I’m an aficionado of sports highlights and calls, and a repeat viewer on YouTube.
There are some classics that never grow old. The Shot Heard Round the World (“The Giants win the pennant!”). The gimpy Kirk Gibson home run (“In a year that has been so improbable, the impossible has happened”). The California Golden Bears’ last-second, five-lateral kickoff return against Stanford (“The band is out on the field!”). The classic Texas high-school match-up, John Tyler versus Plano East, with the wildest finish of any football game ever played—look it up (“Oh, no!! Oh, my God!!”). And because I’m a Yankees fan …
This article appears as “The Miracle That Never Ceases” in the March 23, 2020, print edition of National Review.
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