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I remember being at the deciding game of the 1993 World Series, but I don't actually remember the game. I also remember watching my dad watch the 1993 Stanley Cup Finals and Super Bowl XXIX but again, I don't actually remember the games. The three earliest sporting events I remember were Super Bowl XXX, the 1995 NBA Finals, and the 1996 Stanley Cup Finals.

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Do You Believe in Miracles.... Yes

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Do You Believe in Miracles.... Yes

You remember that? I think I am about a year older than you and I don't.

Mine might be Super Bowl XV: Raiders over Eagles. I remember wanting the Eagles to win and I am pretty sure it is because I liked their helmets. So starts my obsession with uniforms! That was early in 1981. I don't remember anything from 1980 (world series, etc.).

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This thread is basically "How old are you?", but Let's see:

- I've been told I knew the entire lineup of the 1990 Reds, but I have zero memory of watching any of their games. There's pictures of me plopped in front of the TV during the World Series though.

- There's a random Oilers-Bengals game I can remember watching with my dad in either 1990 or 1991.

- The first Super Bowl I can remember watching was the Super Bowl 27 between the Bills and Cowboys.

- The first World Series I can actually remember was 1992 Blue Jays - Braves. I cheered for the Blue Jays because that's who my dad wanted to win.

- I can remember watching the opening ceremonies for the 1992 Winter Olympics with my mom because per usual the Opening Ceremonies were weird as hell.

- The first time I watched any of the Stanley Cup Finals was in 1993 Kings-Canadiens. I was almost 6 and my dad had just gotten transferred to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania so we lived in a hotel for a couple weeks and that series was on the TV every game.

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In terms of watching, I have a very vague and fleeting memory of my first Hull City match. The main thing I remember is thinking how odd it was that we were playing in red socks. We only wore them for a few year in the early 1980s so that would have meant I was six or seven at the time.

As for participating, I remember being about four or five and having a kick around with my dad in the tenfoot behind our house. I remember being quite frustrated at my inept attempts to get the ball to go where I wanted it to. Funnily enough, over 30 years later I still get the same sense of frustration when I try to play five-a-side. Ahem.

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I got into sports around mid to late 2005 with NASCAR. One specific event I remember though was the 2005 finale @ Homestead-Miami Speedway when Jimmie Johnson struggled and Tony Stewart went on to win the title.

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This thread is basically "How old are you?", but Let's see:

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- The first World Series I can actually remember was 1992 Blue Jays - Braves. I cheered for the Blue Jays because that's who my dad wanted to win.

That's my first memory, but reverse. I don't really remember the games, but I do remember the last play. Otis Nixon grounded out and my four-year old self asked my dad when Alabama played next so I could "like sports again"

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Do You Believe in Miracles.... Yes

You remember that? I think I am about a year older than you and I don't.

Mine might be Super Bowl XV: Raiders over Eagles. I remember wanting the Eagles to win and I am pretty sure it is because I liked their helmets. So starts my obsession with uniforms! That was early in 1981. I don't remember anything from 1980 (world series, etc.).

I have a remarkable memory.

I remember my Uncle's beach house and that was 1979, I remember my parents throwing out my crib when I got to big for it.

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My earliest memory of attending any sporting even was was a minor league baseball game.

It was the Calgary Cannons. I believe it was 1990 and I have no clue who they played. I don't recall the score or any players either. I just know that was my first exposure to baseball.

In the 1991/92 season I saw my first (and second) hockey games. I was in LA for a relative's wedding (i was the ring bearer. Which is weird because of all the weddings I've attended in the past 3 years {about 10} there has never been a ring bearer....but that's a conversation for another thread/day) and I got to see the Kings play the Leafs in LA. It was the coolest for a 7 year old kid who lived in Calgary but was born in Toronto (and would move back to Toronto shortly after) because I never liked the Flames. I then saw the Flames play later that season, if memory serves it was against St. Louis but i'm not certain.

I also remember watching plenty of Stampeders games on TV the 2 1/2 years my family lived out there. Was never a huge Stamps fan but still love the CFL to this day.

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Do You Believe in Miracles.... Yes

You remember that? I think I am about a year older than you and I don't.

Mine might be Super Bowl XV: Raiders over Eagles. I remember wanting the Eagles to win and I am pretty sure it is because I liked their helmets. So starts my obsession with uniforms! That was early in 1981. I don't remember anything from 1980 (world series, etc.).

I have a remarkable memory.

I remember my Uncle's beach house and that was 1979, I remember my parents throwing out my crib when I got to big for it.

Funny...I remember nursury school; every day we'd say the date at the beginning of the day. "Tuesday, November 13th, 1979". I remember saying 1979...but no sports memories before 1981.

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This thread is basically "How old are you?",

True enough.

At the risk of revealing that my gray temples are not an affectation, I remember seeing Hank Aaron wearing blue and gold at Milwaukee County Stadium and Pele playing for the Cosmos in Yankee Stadium. Those are perhaps my first sports memories. I have no "first memory" of the Packers.

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Do You Believe in Miracles.... Yes

You remember that? I think I am about a year older than you and I don't.

Mine might be Super Bowl XV: Raiders over Eagles. I remember wanting the Eagles to win and I am pretty sure it is because I liked their helmets. So starts my obsession with uniforms! That was early in 1981. I don't remember anything from 1980 (world series, etc.).

I have a remarkable memory.

I remember my Uncle's beach house and that was 1979, I remember my parents throwing out my crib when I got to big for it.

Funny...I remember nursury school; every day we'd say the date at the beginning of the day. "Tuesday, November 13th, 1979". I remember saying 1979...but no sports memories before 1981.

I remember that day too, I had a Choclate cake with a number 4 shaped candle.

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Do You Believe in Miracles.... Yes

You remember that? I think I am about a year older than you and I don't.

Mine might be Super Bowl XV: Raiders over Eagles. I remember wanting the Eagles to win and I am pretty sure it is because I liked their helmets. So starts my obsession with uniforms! That was early in 1981. I don't remember anything from 1980 (world series, etc.).

I have a remarkable memory.

I remember my Uncle's beach house and that was 1979, I remember my parents throwing out my crib when I got to big for it.

Funny...I remember nursury school; every day we'd say the date at the beginning of the day. "Tuesday, November 13th, 1979". I remember saying 1979...but no sports memories before 1981.

I remember that day too, I had a Choclate cake with a number 4 shaped candle.

LOL, that was a random date...your birthday? Nice.

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1996 Atlanta Olympics, Michael Johnson's 200 metres and an Irish swimmer called Michelle Smith coming out of nowhere to win 3 gold medals

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First football game I remember watching on TV:

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That's the Ice Bowl for you young 'uns, AKA the 1967 NFL Championship Game.

I hated the Packers for a long time after. But it was pretty exciting to meet Bart Starr by chance 20 years later when he came to me and checked in for a flight at the American ticket counter in Tampa. I still have the ticket jacket he autographed for me.

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1993 World Series final game. I remember I was rooting for "The Blue Team" (Blue Jays), because I absolutely hated the color red. I remember being so stressed out when I thought "The Red Team" (Phillies) was going to win, but after Joe Carter's home run (which Was nothing more than confusing to me) I actually started crying because I felt so bad for the losing team after they showed one of their players looking so sad. My current day self is almost ashamed to say I ever felt bad for the Phillies and that scumbag Curt Schilling.

The first sports memory I have where I actually recognized the team and players was opening day 1994. I remember everyone being so excited that the Giants had this guy named Barry Bonds, who apparently was pretty new and had apparently won some major award the year before. I just remember finding his dangly cross earring to be so strange. I mean, why is a man wearing an earring?!?!

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Super Bowl XX i first saw the Old New England Patriots Uniforms, and it first got me interested in sports logos :)

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