Welcome to “The Big Three-Oh!” I’m turning 30 at the end of July and to celebrate, I am counting down my best/favorite sports moments in my lifetime. If you missed the kickoff post, check it out for the background for the series. I missed writing the blogs for both #12 and #11. I did post the moments on Instagram as well as the athletes but I do want to catch on these.
#12 — Michael Phelps’ 8 Gold Medals in 2008
If you have the time to watch all eight races, it’s highly entrtaining and brings back some great memories from a highly entertaining Olympics. The 4 x 100 meter relay is my fiance’s favorite sports moments so her love of swimming certainly helps bring this one higher on the list. That said, I was fully entranched into watching all eight races during these Beijing Olympics in August of 2008. Phelps completely captured the attention of the country was the face of greatness as the basketball team went for redemption and the gymnasts faced off with the home nation Chinese elite.
The 4 x 100 relay certainly stands out as the top highlight with the comeback on the final lap and the win by a fingertip capping off the comeback. Phelps’ other victories were landslides and fun to watch but seeing the other Americans keep Michael Phelps’ bid for eight Gold Medals exemplify teamwork making the dream work.
Today’s Instagram Athlete
The one nice thing about having to catch up is that I can just use the Instagram post instead of having to link my profile. TJ McConnell comes in as the athlete for #12. A fan favorite during his time with the Sixers, TJ represents “The Process” perfectly as he was player who believed in the cause the Sixers were building towards and meshed with the locker room incredibly. He has been greatly missed during this current Sixers season.Follow @geordo9