ESPN.com's Page 2 has done a take on the greatest sports moments ever televised [ESPN.com: Page 2 : Great moments, great TV]. Now, I've only been alive for the stuff that's happened since 1975...so my list would be altered a bit. Actually....I have three lists. The things I actually saw live as they happened. Things I didn't that happened in my life. And the things that happened before I was born. And, of course, I could have a list where the Lakers, Redskins, Reds and Tar Heels won titles. But overall here is the list of the top five moments I watched live....
TOP FIVE TV MOMENTS I WATCHED LIVE
1-KIRK GIBSON'S HOME RUN: I hated the A's in the late 1980s....and Gibson's HR was just so magical. Nothing like a hobbled vet connecting on a pitch thrown by the most dominant closer of that time. And the sight of tailights in the distance is classic.
2-THE BILL BUCKNER GAME: I watched this game. I was rooting for the Mets in this one [I very rarely root for the American League team in World Series] and was floored by what I saw.
3-MARK MCGWIRE'S 62ND DINGER: I was at a pool hall when this happened. Since then, I've soured on the whole deal....but at that moment, it was unbelievable.
4-BILLS MISSED FIELD GOAL: I was at a pool hall [a different one], all of 15 years old, and all I wanted was for the Giants to lose that game. But at the same time, I didn't want the NFC to lose it's streak of Super Bowl wins. The entire place stopped to watch that kick.
5-JORDAN'S SHOT TO BEAT THE JAZZ: A weird series ended on a classic shot.