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Monday open thread: What is your favorite sports play of all time?

Sports created an iconic moment in history on Sunday night. What’s your favorite?

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It’s 10:30 p.m. PT on Sunday night, and I’m still a little amped. It’s been well over five hours since the Minnesota Vikings shocked the New Orleans Saints with an unbelievable last-second touchdown.

This is the kind of moment that makes you wonder how people get along without watching sports. It transcended NFC North rivalries. It was just an amazing sports moment that you felt lucky to be a part of, even if you had no rooting interest in the game.

Of course, as Detroit Lions fans, you can’t help but ask yourself, “When is it going to be our turn? When are we going to be the ones with reaction videos from a jubilant Detroit sports bar? When do we get to bask in the glory of knowing that what we just watched will be immortalized in Detroit Lions history?”

Well, let’s take a moment to reflect. Because while we may not have a moment like the Vikings were gifted on Sunday, Detroit sports have given us some pretty special moments.

So today’s Question of the Day is:

What is your favorite sports play of all time?

My answer: Steve Yzerman. Game 7. Double overtime. 1996.

I don’t have a very good memory in general, but having turned 10 years old just a month prior to this moment, it’s clear as day to me where I was when Yzerman blasted that slapper over the Blues goaltender’s right shoulder.

I was in Gladwin at my grandmother’s cabin. Her television was so outdated, and the cabin so remote that we could barely get a feed of the game. Everyone else had gone to bed and I was fighting off my own unconsciousness. I can’t remember if I screamed or muffled myself, but I remember seeing that fuzzy screen and jumping around like Yzerman did as he passed behind the goal.

Your turn.

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