Sports stories have dominated news headlines for decades, but the Internet has taken our demand for and access to these stories to unprecedented levels. The popularity of smart phones and social media sites allow stories to go viral so fast that they cause servers to crash.
The Internet is more than a conduit for spreading information. It is the very reason that some of the most memorable stories first attracted our attention.
Looking back over the past 25 years, here are 20 sports stories that garnered so much web traffic they temporarily shut down the Internet.