Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Top 10 Sports Events of the Year

1. New Orleans winning their first Super Bowl.
   Tracy Porter returned a Peyton Manning interception 75 yards for a touchdown in the 4th quarter to secure the Saints first Super Bowl win. Sean Peyton called a onside kick to begin the second half for the Saints and they recovered it and changed the momentum of the game in favor of the Saints. Saints won 31-17.

2. The "Decision"
   LeBron shot down Cleveland and decided to head to Miami to play with Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh. LeBron had played in Cleveland since 2003 when he was drafted as the number one overall pick. LeBron was born and raised in Akron, just outside of Cleveland, so it was like shooting down his own hometown. After that several people have started to hate LeBron and he has become one of the most hated people in sports. LeBron has played well while and Heat have hit their stride winning 15 out of their last 16 while Cleveland has started out terribly.

3. The World Cup
   The Play of the World Cup was when Landon Donovan kicked in the game winning goal in injury time vs Algeria and they moved onto the Round of 16. USA eventually lost to Ghana but that Donovan goal united a nation and changed the nation's interest in Soccer.
 Spain knocked off Netherlands in the World Cup final 1-0 thanks to a Andres Iniesta goal in extra time.

4. San Fransisco wins the the World Series
   The Giants won their first World Series since they moved to San Francisco. Buster Posey caught the game winning out and the Giants beat the Rangers in five games.

5. Alabama beat Texas in the BCS National Title Game.
   Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram led Alabama to their first national championship since 1992 and their 13th total.

6. The Winter Olympics
    Shaun White, Bode Miller, Lindsey Vonn, Canada's win over USA and Apolo Ohno were all the headline stories in the Olympics. USA also won the medal count for the first time since 1994.

7. The Lakers win back to back NBA championships
   The Lakers beat the Celtics in 7 games to win their 2nd straight championship and Kobe Bryant was named the MVP of the finals for the second straight year. Lamar Odom, Pau Gasol, Ron Artest, Derek Fisher, and Andrew Bynum all helped the Lakers to their 17th championship.

8. Duke wins their 4th Basketball title
  Kyle Singler, Jon Scheyer, the Plumlee's, Nolan Smith and Brian Zoubek all led Duke to their 4th title and 4th under Coach K. They survived Cinderella Butler 59-57. Gordon Hayward launched a half court and the buzzer than hit the rim and barely bounced off and ended an incredible run.

9. The Blackhawks beat the Flyers to win the Stanley Cup
  Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews led the Blackhawks won their first Stanley Cup since the 1960-1961 season.

10. John Isner beats Nicolas Mahut in the longest tennis game ever.
   John Isner outlasted Nicolas Mahut in the longest tennis match ever at Wimbledon. The match was played over three days, took 11 hours and five minutes and beat the previous one by almost 5 hours. Isner won the match 6-4, 3-6, 7-6, 6-7, 70-68.

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