Philly sport's greatest moments

From: Gonzalez, John
To: Ford, Bob; Sheridan, Phil
Subject: The greats

I've rewatched the Scottie Reynolds play about 10 times now on YouTube. I remain  amazed by the way he shot past so many defenders and zigzagged his way to the rim.

That play was something we'll always remember. If we're putting together a list of great Philly sports moments, what else should we include?

From: Ford, Bob
To: Gonzalez, John; Sheridan, Phil
Subject: The greats

Well, let's see, aside from your hiring, you mean?

I'd have to say that Iverson's shot in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Lakers was indelible. The 4th-and-26 pass to Freddie Mitchell was very big at the time. That Matt Stairs home run in L.A. was memorable. I'm sure there are others I'm forgetting as the train sways back toward Philly from Boston.

What's your list?

From: Gonzalez, John
To: Ford, Bob; Sheridan, Phil
Subject: The greats

Loved that Iverson shot.

Others (from my lifetime) in no particular order: Lidge falling to his knees in the World Series. Victorino's grand slam and Blanton's homer. Mike Schmidt's 500th. The parade. Sweeping the Lakers in '83. St. Joe's reaching the Elite Eight. Temple reaching the Elite Eight (any of them). Tug McGraw leaping into the air. The Birds beating Atlanta and finally making the Super Bowl.

I feel like T.O.'s hybrid driveway workout/press conference should be in there somewhere. And maybe John Chaney screaming at John Calipari. Not quite as uplifting, but still pretty fantastic.

From: Ford, Bob
To: Gonzalez, John; Sheridan, Phil
Subject: The greats

I was at Schmidt's 500th in Pittsburgh. Ehh. Maybe it was better on TV.

From: Gonzalez, John
To: Ford, Bob; Sheridan, Phil
Subject: The greats

I was in the fourth grade. I remember it being very dramatic. Then I had a snack and played video games.

From: Sheridan, Phil
To: Ford, Bob; Gonzalez, John
Subject: The greats

But really, Gonz, how much has changed in your life? After Reynolds' shot, you had a snack and played video games.

Schmitty's 500th was better with Harry the K's call, for sure.

I'd add Lenny Dykstra's home run in the '93 NLCS, which made the Braves seem beatable. Schilling in Game 5 against Toronto. Brian Dawkins' hit near the goal line on Mike Vick in that playoff game, plus his interception of Favre that turned fourth and 26 into a winning play.

Gotta throw in Keith Primeau's goal against Tampa Bay that made the Wachovia Center crowd shake the building and forced Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals a few years ago.

From: Ford, Bob
To: Gonzalez, John; Sheridan, Phil
Subject: The greats

Which of your fourth-grade years was that, Gonzoscholar?

From: Gonzalez, John
To: Ford, Bob; Sheridan, Phil
Subject: The greats

Dude, don't be a jerk. You know I didn't get held back until middle school.