Fabulous "Feel Good" Sports Moments, Pt. 1

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Because I was so inspired by my "One Word Wednesday: Hope" post this morning that honored President Obama, I decided to do a sports version with my 20 favorite sports photos that symbolize the word Hope. Like everything else I try to take on, this endeavor took on a life of its own, and grew far bigger than I had originally planned.

Over the next five days I will be bringing you my newest “countdown.” It’s similar to my "Top Sports Moments / Top Commercials of 2008" series that I did a few weeks ago, except this time I’m not going to rank them.

I don’t feel like these moments can be judged or ranked because they are all so iconic. So symbolic. So powerful, inspirational, and meaningful that they can not be put in an order. Instead, the photos have each been placed in a one word category:

Hope. Believe. Inspire. Imagine. Dream.

Each day I will post a new category with pictures or moments I believe truly define those words. Feel free to email me if you have a photo you think needs to be in one of those lists!


How do you define Hope? How do you put a finger on how it feels? Yesterday marked a day of Hope for Americans, and for the world. Hope that a change is coming. Hope that anything can happen. Hope that if we work hard, one day our dreams will come true.

I picked today’s moments because they too, had the same effect. They gave Hope to millions of people all over the world in times when they needed it the most.

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