||Mankato, MN (sometimes Atlanta)
||I have an x chromosome
||October 12, 2002
||July 28, 2016
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I'm a UGA alum. My one true loyalty in sports has and always will be to my beloved Bulldawgs (yes, Dawgs. I'm an alum and can call them whatever I want!).
My worse sports moment and the one that still pissed me off the most was when I was in college- a junior or senior, can't recall exactly- and the male basketball team was on the rise. Jarvis Hayes was a stud with a good cast of role-players and a PG who didn't turn the ball over. A good NCAA berth was on the horizon and Athens was optimistic, particlarly with revenge on our minds after a lackluster lost last year in the tourney the the Salukis. Stegeman Coliseum was rocking
. We were going places.
And then He Who Shall Not Be Named got caught and all our hopes and dreams were shattered.
It's a good think our football team has a legitimate coach with whispers of longevity and integrity, because basketball ain't going anywhere anytime soon.
My favorite sports moment was at an elementary basketball game at the local church where my best friend's little sister was playing basketball. The opposing team had this really good player simply dubbed "mouth-piece girl." The game was intense
. I think I temporarily lost feeling in my right hand as their mom held on to my freaking out at every little thing. It was a classic back-and-forth game, and I can still vividly see the ending in my mind where her team was down by a point with like 2 ticks left and they go for a shot and miss. The other team's crowd goes insane thinking they had won. At the same instant, my friend saw the ref's arm go up declaring a foul causing him to literally storming on to the court, screaming and waving his arms, "THE GAME'S NOT OVER, THE GAME'S NOT OVER." Their mom accidentally tried breaking my hand while freaking out from squeezing it too hard.
The girl made both free throws, and our fan section goes ballistic in adulation.
I've seen a lot of sports games and nail-biters, but nothing has ever topped the shear intensity of that game and the ending. I can see where the Gonzaga has such a homefield advantage.
Then again, I did go to a few Braves playoff games in the late 90s/early 2000s which might explain why it's the most exciting game I've ever seen!
Oh, that and when David Pollick, against South Carolina, got to their QB, stripped the ball, and caught the call as it fell down in one motion. All in the end zone. At Sanford Stadium, they always play the highlights of the Dawgs before games, and that plat always gets the loudest ovation. It was a play that, unbelievable as it is on replay, still sends shivers down my spine thinking back to seeing it live and realizing, "ZOMG, WTF JUST HAPPENED?!? OH HELL YES, IT DID JUST HAPPEN!!!" And a legend was forever cemented in Bulldawg lore.
Umpire screws up in all-important tie-breaker: Instead of calling a second serve, umpire calls a point in favor of Croatia's Karolina Sprem helping her to upset Venus Williams. The question is, shouldn't have someone stepped in and corrected him (Venus??) or did something else happen the AP's not reporting?
posted by jmd82 to tennis at 02:22 PM on June 24 - 12 comments