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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.

Deputy editor | Deadspin

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