Great 1980s Sports Moments is a sweeping work of nostalgia by one who grew up amidst it. A detailed year-by-year walk through a historic decade in sports will recall both epic moments that still seem like they happened yesterday, as well as those time may have forgot. You’ll read about the following…
There were the generation-defining moments and rivalries that have lived on through the ages…
*The Miracle On Ice moment that kicked the 1980s off at the Winter Olympics. Read how the United States’ men’s hockey team shocked the world and how their victory captivated a nation.
*Larry Bird & Magic Johnson arrived and the NBA would never be the same. Along with Julius “Dr. J” Erving early in the decade and the Bad Boy Detroit Pistons at the end, Bird and Magic shaped professional basketball.
*A dramatic NFC Championship Game between the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers proved to be more than just a great football game with a title on the line—it ended up a seminal moment that signaled the rise of one dynasty and the fall of another.
*March Madness came into its own with a series of great national championship games. Read about them all, from the game-winning shots by Michael Jordan and Keith Smart, to the thrilling upsets by N.C. State and Villanova, to the individual greatness of Danny Manning.
*The baseball postseason of 1986. The ALCS and NLCS rounds were both taut battles that left players and fans drained. But the drama was just beginning, with an iconic World Series matchup whose signature moment continues to be replayed in video montages.
*The greatness of Martina Navratilova on the tennis court and her rivalry with Chris Evert Lloyd—especially a special 1985 showdown in the French Open final that lives on as one of tennis’ greatest moments.
*Three historic college football games involving the Miami Hurricanes. Read about their Orange Bowl upset of Nebraska in 1983. Three years later the Hurricanes were on the wrong side of a historic upset, against Penn State in the Fiesta Bowl. The decade ends with their rivalry against Notre Dame and the thrilling “Catholics vs. Convicts” battle of 1988.
*Memorable NFL playoff games, from the Epic In Miami to The Drive & The Fumble.
Great 1980s Sports Moments also includes more under-the-radar moments, whose legacies may not have survived their local area. Younger fans may not have heard of them, fans who lived through them may have forgotten. But they mattered. Moments like these…
*The greatest League Championship Series ever played. It wasn’t in 1986.
*Black Saturday in September of 1981. A series of upsets not only rocked the polls, but they signaled the college football world was changing.
*The best NFL Divisional round of the weekend. It wasn’t one that contained any of the decade’s most historic individual moments. But it provided the most consistent excitement over four games.
*The best NCAA Tournament regional round of the Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight—not just in this decade, but ever.
*Great baseball pennant races, a forgotten one-game showdown, more World Series memories…and controversies.
*Moments from The Masters and on through golf’s four major tournaments.
*History-making Kentucky Derby wins and a Preakness Stakes that one broadcasting icon called “the greatest horse race I’ve ever seen.”
Great 1980s Sports Moments is a sweeping look at an entire decade, both comprehensive and concise, that is a must-have for the library of any serious reader of books about sports.
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