If you could alter one sports moment vol. if only..

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  1. persiafly

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    If you could alter one sports moment to go the other way, what would it be, AND what would be the consequences?

    Mine would be Zidane's header in the WC2006 final match. This happened will into extra time in a 1-1 game that went into penalties. Zidane absolutelycrushed the ball from close range, only to see it saved by a truly astounding effort from Buffon. If he scored here, which he should have, France win the cuplegitimately, and we don't see another trophy decided over spot kicks.

    Perhaps more importantly, Zidane never headbutts Materazzi, perhaps tarnishing the legacy of arguably the greatest soccer player ever (don't argue with meon this, we can do it elsewhere). This save happened minutes before the headbutt, and in the video you can see how frustrated Zidane was when Buffon saved his"certain-goal" header. Had he scored, no way in heck he lets Materazzi get to him like that. Most important of all, had he scored the WC winning goalinstead of the headbutt, his legacy as one of the 1 or 2 best soccer players of all time would have absolutely been cemented. FOUR goals in WC Final matches,two WC trophies when he absolutely carried his team. Can't argue with that.



    Cliffs:

    -Buffon makes a miraculous save on a header that Zidane absolutely smashed from close range.
    -Instead of winning in extra time, France goes on to lose in spot-kicks, the worst way to lose in sports.
    -Save happens minutes before the famous Materazzi headbutt, which would have never happened had Zidane scored.
    -With the goal, Zidane would have absolutely claimed his place as one of, if not THE, greatest soccer player of all time.
     
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    angers me every time i think about this

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    You really call yourself a sports fan? One sports moment and its at an all ASG? get outta here with that.

    Mine would have to be, as a Cubs fan, the eighth inning of Game 6 of 2003 NLCS.

    We would have reached the WS for the first time since 1945.
    A Cubs v. Yanks series would have been beyond epic.
    Cubs team might have taken a different direction in terms of player signings.
    Team has never been the same since then. Optimism was in the air like I've never felt.
    Again, first WS since 1945. UGHHH
     
  5. marionthebarberian

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    We dominated that game.
    I just wanted the ref to make the damn call.
    We would of more than likely played brazil in the finals.
     
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    Sorry, but gonna have to disagree here, for a few reasons. That goal would have TIED the game, not won it. Even had they tied it up, their finishing that game was so ATROCIOUS that it's unlikely they would have beaten a team of Germany's caliber. IMO there is no reason to think they would have won that game even if they tied it up. Germany is legendary in PKs, and they had the best goalie in the world at that time.




    Also, even if they had won, what makes you think they would have beat a SK team that had just beat ITALY AND SPAIN thanks to the referees fixing the matches? Again, no reason to believe US would have won that game. Germany only beat them cuz Ballack was clearly the best player on that field and made the difference and scored the goal. The US had no one like that to rise above the competition.


    the US was dominating and almost all the shots the US were taking at the end were barely missing.
    the way fridel was playing that tournament we would have won.
     
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