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2013-01-02 09:26:38 PM  
i do believe it is missing the greatest sports photo of all time.
 
2013-01-02 09:35:57 PM  
Ah yes, where the only sport played outside America is "The Olympics" or "running", it appears.
 
mjg
2013-01-02 09:39:00 PM  
i46.tinypic.com

missing from the list
 
2013-01-02 09:43:40 PM  

bigbadideasinaction: Ah yes, where the only sport played outside America is "The Olympics" or "running", it appears.


It is highly unfortunate that most Americans simply aren't cultured enough to enjoy such majestic international sporting competitions such as Icelandic underwater volcanic bocce. My eyes still water at the thought of Bjorn Sigurðsson's masterful roll in the historic 1988 semifinal match.
 
2013-01-02 09:51:29 PM  
The very first photo I thought of was the Luis Angel Firpo shot of him being knocked out of the ring.

Wasn't there.

Also not there, among others:
*Namath giving the finger, Super Bowl III (instead of the one they used)
*Wilt Chamerlain holding up the '100' sign
*Nancy Kerrigan screaming and clutching her knee
*The Maracanazo (1950 World Cup final)
*"They think it's all over... it is now!" (1966 World Cup final)
*Carlton Fisk waving the ball fair
 
2013-01-02 09:51:44 PM  

Killer Cars: bigbadideasinaction: Ah yes, where the only sport played outside America is "The Olympics" or "running", it appears.

It is highly unfortunate that most Americans simply aren't cultured enough to enjoy such majestic international sporting competitions such as Icelandic underwater volcanic bocce. My eyes still water at the thought of Bjorn Sigurðsson's masterful roll in the historic 1988 semifinal match.


Nice.

i40.photobucket.com

i40.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-02 09:53:32 PM  
Oh, yes, and the Hand of God from Diego Maradona. That's not there either.
 
2013-01-02 10:00:53 PM  
This:

sportsillustrated.cnn.com

Reminded me of this:

encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-01-02 10:00:59 PM  
Sure some of those pictures belong in there. Most of those pictures are ok photos would not call them great they are of sports or sports icons sure but certainly do not fit the bill. Then there was this one.


sportsillustrated.cnn.com
You know what sport is a joke? Fishing.

Although I guess I should be thankful they did not include pictures from a poker tournament.
 
2013-01-02 10:03:20 PM  

Gosling: The very first photo I thought of was the Luis Angel Firpo shot of him being knocked out of the ring.

Wasn't there.


To be honest, after skimming the thumbnails I'm not entirely sure of the context of this "greatest" list. They vacillate between "iconic figures and moments" to "completely random moments but otherwise kinda cool photos".

How the fark else does someone like Randy McMichael end up in the same list as, say, Magic & Bird?
 
2013-01-02 10:08:38 PM  
...in fact, there isn't ANY soccer photo save Brandi Chastain taking her shirt off. I hardly think that is the most iconic photo in soccer history.

Let me do some soccer nominations then. Aside from Brandi:

Hand of God
They think it's all over... it is now!
Maracanazo
Pele celebrating after winning 1970 World Cup
Birth of the Cruyff Turn
Paul Gascoine breaks down upon getting yellow card in the 1990 World Cup semifinal (it triggered a one-game suspension, which meant he wasn't going to get to play in the World Cup final)
Bradford fire
Wayne Rooney's bicycle kick
 
2013-01-02 10:14:50 PM  
Espn The Magazine is to Sports Illustrated what a Yugo is to a Rolls Royce.

C'MON, man!
 
2013-01-02 10:17:46 PM  
i.usatoday.net

This one's better than the fish and a few more.
 
2013-01-02 10:19:28 PM  

Larry Bird and Dr J choking each other. Who said Thugball didn't exist in the past?


img547.imageshack.us

 
2013-01-02 10:19:45 PM  

Gosling: ...in fact, there isn't ANY soccer photo save Brandi Chastain taking her shirt off. I hardly think that is the most iconic photo in soccer history.

Let me do some soccer nominations then. Aside from Brandi:

Hand of God
They think it's all over... it is now!
Maracanazo
Pele celebrating after winning 1970 World Cup
Birth of the Cruyff Turn
Paul Gascoine breaks down upon getting yellow card in the 1990 World Cup semifinal (it triggered a one-game suspension, which meant he wasn't going to get to play in the World Cup final)
Bradford fire
Wayne Rooney's bicycle kick


static.guim.co.uk
www.ave-it.net
 
2013-01-02 10:19:48 PM  
There's one hockey photo I recall from SI that was pretty badass ... Patrick Roy going airborne while a player (Hartford Whalers?) slid underneath him.
 
2013-01-02 10:21:34 PM  
i1182.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-02 10:22:47 PM  
Bob Orr?
 
2013-01-02 10:24:55 PM  

Woot_Gawd: Bob Orr?


bobbyorr.net
 
2013-01-02 10:36:29 PM  
Walter Iooss Jr. was a very big influence on me back in the day when I did sports photography. I still like how I got the best seat in the house and got paid (not very much) for it.
 
2013-01-02 10:37:52 PM  
OMFG that was farking awful. TWO FARKING WORDS DAMNIT

Butt

Fumble

 
2013-01-02 10:42:14 PM  
lh5.googleusercontent.com

/ I'm the first? Really?
 
2013-01-02 10:45:15 PM  
List is total WIN.

Carroll College Saints made the top 100. Nothing more need be said...
 
2013-01-02 10:49:22 PM  

LucklessWonder: Woot_Gawd: Bob Orr?

particle.physics.ucdavis.edu



Goddamn it, so much THIS.

thecpt: OMFG that was farking awful. TWO FARKING WORDS DAMNIT

Butt

Fumble


a.espncdn.com


Heh, that works. Not only is it one of my favorite plays of the year, but I'd be hard-pressed to find a photo that captures the complete franchise ineptitude from the ground floor to the top that is the Jets than that perfect moment.
 
2013-01-02 10:51:48 PM  

jaytkay: [lh5.googleusercontent.com image 444x640]

/ I'm the first? Really?



You must have not farked any female athletes in school, did ya?

Sure Ali is a piece, but there were 10-15 hotter chicks that I went to high-school with. She wasn't that special in total.

Seriously.
 
2013-01-02 10:53:05 PM  
cdn.bleacherreport.net
 
2013-01-02 11:00:18 PM  
Two of my favorites...

assets.espn.go.com

25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-01-02 11:02:01 PM  
www.perezfox.com
 
2013-01-02 11:11:41 PM  

1derful: [www.perezfox.com image 250x330]


I married a Mexican, should spent a few more Brazilian and got the real thing
 
2013-01-02 11:16:14 PM  
www.modelmavens.com
 
2013-01-02 11:20:21 PM  
Is it supposed to be the picture that is great or the moment? Some of these were amazing pictures, and some were just the best picture available of amazing moments.
 
2013-01-02 11:22:54 PM  
i107.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-02 11:28:51 PM  
List fails without one of the Y.A. Tittle shots:

cdn.bleacherreport.net
 
2013-01-03 12:36:32 AM  
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-01-03 12:46:32 AM  
Tyree is on that list.

Time to pour myself another beer to forget.
 
2013-01-03 12:46:44 AM  

common sense is an oxymoron: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 338x425]


i291.photobucket.com


/we shoulda had that series
 
2013-01-03 01:01:37 AM  
Here's one of a massive Amway rally . . . I mean a UFO suicide pact endtime cult . . . oh, I mean a Penn State home game.

/first the cultish behavior
//then the kiddie diddling
///always
 
2013-01-03 01:04:06 AM  

bigbadideasinaction: Ah yes, where the only sport played outside America is "The Olympics" or "running", it appears.


Here are some others then:

the All Blacks haka
i.telegraph.co.uk

Sachin Tendulkar breaks Cricket World Cup century record (whatever that is)
i.telegraph.co.uk

England's Andrew Flintoff consoles Aussie Brett Lee after a hard-fought contest, 2005
i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2013-01-03 01:15:10 AM  
Neither the best photos nor the photos of the greatest moments.
 
2013-01-03 01:27:03 AM  

Thanks for the Meme-ries: common sense is an oxymoron: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 338x425]

[i291.photobucket.com image 240x196]


/we shoulda had that series



Between Gibson and Bob ("F*ck") Costas, the Dodgers had enough pure adrenalin in '88 to beat anyone.

And Costas was right.
 
2013-01-03 01:49:36 AM  
Steve Yzerman leaving the ice for the last time

fsdetroit.com
 
2013-01-03 01:55:16 AM  
www.sportsgrindent.com
 
2013-01-03 02:51:00 AM  

fatalvenom: LucklessWonder: Woot_Gawd: Bob Orr?

[particle.physics.ucdavis.edu image 684x440]


Goddamn it, so much THIS.


I prefer the original.

www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com
 
2013-01-03 04:41:19 AM  
www2.tbo.com
 
2013-01-03 05:04:46 AM  

Missing:

l.yimg.com

 
2013-01-03 08:52:44 AM  

Gosling: ...in fact, there isn't ANY soccer photo save Brandi Chastain taking her shirt off. I hardly think that is the most iconic photo in soccer history.

Let me do some soccer nominations then. Aside from Brandi:

Hand of God
They think it's all over... it is now!
Maracanazo
Pele celebrating after winning 1970 World Cup
Birth of the Cruyff Turn
Paul Gascoine breaks down upon getting yellow card in the 1990 World Cup semifinal (it triggered a one-game suspension, which meant he wasn't going to get to play in the World Cup final)
Bradford fire
Wayne Rooney's bicycle kick


the cruyff - one of the easiest and often most effective moves invented.
+1 for rooney's bike. One of the greatest goals in one of the most important games they had played. pure beauty.
 
2013-01-03 09:31:54 AM  
www.annarbor.com

/had to
 
2013-01-03 09:48:58 AM  

mrjared: Is it supposed to be the picture that is great or the moment? Some of these were amazing pictures, and some were just the best picture available of amazing moments.


Well, both - either one of those things can make a picture great.
That's the problem with presenting a gallery of still photography without the text that originally accompanied it in the magazine. It's too easy to lose the context. When the photos appeared in the magazine the moment was still fresh in the readers' minds and the article helped draw out the context. If a photo doesn't create an obvious emotional reaction (like some of these do) then you need the backstory to create it.

I noticed that when I started shooting my grade-school daughter's games to share with my Facebook friends. I'd shoot 300 pictures in a 1-hour game, out of that I'd maybe get a dozen nice photos to post and then have to caption each one with what was going on at that moment. It may be neat to see a picture with the ball halfway down the net and the shooter's arm still in the air, but there's no way to know that was the winning basket unless you tell the viewer so.
 
2013-01-03 09:53:29 AM  
No John Starks dunking on Horace Grant in 1993?

FAIL
 
2013-01-03 10:08:52 AM  
Some of those more recent photos...especially NFL ones...seem a bit forced in there just for the sake of having more current examples.
 
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