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Posted: Thursday September 1, 2011 2:02PM ; Updated: Thursday September 1, 2011 2:02PM

Fan Survey: Remembering 1986

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As Joe Posnanski wrote and our photo gallery showed, 1986 was an unforgettable sports year. From Jack Nicklaus to Michael Jordan to Wayne Gretzky to Martina Navratilova, some of the greatest athletes in sports history delivered, even by their lofty standards, remarkable performances 25 years ago. The year also included some classic games and playoff series and, sadly, the tragic death of former Maryland star and Celtics draft pick Len Bias.

Weigh in below with your thoughts on the athletes and events that shaped 1986.

What was the defining sports story of 1986?
Bears demolish Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX
Jack Nicklaus wins Masters at age 46
No. 2 NBA draft pick Len Bias dies of drug overdose
Diego Maradona scores Hand of God goal, leads Argentina to World Cup title
Mets rally past Red Sox to win World Series
Mike Tyson becomes youngest heavyweight champion at age 20
Which of these athletes had the best year?
Roger Clemens: 24-4, 2.48 ERA; AL MVP and Cy Young; 20-K game
Martina Navratilova: Wins Wimbledon/U.S. Open, finishes 89-3
Wayne Gretzky: Scores NHL-record 215 points (52 goals, 163 assists)
Larry Bird: Wins third straight NBA MVP; Finals MVP; triple-double in title clincher
Which was the more impressive single-game performance?
Michael Jordan scores record 63 points in playoff game at Boston
Roger Clemens strikes out record 20 in 3-1, complete-game win vs. Seattle
What was the more impressive feat by a 20-year-old?
Patrick Roy: Leads Canadiens to Stanley Cup title, wins playoff MVP
Mike Tyson: Becomes youngest heavyweight champion
Did 1986 produce the best baseball postseason of all time?
Who was the bigger cult hero?
William "The Refrigerator" Perry: Bears DT scores TD in Super Bowl XX
Spud Webb: 5-7 Hawks guard wins NBA slam dunk contest

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