Amazing sports videos
I will continue to edit this post with more videos over time. [Most recent edit was: 11-21-2007.]
Over time I have seen a bunch of “did that really happen” sports videos. Below is a short list of some of the best that I have seen. Note: if any of these links go dead, please let me know, and I’ll hunt down an updated link. If you have other favorites that I haven’t listed, send me links and maybe I’ll list them.
Plano East vs. John Tyler. 1994 high school football game in Texas. Plano East is losing 41-17 with 2:42 left in the game. But the game was far from over. Three onside kicks and a few touchdowns were to follow. Pay special attention to the announcers. They are hilarious. In particular listen for the phrase, “I done wet my britches.” :-) And be sure to watch all the way to the end of the video.
Travis Pastrana hitting a double backflip in XGames 12. Dude…are you crazy?
Ole Miss vs. Mississippi State. The Egg Bowl 1983. This play is known to Ole Miss fans as “The Immaculate Deflection“. The wind had been gusting a lot during the game. Last play of the game, State is attempting a field goal that was kicked dead center and plenty strong enough on a normal day. A big gust stopped the ball’s forward motion before it crossed the plane of the uprights. It actually blew backwards and fell into the endzone. Video is really grainy, but it is the only version of it that I have ever seen.
Tony Hawk landing The 900 at the X-Games on June 27, 1999.
The Immaculate Reception. December 1972. Pittsburgh Steelers. Franco Harris catching a deflected ball.
Jason McElwain hitting 6 three pointers in the last four minutes of a high school basketball game. Jason is autistic, and this was the only game he ever played in.
2007 Daytona 500. Clint Bowyer crossing the finish line sliding on his roof.
LSU fake field goal vs South Carolina, Sept 22, 2007. I include this one in the list at the risk of catching flack from my fellow Ole Miss alumni friends. Sorry guys…this is possibly the best execution of a fake that I’ve ever seen.
Diego Maradona in the 1986 World Cup. Argentina vs England. Note that this game occurred just a few years after the Falklands War. The Goal of the Century. Interesting quote from one of England’s players, “[it was] probably the one and only time in my whole career I felt like applauding the opposition scoring a goal.”
Pele. This is a compilation video of a bunch of Pele’s games. His footwork was simply amazing. It’s amazing how he made professional soccer players look like they weren’t even trying.