1. The Catch

What: Super Bowl XLII vs. New England Patriots
Date: 2/3/2008

By now, Giants fans have seen this play a gazillion times (give or take). The realists still expect Eli Manning to go down in a heap, the pass to David Tyree to get intercepted or—at the very least—the refs to rule that the football hit the ground. The dreamers see Eli elude the pressure, sling the ball down the field, and hit Tyree in the only spot he could have hit him without throwing a pick—the top of his helmet. The dreamers win. It's still the single-greatest play most of us have ever seen in Super Bowl history and it etched the Giants franchise in the history books forever.