Capital Region Greatest Sports Moment Bracket: 1st Round Matchup 7
This week on 104.5 the Team we are continuing up the #CapitalRegionGreatestSportsMomentBracket as we are trying to crown the best sports moment in the history of the Capital Region as decided by you! Today's matchup is the third time we have a returning competitor as they won a previous play-in game. Who will advance to the next round to face Ronald Moore's heroics and Siena's win over Ohio State in the next round?
(2) Mike Tyson First Nationally Televised Fight at Houston Field House
Mike Tyson made his professional debut as an 18 year old in Albany in 1985 and in fact his first 3 professional fights were in Albany! In 1986 Tyson made his television debut as he faced Jesse Ferguson in Troy at the time with a record of 17-0. He won on a TKO and later that year earned his first heavyweight title and you know how he went down in history! Relive his fight on RPI's campus below:
(7) Albany Firebirds 1999 Arena Bowl
After an 11-3 season in 199, the Albany Firebirds cruised to the Arena Bowl to face and host the #8 seed defending champion Orlando Predators on national television. The 4th quarter was wild but the Firebirds answered every Orlando score and Touchdown Eddie Brown won the MVP. The Firebirds already defeated the Albany Patroons 1984 title in the play-in matchup! Check out the excitement before the game below:
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