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Gigi Galli
Sep 19, 2003

and then the car turned in to fire


habeasdorkus posted:

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.

How can you mention Dzeko specifically but not the iconic "Balotelli.....AgueROOOOOOOOO!!!!!"

Sorry for the poo poo quality but this has the commentary and even a bit of the exposition habeasdorkus mentioned:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3yq0J2qT9w

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Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



i literally said this days into 2010

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm7XG_VDOq0

their other playoff meeting later in the decade wasn't so bad either

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eG1t2oDYZHU

Alfred P. Pseudonym
May 29, 2006

And when you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss goes 8-8



2011 NBA Finals, Game 2. Dallas Mavericks at Miami Heat

https://youtu.be/IkcQnwynqOc

Dwayne Wade hits a corner three to put Miami up 15 with about six and a half minutes left. Dallas then reels off a 20-2 run capped by a Dirk Nowitzki three pointer to take a 93-90 lead. On the next possession, Mario Chalmers is inexplicably left wide open on the inbounds play and hits a three to tie it up with 24 seconds left. Next possession, Nowitzki drives past Chris Bosh for a layup with three seconds left. Wade misses a buzzer beater and hilariously tries to appeal for a foul and the game is over with the Mavs back in the series.


2018-19, Liverpool at Manchester City

https://youtu.be/2Mz9Uyq2iiA

The top two teams in the Premier League. No one else is close at that point. A Liverpool win would give them a 10 point lead and in all likelihood seal their first league title since 1990. City is coming off a dominant season in which they set nearly every Premier League record that can be set. This match featured the closest goal line decision Iíve ever seen and was hotly contested throughout. City won the match 2-1 and would go on to win the league by 1 point over Liverpool, with the two teams putting up the second and third highest point totals in Premier League history.

Redczar
Nov 9, 2011



Metapod posted:

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

The penalties for that game were quite :discourse:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATXMJOEt6zc

Nissin Cup Nudist
Sep 3, 2011

Sleep with one eye open

We're off to Gritty Gritty land






Homer pick, but Super Bowl 52 ft Nick Foles slaying the Patriots is my favorite

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qW1xbhW2PEE

marioinblack
Sep 21, 2007

Number 1 Bullshit


This is a purely homer pick, and it's not even a single game, but good lord this was something special.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em_3wxe-i0g

The final night of the 2011 baseball season. I was in the Trop for work and stood in the tunnel from the 7th inning on to watch. The suite next to me had the Red Sox/O's game on. It's completely unbelievable how fast everything moved at the end. We went from jumping up and down and trying to spread the word about the Red Sox loss to Longoria clinching the Wild Card a couple minutes later. The 7-0 comeback, the completely insane Dan Johnson home run, and the rain delay pushing the Red Sox game back so it all lined up in the end. It was surreal. The Dan Johnson home run still stands with me as a top 3 favorite moment in sports history.

The Walrus
Jul 9, 2002

by Fluffdaddy


here's my award:


Craziest poo poo happening but not necessarily season deciding - Jays Vs Rangers ALCS 2015 game 5

All around best of runner up: World Series 2016 game 7 (thanks for ending the fuckin world, cubs)

Best of - Warriors Cavs game 7. I mean, it's this. You couldn't write a better game

Bip Roberts
Mar 29, 2005



marioinblack posted:

This is a purely homer pick, and it's not even a single game, but good lord this was something special.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em_3wxe-i0g

The final night of the 2011 baseball season. I was in the Trop for work and stood in the tunnel from the 7th inning on to watch. The suite next to me had the Red Sox/O's game on. It's completely unbelievable how fast everything moved at the end. We went from jumping up and down and trying to spread the word about the Red Sox loss to Longoria clinching the Wild Card a couple minutes later. The 7-0 comeback, the completely insane Dan Johnson home run, and the rain delay pushing the Red Sox game back so it all lined up in the end. It was surreal. The Dan Johnson home run still stands with me as a top 3 favorite moment in sports history.

Was that the walkoff homerun that went directly into the fans balls?

ColdBlooded
Jul 15, 2001

Ask me how to run a good team into the ground.

Purdue - Tennessee in last season's Sweet Sixteen:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_Qinv8_T2c

Purdue blows a big second half lead but the last 7 minutes or so was just fantastic basketball played by both sides. Game goes to OT where Purdue ends up winning by 5.
Ryan Cline and Admiral Schofield trading 3's for a few possessions was awesome.

The game also produced one of my favorite sports moments of all time (Cline knocking down another 3 to tie the game up with 30 seconds left):
https://streamable.com/zmzm3?fbclid=IwAR13b-B7xbSYN23uWxbJ0ynZoPNVxUtZbcpLUu368cHuVZZLNIZ78GSmkOs

Purdue - Virginia in the Elite Eight was also a great game, as much as it pains me to think about it :(

ColdBlooded fucked around with this message at 21:34 on Dec 27, 2019

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


Nova-UNC ruled also and personally so did MSU finally beating Duke in last year's elite eight on a big balls shot by Kenny Goins, of all people.

habeasdorkus
Nov 3, 2013

Royalty is a continuous shitposting motion.


March Madness is always good for a couple truly great games each season, but one of my favorite wasn't so much a great game as just sheer dominance from a shocking source. #16 University of Maryland- Baltimore County vs. #1 overall seed Virginia. UMBC stomped the everloving poo poo out of the Cavaliers, winning by 20 loving points... in the first time a #16 seed has EVER beaten a #1 seed.

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


habeasdorkus posted:

March Madness is always good for a couple truly great games each season, but one of my favorite wasn't so much a great game as just sheer dominance from a shocking source. #16 University of Maryland- Baltimore County vs. #1 overall seed Virginia. UMBC stomped the everloving poo poo out of the Cavaliers, winning by 20 loving points... in the first time a #16 seed has EVER beaten a #1 seed.

FGCU running Georgetown out of the gym is also up there and was way more entertaining.

Dutchy
Jul 8, 2010


Alfred P. Pseudonym posted:

2011 NBA Finals, Game 2. Dallas Mavericks at Miami Heat

https://youtu.be/IkcQnwynqOc

Dwayne Wade hits a corner three to put Miami up 15 with about six and a half minutes left. Dallas then reels off a 20-2 run capped by a Dirk Nowitzki three pointer to take a 93-90 lead. On the next possession, Mario Chalmers is inexplicably left wide open on the inbounds play and hits a three to tie it up with 24 seconds left. Next possession, Nowitzki drives past Chris Bosh for a layup with three seconds left. Wade misses a buzzer beater and hilariously tries to appeal for a foul and the game is over with the Mavs back in the series.

I don't think I'll ever have a sports high like this again

habeasdorkus
Nov 3, 2013

Royalty is a continuous shitposting motion.


Henchman of Santa posted:

FGCU running Georgetown out of the gym is also up there and was way more entertaining.

Dunk City was awesome as hell and they made it all the way to the Sweet 16!

marioinblack
Sep 21, 2007

Number 1 Bullshit


Bip Roberts posted:

Was that the walkoff homerun that went directly into the fans balls?

The tying home run was the nut shot.

SA Forums Poster
Oct 13, 2018

You have to PAY to post on that forum?!?


Best MMA fight of the decade is Lawler vs Condit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JztydProkXw
That's just the second half. If you enjoy combat sports, you really should watch the whole thing.

shirts and skins
Jun 25, 2007

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


habeasdorkus posted:

March Madness is always good for a couple truly great games each season, but one of my favorite wasn't so much a great game as just sheer dominance from a shocking source. #16 University of Maryland- Baltimore County vs. #1 overall seed Virginia. UMBC stomped the everloving poo poo out of the Cavaliers, winning by 20 loving points... in the first time a #16 seed has EVER beaten a #1 seed.

Oh man, you could probably put a few UVA games the next season on that list too, though. That win over Auburn, good lord.

Shrapnig
Jan 21, 2005



Gigi Galli posted:

How can you mention Dzeko specifically but not the iconic "Balotelli.....AgueROOOOOOOOO!!!!!"

Sorry for the poo poo quality but this has the commentary and even a bit of the exposition habeasdorkus mentioned:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3yq0J2qT9w

I still canít watch this. gently caress former Man City player Joey Barton forever

Bismack Billabongo
Oct 9, 2012

Wet


2011 World Series Game 6 was the wildest thing Iíve ever seen. 2016 nba finals games 5 6 & 7 were sustained madness and ruled hard. Nova / UNC also ruled.

Shrecknet
Jan 2, 2005

Nosferatu Enthusiast
@shrecknet



Daniel Bryan winning at Wrestlemania was my highlight of decade, followed closely by Richard Sherman informing the world after the 2013 NFC Championship game that if you want his intercontinental Championship you will have to come to the Armory this Sunday and try to take it from him

clean ayers act
Aug 13, 2007

How do I shot puck!?

Tennis- 2012 australian open final Djokovic vs. Nadal. Set the record for the longest grand slam final ever, and it was two players playing at an absurd level.
In cycling, the 2016 Giro D'italia was incredible, it featured 9 different lead changes and it especially memorable for this ridiculous crash which cost Kruijswijk the lead:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iKeiSk45P8

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


Did this year's Wimbledon final break that record or was it just a record for that tournament?

Shrapnig
Jan 21, 2005



clean ayers act posted:

Tennis- 2012 australian open final Djokovic vs. Nadal. Set the record for the longest grand slam final ever, and it was two players playing at an absurd level.
In cycling, the 2016 Giro D'italia was incredible, it featured 9 different lead changes and it especially memorable for this ridiculous crash which cost Kruijswijk the lead:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iKeiSk45P8

I was going to say Roddick v Federer at Wimbledon but that was in 2009 so gently caress me.

Feels Villeneuve
Oct 7, 2007

Kanye West - Touch the Sky



gonna pop in for a few lesser watched sports on these forums

2019 was absurd for sports, not only was there the already-mentioned World Cup Final (which dethroned South Africa vs Australia 1999 as the best one-day match ever, something which I thought would never happen ever) but there were two all-timer tests- England v. Australia, Headingley 2019 was the highlight one (in the sense that it kept the Ashes alive), and featured Stokes doing superman poo poo again after the CWC final. South Africa v. Sri Lanka, Durban 2019 was arguably even better though, despite the tiny crowd - Perera's 153* instantly got onto the lists of one of the best batting performances in test history- successful chases of 304 runs are rare enough, but needing 78 runs to win with just one wicket left is absurd poo poo.


I don't know if it's weird that the best three cricket matches I can think of are all from 2019- just kind of happened that way.


There were quite a few great Grand Tours in cycling - the Giro tended to be excellent- I think 2016 got mentioned but the races from 2014-2018 were virtually all excellent, compelling GTs. The Tour de France was kind of lovely this decade due to Team Sky, but 2011 remains the benchmark for a great modern Grand Tour - 2019 might have gotten there if the weather didn't cause an anticlimactic ending- that said, Saint-Etienne and Foix Prat d'Albis were two classic stages.

Stage 8 (Saint-Etienne) had one of the best breakaway performances I've ever seen with De Gendt winning from more than 200km off the front, and a finish which saw France go ballistic with their two heroes going on a spectacular attack in the final KMs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ya2GuDDPuK8

Stage 15 (Foix Prat d'Albis) was the best of the mountain stages - Pinot riding all his rivals off his wheel with a long-range attack was when I really believed he could win the race - didn't turn out that way but I still think he had a chance if not for the freak muscle tear late in the race.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvDfKu_se1c

Best single cycling race of the decade, though, was Paris-Roubaix 2016 - a wild race all-day leading to a career domestique at the end of his career taking one of the biggest wins in the sport.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7grrMvscRk

There were some other excellent one-day races like P-R 2013/2018, the 2015/2017 Tour of Flanders, and the 2019 World Championships (highlights here - https://howtheracewaswon.com/2019/world-championships-men ) but my other favorite one-day race was Milan - San Remo 2018 - MSR is basically the Kentucky Derby of cycling - everyone rides around easily for about 250km before seeing who gets over the top of the Poggio first for the inevitable reduced-bunch sprint, but it had been literal decades since a rider had won in a solo attack- and it just had to be the most popular cyclist in Italy doing it in his home race.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GahbSRjXQaw (well worth watching in full even if you haven't seen a cycling race)

Vando
Oct 26, 2007

I want to be one of
those madmen


How can you post cycling things and not post this you absolute madmen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yi4opDanurU

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Dias
Feb 20, 2011

by sebmojo


I don't think anything in soccer this decade was as iconic and memorable as Brazil getting DESTROYED by Germany on their own turf, 7-1. As a Brazilian, that was a fever dream of a game, but I think people misunderstand how a good chunk of us took it. It wasn't heartbreaking or a point of shame. It was CATHARTIC, in more than one way. It might actually have been one of the most important cultural moments in Brazil's history too. So I'm gonna type a lot of words about it. Sorry for Jon Boising.

As a nation, we love soccer, and the national team was a big part of why the sport became so huge here. However, this decade was a decade of disillusionment with Brazil, both as a soccer entity and as a country, and 2014 was an interesting year. In 2013, massive protests happened all around the nation, starting with people complaining about rising bus fares and turning into general unrest about the then-current government and politics. This was when Dilma's impeachment and the rise of Bolsonaro as an "outsider" started, by the way.

The World Cup construction projects were widely criticized in these protests as extravagant, useless wastes of public money, but this criticism - at first coming from leftist organizations - soon became one of the right's flagships. By 2014, it had been fully coopted by them, and the reaction of both leftists and "outsiders" was to go into this weird, quasi-ironic performatic support of both the national squad and the Brazil World Cup itself. People posted memes saying "hospitals don't score goals" and "take away money from the teachers and give it to the players", picked a fight with Matthew Lewis over Neymar, lionized David Luiz, you name it.

I say quasi-ironic because the truth is, since 2006 no one REALLY gives a gently caress about the national team. We'll still make a big show of it every four years, but CBF's greed and politics, combined with a pretty uninspiring generation of players, slowly killed the magic of the Canarinho. A person can stand only so many friendlies against Tunisia played at Boston, after all. Even the World Cup itself was inacessible to the average Brazilian, expensive, with people getting tickets as a show of status rather than love for the game. In my opinion, many of us just wanted a break, some modicum of excitement in a country that was becoming harder and harder to live in...and we definitely got that with Brazil-Germany.

Everyone can quote the calls on that match if they care just a bit about soccer. And don't get me wrong, people were seriously upset when Germany scored the third goal, but I think by the fifth goal or so, we kinda...broke. It became a live representation of how the Brazil we were living in was doomed to fail. Some people ran to Twitter to shitpost, some people kept watching out of pure spite, the "heroes" became targets of mockery and optimistic takes were laughed at. We got a release. Brazil-Netherlands in 2010 was a disappointment. This? This was just a farce. 7-1 quickly became a saying down here. "Every day, there's a new 7-1". It's a symbol of this distraught, beaten down country now, an event no one will forget.


anyway this was the best save of the decade and the best match was Lanus x Gremio because we won the motherfuckin Libertadores after 23 years don't @ me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRhxn3J2LdI&hd=1

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