History Heartwarming / RealLifeSports

24th Jun '17 11:54:04 PM KYCubbie
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** Postscript: Afghanistan received Test status in 2017.
18th Jun '17 5:35:35 PM eagle108
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* During the May 1, 2017 Stanley Cup between the Edmonton Oilers and the Anaheim Ducks, Canadian country singer Brett Kissell was supposed to sing the US national anthem. For whatever reason, his mic wouldn't work and so [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v324_vjrDr8 gets the crowd to sing it]] ''together'' with little prompting.
17th Jun '17 10:46:29 AM nombretomado
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** Another example involving Federer: at the 2009 [[{{Tennis}} Australian Open]] he was denied a record equalling 14th Grand Slam by close friend and rival Rafael Nadal in a hard fought five setter. He [[InelegantBlubbering breaks down utterly]] and is barely able to finish his runner-up speech, which he uses to praise Nadal's performance. Nadal then pulls him into a hug and says "Remember, you're a great champion, you're one of the best in history. You're going to improve on the 14 of Sampras."

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** Another example involving Federer: at the 2009 [[{{Tennis}} [[UsefulNotes/{{Tennis}} Australian Open]] he was denied a record equalling 14th Grand Slam by close friend and rival Rafael Nadal in a hard fought five setter. He [[InelegantBlubbering breaks down utterly]] and is barely able to finish his runner-up speech, which he uses to praise Nadal's performance. Nadal then pulls him into a hug and says "Remember, you're a great champion, you're one of the best in history. You're going to improve on the 14 of Sampras."
4th Jun '17 6:51:19 PM Sylderon
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* After the Manchester concert bombing, the game between the New York Yankees and Kansas City Royals [[(StealthPun fine coincidence, that)]] was begun not with "The Star-Spangled Banner", but with "God Save the Queen." Excuse me, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVj2B5nhPhA I think I have something in my eye]].
4th Jun '17 5:45:52 PM Sylderon
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* When Chicago Cubs player and broadcaster Ron Santo's number 10 was retired at Wrigley Field on September 28, 2003. The man had won five Gold Gloves, was named to the All-Star Team nine times, and is generally considered one of the best 3rd basemen ever, but he hadn't yet been inducted into the Hall of Fame. (Did I mention he had Juvenile Diabetes and was given seven years to live when diagnosed?) During the ceremony, with "Ron Santo: A Perfect 10" flashing on the scoreboard behind him, surrounded by some 40,000 cheering fans, he shouted "This is my Hall of Fame!" This troper was at that game, and ManlyTears were very nearly shed.

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* When Chicago Cubs player and broadcaster Ron Santo's number 10 was retired at Wrigley Field on September 28, 2003. The man had won five Gold Gloves, was named to the All-Star Team nine times, and is generally considered one of the best 3rd basemen ever, but he [[AwardSnub hadn't yet been inducted into the Hall of Fame. Fame]]. (Did I mention [[HandicappedBadass he had Juvenile Type One Diabetes and was given seven years wasn't expected to live when diagnosed?) past the age of twenty-five?]]) During the ceremony, with "Ron Santo: A Perfect 10" flashing on the scoreboard behind him, surrounded by some 40,000 cheering fans, he shouted "This is my Hall of Fame!" This troper was at that game, and ManlyTears were very nearly shed.


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** Another Crowning Moment came for veteran catcher Dave [[CoolOldGuy "Grandpa"]] Ross. At the start of the 2016 season, he announced that he would retire from playing at the end of the year, and he managed to go out in truly awesome style: His final plate appearance in the Major Leagues was a home run in Game Seven of the World Series.
31st May '17 2:16:59 PM kazokuhouou
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* Fernando Alonso decided to skip the 2017 Monaco Grand Prix to compete in the Indy 500 instead, so [=McLaren=] got Jenson Button to come out of retirement for one last race. Before the race began Alonso, despite needing to prepare for Indy, called to wish Button good luck in his car and exchange light banter with him. It's probably the only time in history the phrase "I'm gonna pee in your seat!" (said by Button) is a Heartwarming Moment.
29th May '17 6:43:36 AM Andyxdr
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* Heartwarming/{{NASCAR}}



* Heartwarming/TheWorldCup
26th May '17 5:19:13 PM TerminusOmega13
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** Eclipsed by his [[TearsofJoy]] after the end of Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals, when he finally, after thirteen years, delivered on his promise to bring a championship to Cleveland, ending the city's fifty-two year championship drought. When asked at the post-game ceremony what made this championship more special than his two in Miami, he only had two words: I'm home.

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** Eclipsed by his [[TearsofJoy]] [[ManlyTears]] after the end of Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals, when he finally, after thirteen years, delivered on his promise to bring a championship to Cleveland, ending the city's fifty-two year championship drought. When asked at the post-game ceremony what made this championship more special than his two in Miami, he only had two words: I'm home.
26th May '17 5:17:09 PM TerminusOmega13
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** Eclipsed by his [[TearsOfJoy]] after the end of Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals, when he finally, after thirteen years, delivered on his promise to bring a championship to Cleveland, ending the city's fifty-two year championship drought.

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** Eclipsed by his [[TearsOfJoy]] [[TearsofJoy]] after the end of Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals, when he finally, after thirteen years, delivered on his promise to bring a championship to Cleveland, ending the city's fifty-two year championship drought.drought. When asked at the post-game ceremony what made this championship more special than his two in Miami, he only had two words: I'm home.
26th May '17 5:15:12 PM TerminusOmega13
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**Eclipsed by his [[TearsOfJoy]] after the end of Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals, when he finally, after thirteen years, delivered on his promise to bring a championship to Cleveland, ending the city's fifty-two year championship drought.
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