Top 10 Moments: No. 1 - The Sack

Before we dive headfirst into basketball season, I've compiled a list of the Top 10 moments from a Mizzou football season chocked full of them. Each day, I'll unveil another moment until we culminate with the single most memorable moment from the 2007 season.

1. The Sack

-- Surprise, surprise, right?  In my eyes, it was the single most memorable moment of Mizzou's single most memorable season. All game, No. 4 ranked Mizzou had dominated No. 2 ranked Kansas with everything on the line - a Border War win, a Big 12 North title, and the right to be ranked No. 1 in the country (however brief it may have been). Down six and trapped near their own endzone, the Jayhawks dropped back to pass only to find a swarm of Mizzou D-lineman closing in. As Todd Reesing came up with a helmet-full of sod and shame, my dad and I watching at home went for the handshake (Mizzou offense style) but ended up in a big bear hug, with him looking me in the eye and telling me "You have the No. 1 football team in the country." There were other memorable moments this year with perhaps greater athletic achievements, but no other moment meant as much to as many other people. Nearly every Mizzou fan will remember where they where, who they were with and what they did in November 2007 when "The Sack" cemented Missouri's magical season.

THE LIST

  1. The Punt Return
  1. The Hurdle
  1. The Kick Return
  1. The Plunge
  1. The Fumble Return
  1. The Record
  1. The Scramble
  1. The Hit
  1. The Interception
  1. The Sack

THE DISCUSSION
-- Just because the list has ended doesn't mean the discussion is over. Have any issues with something I missed or the order I put them in? Respond in your own personal diary on the right side of the page. I limited my list to moments on the field, but were there any off-the-field moments worthy of consideration? Let the debate begin....

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