When it comes to thrilling plays, you don't necessarily attend a game with a desire to see one. Sure, when the time is ripe for a walk-off home run or a game-winning field goal, you'll welcome it with open arms. But it means something, somewhere along the course of the game didn't go necessarily right for your team, which was not able to secure a clean, comfortable victory.
Of course, while a clean, comfortable victory is nice, the emotional payoff of a split-second of magic after a grueling eight-and-a-half innings, 57 minutes or three periods is an unmatched feeling.
And even in games that are won cleanly and comfortably, it's hard to resist an edge-of-your seat play no matter when or how it takes place.
With that in mind, let's examine the 10 most exciting plays—game-ending or otherwise—in sports.