only was moving to watch in newsreels, it became one of those great Gary Cooper moments you see on Turner Classic Movies. 

4) Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain scoring 100 because we are forgetting how great he was in an era before basketball stars got the attemtion and money they get today.

Tiebreaker: Joe Namath and his arrogant mouth that he could back up.  It was a generational statement that the AFL was for real and the rebellious youth could overcome the establishment power structure of the NFL, the Baltimore Colts and Johnny Unitas. That event really started the changes that would lead to the new NFL of today with the NFC and AFC.  Without it, people would have still looked at the AFL as something like TV wrestling or UFC instead of serious football.




Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: July 25, 2009 9:06 pm
 

Greatest Sports moments in history. ELITE 8

OLE I will make sure it gets counted, thank for the story as well, great stuff.



Since: Nov 3, 2007
Posted on: July 25, 2009 7:21 pm
 

Greatest Sports moments in history. ELITE 8

Only That is why I will only vote for "Miracle on Ice". I remember when the movie came out these kids in front of me in the ticket line were asking each other what the movie was about. That game was a showdown between two ways of life- Capitalism vs Communism and America got much stronger from that point while the Soviets got weaker and dissolved ten years later. The whole mood of the country changed with that win. How many sporting events will ever change the mood of an entire country?



The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com