That is obvious, as you wouldn't want to make yourself look stupid by attempting to include an event from a sport which you know nothing about. A sports commentator called Gary O'Reilly was mercilessly jibed by his fellow presenters when he mentioned Super Bowl III to be the greatest fairytale story in sport's history. I believe all of the other commentators on the same talk show picked exceedingly British topics.
But I feel that this cycle can be broken by everybody here. If we can get people behind this competition to each nominate their favourite events, until we have a reasonable number, then we can begin to whittle them down in much the same way as the "GTAF's Favourite Movies" competition was run by Papanesta. The top few could be made into a compilation video by one of the very talented film-makers who we have here, or there could simply be a topic containing all of the ranked events which could be pinned at the top of the section as a reminder to all of the people out there that there can be a decent list made, free from individual bias or unnecessary national pride, which will provide an unbiased look at the greatest moments ever to occur in any sporting arena.
Am I asking too much? Probably.
First a few ground rules:
- No more than 3 distinct nominations per person
- Each nomination must be seconded by one other person in order to make into onto the longlist for potential selection
- Only Senior events will be considered - College sports aren't big enough outside of America to enable them to really be included objectively
- Nominations must be backed up with a reason - Preferably a decent reason, not just: "He said he was going to win and he did it. I like Joe Namath1!1"
- Nominations must be accompanied by a video - So that people unaware of this moment can watch it and make their own judgement.