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    Re: Your coolest sports experiences

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    I've got a number of experiences at sporting events that I consider to be "cool" for personal reasons, but that I'm sure don't even register as blips on the radar screen for normal people:
    Mine are like that. Probably the best one was when my alma mater, James Madison, beat 3-time defending I-AA champs - and my wife's alma mater - Appalachian State in 2008. In doing so, they avenged a heartbreaking loss to App State in the playoffs the previous year, 28-27, when a JMU RB fumbled at the 10-yard line as the team was trying to position itself for the game-winning FG.

    But this time, JMU trailed 21-0 at halftime and ended up winning 35-32 in front of the largest ever home crowd at the time - a whopping 17,163 people. Scotty McGee, who was just drafted by the Jaguars in April and is the nicest kid you could ever meet, returned the opening kickoff 99 yards for a TD. Then on JMU's first offensive play of the half, QB Rodney Landers (had a tryout with the Bucs but didn't make it) ran 62 yards for a TD. The lead went back and forth from there with the Dukes coming out on top.

    Sure, it's not on the same scale as a Big 10 or SEC clash, but it was damn exciting nonetheless.

    One of my other favorites was seeing the Reds play the Rangers the weekend of the RedsZone gathering - has that been 3 years ago already?? Got to hang out with a lot of great folks whose names I won't list in case I leave someone out, but they know who they are.
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    Re: Your coolest sports experiences

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    I love this thread, I'm going to add a few more of mine.

    -As a 14 year old, I watched my beloved Northern Illinois Huskies lead by Michael Turner defeat #14 Maryland, the highest ranked team they have ever beaten, in overtime
    Not to rain on your parade, but I did watch my alma mater, BGSU, defeat NIU at home when ESPN College Gameday came to our campus...it was a pretty big game at the time because both were ranked at the time.

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    I called Bob Knight's last IU victory for my campus radio station. Of course we didn't know it at the time.
    IU beat Purdue by 15 on Senior night, then went on to lose a heartbreaker to Wisconsin in Madison, lost to Illinois in the BTT on a three from the corner by Corey Bradford, and then got trounced by Peppedine.
    When people say that I donít know what Iím talking about when it comes to sports or writing, I think: Man, you should see me in the rest of my life.
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    While Jabbar was standing on the first step of the team bus and I was standing on the cement, I was looking right at his knees while getting his autograph. Then I went around to the other side of the bus and knocked on the last window. The guy opened it up and I got "Big O" for an autograph.

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    I was at Tom Browning's perfect game with my dad. Will be tough to top that one for me (especially since it was with my dad) - unless we can go to a Reds World Series win or Bengals Super Bowl win.

    I'm surprised nobody else (I don't think) has mentioned the Browning game. More people have probably told me they were there as well than were actually at the game total. But we really were there!

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    Re: Your coolest sports experiences

    Quote Originally Posted by freestyle55 View Post
    Not to rain on your parade, but I did watch my alma mater, BGSU, defeat NIU at home when ESPN College Gameday came to our campus...it was a pretty big game at the time because both were ranked at the time.
    That game sucked lol


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