Sport is fantastic, it can infuriate, inspire, thrill, and every now and again, bring a tear to the eye. Sometimes it can get an old man out of his chair cheering when everything he wishes for comes together in a magical moment. These moments are few and far between and yesterday was one of those moments, it seems like destiny.
I know this is a football blog but bear with me – Alistair Cook’s hundred in his final Test innings was a truly magical moment. I, and millions of other cricket fans, spent a tense morning with crossed fingers as he approached his milestone.
Cook is the highest scoring English batsman of all-time. He deserved the wonderful ovation he received and it reminded me of another occasion when a Great Man fulfilled his destiny- it was when TH14 scored in an FA Cup game at The Emirates against Leeds. Those who were there will never forget it – neither will I
Football has given us some incredible emotional occasions, Other sports do the same, for example …
Mo Farah at the London Olympics
Or Tom Brady winning the Superbowl and MVP award at the age of 40.
Or Jack Nicklaus winning The Masters at 46 y.o.
Or Mohammed Ali’s Rumble in the Jungle
Or Boycott’s 100th 100 at Headingley.
Or Lester Piggott winning the Guineas at 57 (!)
Or Tony Adams scoring vs Everton to win the title (my favourite)
Great players create great moments.
What sticks in your mind?
written by Big Raddy