You want memorable sports drama? Here are my top moments that I saw in real time

Published 2011-10-27

"Growing up or whatever, and you see stuff like that happen, those become memories."
Cardinals third baseman David Freese

Thursday night's World Series drama in Game 6 between the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals made me think back through the sporting moments that remained etched in my memories. Here's a somewhat-ranked list of the moments that -- as a sports fan -- feel fortunate to have been able to witness in real time.

I take into account my emotional investment at the beginning as opposed to when the play happened -- it's an ebb and flow baby. And while there are plenty of moments missing -- Joe Carter, Miracle on Ice, etc. -- I'm sad to say I never got to see them live or I remain bitter because my team was on the losing end -- Hello Kirk Cousins Hail Mary last weekend.

So what are yours? Let me know in the comments.

No. 15

Super Bowl XXIII

No. 14

Milwaukee Brewers versus Baltimore Orioles, April 15, 1987

No. 13

Wisconsin versus UCLA, 1994 Rose Bowl

No. 12

Oakland A’s vs. Milwaukee Brewers, Sept. 1988

No. 11

Super Bowl XLV

No. 10

Game 4 of 2004 ALCS

No. 9

Boston College vs. Miami, Nov. 23 1984

No. 8

Game 1 of the 1988 World Series

No. 7

Game 6 of 2011 World Series

No. 6

Kentucky versus Duke, March 28, 1992

No. 5

Game 7 of 1998 NBA FInals

No. 4

Game 6 of 1986 World Series

No. 3

Super Bowl XXXI

No. 2

Colorado versus Michigan, Sept 24. 1994

No. 1

Tiger Woods on the 16th hole at the 2005 Masters