Game Seven: Why It’s the Greatest Moment in Pro Sports

April 27th, 2010 by Greg Eno Leave a reply »
It’s the Valhalla of pro sports.

It’s the revered temple where you, at the same time, might find yourself both giddy and terrified to be.

The Super Bowl is a nice little sporting event, perhaps even deserving of its Roman numerals on occasion. Other games, events and tournaments shine in their own way: the Final Four, the Kentucky Derby, the Indy 500, The Masters.

You can have them all, and give me the Valhalla itself—Game Seven.

They are two of the most concentrated words in sports. Simply by saying “Game Seven,” you can cause grown men to crawl into the fetal position. Or you can bring glorious memories back to the fore.

Game Seven.

You only need a couple of drops of Game Seven to turn a playoff series vat into a kick-your-ass level of spiciness.

You think the Super Bowl rules?

What the Phoenix Coyotes and Detroit Red Wings wouldn’t do to dispense of a playoff series and hop on a plane, jet out to a resort town, soak up the sun for two weeks, and play a single hockey game for two-and-a-half hours to decide their playoff fate.

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