Around this time last year almost all global sports were on an indefinite pause and we were all feeling pretty blue. A year on and the picture is thankfully so much brighter, we have our sports well and truly back! Things may not yet be totally back to normal but at least we have plenty of action to feast our eyes on.
Here’s the best sports highlights from March 2021 that made the cut. Enjoy!
1) March Madness 🏀
What better place to start than with March Madness? 68 teams battle it out in 𝑻𝑯𝑬 ultimate bracket competition to see who will be crowned champions of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament known as March Madness.
It always brings drama, it always brings upsets, it’s so hard to say who will win. Fun fact, no fan has ever predicted a perfectly completed bracket, the chances of doing so are one in 9.2 quintillion (that’s a nine with 18 zeros!) that doesn’t stop fans from around the world trying their hand.
This year’s competition is one of the most highly-anticipated in its history following the cancellation of March Madness 2020. Anyway over to the action.
Two schools you’ve never heard of caused major upsets against two schools you’ll definitely know…
— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 19, 2021
— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 21, 2021
Next up it’s UCLA’s Cinderella story and the moment they secured their spot in the Final Four…
— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 31, 2021
At the time of writing we’re down to the Final Four (Gonzaga, UCLA, Baylor, Houston), with the semi-finals played out on April 3rd and the NCAA Championship Game on April 5th. Be ready for that!
2) Hail Mary 🏈
Sticking with college sports for a minute, Weber State Football made sure basketball didn’t get all the attention in March. Check out the last minute drama, unbelievable touchdown, what a way to win the game!
— WSC Sports (@WSC_Sports) March 30, 2021
3) It’s Rabona Season ⚽
Games in the English Premier League don’t get much bigger than Arsenal vs Tottenham Hotspur. The North London Derby is always entertaining, there’s always moments of magic and there’s been some wonderful goals over the years as both teams strive for the all important bragging rights.
In the most recent match up between the two Erik Lamela scored one of the most audacious goals you’re ever likely to see in football. To even attempt it in such an important fixture is even more courageous. It’s a Puskas award contender, it’s got to be goal of the season for sure, it’s brilliant…
The audacity to try this in the #NorthLondonDerby! 😲
— WSC Sports (@WSC_Sports) March 15, 2021
As a Spurs fan the less said about the final score the better. 😢
Clearly inspired by Lamela’s bit of brilliance Joca, from Leixões S.C. who play in the Portuguese second division pulled off this stunning Rabona later in March.
Rabonas are in style nowadays 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/WnUwHbB3ML
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) March 22, 2021
4) Another Puskas Award Contender ⚽
A totally different type of goal now as we head over to France, with one of the best free kicks you’re likely to see. We haven’t seen one like this for a long time, probably not since the days of Juninho Pernambucano. Wonderful stuff.
There’s good goals & there’s 𝑮𝑶𝑨𝑳𝑨𝒁𝑶s!! ⚽
— WSC Sports (@WSC_Sports) March 22, 2021
5) ‘Le Dunk’ of all dunks 🏀
Sticking with France for a minute, check out this monster dunk in the LNB (Ligue Nationale de Basket).
— WSC Sports (@WSC_Sports) March 30, 2021
6) Driving in the Dirt 🏁
We’ve not had a NASCAR’s Cup Series race at a dirt track in over 50 years and we loved every minute of this one at the Bristol Motor Speedway. Glaring sun in-between the dust clouds, mud splattered windows, wrecks, this event had it all!
Watching the careful duel between Denny Hamlin and eventual winner Joey Logano was a delight…
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) March 29, 2021
The final lap and the moment Logano won it…
Miss NASCAR Overtime yesterday?
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) March 30, 2021
7) Play That Back For Me 🏒
I always watch NHL highlights on repeat because the action happens so damn fast. So it’s even more impressive to me to see the players’ lightening quick reactions during the game. How on earth did he manage to save that?! 🤯
J😲😲NAS KORPISALO, WHAT!? pic.twitter.com/XMUtEG0nb5
— NHL (@NHL) March 10, 2021
8) PGA Power 💪
Bryson DeChambeau couldn’t have been happier as he hit this shot and can you blame him? Next time he has to go directly for the green!
370 yards. 💪😲
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 6, 2021
9) Euro Hole-in-One ⛳
There’s not much to say about this. Perfect from Sergio Garcia.
HOLE-IN-ONE TO WIN THE MATCH!!!
— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) March 26, 2021
10) Magical Messi ⚽
Will he still be at Barca next season? Will he even be playing his football in Europe? Who knows at this point. If not then this could be Lionel Messi’s last ever Champions League goal. We sincerely hope not. But what a goal it was…
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) March 15, 2021
11) Damn Dame! 🔥
Dame Lillard was on fire for the Trail Blazers in March. Here’s two of the best clips that sum up his performances. A clutch 3 pointer followed by an inspiring showing vs Pelicans.
DAME TIME ⌚️ pic.twitter.com/QmgOpn5hmI
— ESPN (@espn) March 4, 2021
— NBA (@NBA) March 17, 2021
11+1) NBA Bonus Round 🏀
There were simply too many worthy NBA clips in March, we kept revising the list, chopping it down, but here’s the ones that we simply couldn’t choose between so they all had to go in. If you made it this far then I’m sure you don’t mind…
KPJ built DIFFERENT! 😤 pic.twitter.com/lXq2iNClUQ
— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) March 13, 2021
Bam detonated on Sabonis 😳 pic.twitter.com/to5f4UlFav
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 21, 2021
— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) March 20, 2021
Ja Morant catches and finishes the oop with the left 🤯 pic.twitter.com/BFS3IfJqGX
— NBA (@NBA) March 23, 2021
John Wall bringin the 360 layup back 🔥 pic.twitter.com/BdczGnx1VC
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) March 23, 2021
So there you have it, my take on the best action from March. What did I miss, comment and let me know.
If you enjoyed this roundup then check out 11 Sports Highlights From February That You’ll Want to Watch Again and Again .