Author: Brett Gates

The Definitive Top 25 Sports Movies of the 1990s: 25) Air Bud

The Definitive Top 25 Sports Movies of the 1990s: 25) Air Bud

Just as the 90s gave us some of the greatest wrestling entrance songs of all-time, they bestowed us with some of the finer pieces of sports cinema. Some might argue the 80s brought the real classics in Bull Durham, The Natural, Hoosiers and the indelible Major League (burn on, big river, burn on). But whereas … Continue reading The Definitive Top 25 Sports Movies of the 1990s: 25) Air Bud

“The field goal was touched beyond the line by the receiving team”: Leon Lett’s 1993 Thanksgiving Game Blunder 

“The field goal was touched beyond the line by the receiving team”: Leon Lett’s 1993 Thanksgiving Game Blunder 

WHO: Dallas Cowboys vs Miami Dolphins WHAT: Cowboys annual Thanksgiving Day game WHEN: November 25, 1993 WHERE: Irving, TX MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: I can remember watching bits and pieces of this one at my grandparents house in Galion, OH. They had this old school LARGE electric piano that my brothers and I would play constantly … Continue reading “The field goal was touched beyond the line by the receiving team”: Leon Lett’s 1993 Thanksgiving Game Blunder 

“This is where the game of golf, silly old pedestrian game that it is can be distressingly cruel.”: Greg Norman’s Collapse at the 1996 Masters

“This is where the game of golf, silly old pedestrian game that it is can be distressingly cruel.”: Greg Norman’s Collapse at the 1996 Masters

WHAT: 1996 Masters Tournament Final Round WHEN: April 14, 1996 WHERE: Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, GA WHO: Primarily Greg Norman and Nick Faldo, with some appearances from other contenders and the BBC broadcast crew MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: I can't say I really have much of a direct memory of this moment. I can remember … Continue reading “This is where the game of golf, silly old pedestrian game that it is can be distressingly cruel.”: Greg Norman’s Collapse at the 1996 Masters

“Pass interference! Pass interference! Jesus!”: Ohio State’s Winning Drive in the 1997 Rose Bowl

“Pass interference! Pass interference! Jesus!”: Ohio State’s Winning Drive in the 1997 Rose Bowl

WHAT: The final Ohio State scoring drive of the 1997 Rose Bowl WHO: Ohio State vs. Arizona State WHEN: January 1, 1997 WHERE: Pasadena, CA MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: My family had a small party for the game, not quite on par as to when my parents made TICKETS for some house party Rose Bowls back … Continue reading “Pass interference! Pass interference! Jesus!”: Ohio State’s Winning Drive in the 1997 Rose Bowl

“He does not have the luxury of walking Albert Belle this time.”: Albert Belle in the 7th inning of Game 3 of the 1996 American League Division Series

“He does not have the luxury of walking Albert Belle this time.”: Albert Belle in the 7th inning of Game 3 of the 1996 American League Division Series

WHAT: The bottom of  the 7th inning of Game 3 of the ALDS between the Cleveland Indians and Baltimore Orioles WHO: Albert Belle vs. Armando Benitez WHEN: October 4, 1996 WHERE: Jacobs Field, Cleveland, OH MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: I was there! Sitting down the 1st base line at Jacobs Field I was able to leave school … Continue reading “He does not have the luxury of walking Albert Belle this time.”: Albert Belle in the 7th inning of Game 3 of the 1996 American League Division Series

“OHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”: Ranking the 1990s NCAA Tournament Buzzer Beaters

“OHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”: Ranking the 1990s NCAA Tournament Buzzer Beaters

Wait a minute, you're saying, the tournament was months ago. It's MARCH Madness for a reason. Well it's still real to me, dammit. If you don't have love in your heart for buzzer beaters the whole year round then you gotta grow that heart, Grinch. The 90's provided some wonderful buzzer beater tournament moments. Those … Continue reading “OHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”: Ranking the 1990s NCAA Tournament Buzzer Beaters

“Well we like to tailgate. We like to cheer for the Crew, watch them score.” – The Crew Experience 1996

“Well we like to tailgate. We like to cheer for the Crew, watch them score.” – The Crew Experience 1996

WHAT: "The Crew Experience 1996" WHEN: 1996 WHERE: Columbus, OH, mostly Ohio Stadium WHO: Columbus Crew MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE: In 1996 I got this Crew jersey for my 10th birthday and thought well hey if I can look the part, be the part, and I joined the Marion Hurricanes travel soccer team. It did not go … Continue reading “Well we like to tailgate. We like to cheer for the Crew, watch them score.” – The Crew Experience 1996

“And everyone in the audience knows the price of KLONDIKE ICE CREAM BARS”: A Celebration of The Price is Right’s Hole in One (Or Two)

“And everyone in the audience knows the price of KLONDIKE ICE CREAM BARS”: A Celebration of The Price is Right’s Hole in One (Or Two)

WHAT: The Price is Right's Hole in One (Or Two) game WHEN: March 19, 1992 WHERE: Los Angeles, CA WHO: Host Bob Barker, contestant Ella, Announcer Rod Roddy and Price is Right Assistants Janice and Holly The Price is Right is the ultimate bonus show. No one really prepares or expects to watch The Price … Continue reading “And everyone in the audience knows the price of KLONDIKE ICE CREAM BARS”: A Celebration of The Price is Right’s Hole in One (Or Two)