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21 times American sport was the best god damn sport

U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!

LAND OF THE free, home of the brave and some of the most sublime, ridiculous and sublimely ridiculous sporting moments the world has seen.

Here’s 21 tiny mini-hot dog style tasters of why we love American sport to death.

Can I get a ‘MURICA’?

When we found out a Fiesta Bowl wasn’t a mid-match snack


The Greatest

Boxing - Muhammad Ali Source: AP

This ladykiller

Source: MLB/YouTube

The Catch

The Helmet Catch

Source: João Paulo Lima/YouTube


Source: Se Kimsan/YouTube

The Shot

Source: Pete Maravich/YouTube

‘I Believe that we will win’

Terrace chants aren’t really American’s Game (they’re more of a ‘deee-fence’ or ‘here we go, Yankees. Here we go’ kinda bunch) but typical of them, they went and perfected it in time for the USMNT’s World Cup odyssey.

Source: Sportist/YouTube

Kerri Stug, you absolute HERO

Tendon damage in your ankles? You don’t quit, you’re American!

Source: dionnewarwick/YouTube

These dudes


Last-gasp plays

Welcome to the party, Joe Montana.

Source: platinumpaycheck1/YouTube

I’m just here so I won’t get fined


Tiger Woods

This gif is in fast forward, endure the whole damn thing here.

Source: Golfdigest

That guy

Truly, only in America.


This Guy

this guy

Diana Ross’ penalty

Source: ApArInHo Ah/YouTube

A ton of swimming gold medals

London Olympics Swimming Men Source: Daniel Ochoa De Olza


LeBron James

Source: NBA/YouTube

‘LeBron James’

Source: DARius/Vine

Do you believe in miracles?

Eat turds, communism!

Source: Railfan2103/YouTube

Anthony Davis shows just why he’s worth $145 million

Katie Taylor: It would be a privilege to fight on Andy Lee undercard

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Sean Farrell

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