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Best Play In Last 20 Years [NoeBrainer]

March 28, 2012 marks the 20-year anniversary of Christian Laettner’s famous shot against Kentucky.  It got me thinking about the best play in sports over the last 20 years.  What would you choose?

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There are so many great plays over the last 20 years.  I named a handful of stellar plays in the video above.  However, in the interest of saving time, there are a ton of plays that weren’t mentioned.  I doubt you would watch a NoeBrainer that was 42 minutes long.  Just sayin.  From Derek Jeter’s flip against the Oakland A’s and his dive into the stands against the Red Sox, to Tiger Woods draining an unbelievable chip at the 2005 Masters, there are so many plays to pick from.

I’m going with David Tyree’s epic catch in Super Bowl XLII.  The New York Giants were able to beat the previously undefeated New England Patriots 17-14 thanks in large part to Tyree’s unbelievable play.  The play began with Eli Manning somehow being able to shake free from the grasp of Jarvis Green.  Manning launched a prayer downfield.  Tyree jumped up with Rodney Harrison draped all over him and was somehow able to hold onto the ball by placing it against his helmet and keeping it off of the ground when he came crashing down.  Unbelievable.  For my money, that’s the best play over the last 20 years.

On a local level, Edwin Ubiles’ spinning jam against Fairfield in the MAAC Championship Game was pretty memorable.  I’m not putting it at the top of the list when it comes to the best sports play over the last 20 years in the Capital Region, but it definitely needs to be mentioned.  Check it out below.

Brian Noe is the Program Director at 104.5 The Team, ESPN Radio in Albany, NY.  Brian also hosts “The Noe Show” weekdays from 1-3pm ET on WTMM.

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