The Cubs and your greatest games
Watching the absolute joy that Chicago Cubs fans experienced as their team won their first World Series in 108 years, brought me back to one of my best sports memories: seeing the Giants win the Super Bowl in 1987. In the 25 painful years I had followed them through the 1970s I had never seen them win anything, yet suffered through the humiliation and laughter, especially after games like the first Miracle of the Meadowlands.
I didn't go to the Super Bowl in Pasadena, but did make it to the championship game in 1986 when they shut out the Redskins in the freezing cold confetti filled stadium. There was a disagreement at the time between New Jersey and New York over who would give them a parade if they won, so we the fans decided to do it ourselves and shower the team from the stands. After the game, all us fans from all the different Giant generations were holding each other and crying for the championship we were about to experience.
Everyone has that game which meant more to them than any other for different reasons and on this day that the Cubs fans are celebrating, I asked which was yours.
Here's what I got:
Tom Cunningham - Taking my father to the pennant clincher at The Vet in '93. (Numerous miracles at the Meadowlands always come in a close second)
Jay Lustig - Game 6, Buckner's error, Mets vs. Red Sox. And Manning-to-Tyree in the Super Bowl, Giants vs. Patriots.
Gary Reed - 1986 New York Giants and New York Mets.
Michael -The Flyers winning their first Stanley Cup.
J Robert Stanton - Flyers win the Stanley Cup 1974, Phillies win the world Series 1980
John Kensil - 80 worlds series, Tug McGraw jumping at win.
Eric Jensen - Roger Maris' 61st home run, in 1961, and the Rangers winning the Stanley Cup, in 1994; I was at both games.
Jason A Gutteridge - Attending both the clinching game of 2008 World Series and Flyers Bruins Game 7 in 2010.
Scott C. Larkin - The Red Sox coming back from 3-0, beating the Yankees and going on to win the World Series!!!
Karen Renée - Flyers winning the Stanley Cup in 74 and 75.
Donna D'Antonio Hull - The Flyers in the 70's.
Paul Powell - Videotaping from a car in the '98 World Series parade down the canyon of heroes.
Steven Matthew - 2008 World Series!!!
Butch Budai - 1986 METS!!
Bob Leposki - 1980 and 2008!!
Kurt Zimmerman - 1980 Phillies WS Win.
John Norton - Y E S. Heard Harry the K's call again on WIP this morning. Brought tears to my eyes AGAIN.
Ron Cori - I was at the Spectrum in 1974 for Flyer's win.
Joseph Calabro - Villanova 2016! \\V//!
George Fellman - Nova '85.
Chris Curtis - Childhood Sports memories are always the best, so for me it will always be the Flyers beating the Bruins in the 73-74 season.
George Fellman - Signing Pete Rose from the Reds.
Marylouise Teresa - The Miracle On Ice. (Yes I know it's not local)
Carlos Kamakaze Bernier - 1980 and 2008 PHILLIES
Joanne Ginn Glassoff - 5.... '80 and '08 Phils, '83 Sixers, '74 and '75 Flyers.
Paul Venier - Jester's 3000th hit day...storybook.
Tony Ciccone - '86 world series win for the new york Mets!
Steven Feldman - Bruno Sammartino winning the WWF Heavyweight Championship!!!
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