First Sports Memory

First Sports Memory

Postby jerseyhoya » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:26 pm

Per titlehungry's suggestion, a breakout thread.

What's your earliest sports memory?

For me, it was this. I remember being on my parents' couch, which was really ugly and 70s ish and they thankfully replaced. Watching the video I 1) recall the TD as being from further away and 2) am amazed at how low key Summerall's call is. Makes Joe Buck look excited.



Really did not get into the Phillies till 1993. The night of my 9th birthday party was a sleepover, and Joe Carter hit a home run to end the baseball season. I remember that as well. Not fondly.

Sort of wonder if one's early sports memories being positive or negative affect how one sets one's sports expectations for the rest of one's life.
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Re: First Sports Memory

Postby joboggi » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:31 pm

Johnny Callison double after double off the RF wall.

Richie Allen ridiculously long HR.
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Re: First Sports Memory

Postby ek » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:47 pm

oh man I gotta think it was flyers Oilers Stanley cup in the 80s
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Re: First Sports Memory

Postby nycphils » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:50 pm

August 1975 - attended a Tigers vs A’s game at Oakland Coliseum on vacation- we were so high up in the upper deck that the players were just barely more than specks.
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Re: First Sports Memory

Postby Ace Rothstein » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:51 pm

I remember my family having a party for the Nova - G Town title game in 85 but don’t remember the game
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Re: First Sports Memory

Postby swishnicholson » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:55 pm

I went to my first baseball game at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh in 1966. I can remember some impressions, and the popcorn container that turned into a megaphone, but that's about it. Went to a number of games over the next three years at Connie Mack, and while I can remember my Dad grabbing a foul ball from my favorite player Richie Allen out of the aisle next to us (though he had to fight for it from one of the few other patrons), and I certainly remember players and the experience of going to the game, no real events stand out. So I guess the first game action I recall is from the 1970 season, when my dad was nice enough to bring me to a Sunday game featuring the St. Louis Cardinals, where Allen had been traded the year before, even though he still thought Allen was bum. It was apparently a hard fought game, with the Phillies eventually winning in ten innings, 6-5. But I have no memory of that. But I do remember that my hero Allen struck out five times in that one game, for the rare "platinum sombrero." So that's really my first sports memory and it's no wonder I am the way I am.
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Re: First Sports Memory

Postby PTOITWCFTPP » Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:58 pm

Joe Carter
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Re: First Sports Memory

Postby cartersDad26 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:07 am

Wish I could say the ‘80 or ‘83 World Series but I was 2 and 5 years old. I definitely remember the ‘85 super bowl Da Bears vs Pats...I actually rooted for the Bears for years because of that.
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Re: First Sports Memory

Postby Wolfgang622 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:22 am

I know my folks took me to a Phillies game in 84, but I’d be lying if I said I remembered it. I remember players, sorta, from the 83 team. I know I watched the 1986 season Giants / Broncos Super Bowl.

But honestly it might be the Penn State New Year’s Day bowl game to be national champions in 1986. My memory is vague but real.
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Re: First Sports Memory

Postby joboggi » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:20 am

swishnicholson wrote:I went to my first baseball game at Forbes Field in Pittsburgh in 1966. I can remember some impressions, and the popcorn container that turned into a megaphone, but that's about it. Went to a number of games over the next three years at Connie Mack, and while I can remember my Dad grabbing a foul ball from my favorite player Richie Allen out of the aisle next to us (though he had to fight for it from one of the few other patrons), and I certainly remember players and the experience of going to the game, no real events stand out. So I guess the first game action I recall is from the 1970 season, when my dad was nice enough to bring me to a Sunday game featuring the St. Louis Cardinals, where Allen had been traded the year before, even though he still thought Allen was bum. It was apparently a hard fought game, with the Phillies eventually winning in ten innings, 6-5. But I have no memory of that. But I do remember that my hero Allen struck out five times in that one game, for the rare "platinum sombrero." So that's really my first sports memory and it's no wonder I am the way I am.



This does not jive with Jean Seberg, who I discovered probably 10 years ago when I watched all the art nouveau films.

And the other day, literally, I looked up swish Nicholson.

A WWII slugger.

I guess you chose Seberg, as I did, after she had died, and what not.

I was two for most of 1960.
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Re: First Sports Memory

Postby Titlehungry » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:36 am

Re-post from GDT...

mine was 79 Pirates/Orioles WS... had my cards of each team on the floor in front of TV...
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Re: First Sports Memory

Postby BigEd76 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:36 am

My 1983 Topps baseball sticker book and catching some Phils, Mets and Yankees games on TV
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Re: First Sports Memory

Postby Titlehungry » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:38 am

I was obsessed with those sticker books as a kid... actually got the new one last year but it's not the same lol
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Re: First Sports Memory

Postby Slowhand » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:46 am

My cousin hit me in the head with a basketball.
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Re: First Sports Memory

Postby throwinrocks » Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:53 am

Mine was a Mike Schmidt HR. Not exactly sure when or the context, but it may have been this:
https://youtu.be/pYeOOxlbBbs
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Re: First Sports Memory

Postby TempleFan22 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:06 am

Terry Mulhollands no hitter. I was 4.
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Re: First Sports Memory

Postby Wheels Tupay » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:05 am

PTOITWCFTPP wrote:#$!&@ Joe Carter
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Re: First Sports Memory

Postby Wheels Tupay » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:06 am

Slowhand wrote:My cousin hit me in the head with a basketball.


That's just is what the concusion is letting you remember
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Re: First Sports Memory

Postby Squire » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:32 am

Flyers eliminating the Islanders in the 1975 NHL Semi-Finals.
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Re: First Sports Memory

Postby SixerLed3 » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:42 am

PTOITWCFTPP wrote:Joe Carter


This followed by Shawn Bradley's Sixers debut.
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