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You Tell Us: Is This The Greatest Moment In Seattle Sports History?

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Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse throws the ball into the stands after catching the game-winning touchdown on Jan. 18, 2015.

For nearly 20 years, Edgar Martinez's double in the 1995 American League Division Series has been considered the greatest moment in Seattle sports history.

But then, last Sunday's NFC Championship happened. The Seahawks' comeback victory over the Green Bay Packers on Jan. 18 is sending Seattle to the Super Bowl for a second year in a row.

Does it trump Edgar?

No way, says KPLU sports commentator Art Thiel: "In 1995, the fate of baseball in Seattle was at stake ... [Martinez's double] was the hit, the run, the game and the season that saved baseball in Seattle."

That's not to take anything away from what happened at CenturyLink Field last Sunday.

“That was the most remarkable sequence of events I have ever seen in my sports writing career," Thiel said. “All the things that went wrong in the first 55 minutes of the game had to go right in the final five minutes of regulation and in the overtime. And they did."

KPLU's Kirsten Kendrick and Kevin Kniestedt weighed in on Friday's Morning Edition:

What do you think? Was it Edgar's double? The Seahawks' comeback win? Or something else entirely?


See more of Art Thiel's take on last Sunday's game, and his look ahead to Super Bowl 49.

Ed Ronco is a former KNKX producer and reporter and hosted All Things Considered for seven years.