There are many games that were the best in the decade of the 2000's, and here is look back as the top ten games of the decade. From college basketball to professional sports to the Olympics, this decade was a historic decade that provided a lot of drama, and action for its audience to watch. It was truly an epic decade.
This game was one of the best. The Patriots were trying to become the first team to go undefeated in a season since the Miami Dolphins did it in 1972. However, Eli Manning, and the Giants had something to say about that. The fourth quarter was the best, and provided an amazing catch by David Tyree from Manning, after Manning somehow escaped a sack.
The Kansas Jayhawks came back and beat the Memphis Tigers in the 2008 NCAA Basketball Championship Game. Mario Chalmers hit a three-pointer with 2.1 seconds left in the game. after Chris Douglas-Roberts and Derrick Rose missed three out of four free throws in the last 16 seconds of the game. Kansas would later win the game in overtime.
Syracuse and Connecticut played a six overtime thriller that was really an epic game of 2009 and the decade. Syracuse won 127 to 117. This game lasted six overtimes, three hours, and 46 minutes. It started at 9:36 p.m. on March 12 and ended at 1:22 a.m. on March 13. Eric Devendorf of Syracuse thought he won the game with a buzzer beater as time expired in regulation, but it was not in time. Kemba Walker of Connecticut almost won the game with a half court shot as time expired after the second overtime, but he missed. Jonny Flynn of Syracuse was a warrior after that game. Flynn played 67 minutes, scored 34 points, and had 11 assists. This game was truly epic.
Super Bowl XLIII was a thriller, and came down to the final seconds of the game as Santonio Holmes caught a six yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger with 35 seconds left in the game. This game was back and forth, and earlier before Holmes caught that touchdown pass, Kurt Warner threw a touchdown pass to Larry Fitzgerald to go ahead of the Steelers. After that, it looked like the Cardinals were going to win the game, but Roethlisberger delivered and led the Steelers to their second Super Bowl victory of the decade.
Michael Phelps made history in the Olympics in Beijing in 2008 after getting eight gold medals to break Mark Spitz' previous record of seven gold medals. It was quite fun to watch the young swimmer, and historic performance set by the American swimmer.