POLL QUESTION – APRIL 18
By Leo Haggerty & Friends

WHAT WAS THE BEST SPORTING EVENT THAT YOU WITNESSED EITHER IN PERSON OR ON TV?

With the Buccaneers capturing their second Lombardi Trophy, this week’s poll question is extremely appropriate. So without further adieu, here it is.

WHAT WAS THE BEST SPORTING EVENT THAT YOU WITNESSED EITHER IN PERSON OR ON TV?

Check out their responses below.  Some will give away their age but they’re all great moments in sports.

By the way, what’s yours?  Enjoy

ANGELO DIBIASE – NCAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ANALYST
Watson to Renfrow for the game winner in your city!!!!

TJ SHARPE – AFC CHEF
March 28, 1992.  Duke 104  Kentucky 103.  The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA.  Two rows from the top in the middle of the UK student section.  Every second of the 45 minutes of game action was palpably intense. But none more so than the final 2.1 seconds.  Even if it wasn’t Kris Jenkins for the national championship (which is a close second), the game, and the players, played every minute like it was the national championship.
Honorable mention goes to the 4 OT Islanders-Capitals Game 7 in the Stanley Cup playoffs in 1987 that ended on Easter Sunday (since I didn’t stay up to watch the whole thing).
TOM HELPER – CONTRIBUTOR
1988, Notre Dame 31 — Miami (Fla) 30.  in person at Notre Dame Stadium.  Great seats, which added to the enjoyment.
BARRY JENKINS – CONTRIBUTOR
1980 NLCS between Astros / Phillies.  The 5th game.
DAVID ALEXANDER – AFC WEST CORRESPONDENT
I’ve been very lucky in attending live sports events.  I attended two Summer Olympics. I sat down the third base line in 1978 when Graig Nettles made at least 4 game saving plays to win Game 3 of the World Series. I used to regularly attend the Penn Relays in Philadelphia, which is the best non-Olympic track meet in the world.  As far as televised events, nothing will ever top Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals, when Willis Reed limped on to the court.  I was late for my Senior Prom that night.  Sorry, Evelyn Adams!

TRACE CRISP – PHOTO JOURNALIST
Mine was the USF v UCF game at UCF a couple of years ago.  It was soooo good, I didn’t care who won it.

LEO HAGGERTY – ITS SPORTS MAGAZINE EDITOR
Mine, to say the least, makes the old adage, “It’s better to be lucky than good” crystal clear.  I was attending Game 5 of the National Hockey League Eastern Conference Finals between the Philadelphia Flyers and the Tampa Bay Lightning on May 18 of 2004 with my son.  Shaun and I were both credentialed media members so we were in the press box.  Not only did we have a chance to witness the Bolts beat the Broad Street Bullies 4-2 the year Tampa Bay went on to win their first Stanley Cup but there was an added bonus.  While watching the action on the ice, we had one of the television sets in the press box tuned to the Major League Baseball game between Arizona and Atlanta at Turner Field.  We also witnessed Randy Johnson throw perfect game for the Diamondbacks as the beat the Braves 2-0.  The Big Unit threw 117 pitches and struck out 13 on the way to becoming the oldest pitcher, at 40, in MLB history to toss a perfecto.  A double dib and with my son.  Priceless!