The hardest part about this whole series has been trying to define each moment into only one category. Sure, it's hard to imagine the world without Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods, but can you deny that they are also two of the most inspiring athletes of all time?
What follows are a few quotes about believing, linked with pictures of teams that believed and achieved.
Other teams and sports moments could have been listed. The Arizona Cardinals, for example. Or Jim Braddock and Seasbiscuit were a huge source of hope during the Great Depression because they gave people something to believe in when they had nothing.
I picked the moments for "believe" because of these two quotes:
"Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many."— Buddha
"Man can believe the impossible, but can never believe the improbable."—Oscar Wilde
The moments in this category were so improbable they were believed impossible. Yet, somehow, against all the odds, all the speculations and rumors, somehow they happened. And they became some of the top miracle moments in sports history.
But, even more than that, these moments keep us believing in the underdogs and Cinderellas. In last second shots and catches. In the unexpected. In miracles.
These moments keep us believing that one day, we will win.