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    Best Game Ever Seen (most exciting/memorable)????

    Started thinking about this and was trying to think of the best games I have ever seen (both wins and losses, college and pros).

    1. ISU vs Nebraska - just for the style and unbelievable nature of how we won it.

    2. ISU vs Iowa ('02) - Comeback of the ages led by Seneca

    3. Chicago Bears vs Arizon Cardinals - The "We are who we thought they were.......if you're going to crown them...etc" game. Never seen a defense/special teams outright win a high-scoring game.

    4. Chicago Bears vs San Fransico/Cleveland games ('01) - both were unbelievable finishes with the Cleveland game getting a touchdown/onside kick/touchdown in 29 seconds. pick six ended it in OT both games.

    5. ISU vs. Florida State - Eddie Robinson Classic - probably would have been #3 if it was a win.

    Obviously, I have viewed more games of my favorite teams which stand out, but I am sure there are others that stand out (probably would have included the Oklahoma vs Boise State Game if I would have actually watched it). (It also probably would be blasphemous for me to include the Iowa Bowl win on the Hell Mary vs LSU, but I must admit, it was one hell of a finish).


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    Re: Best Game Ever Seen (most exciting/memorable)????

    NCAA Championship game where Vince Young took over and dominated USC for the championship... single greatest game by a player I've ever seen.



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    Re: Best Game Ever Seen (most exciting/memorable)????

    In person?

    ISU/NU ('02). Just laid the wood to the Huskers. Game wasn't ever close and the crowd was electric. Don't think I've ever seen such energy in JTS before or since, except maybe ....

    ISU/Iowa ('05). 8th ranked hawks. Complete arse kicking. Didn't want to leave the stadium that day.

    ISU/KU ('92) - for very different reasons. Emotionally scarred me for the remainder of the 90's. I believe we gave up a 4 TD, 4th quarter lead. I was pretty hammered and I've suppressed such memories - so I might have the wrong details. But IIRC, we were up 48-21 or something and lost 51-48. Something like that.



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    Re: Best Game Ever Seen (most exciting/memorable)????

    If this is supposed to be about ISU...can't forget about ISU vs CU in '05



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    Re: Best Game Ever Seen (most exciting/memorable)????

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonegrad07 View Post
    NCAA Championship game where Vince Young took over and dominated USC for the championship... single greatest game by a player I've ever seen.
    Forgot about that one.....I think Vince Young "Seneca Wallaced" Texas to that win....

    One hell of a game....



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    Re: Best Game Ever Seen (most exciting/memorable)????

    In person:

    1. ISU beats Pitt in the first bowl game win for the school.
    2. ISU beating #8 Texas after two last second missed free throws. The floor was shaking at Hilton.
    3. ISU beating #8 Iowa 23-3.
    4. The Shaggy Game
    5. Eddie Robinson Classic
    6. ISU beating Iowa in 2002 after an Adam Runk interception.
    7. ISU beating Nerbasak 36-14.


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    Re: Best Game Ever Seen (most exciting/memorable)????

    For me it doesn't get any better than the ISU Iowa game in 2002. Being there in person feeling the energy just get sucked out of that place was amazing.

    For non ISU games, that USC Texas game was amazing, as was OU Boise State.

    For the pros, I really enjoyed that first Super Bowl for Kurt Warner and the Rams when they tackled that receiver just a foot short of the goal line as time expired to seal the win.



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    Re: Best Game Ever Seen (most exciting/memorable)????

    I'll never forget the 1993 Divisional Playoff game between the Bills and the Oilers. That might have been one of the craziest games I will ever see. I'm not sure that I can top the biggest comeback in NFL history.

    In person it would be the 2000 FSU-Miami game at the Orange Bowl. Great game. Came down to a FG at the end and FSU missed it again.

    ISU related might be the final Big 8 men's basketball tournament game. Came down to Kansas missing the last shot. That was exciting.



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    Re: Best Game Ever Seen (most exciting/memorable)????

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    If this is supposed to be about ISU...can't forget about ISU vs CU in '05
    Can be any football game you've seen....

    Just wait until basketball season when we get this post started for greatest basketball games seen.....I think ISU basketball has enough of those to keep us busy before any games of outside interests gets mentioned (plus you probably would automatically assume that no NBA Games would get mentioned since they almost are 1) never compelling & 2) vary rarely played in a "Do or Die" environment.



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    Re: Best Game Ever Seen (most exciting/memorable)????

    Best game as far as excitement that I saw in person would have to be '04 at KSU. I haven't attended a lot of road games and it was something else to come back and score 28 points in the 4th quarter and silence all the "Sproles" chanting of the KSU fans.



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    Re: Best Game Ever Seen (most exciting/memorable)????

    Quote Originally Posted by SuperCy View Post
    ISU related might be the final Big 8 men's basketball tournament game. Came down to Kansas missing the last shot. That was exciting.
    Unfortunately, I missed that as we were on a Spring Break Roadie to Daytona. Didn't find out until we got to the Hotel where we danced around like little school girls shouting "BIG 8 CHAMPIONS". AHHHH, THE MEMORIES.



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    Re: Best Game Ever Seen (most exciting/memorable)????

    The 1992 nebraska vs iowa state game has been deemed the best game ever played at Jack Trice. i would say the 2005 iowa vs iowa state game is up there as well.



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    Re: Best Game Ever Seen (most exciting/memorable)????

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUFan22 View Post
    If this is supposed to be about ISU...can't forget about ISU vs CU in '05
    This. Leaving the stadium, going to Hilton, getting back to the game, winds of 60 mph kicking through the stadium, passing and kicking only worked one way, division title seemingly on the line, crowd pumped and packed, nothing better.


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    Re: Best Game Ever Seen (most exciting/memorable)????

    Best college game: Texas over USC in the Rose Bowl - 1 player CAN make a difference.
    Best ISU game: Our first win over Iowa in 15 years. Huge underdogs and we won convincingly.
    Best pro game: 1985 MNF Dolphins over Bears. Still the most watched MNF game ever.



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    Re: Best Game Ever Seen (most exciting/memorable)????

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    In person?



    ISU/KU ('92) - for very different reasons. Emotionally scarred me for the remainder of the 90's. I believe we gave up a 4 TD, 4th quarter lead. I was pretty hammered and I've suppressed such memories - so I might have the wrong details. But IIRC, we were up 48-21 or something and lost 51-48. Something like that.

    Great call on the 92 KU game. Without a doubt the wildest, craziest game I have ever seen. Due to my also fuzzy memory, largely attributed to similar state of inebriation as you, but also due to the fact that it was 17 years ago. Damn I am getting old! I think you have the score right, at least very close.

    What you failed to mention was ISU was trailing something like 21-0 prior to roaring back to take the huge lead. A complete down-up-down roller coaster of a game! Absolute shoot-out. I also remember this was the game that Jim Thompson, a Fraternity Brother of mine, who played guard scored on a 40 yard run on the Fumblerooski.



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