Best day of sporting drama ever?

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    BD technologically challenged

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    Completely knee-jerk and there could be some day that is obviously better, but today has to be up there. The best tennis game we've seen, and an amazingly dramatic cricket WC final. I don't even like cricket but I could hardly watch that 'super over' for that drama.

    Feck it, today was the best.
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    Bobski Full Member

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    I am shattered, 2 screens, and I come away thinking we got the wrong winner in both events. NZ especially gubbed by fate, need a lie down.
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    Mrs Smoker Full Member

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    One day in 99 was obviously better.




    Steaua Bucharest winning it in 24th minute, it was divine.
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    esmufc07 Won the Grand National Sweepstake once Scout

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    It wasn't the best tennis game we've seen. 2008 was better.
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    BD technologically challenged

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    Way to shit on the party.
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Gutted for Federer.
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    Rado_N Yaaas Broncos!

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    The 2008 Wimbledon final was better.
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    esmufc07 Won the Grand National Sweepstake once Scout

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    2008 is the best game of anything I've ever watched, you can't take it away from me!
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    SalfordRed18 Full Member

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    Was gonna make a thread, today was one of the best British sporting days in recent history.

    F1, Wimbledon and the cricket. Even bloody rowing. Fair play, was like a mini Olympics.
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    As you mention the Olympics, 2012 super Sunday is still right up there for me.
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    crappycraperson "Resident cricket authority" Scout

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    Amazing day for sports indeed. Was also stuck on 2 screens.
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    2mufc0 Full Member

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    Incredible day
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    Bobski Full Member

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    Nature of those 2 sports really isn't it. The drama just keeps building, so where it can feel there is not much on a random point/ball early in the match by the critical stages every one is a key event. The pressure just continues to rise in a cumulative way, hard enough to deal with the tension as a watcher.
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    Pexbo has never watched Star Wars

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    Unbelievable.

    I think I made a similar thread a number of years back, can’t remember the exact set of events though. I’ll try to dig it out.
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    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    I've never seen a more dramatic finale to a sporting event, 99' included. If you handed that manuscript to your publisher they'd tell you it was too unrealistic. Incredible stuff.
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    Ekkie Thump Full Member

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    Even the F1 wasn't that bad.
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    Absolutely, amazing day. African Cup of Nations had its drama as well with two missed penalties.
    So glad England won, would have been awful if they had lost.
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    There cannot be a day where in 2 different finals, the competitors were tied at the end.
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    Really gutted for Federer. Losing in such a way when he could have redeemed himself for the 2008 final. And yet again, for the 4th time if I'm not mistaken, having 2 championship points and throwing it all away in the end.

    Mentality in the big points has probably been his biggest weakness in his career but to me, Roger is the one and only true Maestro. Hopefully he bounces back from this.
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    The Man Himself asked for a tagline change and all I got was this.

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    Watching 2 sports on 2 screens, high drama in both. Best sporting day ever, in my life and in sports I follow.
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    Patrick08 New Member

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    And there was one Champions league final, no one will remember for that pathetic display. :lol:
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    Scrumpet There are no words

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    Each on a different day. Not impressed
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    Carolina Red Moderator Staff

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    I know they were on different days. They’re tied for 1st, with August 3 being listed above the others.
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    Certainly as boring as a mini Olympics
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    Carolina Red Moderator Staff

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    An oldie but a goodie
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    I feel sorry for those who don't watch sport
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    Ronaldo's ego Full Member

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    Super Saturday was quite special for British Olympics
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    Super Saturday was great for Brits.
    Today was more universal.
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    Grylte "nothing wrong with some friendly incest, bro"

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    Totally uninteresting day sport wise today, seen a couple thousand better :lol:
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    DixieDean Everton Fan

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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    Wasn't that a Saturday?
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    Organic Potatoes Full Member

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    Is the cricket WC a big deal?
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    Robbo's Shoulder Full Member

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    Do you mean the Saturday when GB won 6 golds inc 3 athletic golds with Ennis, Farah and Rutherford? It truely was a great day that and probably my favourite sporting day football aside.
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself Staff

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    Sshh, we don't talk about that here.
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    blue blue Full Member

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    Yes it was the Saturday.
    It's difficult to pick the better of the two enormous occasions. Yesterday's drama or 2012. Time will tell but because the whole world was watching in 2012 and cricket isn't a world sport I suspect super Saturday just clinches it.
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    Not even the best day of this year. Tottenham v Ajax takes that.