The Late Movies: Sports Reenactments

Mark Arminio

Certain moments in sports have a way of staying with us through the years. We remember them by name and date and the emotions surrounding them. Tonight we take a look at some of those famous plays, but through a different lens. The following clips all feature great plays, but they're reenacted using different methods.

You may have seen this floating around the internet (and it was also included in today's Morning Links). This is a Lego recap of the opening round game between USA and England at this year's World Cup.

Speaking of the World Cup, England was down a goal against Greece in a qualifier when Beckham curved in this equalizer shot in extra time to help England reach the tournament.

Last soccer one, I promise. This is the infamous "Hand Of God" goal Maradona scored in the 1986 cup (against England). The ball clanked in off Maradona's hand, but the ref didn't see it. After the game, Maradona said it was "un poco con la cabeza de Maradona y otro poco con la mano de Dios" (a little with the head of Maradona and a little with the hand of God).

This clip is long, but worth it if you love Vin Scully, the Hall of Fame announcer for the Dodgers. This video is a reenactment of the final inning of Game 6 of the 1986 World Series between the Mets and the Red Sox. While the inning was fraught with calamity, it was Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner who is most often remembered for botching an easy grounder which secured the win for the Mets. Bonus: This recreation uses the NES classic, RBI Baseball.

Here is Eli Manning's desperation heave to David Tyree against the undefeated Patriots in Superbowl XLII using Tecmo Bowl. This third down conversion helped set up the touchdown that would prove the difference.

Michael Jordan's last shot—assuming we forget that he ever played for the Wizards—won him a sixth title as his Bulls beat the Utah Jazz in the NBA Finals. Here is that famous play recreated in NBA2K10.

Finally, here is a recreation and mashup of Foreman vs Ali from the Rumble In Jungle using the game Fight Night.

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