Moments That Changed Sports Forever

T.J. Mcaloon@@tjmcaloonContributorApril 16, 2012

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It’s hard to watch games from the past on television. There’s no score clock in the upper right or left hand corner, the announcers aren’t on point, the games are slower and there are little to no in depth stats that pop up on the screen about the game.

Sports have evolved to the point where athletes are bigger, stronger, faster, while the games have turned into one big advertisement with commercials dictating where timeouts are placed and ads are located all around stadiums, parks and arenas.

The moments on this list made sports what they are today.

For example, it’s hard to think what baseball was like before 1947. Or what the NFL was like without Super Bowl Sunday at the end of every season.

Could you imagine turning on an NHL game and not seeing a goalie wearing a mask, or skaters not wearing a helmet while skating at full-speed?

The NBA wasn’t a league full of stars before Larry Bird and Magic Johnson. Before them, television executives cared so much about the NBA that the Finals came on after they were played.

And finally, for you wrestling fans, could you imagine what life would be like without WrestleMania?

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