On this day 35 years ago, a miracle happened in a game somewhere in New York. And to this very day, it is still considered the greatest, and also most important, sporting event in United States history.
A few weeks ago I decided to watch clips from this game and every time I watch it, I tear up. The moment was amazing. The timing was perfect. The story was too good to be true. But it did happen. The upset was unexpected and the victory was like a dream.
Take a look at the photo on the right. It is, in my opinion, the best photo ever taken at a sporting event. The jubilation of that moment was captured perfectly. The moment was so big, Sports Illustrated ran that as their cover photo without any words other than the magazine name. That powerful.
Wow. It’s been 35 years. Let’s take a trip down memory lane.