The luckiest moments in Utah sports history

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Tristan Thompson # 13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers guard Trevor Booker # 33 of the Utah Jazz during their game at EnergySolutions Arena on November 5, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr / Getty Images)

(Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr / Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we take a look at some of the luckiest moments in Utah sports history, in no particular order.

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated every year on March 17. The holiday commemorates the death of St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, but has become a celebration of Irish culture.

And now for our luckiest moments in Utah sports history.

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1980 Holiday Bowl: McMahon’s Miracle Bowl

The 1980 Holiday Bowl is affectionately known as the “Miracle Bowl”. Jim McMahon led the BYU Cougars in an incredible comeback against SMU.

McMahon’s last-second touchdown gave BYU the win 46-45, but honestly, the whole fourth quarterback was a miracle.

Winner of Soundiata Gaines’ game

AND it happened in a green jersey. So decent.

Gaines’ buzzer-beater led the Jazz to defeat LeBron James and the Cleveland Caveliers.

Trevor Booker’s kind of shot comes in

Hard to call it a hit, but it was and he walked in. Booker’s hit is one of those moments that you watch over and over again and it’s always amazing.

John Stockton’s shot in the NBA Finals

A cliché that we will never forget. John Stockton’s three-point shot sends the Utah Jazz to the NBA Finals for the first time in franchise history.

Troy Williams late TD to beat USC

In 2017, Utah quarterback Troy Williams found wide receiver Tim Patrick in the end zone as the 24th Utes took the lead and victory over the USC Trojans, 28-24.

Want to try your luck this month? Don’t forget to fill out a form for the KSL Sports Bracket Mayhem Challenge.



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