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Today's sports fans are deluged with highlights. "Plays of the Day," "Plays of the Week," "Plays of the Year." Even against that droning background of white noise, however, these plays stand out as the 10 Greatest Sports Highlight Clips of all time.
1. Joe Montana to Dwight Clark: Some still swear that Montana was throwing the ball away when, under pressure and scrambling to his right, he let it fly for the back of the end zone. Instead, Montana was putting it where only his man could get it, and Clark skied to snatch the ball along the end line. The catch earns extra points for historical significance as it enabled the 49ers to beat Dallas 28-27 in the 1981 NFC Championship Game and start their run of titles.
2. Miracle on Ice: This is one highlight that is as much about the audio as the video. With the final seconds ticking off during the U.S. Olympic hockey team's shocking 4-3 win over the powerful Soviet Union in 1980, Al Michaels bellowed, "Do you believe in miracles? Yes!" The U.S. squad later clinched the gold by beating Finland while countless sportscasters have tried to spawn their own versions of Michael's golden call.
3. Carlton Fisk waving it fair: Fisk's pleading with his shot down the left field line at Fenway Park to stay fair is as memorable as the hit itself, which caromed off the foul pole for a game-winning homer. Fisk's blast earned the Red Sox a 7-6 victory in the 12th inning of Game 6 of the 1975 World Series, though the Reds won Game 7. The foul pole was fittingly renamed after Fisk this season.
4. Christian Laettner's buzzer-beater: Kentucky seemed poised for a stunning upset of the defending champs from Duke in the 1992 East Regional when sophomore Grant Hill stood (unguarded) at the far baseline in the closing seconds. Hill heaved a long inbounds pass to Laettner, who calmly caught the ball, took a dribble and made a turnaround jumper just outside the free-throw line at the buzzer for an unlikely win. Laettner didn't miss all game, from the field or the line, but this is the shot that everyone remembers.
5. Bill Buckner's E-3: The Mets had already tied the score in the 10th inning of Game 6 of the 1986 World Series when Mookie Wilson squibbed a grounder toward the gimpy Buckner, who had not been removed for defensive purposes. That non-decision by manager John McNamara would long be second-guessed in Red Sox Nation after the ball scooted through Buckner's legs and allowed Ray Knight to score the winning run. Watch Buckner's head droop when the ball gets by him and you'd swear you can still hear the curses echoing from New England.
6. Willie Mays' catch: The Indians were heavy favorites in the 1954 World Series after winning 111 games, but that all changed when Vic Wertz blasted one 450 feet to straightaway center in the Polo Grounds in Game 1. Mays caught the ball over his head on a dead run and, perhaps more remarkably, whirled around and unleashed a powerful throw back to the infield in one motion. With the score tied at 2 in the eighth and runners on first and second, Mays' catch and throw kept the game knotted until the Giants won it in the 10th to open a remarkable sweep.
7. Immaculate Reception: Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw was trying to get the ball to Frenchy Fuqua in the dying seconds of an AFC playoff game against the Raiders when a defender clobbered Fuqua and the pigskin ricocheted away. Running back Franco Harris snatched the rebound off his shoetops and outraced the Oakland defense down the sideline for the winning touchdown. The play earns extra credit for its catchy name.
8. The Play, Cal-Stanford: Cardinal quarterback John Elway seemed to have engineered one of his earliest last-second victories until the Golden Bears stole the show on the ensuing kickoff. Kevin Moen grabbed the last of five laterals to score the game-winning touchdown, and slam-dunk a Stanford trombonist in the end zone.
9. The Shot Heard 'Round the World:Bobby Thomson's three-run blast against Dodgers' pitcher Ralph Branca in the bottom of the ninth of the finale of a three-game playoff capped a remarkable late-season surge by the Giants. Any sports fan can tell you what the home run meant: "The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!"
10. Jordan's Last Shot: OK, it didn't turn out to be the last shot of Michael Jordan's career, but the 17-footer he nailed with 5.2 seconds left in an NBA Finals game against the Jazz in 1998 led the Bulls to their sixth title with His Airness. Jordan created room for his jumper by, depending on your point of view, either faking Bryon Russell to the floor or helping him there with a well-disguised push.
Honorable Mention: Kirk Gibson's 1988 World Series homer against the A's; Henry Aaron circling the bases with two young "friends" on homer No. 715; Doug Flutie's Hail Mary pass to Gerard Phelan in 1984; Lorenzo Charles dunking an airball to give N.C. State a shocking national championship victory over Houston in 1983; Brandi Chastain whipping off her shirt to display her sports bra after her penalty kick beat China in the 1999 World Cup.