We did this earlier in the week, but with general huge news stories. Since this is nominally a sports website, let’s discuss: What is your earliest sports memory?
Some of our staff’s answers:
McKenna: The 1968 World Series.
Jim Cooke: 49ers beat Bengals in 1982 Super Bowl. (“I remember it because I also remember watching Fatso with Dom DeLuise on TV earlier that day.”)
Tim Burke: Carl Lewis at the 1984 Olympics
Drew Magary: Mary Lou Retton at the 1984 Olympics
Diana: The Bonds/Bonilla Pirates (“Probably about 1987/88.”)
Puja: Watching cricket on TV with her grandfather in India, roughly 1989/90.
Barry: Wide Right, Giants over Bills in the 1991 Super Bowl.
Ley: The Nuggets upsetting Seattle in the 1994 playoffs.
Kevin Draper: Warriors getting swept by Barkley’s Suns in the 1994 playoffs.
Billy: Reggie Miller’s eight points in nine seconds against the Knicks in the 1995 playoffs.
Giri: The Rams beating the Titans in the 2000 Super Bowl.
Nick Martin: Steve Smith’s 2OT touchdown catch to beat St. Louis in the 2003 playoffs.
Samer: The Patriots beating the Eagles in the 2005 Super Bowl. (“I had no TV!”)
Please share your answers below.