History Heartwarming / RealLifeSports

1st May '16 5:00:54 PM missmoon
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*** When the final verdict was handed down in 2016, revealing that the true culprit was in fact police negligence, over [[http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/justice-96-27-pictures-week-11270678 30,000 people]] showed up in red and blue at St. George's Hall to pay their respects, including Kenny Dalglish reading "Footprints" and Andy Burnham, the MP who spearheaded the renewed inquiries into the disaster.
26th Apr '16 4:50:14 PM missmoon
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** The youngest victim of the disaster was 10 year old Jon-Paul Gilhooley. His 9 year old cousin, a certain Steven Gerrard, went on to play for Liverpool, serving as the captain of his club for nearly twelve years, and eventually, his country, being lauded by the likes of [[TheAce Zinedine Zidane]] as the greatest midfield player of his generation and one of the greatest Liverpool players of all time, renowned for [[{{Determinator}} never]] ''[[{{Determinator}} ever]]'' [[{{Determinator giving up]], even when he could barely walk, near singlehandedly winning almost every single trophy possible. What could drive a man like that? Well, that's the heartwarming part: in his autobiography in 2006, when he revealed that he played for the sake of his cousin, Jon-Paul, dedicating his career to him.

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** The youngest victim of the disaster was 10 year old Jon-Paul Gilhooley. His 9 year old cousin, a certain Steven Gerrard, went on to play for Liverpool, serving as the captain of his club for nearly twelve years, and eventually, his country, being lauded by the likes of [[TheAce Zinedine Zidane]] as the greatest midfield player of his generation and one of the greatest Liverpool players of all time, renowned for [[{{Determinator}} never]] ''[[{{Determinator}} ever]]'' [[{{Determinator [[{{Determinator}} giving up]], even when he could barely walk, near singlehandedly winning almost every single trophy possible. What could drive a man like that? Well, that's the heartwarming part: in his autobiography in 2006, when he revealed that he played for the sake of his cousin, Jon-Paul, dedicating his career to him.
24th Apr '16 7:09:07 PM Rytex
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\n* United States star Abby Wambach had played her whole career without winning a Women's World Cup, coming agonizingly close in 2011. She even stated on the record that she would give every accolade she had ever received back just for one. When she was subbed on, she was given the captain's armband, meaning she would be the one to lift it at game's end (they were up 5-2 at the time, with less than 10 minutes left). And when the final blasts on the whistle sounded, she was sobbing with joy. She and Christine Rampone (the last member of the 1999 World Cup winning side still on the USWNT) were the ones who hoist the trophy together.
22nd Apr '16 12:59:58 AM KYCubbie
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** Then... [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Hiram_vs._Mount_St._Joseph_women%27s_basketball_game game time]]. By arrangement between the two teams, Hill scored the first points of the game, sinking a left-handed layup. (The "left-handed" part is important—trust us.) At halftime, she received an award for courage from the U.S. Basketball Writers Association... and received it personally from the award's namesake, Tennessee women's basketball coaching legend Pat Summitt. And then, shortly before the end of the game and with MSJ holding a safe lead, she went back in, and scored the final basket as well. Oh, and may we add... the game was a sellout. The attendance annihilated the previous record for a D-III game[[note]]4,395[[/note]], and also surpassed the D-II record.[[note]]then 7,543[[/note]]

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** Then... [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Hiram_vs._Mount_St._Joseph_women%27s_basketball_game game time]]. By arrangement between the two teams, Hill scored the first points of the game, sinking a left-handed layup. (The "left-handed" part is important—trust us.) At halftime, she received an award for courage from the U.S. Basketball Writers Association... and received it personally from the award's namesake, Tennessee women's basketball coaching legend Pat Summitt. And then, shortly before the end of the game and with MSJ holding a safe lead, she went back in, and scored the final basket as well. Oh, and may we add... the game was a sellout. The attendance attendance[[note]]10,250[[/note]] annihilated the previous record for a D-III game[[note]]4,395[[/note]], and also surpassed the D-II record.[[note]]then 7,543[[/note]]
19th Apr '16 2:01:37 PM redstar91
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* The St. Louis Cardinals two World Series championships since 1982 can be seen as heartwarming, combined with CrowningMomentsOfAwesome.
** 2006, they won their 10th championship, while setting a record for the worst regular season record for a World Series champion (they finished with a record of 83-78). In otherwords, their regular season struggles turned into postseason magic as they defeated the San Diego Padres in the National League Division series in 4 games, the New York Mets in the National League Championship series in 7 games, and finally, the Detroit Tigers in 5 games to end a 24-year World Series drought in St. Louis.

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* The St. Louis Cardinals two World Series championships since 1982 can be seen as heartwarming, combined with CrowningMomentsOfAwesome.
considered how determined the team was, despite the odds against them.
** 2006, they won their 10th championship, while setting a record for the worst regular season record for a World Series champion (they finished with a record of 83-78). In otherwords, other words, their regular season struggles turned into postseason magic as they defeated the San Diego Padres in the National League Division series in 4 games, the New York Mets in the National League Championship series in 7 games, and finally, the Detroit Tigers in 5 games to end a 24-year World Series drought in St. Louis.



*** In short, the Cardinals of 2006 and 2011 were deemed of having no chance of winning, but they ultimately, showing that no matter what the odds, they were [[TheDeterminator determined and just would not quit]].

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*** **** In short, the Cardinals of 2006 and 2011 were deemed of having no chance of winning, but they ultimately, showing that no matter what the odds, they were [[TheDeterminator determined and just would not quit]].
19th Apr '16 2:00:25 PM redstar91
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* The St. Louis Cardinals two World Series championships since 1982 can be seen as heartwarming, combined with CrowningMomentsOfAwesome.
** 2006, they won their 10th championship, while setting a record for the worst regular season record for a World Series champion (they finished with a record of 83-78). In otherwords, their regular season struggles turned into postseason magic as they defeated the San Diego Padres in the National League Division series in 4 games, the New York Mets in the National League Championship series in 7 games, and finally, the Detroit Tigers in 5 games to end a 24-year World Series drought in St. Louis.
*** Come August 25, 2011, the Cardinals find themselves 10 1/2 games out of the Wild Card spot to the Atlanta Braves, yet by the end of the season, they came all the way back to clinch the Wild Card on the final day of the season. Then, they upset the Philadelphia Phillies in the NLDS and triumphed over the Milwaukee Brewers in the NLCS. In the World Series against the Texas Rangers, they fell behind in the series 3 games to 2. But in game 6, the Cardinals rallied to win after being down to their last strike, not just once, but ''twice.'' The team then went on to win Game 7, to finish one of the greatest comebacks in baseball history.
**** In short, the Cardinals of 2006 and 2011 were deemed of having no chance of winning, but they ultimately, showing that no matter what the odds, they were [[TheDeterminator determined and just would not quit]].
19th Apr '16 1:42:19 PM redstar91
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** Later that same year, Cox's last game of his career as a manager was fourth game of the National League Division Series, in which the Braves were eliminated by the San Francisco Giants. After the game, Cox came out of the dugout for a big round of applause from the fans and both teams. During the post-game conference, Giants manager Bruce Bochy was somewhat emotional, because of the high regard that he had for Cox.
19th Apr '16 10:52:25 AM redstar91
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* On June 2, 2010, Armando Galarraga pitched an incredible game for the Detroit Tigers that would have been not only the 21st perfect game in major league history, but the first one in Tigers history, the third one ''that month'', and the second one ''that week'' - accomplishments that had ''never before'' been made in baseball history. On the 27th out, Jason of the Cleveland Indians grounded between first and second base. Miguel Cabrera fielded, Galarraga ran to the bag, and caught the ball and beat by a full foot for the final out...except the first-base umpire, Jim Joyce, blew it, and called safe. The entire stadium erupted into boos and jeers and Joyce's Wikipedia page was vandalized within seconds. What's so heartwarming about this? Several things:

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* On June 2, 2010, Armando Galarraga pitched an incredible game for the Detroit Tigers that would have been not only the 21st perfect game in major league history, but the first one in Tigers history, the third one ''that month'', and the second one ''that week'' - accomplishments that had ''never before'' been made in baseball history. On the 27th out, Jason Donald of the Cleveland Indians grounded between first and second base. Miguel Cabrera fielded, Galarraga ran to the bag, and caught the ball and beat by a full foot for the final out...except the first-base umpire, Jim Joyce, blew it, and called safe. The entire stadium erupted into boos and jeers and Joyce's Wikipedia page was vandalized within seconds. What's so heartwarming about this? Several things:
7th Apr '16 10:00:49 AM Gnoizic
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** Which comes on the heels of Stan Kroenke (the Rams' owner) being a complete dick to the fans in St. Louis, actively bashing a proud fanbase to help leverage the move. Heartwarming return for the LA crowd, but the reactions in St. Louis have been... less than stellar, to say the least.
26th Mar '16 9:51:37 AM nombretomado
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* Afghanistan qualifying for the 2015 {{Cricket}} World Cup. Might also count as a Crowning Moment of Awesome, considering that in 2001 they weren't even an ICC member, and in 2008 were way down in Division 5 of the World Cricket League.

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* Afghanistan qualifying for the 2015 {{Cricket}} UsefulNotes/{{Cricket}} World Cup. Might also count as a Crowning Moment of Awesome, considering that in 2001 they weren't even an ICC member, and in 2008 were way down in Division 5 of the World Cricket League.
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