Tuck: Best Games of 2012


Saints at 49ers, NFC Divisional Playoff Game

Niners win a hard-hitting, thrilling finish 36-32.  Three touchdowns were scored in the final 2:11, with Vernon Davis catching the game-winner with 9 seconds remaining.


Novak Djokavic vs. Rafael Nadal, Australian Open

Djokavic survives 5 hours, 53 minute grueling match that was the longest ever match in a Grand Slam Finals.

College Basketball

Duke at North Carolina

The Blue Devils roared back and won in Chappel Hill on an Austin Rivers 3-pointer at the buzzer ending the Heel’s 31-game home winning streak in the best rivalry in the sport.


Orioles at Yankees, Game 3 ALDS

Raul Ibanez pinch-hits for Alex Rodriguez, and rewards the risky/questionable/bold decision by going yard to tie it in the bottom of the 9th, and then does one better winning it with a walk-off homer in the 12th.

College Football

Texas A&M at Alabama

The world is formally introduced to Johnny Manziel as the Aggies jump to an improbable 20-0 lead, and hold off the Tide rally winning 29-24 turning the college football world on it’s side.


Bruins at Capitals, First Round, Game 7

I could have chosen almost any game from this amazing series, some have argued the best in league history, but I’ll go with the clincher that Boston won on a goal in overtime.


USA Women vs. Canada, Olympics Semi-final

The Americans fell behind 1-0, 2-1, and 3-2 but rallied to tie each time ultimately winning 4-3 in the closing seconds of extra time, overcoming a brilliant hat-trick of Canada’s Christine Sinclair, and advancing to the gold medal match where they’d beat Japan.


Clippers at Grizzlies, First round, Game 1

LA improbably rallies from 27 down to shock Memphis 99-98 and steal the first game of an eventual 7-game series that saw the Clips advance.