The 13 Most Patriotic Sports Moments in America
The United States celebrates another anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. On July 4 is the biggest party of the North American country and in honor of the independence of the 13 colonies, we present 13 times when sports and patriotism joined and are, at par, of the most characteristic sporting moments in sport American.13) Donovan’s goal against AlgeriaThe United States was about to be eliminated from the 2010 World Cup in South Africa despite not losing a game, but Landon Donovan appeared to score one of the most remembered goals in Team USA history.12) Brandi ChastainThe women’s team won their second World Cup at home, before a packed Rose Bowl, Chastain scored the final penalty against China.11) Vince Carter buries the French in SydneyOne of the most famous dunks in history came in Sydney 2000, when Vince Carter jumped to the Frederic Weis pole with all and the more than 2 meters high of the French10) The yellow bow at the SuperdomeDuring the Iran hostage crisis, the yellow bow was the symbol of this period and the Superdome, prior to Super Bowl XV between the Eagles and Raiders, showed its support with that symbol on its exterior.
9) The cries of USA, USA! after bin Laden’s deathOn May 1, 2011, during the Sunday night game between the Mets and the Phillies, news of the death of Osama bin Laden arrived, after which the Philadelphia fans flooded the stadium with shouts of USA, USA!8) The U2 show at Super Bowl XXXVIThe first Super Bowl after 9/11 featured U2 as a halftime show and the band paid tribute to the victims of the attack by displaying their names on the screens, plus Bono had a jacket with the American flag inside. .7) Anthem after the Boston bombingAfter the attacks of the Boston Marathon, there was a moment that gives goose bumps in the TD Garden, home of the Celtics and the Bruins, before a game of the latter. Rene Rancourt was in charge of singing the anthem, but after the first lines it was the entire stadium in charge of singing The Star Spangled Banner.6) Joe Louis takes down ‘Nazi’ Max SchmelingBoxing fight that took political overtones between the German Schmeling, a white race, and the American Louis. Schmeling won the first fight by KO in the 12th, but in the rematch, held again at Yankee Stadium, Louis knocked out the German in the first round.
5) Whitney Houston AnthemMany consider the best performance of The Star-Spangled Banner . Just 10 days after the Gulf War began, the Bills and the Giants met in Tampa Bay for Super Bowl XX and the voice of Whitney Houston gave an interpretation that went down in history.4) Jesse Owens wins under Hitler’s gazeHitler used the 1936 Berlin Olympics as propaganda to demonstrate the superiority of the Aryan race, but Owens, an African American son of peasants and grandson of slaves, won in the 100, 200, long jump and relays.3) Rick Monday prevents a flag being burned at a protestThe outfielder played 19 years in the majors, participating twice in the All-Star Game and was champion in 1981 with the Dodgers, but his best action came in 1976, when he prevented two fans from setting fire to a flag.2) President George W. Bush’s strikeThe attacks of September 11 caused the World Series to be played in November for the first time in history. After two victories for the Diamondbacks in Arizona, the Fall Classic went to Yankee Stadium and President George W. Bush was in charge of throwing the first ball: a perfect strike despite having a bulletproof vest, one of many precautionary measures for this event.1) The Miracle on IceLake Placid, 1980 Olympic Games. In the middle of the Cold War, the United States achieved the most unexpected victory in history , ending the unbeaten streak of the USSR hockey team with a combination of college players, which was the last one to go down in history. Al Michael’s phrase in the transmission: Do you believe in Miracles? And it is! (Do you believe in Miracles? Yes!)