Last night the Boston Bruins defeated the Vancouver Canucks to force a deciding Game 7 in the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals. The game will take place tomorrow night on NBC and should be a fairly exciting affair. You've got two teams that really don't like each other and you have the intensity of game seven, which should make for an electric atmosphere in Vancouver.
I've always thought game seven of a Stanley Cup Finals is one of the most exciting events in sports. Baseball, hockey and basketball all have game sevens, but somehow a seventh game in the Stanley Cup Finals has some sort of extra buzz to it. As a lifelong baseball fan that seems a little sacrilegious to me, but it's how I find myself feeling at this point.
It's easy to look back on sporting events over history and say this or that game was intense and exciting. I'm curious though about looking at these games without considering hindsight. Rather, what game would you consider the most exciting event to attend, regardless of who was competing or the context of the series/tournament leading up to that contest?
Another way to put it might be, what event would you most like to attend even if you didn't know the specific teams or individuals participating? You can consider any sporting events, but a short list would include:
Stanley Cup Finals, Game 7
World Series, Game 7
NBA Championship, Game 7
World Cup Finals (soccer, cricket, etc)
NCAA basketball national championship game
BCS Title game
Boxing world title fight