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10 Defining Sports Moments for the Big Apple
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How do you define a sports town like New York?

Mere words don't seem to do it justice. Neither do stories nor songs. The history and character of New York sports is a visceral experience, something that is survived by the sight of its moments, the sound of the reaction of the fans.

New York could mean anything in the context of sports, be it plucky underdog or overwhelming favorite. The Yankees have all the money in the world; the Islanders nearly went bankrupt. From glitz and glamour to hustle and heart, the Big Apple truly has it all.

The first cold-weather Super Bowl is on its way this February, reminding us also that New York sports aren't just defined by its teams. From Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing to Bethpage Black on Long Island to Lake Placid way upstate, New York has played backdrop to some of the best neutral sports moments ever.

How do you define a sports town like New York? There's only one good way. You re-live the history, one great moment at a time.

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