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NickRoweFillea
Sep 27, 2012

doin thangs


The 2010s are drawing to a close. Thank goodness! With that in mind, I saw this thread on Twitter and wanted to pose it to the sport fans here on these dying forums.

https://twitter.com/jonalba/status/1210326714116689920?s=21

For me, itís gotta be 2016 NBA Finals Game 7. It had everything: superstars at their peak, drama from pillar to post, and superhuman feats of athleticism from some of the greatest to ever play.

What do you think? Any game or match from any sport in any country (combat sports absolutely included) is up for discussion. Post highlights, give backstory, do whatever you like to plead your case. Letís hear it, you learned doctors!

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Waltzing Along
Jun 14, 2008

There's only one
Human race
Many faces
Everybody belongs here

2014 World Series Game 7.

Fate Accomplice
Nov 30, 2006




Super bowl 51. Patriots come back from down 28-3 to win 34-28. First overtime super bowl, biggest postseason comeback, and two dozen other records.

Paint Crop Pro
Mar 22, 2007

Find someone who values you like Rick Spielman values 7th round picks.





2011 AFC Wildcard: Steelers at Broncos

Game goes to overtime.

On the first play of the game, Tim Tebow hits Demaryius Thomas for an 80 yard TD to win, and bring his total passing yards for the game to 316.

Which also led to various TFFers calling into the Pittsburgh radio station with th best being "Ross from San Diego."

https://youtu.be/nMVnLsODqqg

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004




the best nfl game was cutler beating the packers in lambeau on favre day, thanks for asking

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004




i have a favorite college basketball game as well
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4gugzAwJfg

Bip Roberts
Mar 29, 2005



It was cavs over warriors.

de curry GOAT
Oct 23, 2005



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P64HvwGkIl4

Just look at the tears LMAO

JIZZ DENOUEMENT
Oct 3, 2012

STRIKE!


Rams Chiefs score a palooza.

2013 nfc champ game Seahawks vs Niners end zone pick

shirts and skins
Jun 25, 2007

What is love?
Baby don't hurt me
Don't hurt me
No more


Total homer pick but a genuine contender: Seahawks vs the 49ers in the 2013 NFC Championship. Two juggernauts filled with personalities at the top of their games and two coaches who genuinely loathed each other. The stakes was a trip to the Super Bowl for the winner and, in retrospect, the end of an era for the loser.

The game was a back and forth roller coaster, no weird first half doldrums or gigantic swings in momentum, just a great loving game.

https://youtu.be/cRGTA_GgiXs

And, of course, it ended with one of the most memorable on camera rants of all time.

https://youtu.be/7PH35C7Fhq0

My other pick would be Spurs vs Heat in the 2013 NBA finals. That Bosh rebound set up Ray Allen for maybe the greatest shot I've ever seen in my life. A perfect set of no-look steps from the paint to the sideline, with no time to spare. Those tens of thousands of hours in the gym coming to fruition in that exact moment. Basketball perfection.

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004




i'm trying to think of a bulls game this decade that isn't depressing and all i can think of is all of their dumb streaks they kept going like when Rose and Hinrich beat Golden State to continue their undefeated Thursday Night streak and Jimmy going for 50 as they kept beating the Raptors for like 5 years that got funnier and funnier as the bulls got shittier and the raptors got better.

Metapod
Mar 18, 2012
:shrek:

Uh the nate Robinson game

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004




Metapod posted:

Uh the nate Robinson game

that feels like 30 years ago

CannonFodder
Jan 26, 2001



Passion’s Wrench

2010 Winter Olympics: Men's Hockey Gold Medal game. Canada led USA late in the third period but USA tied it up 2-2 with 25 seconds left. Sidney Crosby scored the golden goal 7 minutes into overtime.

Metapod
Mar 18, 2012
:shrek:

The Cavs gs game 7 is the best game this decade

The best games for my favorite teams are

Titans beating the chiefs in the playoffs (lmao the Mariota self pass td)

Serge having a perfect game against the spurs in 2012

Ghost Dog
Aug 17, 2016



Ravens broncos divisional playoff game is the best nfl game of the decade, the best overall is infact game 7 Cavs warriors tho yeah

Probably Magic
Oct 9, 2012



Coolest sports moment ever for me was this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDf1thejjy4

Though game I might go with the 2008 Final Four where Kansas beat the poo poo out of North Carolina just because it's the closest real life approximation I've ever had of me playing an NCAA video game on easy. (edit: Ignore this, forgot we were talking this decade, uh, Kansas beating Duke two years back was cool)

With football, I have soft spots for both the Saints beating the Colts (onside kick, gently caress Peyton Manning) and the Seahawks beating the Broncos (extremely gently caress Peyton Manning).

NBA games, I dunno, there's some cool ones, I think I'll go with Game 4 of the 2011 Lakers-Mavs series because it was fun as hell watching a bunch of Lakers get ejected while Dirk ascended to the Finals over my ex-rooting interest.

I actually really like blowouts, I guess, I'm weird that way. I don't like the tenseness of actual close games, puts me in a pissy mood.

Probably Magic
Oct 9, 2012



Objectively though it might be Kick Six or Cavs-Warriors Game 7.

Katana_Warrior
Dec 25, 2009




hell yeah

Metapod posted:

The Cavs gs game 7 is the best game this decade

hell yeah!

Bip Roberts posted:

It was cavs over warriors.

yeah!!!!!

R.D. Mangles
Jan 10, 2004




objectively the best baseball game of the decade was 2016 game seven, but spiritually it was the regular season game where travis wood got put in left and made an insane leaping catch into the ivy and jon lester won the game with a pinch walk-off bunt.

shirts and skins
Jun 25, 2007

What is love?
Baby don't hurt me
Don't hurt me
No more


R.D. Mangles posted:

objectively the best baseball game of the decade was 2016 game seven,

Oh poo poo I forgot about this one, that was crazy.

sean10mm
Jun 29, 2005

It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, MAD-2R World


On paper Super Bowl 51 was amazing, but in reality it wasn't actually that great to watch. The Patriots ate poo poo for a half, nothing actually changed in the 3rd quarter (the score went from 21-3 at halftime to 28-9 at the end of the 3rd quarter) and then the Falcons just entered a hell dimension for the 4th quarter and overtime.

Super Bowl 49 had the defending Super Bowl champs (who absolutely *exterminated* Peyton Manning and the Broncos the year before) up against one of the all-around best Patriots teams with Tom Brady in his prime, and both teams just played great for 4 quarters. There were huge plays on offense and defense by both sides from start to finish, there were multiple lead changes, and the ending was the ultimate heart attack play out of nowhere. It's just about a perfect NFL football game to watch from start to finish.

It's really hard to argue against Cavs beating the Warriors in game 7 though.

NickRoweFillea
Sep 27, 2012

doin thangs


God drat I forgot about the Kick Six

Cat Hassler
Feb 7, 2006



Slippery Tilde

sean10mm posted:

Super Bowl 49 had the defending Super Bowl champs (who absolutely *exterminated* Peyton Manning and the Broncos the year before) up against one of the all-around best Patriots teams with Tom Brady in his prime, and both teams just played great for 4 quarters. There were huge plays on offense and defense by both sides from start to finish, there were multiple lead changes, and the ending was the ultimate heart attack play out of nowhere. It's just about a perfect NFL football game to watch from start to finish.

This gets my vote. Such a rollercoaster of emotion at the end

Hand Knit
Oct 24, 2005

Beer Loses more than a game Sunday ...
We lost our Captain, our Teammate, our Friend Kelly Calabro...
Rest in Peace my friend you will be greatly missed..

CannonFodder posted:

2010 Winter Olympics: Men's Hockey Gold Medal game. Canada led USA late in the third period but USA tied it up 2-2 with 25 seconds left. Sidney Crosby scored the golden goal 7 minutes into overtime.



Give me the other Canada - USA Olympic gold medal game which ended 3-2 in overtime:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sabsEbK8Kn0

e: especially this part, which is for some reason not in the previous video.

e2: Also Jays-Rangers game 5, with the bat flip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V8W6_bD7bE

And Kings-Hawks game 5, with the double overtime

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hI5cHOUo-CM

Hand Knit fucked around with this message at 04:31 on Dec 27, 2019

fisting by many
Dec 25, 2009





CannonFodder posted:

2010 Winter Olympics: Men's Hockey Gold Medal game. Canada led USA late in the third period but USA tied it up 2-2 with 25 seconds left. Sidney Crosby scored the golden goal 7 minutes into overtime.



The 2014 Women's gold medal game was even more dramatic.

It's 2-0 USA with 3:30 left, Canada scores to make it 2-1.

With 1:20 left, Canada has the puck in the offensive zone and their net empty. They pass it back to the point, but a linesman gets in the way and bumps the Canadian player. A US player gets the loose puck and shoots at the empty net and it hits the post. Canada would tie the game 30 seconds later and then win in OT.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcesOdC4C14&t=5920s

e: Jays-Rangers Game 5 was incredible. One of the craziest innings of baseball ever.

fast cars loose anus
Mar 2, 2007

Your 2017 World Series MVP




Pillbug

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ZdlcTp56Hk

Bip Roberts
Mar 29, 2005




too bad this one is gonna be stricken from the books

fast cars loose anus
Mar 2, 2007

Your 2017 World Series MVP




Pillbug

Bip Roberts posted:

too bad this one is gonna be stricken from the books

it will live on in our hearts and my 2017 world series champions hoodie

Vando
Oct 26, 2007

I want to be one of
those madmen


3 way tie between:

Most ludicrous comeback/crushing victory: Barcelona 6 - 1 PSG (6-5 on aggregate)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEroekNww8k

Biggest knife edge ending in a major final: England vs New Zealand, Cricket World Cup Final 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kwu1yIC-ssg

Haha you didn't think I'd get through this without bringing up esports did you: OG vs PSG.LGD, TI8 Grand Final

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bv4CqIxqTMA

Vando fucked around with this message at 14:06 on Dec 27, 2019

CyberPingu
Sep 15, 2013


If you're not striving to improve, you'll end up going backwards.

Miracle at the Meadowlands 2

Super Bowl 52

Liverpool Barcelona 2nd leg.

England New Zealand Cricket WC final.

Shrapnig
Jan 21, 2005



Tiger Woods winning The Masters and Iíll second Brazil v Germany because itís hilarious and so memorable

Sphyre
Jun 14, 2001



Rugby Union, Ireland vs New Zealand, 2013. Ireland, going for their first ever win against the All Blacks in over 100 years of test match rugby, are up by 5 with possession of the ball in the 79th minute. Here's how it turned out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nV5zndjlv7w

Gigi Galli
Sep 19, 2003

and then the car turned in to fire


The Germany - Brazil game truly is the most absurd football thing this decade, probably more than that.

This had much less implications on anything, but Milan coming back from 3 down to relegation candidates Lecce to win 4-3 was probably the game Iíll remember most.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZtG4gIENbk

Completely unwatchable mess in the first half, and then Boateng just forces his way through to score a hat trick with an ancient center back scoring the winner. The real gem out of all of this was Tiziano Crudelli absolutely losing his poo poo and coming up with BOA BOA BOA TENG TENG TENG on live tv

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6I4Np-8thOs

The game meant pretty much nothing, Milan finished in second that season by 4 points to Juventus, but Iíll never forget it.

Gigi Galli fucked around with this message at 14:58 on Dec 27, 2019

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


For American sports it pretty much has to be the respective game 7s of the NBA Finals and World Series in 2016. I'll always remember only being able to watch the last five minutes of each half on my phone because I was at my friend's wedding. I was losing my poo poo at the block and LeBron's attempted chaos dunk while surrounded by my high school friends who don't give a poo poo about sports, and simultaneously getting texts from a Cavs fan who was 30 seconds ahead of me and trying not to look at them due to spoiling the action.

I hate baseball but Cubs-Indians was one of the most enthralling sports events I've ever seen. Living in Chicago for it made it more special. I remember just walking outside after the last out and watching people shoot fireworks off their porches and poo poo.

Some others that come to mind: 2010 Iron Bowl (a better overall game than the Kick Six), Bama-Clemson II, 2013 NBA Finals game 6, Bama-Georgia championship game, Georgia-Oklahoma Rose Bowl, USC-Penn State Rose Bowl, Super Bowls XLIX, LI and LII.

The team I follow the closest (and also the one with perhaps the most success this decade) is Michigan State football, and they have a few great ones:
In 2011, they had two epic games against Wisconsin. We won in East Lansing on a Hail Mary in which the ball bounced off B.J. Cunningham into the hands of Keith Nichol, who got tackled right at the goal line. Replay showed that he crossed the plane. In the Big Ten Championship rematch, Russell Wilson went off on us, but a big punt return late by Keshawn Martin looked like it had set us up in position to win or tie. But it got wiped out because Isaiah Lewis had hit the punter. Wisconsin got a first down and ran the clock out.

In 2013 we won the Rose Bowl by stuffing Stanford on a 4th and 1. Star linebacker Max Bullough was suspended for undisclosed reasons, but backup Kyler Elsworth flew over the line to make the stop.

In 2015 we won the Big Ten Championship game in what is easily the most intense game I've ever attended. The game-winning drive was something like 22 plays that all felt like 3.5-yard runs, capped off with L.J. Scott sticking the ball over the goal line to take a 16-13 lead. It was probably unwatchable on TV for neutral fans, but being in Indianapolis for that was insane.

Oh, and I would be remiss if I didn't mention the Trouble With the Snap game against Michigan.

Myssu
Sep 19, 2012






Not an objective choice, but Champions League 2018/19 semi-final 2nd leg, Liverpool - Barcelona.

nature6pk
May 26, 2006
Left Coast Lame-o

I'd like to nominate the entire Pittsburgh Penguins/ Philadelphia Flyers 2012 playoff series, but I'll settle on Game 3.

3-1 Pens after the first
4-4 tie after two periods
8-5 Flyers victory

What a colossal game of clownball


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VaP8aqmeG7Q

habeasdorkus
Nov 3, 2013

Royalty is a continuous shitposting motion.


Manchester City v. Queens Park Rangers, final game of the Premier League Season. Manchester United is tied with City for points, if both win City wins the title on goal differential.

City give up their 1-0 lead in the 48th minute, but look like they're in excellent shape as QPR has a player sent off a couple minutes later. Then they lovely it up by letting QPR score a short handed goal with about 25 minutes left in the game. They need two goals to win the game, and the title. Meanwhile, Manchester United win their match, and their players are still on the field getting ready for the trophy celebration.

Then, in the second minute of stoppage time, City's Edin Dzeko scores to pull level. They've only got three minutes left, though, and a draw means they finish in second place. So three minutes later, at the very death of the game, City scores again, and win the Premier League in the literal last seconds of the season. Great, great finish.

In a similar vein, the end of the 2011 American League season was pretty amazing (well, not for me, since I'm a Red Sox fan) as the Tampa Bay Rays completed a 9 game comeback in just over a month when they beat the Yankees on the final day of the season while the Red Sox blew a lead to the hapless Baltimore Orioles to finish an 8-20 stretch of sheer decrepitude. Game 7 of the 2016 World Series was great. The Indians three run comeback was great, but the fact that there was a RAIN DELAY after nine innings was perfect for a series featuring the teams with the two longest World Series droughts.

There were also a bunch of good Super Bowls, including all but the most recent of the ones with the Patriots. gently caress Mario Manningham, and gently caress Big Dick Nick Foles, but damned if 2012 and 2018 weren't both great for the neutral fans.

Hockey, I'd go with Bruins-Lightning in game 7 of the eastern conference finals. 1-0, great defense and goalkeeping, virtually no penalties. And for basketball, everyone has already said it. I'm going to remember LeBron's chasedown block for the rest of my years, even if I live to be 110.

habeasdorkus
Nov 3, 2013

Royalty is a continuous shitposting motion.


Myssu posted:

Not an objective choice, but Champions League 2018/19 semi-final 2nd leg, Liverpool - Barcelona.

TAA's quick corner while Farcelona were still bitching about the corner being awarded was a thing of perfect beauty.

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Metapod
Mar 18, 2012
:shrek:

Remember when messi choked in that copa America or whatever it's called. That was awesome

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