NYC: The Epicenter of the Human Spirit
On July 4, 1939, Lou Gehrig, an often quiet man, delivered his "Luckiest Man" speech before a sold-out Yankee Stadium. Here, he announced his retirement from baseball due to ALS, a degenerative and fatal neurological disease, ending his consecutive game record of 2,130 games, and allowing fans everywhere to connect with Gehrig on a personal level.
In Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals, NBA MVP Willis Reed suited up despite nursing a torn thigh that kept him out of Game 6. As he warmed up, a shocked fan base at the Garden burst into applause. Reed hit his first two shots, his only points, as the Knicks won their first NBA championship.
Down four with 1:15 left in the 4th quarter of Super Bowl XLII, New York Giants QB Eli Manning would escape a sack and lob a prayer to David Tyree from their 44-yard-line on 3rd and 5. Tyree would make the catch on his helmet as the Giants marched down the field to score the game-winning touchdown four plays later, upsetting the 18-0 New England Patriots.
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