January 16, 2007

Images of the 20th Century:
This video was posted a long time ago, and I made a stab at trying to identify every single image that appears. Now that we've almost tripled our membership since then, I'm wondering if anyone can help fill in the holes.

posted by grum@work to navel gazing at 10:37 PM - 31 comments

Warning!: Viewing this video may lead to tears welling in your eyes and sniffling. 0:00 - boxer (Marciano?) 0:01 - two basketball players (Johnson vs Bird?) 0:02 - old race cars (Unsers?) 0:03 - 3 old St. Louis Cardinal players (?) 0:04 - American long jumper Bob Beamon (?) 0:07 - Jim Thorpe playing football for Carlisle Indian School 0:11 - Ty Cobb (Detroit Tigers) 0:13 - basketball player 0:14 - Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup winning team (Hector "Toe" Blake coached team to championship 1956-1960, 1965, 1966, 1968) 0:16 - Babe Didrikson Zaharias, female golfer 0:18 - black man/teen in suit (Joe Louis?) 0:20 - Negro League All-Star Team 0:22 - Red Grange (college & pro football hall of famer) 0:25 - Jim Naismith, inventor of basketball 0:27 - Jesse Owens (running for Ohio at Big Ten meet in 1935, set/tied 4 world track records in 45 minutes) 0:31 - old man (?) 0:34 - 1956-57 Boston Celtics (NBA champions) 0:37 - Jack Johnson (first black heavyweight champion) 0:40 - Byron Nelson, golfer 0:42 - Jackie Robinson (first black player in MLB...trivia: wore #42, which is now retired throughout the league) 0:44 - unknown man (?) 0:45 - Four Horsemen (Notre Dame football backfield in 1924: quarterback Harry Stuhldreher, left halfback Jim Crowley, right halfback Don Miller and fullback Elmer Layden) 0:46 - female swimmer (possibly Gertrude Ederle, first female to swim across English Channel, August 6, 1926) 0:48 - Johnny Unitas, quarterback for Baltimore Colts 0:50 - Rod Laver, greatest left-handed tennis player 0:52 - black boxer (?) 0:54 - Toronto Maple Leaf Stanley Cup champions (1967 [last one] or 1942 [win despite 0-3 deficit in finals]) 0:56 - Jack Nicklaus & Arnold Palmer (Masters Championship (either 1963 or 1965 when Palmer could present jacket to Nicklaus) 0:59 - Cassius Clay (very young Ali) 1:01 - Babe Ruth 1:08 - 1972 Olympics (Munich, terrorists Black September took Israeli Olympic team members hostage) 1:11 - 1989 World Series Game 3 (earthquake hits Loma Prieta October 17, 1989) 1:15 - Nancy Kerrigan, after being struck on the knee by assailant hired by her competitor, Tonya Harding, on January 6 1994) 1:19 - Cassius Clay, after beating Sonny Liston for the title on February 25 1964) 1:23 - Chicago Bears "Super Bowl Shuffle" video, 1985 1:27 - John McEnroe, tennis player and "superbrat" 1:29 - Lou Gehrig, famous "luckiest man" speech, retiring from baseball on July 4 1939 1:37 - Michael Jordan, sinking last second basket to eliminate Cleveland Cavaliers from playoffs (1988 or 1989) 1:42 - Steve Yzerman, Detroit Red Wings forward, scores in overtime against Grant Fuhr of the St.Louis Blues (May 12, 1998) 1:47 - Colorado University quarterback Kordell Stewart beats Michigan University with hail-mary pass on final play of game 1:56 - George Foreman knocks down Joe Fraizer in 2nd round, January 22, 1973, to become heavyweight champion 2:02 - NY Giants Bobby Thompson hits homerun off of Ralph Branca to win 1951 National League pennant (Russ Hodges announces the famous "The Giants win the pennant!") 2:14 - black football player (Jim Brown?) 2:17 - basketball player (not sure who) 2:19 - Mario Andretti (race car driver) 2:23 - Roger Maris, NY Yankee who broke Babe Ruth's single-season HR record, with 61. 2:25 - "Pistol" Pete Maravich, basketball player 2:28 - Len Bias, college basketball star who died of cocaine overdose (June 19, 1986) less than 48 hours after being drafted by Celtics 2:30 - Florence Griffith Joyner, Olympic track & field star 2:33 - Roberto Clemente, Pittsburgh Pirates 2:35 - Jim Valvano, coached North Carolina State to 1983 NCAA Basket National Championship 2:39 - Donnie Moore, California Angels pitcher gave up home run in 1986 ALCS, costing his team a chance to go to the World Series (committed suicide 3 years later) 2:41 - Wilt Chamberlain, after scoring 100 points for Philadelphia Warriors on March 2, 1962 (final score 169-147!) 2:44 - Payne Stewart, US golfer (winning Ryder Cup match in 1999) 2:47 - Walter Payton, Chicago Bears running back 2:51 - Brendan Shannahan (Detroit Red Wings) checking Colorado Avalanche player Claude Lemieux 2:53 - Greg Louganis, US diver, 1988 Olympics 2:54 - Bo Jackson, KC Royals outfielder running up the outfield wall 2:56 - Barry Sanders, Detroit Lions running back, dodging tackles 2:57 - Roberto Alomar, Baltimore Orioles, spitting at umpire John Hirschbeck, September 27, 1996 2:59 - Dennis Rodman, Chicago Bulls, kicking photographer (1998?) 3:00 - Mary Decker tripping on Zola Budd's foot during 1984 Olympics 3000 meter run 3:02 - George Brett, KC Royals 3B, charging umpire in dispute for being declared "out" after hitting home run. Umpire ruled (after being pointed out by Billy Martin, Yankee manager) that Brett's bat had too much pine tar on it, therefore making it illegal. 3:04 - John Havlicek, Boston Celtics, steals ball and passes to Sam Jones, to seal the win (Game 7 of 1965 NBA Eastern Conference Finals) 3:10 - Larry Bird, Boston Celtics, steals ball and passes to Dennis Johnson, to win against Detroit Pistons (year?) 3:16 - Wayne Gretzky, hockey legend, from home movie of game while playing in Brantford as a child 3:18 - Michael Jordan at college? 3:19 - Babe Ruth 3:20 - Muhammad Ali 3:22 - Bobby Knight, coach of Indiana University basketball, throwing chair in protest of technical foul call 3:25 - Woody Hayes, coach of Ohio State football team, choking/punching opposing Clemson University player at the end of 1978 Gator Bowl 3:25 - silhoutte of coach? 3:26 - another football coach (famous hat?) 3:26 - basketball coach 3:26 - old coach (hat and trench coat) 3:27 - old football coach shouting in locker room? Knute Rockne? 3:27 - Scotty Bowman, winningest NHL coach of all time 3:27 - Ara Parseghian, Notre Dame coach (?) 3:28 - silhouette of Tom Landry, legendary coach of Dallas Cowboys 3:30 - Brian Trottier, holding Stanley Cup (1979-83 seasons) 3:31 - Lance Armstrong, cyclist, winning Tour de France 3:33 - Martina Navratilova, tennis player, winning Wimbledon championship 3:34 - Randy Johnson, Seattle Mariners pitcher, striking out a batter and winning playoff series against NY Yankees in 1995 3:35 - Carl Lewis, Olympic sprinter 3:37 - Richard Petty, legendary NASCAR driver 3:38 - Tom Watson, golfer, after sinking dramatic chip shot on 17th hole of 1982 US Open, which he later won 3:39 - Isaiah Thomas, Detroit Pistons, celebrating win over Atlanta Hawks 3:41 - Joe Montana, San Francisco 49ers quarterback, celebrating a touchdown 3:42 - Rickey Henderson, Oakland A's outfielder, celebrating breaking all-time MLB stolen base record, May 1 1991 3:44 - Mark Messier, NY Ranger forward, holding Stanley Cup after Rangers win it for the first time in 54 years, June 14 1994 3:45 - Eddie Robinson, Grambling football coach 3:47 - Bjorn Borg, tennis player, winning Wimbledon title in 1980, beating John McEnroe 1-6 7-5 6-3 6-7 8-6 3:49 - Bill Mazeroski, Pittsburgh Pirates 2B, running home after hitting game winning home run in the bottom of the 9th inning of Game 7 of the 1960 World Series to beat the New York Yankees 3:50 - Tony Hawk, skateboarder, pulling off a 720 on the vertical ramp 3:51 - Bo Kimble, Loyola Marymount University basketball player, throws a left-handed free throw in memory of his recently deceased teammate Hank Gathers (1990 NCAA tournament) 3:52 - Steffi Graff, tennis player 3:53 - Bart Starr, Green Bay Packers quarterback 3:53 - Kirby Puckett, Minnesota Twins outfielder 3:54 - Julius Erving (Dr. J), Philadelphia 76ers forward 3:54 - Jerry Rice, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver 3:54 - unknown man? same as at 0:40? 3:54 - Barry Bonds, Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder (and Tom Pagnozzi, St. Louis Cardinals catcher) 3:55 - Indianapolis 500 race winner (car #14) (probably 4-time winner A.J. Foyt?) 3:56 - Jackie Joyner Kersee, American track & field star 3:56 - Gayle Sayers, Chicago Bears running back 3:56 - Ernie Banks, Chicago Cubs shortstop 3:57 - Dikembe Mutombo, Denver Nuggets, celebrating playoff win 3:57 - Gordie Howe, Hartford Whalers/Houston Aeros/Detroit Vipers (unsure of which uniform he is wearing, but grey hair and video quality suggests it's not his Detroit Red Wings days) 3:58 - Andre Agassi, tennis player, celebrating tournament win (1992 wimbledon?) 3:58 - Bill Buckner, Boston Red Sox 1B, letting ball go through his legs during Game 6 of 1986 World Series vs New York Mets 3:58 - boxer punching camera (Rocky Marciano?) 3:59 - Mario Lemieux, Pittsburgh Penguins, scoring goal in last game before retiring (1997) 4:05 - November 20, 1982, California University beats Stanford on the final play of the game as they return a kickoff while completing 5 laterals, and end it by spiking the ball on a band member (who came on the field prematurely) 4:15 - Jerome Lane, Pittsburgh College, shatters backboard with a monster dunk 4:20 - Trevor Linden bodychecks unknown player through the plexiglass 4:21 - unknown player smashes the backboard with another dunk 4:23 - Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire celebrate McGwire's 62nd home run of the season, September 8th 1998, breaking the record set by Roger Maris in 1961. 4:24 - Jana Navotna, tennis player, crying on the shoulder of Duchess of Kent after losing 1993 Wimbledon finals to Steffi Graff after having a big lead in the final set 4:26 - John Elway, Denver Broncos quarterback 4:27 - Ozzie Smith, St. Louis Cardinal shortstop extraordinaire 4:29 - player breaking the entire basket apparatus in New Jersey Meadowlands (Dawkins?) 4:31 - Hermann Maier, skier, crashing at Nagano Olympics 4:32 - Dion Sanders, Atlanta Falcons, dancing 4:32 - Dion Sanders, Dallas Cowboys, celebrating a touchdown 4:33 - Reggie Jackson, NY Yankees, swatting a home run during 1977 World Series 4:33 - Montreal Canadiens, Maurice "Rocket" Richard, ?, ? 4:34 - Pele being carried off the field after final game for the New York Cosmos (in a friendly against Brazil, I believe) 4:34 - John Starks, New York Knicks, dunks over Chicago Bulls 4:34 - O.J. Simpson, Buffalo Bills running back 4:34 - the infamous "White Ford Bronco", with O.J. Simpson in the back 4:35 - Mike Tyson, boxer, showing off his handcuffs 4:35 - Monica Seles, tennis player, reacting to being stabbed in the back by a crazed Steffi Graff fan during a break in a tennis match 4:36 - Tom Chambers, Phoenix Suns forward, dunks on some poor guy 4:36 - Carlton Fisk, Boston Red Sox catcher, uses body english to wish a ball (he hit off Pat Darcy) fair during 12th inning of Game 6 in the 1975 World Series against the Cincinatti Reds. The ball does clear the Green Monster and the Red Sox win the game. 4:37 - Brett Hull, Dallas Stars forward, celebrates a goal during 1999 Stanley Cup final against the Buffalo Sabres. 4:37 - John Riggins, Washington Redskins running back, during Super Bowl XVII win over Miami Dolphins, 27-17 4:37 - unknown Philadelphia Phillies player (possibly Mike Schmidt) 4:38 - college basketball team winning game (Villanova? Maryland? hard to read the name) 4:38 - Michael Johnson, Olympic track star 4:40 - Cynthia Cooper, WNBA player 4:41 - Willie Mays, NY Giants outfielder, making "The Catch" in 1954 World Series (Game 1) off Vic Wertz hit. 4:42 - Lenny Moore, Balitmore Colts running back 4:43 - Mark Spitz, swimmer, during race for one of his 7 gold medals during 1972 Summer Olympics 4:44 - Patrick Roy, Montreal Canadiens goalie, celebrating Stanley Cup championship in 1993. 4:45 - Franco Harris, Pittsburgh Steelers running back, making the "Immaculate Reception", December 23 1972, allowing the Steelers to beat the Oakland Raiders. 4:46 - Michael Jordan, reverse-windmill dunk 4:46 - Michael Jordan, during game against Portland Trailblazers in 1992 4:47 - Michael Jordan, switching hands during layup against Los Angeles 4:48 - young Michael Jordan, dunking during slam dunk contest 4:50 - Jack Nicklaus, golfer, sinking putt during 1986 Masters win 4:52 - Nolan Ryan, Texas Rangers pitcher, being carried off the field after pitching 7th career no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays, May 1, 1991 4:53 - Lynn Swann, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver 4:55 - Mary Lou Retton, Olympic gymnast, winning a gold medal on the vault 4:57 - Michigan Wolverine hockey player (name?) scoops the puck up (lacrosse-style) and "puts" it in the top corner on unsuspecting goalie, while standing behind the net 4:58 - Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, LA Lakers centre 4:58 - Babe Ruth, winking 4:59 - Babe Ruth, with child 5:00 - Babe Ruth, talking 5:01 - Babe Ruth, hitting home run 5:02 - someone getting up real high for an alley-oop 5:04 - another BIG jump for a dunk (who?) 5:05 - Chris Webber, Michigan Wolverine forward, calls illegal time-out, costing his team a chance to tie/win NCAA finals against North Carolina Tar Heels (April 5, 1993) 5:06 - Texas Western wins NCAA tournament, the first team to do so with 5 black starters, against University of Kentucky's 5 white starters (March 19, 1966) 5:07 - Bobby Clarke, Philadelphia Flyers forward, smiling a gap-toothed-smile 5:08 - someone doing a nasty cross-over move (who? when?) 5:08 - Kellen Winslow (#80), San Diego Chargers tight end, helped off the field by teammates 5:09 - Wade Boggs, NY Yankees 3B, riding on police horse during World Series celebration in 1996 5:09 - Nadia Comaneci, Olympic gymnast, scoring a pefect ten during 1976 Summer Olympics 5:09 - Tiger Williams, Vancouver Canucks forward, celebrating a goal with his famous "riding the stick" manuever 5:10 - Dick Butkus, Chicago Bears linebacker 5:10 - Secretariat winning the Belmont Stakes by 31 lengths to win the Triple Crown (June 9 1973) 5:10 - Lou Gehrig celebrates 2000 consecutive games played 5:11 - Julius Erving 5:11 - Villanova celebrates NCAA championship in 1983 5:12 - Eric Dickerson, LA Rams running back 5:12 - Dale Earnhardt, NASCAR champion 5:12 - Costantino Rocca, celebrating his miracle 60ft putt to force a playoff against John Daly in 1995 British Open (won by Daly). 5:13 - Brandi Chastain, American soccer player, celebrates scoring a goal during penalty kicks to beat China in the 1999 Women's World Cup (July 10, 1999) 5:13 - Reggie Miller, Indiana Pacers, giving the "choke" sign to someone (probably Knicks fan Spike Lee) 5:13 - a very young Wayne Gretzky poses for a photo with his idol Gordie Howe 5:14 - Wayne Gretzky, Edmonton Oilers, holding the Stanley Cup aloft 5:14 - Wayne Gretzky, LA Kings, celebrating a goal during 1993 playoffs 5:15 - Wayne Gretzky, LA Kings, celebrating a goal during 1993 playoffs against Toronto Maple Leafs (May 27, 1993) 5:15 - Wayne Gretzky, St. Louis Blues, walking towards the ice 5:15 - Wayne Gretzky, NY Rangers, celebrating a goal 5:16 - Muhammad Ali raising the torch during the 1996 Summer Olympics opening ceremonies in Atlanta 5:16 - Muhammad Ali, hamming it up for the cameras 5:16 - Muhammad Ali, throwing punches at the cameras 5:17 - Muhammad Ali, showing who's number one 5:17 - Muhammad Ali, knocking out George Foreman during the "Rumble in the Jungle", Oct. 30, 1974 5:18 - Cassius Clay, announcing he's "shocked the world" 5:18 - Muhammad Ali, leading the crowd in a chant (probably "Mumbaya", during "Rumble in the Jungle") 5:19 - Muhammad Ali, posing 5:19 - Muhammad Ali, punching someone 5:19 - Muhammad Ali, punching the camera 5:19 - Magic Johnson, celebrating a win over the Portland Trailblazers 5:21 - Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams 5:23 - Ryder Cup celebration by ? 5:24 - Tennessee Vols player ? crying on her coach's shoulder 5:26 - Tommie Smith, Olympic sprinter, gives the "Black Power" salute during American anthem on the gold medal podium (after winning the 200 meter run), during the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico 5:27 - Brett Favre, Green Bay Packers quarterback, celebrates Super Bowl win 5:28 - Pete Rozelle, NFL commissioner, signifies the merger of the NFL and AFL in 1970 5:30 - outfielder goes over the fence to catch a ball before it becomes a home run (who? when?) 5:31 - Doug Flutie, Boston College quarterback, throws a last-second hail-mary touchdown pass to teammate Gerard Phelan, helping BC beat University of Miami 47-45 5:43 - Wayne Gretzky scores to pass Gordie Howe's all-time goal-scoring record of 802 goals 5:51 - Kirk Gibson, LA Dodgers, trots around the bases after hitting a pinch-hit, game-winning home run off ace reliever Dennis Eckersley (Oakland A's) in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series. (The voice of Jack Buck with his famous line "I don't believe what I just saw.") 5:55 - Christian Laettner, Duke forward, sinks a last-second turn-around jump shot to beat Kentucky (104-103) in the 1992 NCAA East regional final. (not sure who is doing the announcement) 6:02 - USA Olympic hockey team beats the USSR team in the second-to-last game of the 1980 Winter Olympics, giving them a chance to win the gold medal (called "The Miracle on Ice", from Al Michaels' famous call: "Do you believe in miracles? YES!") 6:12 - Mike Eruzione, captain of the USA Olympic hockey team, signals to his teammates to join him on the podium 6:13 - USA Olympic hockey team celebrates on the gold medal podium together 6:14 - Joe Carter, Toronto Blue Jay outfielder, jumps for joy after hitting the World-Series winning home run off Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Mitch Williams, in 1993 6:15 - Don Shula, Miami Dolphins coach, is carried off the field by his team after they complete the "perfect season" in 1972 6:17 - Larry Bird, Boston Celtics forward, celebrates 6:18 - Pete Sampras, tennis player, weeps for joy 6:19 - Theo Fleury, Calgary Flames forward, celebrates after scoring an overtime goal against Edmonton Oilers on April 14, 1991 6:21 - Tiger Woods, golfer, celebrates 6:22 - Ken Griffey Jr, Seattle Mariners outfielder, climbs the wall to steal a home run 6:24 - Joe DiMaggio does a bit in celebration of his 56-game hitting streak in 1941 6:26 - Joe Namath, NY Jets quarterback, celebrates after winning Super Bowl III (January 12, 1969) after "guaranteeing" a win 6:27 - Desmond Howard, Michigan Wolverines, celebrates a touchdown against Ohio State with a "Heisman" pose 6:28 - Mark Messier, Wayne Gretzky, Kevin Lowe celebrate an Edmonton Oiler Stanley Cup win 6:29 - Michael Johnson sheds a tear after winning a gold medal at the Olympics 6:31 - Dwight Clark, San Francisco 49ers, catches a touchdown pass from Joe Montana to give them a 28-27 victory, now called "The Catch" (January 11, 1982) 6:32 - Cal Ripken, Baltimore Orioles shortstop, waves to the crowd after officially breaking "the unbreakable record", 2130 consecutive games played (held by Lou Gehrig) (September 6 1995) 6:34 - Mario Lemieux bids farewell to the crowd during (at that time) his last game in the NHL 6:35 - Yogi Berra, NY Yankees catcher, rushes out to hug Don Larsen, NY Yankees pitcher, after Larsen throws a "perfect game" against the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 5 of the 1965 World Series (October 8, 1956) 6:36 - Jesse Owens and Ralph Metcalfe in 100m sprint at the 1936 Berlin Olympics 6:37 - Hank Aaron, Atlanta Braves outfielder, rounds the bases after hitting a home run (715) to break the all-time career record held by Babe Ruth (714) (April 8, 1974) 6:38 - Bobby Orr, Boston Bruins defenceman, flying through the air after scoring an overtime goal against the St. Louis Blues, to win the 1970 Stanley Cup (May 10, 1970) 6:39 - Jim Brown, Cleveland Browns running back 6:40 - Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain jockey for position on the basketball court 6:41 - Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris pose for a photo (1961) 6:41 - Michael Jordan performs his famous "foul line leap" dunk 6:42 - Babe Ruth, wearing a crown 6:43 - Muhammad Ali, standing over the prone body of Sonny Liston during their second bout

posted by grum@work at 10:39 PM on January 16, 2007

Biggest emotional moments for me: "I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth." "I don't believe...what I just saw!" "Do you believe in Miracles? Yes!" Joe Carter leaping. "He did it! He did it!" (Doug Flutie) "The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!" Jana Navotna crying. Best piece of video: Barry Sanders dodging Bears.

posted by grum@work at 10:46 PM on January 16, 2007

original thread is here btw. i found out that i was correct on 5:30. it's kenny lofton, as an indian at jacobs field. august 4, 1996. robbing the orioles b.j. surhoff of a home run. (it was #9 on the all-time "web gem" list.)

posted by goddam at 11:35 PM on January 16, 2007

2:14 is Jim Brown 2:17 is Bill Russell

posted by bperk at 11:41 PM on January 16, 2007

0:31 looks like lord stanley (of the cup fame) damn you grum. now i'll never get to sleep.

posted by goddam at 11:49 PM on January 16, 2007

Yeah, thanks for nothing, grum. Bear Bryant is the coach around 3:26 with the plaid hat. Joe Paterno is shortly after that with the whistle around his neck.

posted by bperk at 12:09 AM on January 17, 2007

Viewing this video may lead to tears welling in your eyes and sniffling. That's pretty much the reaction I had when I saw that Hank Aaron was given as much time as Kenny Lofton and three seconds less than Kirk Gibson. Two seconds for Jackie Robinson. 4:37 is Schmidt's 500th home run. (My assistance out of respect for the person who asked, and should not be taken as even reticent acceptance of this piece of trash. I love Babe Ruth, too, don't get me wrong, and he deserves due time here, but c'mon guys. Jackie freakin' Robinson.)

posted by BullpenPro at 12:14 AM on January 17, 2007

grum, I picked out a couple, and I'm not sure about a couple, but here goes. 0:00 - Jake LaMotta (not sure); 0:01 - Magic and Larry Legend, in the '79 NCAA Championship Game; 0:13 - George Mikan; 0:18 - Joe Louis; 0:44 - John Wooden; 0:52 - Sugar Ray Robinson; 2:14 - Jim Brown; 2:18 - Bill Russell; 3:18 - Michael Jordan; 3:25 - Paul "Bear" Bryant; 3:26 - Paul "Bear" Bryant; 3:26 - Dean Smith; 3:26 - George Halas; 3:27 - Knute Rockne; 3:27 - Joe Paterno; 3:58 - Rocky Marciano (not sure); 4:21 - Daryl Dawkins; 5:02 - Grant Hill; 5:04 - N.C. State's David Thompson; 5:08 - Allen Iverson, putting the crossover on MJ; 5:23 - Justin Leonard; 5:24 - Chamique Holdsclaw and Coach Pat Summitt. Personally, if I never see that clip of John Riggins righting himself after breaking out of Don McNeal's arm tackle again, it'll be too soon. Ditto the photo of Kellen Winslow being carted off the field after running wild against the Dolphins in The Greatest Playoff Game In NFL History.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 05:22 AM on January 17, 2007

At 0:04 that is definitely Beamon and from the bib number it looks like the 1968 Olympics. Whether that is the actual world-record jump or not, I can't say.

posted by Amateur at 07:38 AM on January 17, 2007

From the uniforms I'd say that clip of the Cardinals fooling around at 0:03 is from the 20's or 30's, maybe the "gashouse gang" team. I've seen that clip before but I can't name the players.

posted by Amateur at 08:19 AM on January 17, 2007

At 4:33 I believe (I am not certain) that this is the famous "Punch" Line: Maurice "Rocket" Richard, Elmer Lach, and Hector "Toe" Blake.

posted by Amateur at 08:42 AM on January 17, 2007

Pretty awesome; I didn't see it the first time. Two details: the shot of Holdsclaw crying at 5:24 was after she fouled out in her final college game, a loss to Duke in the NCAA elite eight in Greensboro Coliseum, breaking a string of three straight national titles. (date 3/22/99). (I was there; probably my all-time personal sporting moment.) I believe the Grant Hill dunk at 5:02 was during the Duke-Kansas NCAA title game on 4/1/1991- the game after the upset of UNLV. Shame spofiwiki has been abandoned; this would have been perfect for that.

posted by tieguy at 09:14 AM on January 17, 2007

Yes, damn you, that was the Duke/Kansas game of 1991. I was hoping nobody would notice. By the way, I just had some clients come into my office and I'm sitting here with tears in my eyes. I had to show them the video to explain it. Thank god they're sports freaks as much as me.

posted by hawkguy at 09:20 AM on January 17, 2007

Shame spofiwiki has been abandoned; this would have been perfect for that. posted by tieguy Sportsfilter wiki.

posted by justgary at 09:34 AM on January 17, 2007

I just got done reading the thread from the last time you posted this. I have to say that it is quite a relief to know that there are so many sport geek idiots out there. Makes me feel better about my own sport geed idiocy.

posted by hawkguy at 09:38 AM on January 17, 2007

1:37 - Michael Jordan, sinking last second basket to eliminate Cleveland Cavaliers from playoffs (1988 or 1989) I love how his celebratory punch looks for all the world like it knocked someone out (although it clearly didn't).

posted by JJ at 10:15 AM on January 17, 2007

4:38 - Keith Smart of Indiana celebrates winning the 1987 NCAA tournament over Syracuse (March 30, 1987)

posted by mbd1 at 11:36 AM on January 17, 2007

and at 5:55, Bob Harris is doing the play by play for the Duke Radio Network.

posted by mbd1 at 11:40 AM on January 17, 2007

It is now in the Wiki. I've updated it with every change up to mbd1's right above this. If you have any other changes, please create a userid for the Wiki and feel free to update it. Please keep changes to those you are 80% certain are correct. As well, if you have more detail (dates, final score, other info), feel free to add it (or link to it).

posted by grum@work at 11:43 AM on January 17, 2007

From the uniforms I'd say that clip of the Cardinals fooling around at 0:03 is from the 20's or 30's, maybe the "gashouse gang" team. I've seen that clip before but I can't name the players. Here's about the best guess that I can offer on 0:03, which is video of members of the St. Louis Cardinals' famous Gas House Gang. I'm assuming the video to have been taken during the 1934 World Series because of the number of reporters walking around on the field during the pregame warmups. From left to right, I believe the three players to be: * First baseman James Anthony "Ripper" Collins, 5-9, 165 pounds, lefty -- known to be one of the ringleaders of the Gang and one of the few lefties on the squad. I did my best to match up his face with a 1934 Goudey card, and I think it's him. * Third baseman Johnny Leonard Roosevelt "Pepper" Martin, 5-8, 170 pounds, righty -- "The Wild Horse of the Osage" and also well-known as one of those prone to antics before the games. Martin was known for his muscular frame, and although it could also be Joe "Ducky" Medwick, the relative height compared to Collins makes me think it's Pepper; and * Pitcher Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean, 6-2, 180 pounds, righty -- always known as ready to get in on a gag or on camera. Although the face is difficult to make out, the player's height rules out almost everyone else. Thoughts?

posted by wfrazerjr at 12:20 PM on January 17, 2007

Just added to the wiki -- 4:57 - Michigan Wolverine hockey player Mike Legg scoops the puck up (lacrosse-style) and "puts" it in the top corner on unsuspecting goalie, while standing behind the net (March 24, 1996)

posted by holden at 12:20 PM on January 17, 2007

4:29 - player breaking the entire basket apparatus in New Jersey Meadowlands (Dawkins?) Much skinnier Shaq

posted by holden at 12:30 PM on January 17, 2007

1:42 - Steve Yzerman, Detroit Red Wings forward, scores in overtime against Grant Fuhr of the St.Louis Blues (May 12, 1998) 1:47 - Colorado University quarterback Kordell Stewart beats Michigan University with hail-mary pass on final play of game That sequence lifts my spirits, then punches me right in the gut.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:52 PM on January 17, 2007

0:54 - Toronto Maple Leaf Stanley Cup champions (1967 [last one] or 1942 [win despite 0-3 deficit in finals]) Wouldn't be 1967. The 1967 jerseys had numbers on the sleeves. In 1948, the Cup became a two-piece trophy with a removable bowl and became a one piece trophy in 1958. So that leaves Leafs Cups in 1950-51, 1948-49, and 1947-48 1951 was the Barilko year, but they were wearing white when they won. Leafs clinched at home in 1949 and in Detroit in 1948. If the Leafs were in white at home in 1951, and we assume that the colour scheme was consistent for their two earlier Cups, the clip would suggest a victory on the road, so 47-48. The first two piece Cup. Ta da.

posted by gspm at 01:30 PM on January 17, 2007

Ta da. Well done, Encyclopedia Brown!

posted by grum@work at 03:45 PM on January 17, 2007

I've updated the wiki for 0:54 and 0:03 based on our two historical sporting sleuths above.

posted by grum@work at 03:52 PM on January 17, 2007

I can't express the sheer awesomeness. The video, the list, everything. Wonderful project. Thanks grummy.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 06:30 PM on January 17, 2007

Ah, this is great. 0.00 - Gene Tunney and Jack Dempsey in their 2nd championship fight in Chicago in September, 1927. Tunney is the one in white and this is the only time in his career he was knocked down (this is the famous Long Count Fight.)

posted by forrestv at 08:42 PM on January 17, 2007

3:54 (unknown man? same as at 0:40?) is golfer bobby jones.

posted by goddam at 09:33 PM on January 17, 2007

3:58 is definitely Marciano. and just to elaborate on 5:13, reggie miller was indeed giving the choke sign to spike lee. june 1, 1994, game 5 of the eastern conference finals. miller put up 25 points in the 4th quarter, including five 3-pointers.

posted by goddam at 10:18 PM on January 17, 2007

I was fine watching until the images of Walter Payton appeared on the screen. Now I'm just a puddle of goo.

posted by Texan_lost_in_NY at 07:36 PM on January 22, 2007

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