Great sports moments happen in an instant. We can often predict what players will be great or what games may be unforgettable, but we can never truly be sure as to when great sports moments will take place. It could be Game 7 of the World Series or the third game of an NBA season. Catching athletes in these times of triumph is part luck and part skill. Photographers take thousands of pictures per night at a given sporting event in hopes of finding that "million dollar shot." It's amazing to think that the flash of a bulb helps to remind us of some of the finest moments in the history of sport.
Here is a select number of those photos that will forever transcend our athletic culture and help to reaffirm our love of competition each time we see them.