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The Greatest Play Sports Has Ever Seen

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    One play, one moment there could be many in boxing.  That come from behind one punch KO.  I was just a little guy but I clearly remember seeing John Tate, WBA HW Champ, make his first title defense against Mike Weaver.  Weaver was getting beat the entire fight and landed a one punch knockout at 2:15 of the 15th round to win the HW title.  Tate was knocked out cold by 1 punch, losing his title. 

    Or how about the solid overhand right from Thomas Hearns to knock out Roberto Duran cold.  Man, so many in boxing.  I could be here all day talking about boxing, lol!

     
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    In response to TFB12's comment:

     

    One play, one moment there could be many in boxing.  That come from behind one punch KO.  I was just a little guy but I clearly remember seeing John Tate, WBA HW Champ, make his first title defense against Mike Weaver.  Weaver was getting beat the entire fight and landed a one punch knockout at 2:15 of the 15th round to win the HW title.  Tate was knocked out cold by 1 punch, losing his title. 

    Or how about the solid overhand right from Thomas Hearns to knock out Roberto Duran cold.  Man, so many in boxing.  I could be here all day talking about boxing, lol!

     



         There was also that one punch, 10th round knockout by George Foreman, to win the heavyweight title at age 45, from southpaw Michael Moorer. Moorer was beating the tar out of Foreman for the entire fight...until Big George connected with a straight right, knocking Moorer into the middle of next week: http://articles.philly.com/1994-11-07/sports/25868353_1_oldest-heavyweight-big-george-punch

     

     
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    In response to zbellino's comment:

    To bring it back to the old NFL:

    How about Lynn Swann's 53 yard juggler in SB X?

    He basically took that game over .... but none of his catches, including the 64 yard TD will be as memorable as this big time 3rd and 6 reception in a close game on the NFL's biggest stage.

    Here is an excellent photo, and a video to boot. They've listed it as 5th best, but the ones ahead of it are not in the SB or are much flukier (Franco Harris & David Tyree for instance). 

    For grandness of the moment, plus total athletic performance on the play, I'd say this deserves some mention. 

    http://youtu.be/EgYhrakucLk?t=2m28s



         Certainly hate to bring this up...but I think the Tyree helmut catch in SB 42 was better. There was also "The Catch"...with Joe Montana hitting Dwight Clark in the closing seconds, to win the 1981 NFC title game, in San Francisco. There was also the Santonio Holmes' catch to give the Steelers the win over the Kurt Warner led Cardinals in the SB.  

     
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    In response to TexasPat's comment:

    In response to TFB12's comment:

     

    One play, one moment there could be many in boxing.  That come from behind one punch KO.  I was just a little guy but I clearly remember seeing John Tate, WBA HW Champ, make his first title defense against Mike Weaver.  Weaver was getting beat the entire fight and landed a one punch knockout at 2:15 of the 15th round to win the HW title.  Tate was knocked out cold by 1 punch, losing his title. 

    Or how about the solid overhand right from Thomas Hearns to knock out Roberto Duran cold.  Man, so many in boxing.  I could be here all day talking about boxing, lol!

     



         There was also that one punch, 10th round knockout by George Foreman, to win the heavyweight title at age 45, from southpaw Michael Moorer. Moorer was beating the tar out of Foreman for the entire fight...until Big George connected with a straight right, knocking Moorer into the middle of next week: http://articles.philly.com/1994-11-07/sports/25868353_1_oldest-heavyweight-big-george-punch

     




    Nice one!  I remember watching that one at the time, Moorer had the fight in the bag and chose just to stand right in front of Big George.  Lights out!  What was Moorer thinking?? LOL!

     
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    Has anyone mentioned Damn Yankees? 

     
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    A big Patriot-related moment: Brady to Moss in game 16 vs. NYG, 65 yard TD to preserve the unbeaten season and give Brady a record 50 TD passes and Moss a record 23 TD receptions.

     

     
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    Kevin Michelle's barehanded catch was a pretty cool play

     

     
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