ESPN Classic relives some of the most unbelievable repeat performances in sports history when it presents Classic Deja Vu on Sunday, Jan. 19 from noon-8 p.m. ET. It's stuff you've seen before from some of the greats that you don't think can be repeated, only to be left shaking your head in amazement when it happens again. From Michael Jordan hitting big shot after big shot to Frank Reich leading two stunning comebacks in the college and pro ranks,
ESPN Classic's Deja Vu captures the excitement that makes athletic competition so great. Here's the complete schedule:
|Jordan was the College Player of the Year in 1984.|
Classic Deja Vu
Sunday, Jan. 19
Noon-8 p.m. ET
Noon - Classic College Basketball
1982 National Championship Game
Georgetown vs. North Carolina
The seventh trip to the Final Four of the NCAA basketball tournament proved lucky for North Carolina Coach Dean Smith. He finally made it to college basketball's throne when freshman Michael Jordan sank an 18-foot jump shot with 15 seconds left to play as the top-ranked Tar Heels defeated Georgetown, 63-62, in the closest NCAA title game since 1959.
Jordan's game-winning shot decided what had been a furious battle between North Carolina's James Worthy, who scored a career-high 28 points and was named the outstanding player in the Final Four, and Georgetown center Patrick Ewing, who led his team with 23 points.
2 p.m. - 1998 NBA Finals, Game 6: Bulls vs. Jazz
Just like the previous year, the Bulls knock off the Jazz in six games. And just like the 1997 Finals, Michael Jordan had a say at the end. With the clock ticking inside of 20 seconds, Jordan sneaked up behind Karl Malone, swatted the ball away and dribbled upcourt. He pulled up 19 feet away, nearly faked Bryon Russell out of his sneakers and let fly from 17 feet with 5.2 seconds left. The winning basket capped a 45-point effort from Jordan and gave the Bulls an 87-86 victory for their sixth NBA title of the decade.
4 p.m. - Classic College Football
Maryland at Miami (1984)
Backup QB Frank Reich led Maryland to touchdowns on six straight second-half possessions as Maryland set an NCAA record, rallying from a 31-0 halftime deficit, to win in Miami, 42-40. Maryland's offense racked up 317 yards in the second half after an impotent 57-yard first-half output. The Hurricanes, after scoring on five of their six possessions and putting up 328 yards in the first half, managed only 150 yards in the final two quarters. According to the NCAA, the largest deficit overcome by a major college team before this one had been 28 points.
|Frank Reich threw four touchdown passes in the second half as the Bills rallied from 32 points down to beat Houston.|
6 p.m. - Classic NFL
1992 AFC Wild Card Game
"The Comeback": Oilers at Bills
Speaking of comebacks, Frank Reich did it again for the second time in nine years. Reich secured a second place in the history books and an everlasting place in the hearts of Bills fans by leading the greatest comeback in NFL history. He threw four second-half touchdowns, three to Andre Reed, in guiding the Bills from a 35-3 hole to a 41-38 AFC wild-card playoff victory over Houston.
7:30 p.m. - 1992 Buffalo Bills Yearbook