I’m piggybacking on all the great responses we had last week about the best touchdowns.
From an Arkansas perspective, the best game I think I’ve been to was the 2007 game at LSU. The game was obviously entertaining, but what I remember most was how eery it was in Baton Rouge after the game that night. Everyone thought LSU’s national championship hopes had ended. In fact, Jim Hawthorne, the LSU radio announcer, said of the interception on the final play: “LSU’s national championship aspirations are over.” Verne Lundquist said: “The dream dies for LSU.”
Typically when you walk out of Tiger Stadium there are still parties going on in the tailgate areas. There was just no one to be found after that game.
It took a weird sequence of events the next week to get LSU back into the championship picture, and the Tigers became the only two-loss national champion.
A couple of honorable mentions for me would be the Miracle on Markham and the Henry Heave. My frame of reference is about 28 years.
The Arkansas basketball game that stands out to me is against Tennessee on Georgia Tech’s campus at the SEC Tournament in 2008. That was a weird scene. I had Kentucky fans offering me hundreds of dollars for my game pass outside the arena that morning.
There are a lot of baseball games, but probably none more memorable than the regional game vs. Missouri State that lasted until 3:10 a.m.