Introducing BSR’s Baltimore Sports Moment of the Year Tournament

Over the past year, our sports teams have been a part of numerous incredibly moments. The Orioles finally made it to the postseason and the Ravens hoisted the Lombardi Trophy in New Orleans. To accomplish these feats, both teams faced adversity and were a part of some amazing games and, more specifically, individual moments within those games.

After careful research, myself and the team at BSR have selected 64 of the best moments over the past year, seeded them, split them up into four different brackets and are letting the Baltimore fans select the best one in our BSMY Tournament.

Baltimore Sports Moment of the Year LogoToday I’m thrilled to announce an awesome new project that we’ve been working on for weeks behind the scenes at BSR. We call it the Baltimore Sports Moment of the Year Tournament — but from now on it’s simply the BSMY Tournament.

Friday, you’ll be able to hear our “Selection Sunday” version of the BSR Podcast in which we share the bracket the world and give our predictions for the tournament. The first round of the BSMY Tournament begins Friday February 22 and lasts until Sunday February 24 at midnight.

Each matchup will be given it’s on blog post on BSR with a poll that will be open for 24 hours. The moment with the most votes moves on to the next round.

I’ve embedded our BSMY Tournament bracket below, so you can take a look at the matchups before they begin on Friday. Which moment will be crowned the Baltimore Sports Moment of the Year? Well, that’s up to you.

Click here to see the full bracket.

BSMY Tournament By Region

#1 – OPACY Playoff Win
#16 – Loyola LAX Champions

#8 – Steve Johnson’s first win
# 9 – Cam Cameron fired

#5 – Chris Davis 3 HR vs. Toronto
#12 – Matt Wieters grandslam vs. White Sox

#4 – Machado pump fake
#13 – Batman (Orioles)

#6 – Maryland beats Duke
#11 – Buck/Reynolds high five

#3 – Justin Tucker 2OT game winner
#14 – Ryan Flaherty grand slam vs. Boston

#7 – Ray Lewis dances with Lombardi Trophy
#10 – Chris Davis broken bat HR

#2 – Adam Jones HR on Ripken night
#15 – Ray Rice falls off parade float

#1 – 4th and 29
#16 – Loyola Men’s BB makes NCAA tournament

#8 – Chris Davis K Adrian Gonzalez
#9 – O’s 7 HR vs. Blue Jays

#5 – Manny Machado’s 2 HR game
#12 – Michael Phelps 4 Golds

#4 – Bernard Pollard crushes Stevan Ridley
#13 – Mark Teixeira game ending GIDP

#6 – Return of the cartoon bird
#11 – Sam Koch touchdown vs. Raiders

#3 – Torrey Smith’s two touchdowns vs. New England
#14 – Adam Jones bomb in Toronto

#7 – Teagarden walkoff in Seattle (18 innings)
#10 – McLouth walkoff vs. Tampa Bay

#2 – Ray Lewis retirement announcement
#15 – Chris Davis breaks window during BP in Oakland

#1 – Ravens final stand
#16 – Wilson Betemit walkoff vs. A’s

#8 – Jacoby Jones touchdown dance in Pittsburgh
#9 – Mark Reynolds back to back two-homer games in NY

#5 – Wild Card celebration
#12 – Anquan Boldin shows Joselio Hanson the scoreboard

#4 – Jacoby Jones 108 TD return in Super Bowl XLVII
#13 – Ray Lewis final trip out of the tunnel at M&T Bank Stadium

#6 – Taylor Teagarden’s walkoff on Jim Palmer statue night
#11 – Ed Reed holds up the Lombardi Trophy in his hometown

#3 – Joe Saunders outduels Yu Darvish
#14 – Buck Showalter pranks Darren O’Day

#7 – Manny Machado postseason home run
#10 – Earl Weaver sculpture

#2 – Prayer in thin air
#15 – Mark Reynolds fall over stretch at first

#1 – Joe Flacco named Super Bowl MVP
#16 – Baltimore Grand Prix

#8 – Jason Hammel one-hitter
#9 – Upshaw forces fumble in the Super Bowl

#5 – Jacoby Jones TD catch in Super Bowl
#12 – Dylan Bundy’s debut in BOS

#4 – Flaherty, Hardy, Markakis hit back to back to back home runs to start a game
#13 – Yankees score 5, Orioles score 7

#6 – Adam Jones game winning home run vs. Phillies
#11 – Joe Flacco’s touchdown spike vs the Browns

#3 – OJ Brigance’s speech after AFC Championship game
#14 – Matt Wieters 2 SB game

#7 – Lights go out at the Superdome
#10 – 55 points on Raiders

#2 – 1st O’s playoff game since 1997
#15 – Batman (Ravens)

Zach Wilt is the Founding Editor of and host of the BSR Podcast. He's a loyal Orioles, Ravens and Capitals fan who is obsessed with baseball, loves traveling, In-N-Out Burger and Walt Disney World.


  1. The Intimidator

    February 21, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Where is “Swimming Pool Medley” that was performed by MGW, Ravens2488, Chow and SPY?

    Actually this is a pretty neat thing… Good job…

    • spy

      February 22, 2013 at 8:46 am

      Yea , you just have to recognize the wet four and their leader the Intimidator,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,we have to be one of the best Baltimore has to offer,,,,,give us a chance and we will garnish some votes , at least five……………….

  2. Nate

    February 21, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    The fact that there were enough moments to make a 64 team bracket in a city with 2 professional sports teams tells you everything you need to know about 2012. What a year!

    • spy

      February 22, 2013 at 8:46 am

      right on , I bet some of these are real duds……………………

  3. Bart Scott

    February 22, 2013 at 10:53 am