41. Bill Gramatica’s Epic Fail
If there was ever a time to use the phrase “epic fail,” it would be for when describing this moment. After celebrating wildly during a first quarter field goal during a regular season game agains the Giants, Gramatica fell and ended up tearing his ACL. He missed the rest of the season.
42. Ahn Jung Hwan Stuns Italy
South Korea, the hosts of the 2002 World Cup, stunned perennial power Italy with this Golden Goal by Ahn Jung Hwan — a goal that enabled them to (improbably) advance to the World Cup quarterfinal. This goal was a very big deal.
43 Piazza’s Post 9-11 Home Run
In the Mets’ first game since the September 11th attacks, Mike Piazza delivered a late-inning go-ahead home run, making for one of the better feel-good moments in baseball history.
44. Kobe To Shaq Alley Oop
They may have ended up beefing, but this was probably their finest hour; the outrageous oop helped cap a furious Game 7 comeback against the Blazers, catapulting them to their first of 3 consecutive titles.