During the 2013/14 NFL season, the Seattle Seahawks had relied on their defence so it wasn’t all that surprising that on this day two years ago, that unit made the play to send them to the Super Bowl.
With 22 seconds remaining and the Seahawks clinging on to a six-point lead, Richard Sherman leaped into the air and tipped in the end zone from Colin Kaepernick’s pass intended for Michael Crabtree to Malcolm Smith.
The play preserved a 23-17 win over the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship. Even more memorable was Sherman trashing Crabtree in a postgame interview with Erin Andrews.
They would then go on to batter the Denver Broncos in the big show.
Other memorable events that took place on this day
1965: Boston Celtic center Bill Russell missed all 14 shots in a loss to the Philadelphia Warriors
1981: New York Islanders star Mike Bossy became the first in NHL history to score 50 goals in 50 games
1983: Bjorn Borg announced his retirement from tennis
1984: The Buffalo Sabres won an NHL record 10th straight road game after beating the Boston Bruins 5-3
“I love the city and the people here. I’ve been with them for many years and I fought alongside them.”
Bob Paisley is one of the greatest football managers of all time and will long be fondly remembered by Liverpool fans in particular.
The great man would have been celebrating his 99th birthday on Monday and few brought success to the city quite in the way Paisley did. Both he and Carlo Ancelotti are the only managers to have won the European Cup three times.
During his nine-year tenure as Liverpool manager, Paisley won honours at a rate of 2.2 per season, a rate surpassed only by Pep Guardiola.
He spent almost fifty years with Liverpool as a wing half, physiotherapist, coach and manager, and is one of bosses to have won the English top flight as both a player and a manager at the same club.
Other sport stars born on this day
1971: Scott Gibbs, is a former centre for Wales who was named 1997 Player of the Series with the Lions (46).
1975: Tito Ortiz, is a former MMA fighter best known for his stint as UFC light-heavyweight champion (42).
1984: Arjen Robben, is a Bayern Munich winger a team he has won 15 major trophies with (33).
1987: Leo Komarov, is a centre for the Toronto Maple Leafs and a world champion with Finland (30).
There were many great clashes between Peyton Manning and Tom Brady, two of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history, throughout their rivalry, but the one on this day in 2007 is particularly memorable.
Meeting in the AFC Championship, the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots battled for the right to make the Super Bowl.
The Patriots, behind Brady, took a commanding 21-3 lead and appeared as if they would once again thwart the Colts.
Manning had other ideas however and led Indianapolis to an 18-point comeback, the largest ever in an NFL conference championship game, to win 38-34 in an epic shootout.
The Colts and Manning would go on to win it all.
Other memorable events on this day
1979: The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Dallas Cowboys 35-31 to win Super Bowl XIII.
1985: Dennis Potvin ties Bobby Orr’s NHL career record of 270 goals.
1990: Oatty Sheehan wins the LPGA Jamaica Golf Classic.
1990: John McEnroe becomes the first player since 1963 to be disqualified from a grand slam at the Australian Open.