Ten years ago tonight, the final Seinfeld episode aired; while it was hardly the best one ever (Good Samaritan Law?), it was still the end of an era for the boob tube. A decade removed from the show about nothing, we look back on some of the greatest sports-related moments in Seinfeld's run.
Before we begin, here's a good list of the best sports moments from the show.
Remember when Kramer hit the hole in one into the whale's blowhole?
Another Kramer golf clip, from "The Big Salad" episode.
George teaches Jeter and Bernie how to hit.
George pledges to do the opposite of all his instincts, and gets a job with the Yankees.
The real George Steinbrenner in a deleted clip from the show.
And now a clip of Larry David as Steinbrenner.
The root of Kramer's hatred for Keith Hernandez.
On a side note, check out this intro of Keith Hernandez at Shea recently. Seinfeld is referenced.
This clip, in addition to being absolutely amazing, has some of the best sports quotes from the show on it.
Bette Midler in the hospital because George went all Pete Rose on her.
Puddy the NJ Devils face painter.
A longer version, including the epic line, "I'll come back, we'll make out."
George wants to name his kid "Seven" because of Mickey Mantle.
The marathon runner.
The script for the Paul O'Neill "Whadda mean 2 HR?" episode. You can get video of the clip here.
The strength shoe, featuring a Hank Azaria cameo.
Another good sports-themed list of episodes. This one has a poll!