Editorial Letter: Great Moments in Sports History

April 12, 2016

Most games come and go. The match we saw last week will fade from our memories in no time. But every once in a while there’s a moment that catches our eye, a moment that defines or even transcends the game, a moment that lives on forever. Some of these unforgettable moments can define a career, alter the sport’s landscape, or even change lives. These moments include one man defying Hitler…

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Great Sports Moments: Owens Triumphs In Berlin

April 12, 2016

The history of sport is filled with great moments. Memorable moments. Moments that didn’t just stand out in our minds for their spectacle, but touched us as humans. And sometimes these moments provide a window into the human condition, and how something as seemingly meaningless as a single race can mean a world of difference in the light of history. Berlin, 1936. The capital of Nazi Germany plays host to…

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The Helmet Catch: Tyree Catches History

April 12, 2016

The Patriots were minutes away from history. No team had ever gone 19-0, but the 2007 New England Patriots were about to change that. But Eli Manning and a no-name receiver had different plans and changed history forever. The Team: The Patriots had the most prolific offense since 1950 (eventually outdone by the 2014 Broncos), and Randy Moss had arguably the greatest season a receiver has ever had. Tom Brady…

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The Return

April 12, 2016

Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett return to Boston to face their former team for the first time after being traded to the Brooklyn Nets.

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Cool Runnings; The Real Story

April 12, 2016

For those of us who were alive in the 90’s remember the classic Walt Disney film Cool Runnings, directed by Jon Turteltaub that grossed over $69 million in the US alone. The film tells the story of Derice Bannock a Jamaican sprinter who was predicted to compete in the Olympics, but gets disqualified during a qualifier race. He wants to compete so bad in the Olympic games that he starts…

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The Ultimate Fight That Launched The Ultimate Fighting Championship

April 12, 2016

Many consider the Ultimate Fighter Season One Finale as the most important UFC fight in history. A battle between Forrest Griffin and Stephen Bonnar decided who would win the Ultimate Fighter and a contract with the UFC. Not only did this launch the career for both men, but also it allowed the UFC to become the global company it is now. The Ultimate Fighter is a reality TV show that…

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Miracle in Miami – Hail Flutie

April 12, 2016

  “Here’s your ballgame, folks, as Flutie takes the snap….He drops straight back…has sometime…now he scrambles away from one hit…looks…uncorks…a deep one for the end zone…Phelan is down there…”   On a rainy day in November, the Boston College Eagles took on the University of Miami Hurricanes on what to become one of the most memorable moments in college Football history.   Facing the defending national champions from the previous…

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